Open Trials 2013
Entries are invited for the 2013 pre-trial and open trial. Closing date 21 June. More information
The AGM was held at the Nova Centre in Prestatyn on 9 June 2013. Agenda and papers.
Our new President, Herbie Rowley, receiving the chain of office from Paddy Murphy. Read the new President's address
Welsh and Cambria Cups 2012-13
Congratulations to Filip Kurbalija, Diane Kurbalija, Paul Denning and Patrick Shields who beat Jean Hand's team on 11th June to win this year's Cambria Cup. Cambria Cup draw
The final of the Welsh Cup will be between the Kurbalija and Tedd teams on Sunday July 7th. Welsh Cup draw.
The Celtic Congress with associated Wales-Ireland matches is in Fishguard on 14-16 June. Brochure
The final of the inter-club Teams of Eight is in Llanidloes on Sunday June 23rd (not 16th as in the Journal)
The WBU Swiss Pairs is in Llandudno on 6-7 July. Brochure
The Mid Wales Congress is in Llandrindod Wells on 13-14 July. Brochure
The WBU/EWBA August Green Point Events are on 3-4 August 2013 in Newport. Brochure
Insurance cover for Club Officers
The Welsh Bridge Union has extended its Officers Liability Insurance to cover post holders at all affiliated Clubs. This added benefit is automatic and the cost is borne by the WBU. Further details
The latest edition of our Newsletter is on its way to our clubs. Read it online here. And read our NTO's report which nearly reached the Newsletter. Note that the cost and telephone numbers for the Mid-Wales congress are wrong in the Newsletter - see brochure for correct information.
A recurring theme from the members' survey in 2011 was concern that enjoyment of the game can be compromised by the poor behaviour of a minority of players. The WBU Management Committee has adopted this policy:
We will promote a playing environment which, by improving attitudes and behaviour at bridge, promotes enjoyment of the game by players of all standards.
and published a guide and summary which are being sent to each club. More information and online copies
WBU Calendar for 2013-14
The Teltscher Trophy (home seniors internationals) was in Cardiff on 17-19 May 2013. Six teams played, including many world and European champions. The Welsh team was Liz Atkinson & Chris Rochelle, Geoff Evans & Philip Felman, Patrick Jourdain & Gary Jones with John Salisbury as NPC. After 7 of the 10 matches Wales were lying second, but then it was steeply downhill. Scotland overtook Northern Ireland right at the end to take the trophy. The event website. Results. Trial results.
The Lady Milne Trial details. Arrangements, Results. The Welsh team of Aida Aris & Linda Greenland, Diane Kurbalija & Liz Commins and Sue Ingham & Laura Woodruff, with NPC Paul Denning, came 5th, ahead of Northern Ireland. More information
The 2013 Camrose Trophy was in Ireland (N then S). The Welsh team of Peter Goodman & Mike Pownall, Filip Kurbalija & Patrick Shields, Gary Jones & Tim Rees and NPC Alan Stephenson finished 4th, ahead of Scotland and the CBAI team, but behind England Ireland and Northern Ireland. 1st weekend information, scores etc. Read Patrick Shields's report on the 1st weekend. 2nd weekend scores etc. Read Patrick Shields's report on the 2nd weekend. Trial details. Results.
The Open and Ladies teams to represent Wales in the match against Ireland at the 2013 Celtic Congress on the weekend commencing 14 June 2013 are:
Open: Mike Close & Laura Woodruff, Filip Kurbalija & Patrick Shields
Ladies: Irene Thomas & Jenny Vaughan, Val Kennewell & Margaret Lane
18/6/13: Minutes of Management Committee for November & December 2012, March & April 2013 now online
17/6/13: Draft Minutes of the AGM on 9/6/13 now online
17/6/13: Minutes of the Council meeting on 9/6/13 now online
11/6/13: Webber Cup master points added
10/6/13: Results of the Perry, Spickett & President's Cup
6/6/13: Brochure now available for the Porthcawl Congress on 15-17 November 2013
27/5/13: Results of the Seniors Congress & Open Swiss Pairs
15/5/13: Teams announced for Wales-Ireland matches
15/5/13: Insurance cover for club officers
15/5/13: NTO's report
3/5/13: Results of the Webber Cup. More information added 10/5/13
30/4/13: Newsletter 93 now online
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