The Senior Camrose for the Teltscher Trophy
This home international event is in Cardiff on 17-19 May 2013 at the Village hotel in Coryton. Six teams will be playing, including many world and European champions. The Welsh team is Liz Atkinson & Chris Rochelle, Geoff Evans & Philip Felman, Patrick Jourdain & Gary Jones, with reserves David Birt and Mike Best and NPC John Salisbury. Spectators are welcome at the venue or you can watch on BBO. More information and results as the event proceeds. (Results can be accessed directly here.)
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
Tournament Director Courses
Following our successful programme of Part 1 Courses the WBU expects to hold more advanced TD Courses in May and June 2013. Venues and dates will be according to demand. If you are interested, apply for a provisional place now. More details
The first such course is on 18th May at Sixwells, Cowbridge. It is for those who have taken our introductory course, or who fancy a refresher course if already qualified, and will cover 'Judgement Rulings'. Contact Neville if you are interested.
The Welsh Seniors Congress & 1-day GP Open Pairs are in Newport on 25-27 May 2013. Brochure
The inter-area teams events (the Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President's Cup) are in Prestatyn on June 8-9. The WBU's AGM is there on Sunday 9 June
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
Welsh and Cambria Cups 2012-13
WBU Calendar for 2013-14
The Seniors Camrose for the Teltscher Trophy is in Cardiff on May 17-19. 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: Liz Commins & Diane Kurbalija, Val Kennewell & Margaret Lane
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
27/4/13: Masterpoints added to results of the North Wales Spring Congress
25/4/13: Guide on Bridge Behaviour issued
24/4/13: Results of the Celtic Sims
22/4/13: Brochure for the WBU/EWBA August Green Point Events 3-4 August 2013.
17/4/13: TD course announced (see above)
17/4/13: Results of the British Simultaneous Pairs
8/4/13: Some changes posted in the draft 2013/14 calendar
8/4/13: Results of the North Wales Spring Congress
3/4/13: Minutes of Management Committee 5/2/13 available
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