Competitions

The general rules and regulations for all WBU Competitions, the entry fees and how to contact people who can help with rulings and appeals can be found in the WBU YearBook 2013-14, which may be read online here. (It has been edited by Laura Woodruff, and renamed the WBU YearBook to recognise the great improvments she has made.)

Detailed rules and arrangements for individual competitions can also be found in the YearBook. General advice on accommodation, as well as specific information for some of our venues, can be found here.

Entries for many events, as indicated, should be made to the National Tournament Organiser (NTO), Jean Hand. Other entry, selection or invitation arrangements are explained in the table.

The Graded Masters was the first of several events to be held in 2010 at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. At this excellent venue we can eat (not too late - 8pm) and start again at 10.30 on Sunday playing a reasonable number of boards to finish about 4pm. Attractive rates for accommodation at the Metropole have been arranged.

Old results

I (Mike Tedd) have been trying to put together everything I can about the past winners of WBU competitions. Most of this data comes from the annual WBU Journal, and I am indebted to my late mother-in-law, Mrs Margaret Davies of Aberystwyth, who was able to lend me a full set of Journals from 1969 on. Roy Griffin kindly added data from the 1960s.

You can see a large table of all this data in PDF form here. I would greatly appreciate it if you could point out all the inevitable errors, and fill in the gaps. Results earlier than 1960 would be particularly valuable! See the Contacts page for my address etc.

WBU Teams Leagues

In the 2014-15 season the WBU is starting a new set of league competitions, with a Premier Division instead of trials, as well as Area Leagues.

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Teams competitions

Competition
Format
Timing
Venue
Entries
Official closing date
Results

Welsh Cup

 

IMP scoring, teams of 4 to 6 players. First round groups so that most teams play at least two matches, then knockout matches; early rounds drawn to reduce travelling.

Times and venues of matches to be arranged by the teams.

To Jean Hand (NTO)

Entry forms

1 October 2013

Cambria Cup

 

AGGREGATE scoring, mixed teams of 4 to 6. Each player must play with at least three others in each match. Knockout throughout

Times and venues of knockout matches to be arranged by the teams.

To Jean Hand (NTO)

Entry forms

1 October 2013
Perry Shield Inter-area open teams of 4 to 6. Three sessions, each of three 10-board matches against the other areas. 7-8 June 2014

Newtown FC,
Mid-Wales

More information

Teams selected by each area  
Spickett Bowl As Perry, for ladies' teams.  
WBU President's Cup For teams of club players  
Ladies' Welsh Cup

All-female teams of 4 to 6 players

   

To NTO

 
Webber Cup and Philip Angel Cup

Open teams of 4 to 6 players.
This is now direct entry.
Cost per team £100 to include tea/coffee each day & sandwiches on Sunday.
Poster

26-27 April 2014
Saturday 1pm start, Sunday 11am start

Llanidloes Community Centre To enter, teams should Email Jean Hand or telephone her at 01244 830246 or book online here

 

National Club Teams of Eight Teams of 8-12 representing affiliated clubs (allowed two teams when 70+ WBU members). Qualifying through area heats.

Sunday 15 June 2014

Start 11.30am

Llanidloes Community Centre Heat organisers to inform NTO of entries by 1 May  


Pairs competitions

Competition
Format
Timing
Venue
Entries
Official closing date
Results
National Open Pairs Heats held in areas, as a Sim scored over the whole field. Final of 28 pairs, all-play-all over 3 sessions. Match-point pairs scoring.

Qualifier on 19 January 2014

Final is on 15-16 March 2014
Saturday 1pm start, Sunday 11am start

Final:
Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wales
   

2014 Qualifier

2014 Final

Ladies' Pairs

Both-female pairs. Match-point pairs scoring.

 

 

 

 

2010
Not held since

Mixed Pairs Qualifying by area events scored over whole field. Final of 22-24 pairs, all-play-all over 3 sessions. Match-point pairs scoring.

Final on 22-23 February 2014
Saturday 1pm start, Sunday 11am start

Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wales    

2013-4 Qualifier

2014 Final

Graded Masters Pairs Multiple sections, typically 14 pairs, section 1 being the pairs with the highest combined green point holdings, and so on. Three or four sessions all-play-all. Match-point pairs scoring. Start 1pm Saturday, 10.30 Sunday. Not to be held in 2012 .

 

 

 

2011
not held in 2012

Veterans' Pairs Pairs with both players born before 1st January 1952. Match-point pairs scoring.

Will not be held in 2012

 

 

  2008
not held since
Portland Pairs Mixed pairs held at several venues in England and Wales, MP pairs scored over the whole field. 23 March 2014 Colwyn Bay To Sheila Shea
01248 370118
sheila.shea@talktalk.net
 

2014

Autumn Simultaneous Pairs

Simultaneous pairs, held in clubs, scored across the field. Different hands each day. Organised by Ecats.

Profits from this event are shared with the Wales Air Ambulance

 

1-5 September 2014 Clubs

Clubs wishing to take part email Anna at Ecats

See here for more details.

 

2014

St David's Day Simultaneous Pairs

Simultaneous pairs, held in clubs, scored across the field. Different hands each day. Organised by Ecats

 

24-28 February 2014

Clubs

Clubs wishing to take part email Anna at Ecats

See here for more details.

 

2014

Invitation Pairs Three session all-play-all pairs using Butler scoring. All pairs are invited, and of international standing, with around half of the pairs from other countries. September 2014 St Mellons, Cardiff Any pair of suitable standing wishing to be considered should contact Patrick Jourdain by 31st July   2013
Celtic Sims A Green Pointed Sim Pairs open to ALL clubs, to raise money for the International teams of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

28 April to 2 May 2014

Clubs

More information

 

December 2012
April 2013
December 2013
Spring 2014