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 Competition Journal 2014-15, which may be read online here.

Detailed rules and arrangements for individual competitions can also be found in the Journal.

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.

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 started 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

15 September 2015

2014-15

Cambria Cup

 

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

Full draw for the Cambria Cup 2014-15

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

To Jean Hand (NTO)

Entry forms

15 September 2015
Perry Shield Inter-area open teams of 4 to 6. Three sessions, each of three 10-board matches against the other areas. 6-7 June 2015

Cardiff

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

2014 event cancelled due to lack of support

   

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 in the meal break on Sunday

25-26 April 2015
Saturday 1pm start, Sunday 11am start

Llanidloes Community Centre To enter, teams should Email Jean Hand by 18th April  
National Club Teams of Eight Teams of 8-12 representing affiliated clubs (allowed two teams when 70+ WBU members). Qualifying through area heats.

Sunday 21 June 2015

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.

Final is on 14-15 March 2015
Saturday 1pm start, Sunday 11am start

Final:
Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wales
   

2015 Qualifier

2015 Final

Ladies' Pairs

Both-female pairs. Match-point pairs scoring.

 

 

 

 

2010
Not held since

Mixed Pairs Qualifying by area events Match-point pairs scoring.

Final on 14 June 2015

12 noon start

Crossgates Community Centre    

2015

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 held since 2011 .

 

 

 

2011
not held in 2012

Portland Pairs Mixed pairs held at several venues in England and Wales, MP pairs scored over the whole field. 22 March 2015 Colwyn Bay To Sheila Shea
01248 370118
sheila.shea@talktalk.net
 

2015

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

 

7-11 September 2015 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

 

2-6 March 2015

Clubs

Clubs wishing to take part email Anna at Ecats

See here for more details.

 

2015

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. 19-20 September 2015 East Wales Any pair of suitable standing wishing to be considered should contact Patrick Jourdain by 31st July  

2013

not held in 2014

Celtic Sims A Green Pointed Sim Pairs open to ALL clubs, to raise money for the International teams of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

20-24 April 2015

organised by WBU and Ecats

Clubs

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Winter 2012
April 2013
Winter 2013
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Spring 2015