Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Bridge Union was held on Sunday 7th June 2015 at The Whitchurch Rugby Club, Cardiff starting at 11.00 a.m. Papers

Herbie, our outgoing President, handing over to our new President, Gareth Jones from the West

** Wales Win the Lady Milne **

This year's womens' home internationals, the Lady Milne, was in Birmingham. The Welsh team for the event was Aida Aris & Sue Ingham, Gilly Clench & Maggie Pierce, and Liz Commins & Diane Kurbalija, with NPC Linda Greenland. The Welsh team lay third after the penultimate match, then beat the leaders, Scotland, also overtaking Northen Ireland and holding off the late challenge from England. WELL DONE!! Full results

The Gold Cup

The Gold Cup, organised by Bridge Great Britain, will have a new schedule for 2016. This is the most prestigious knockout event in the UK, and it would be good to see more Welsh teams taking part.

The closing date for entries to BGB has been extended to Monday 15th June 2015. The first round of matches should be completed by the end of September 2015, with the Finals being played in August in the following year.

The Silver Plate won't be affected, and will start in either December 2015 or January 2016. For more information visit the Bridge Great Britain website

Welsh Events

The final of the Welsh Cup 2014-15 between Simon Edwards's team and Mike Tedd's team on Tuesday 26th May was won by Mike Tedd, John Salisbury, David McAndrew & Patrick Jourdain.

The final of the Cambria Cup will be between the teams led by Roger Penton and Filip Kurbalija. Full draw and results.

The WBU/NWBA Swiss Pairs is at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on 4-5 July. Brochure

The Mid-Wales Congress is at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on 11-12 July. Brochure

The EWBA/WWBA August Congress is at the Lysaght Institute Newport on 1-2 August 2015. GP Pairs Saturday & GP Teams Sunday. Brochure

International Bridge

The WBU trial for our Lady Milne team was on 24-25 January. Arrangements on the selectors web page. Results.

Wales hosted the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer events on 20-22 February 2015 at the Seabank Hotel at Porthcawl. Our two teams acquitted themselves well. Report with photos

This year's Camrose home internationals had a sad ending. Wales led the table after the first weekend and were still 12 VPs ahead going into the very last match against Scotland. Sadly we lost that match 4-16 and so came second overall. Report with photos here

The 2015 Teltscher Trophy was in Ireland. We beat England (twice), Northern Ireland (twice) and Scotland (once). Starting the last match against Ireland, the leaders, a big Welsh win could have secured the trophy, but Ireland played too well and Wales finished 4th, just behind England. Results etc. Read Patrick Shields's report

WBU Teams Leagues

In the 2014-15 season the WBU has started a new set of league competitions, with a Premier Division instead of trials, as well as Area Leagues. See here for more information, and forms. Premier League Results. Final results from the West

Congratulations to Royal Bulawayo (Birt, Evans, Felman, Best & Maddox) on winning Division 1 of the East Wales Bridge League. The 2nd division was won by Bridgend and Div 3 by debutants “Karapet & Co” from Penarth. Results. If you wish to enter a team next year please contact the League Organiser Steve Webb Webbbirch@ntlworld.com    

What's New

7/7/15: Results of the WBU/NWBA Swiss Pairs

3/7/15: Paper explaining benefits of membership now referenced from Membership page

1/7/15: Minutes of the Council meeting on 24 March 2015

22/6/15: Results of the Club Teams of Eight Final

15/6/15: Results of the Mixed Pairs Final

8/6/15: New post on Selectors Blog

8/6/15: All AGM papers up

8/6/15: Results of the Perry, Spickett and President's Cup

8/6/15: Results of the Celtic Congress in Fishguard

Previous updates

Contact Me!
Mike Tedd has looked after this WBU web site since 2006. In August 2015, I will be
passing on the responsibility. Neville plans to merge the two sites.

I intend to spend more time on the history of the WBU, though, and would very much appreciate any contributions that you can send me. I have annual journals going back to 1968-9; do you have older ones? I know very little about bridge in Wales in the 1930s and would like to know more. Tidying up records of past competitions is also on my agenda.






Mid-Wales Congress
Metropole Hotel
Llandrindod Wells
11-12 July 2015
Brochure


EWBA/WWBA August Congress
Lysaght Institute Newport
1-2 August 2015
Brochure

 

 

 


Selectors' Blog
The WBU selectors have set up a blog edited by Gwynn Davis, where they will post regular reports on their decisions and plans.
Read it here
New post 8/6/15

 

 

Development Officer
The WBU would like to appoint a Development Officer. Further Information


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Results

WBU/NWBA Swiss Pairs

Club Teams of Eight Final

Mixed Pairs Final

Perry, Spickett and President's Cup

Celtic Congress

Welsh Cup Final


More information

The complementary site
welshbridgeunion
.org

has membership and master points data, news items, and other useful things. Results may sometimes appear more quickly here (if Mike Tedd is away, or results are slow to reach him).



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