WBU Competition Journal 2014-5 Now Online
Welsh and Cambria Cup Entries Due

The Competition Journal has just reached your webmaster and can now be read online here. It contains the rules for WBU competitions in 2014-15 (both the general rules and those specific to each event) and other information about the events.

Entries for the Welsh and Cambria Cups are now due. They should reach the NTO, Jean Hand, by 10th October 2014 (deadline extended). Entry forms


Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship

The team: Gary Jones, Tim Rees, John Salisbury, Patrick Jourdain, Mike Tedd & Tony Ratcliff

Wales won the Gold Medals at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship held in Glasgow in September 2014. The national teams of 17 Commonwealth countries competed in the event which was first held alongside the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Following 4 days of round-robin matches to reach the knockout phases, Wales beat Canada (gold medallists in Manchester 2002) and then India (gold medallists in Melbourne 2006). England and India took the silver and bronze medals.

Wales had two teams selected after trials. The Wales 2 team of Patrick Shields & Paul Denning, Julian Pottage & Richard Plackett only just missed out on the knockout phases. Results etc on the Championship website. Patrick Shields's reports

International Training Weekend

The 2014 international training weekend will take place at two venues (Colwyn Bay and Newport) on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October 2014. Anyone seeking to represent Wales in the future (Open, Ladies, Senior or Junior) should attend. Other WBU members who judge themselves as likely to benefit from training at this level are also welcome to attend. More information

Ladies Welsh Cup Cancelled

This was due to be held on Sunday 28th September but has been cancelled due to lack of support

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. See here for more information, and forms.


The first WBU Overseas Holiday Congress was due to be held in Portugal on 9th-16th October 2014. Unfortunately this has now been cancelled due to lack of support.

The North Wales Green Point Swiss Pairs is on 12 October at Northop near Chester. Brochure

The Llangollen Congress is on 15-16 November. Brochure. Website

The Porthcawl Congress is on 28-30 November. Brochure

What's New

26/9/14: Competition Journal 2014-15 now online

26/9/14: Brochure now available for the East Wales Congress at the Lysaght Institute in Newport on 14-15 February 2015. (slight revision 28/9)

25/9/14: The Aberystwyth club have now decided that the successful 2014 Aberystwyth congress will be the last. A donation of about £1400 will be made to the local MacMillan Nurses who have supported a number of club members.

25/9/14: Ladies Welsh Cup cancelled

22/9/14: Invitation and information about the international training weekend

21/9/14: Full results of the Premier Division 1st Weekend {one linup corrected 23/9}

19/9/14: WBU/CBAI Overseas Congress cancelled

5/9/14: Results of the WBU Autumn Sim Pairs

1/9/14: More information about the new WBU Teams Leagues

1/9/14: Results of the Welsh Foursomes (MPs & X-Imps added 5/9/14)

18/8/14: Results of the Aberystwyth Congress

11/8/14: More information about the Premier Division of the new teams leagues

8/8/14: Teams for Commonwealth Nations Bridge announced.

5/8/14: Minutes now available for the Management Committee meetings on 17/4/14 and 3/7/14

5/8/14: Results of the WWBA and EWBA August GP events

22/7/14: Brochure now available for the Porthcawl Congress on 28-30 November (slight revision 23/7)

22/7/14: Ruling by Laws & Ethics committee

21/7/14: Results of the Trial for the Commonwealth Nations bridge

14/7/14: Results of the Mid-Wales Congress

8/7/14: Results of the North Wales Swiss Pairs

22/6/14: Brochure now available for the Llangollen Congress 15-16 November 2014. Website

20/6/14: The European Championships are about to start

20/6/14: Keith Butler is now Liaison and Education Officer. His introduction

20/6/14: Revised regulations for Commonwealth trial posted

16/6/14: Results of the Club Teams of 8

11/6/14: For World Bridge Series in China on 10-25 October 2014 see www.2014wbsc.com

Previous updates

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NWBA GP Swiss Pairs
12 October at
Northop near Chester. Brochure

Llangollen Congress
Bryn Howel Hotel
15-16 November.
. Website

Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel
28-30 November.

East Wales Congress
Lysaght Institute
14-15 February 2015.


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



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


















Recent Results

Premier Division 1st Weekend

WBU Autumn Sim Pairs

Welsh Foursomes (MPs & X-Imps added 5/9/14)

Aberystwyth Congress

August GP events

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