European Youth Team Championships
These championships were held in Tromso, Norway, on 18-25 July 2015. Wales was represented by Sarah Greener, Alice Smart, Jonathon Richards and Benjamin Barrett. It was a tough experience - Wales won the wooden spoon.
Welsh National League 2015-16
Entries are now invited for the second running of the Welsh National League.
The League will run over a similar format to last year with a Premier Division being run over the two weekends 17-18 October and 31 October-1 November. The Premier Division will continue as our main means of selecting our teams for the home international (Camrose) series. Next year, Wales (as hosts for the second weekend) will have a Wales and a WBU team in the Camrose. To reflect this, all qualified pairs from the winning team and also the team that finishes second will be guaranteed at least one Camrose weekend. There will also be a place available for the pair that performs best on cross IMP comparisons. All players that compete in the Premier Division will need to be eligible to represent Wales.
Divisions One and Two will continue on an area basis with teams arranging matches locally. Last year we had successful divisions run in the West and East areas. This year we hope to receive entries from the North and Mid Wales areas so that divisions may be formed to make this event country wide. Promotion and relegation is a normal part of the league including into and out of the Premier Division.
Entries for East Wales Divisions to Steve Webb firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other entries to Bob Alderdice - email@example.com
Closing date for entries - 14 August 2015
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 Northern Ireland and holding off the late challenge from England. WELL DONE!! Full results
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.
he EWBA/WWBA August Congress is at the Lysaght Institute Newport on 1-2 August 2015. GP Pairs Saturday & GP Teams Sunday. Brochure
The Welsh Foursomes are in Llandrindod Wells on August 29-30. Brochure
The WBU Autumn Simultaneous Pairs are in clubs on September 7-11. More information
The NWBA one-day Green Point Swiss Pairs is in Northop near Chester on 11 October. Brochure
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 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
2/8/15: Results of the EWBA/WWBA August Events
24/7/15: Entry forms available for 2015-6 Welsh and Cambria Cups. Enter by 15 September
16/7/15: Brochure now available for the Porthcawl congress on 27-29 November
15/7/15: New post (about Premier League) on Selectors' Blog
13/7/15: Results of the Mid Wales congress. Frequencies added 27/7/15
13/7/15: Brochure now available for the Llangollen Congress on 14-15 November
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
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.
NWBA one-day GP Swiss Pairs
The complementary site