Camrose First Weekend - Well Done Wales!

The first matches in this year's Camrose Trophy, the home internationals, were on 9-11 January. We won all 5 matches, and narrowly lead the table, with the second weekend in March to come. More information with reports (more to come). Detailed results etc at The selectors have announced an unchanged team for March.

Wales hosts the Junior Camrose in 2015

Wales is hosting the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer events on 20-22 February 2015 at the Seabank Hotel at Porthcawl. More information. Volunteers are needed for BBO operators and for Vugraph commentators

Gold Cup 2014 Completes

Alexander Allfrey, David Bakhshi, Tony Forrester, David Gold and Andrew Robson have won this year's Gold Cup, Britain's major knockout event. The semi-finals and final were held 13-14 December. After a narrow semi-final win beating Mason by just 6 Imps, and then lagging by 25 at half-time in the final, the Allfrey team beat Andrew McIntosh, Phil King, Stefan Skorchev and Cameron Small by 37 Imps. The Welsh involvement ended in the round of 16.

DRAFT Calendar for 2015-16

A draft of the WBU calendar for the period August 2015 to July 2016 is now online here. Please contact Jean Hand ( and Mike Tedd ( if you know of any problems or omissions.

WBU Competition Journal 2014-5 Online

The Competition Journal can 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.


The draw has now been made for the first round of the Welsh Cup 2014-15 (small error corrected 3/11/14). The full draw for the Cambria Cup is now available.

The qualifier for the National Open Pairs is held in areas on 18 January 2015

The Lady Milne trials are on 24-25 January in Mid Wales

The area qualifiers for the National Club Teams of Eight are on 1st February. Remember that smaller clubs can come together to form teams

The Seniors trials are on 7-8 February in Mid Wales

The East Wales Congress is at the Lysaght Institute in Newport on 14-15 February. Brochure

The St David's Day Sims are on 2-6 March. See Ecats

The Cowbridge Rotary Charity Swiss Pairs is on 8 March. Brochure

The final of the National Open Pairs is on 14-15 March

The Portland Pairs is at various venues in the UK on 22 March. The Welsh venue is Colwyn Bay. More information

The North Wales Spring Congress is at the Ramada Palace Wrexham on 28-29 March.

International Bridge

Training events were held on 18-19 October 2014 (More information. Training materials) and on 13 December (for Camrose players)

Wales won the Gold Medals at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship held in Glasgow in September 2014. More, with pictures

Arrangements for the Seniors Trials on 7-8 February 2015 have been announced

Applications (by 12 December) are invited from Women's Pairs wishing to enter the WBU trial for this year's Lady Milne team. The trial is to be held in the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on 24/25 January. Details on the selectors web page

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. Results from the West (up to 28 November)

What's New

16/1/15: More about the Camrose, with some reports (more added 18/1, still a bit to come)

15/1/15: New post on the Selectors' Blog

14/1/15: New post on the Selectors' Blog

3/1/15: More of the materials used at the WBU training days now available

22/12/14: New post on Selectors' Blog

15/12/14: Results of the Celtic Sims Winter 2014

10/12/14: Brochure now available for the Celtic Congress in Fishguard 29-31 May 2015

4/12/14: Updated results from the West leagues

1/12/14: Results of the Porthcawl Congress

28/11/14: New post in Selectors' Blog, about Selection Criteria

18/11/14: Some results from the West leagues

17/11/14: Results of the Llangollen Congress

14/11/14: more materials from the training weekend

4/11/14: Full draw for the Cambria Cup now available

3/11/14: Michael Bryne material for the training weekend online (logon needed)

31/10/14: Draw now available for the first round of the Welsh Cup 2014-15 (small error corrected 3/11/14)

20/10/14: New posting on Selectors' Blog about trials for women & seniors

18/10/14: More photos etc about Wales winning the Gold Medals at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship

18/10/14: Arrangements for the Seniors Trials on 7-8 February 2015

13/10/14: Results of the NWBA Swiss Pairs

9/10/14: New posting on Selectors' Blog

8/10/14: Team for the first Camrose weekend in January 2014 announced

6/10/14: Premier division now complete. Results- revised 8/10. (A successful appeal has changed the score on a board, with the effect that the Evans team has moved up to 4th overall.)

Previous updates

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East Wales Congress
Lysaght Institute
14-15 February 2015.

North Wales Spring Congress
Ramada Plaza
29-30 March 2015.



Selectors' Blog
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New posts 15/1/15



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