Teltscher Trophy - Seniors Camrose

Last weekend 15-17 May saw the Teltscher Trophy (Seniors home internationals) event in Gormanstown Ireland. The Welsh team was Tony Disley & Roger Penton, Patrick Jourdain & Patrick Shields, Mike Tedd & John Salisbury with Ann Hirst as NPC.

With two matches against each other country we beat England (twice), Northern Ireland (twice) and Scotland (once). Starting the last match against Ireland, the leaders, it was all pretty close and a big Welsh win would have secured the trophy, but it was not to be - Ireland played too well - and Wales finished 4th, just behind England. Results etc

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Bridge Union will be held on Sunday 7th June 2015 at The Whitchurch Rugby Club, Cardiff starting at 11.00 a.m. (Agenda revised 13/5). Motion proposed. 2014 minutes

** 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

FIRM Calendar for 2015-16

The WBU calendar for the period August 2015 to July 2016 is now firm and can be viewed online here. Changes will only happen if there is very strong reason. Please contact Jean Hand ( and Mike Tedd ( if you know of any problems or omissions.

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 is Monday 1st June 2015 and should be made to BGB as usual. 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 is between Simon Edwards's team and Mike Tedd's team. The full draw for the Cambria Cup is available.

The WBU Seniors Congress, with Open Swiss Pairs on the Monday, is at a new venue in North Wales: the Bryn Howel hotel in Llangollen on 23-25 May 2015. Website Brochure

The inter-area teams, the Perry, Spickett and President's Cup are in Whitchurch, Cardiff on 6-7 June. The WBU AGM is held there on the Sunday, 7 June

The Mixed Pairs final is at Crossgates Community Centre on 14 June starting at 12 noon. Note change of venue

The Teams of Eight final is at Llanidloes Community Centre in Mid-Wales on 21 June

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. The Welsh team for the event, in Birmingham on 17-19 April: Aida Aris & Sue Ingham, Gilly Clench & Maggie Pierce, and Liz Commins & Diane Kurbalija, with NPC Linda Greenland and reserve pair: Mary Lee & Joan Marray

The Seniors Trials were on 7-8 February 2015. Arrangements. Results. The selectors have announced the team for the Teltscher Trophy event on 15-17 May in Gormanstown Ireland: Tony Disley & Roger Penton, Patrick Jourdain & Patrick Shields, Mike Tedd (playing captain) & John Salisbury, with reserves: Beth & Barry Wennell

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

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    

What's New

27/4/15: Results of the Webber Cup

27/4/15: Results of the East Wales Bridge League

27/4/15: Results of the 2014 Spring Celtic Sims

7/4/15: Patrick Shields's reports on all 5 matches now on Camrose 2015 page

1/4/15: WBU Teams Leagues - final results from the West

30/3/13: Firm calendar for 2015-16 now posted

30/3/15: Results of the North Wales Spring Congress

30/3/15: Results of the Portland Pairs

25/3/15: Draw now made for the semifinal of the Welsh Cup

23/3/15: Patrick Shields's reports on matches 1 & 2 added to Camrose 2015 page. Match 3 added 30/3/15

15/3/15: Results of the National Open Pairs Final. Picture added 16/3

12/3/15: Report with photos for the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer events

12/3/15: Report with photos for the 2015 Camrose weekends

12/3/15: Results of the Cowbridge Rotary event. Book of hands added 13/3

10/3/15: Results of the St David's Day Sims

4/3/15: Minutes now online for Management Committee meeting 6 January 2015

4/3/15: Minutes now online for Management Committee meeting 18 November 2014

4/3/15: Brochure now available for Welsh Foursomes in Llandrindod Wells 29-30 August. Website

4/3/15: Brochure now available for NWBA Swiss Pairs in Llandudno 4-5 July

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The Mixed Pairs final on 14 June
is now at Crossgates Community Centre

WBU Seniors Congress with Open Swiss Pairs
Bryn Howel hotel
23-25 May 2015

Celtic Congress with Wales Ireland matches
Fishguard Bay Hotel
29-31 May 2015

WBU Swiss Pairs
Venue Cymru
4-5 July 2015

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

EWBA/WWBA August Congress
Lysaght Institute Newport
1-2 August 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
New post 13/2/15



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National Open Pairs Final

Cowbridge Rotary event

St David's Day Sims

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