Andrea Knox
Ceri Pierce
UK Tournaments:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
– £1.25.
Club Sessions.
See Website for Details

European Youth Teams (Online) – the EBL will be hosting an online championships for youth, starting in September. Details

Perry, Spickett, President’s Cup – the inter-area events, held in Carmarthen, were won by – Perry – North Photo, Spickett – East Photo, Presidents Cup – West Photo. An excellent event enjoyed by all. See Full Results

Roy Holmes – a member of Monty, has died aged 101. He was last at the club on 24th June, had a fall at home a few days later, and was taken to hospital where he said “I can’t stay here long, I’ve got Bridge on Monday. Sadly he didn’t make it.
Roy was an RAF veteran of WW2, flying Lancaster Bombers – a real character.

Junior Mini-Bridge – the WBU are hosting a one-day tuition session on August 14th from 10.30-2.30. It is intended for children and teenagers (8-16 years) accompanied by an adult (they can join-in or just watch), using mini-bridge. Sophie Cunningham – an expert teacher – will be running the event. See Poster for full details.

Learn Bridge for Free – Jack Stocken has created a series of nine Online Bridge Lessons, which are available to the WBU – Lessons. Jack is also planning a ‘Learners Competition’ in a few weeks time.
Also any prospective students wanting to further their interest in the game are encouraged to email Ceri – ceri@wbu.org – for further information.

Focus Groups – the WBU are continuing their Focus Group meetings, whereby members can express their views and recommendations as to what the WBU is doing. See the calendar for the forthcoming dates and associated Zoom links.

Seminars – the East Wales Bridge Association are running a free ‘Seminar Day’ on Sunday 21st July at Cardiff BC. There will be seminars (~3/4 hr. each), together with 6 ‘Tips’. The event is suitable for all standards – Club Player to Expert. All are welcome. For full details see Poster or contact Keith Edwards – keith.edwards@mac.com

Glyn Meredith – we have just been informed of the sudden death of Glyn Meredith. He moved to Wales in 2022, and became a popular and successful player on the South Wales circuit – his friendliness at the table was legendary. He was Chairman of Cardiff BC. Sarah Amos has written an Obituary.

Herbie Rowley – it is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Herbie Rowley. In addition to being a founder member of Cardigan Bridge Club, Herbie was a past President of the Welsh Bridge Union in 2013-14, and Chairman of the Mid-Wales Bridge Association. More details to follow.

Master Point Rankings – live Masterpoint Rankings are now available – click on the MasterPoints menu option or Live Ranking Lists

World Bridge Games – will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina 21st Oct to 3rd Nov 2024. Each WBF member NBO in good standing is invited to send one National team in each category (The Vanderbilt Open Teams, The Torlontano Women’s Teams, Seniors’ and Mixed Teams) to the Team Championships. Also each WBF member-NBO in good standing is invited to send any number of Pairs, in good standing, to the National Pairs Championships (Open, Women’s, Seniors’ and Mixed). Please contact ceri@wbu.org.uk to register your interest. Please note that all of these events will be 100% self-funded.

Gold Cup – the amended schedule for the 2025 Gold Cup – Britain’s premier teams event – has now been announced – see 2025 Gold Cup – Details

National Tournament Organiser – the WBU will now need a replacement for Simon Gottschalk as the National Tournament Organiser. Simon will not be standing for re-election at the forthcoming AGM. The incumbent will be expected to help shape the WBU and its National Events. If interested please contact ceri@wbu.org.uk
Simon will assist in the hand-over, and the WBU thank him for all his efforts over the past few years.

Subscriptions – the WBU would like to remind all members that WBU subsriptions are due from April 1st. The fees are: – £20 via an affiliated Club (incl Area Subscription); –  £25 Direct Membership; –  £1 Juniors (under 25). Please use the Online Renewal Form. Alternatively send directly to WBU Membership Secretary mpmsec@wbu.org.uk with payment via cheque or BACS .
New members can join by submitting a WBU Application Form (members who joined after Jan 1st will have their membership automatically renewed at no charge). Clubs can also submit a bulk membership renewal on behalf of their members – Bulk Renewals via Club.

WBU NewsLetter – The WBU have now re-launched a fresh edition of the Newsletter, expertly edited by Paul Lamford. This will be published three times per year, with the focus on people and bridge, and with news and photographs of recent winners. Paul will be most grateful for any contributions (wbunewsletter@gmail.com). The first edition can be viewed at Newsletter

Laws’ Revision – the WBF have recently issued an amendment to the 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge. The alterations are to Law 73 (Communication, Behaviour, Tempo, Deception) and Law 89 (Prohibited Behaviour, Reprehensible Conduct). These amendments come into effect from January 1st. The full revisions can be viewed at Law 73,89, Revisions. Should individual Directors wish to be added to the email list maintained by the WBF and receive information about matters concerning the Laws of Duplicate Bridge please email anna.gudge@worldbridgefed.com to request inclusion for the future.



The Welsh Bridge Union (WBU) is a membership-funded organisation committed to promoting the game of duplicate bridge. It is also the National Bridge Organisation for Wales recognised by, and affiliated to the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League.

For administrative purposes, the WBU is split into four geographical areas.

EWBAWelsh Feathers MWBA Welsh Feathers NWBA Welsh FeathersWWBA
Welsh Bridge Union Area Association Websites

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