|WOMEN’S BRIDGE (BBO)
Mon. 2nd August 2021 – 6.45 pm.
WBU WOMEN’S BRIDGE
Results Submission – The WBU have now introduced a Form for non-BridgeWebs results submission. Captains of Welsh, Cambria, and Online League are encouraged to use the form, which can be found at ‘Events->Welsh Cup/Cambria Cup’ (and via the side panel), or ‘Online Bridge->Online League’, or ‘Results->Submission Form’.
Other relevant event organisers who wish to use the form please contact WBU Webmaster
World Bridge Federation – The WBF has now published the address made by their President – Gianarrio Rona – at the BAMSA Conference, in which he states that Bridge is a Hobby, a Sport, and a Culture, with these three aspects identifying it as the world’s most popular card game. Well worth reading – WBF Presidential Address
Northern Ireland Bridge – The NIBU is running the Ciara Burns Gala Pairs on Sunday 1st August. This event may appeal to less experienced players – those with less than 200 master points. 24 boards in total – see Ciara Burns Gala Pairs for more details.
Director Training – Some clubs are now planning a return to FtoF bridge during the autumn, and one of many concerns is the lack of well-trained Directors (personnel no longer available, or changed etc.). The WBU now intends to restart Director training at various levels. Three 2-day Basic Courses are provisionally scheduled, in South, Mid, and North Wales – the Course is intended to train Directors to Area standard. Also a 1-day Advanced Course is planned, probably to be held in South Wales (depending on attendees), (a further Course may be held in Mid or North Wales if there is a demand – please advise) – with experience, this Course should enable Directors to run National events. Interested clubs or individuals are requested to contact the Course Presenter (Tony Haworth), prior to finalising arrangements. See Course Details.
Women’s Bridge – After a successful launch of the ‘Women’s Bridge’ series, the next event will take place on BBO on Monday August 2nd August at 6.45pm. (note earlier start and change of platform). The format will be x-imp pairs (i.e. pairs playing a teams game). For further details see Women’s Bridge. You will shortly be sent joining instructions, and a link to the Zoom ‘Chat’ following the event.
Gold Cup – It’s time to enter Great Britain’s Premier teams event – the Gold Cup. The inital rounds will be online (non-regionalised), but the following rounds will be FtoF – government restrictions permitting (or online if both teams prefer). Entries must be submitted before September 30th See Details.
Subscriptions – WBU subscriptions for 2021-2022 were due from April 1st. However a ‘grace’ period has been given until the end of June. Members who have not renewed are reminded that as from July, they will not be permitted to participate in WBU National and Area events (and some other Union’s events requiring membership of an associated NBO). To renew your membership (£10 + Area subscription), members can use the online Renewal Form. New members should use the Membership Application Form
Bridge – Post Covid – As we start to think about our first tentative steps in returning to FtoF Bridge, the WBU have issued a number of guidelines, for both Clubs and the National body. These include recommended resources for Clubs, and Government guidelines. It is important that players and administrators view these at Restart Post Covid
Realbridge – All the latest news from RealBridge. “Why Realbridge?” “Where Can I Play?” “How Do I……?” (for players, clubs, administrators, directors). An up-to-date comprehensive guide – RealBridge
WBU Newsletter – The April issue of the WBU Newsletter is now available (or read via Flip-Book). It is also being distributed via WBU MailChimp to registered members and Club Officials. Laura Woodruff is the editor for the Newsletter and would appreciate any items of interest for the August edition – please submit articles to Laura by the end of July.
KEEP BRIDGE ALIVE
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 & the European Bridge League.
For administrative purposes, the WBU is split into four geographical areas.