Welcome to the National Bridge Organisation for Wales website
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: the East, the Mid, the North and the West. We have a CEO but there are no full-time officers of the Union and much of the work is done by elected officials for a token honorarium. The President is elected for a period of one year and this honour rotates around the areas in sequence.
All Welsh Bridge Union affiliated clubs welcome new members. Playing bridge improves concentration and helps memory retention which is an important part of the health and well being of all players but of particular benefit to the older age group. Playing bridge is a social event – particularly important to many widowed, elderly people and single people living alone.
Laws and Ethics Committee
The Laws and Ethics committee of the Welsh Bridge Union is the national authority for the game of duplicate contract bridge in Wales, when played under the auspices of the WBU. It has three principal functions: it is the final WBU appeal body for appeals arising under the laws of the game; it is the principal disciplinary body of the WBU, hearing complaints against members. Current members are Mike Amos, Alan Screen and Mike Tedd.
The Welsh Bridge Union selection committee is responsible for all aspects of Wales’s international representation. It determines the format of trial matches to assist in choosing teams for major international championships such as the European Championship competed for bi-annually and for the annual home international series involving England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Éire. The home internationals are known as the Camrose (Open) and the Lady Milne (Women). The current chairman is Paul Denning, other selectors are Gwynn Davis, Jean Hand, Tony Disley and Mike Amos.
Further information to be used on Club listings welcomed. Competition details with brochures happily published on the Events Calendar.
Explore the Welsh Bridge Union Web Pages
using the WBU Web Portal links below
Welsh Bridge Union Education & Club liaison
Welsh Bridge Union Selection Blog
Welsh Bridge Union Free Websites for WBU Clubs
Appointment of new Chief Executive
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Stephenson as the new CEO of the WBU. Based in the Wrexham area, Alan has a wealth of experience in Welsh and International bridge both as a player and Captain of our National teams. A passionate bridge player he will bring his considerable management experience and expertise to our organisation and the current management committee, council and President wish him every success.”
The Wales team of Tim Rees & Gary Jones, Adrian Thomas & Paul Denning and Richard Plackett & Paul Lamford with Alan Stephenson as NPC, finished third overall. They were placed second in the results of the final weekend matches but did not make up enough ground to achieve a second place overall.
Link to results Link