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

Teams-Of-Eight – Congratulations to Penarth Bridge Club (Red) on winning this year’s Club Team-Of-Eight Championship. See Photo and Full Results

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

Women’s Online European Transnational Teams – Congratulations to the Welsh Women who played in this event over the weekend. Eight players represented Wales:- Team Wales – Ceri Pierce, Mia Deschepper, Diane Kurbalija, Liz Commins, Gilly Clench and Fu Cheung, who finshed in a creditable 2nd place in the Group C final. Team Israel – Sue Biggins and Bev Cox. The event was organised by the EBL Women’s coordinators, held on Real Bridge over three days. Full Results

World Rankings – the Schapiro Spring Foursomes brought a major change in the top of the Tour rankings. Through the Orca team’s victory, Richard Plackett partnering Espen Erichsen moved up to fourth place in the World Tour Rankings. For more information see Latest Rankings

WBU Focus Groups – you are ALL invited to come along to the first focus groups of the WBU, which will be held on Zoom. This is an opportunity to air your views and share your ideas on how the WBU can change and improve. It is also a chance for you to volunteer your time/skills to help us achieve that improvement. We welcome ex-members as well as current members – we want to hear from you all.
There are two dates set up initially: Monday 17th June – 7.00pm.
Thursday 20th June – 11.00am.
We hope that you can make one (or both) of them.

North Wales GP Event – Oliver Cowan Bridge will be running a One Day Green Point Swiss Pairs on behalf of the North Wales Bridge Association on Saturday 29th June, on BBO. 7 x 7 board rounds starting at 11am.
The entry fee is £20 per person and 15% of the total entry fees will go into the prize fund with prizes based on final placings, but also for the best placed non-expert pair.
Exact breakdown of prizes will be announced the day before the event once final numbers are known. The event is open to both WBU and EBU members.
Please fill out the entry form on the Olive Cowan bridge page – Entry Form

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

Undeb Bridge CymruWBU – What Do We Do? – a number of members ask the question ‘What Does The WBU Do For Me’. Our Chief Executive – Ceri – has detailed a Report, outlining the benefits for both individuals and clubs. With Membership Renewal fast approaching, please take a look.

Welsh & Cambria Competitions 2024 – the draw for the WBU Welsh and Cambria Cup competitions for 2024 has now been finalised. See Welsh Cup – 2024 (corrected) or Cambria Cup – 2024 for full event details (and contacts). Please use the correct form when submitting your results (right-hand side panel).

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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