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Lady Milne Trials – following the Lady Milne trials, the following team has been selected to represent Wales in Scotland (21st – 23rd April): Gilly Clench & Aida Aris; Ceri Pierce & Mia Deschepper; Joan Marray & Jo Copping; npc. Maggie Pierce. Final Rankings. For detailed results see the WBU Results site.
Talking Bridge – the WBU have launched a new initiative, whereby a team of experienced players can visit Clubs to give presentations on various selected Bridge topics. This will be done as a service to its members with no fee being charged. Presentations will be at a time mutually agreed between a Club and the presenter – for full details on how Clubs can avail themselves of these talks, see “Talking Bridge”
Newspage – our President – Gilly – has now published her third WBU Newsletter – Newspage 3. In this issue, Gilly discusses the benefits of WBU membership, and what the WBU does for its members.
(You can also view via the WBU Forum, and when registered you can add any thoughts or comments – WBU Forum (General Discussion)).
Welsh/Cambria Cups (2022)- Congratulation to the winners of both the Welsh Cup and Cambria Cup competitions – Paul Denning & Diane Kurbalija; Pat Shields & Dan McIntosh.
In the Welsh Cup, they triumphed against Adam Dunn’s team in ‘extra time’, having overcome a substantial deficit from the first half of the match.
In the Cambria Cup they defeated Maggie Pierce’s team in ‘straight sets’.
West Wales Mixed Pairs – West Wales are running their Area Mixed Pairs on January 29th at Llanarthne. This event is open to all WBU members. See Poster & Entry Details
East Wales Congress – the ever popular East Wales Congress (Green Pointed) will be held on 18th – 19th February at the Gwent Bridge Academy. The format will be Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, and Swiss Teams on the Sunday. See Poster and BESS Entry Form
Junior Camrose – the Junior Camrose team to represent Wales is: Joseph Bentley. Sophie Akers, James Brindle, Steph Dux, with npc. Soozy Nesom. The event will be held in England on February 18th and 19th.
Camrose Team – the selectors have announced an unchanged team for the second Camrose Weekend in Ireland – Julian Pottage & Tony Ratcliff; John Salisbury & Tim Rees; Gwynn Davis & Sue Ingham; npc. Paul Denning. (for full details see Selectors’ Bulletin).
Directors’ Courses – now that many Clubs are resuming ‘normal activities’ there have been a few enquiries about the availability of Director Courses. The WBU run a basic 2-day course, but in order to make this viable we need a few attendees. It is hoped to run a course in Cardiff in the near future (date tba), so any further people interested in attending please contact Tony Haworth (email@example.com).
Bridge Classes – Cardiff Bridge Club are now offering courses to beginners of all ages. The tutors are both experienced bridge players and qualified bridge teachers dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an active participant in your local bridge playing community. For full details see Beginners’ Course Flyer
Regulations – the EBU has made changes to its Regulations (which the WBU automatically follows). The revised full set of Regulations can be viewed on this website (->Directing/Scoring->Documents->Publications) or via Publications.
The ‘Blue Book’ covers Regulations regarding systems, conventions, alerting etc. and Club players are expected to comply with the simpler concepts. A simple summary of the relevant changes can be viewed at – Blue Book Changes – Simplified. A copy of this summary will be sent to all Club secretaries.
The ‘White Book’ deals with more technical issues, and is only suitable for senior Directors and the L&E Committee.
The ‘Sky Blue Book’ dealing with online bridge, has now been incorporated into the Blue Book.
(Directors are requested to be tolerant to mistakes over the next few months).
If you have any concerns or queries please use the relevant board on the WBU Forum.
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 and the European Bridge League.
For administrative purposes, the WBU is split into four geographical areas.