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PRESIDENT’S CUP; AGM
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WBU WELSH CUP
WBU CAMBRIA CUP
WWBA Teams – West Wales are holding their Area Teams (Laidlaw Murray) on Sunday 23rd May, on RealBridge. This is a Green Pointed event, restricted to West Wales members – see Laidlaw Murray for details.
WBU National Mixed Pairs – The WBU are running their annual Mixed Pairs competition on Sunday 16th May, via BBO. For further details and entry, see Details and Entry Form.
Congratulations to Aida Aris and Mark Roderick on their win
BAMSA – Aces & Knaves – Now’s the chance to watch the bridge documentary everyone’s talking about! ACES & KNAVES is a tale of triumph and tears, points and partners, crime and punishment, told by world champions and mere mortals (Bill Gates among them).The film is available to view at any time from 1pm. on Thursday 20th May until the end of Sunday 30th May. A share of the proceeds of ticket sales will support the ongoing work of Bridge: A MindSport for All (BAMSA) at the University of Stirling. For further details and viewing (incl. free trailer) see Aces & Knaves
Welsh & Cambria Cups – The organiser of the Welsh and Cambria Cup competitions has had considerable email problems, resulting in delays to publishing the respective draws, which are now deferred until the end of May. Due to these problems, it is important that Team Captains ensure that their team entries have been actioned, see list of – Team Captains, and contact details for any corrections/omisions
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 (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.
EBL Women – The 2021 April information letter from the EBL Women’s Committee is now available – EBL Women’s Newsletter. This contains information on the Women’s Teams Online Series, the cancellation of the European National Teams Championships (Madeira) and the associated Pairs events planned for June. These are being re-scheduled for June 2022. Also, the WBF are still un-decided as to whether the World Teams Championships can go ahead later this year, but if they do the EBL will organise a different method of determining the Zone 1 (European Zone) qualification. This decision is not expected until the end of May.
Subscriptions – Members have had a WBU subscription ‘holiday’ since April 2020, resulting in a significant depletion of the WBU reserves. To ensure that the WBU successfully emerges from the pandemic, and can resume FtoF bridge as near normal as possible, we request that for the new Year (from April 1st), members renew their subscriptions, at the reduced level of £10, (together with the associated Area subscriptions; MWBA NWBA EWBA – £2, WWBA – temporary concession). Members can renew via their affiliated Clubs (where permitting) as in previous years, but recognising the practicalities in doing this prior to a return to ‘normal’ Club activity, they can alternatively use the personal online Renewal Form. For more information, please refer to Membership Details. Also for the numerous visitors that our online Clubs have welcomed, we would encourage them to apply for permanent WBU membership via the 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
RealBridge – The WBU and a number of Clubs are now using RealBridge for their tournaments, and it is also now available for ‘social bridge’ – with the added optional functionality of audio and video. A number of players have already been trained on the Administration and Directing. You can purchase a session for your own RealBridge match for £6 per table for up to 32 boards, or £10 per table for unlimited boards, payable in advance to the WBU. Please book your RealBridge session at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Ceri. The match organiser will be emailed links and instructions on the day of the match, to enable you to set-up and start when you wish. Then email your players the player link for them to join at the appropriate time. Give it a whirl.
For more about RealBridge, see RealBridge
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.