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Perry, Spickett, Presidents Cup – Some areas still require players who want to participate in any of these events. If your Area has still not selected a representative team, please contact your Area official if you are interested in playing. The events will be held in Gwent Bridge Club on July 8th – 9th in conjunction with the WBU AGM.

The 10th European Transnational is taking place in Strasbourg on 3rd June. In the Mixed Teams event, Wales have an interest – team Orca contains two Welsh players, one of whom was recently triumphant in the EBL Winter Games. We wish Richard Plackett and Mia Deschepper every success. Richard is also playing in the Open with Espen Erichsen.

Director Training – Sarah Amos will be running a Club Directors’ training course on 24th and 25th June in Cardiff Bridge Club. See Course Details.

Newspage – our President – Gilly – has now published her fourth WBU Newsletter – Newspage 4. In this issue, Gilly discusses the financial problems facing players who represent Wales
(You can also view via the WBU Forum, and when registered you can add any thoughts or comments – WBU Forum (General Discussion).

Teams Of Eight – the WBU Club Teams Of Eight will be held on June 18th, at Tumble Hall (nr. Carmarthen). For full details see Teams Of Eight

Champion Of Champions – the WBU will be holding the popular Champion of Champions event on June 25th in Porthcawl. Clubs can submit up to two pairs to represent them. See Champion Of Champions

World TransNational Open Teams – the WBF are holding the event in Marrakech from 28th Aug – 2nd Sept. Players from different nationalities are invited to enter (…but there is no funding available from the WBU). See Event Details and Accommodation Details, or see Simon Richards’ article on the event WBU Forum – Selector’s Resumé

Subscriptions – the WBU would like to remind all members that WBU subsriptions are due from April 1st. The fees are: – £15 via an affiliated Club (incl Area Subscription); –  £20 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.

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”

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

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 (thaworth@tonyh1.plus.com).



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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