CALENDAR – Plus

Welsh, English, Irish and some Scottish events.

Feb
24
Sat
Ranked Masters Pairs @ tba
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day
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Feb
25
Sun
Masters Pairs @ Regional locations
Feb 25 all-day
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Mixed Pairs Final @ CARDIFF BRIDGE CLUB
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Now at Cardiff Bridge Club

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Feb
26
Mon
WBU St. Davids Day Sims
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day
WBU St. Davids Day Sims

The WBU Green Pointed Simultaneous Pairs events are held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. This event has been expanded to a full five days, with different hands each day so players can play every day if they wish! Commentaries and travellers are sent out to the participating clubs as normal – the WBU is fortunate to have some very good volunteer commentators who write these for your interest and enjoyment !

The events are not restricted to Welsh clubs – all are welcome to join in and play these events. However, English clubs should note that the EBU has decided not to licence these events which means that overall master points cannot be awarded to English Clubs. However that DOES mean that non-affiliated English clubs are very welcome to join us and enjoy the fun of playing!

Organised and scored by Ecats for the WBU.

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Mar
3
Sat
Camrose Trophy 2nd Weekend @ City North Hotel
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

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WBU Director Training
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day
WBU Director Training @ Porthcawl | Wales | United Kingdom

Does your Club need Directors?

Director Training Courses managed by the WBU National Director Tony Haworth using the WBU syllabus are available now.

These not for profit courses run by the WBU will offer you formal qualification once a course has been successfully completed.
The WBU offer Standard & Advanced Courses anywhere in Wales on request

A 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge Book plus WBU training publications are supplied FOC to all attendees.

The next WBU Standard Course is scheduled for the 3rd & 4th March at Porthcawl and is nearly fully subscribed.

Details of the course are as follows:

The course is two-days, concentrating on ‘book rulings’, with a view to trainee directors acquiring an appreciation and understanding of the Laws (rather than ‘learning’ them). The intention of this course is primarily to train directors to competently run Club Level events (but would not inhibit from running an Area Event with some assistance)

The course is designed around the new 2017 Laws, so can also be a refresher even for Directors with limited experience.

Day 1 gives a brief overview of the director’s role, powers, and duties, before more detailed appreciation of the Laws pertaining to various aspects of the Auction – change of call, insufficient bid, call out-of-rotation etc. The important new concept (2017 Laws) of ‘Comparable Call’ will be discussed at length.

Day 2 concentrates on various Law aspects of the ‘Play’ – penalty cards, leads-out-of turn, revokes etc. It also includes a session on ‘Movements’.

All presentations are via Powerpoint. This is ‘your’ course, so on both days there is a considerable involvement in simulation exercises.

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Mar
11
Sun
Teams of Eight Qualifier
Mar 11 all-day
Teams of Eight Qualifier
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Mar
17
Sat
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
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Mar
18
Sun
National Pairs Regional Finals @ Regional locations
Mar 18 all-day
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Mar
25
Sun
Portland Pairs @ Regional locations
Mar 25 all-day
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Mar
30
Fri
Easter Festival of Bridge
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
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Northern Easter Festival @ tba
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
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Apr
6
Fri
Really Easy Weekend
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
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Apr
7
Sat
NWBA Spring Congress @ Bryn Howel Hotel
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
NWBA Spring Congress @ Bryn Howel Hotel | Trevor | Wales | United Kingdom

Please note Change of Venue

Bryn Howel programme
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Portland Bowl Finals
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
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Apr
8
Sun
Celtic Sims (WBU)
Apr 8 – Apr 14 all-day
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Apr
14
Sat
Lady Milne
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
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National Pairs Final @ tba
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
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Apr
21
Sat
Garden Cities Trophy Regional Finals @ Regional venues
Apr 21 all-day
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Webber Cup @ Llanidloes Community Centre
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
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Apr
27
Fri
Lambourne Jersey Congress @ tbc
Apr 27 – May 6 all-day
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May
4
Fri
Schapiro Spring Foursomes
May 4 – May 8 all-day
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May
12
Sat
Swiss Teams Congress
May 12 – May 13 all-day
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May
19
Sat
Teltscher Trophy
May 19 – May 20 all-day

Provisional only.

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May
26
Sat
Spring Bank Holiday Congress @ tba
May 26 – May 28 all-day
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Jun
2
Sat
Corwen Trophy @ tba
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
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WBU AGM, Perry & Spickett @ The Pavilion
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Director Christine MacFarlane.

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Jun
9
Sat
Pachabo Cup @ tba
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
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Jun
12
Tue
Southern Midweek Congress (provisional) @ tba
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
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Jun
17
Sun
Teams of Eight @ Community Centre
Jun 17 all-day

Start 11.30am Saturday

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Jun
23
Sat
Garden Cities Trophy Final
Jun 23 all-day
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Jun
29
Fri
English Riviera Congress
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day
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Jun
30
Sat
President’s Cup @ East Midlands BA stc
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
President's Cup @ East Midlands BA stc | England | United Kingdom

Inter EBU County and WBU Area

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Jul
6
Fri
Summer Seniors Congress
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
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Jul
7
Sat
NWBA Swiss Pairs @ Venue Cymru
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day
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Jul
14
Sat
Mid Wales Congress @ The Grand Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 11:00 am

A new venue and format this year
Congress details & Brochure

Large free car park and within easy walking distance of all town Hotels.

Directors Christine MacFarlane and Malcolm Green.

Christine MacFarlane
Malcolm Green

 

 

 

 

 

Special Rates at The Metropole within easy walking distance.

£138.00 for 2 guests sharing a Classic Twin or Double room

£148.00 for 2 guests sharing a Superior Twin or Double room

£89.00 for 1 person in a single room

£104.00 for 1 person in a Classic Double room

Above rates include accommodation, evening meal in main restaurant, access to spa facilities and breakfast

Special Rates at The Hotel Commodore within easy walking distance.

£69.50 for 1 person in a single room

£110.00 for 2 guests sharing a Twin or Double room

Above rates include accommodation, evening meal in main restaurant, and breakfast

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Jul
26
Thu
Scarborough Summer Congress
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
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Aug
3
Fri
EBU Summer Meeting (provisional) @ tba
Aug 3 – Aug 12 all-day
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Aug
4
Sat
WBU/EWBA Green Point Weekend @ Lysaght Institute
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
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Aug
21
Tue
Northern Midweek Congress (prov)
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day
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Sep
1
Sat
Crockford Cup Finals @ tba
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
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Sep
3
Mon
WBU AUTUMN SIMS
Sep 3 – Sep 7 all-day
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Sep
7
Fri
Guernsey Congress @ tba
Sep 7 – Sep 16 all-day
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Sep
28
Fri
West of England Congress
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
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Sep
29
Sat
Great Northern Swiss Pairs @ Leeds
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
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Oct
3
Wed
Overseas Congress @ tba
Oct 3 – Oct 9 all-day
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Oct
7
Sun
NWBA GP Swiss Pairs @ Holiday Inn
Oct 7 all-day
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Oct
19
Fri
Autumn Congress (Provisional) @ tba
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
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Oct
20
Sat
WBU 1st Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
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Nov
2
Fri
Seniors Congress @ tba
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day
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Nov
3
Sat
WBU 2nd Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
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Nov
17
Sat
Tollemache Cup Qualifying @ tba
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
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Nov
24
Sat
Llangollen Congress 2018 @ Bryn Howel Hotel
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
Llangollen Congress 2018 @ Bryn Howel Hotel | Trevor | Wales | United Kingdom

The same successful format as last year. A Welsh Bridge Union added value Congress. Director Tony Haworth

Book early to ensure a bedroom at the Bryn Howel venue.

Congress website

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Dec
1
Sat
Porthcawl Congress
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
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Dec
8
Sat
Teams of Eight Qualifiers
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
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Dec
27
Thu
Year End Congress London
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
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Dec
28
Fri
Blackpool Year End Congress
Dec 28 – Dec 30 all-day
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Jan
12
Sat
1st Camrose Weekend
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day
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Jan
26
Sat
Lady Milne Trials @ Mid Wales
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day
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Feb
9
Sat
East Wales Congress @ Lysaght Institute
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
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Feb
23
Sat
Ranked & Masters Pairs @ tba
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
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Mar
17
Sun
National Pairs heats @ various
Mar 17 all-day
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Mar
24
Sun
Portland Pairs @ Various
Mar 24 all-day
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Feb
24
Sat
Ranked Masters Pairs @ tba
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day
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Feb
25
Sun
Masters Pairs @ Regional locations
Feb 25 all-day
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Mixed Pairs Final @ CARDIFF BRIDGE CLUB
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Now at Cardiff Bridge Club

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Feb
26
Mon
WBU St. Davids Day Sims
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day
WBU St. Davids Day Sims

The WBU Green Pointed Simultaneous Pairs events are held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. This event has been expanded to a full five days, with different hands each day so players can play every day if they wish! Commentaries and travellers are sent out to the participating clubs as normal – the WBU is fortunate to have some very good volunteer commentators who write these for your interest and enjoyment !

The events are not restricted to Welsh clubs – all are welcome to join in and play these events. However, English clubs should note that the EBU has decided not to licence these events which means that overall master points cannot be awarded to English Clubs. However that DOES mean that non-affiliated English clubs are very welcome to join us and enjoy the fun of playing!

Organised and scored by Ecats for the WBU.

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Mar
3
Sat
Camrose Trophy 2nd Weekend @ City North Hotel
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

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WBU Director Training
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day
WBU Director Training @ Porthcawl | Wales | United Kingdom

Does your Club need Directors?

Director Training Courses managed by the WBU National Director Tony Haworth using the WBU syllabus are available now.

These not for profit courses run by the WBU will offer you formal qualification once a course has been successfully completed.
The WBU offer Standard & Advanced Courses anywhere in Wales on request

A 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge Book plus WBU training publications are supplied FOC to all attendees.

The next WBU Standard Course is scheduled for the 3rd & 4th March at Porthcawl and is nearly fully subscribed.

Details of the course are as follows:

The course is two-days, concentrating on ‘book rulings’, with a view to trainee directors acquiring an appreciation and understanding of the Laws (rather than ‘learning’ them). The intention of this course is primarily to train directors to competently run Club Level events (but would not inhibit from running an Area Event with some assistance)

The course is designed around the new 2017 Laws, so can also be a refresher even for Directors with limited experience.

Day 1 gives a brief overview of the director’s role, powers, and duties, before more detailed appreciation of the Laws pertaining to various aspects of the Auction – change of call, insufficient bid, call out-of-rotation etc. The important new concept (2017 Laws) of ‘Comparable Call’ will be discussed at length.

Day 2 concentrates on various Law aspects of the ‘Play’ – penalty cards, leads-out-of turn, revokes etc. It also includes a session on ‘Movements’.

All presentations are via Powerpoint. This is ‘your’ course, so on both days there is a considerable involvement in simulation exercises.

Follow the WBU on social media
Mar
11
Sun
Teams of Eight Qualifier
Mar 11 all-day
Teams of Eight Qualifier
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Mar
17
Sat
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
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Mar
18
Sun
National Pairs Regional Finals @ Regional locations
Mar 18 all-day
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Mar
25
Sun
Portland Pairs @ Regional locations
Mar 25 all-day
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Mar
30
Fri
Easter Festival of Bridge
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
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Northern Easter Festival @ tba
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
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Apr
6
Fri
Really Easy Weekend
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
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Apr
7
Sat
NWBA Spring Congress @ Bryn Howel Hotel
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
NWBA Spring Congress @ Bryn Howel Hotel | Trevor | Wales | United Kingdom

Please note Change of Venue

Bryn Howel programme
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Portland Bowl Finals
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
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Apr
8
Sun
Celtic Sims (WBU)
Apr 8 – Apr 14 all-day
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Apr
14
Sat
Lady Milne
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
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National Pairs Final @ tba
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
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Apr
21
Sat
Garden Cities Trophy Regional Finals @ Regional venues
Apr 21 all-day
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Webber Cup @ Llanidloes Community Centre
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
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Apr
27
Fri
Lambourne Jersey Congress @ tbc
Apr 27 – May 6 all-day
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May
4
Fri
Schapiro Spring Foursomes
May 4 – May 8 all-day
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May
12
Sat
Swiss Teams Congress
May 12 – May 13 all-day
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May
19
Sat
Teltscher Trophy
May 19 – May 20 all-day

Provisional only.

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May
26
Sat
Spring Bank Holiday Congress @ tba
May 26 – May 28 all-day
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Jun
2
Sat
Corwen Trophy @ tba
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
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WBU AGM, Perry & Spickett @ The Pavilion
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Director Christine MacFarlane.

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Jun
9
Sat
Pachabo Cup @ tba
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
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Jun
12
Tue
Southern Midweek Congress (provisional) @ tba
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
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Jun
17
Sun
Teams of Eight @ Community Centre
Jun 17 all-day

Start 11.30am Saturday

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Jun
23
Sat
Garden Cities Trophy Final
Jun 23 all-day
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Jun
29
Fri
English Riviera Congress
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day
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Jun
30
Sat
President’s Cup @ East Midlands BA stc
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
President's Cup @ East Midlands BA stc | England | United Kingdom

Inter EBU County and WBU Area

Follow the WBU on social media
Jul
6
Fri
Summer Seniors Congress
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Jul
7
Sat
NWBA Swiss Pairs @ Venue Cymru
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Jul
14
Sat
Mid Wales Congress @ The Grand Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 11:00 am

A new venue and format this year
Congress details & Brochure

Large free car park and within easy walking distance of all town Hotels.

Directors Christine MacFarlane and Malcolm Green.

Christine MacFarlane
Malcolm Green

 

 

 

 

 

Special Rates at The Metropole within easy walking distance.

£138.00 for 2 guests sharing a Classic Twin or Double room

£148.00 for 2 guests sharing a Superior Twin or Double room

£89.00 for 1 person in a single room

£104.00 for 1 person in a Classic Double room

Above rates include accommodation, evening meal in main restaurant, access to spa facilities and breakfast

Special Rates at The Hotel Commodore within easy walking distance.

£69.50 for 1 person in a single room

£110.00 for 2 guests sharing a Twin or Double room

Above rates include accommodation, evening meal in main restaurant, and breakfast

Follow the WBU on social media
Jul
26
Thu
Scarborough Summer Congress
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Aug
3
Fri
EBU Summer Meeting (provisional) @ tba
Aug 3 – Aug 12 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Aug
4
Sat
WBU/EWBA Green Point Weekend @ Lysaght Institute
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Aug
21
Tue
Northern Midweek Congress (prov)
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day
Follow the WBU on social media
Sep
1
Sat
Crockford Cup Finals @ tba
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
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Sep
3
Mon
WBU AUTUMN SIMS
Sep 3 – Sep 7 all-day
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Sep
7
Fri
Guernsey Congress @ tba
Sep 7 – Sep 16 all-day
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Sep
28
Fri
West of England Congress
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
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Sep
29
Sat
Great Northern Swiss Pairs @ Leeds
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
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Oct
3
Wed
Overseas Congress @ tba
Oct 3 – Oct 9 all-day
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Oct
7
Sun
NWBA GP Swiss Pairs @ Holiday Inn
Oct 7 all-day
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Oct
19
Fri
Autumn Congress (Provisional) @ tba
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
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Oct
20
Sat
WBU 1st Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
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Nov
2
Fri
Seniors Congress @ tba
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day
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Nov
3
Sat
WBU 2nd Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
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Nov
17
Sat
Tollemache Cup Qualifying @ tba
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
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Nov
24
Sat
Llangollen Congress 2018 @ Bryn Howel Hotel
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
Llangollen Congress 2018 @ Bryn Howel Hotel | Trevor | Wales | United Kingdom

The same successful format as last year. A Welsh Bridge Union added value Congress. Director Tony Haworth

Book early to ensure a bedroom at the Bryn Howel venue.

Congress website

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Dec
1
Sat
Porthcawl Congress
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
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Dec
8
Sat
Teams of Eight Qualifiers
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
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Dec
27
Thu
Year End Congress London
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
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Dec
28
Fri
Blackpool Year End Congress
Dec 28 – Dec 30 all-day
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Jan
12
Sat
1st Camrose Weekend
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day
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Jan
26
Sat
Lady Milne Trials @ Mid Wales
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day
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Feb
9
Sat
East Wales Congress @ Lysaght Institute
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
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Feb
23
Sat
Ranked & Masters Pairs @ tba
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
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Mar
17
Sun
National Pairs heats @ various
Mar 17 all-day
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Mar
24
Sun
Portland Pairs @ Various
Mar 24 all-day
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