CALENDAR – Plus

Welsh, English, Irish and some Scottish events.

Feb
25
Sun
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
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
17
Sat
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
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Apr
21
Sat
Webber Cup @ Llanidloes Community Centre
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
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Jun
2
Sat
WBU AGM, Perry & Spickett @ The Pavilion
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Director Christine MacFarlane.

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Jun
17
Sun
Teams of Eight @ Community Centre
Jun 17 all-day

Start 11.30am Saturday

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Sep
3
Mon
WBU AUTUMN SIMS
Sep 3 – Sep 7 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
3
Sat
WBU 2nd Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Nov 3 – Nov 4 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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Jan
26
Sat
Lady Milne Trials @ Mid Wales
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day
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Feb
25
Sun
Mixed Pairs Final @ CARDIFF BRIDGE CLUB
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Now at Cardiff Bridge Club

Follow the WBU on social media
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.

Follow the WBU on social media
Mar
3
Sat
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
17
Sat
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day
Open Pairs Final @ Crossgates Community Centre
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Apr
21
Sat
Webber Cup @ Llanidloes Community Centre
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
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Jun
2
Sat
WBU AGM, Perry & Spickett @ The Pavilion
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Director Christine MacFarlane.

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Jun
17
Sun
Teams of Eight @ Community Centre
Jun 17 all-day

Start 11.30am Saturday

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Sep
3
Mon
WBU AUTUMN SIMS
Sep 3 – Sep 7 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
3
Sat
WBU 2nd Premier League @ Hotel Commodore
Nov 3 – Nov 4 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

Follow the WBU on social media
Jan
26
Sat
Lady Milne Trials @ Mid Wales
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day
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