|WOMEN’S BRIDGE (BBO)
Mon. 1st November – 6.45 pm.
| WBU CAMROSE TRIALS
Sat. 6th/Sun. 7th November
West Wales Championship Pairs – The West Wales Bridge Association is holding its annual Pairs Championship (Vince Bevan) on Sunday October 17th October 2021, on BBO. This is a Green Pointed event, with entry being restricted to West Wales registered members. Entry fee is £6 per player, playing about 40-45 boards. Entry and Registration Details
WBU Camrose Trials – The WBU have cancelled this year’s Premier League/Trials, and have replaced it with a one-weekend Camrose Trials. These will be held on 6th/7th November in Cardiff Bridge Club. Interested teams can enter via Entry Form
Director Training – The previously advertised courses have had to be re-scheduled due to insufficient numbers, but we can now offer a course in South Wales on October 14th/15th, in Sully – see Course Information for revised details. There is still room for further attendees. If intertested, please contact the Course Presenter (Tony Haworth).
Bridge Podcast – ‘Sorry Partner’ have announced the launch of a weekly podcast about bridge and all things interesting to bridge players, brought to you by bridge partners and friends, Catherine Harris, and Jocelyn Startz. This will include chat with international bridge luminaries and up-and-coming stars, and stories from around the world about the game. In the First Episode, they talk with champion player Giorgia Botta about “la dolce vita” and the blame game; kibitz about their “first time” at a bridge club; and dip into listener mail. In Episode 2 there is an interview with Heather Dhondy, and in Episode 3, there is a discussion about practising, and ‘context’.
You can subscribe for this ‘fun-time’ on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen: Sorry Partner or Instagram/Facebook or Email
Player Profiles – You can now view various statistics and photo profiles of past Welsh International players – Player Archive. The WBU would be grateful if members could supply missing or improved photos for some profiles – please send to WBU Webmaster. (This archive will be permanently available via the side panel on this website).
BridgeWhiz. Exciting news. Please spread the word and help recruit students in the UK for a BridgeWhiz session in the UK. Classes will be held on Thursdays starting on Oct 28th 2021 at 4pm UK time. Use the following link to Register. Free for students 8-18 years.
Post-Covid Bridge – A number of Clubs are now starting to resume their FtoF sessions. The WBU recognises that Clubs need to adapt, but with Clubs varying so much, it feels that they will know their own requirements. However the Swansea Bridge Club has circulated an extensive Restart Protocol, much of it being suitable as a guideline for other Clubs (and Areas). Please read this in conjunction with the previous general WBU Guidelines.
The WBU also recognises there will be many administrative changes in the way Clubs operate (venue, session days, times, teaching facilities, continuance of online bridge, etc.), and in order to keep up-to-date with what’s happening, and to assess the overall impact of these changes, Clubs are asked to advise the WBU of their circumstances; this can be done using the WBU Club Information form. (For current information held, see ‘Club Details’->’Club Information’).
Results Submission – The WBU have now introduced a Form for non-BridgeWebs results submission. Captains of Welsh, Cambria, and Online League are encouraged to use the form, which can be found at ‘Events->Welsh Cup/Cambria Cup’ (and via the side panel), or ‘Online Bridge->Online League’, or ‘Results->Submission Form’.
Other relevant event organisers who wish to use the form please contact WBU Webmaster.
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.