|CAMROSE (Weekend 1)
Jan 7th– 9th
LADY MILNE TRIALS
Jan 22nd– 23rd
East Wales Congress – The ever popular East Wales Congress (Green Pointed) will be held on 19th – 20th February on RealBridge. The format will be Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, and Swiss Teams on the Sunday. See Poster and BESS Entry Form
Camrose – The Camrose Home Internationals start this weekend on RealBridge – hosted by England. Wales are represented by: Gary Jones & Paul Lamford; Richard Plackett & Paul Denning; Julian Pottage & Tony Ratcliff (npc Alan Stephenson).
Filip Kurbalija – It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Filip Kurbalija aged 67, following a brief illness. Filip had an outstanding record representing Wales over four decades both in Home Internationals (55 Camrose and 4 Teltscher ‘caps’), and European Championships (5 ‘caps’). He was a tower in Welsh bridge and had won every Welsh national tournament many times over, as well as having success in major English events. Fil was a hugely respected member of the bridge world and will be missed by his many friends. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife and bridge partner, Diane. Please view Obituary (Jeremy Dhondy) and Obituary (Pat Shields)
Welsh & Cambria Competitions 2022 – The WBU Welsh and Cambria Cup competitions for 2021-22 will initially be held online. The draw will be done on a National basis, and the only non-regional travelling may be for the finals later next year (undecided as to whether these will be online or FtoF). A ‘double elimination’ system will operate, ensuring any team must lose two matches before being eliminated. There are generous Green Point awards, based on the result of 8-board stanzas, so you can lose the match, but still win Green Points. For event details and entry forms, see Welsh Cup or Cambria Cup, or contact the event organiser Jean Hand – the closing date for entries is Jan. 25th 2022.
International Trials – Trials for both the Lady Milne and Teltscher (Seniors), will take place in January on RealBridge. Interested players can submit entries, together with payments, through Lady Milne or Teltscher. The closing date for both entries is Thursday Jan 13th.
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.