WBU Director Training

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 offers 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.

For more information on this or any other course email WBU Director Training


CAMROSE TROPHY  4th - 6th January 2019

Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold Rd, Buckley, CH7 6RQ

The WBU is hosting the first weekend of The Camrose and we need members
to help with the smooth running of the event.
Equipment, including 6 screen tables from Mid Wales to North Wales
Collecting participants from Liverpool and Manchester airports
on Friday 4th January and returning them on Monday 7th January
BBO operators:
Matches will be broadcast on the internet and we need operators
to record the bidding and play at the tables.
If you can help with transport or spare some time over the weekend as a BBO operator please contact our match manager, Sarah Hurst – Sarahchurst@hotmail.com