REPORT NO. 26

CAMROSE FINAL RESULT

The second and final weekend of this year’s Camrose series was hosted by Wales and played at Llandrindod Wells this past weekend. This was the final table:

ENGLAND   145.22

WALES           105.92

WBU                103.59

IRELAND       100.98

SCOTLAND  76.99

N. IRELAND  67.30

As can be seen, both Welsh teams performed with credit, finishing 2nd and 3rd behind a very strong England team. The Wales team actually gained most VPs on the second weekend, beating England in the process, but the England team had gained an unassailable lead over the course of the first weekend.

Thanks to Neville Richards and his organising team, and to Simon Gottschalk, BBO supremo.

The Welsh teams:

WALES: Paul Denning/Adrian Thomas; Richard Plackett/Mike Pownall;  Julian Pottage/Simon Richards; NPC – Alan Stephenson

WBU: Gary Jones/Tim Rees; Patrick Jourdain/Tony Ratcliff; John Salisbury/Mike Tedd; NPC – Barry Jones [Bob Pitts/Barry Jones played the first weekend].

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REPORT NO. 25

2ND CAMROSE WEEKEND

The 2nd and final weekend of this year’s Camrose Trophy (the Home International Series) takes this place this weekend in The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Play begins at 7pm on Friday, and 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Spectators are welcome at the venue, where expert commentary will be provided. Alternatively you may watch online via Bridgebase Online (free to download).

The Welsh teams:

WALES

Adrian Thomas/Paul Denning; Julian Pottage/Simon Richards; Richard Plackett/Mike Pownall     NPC: Alan Stephenson

WBU

Patrick Jourdain/Tony Ratcliff; Mke Tedd/John Salisbury; Tim Rees/Gary Jones     NPC: Barry Jones

We wish the best of good fortune to both teams.

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REPORT NO. 24

2016 WORLD BRIDGE GAMES

The World Bridge Games, formerly the World Bridge Olympiad, will be held this year in Wroclaw, Poland, from 3-17 September.

The event comprises FOUR Teams and Pairs competitions in four distinct categories. Those categories are:

OPEN; WOMEN’S; SENIORS; and MIXED

Each WBF member country is entitled to enter ONE Team in each of the four categories. Each member country may also enter an unlimited number of Pairs in the four Pairs events.

The four TEAMS Championships begin on 4 September.

The four PAIRS Championships begin on 11 September.

Please note: the selectors have been advised by the Management Committee of the Welsh Bridge Union that, having supported our entry for the European Championships (teams for which will be announced shortly), there will be NO financial support for Teams or Pairs wishing to enter the World Games. It must be assumed therefore that Pairs or Teams wishing to enter this event, in any of the four categories, will have to meet their own costs, including the cost of entry.

Entry for any of these events has to be made via the Welsh Bridge Union. Please advise Paul Denning, the Chairman of selectors, if you are considering making an entry. Paul’s email is pjdbridge@talktalk.net

The selectors have no role in respect of Pairs entrants since entries are unlimited. The only requirement is that Pairs be in good standing with their national organisation. The selectors will have a role in respect of Teams entries should the number of players wishing to play in any of the Teams events comprise more than one team. We also have an overriding responsibility to satisfy ourselves that any Team entered is of an appropriate standard to represent Wales in that event. Since all entries have to be made through the WBU you are asked, in respect of both Pairs and Teams, to notify Paul of your intention to enter.

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