REPORT NO. 49

2017 PREMIER LEAGUE

Applications are now invited from TEAMS wishing to compete in this season’s Premier League. The main purpose of the Premier League is to assist the selectors in choosing teams to represent Wales over the two home international (Camrose) weekends. The result of the PL may also have a bearing on selection for the 2018 European Teams Championships.

The Premier League will be held on the two weekends of October 21/22 and November 4/5 in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

Teams may comprise up to six players, all of whom must be eligible to represent Wales this season. If a team entered is of fewer than six players, additional players, up to a total of six, may be added subsequently.

Acceptance of entries to the Premier League is at the discretion of the selectors, bearing in mind the purpose of the PL as outlined above. Application should be made to Paul Denning, whose email address is pjdbridge@talktalk.net

The closing date for entries is 31 July. There is no entry fee, but table money will be charged at a rate to cover the cost of the trial.

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REPORT NO. 48

COMMONWEALTH NATIONS BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships is held every four years to coincide with the Commonwealth Games. Wales are the current title-holders.

The next Championships will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast, from 14 to 18 February 2018. Wales can send two teams, both of whom will be entitled to bid for the title of Commonwealth Champions.

Applications are invited from PAIRS and/or TEAMS wishing to represent Wales in these Championships. Pairs or teams wishing to apply should contact Paul Denning, ┬áChairman of selectors, no later than 30th June. Paul’s email is pjdbridge@talktalk.net

The reason for this early deadline is that travel costs may be significantly reduced if teams are able to make early flight bookings.

Note: WBU management has indicated that no financial support will be provided for this event.

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