SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #149 – TELTSCHER TROPHY

It was proposed to hold a trial to select the team for the Teltscher Trophy over the weekend of 29th – 30th January 2022, but there was an insufficient level of interest to enable the Selectors to hold an effective trial.

Consequently, the Selectors have chosen the following team, comprising:

Alan Stevenson & Peter Kauffman
Gary Jones & Paul Lamford
Bob Pitts & Barry Jones

Reserves – Gilly Clench & David Birt
NPC – TBA

The Teltscher Trophy is currently scheduled to be held in Northern Ireland over the weekend 20th – 22nd May 2022. However, a decision will be made by BGB on or before 18th February 2022 as to whether the event will be moved online using the RealBridge platform. If the Teltscher Trophy is moved to an online format, then the selectors will reserve the right to re-evaluate the team and consider other interested pairs.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #148 – CAMROSE SELECTION

The team for the second Camrose weekend, to be held on 4th – 6th March 2022, is:

Martin Jones & Jake Dunn
Dafydd Jones & Adam Dunn
Julian Pottage and Tony Ratcliff
NPC Paul Denning

This Camrose weekend is to be held online using the RealBridge platform. Further information is available on the BGB website.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/bgb/

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #147 – TELTSCHER TROPHY

Entries are being sought (through the portal on the WBU website) from players interested in playing in the Teltscher Trophy next year. Currently BGB are planing that the Teltscher Trophy event will be run as a Face-to-Face event although this may change depending on any current Government guidance. It is planned that the Teltscher Trophy will be held in Northern Ireland on 20th – 22nd May 2022.

The European Bridge League website states that age requirements for Senior events are in accordance with the following schedule:

From 1st January 2018, a Senior player must be aged 61 in the year of the Championship in which they are going to play
On 1st January 2020 this will be raised to 62 years of age
On 1st January 2022 it will be raised to 63 years of age
On 1st January 2024 it will be raised to 64 years of age
On 1st January 2026 it will be raised to 65 years of age

So if you have a 63rd. birthday sometime in 2022 you qualify. The BGB Home International Regulations explain it as:

“Players in the Teltscher Trophy must be born in or before 1959.”

It is planned that a Teltscher trial will held online on 29th and 30th January 2022 , using the RealBridge platform, to assist the Selectors with the selection of the three pairs that will make up the team. The trial will be run as a Cross-IMP pairs trial, with the winners of the Trial being guaranteed a place in the team.

Entries are requested through the online portal by 20th January 2022, although late entries may be considered at the discretion of the Selectors.The number of boards to be played each day, the boards per round and round start times will be finalised once entries are known. In is anticipated that the trial will comprise between 96 and 108 boards.

SELECTOR’S BULLETIN #146 – Lady Milne Trial

Entries are being sought (through the portal on the WBU website) from players interested in playing in the Lady Milne next year. The Lady Milne will be held in Cardiff on 22nd – 24th April 2022. Currently BGB are planing that the Lady Milne event will be run as a Face-to-Face event although this may change depending on any current Government guidance.

As the Welsh Bridge Union are hosting this event (which will be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff), the Welsh Bridge Union will be able to field two teams of six players (with the teams designated as Wales and WBU).

It is planned that a Lady Milne Trail will held online on 22nd and 23rd January 2022 , using the RealBridge platform, to assist the Selectors with the selection of the six pairs that will make up the two teams. The Lady Milne trial will be run as a Cross-IMP pairs trial, with the winners of the Trial being guaranteed a place in one of the teams.

Entries are requested through the online portal by 13th January 2022, although late entries may be considered at the discretion of the Selectors.The number of boards to be played each day, the boards per round and round start times will be finalised once entries are known. In is anticipated that the trial will comprise between 96 and 108 boards.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #145 – CAMROSE SELECTION

The WBU team for the first 2022 Camrose weekend is:

Gary Jones and Paul Lamford
Richard Plackett and Paul Denning
Julian Pottage and Tony Ratcliff
NPC – Tim Rees

The Event is to be held on 7, 8 and 9 January:
MERCURE Hotel
Holland House
Redcliff Hill,
Redcliffe,
Bristol
BS1 6SQ

The winning team from this weekend’s Camrose trial (Martin Jones, Jake Dunn, Adam Dunn and Dafydd Jones) will play in the second weekend, to be held in Edinburgh on 4th – 6th March 2022. The third pair and the NPC for this second Camrose weekend will be decided in January.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #144 – CAMROSE TRIAL

Camrose Timetable
3 x 16 board stanzas, 130 mins per stanza each day

Saturday 6th November
11:00 – 13:10
13:25 – 14:35
16:20 – 18:30

Sunday 7th November
10:00 – 12:10
12:25 – 13:35
15:20 – 17:30

Director – Gareth Evans

We will advise should there be any changes that are beyond our direct control.

Selectors Bulletin #143 – WBU Camrose Trial

The dates for the WBU Camrose Trial can now be confirmed as 6 – 7 November. This will take place as a F2F Event in Cardiff Bridge Club, with a start time to be confirmed.

The results of this Trial will then be used as the main criterion in selecting the Camrose teams for 2002.

It is the selectors opinion that the players comprising the winning team will, in all probability, be selected for at least one Camrose weekend in 2022. However,
the selectors reserve the right not to select any pair or player that significantly underperforms compared to the other pair/pairs in that team, or does not play at
least 50% of the boards in the trial event.

In the event that the 2022 Camrose format is changed by BGB to an online event, the makeup of the selected team may need to be revised and further details will be provided should this situation occur.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #142 – WBU PREMIER LEAGUE / CAMROSE TRIAL

There have only been three teams entered into the Premier League this year (and it was previously stated that needed to be four teams entered for the Premier League to be viable) so the Premier League will not be held this year. Plans are in place to refund any entry fees paid for the Premier League.

However, the Selectors have decided to hold a Camrose Trial over the weekend of 6th – 7th November. The Camrose Trial will be a teams trial (for teams of 4 -6 players that will be held in Cardiff. Further details of the format will be provided to players once the entries are known.

SELECTORS’ BULLETIN #141 – WBU PREMIER LEAGUE

BEFORE USING THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM PLEASE NOTE:-

YOU CAN ENTER A TEAM OF 4, 5 OR 6 PLAYERS TOGETHER WITH PARTNERSHIP SYSTEM CARDS.

IF YOU ONLY ENTER A TEAM OF FOUR PLAYERS YOU MAY ADD ONE OR TWO MORE PLAYERS LATER AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SELECTORS.

YOU WILL BE REQUESTED TO PAY £400 ON COMPLETION OF THE ENTRY FORM.

SHOULD THE SECOND WEEKEND BE CANCELLED DUE TO A LOW ENTRY YOU WILL BE REFUNDED £200.

ON COMPLETION OF THE FORM AND PAYMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE A STRIPE PAYMENT CONFIRMATION FROM THE WBU.

ALL YOUR TEAM WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

YOU NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE SELECTORS BLOG FOR FURTHER DETAILS AS THEY BECOME KNOWN.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PREMIERE LEAGUE 2021 ENTRY FORM

Selectors’ Bulletin #140 – WBU PREMIER LEAGUE

The Selectors met today (16th September 2021) and discussed plans for the forthcoming 2021 WBU Premier League. The dates for the WBU Premier League can now be confirmed as 23 – 24 October and 6 – 7 November, subject to there being an entry of at least four teams.

The Premier League will be held as a F2F bridge event at Cardiff Bridge Club. Entries are requested from teams of four, five or six using the BESS online reservation system on the WBU website. Entries will be £400 per team, covering both weekends. The closing date for entries is 30th September 2021.

The results of the WBU Premier League will be used as one of the main criteria in selecting the Camrose teams for 2002. More details will be provided once the full entires are known but the Selectors reserve the right to modify the plans according to current Government policy and guidance.