#SELECTORS BULLETIN #162 TELTSCHER TRIAL

You are invited to enter the WBU PAIRS TRIAL for the 2023 TELTSCHER taking place in WALES next May.

The PAIRS TRIAL will take place over the weekend of 4th & 5th February 2023 at the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

The entry fee is £100 per pair the Commodore Hotel are offering discounted hotel accommodation.

The closing date for entries is 31st December 2022.

More details are on the entry form which will appear here shortly.

 

#SELECTORS BULLETIN #161 LADY MILNE TRIAL

You are invited to enter the WBU PAIRS TRIAL for the 2023 LADY MILNE taking place in SCOTLAND next April.

The PAIRS TRIAL will take place over the weekend of 21st & 22nd January 2023 at the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

The entry fee is £100 per pair the Commodore Hotel are offering discounted hotel accommodation.

The closing date for entries is 30th November 2022.

More details are on the entry form which will appear here shortly.

 

SELECTORS BULLETIN #160 – CAMROSE TEAM TRIAL

You are invited to enter a TEAM OF FOUR for the WBU TEAMS TRIAL for the 2023 CAMROSE  (taking place in Belfast during January 2023 and Dublin during March 2023).

The WELSH TEAMS TRIAL will take place over the weekend of 1st & 2nd October 2022 at the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

The entry fee is £200 per team and the Commodore Hotel are offering discounted hotel accommodation.

The closing date for entries is 31st August 2022.

More details are on the entry form

https://www.msg.uk.com/bess/?eventcode=WBUCT22

 

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 133 – SWEDISH BRIDGE FESTIVAL

SWEDISH BRIDGE FESTIVAL

Look at the links below for more information.

Swedish Bridge Festival 2021

Swedish Bridge Festival Conditions of Contest

The Swedish bridge festival includes the CHAIRMANS CUP. This is a popular event held in Sweden annually but is this year online on Realbridge and hence more accessible to players of good standing in Wales.  The entry fee for Pairs of 150 SEK per person translates to around £12.50 per person and that of 2400 SEK for Teams is about £200.

This is a good opportunity for Welsh players to play in this event without having the associated costs of travelling and staying in Sweden.

REPORT #113 – 55th European National Team Championships – June 2021

The European Bridge League (EBL) had originally planned to hold the 55th European National Team Championships in Funchal, Madeira in June 2020, in conjunction with the Portuguese Bridge Federation, but the original event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is now being proposed that the 55th European National Team Championships takes place in Funchal, Madeira from 12th – 22nd June 2021. The 55th European National Team Championships will consist of four Series: Open (over 11 days) and Women’s, Seniors’ and Mixed events (each over a 7 day period). All four Championships will be played as a single complete round robin. The number of boards to be played in each match will be determined and published when the number of participants is known.

The WBU had originally planned to enter a team in the 55th European National Team Championships in June 2020 but one of the pairs that were originally selected for the event in 2020 are now unable to play in the rescheduled 2021 event so the Selectors are looking for “expressions of interest” from any pairs that may be interested in playing in this event. The entry fee for the 55th European National Team Championships will be paid for, with a further contribution being provided towards the expenses for this team. In addition, the WBU had agreed to fund the entry fee for a further team, deemed to be of good standing, that may be interested in playing in one of the Women’s, Seniors’ and Mixed events. Consequently, the Selectors are also looking for “expressions of interest” from any pairs that may be interested in playing in a team in any of these events.

In addition to the 55th European National Team Championships, the 11th Women’s & 9th Seniors’ National Pairs will also be held in Funchal, Madeira from 12-15 June, just prior to the Women’s & Seniors’ National Teams Championships. The 11th European Women’s Pairs Championship and the 9th European Seniors’ Pairs Championship are National Pairs competitions. It is anticipated that each Pairs Championship will consist of two stages: a Qualifying Stage, and a Final Stage (Final A and Final B). However, should the number of participants permit, there will be a one stage all-play-all competition. However, details of the competitions may be changed according to the final registration of participants. The WBU, as the National Bridge Organisation, would support any pair of good standing wishing to play in these events but the WBU will not be offering any financial support to those pairs.

REPORT 111 – TELTSCHER TRIAL ON WEEKEND OF 23-24th JANUARY 2021 – POSSIBLE LADY MILNE TRIAL ON 30/31 JANUARY 2021

THERE WILL BE A  TRIAL TO SELECT THE WELSH 2021  TELTSCHER TEAM TO PLAY ONLINE OVER THE WEEKEND OF 16-18TH APRIL 2021.

THE TELTSCHER AND LADY MILNE EVENT WILL BE A COMBINED ONLINE EVENT ON 16-18th APRIL.

THIS MEANS THAT PLAYERS MAY NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN REPRESENTING WALES IN EITHER THE TELTSCHER OR THE LADY MILNE.

WE HAVE DECIDED TO TRY TO HOLD SEPARATE TRIALS FOR THE TELTSCHER AND LADY MILNE IF ENTRIES PERMIT.

WE WOULD LIKE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST  (to simon@welshbridgeunion.org) FOR THE LADY MILNE TRIAL  AND THE TELTSCHER TRIAL.

PLATFORM: REAL BRIDGE, ENTRY FEE: £30 per player.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 15th January 2021 at 09:00hrs.

FULL ONLINE ENTRY FORM FOR THE TELTSCHER TRIAL WILL BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY.

(NOTE: THESE EVENTS CAN ONLY BE FORMALLY ENTERED BY USING THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM).