Report No 98


This week we have been looking at the new “REAL BRIDGE” platform in more detail. Your selectors, the WBU President and WBU CEO played a practice match of 16 boards. First impressions are that REAL BRIDGE looks good, but is clearly still in development mode. Any Welsh team member (from selected Lady Milne or Teltscher teams) who wants a practice session on “REAL BRIDGE”  should get one or two teams together to arrange a “test” match and contact Shireen Mohandes (


We are seriously considering using “REAL BRIDGE” for our forthcoming ONLINE CAMROSE TRIAL taking place over the weekend of 7&8th November. We are now taking entries for the ONLINE CAMROSE TRIAL so please email if you would like to participate. We are still working on the format of the trial and the exact selection process.


“REAL BRIDGE” will receive its first test should it be chosen to host the EBU Autumn Congress ( If the EBU Autumn Congress is a success, then “REAL BRIDGE” will be used to host the Lady Milne and Teltscher events. We suggest that our Lady Milne and Teltscher teams play in the EBU Autumn Congress Teams event on Sunday 25th October to practice on the “REAL BRIDGE” platform.

Report No. 97

The WBU Selectors met again on Sunday 23rd August.

The LADY MILNE and TELTSCHER events are now to be played ONLINE over the weekend of 31/10 & 01/11.

It is likely that the “REAL BRIDGE” platform will be used and software trials are being undertaken to assess its suitability.

The Selectors are also looking at the suitability of the “REAL BRIDGE” platform for future trials, initially the CAMROSE trial over the weekend of 7/11 & 8/11.

Any pairs interested in playing in the “ONLINE” CAMROSE trial (we anticipate 6 pairs and one reserve pair will be selected from this trial) should email to express their interest in playing.

Further information will be posted on this blog as it becomes available.

Report No 96

We now have a new team of selectors consisting of Paul Denning, Jean Hand, Paul Gagne, Simon Gottschalk and Simon Richards.

We held our first meeting on Sunday 10th August, our immediate priority was to confirm the selection of teams for the Lady Milne and Seniors Camrose events (hosted by England) that are likely to be held between 30/10 and 01/11/2020 somewhere in the Midlands.  Those players previously selected have been asked to confirm availability.

We decided not to go ahead with the Premier League this year due to the potential disruption caused by COVID.

We are investigating the possibility of holding an online trial for CAMROSE 20/21 so more about this as plans materialise.

There is much work to do given we are also co-hosting next years  CAMROSE so watch out for more announcements on the WBU website and this blog.