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.

Selectors’ Bulletin #139 – WBU PREMIER LEAGUE

The Selectors met today (3rd September 2021) and discussed plans for the forthcoming WBU Premier League. Whilst the dates can now be confirmed as 23 – 24 October and 6 – 7 November, there was ongoing discussion as to whether the Premier League should be held as F2F bridge or online. The decision will be deferred until 10th September whilst the views of players was being sought.

Selectors’ Bulletin #138 – WBU PREMIER LEAGUE

The dates for this year’s Premier League have been confirmed as 23 – 24 October and 6 – 7 November. It is currently being proposed that the Premier League be held at the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells and would involve F2F bridge. Entries from interested Teams should be send to the National Tournament Organiser by 11 October.

Selectors’ Bulletin #137 – ONLINE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION COMPETITIONS for WORLD TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 and EBL CHAMPIONS’ CUP 2021

Results are available on http://db.eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/21OnlineNationalTeams/microsite/Results.htm

The Wales Open Team finished in 22nd place (out of 31 teams), which was a significant improvement on the Wales position in the past two European Championships, held in Budapest and Ostend, with Richard and Paul being very well placed in the Butler rankings. The team was:

Richard Plackett / Paul Denning
Paul Lamford / Gary Jones
Julian Pottage / Tony Ratcliff

The Open team finished above Scotland (who were 26th) and one place below Ireland, with England finishing in 9th place and, in doing so, England qualified for the Bermuda Bowl.

Wales also entered a Mixed Team that finished 15th (out of 21 teams). This position was above England, Ireland and Scotland:

Adrian Thomas / Mia Deschepper
Tony Disley / Ceri Pierce
Mark Roderick / Laura Woodruff

Selectors’ Bulletin #136 – Vilnius Cup 2021

The VilniusCup 2021 Bridge Festival is back after the interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been asked by the organisers to help in the advertising for the VilniusCup 2021 Bridge Festival – see https://bridgescanner.com/page/bnc/post/vilnius-cup-is-back

This link contains all the information on the game formats and schedules for the event.

Selectors’ Bulletin #135 – WBU Mixed Team for EBL Qualifier for the World Teams Championships and European Champions’ Cup – 23-28 August 2021

The WBU Mixed team for the EBL Qualifier for the World Teams Championships and European Champions’ Cup – 23-28 August 2021 is:

Adrian Thomas and Mieke Deschepper
Tony Disley and Ceri Pierce
Mark Roderick and Laura Woodruff

NPC to be confirmed.

This event will he held using the RealBridge platform. Kibitzing will be available but will be subject to a 30 minute delay.

Selectors’ Bulletin #134 – WBU Open Team for EBL Qualifier for the World Teams Championships and European Champions’ Cup – 23-28 August 2021

The WBU team for the EBL Qualifier for the World Teams Championships and European Champions’ Cup – 23-28 August 2021 is:

Richard Plackett and Paul Denning
Gary Jones and Paul Lamford
Tony Ratcliff and Julian Pottage

NPC to be confirmed.

This event will he held using the RealBridge platform. Kibitzing will be available but will be subject to a 30 minute delay.