This event will be held over 2 weekends at Cardiff Bridge Club on 21-22nd October and 4-5th November 2023.

The entry fee will be £400 per team of 4,5 or 6 players.

Please email nto@welshbridgeunion.org to register your interest in entering a team.

The Selectors will primarily use this event to select a team of 3 pairs to play in the CAMROSE on 5-7 January (in Wales) and 3-5 March 2024 (in England).

More details will be available later.

167 – 55th International Tel-Aviv Festival

The WBU has received an invitation to enter a team of four players in the 55th International Tel-Aviv Bridge Festival in Israel.


The International Tel-Aviv Festival will take place from 27th of June until the 1st of July, 2023, at the Shlomo Group Arena in Tel-Aviv.

The invitation includes accommodation for 4 nights from 27th – 30th of June 2023  (Tuesday to Friday) at the Leonardo Beach hotel. Entry to the tournament will be free of charge for the team players and a shuttle service will be available to take players from the hotel to the venue and back each day.

We need to inform the organiser of  any plans to enter a team, no later than the 31st March, so the organisers can make the necessary preparations. as they only have a budget for four teams).

There will be no funding available from the WBU should players wish to participate in this event, but if anybody is interested in playing in this event (and time is of the essence), then please let the Selectors know as soon as possible and we can then inform the organisers of our interest.


The WBF is pleased to confirm that the 13th World Transnational Open Teams Championship will be held at Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Palais des Congrès in Marrakech.

The Event will be organised by the World Bridge Federation in cooperation with the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Bridge.


The 13th World Transnational Open Teams will take place from Monday 28th August until Saturday 2nd September. Being Transnational Open Teams, the Event is open to teams composed of players from different National Bridge Organisations, that are in good standing with their own Bridge Federation, and approved by the WBF Credentials Committee.

The Event is also a great opportunity for players to participate in a wonderful bridge tournament while at the same time having a unique opportunity to experience all the atmosphere and excitement of the final stages of the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup and watch some of the greatest players in the world on a vugraph presentation. There are no quotas for this Championship and the WBU as a NCBO has been asked to publicise the event as widely as possible and encourage teams to enter.


Note: There will be no funding available from the WBU should any players wish to participate in this event.


Thank you to all the pairs competing in the Lady Milne Trial.

Congratulations to the pairs selected to represent Wales in the forthcoming Lady Milne in Scotland on 21-23 April 2023 are:-

Gilly Clench & Aida Aris

Ceri Pierce &  Mia Deshepper

Jo Copping & Joan Marray

NPC Maggie Pierce

Reserve Pair  TBC


The WALES team selected to play in the TELTSCHER on 19-21st MAY 2023 at the Holiday Inn, Newport is:-

Paul Denning & Diane Kurbalija

John Salisbury & Tim Rees

Gary Jones & Paul Lamford

The WBU team is

Gilly Clench & Dave Birt

Simon Gottschalk & Chris Rochelle

Steve Jarvis & Nick Forrest