Welcome to South Africa's Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU) website

Bridge is a fantastic game played by millions of people, old and young, around the world, both online and with playing cards round the comfort of a bridge table.

The Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU) represents the interests of bridge players located in the Western Province region of South Africa.

The WCBU is organising the following major events during 2022: WCBU Pro-ams on 27/2 29/5 28/8  27/11; Western Cape Pairs 14 & 15 May; Western Cape Teams  10 & 11 September; and the Western Cape Festival 16-18 December. Note some of these dates are tentative and could change.

The WCBU and its affiliated clubs provide online pairs and teams events using BBO and RealBridge each day of the week except Sunday. Players from around the world participate in these events. You can play in our BBO tournaments and meet our players by logging on to BBO, selecting Virtual Clubs - South Africa and choosing a WCBU tournament. For more details, consult our Upcoming, Calendar and J&M Bridge pages.

The Hermanus Duplicate Bridge Club and the Impala Bridge Club have resumed face to face bridge and other clubs plan to follow suit in early 2022.

Players are encouraged to register on the website so you can enter competitions, view and analyse results, find partners, take bridge lessons and stay abreast of developments in the South African bridge world.

Although the WCBU is headquartered in beautiful Cape Town, this website aims to help people everywhere to learn and improve their bridge and to find partners and tournaments in South Africa. In particular, we encourage young people in the Western Cape to contact the WCBU for assistance in learning the game and establishing peer playing groups.

 Our Learn Bridge page lists online teaching resources for beginner and intermediate players. We are always looking for volunteers to assist in teaching young people to play.

We encourage visitors to South Africa's Western Cape region to use this website to find local clubs and tournaments in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Hermanus and other centres to enhance your holiday experience. We might even be able to find you a partner.

Members of the SABF can click here to access the SABF Online website to find details of masterpoints and SABF members. For members in the Western Cape, SABF Subs of R 100 for 2022 can be paid into the following bank account: Bank FNB Branch 200409 Account 62926125263 giving your SABF Number, Subs2022 and name as reference.

The photograph shows the Cape Town Bridge Centre with the rump of Lion's Head behind.

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Members of the WCBU and players in WCBU tournaments can Login here to Pianola in order to update your membership profile, view and analyse your results or find a partner. You can also sign up to be a bridge teacher.


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Friendship Club

Western Cape clubs run a Friendship Club to assist members who cannot afford to pay annual subs or playing fees.

Any players who require assistance are encouraged to contact one of the following organisers of the Friendship Club: Joyce Hessen (021 433-2436 or 084 670-4989), Shirley Phillips (072 673-4248) or Shirley Karon (021 439-4178 or 084 439-4178). All requests are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

A bank account has been set up and donations would be greatly appreciated: Friendship Club / ABSA / Sea Point Branch / Account Number 9323720421.

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