The Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU) headquarters is situated at the Bridge Centre in Green Point, Cape Town in the shadow of Lion’s Head adjoining Table Mountain.

The WCBU is one of the unions in South Africa under the auspices of the South African Bridge Federation (SABF) which is affiliated to the African Bridge Federation (ABF) and the World Bridge Federation (WBF). The SABF sends bridge players to represent South Africa in the ABF and WBF high level tournaments on a regular basis.

There are a number of affiliated clubs in greater Cape Town and outlying areas that belong to the WCBU. The WCBU supports competitive events at the various clubs and also provides funding and support for beginner bridge players as well as more established bridge players who are new to the competitive environment.

During the summer season in South Africa, we have a number of “swallows” from the Northern hemisphere who spend a few months of the year in Cape Town and they have become an integral part of competitive bridge in Cape Town. We welcome bridge playing visitors to come to our clubs when they are in this part of the world.

 

Bridge Development at Schools

Duncan Keet, under the auspices of the WCBU, has initiated an extensive Bridge Development Programme at Bonteheuwel/Matroosfontein Primary Schools which commenced on 12 June 2024 at the Bonteheuwel Library.

Duncan and Imtiaz Kaprey trained four coaching assistants (Mogamat de Goede, Clive Carollisen, Riedewaan Salie and Andre Bronkhorst) with another coaching session on Friday 14 June.

There are six primary schools with 16 learners from each institution + 40 learners from Matroosfontein, making up a total of 136 learners who will be participating in this programme at the following schools: Arcadia, Nerina, Disa, Rosewood, Bramble Way and Mimosa.

It is a wonderful opportunity for young learners to become engaged with the game of bridge. We look forward to seeing them at the bridge clubs in future!

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If you have not previously registered on Pianola, then click here in order to send the WCBU a registration request and we will send you an E-mail with instructions on how to register.

 

 

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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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