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. Its aim is to have more people playing more and better bridge.

Details of of the Western Cape's bridge clubs can be found on our Clubs page. The WCBU and its affiliated and associated clubs also provide online pairs and teams events using BBO and RealBridge. For more details, consult our Upcoming and Calendar pages.

Each year the WCBU organises the Western Cape Pairs, Western Cape Teams, WCBU Hermanus Pairs and Cape Town Bridge Festival tournaments as major red masterpoint events. Nearer the time each of these is advertised on this website.

Players are encouraged to register on this 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.

The WCBU publishes a monthly newsletter which is delivered by E-mail as well as being included in the News section of this website.

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 Lectures and Learn Bridge pages list 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, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Somerset West 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. SABF Subs of R 250 for 2024 can be paid into the WCBU bank account (Bank FNB Branch 200409 Account 62926125263) with your SABF number, name and subs2024 as reference. The WCBU runs a Friendship Club to assist members who cannot afford to pay the annual subscriptions and/or the playing fees.

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

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Register / Logon

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.

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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