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  • Weeknight Mini-tournaments start in November

    Commencing on Monday 1st November, the WCBU is organising 12 board mini tournaments at 19h30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on BBO. The cost of entry is BB$ 1. Note: the new starting time is intended to cater for the additional boards played in each tournament. read more...
    Wednesday, 27 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Congratulations to Winners of the October 2021 Warwick Wealth Tuesday Competition

    Congratulations to Ellen Bryans and Pauline van der Vyfer for winning the October Warwick Wealth Tuesday pairs competition. Lynn Brown and Jimmie Potgieter shared the prize for achieving the median score. The full results can be found here. We thank Warwick Wealth for sponsoring the prizes each month for this competition. read more...
    Tuesday, 26 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • New Advanced Beginners Course 102 starts in November 2021

    With nearly 70 beginners having participated in Carol Stanton's first two series of beginner Zoom / RealBridge lessons, we now have a follow on series of 6 weekly lessons to further consolidate the skills of both beginners and of those who are at the kitchen bridge level, starting on 10th November at 19h30. The course will include, among other topics:Play: play of trump and no trump contracts, finessing, ruffing, discards, hold up playsDefence: leads, discards and signals, covering an honour, counting... read more...
    Tuesday, 26 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Personal Trust November 2021 Teams Competition

    The Personal Trust RealBridge November Teams Competition will take place on Thursday evenings 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November at 19h15. R1 000 prize money to be divided between “A” and “B” teams. Substitutes are allowed.Please contact Mark Kenyon ([email protected]) to enter or if you are seeking another pair to form a team. read more...
    Tuesday, 26 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Results of Western Cape Pairs 2021

    The 2021 Western Cape Pairs tournament took place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October. Congratulations to Andrew Cruise and Tim Cope on winning the 2021 Western Cape Pairs, with a total of 120.16, closely followed by Carol Stanton and Vanessa Armstrong. The other section winners were:B Section: Robert Stephens and Mark OliffC Section: Jennifer Gautschi and Peta BaldersonD Section: Phil King and Shirley KaminerE Section: Lotte Sorensen and Sheila Francis You can view the detailed results below: Saturday:... read more...
    Sunday, 24 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Materials for Glen Holman and Carol Stanton Bridge Workshops - September / October 2021

    On 17th October, Glen Holman gave a fascinating talk on Lebensohl and Good / Bad 2NT. You can download the slides here. On 26th September 2021 Carol Stanton gave a second workshop entitled What to do if opponents interfere over your 1NT opening (Lebensohl).You can click on these links to access the course notes, the Powerpoint slides (this is a very large file) and the Zoom recording, which has password of *.b#S2f+ (just copy and paste this). On 5th September 2021, Carol Stanton gave a one hour... read more...
    Tuesday, 19 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Instructive Hands from WCBU pairs week of 17th October 2021 and before

    We all like to analyse the hands we have played usually by comparing our results with those obtained by the pairs who achieved tops on the same boards. It's also helpful to see comments by others on the same hands. You can click on the links to see the hands from the week of: 17th October 2021 10th October 2021 3rd October 2021 26th September 2021 19th September 2021 12th September 2021 5th September 2021 If you disagree with our comments, you can always send us your analyses so we can include... read more...
    Sunday, 10 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Results of The Greyville Tournament

    The KZNBU is the organiser of the Greyville tournament taking place on 9th and 10th October. You can click here to view the results as the tournament proceeds. read more...
    Thursday, 07 October 2021 by
  • Bridge Mentors Wanted

    Carol Stanton is looking for mentors (who will be paid for their efforts) to assist beginners on her Zoom / RealBridge course for an hour or so each Wednesday evening. While this would be an ideal opportunity for established bridge teachers to add another string to their bow, you don't need to be a bridge expert; you just need to have an interest in getting more people playing our wonderful game! If you are interested please contact Carol [email protected] read more...
    Thursday, 07 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Western Cape Bridge News - September / October 2021

    This is the seventh monthly bridge update from the Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU). Further information on all the bridge topics covered can be found on this website. As I gathered the information for this newsletter, I was struck by how much things have changed for us bridge players in eighteen short months. Back then we played parochially at our local clubs. Now, Covid and the Internet have turned us into one big South African bridge family where town and provincial boundaries have ceased to... read more...
    Friday, 01 October 2021 by Brian Paxton
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