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  • Materials for Glen Holman and Carol Stanton Bridge Workshops

    On 16th January 2022, Glen Holman ran a workshop on the Law of Total Tricks and its application in two situations. You can click on this link to access a copy of the Powerpoint Slides. If there is a Zoom recording available we will add it later. On 5th December 2021, Carol Stanton ran a workshop on Checkback Stayman, New Minor Forcing and 2 Way Checkback Stayman. You can click on these links to access the Powerpoint slides. On 17th October, Glen Holman gave a fascinating talk on Lebensohl and... read more...
    Sunday, 16 January 2022 by
  • Western Cape Bridge Union Newsletter - December 2021

    This is the final 2021 monthly bridge update from the Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU). Further information on all the bridge topics covered can be found on the WCBU website; just click on the links in this newsletter. Please feel free to forward this to fellow bridge players, including beginners, who might be interested. Congratulations to Louise and Allan Berman on winning the 2021 Western Cape Festival Pairs competition, our last red masterpoint tournament of the year. They were closely followed... read more...
    Tuesday, 21 December 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • In Memoriam December 2021

    As 2021 draws to a close, we remember those whom we will not see again at our bridge tables: Nora ChinnJocelyn DicentGillian GageSheila HeneckGloria KaplanQueenie MeyersonBashir MukuddemTheresa NobleAda NewmanPat ReidFaye SalomonAlan SimmondsJohn van Niekerk Sadly, we were not able to stand in silence with our fellow players as a tribute to their bridge companionship. Please advise if anyone has been overlooked. read more...
    Thursday, 09 December 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Cape Festival of Bridge

    Congratulations to the Donde Team (Bernard Donde, Sven-Ake Bjerregaard, Martin Lofgren and Carl Ragnarsso) on winning the Western Cape Festival Teams competition. The revised final result was as follows: Congratulations to Louise and Allan Berman on winning the 2021 Western Cape Festival Pairs competition. They were closely followed by Alicia Sordyl and Mohammed Soula, with Chris Bosenberg and Neville Eber taking third spot. You can download the final results and the second day hand records. You... read more...
    Wednesday, 08 December 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • RealBridge iPad Styluses

    RealBridge has donated several styluses to the WCBU to be used on iPads when playing RealBridge events. Interested persons should contact Mark Kenyon ([email protected]). read more...
    Wednesday, 08 December 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Western Cape Bridge News - November 2021

    This is the ninth monthly bridge update from the Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU). Further information on all the bridge topics covered can be found on the WCBU website; just click on the links in this newsletter. Please feel free to forward this to fellow bridge players, including beginners, who might be interested. We bridge players are living in an age of increased uncertainty - and I'm not referring to the possibility that your next finesse might not succeed! Players are cautiously emerging... read more...
    Monday, 29 November 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Results of Outeniqua Teams Competition

    The Outeniqua Open Teams took place on 27 & 28 November 2021.Teams played a 6 round Swiss qualifying on Saturday, and a round robin final on Sunday.Congratulations to the Keet team for the overall win:Duncan Keet - Jimmie Potgieter & Glen Holman - David BeinartThe Gersowsky team won the B section:Selwyn & Gail Gersowsky & Craig Gower - Brian PincusThe Donde team won the C section:Bernard Donde - Sven Bjerregaard - Aras Apteker & Vanessa Armstrong - Carol Stanton You can click... read more...
    Friday, 26 November 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Narunsky team win Impala Open

    Congratulations to the Narunsky Team (Maureen Narunsky, Intiaz Kaprey, Diniar and Nancy Minwalla) on winning the Impala Open and the floating Steve McGibbon Trophy (kindly donated by Adele, Steve's widow, in his memory - Steve was a stalwart of the Club before his untimely passing). The B category winners were the Nick team (Hilary Nick, Peter Terblanche, Jan and Terry East) and the C category winners were the Abramowitz team (Joe Abramowitz, Dave Gow, Anita Lapage, Pier Buda) read more...
    Sunday, 21 November 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Resumption of Face to Face Bridge in the Western Cape

    The WCBU Committee has agreed to affiliated clubs playing face to face bridge with the following guidelines recommended:Clubs should not handle cash. Payments should be made by EFT or card.All players must be vaccinated in accordance with the manufacturers' recommended dosage.Player temperatures should be checked on arrival.The tables should be well spaced and the venue well ventilated.Sanitisers should be placed on all tables.Masks at the table are encouraged but not enforced.All players should... read more...
    Monday, 15 November 2021 by Brian Paxton
  • Trials for Western Cape Teams for SAWBA 2022 take place soon

    The 2022 South African Womens' Bridge Association (SAWBA) Congress will take place on 5th and 6th March (pairs), 7th and 8th March (interprovincial teams) and finally from 11th to 15th March (national teams).The SAWBA (South African Women’s Bridge Association) Congress takes place in March 2020 on BBO. Congress comprises three events:The interprovincial teams competition has three sections: A, B and Bunny Pritchard. The CTWDBC (Cape Town Wednesday Duplicate Bridge Club) will be holding trials... read more...
    Sunday, 14 November 2021 by Brian Paxton
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