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  • Personal Trust Sunday Pairs and Lunch - 26th June 2022

    The Western Cape Bridge Union and Personal Trust invite you to participate in our June Sunday pairs and lunch event to be held at the Bridge Centre on Sunday 26th June at 10h00. TIME: 10h00 COST: (inclusive of lunch & wine) R65.00 per personENTRIES TO: SHIRLEY PHILLIPS 072 673 4248OR EMAIL: [email protected] & DRINKS AFTER PLAY PAY R65 ON THE DAY ORFNB BANK, ACCOUNT # 62926125263 ref: nameWe look forward to seeing you there. read more...
    Thursday, 16 June 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Andrew Cruise won Warwick Wealth May Bidding Competition

    Congratulations to Andrew Cruise on winning our popular Warwick Wealth sponsored May bidding competition, with Steve Bunker hot on his heels.These were Andrew's answers to the questions (in case you have mislaid them, the questions are attached):1. 2S* - I use this as conventional GF, but even if this is not agreed a forcing bid must be made... 2. 2H* - limit raise or better in D 3. 5C - its Teams so game must be punted, 3NT too risky. Any other 3 level bid looking for 3NT risks a misunderstanding... read more...
    Thursday, 09 June 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Carol Stanton stars in Sorry Partner podcast

    South Africa's Carol Stanton is the featured guest on the podcast episode of SORRY, PARTNER which will start airing later today (Thursday 9th June 2022). Carol's interview covers competitiveness, stepping up your game, and bridge bingo. With her long experience with teaching beginners, she also shares her top tip for developing players. To listen in from later today please click here. read more...
    Thursday, 09 June 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Warwick Wealth Bidding and Leading Competition

    Warwick Wealth is the sponsor of the WCBU's monthly bridge bidding and leading competition where a prize of R 250 will be awarded to the entrant with the best answers. You can click here to download theJune 2022 set of problems. Answers should be submitted to [email protected] by midnight on 30th June 2022. The judges' decision will be final! read more...
    Wednesday, 01 June 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Western Cape Players win PE Mini-Congress Tournament

    Congratulaions to Marilyn Bradley and Merle Bracher on winning the PE Mini Congress Tournament. The full results can be found here. read more...
    Wednesday, 01 June 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Western Cape Bridge Newsletter - May 2022

    Although this May update is from the Western Cape Bridge Union (WCBU), much will also be of interest to bridge players elsewhere in the country. Further information on all the topics covered can be found on the WCBU website; just click on the links in this newsletter. Please also feel free to forward this to fellow bridge players, including beginners, who might be interested. The last few months have seen clubs opening for face to face bridge though numbers are still way down from pre-Covid.... read more...
    Monday, 30 May 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Materials for Personal Trust Intermediate Bridge Workshops

    You can download the slides from Bernard Donde's 15th May 2022 lecture on Balancing by clicking here. You can click here to access the slides from Chris Bosenberg's March and April lecture on doubles. On 13th February Sven-Aka Bjerregaard ran a workshop on Signalling and Carding. You can click here to view the slides. 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... read more...
    Sunday, 15 May 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Western Cape Players star in Heidi Atkinson Memorial Tournament

    Congratulations to the Western Cape's Pauline van der Vyfer and Rinda Jacobs on winning the 2022 Heidi Atkinson MemorialTournament. Other Western Cape Players who were hot on their heels included Brian Pincus and Jeanne and Wilson McLeod. Well done to all of them. You can click here to access the results. read more...
    Sunday, 08 May 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Strategy for Matchpoint Pairs

    The WCBU has published a thought provoking bridge book written by our regular international bridge playing visitors, Kathryn Herz and Eckhard Bohlke, and with a foreword by Tim Cope and sponsorship from Personal Trust. The book has been positively reviewed by 3 European World champions.The cost is R75 plus postage. Please contact Mark Kenyon ([email protected]) to order copies. Payment should be made to FNB Account # 62926125263 reference MP and your name.Alternatively, you can collect them... read more...
    Saturday, 07 May 2022 by Brian Paxton
  • Bridge Rules, Ethics and Etiquette - Weekly Update

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    Wednesday, 04 May 2022 by Brian Paxton
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