Information on membership of the WBU can be found at welshbridgeunion.info/masterpoints/
The benefits to bridge players and clubs of becoming members of the WBU are considerable. This paper explains the benefits.
If you are already a member, you can access your details here (registration and login required)
Publications including the current WBU Constitution can be found via the Publications page.
The WBU operates a masterpoint award scheme for lifetime achievement, with promotion through the various ranks towards becoming a Grand Master. In addition every April we publish the Gold Point Ranking list, which is an indication of current form.
Members can access their details here (registration and login required)
A recurring theme from the members' survey in 2011 was concern that enjoyment of the game can be compromised by the poor behaviour of a minority of players. The WBU Management Committee has adopted this policy:
and published a guide and summary which was sent to each club. More information and online copies
Liaison and Education Officer
Keith Butler has taken on this new role. Read his introduction. We wish him well!
Annual General Meeting 2015
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Bridge Union was held on Sunday 7th June 2015 at The Whitchurch Rugby Club, Cardiff starting at 11.00 a.m. Papers
Herbie, our outgoing President, handing over to our new President, Gareth Jones from the West
Annual General Meeting 2014
The 2014 AGM at Newtown Football Club on 8 June 2014 re-elected Herbie as President for 2014-15. Papers etc
Annual General Meeting 2013
The AGM was held at the Nova Centre in Prestatyn on 9 June 2013. Agenda and papers.
Our new President, Herbie Rowley, receiving the chain of office from Paddy Murphy. Read the new President's address to the AGM
Annual General Meeting 2012
The AGM was held at the Seabank hotel in Porthcawl on 20 May 2012. Agenda and papers, including Adrian's report.
Adrian Thomas handing over the chain of office to our new President, Paddy Murphy. Read Paddy's message.
Presentations were made to our two retirng stalwarts: Noelle Bond, who has been Master Points Secretary for 20 years, and Linda Greenland, who has been Treasurer for 16 years and was also Chief Executive for several years.
Support for Clubs
The Welsh Bridge Union has extended its Officers Liability Insurance to cover post holders at all affiliated Clubs. This added benefit is automatic and the cost is borne by the WBU. Further details
The Welsh Bridge Union is pleased that a special insurance deal has been arranged for affiliated clubs. Details here.
WBU Playing Cards: The WBU has organised a bulk purchase of high-quality playing cards for our affiliated clubs. They can be used in Duplimate machines. Each affiliated club was given some free packs, according to how many WBU members they have. Further packs can be bought cheaply by affiliated clubs. Contact Neville for details or access the WBU shop here.
Putting Bridge Teachers on the Map
The map of Welsh bridge clubs which can be reached via welshbridgeunion.info/club-locations now shows sources of bridge teaching with information about them and pins to show where they are. If you are, or know of, an active teacher of bridge, please inform Neville and he will add to the map.
In late 2012, Phil Bowers conducted a survey of how our clubs do their scoring and how prepared they were for direct upload of master points. Here is the summary of responses.