2018 Final Stage Results ♥ Complete ♥ 15 Oct
BGB Picture Gallery updated with Gold Cup Final Pictures 2018 16 Oct
Winners l-r Zia Mahmood, Marion Michielsen, Peter Crouch, Glyn Liggins, Simon Cope & Sandra Claridge (presenting the trophy).
Anita Sinclair not present
Crouch bt Dhondy by 33 after 64 Boards.
l-r Brian Callaghan, Ian Pagan, Jeremy Dhondy, Heather Dhondy
Bridge Great Britain was formed following the devolution of the British Bridge League into its individual unions at the end of 1999. At that time, the English, Scottish and Welsh Bridge Unions won the right to have teams representing them in European and World events, instead of playing as Great Britain. However, should bridge ever be represented in the Olympic Arena, it will be necessary for the countries to join together again and participate as Great Britain, since this is the body recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
How BBL became BGB
In addition to the need to have the infrastructure to select a representative team in this eventuality, there are two events which remain British rather than belonging to any one Union, notably the Gold Cup, which is the British Knock Out Teams of Four Championship and The Home International Series,comprising the Camrose, Lady Milne, Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose), Junior Camrose (U26) and Peggy Bayer (U21's).
♥ How Wales won the Lady Milne for the first time in 1967
Bridge Great Britain is run by a Committee - there is a Core Committee comprising three members, one from each of England, Scotland and Wales, and the full Committee, which meets annually, where the Core Committee members are joined by delegates from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The British Simultaneous Pairs are administered by the EBU on behalf of England, Wales and Scotland.
SIMS Results available here
♠ ♠ The Gold Cup Finals 2019 are set for 13/14 October but the WBF has announced a change of date and venue for the World Championships next year. If there is a clash the finals will move to the later date of 26/27 October. A decision will be announced as soon as the WBF confirm dates for the World Championship.♠ ♠
BGB's Chairman for 2018/2019 is Jeremy Dhondy
Our secretary is Sandra Claridge
Her email address is:
Minutes of BGB's May 2018 meeting
♠ The WBF and EBL have changed the regulations for Seniors events as from 1 Jan 2018.
♠ BGB has followed suit and this will affect the 2018 Teltscher Trophy. The regulations have been updated to reflect this.
The schedule for change is
Senior Age Regulations
The WBF Executive Council has decided to raise the age requirement for Senior players to 65 in accordance with the following schedule:
On 1st January 2019 the age will remain at 61
On 1st January 2020 it will be raised to 62 years of age
On 1st January 2022 it will be raised to 63 years of age
On 1st January 2024 it will be raised to 64 years of age
On 1st January 2026 it will be raised to 65 years of age
♠ BGB has an archive of the past results of the Home Internationals and the Gold Cup.