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Keep Bridge Alive

The University of Stirling in Scotland has launched the global ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ Crowdfund campaign to communicate messages about the benefits of bridge beyond the bridge world (running until 31 March 2019).  The key goals of this project are to transform the image of bridge, to increase participation and enhance the sustainability of the mind sport.

The Keep Bridge Alive campaign aims to attract new players to our game via innovative and collaborative approaches (including targeted resources aimed at children, young people, families as well as policy-makers, employers and teachers).  Keep Bridge Alive is about taking action to share best practice, pool resources and develop and evidence base to re brand and grow the bridge world.  This an excellent opportunity to do something different and create momentum for change within the bridge community.

But I need your help.  As a bridge player from Stirling in Scotland where a local club Alva recently closed and the nearby, once vibrant, club of Falkirk is on the brink of closure, my passion has been fuelled to bring people together to Keep Bridge Alive.  I am now reaching out to the global bridge community.


I am looking for global Keep Bridge Alive Champions to get behind this campaign and promote it as far and wide as possible.  I attach further information on the campaign, which I would greatly appreciate if you could print off and post on your information boards/website, possibly also forward on to clubs and encourage players to support it? However, we do need support to translate into donations, otherwise the work cannot be done without funding.


We have set up a Crowdfund Page for the Keep Bridge Alive campaign (https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/u5c0e5e7810869), that I would ask you to please consider donating to and encourage people to share posts on Facebook and retweet on Twitter to help us promote the campaign and reach our funding target.


Every penny counts, donations help us spread our message and mobilise.   By supporting the ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ (KBA) campaign, Bridge Clubs in your country would make a significant difference to raising the profile of bridge more widely in society and will help us to attract more players to what we know as the best card game in the world.


The money raised will go towards funding two part-time researchers to work alongside me. This new research team will explore interactions within bridge regarding wellbeing, healthy aging and social connection.  We will also produce a library of accessible materials aimed at different audiences, including schools, to encourage growth of the game and help shift the image of bridge.  Ultimately we aim to launch a global collaborative research project focussing on the benefits that bridge contributes to health and wellbeing, leading to the long-term sustainability of the mind sport.


Any contribution you feel able to make will be put to good use.  I’m keen to find ways we might work together to keep the card game of bridge alive. So please feel free to connect if you are keen to collaborate beyond the life of this two month KBA Crowdfund campaign.


I hope you will want to be part of this and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sam Punch

Prof Samantha Punch  |  Professor of Sociology  |  University of Stirling



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♠ ‘If you Keep Bridge Alive, it will do the same for you’ – David Burn, English Bridge Player.♠ 


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Welcome to Bridge Great Britain
Welcome to Bridge Great Britain

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


Last updated : 13th Nov 2016 10:24 GMT
Camrose Final Weekend
Camrose Final Weekend

The EBU team (pictured) have won the Camrose for 2019 with England runners up.

l-r John Cox, Ben Green, Ankush Khandelwal, Jon Cooke, Chris Dixon (NPC), Cameron Small, Peter Taylor

 Final Results here


Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer

♣ England have won the 2019 Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer 

♣ Click here for the event website.

♣  The photo above is of the winning English Peggy Bayer Team

♣ The photo below is of the winning English Junior Camrose Team

Peggy Bayer Full Results

Junior Camrose Full Results


Gold Cup Finals 2019 Update
Gold Cup Finals 2019 Update

♠ ♠ The WBF has confirmed the date and venue for the World Championships next year. There won't be a clash with the Gold Cup Finals which will remain as originally scheduled on 12/13 October. ♠ ♠ 


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

BGB Picture Gallery
BGB Picture Gallery
BGB has a photo archive and any contributions to it would be welcome covering any of the Home Internationals or Gold Cup.  Please contact the webmaster if you can help


The BGB Picture Gallery  Updated  08 March    Camrose 2nd weekend team photos  


Teltscher Trophy Age Restrictions
Teltscher Trophy Age Restrictions

♠ The WBF and EBL have changed the regulations for Seniors events as from 1 Jan 2018.

♠ BGB has followed suit and this affects the 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 remained 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 Archive

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♠  BGB has an archive of the past results of the Home Internationals and the Gold Cup.

   Anyone who can spot any error or give information about the missing results is invited to contact the webmaster.
 The archive of past Camrose Matches is now complete where detail is known. Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
♣  The archive has been updated with detail of the Camrose & Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer 2019
Camrose Weekend 2
Brandon Hall Hotel Warwickshire
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
La Mon Hotel and Country Club NI
Camrose Weekend 1
Mold, Wales
Gold Cup Finals 2018
Young Chelsea Bridge Club
Teltscher Trophy
Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
Lady Milne
Edinburgh Holiday Inn
13th Mar 2019
Deadline for submission of systems for Lady Milne
5th Apr 2019
Teltscher Trophy
Holiday Inn, Edinburgh 19:00
& 6th, 7th Date changed from the original
12th Apr 2019
Lady Milne
CityNorth Hotel Gormanstown, Co. Meath 19:00
& 13th, 14th
21st Apr 2019
Gold Cup round 3 closing date
7th Jul 2019
Gold Cup Round 4 closing date
11th Oct 2019
Gold Cup QF closing date
12th Oct 2019
Gold Cup Finals 2019
Young Chelsea Bridge Club
10:00 a.m.
& 13th