♥ ♥ ♥ Gold Cup
Congratulations to Simon Cope's team (Simon Cope, Peter Crouch, John Holland, Ben Green, Nicola Smith) who beat Sally Brock's team (Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Taf Anthias, Chris Dixon. Rob Sheehan & Pat Davies did not play in the final stages) by 65 imps
The schedule of the Gold Cup has been changed for forthcoming years. It will start in June annually. The Silver Plate won't be affected. The playing schedule will be as follows:
Round 3: Sunday 24 January 2016
Round 4: Sunday 03 April 2016
Round 5: Sunday 12 June 2016
QF: before the published date of the semi final
♥ Semi Final: Saturday 8th October Young Chelsea Bridge Club
♠ Final: Sunday 9th October Young Chelsea Bridge Club
♥ See the menu item Gold Cup Articles for articles from past finals including the very first one in 1932
♠ Thanks to Mark Horton and Bridge Magazine for some of the articles included.
♦ Peter Crouch has won his sixth Gold Cup. The first being in 1988. Nicola Smith has won her fourth Gold Cup. The first being in 1975 and only Boris Schapiro has a longer period between first and last win.♦
The 4+ wins Gold Cup Table (updated 14Dec15)
The Gold Cup Roll of Honour (updated 14Dec15)
This competition is administered by the EBU.
♥ ♥ The 2016 draw is on the EBU Site here ♥ ♥
Scottish teams participate in their own competition with the winners joining the Silver Plate at the Quarter Final stage.