2018 Round 4 Draw 30 Apr
2018 First Round 4 Results 22 May
BGB Picture Gallery updated with Teltscher Trophy Pictures 2018 22 May
♦ Congratulations to Scotland who won the event without losing a match
♦ Final Results here
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
England have won the Camrose.
Picture l-r (Back) Artur Malinowski, David Bakhshi, Tom Townsend
(Front) Glyn Liggins, Janet de Botton, Espen Erichsen, Alan Mould (NPC)
♦ ♦ See Results here ♦ ♦
♠ ♠ Archive updated ♠ ♠
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
Updated Statement from the Chairman of BGB
BGB regrets that there was controversy involving fines imposed for slow play in the last Gold Cup semi-final.
♦ We are completely satisfied that the regulations were followed correctly.
♦ We also wish to confirm that the responsibility for players sitting in the correct seats is solely that of the captains, although organisers will do their best to be helpful.
♦ The slow play regulation has been rewritten and will be published in the 2019 Gold Cup Regulations but it will also apply in the 2018 Semi Final and Final to be played in October 2018. The finalists will be informed separately of the changes.
♠ 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 over the next 8 years in accordance with the following schedule:
From 1st January 2018, a Senior player must be aged 61 in the year of the Championship in which he is going to play
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.