2018 Round 3 Draw 13 Feb
2018 Round 2 Results 13 Feb **Complete**
2018 Teams List updated 8 Jan
2018 Camrose Teams updated for revised 2nd weekend 12 Mar
2018 Lady Milne Teams 13 Mar
♦ 2018 Lady Milne Systems Complete♦ 14 Mar
BGB Picture Gallery updated with Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Pictures 2018 05 Mar
BGB made the decision to cancel the second weekend (2-4 March) because of adverse weather conditions and difficulty of travel.
♠ The event has been re-arranged for Fri 6th-Sun 8th April at the same venue.♠
♠ England have won the Junior Camrose and the Peggy Bayer Trophies
♠ Photo is the winning 2018 English Peggy Bayer Team
♠ l-r Theo Gillis, Sam Anoyrkatis, Theo Anoyrkatis, Michael Byrne (npc), Jack Ronayne, Harry Madden, Kripa Panchagnula
♦ Junior Camrose Results
♦ Peggy Bayer Results
♦ Event Webpage
♦ YouTube Link
♥ Pictures and video courtesy of Nicole Cook
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
BGB's Chairman for 2017/2018 is Mike Ash
Our secretary is Sandra Claridge
Her email address is:
Statement from the Chairman of BGB
BGB regrets that there was controversy involving fines imposed for slow play in this year's 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 avoid mistakes.
♦ However it has been accepted that the language on slow play and late arrival could be clarified, particularly distinguishing the situations where these are being applied as part of a weekend event rather than in a private head to head match.
♦ BGB has established a review and will publish revised Conditions of Contest by 1st May 2018. Members of BGB will consult on any drafts through their NBO's before that date. Until then existing regulations apply.
♠ 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.