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The  Rules  for GCBA Competitions have been updated click here for a copy.

The ** 50th ** Cheltenham Congress on 1-3rd of May 2015 at the Chase Hotel, Brockworth

Brochure - click here ; entry form - click here for PDF and here for XLS

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STROUD : starting Thursday 18th September, by Angelos at the Imperial Hotel.   Click here for more details.

BOX : in the village hall, starting Thursday 11th September for total newcomers, from 2nd October for everyone, by Mark.  Click here for more details.

Midlands League

Next match is not until March 2015 (away to Staffs).   Teams:

DAWES; Shields(c)/Wearmouth, Denning/Butland, J.Simons/Phair, Collard/Hope

PORTER; Constable(c)/Constable, Swannell/Nasturas, Rogers/Waggett, W.Angseesing/Wignall

MARKHAM; Councer/Ferguson, Harrison/Lilley, Goalby/Letts, Kwatra/D.Simons

Standby Powell and Powell

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Welcome to our Winter Season
Special Events coming up
NOT HAPPENING  Sunday 8th March : Everett Cup         <<  postponed for lack of entries.  New date TBD.
Thursday 19th March :  Rank Xerox teams
Mondays in March
9th           County League
16th         Swiss Pairs 5                      << no stand by yet - please say if you can
23rd         Swiss Teams + Mentored
30th          County League
Introduction to County Bridge

Many club players have told us that they find it difficult to join in events run by the County because they don't feel good enough.  We would like to change this and offer an:
♠  "Introduction to County Bridge" ♠ 
Several of our top players have offered to host sessions on the 4th Monday of the month from October to April.  There will be 16 boards in play and this will be interspersed by discussion and teaching.  They will be friendly and fun sessions as well as being a real opportunity to play better bridge. 

Please come with a partner. We mised last month due to holidays but these sessions are proving popular and useful.

The next session is at 7.00pm on 23rd March at Cheltenham Bridge Club. Your mentor will be *TBD*.  Please be tempted!

You will find other dates in the calendar under Mentored Sessions

Latest Trophy Winners

Cotswold Cup (PAB teams) : Anne Swannell & Richard Harris, Mark Rogers & Peter Waggett

County Individual : Lindsay Stewart

Bredon Vale Trophy : Cheltenham C (Ralph Brooks, Chris Healey, Alan & Judy Richards)

Ladies Pairs : Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore

Mens Pairs : Ashok Kwatra & Patrick Shields

External Results


Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

Camrose Internationals - Paul Denning had an unexpected late call-up when one of the Welsh team was taken ill the day before the first leg. Playing in an unfamiliar partnership Paul had a good weekend, and Wales are leading the event at the halfway stage. The second weekend will be in March.

Hubert Phillips - Mark Rogers, Anne Swannell, Richard Harris & Peter Waggett have reached the semi-finals of the Plate competition.

GCBA Non-expert Events

Entries please to Patrick ( or on the list at CBC.  

The first heat of the Ace of Clubs (at Cheltenham Bridge Club) was on October, on Sunday 5th, and we had 8 tables and it was enjoyed by all.  Everyone remembered the earlier start time of 1330 hrs. 

The second heat was at  Newent Community School on Sunday 7th December.  The winners were John Whittenbury and Sian Brady with Val Glendenning and Ann Christie coming second.

The third heat was at Stroud on Sunday 1st February.  The winners were Fred & NIgel PItel, followed by Bob Jeffrey & Denys Thompson.

The next Heat is on the 12th April and will be hosted by GCBA at Cheltenham B.C.  Please put it in your diary.  All scores count towards the club championship.  Winning pair will be determined by their best 3 scores.

County Knock Out

Click above for the new year's draw & results.

Two matches to go - Swannell team already in the final !

County League

County League 2014/15 Match 6

Monday 9th Feb Butler Imps on Info tab

 2014/15 League tables found by clicking here. as at Match 6.

Clubs League results are found by clicking here.

2nd Mar 2015
Winter Pairs 6
23rd Feb 2015
Swiss Teams 7 + Mentored
16th Feb 2015
Swiss Pairs 4
9th Feb 2015
County League 6
2nd Feb 2015
Winter Pairs 5
1st Feb 2015
Ace of Clubs
26th Jan 2015
Swiss Teams 6
19th Jan 2015
Swiss Pairs 3
12th Jan 2015
County League 5
11th Jan 2015
Cotswold Cup
8th Mar 2015
Everett Cup
9th Mar 2015
County League 7
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16th Mar 2015
Swiss Pairs 5
21st Mar 2015
23rd Mar 2015
Swiss Teams8 + Mentored
29th Mar 2015
30th Mar 2015
County League 8
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6th Apr 2015
Bank Holday Pairs 1
12th Apr 2015
Ace of Clubs 4
12th Apr 2015
County Pairs FInal
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