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LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

20 Feb 2018 : latests two sets of committee minutes added under GCBA Organisation TAB

05 Feb 2018: the latest newletter is there - February 2018, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.

08 Jul : Facebook logo link added to the top of the screen

01 Apr : the EBU have released a video about card dealing - well worth watching - click here.

 
Welcome to Gloucestershire County Bridge
 ♠  This is the official GCBA web site ♣  
MONDAYS @ CBC

More Details on all sessions are under the GCBA EVENTS menu on the left.

Click here for a summary of the 2018 schedule

  • 26th February  Spring Teams
  • 5th March        Spring Teams
  • 12th March      Spring Pairs
  • 19th March      League 9
  • 26th March      Spring Teams

This Season's Monday events are in the calendar with extra information under Monday Nights Pairs/Teams

Paul Denning is our CTD. Do contact him for more information - ctd@gcba.org.uk

County Pairs Final

Final of the County Pairs

17th March 2018 - Green Pointed Event.

Any Club can hold a heat - just let Patrick know 

patrick@gcba.org.uk

 

ACE OF CLUBS - NOW ON 15 APRIL

This pairs competition - restricted to players below National Master - will run this year on a familiar format; any club can hold a qualifying round and from that event the top half of the field (rounded up if an odd numbers, but no substitutes) are invited to the final which will now (because of a date clash) take place on Sunday 15th April at Cheltenham Bridge Club.  Competitors can play in as many heats as they like; so far heats have been held at Stroud BC and Winchcombe BC, but there is plenty of time for other clubs to organise heats.

Upcoming Special Events

WILTSHIRE : runs a 2-day Swiss event in Bath on 3-4 March.  Click here for more details.

Newent Bowl March 4th

Cheltenham Congress  May 4 - 6

GCBA  AGM.  May 13. Meeting with Free Bridge!

GLOUCESTERSHIRE-HEREFORDSHIRE Green Point Weekend : 21-22 July 2018.  See TAB on left for more details.

Midlands League

Current season's MCL matches are in the calendar.  Next match 18th March away against Oxfordshire.  

Result of 18th February Away against Nottinghamshire:

  • Dawes : Won 16 - 4
  • Porter :  Drew 10-10
  • Markham : Lost 6-14

See below and Results pages for current league positions, and Calendar for team selections.

Running tables via the EBU - click for  Dawes, Porter, Markham

Cotswold Cup - Our 2018 Charity Event

♣ ♠   Cotswold Cup - GCBA's Charity Event for 2018   ♠ ♣ 

£623 was raised for the Sue Ryder Foundation

Thank you to all those members who gave their time and effort towards making this a most successful day

Also grateful thanks to our sponsors - Baker and Graze, Morans, The Ivy, The Tivoli, Waitrose and Laithwaites.

External Results

Please email any external result to results@gcba.org.uk for inclusion here.

East Wales Swiss Teams (Newport) : the two day event was won by a team with Dan McIntosh & Patrick Shields, and in second place was the team of John Atthey & Claire Robinson, Paul Denning & Richard Plackett.

EBU Budapest Congress : the two day Swiss Pairs was won by Ian & Val Constable and 6th of the 30 pairs was Lesley Harrison & Mary Jones. Playing together the two pairs came 4th in the two day Swiss Teams.

Barcelona International : there were two local players playing in this, with Alison Pritchard coming 18th out of 158 in an international field (Ben, her son, came third), and Diana Nettleton was further down the list but still above average.

EBU Point a Board Teams : Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields (with Graham Sadie & Richard Granville) won the Consolation PAB teams.

West Midlands Congress : Swiss Teams Overall (Hayward Cup) – Diane & Filip Kurbalija, Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain

     plus  Swiss Teams Stratification B (Littleford Healey Cup) –Anne Swannell & Ashok Kwatra, Michael Lewis & Malcolm Green.

Latest Trophy Winners

The Bredon Vale was won by Gloucester Bridge Club with Stroud a close second followed by Thribb.

The Ladies' Pairs was won by Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore, with what is thought to be a record-breaking fifth win.  The Men's Pairs was won by Paul Denning & Kanwar Rahim, after what is thought to be a record breaking number of attempts.

The 2016-17 Victor Ludorum (most Master Points on Mondays excluding 1st-team players) was won by Ashok Kwatra (more detail, past winners - click here)

BRIDGE LESSONS

There is slots of learning to be done at the Gloucestershire Youth Bridge - click here for its website.

CHELTENHAM :  The teaching team are starting a new series of lessons starting in September. For more information see the club web site.

GLOUCESTER: Starting September 2017.  Lessons available on Monday at Gloucester B.C..  For further discussion contact Tom (01452 725587) or Stewart (01452 525005)

NEWENT : Starting 29th September 2017.  More details at click here.  EBU qualified teachers, and it runs for two terms.

MALMESBURY (Tetbury & Cirencester) : Robert Cobbold offers "fun and friendly bridge for beginners and beyond.  07526451532" 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE
GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE

Click here or the title bar of this box to get to the GYB website

We need to reach reach out to candidate players who will never read this website.  If you could help, contact our team  gyb@gcba.org.uk

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

THIS YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

Results
19th Feb 2018
County League 8
18th Feb 2018
Midlands League : Nottinghamshire (A)
12th Feb 2018
Winter Pairs
5th Feb 2018
Winter Teams
4th Feb 2018
Cotswold Cup
29th Jan 2018
County League 7
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice A
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice B
22nd Jan 2018
RANK XEROX
22nd Jan 2018
COUNTY PAIRS QF
Calendar
26th Feb 2018
Spring Teams
28th Feb 2018
Squad Practice
1900
 Click for more information
4th Mar 2018
Newent Bowl
5th Mar 2018
Spring Teams
9th Mar 2018
TD Seminar
1800
11th Mar 2018
Garden Cities County Qual
12th Mar 2018
Spring Pairs
17th Mar 2018
County Pairs Final
18th Mar 2018
Midlands Leagues : Oxfordshire (A)
1400
 Click for more information
19th Mar 2018
County League 9
 Click for more information
GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE
GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE

Click here or the title bar of this box to get to the GYB website

We need to reach reach out to candidate players who will never read this website.  If you could help, contact our team  gyb@gcba.org.uk

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

THIS YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

Results
19th Feb 2018
County League 8
18th Feb 2018
Midlands League : Nottinghamshire (A)
12th Feb 2018
Winter Pairs
5th Feb 2018
Winter Teams
4th Feb 2018
Cotswold Cup
29th Jan 2018
County League 7
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice A
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice B
22nd Jan 2018
RANK XEROX
22nd Jan 2018
COUNTY PAIRS QF
Calendar
26th Feb 2018
Spring Teams
28th Feb 2018
Squad Practice
1900
 Click for more information
4th Mar 2018
Newent Bowl
5th Mar 2018
Spring Teams
9th Mar 2018
TD Seminar
1800
11th Mar 2018
Garden Cities County Qual
12th Mar 2018
Spring Pairs
17th Mar 2018
County Pairs Final
18th Mar 2018
Midlands Leagues : Oxfordshire (A)
1400
 Click for more information
19th Mar 2018
County League 9
 Click for more information