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March newsletter now out.  Click here.

Hand of the Day - see the the tab on the left for something new to read daily.

 
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Midlands League

MCL vs Nottinghamshire   2 April 2017
Dawes.  John Atthey & Paul Denning, Richard Butland & Keith Stanley, Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields (capt), Tony hill & Alan Wearmouth.

Porter  David Atthey & Alison Pritchard, Roy Collard(capt) & Pam Pearce, Tony Letts & Roger Schofield, Mark Rogers & Peter waggett.

Markham  John Councer & Nicky Ferguson, Ashok Kwatra & David Simons (capt),  Lesley Harrison & Paul Lilley, Peter Swales & Anne Swannell.

See results for details.  Running tables via the EBU - click for  Dawes, Porter, Markham

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

**NEW** : the hand discussion page has been restarted, please feel free to offer any thoughts or stories on the hand shown; if you want another hand discussed let Patrick know, or ask and you can be shown how to present it yourself!  We aim for multiple hands per week, so keep looking and do comment if you want this to keep running.

2 Mar 2017  the latest newsletter is out - March 2017 - and older are here too : February 2017January 2017 : December16 and see the Newsletter TAB on left for older issues.

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

TD Course at CBC

TD COURSE 2017

Venue Cheltenham Bridge Club

Training by Ted Hill

Dates: Saturdays - Sept. 9th - Oct. 14th - Nov. 11th - Dec. 9th 

Bookings through EBU

BRIDGE LESSONS

CHELTENHAM : see the club web site.

GLOUCESTER: Starting September 2016.  Each Monday at Gloucester B.C. Intermediate course of lessons for those who have completed the beginners course.  If you wish to join contact Tom (01452 725587) or Stewart (01452 525005)

BOX: Starting October 6th 2016 in the village hall.  Mark Rogers will be offering lessons and invites you to contact him by email: mark@greyroofs.me.uk

 
 ♠  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 schedule

27th March        Spring Teams (just turn up as a team of 4)

3rd April            League 10

10th April.         Spring Pairs (all welcome but let ctd know you are coming if you have not played before)

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

Coming Events

County Pairs : 26th. March, 1pm start. Entry fee £7.50 which includes a full tea. Open to those who have qualified through the heats. Green Points are awarded for this event which will be at least 36 boards to fulfill the requirement for GP awards.

Ace of Clubs : 2nd. April, 1.30pm start. Entry fee £7.50 which includes a full tea. Open to those who have qualified through Club heats. No player of rank National Master or above. We will play about 26 boards so event will finish around 5.30pm.

Upcoming Special Events

YOUTH BRIDGE weekend : on 8-9 April at Cheltenham bridge Club.  Click here for more details.

CHELTENHAM CONGRESS : the weekend of 28-30 April at the Chase Hotel. Click here for more details.

MIDLANDS MIXED PAIRS being played in DERBYSHIRE on Sunday 30th April.  Click here for details.

NATIONAL SWISS TEAMS : the weekend of 13-14 May at WMBC in Solihull.  Excellent value for an EBU event!  Click here for more details.

AVON GREEN POINT SWISS : the weekend of 20-21 May at University of West of England in Bristol.  Click here for details.

GLOS-HEREFORD GREEN POINT SWISS : the weekend of 22-23 July at Ross-on-Wye.  Click here for more details

Latest Trophy Winners

Winter Teams : Ian & Val Constable, Roy Collard, Steve Evans, Patrick Phair

Newent Bowl : Daphne Hogarth & Chris Lewis, Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore

Winter Pairs: Joe Angseesing & Keith Stanley

Rank Xerox: Thribb

Individual: Mike Wignall

Mixed Pairs: Ben Britton & Maggie Eaton (Allan and Judy Sanis win the Flitch)

Bredon Vale: EDF Energy

External Results

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

Llangollen Swiss Teams : Paul Denning and Patrick Shields were members of the team who came 3rd in this Swiss Teams.

EBU Seniors Congress : Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields played in a team with Graham Sadie and came 3rd in the Swiss Teams.

SBU Autumn Congress : Patrick Shields (with Clive Owen) won the 2-session Pairs Qualifying round, and won the Teams Qualifying round and came second in the Teams Final.

Richard Butland's team lost in the final of the EBU 2016 Seniors Knock Out to a Berks & Bucks team.

CLUBS LEAGUE

This is the entry level teams event run by (David Hauser on behalf of) the County.  There are 3+ divisions across the County and matches are played at your choice of location (Cheltenham Bridge Club is available on some Mondays for this) and the entry fee is only £5 per team per year.  If you want to learn more just ask and we'll put you in touch with some current participants to get an authentic view!

The 2016 winners were Thribb A (in Div One), Wanderers (in Div Two), and EDF Energy A (in Div Three).

EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

CLICK FOR ANY OF :

Div 1 current Winter league.  

Div 2 curent Winter league  

Div 3 current Winter league. (updated 17 February). 

Butlers for 20 Feb matches on results info tab

The previous Autumn Div 2 is renamed Div 3 Winter and the same 6 teams play one another again.

Clubs League current results tables  Div 1  Div 2  Div 3

County Knock Out

Season 2016-17 draw now available.   Full detail - click on header.

GCBA Web page updates

These are empowered to edit the web pages: please contact any of them if you see something which needs to be done : Judy, Patrick, Alan, Joe, MikeW.

Results
22nd Mar 2017
GCBA Squad practice
22nd Mar 2017
GCBA Squad practice B
20th Mar 2017
League 9
13th Mar 2017
Spring Pairs 1
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams 5B
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams F1/F2 Session All
27th Feb 2017
Spring Teams (4) 1
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad Practice
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad B
20th Feb 2017
GCBA League 8
Calendar
26th Mar 2017
County Pairs Final
1300
2nd Apr 2017
Midlands Counties League vs NOTTS (H)
2nd Apr 2017
Ace of Clubs Final
1330
3rd Apr 2017
League 10
 Click for more information
10th Apr 2017
GCBA Spring Swiss Pairs
28th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress
29th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress Swiss Pairs
30th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress Swiss Teams
1st May 2017
BH Summer Pairs
8th May 2017
Spring (Swiss) Pairs 3
EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

CLICK FOR ANY OF :

Div 1 current Winter league.  

Div 2 curent Winter league  

Div 3 current Winter league. (updated 17 February). 

Butlers for 20 Feb matches on results info tab

The previous Autumn Div 2 is renamed Div 3 Winter and the same 6 teams play one another again.

Clubs League current results tables  Div 1  Div 2  Div 3

County Knock Out

Season 2016-17 draw now available.   Full detail - click on header.

GCBA Web page updates

These are empowered to edit the web pages: please contact any of them if you see something which needs to be done : Judy, Patrick, Alan, Joe, MikeW.

Results
22nd Mar 2017
GCBA Squad practice
22nd Mar 2017
GCBA Squad practice B
20th Mar 2017
League 9
13th Mar 2017
Spring Pairs 1
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams 5B
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams F1/F2 Session All
27th Feb 2017
Spring Teams (4) 1
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad Practice
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad B
20th Feb 2017
GCBA League 8
Calendar
26th Mar 2017
County Pairs Final
1300
2nd Apr 2017
Midlands Counties League vs NOTTS (H)
2nd Apr 2017
Ace of Clubs Final
1330
3rd Apr 2017
League 10
 Click for more information
10th Apr 2017
GCBA Spring Swiss Pairs
28th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress
29th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress Swiss Pairs
30th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress Swiss Teams
1st May 2017
BH Summer Pairs
8th May 2017
Spring (Swiss) Pairs 3