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Stroud BC's new Monday afternoon session - details here.

Latest draft of GCBA Strategy added - read it here.

Ian Constable

We are very sad to announce that Ian died on Monday afternoon 4th February.  

Ian will be missed by so many of us.  We send our thoughts to Val and all their family.

The Funeral is on Friday 1st March at 11.00am at Cheltenham Crematorium.  There will be refreshments afterwards at the Ellenborough Hotel and everyone is welcome.  Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to Sue Ryder or the Blue Cross.

For Ian's Obituary click: Ian Constable Obituary.pdf


10 Feb 2019 : committee minutes from 04 February out.

09 February : moved the Newent Bowl advert to the Upcoming Special Events page

27 January 2019 : latest newsletter - Jan/Feb 2019 

Welcome to Gloucestershire County Bridge
♠  This is the official website for the GCBA   ♣ 
GCBA now has a Facebook presence : search on "GCBA bridge" or click here to find it; if you have a Facebook account, you can "follow" the page and get all the news delivered to you as it happens.
Do check out the FORTHCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS page for Congress, Green Point and Blue Point events.

More Details on all sessions are under the GCBA EVENTS menu on the left :  click here for a summary of events 2018/19

  • 18th Feb.     League 7
  • 25th Feb.     County Individual
  • 4th Mar.       Spring Teams
  • 11th Mar.     Spring Swiss Pairs
  • 18th Mar.     League 8
  • 25th Mar.     Spring Swiss Pairs

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

Patrick Shields is our CTD. Do contact him for more information -

And don't forget the Newent Bowl comes on 3rd March - details here.

Weekend Events

Cotswold Cup

Our Annual Charity Event for the Sue Ryder Hospice

Sunday February 17th February at 1'oclock.   Cost is £10 per person and includes afternoon tea.  Enter as a Pair and score as a team with international players who played the hands in an earlier match.  Please join us for a fun afternoon.


EBU Heat of Ranked Master Pairs for those below the rank of Regional Master

 Cheltenham Bridge Club is running the heat on 24th February starting at 11.00.  This is a 48-board session with a meal break and will be coordinated with simultaneous play in other parts of the country.

Cost is £13 including free tea/coffee and biscuits. Sandwich and cake tea available at £5. Director is Christine Macfarlane.

Entry through link on CBC website -

Latest Trophy Winners

Rank Xerox teams-of-8 : THRIBB

Bredon Vale Cup : THRIBB-A : Angelos Agathangelou & John Councer, Natalie Davenport & John Polhill.

Mens Pairs     Roger Jackson & Peter Waggett

Womens Pairs     Wendy Angseesing & Anne Swannell

Summer Pairs     Joe Angseesing

Summer Teams     Allan Sanis

The 2017-18 Victor Ludorum (most Master Points on Mondays excluding 1st-team players) was won by Roger Schofield, (past winners - click here)

External Results

Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

EBU Premier League :  the team of John Atthey, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Shields & Garry Watson won Division Two and earned promotion to Div One for next year.

Weston Congress : Brian Golby's team came 2nd

EBU 'Play with an expert pair' Simultaneous Pairs: 3rd East-West (62 pairs) Nicky Ferguson & Tom Jarman.

East Wales August Swiss Pairs (31 tables) Alison Pritchard & Ben Handley Pritchard were equal 2nd.


There is lots 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" 

WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (boundary of South Glos and Glos, NW Wiltshire) : Ian Cooke (accredited EBUTA teacher) offers lessons for beginners, improvers and runs Gentle bridge sessions. Contact details here.


County League


CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NorthernSouthern

Spring Swiss Pairs
Midlands Counties League : STAFFS(A)
Spring Teams
Rank Xerox
County Pairs Qual.
Squad practice A
Squad practice B
League 6
Winter Pairs
Midlands Counties League : NOTTS(H)
17th Feb 2019
Cotswold Cup
17th Feb 2019
Tollemache Final
18th Feb 2019
League 7
 Click for more information
25th Feb 2019
28th Feb 2019
GCBA Squad Practice - FEB19
 Click for more information
2nd Mar 2019
County Training Day
3rd Mar 2019
Newent Bowl
4th Mar 2019
Spring Teams
4th Mar 2019
Monthly committee meeting
11th Mar 2019
Spring Swiss Pairs