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GCBA & CBC Congress 2017

Note for you Diary!

The Congress will be held at the Chase Hotel Brockworth GL3 4PB

Dates: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April 2017

Friday - a full programme including No Fear

Saturday - Green Point Swiss Pairs   NEW for 2017

Sunday Green Point Swiss Teams

Midlands League

After the final match, DAWES is in second place, PORTER is in second place, MARKHAM is in fourth place.   The one county above us on all three is Warwickshire.  Well done the GCBA squad.

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

BRIDGE LESSONS

CHELTENHAM : see the club web site.

STROUD : starting Thursday 3rd September 2015, by Angelos (an English Bridge Union affiliated teacher sponsored by Stroud Bridge Club) and at the Imperial Hotel.  Intermediate level course suitable for relative novices or those who are rusty.   Runs  from 7pm to 9pm.  Contact details : telephone  01453 450135 or email to  learnbridge@therightplace.net.

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)

 
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New Season Events on Mondays

  2016/17 Season Timetable is now available  

Sessions are shown in the calendar.

The season kicks of with session 1 of the Winter Teams (of 4) on 5th September and this competition continues on the first Monday in following months.

Second Mondays in the month are Pairs sessions and the third Monday will be the County League Matches (for Teams of 4). The entry form for the Leagues is now available at CBC.  Closing date for entries 5th September.

Also please start thinking about your entry for the County Teams of 4 Knockout. The first round is Monday 24th October.

August Mondays @ CBC

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

Click here for a summary of the schedule

22nd August Summer Pairs - just turn up (as pairs)

29th August Bank Holiday Pairs - just turn up (as pairs)

 

Entry Sheet for the 2016-7 League now available on the GCBA notice board

Matches to be held on Monday evenings from 19th September - entries by 5th September please

 
LATEST NEWS / CHANGES

01 Aug : the latest newsletter is out - click here for August - [Jul16 here]  [Jun16 here] - [May16 here]  - [April16 here] :  - [March16 here].   [February16 here][January16 here].   We also have masses of older newsletters : click here for 2006-2012  and click here for 1997-2006.

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

Latest Trophy Winners

Everett Cup : Penelope Healey & Ashok Kwatra, Peter Swales & Anne Swannell

Champion's Cup:  Patrick Shields & Derek Rue

Spring Pairs:       Alan Wearmouth & Tony Hill

County Knockout : Joe Angseesing & Richard Chamberlain, Richard Butland & Paul Denning.

CONGRESS : congratulations to Wendy and Joe Angseesing who had an excellent set of results in the Cheltenham Congress, winning the Mixed Pairs, the Mixed Teams and the Green Point Teams. In the teams events they were partnered by another local pair, Keith Stanley and Alan Wearmouth. The Ladies Pairs was won by Lesley Harrison and Alison Pritchard and the Mens Pairs by David Ballinger and Ashok Kwatra. Mark Rogers and Peter Waggett came a close second in the B Final. Full results for all events are available from the Results column on the right of this page.

County Pairs : Ian & Val Constable

Winter Pairs:  Joe Angseesing & Keith Stanley

Open Teams:  Joe & Wendy Angseesing, Christian Fleming, Mike Wignall, Roger Jackson & Richard Chamberlain

Ace of Clubs : Robert Macrae & Lesley Mitchell from Chipping Campden club.

 

External Results

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

Richard Butland's team has reached the final of the EBU Seniors Knock Out.

Gloucestershire/Herefordshire Congress - Kanwar Rahim & Paul Denning won the Swiss Pairs.

The Midlands Counties Bowl was won by Gloucestershire who were represented by Joe & Wendy Angseesing, Ian & Val Constable.

Bath Swiss weekend : in the pairs Paul Archer was 10th, Malcolm Green & Mike Lewis 12th, Andrea & Stan Powell 14th and David Jones 14th (out of 122 pairs).  In the teams Peter Shelley's team was 1st of 60.

EBU Masters Pairs : Patrick Shields & partner won the top section the Premier Grand Masters Pairs.  Peter Shelley & partner won the National Masters section.

Midlands Counties Congress: The Swiss Teams was won by Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain playing with a pair from Wales.

EBU Seniors Congress : Tony Hill & Alan Wearmouth & Garry Watson (with David Jones) came 4th in the Swiss Teams out of 45 teams.   None of those who played in the pairs events wish their results reported!

 

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 current Winter League. Div 3 current Winter League. (updated 17 May).  Div 1 completed Autumn league table; Div 2 completed Autumn league table.   Clubs League results table (final results on 8 Jun 2016 - well done to Thribb A captained by John Councer, Wanderers captained by Mike Lewis and EDF Energy A captained by Jon Nicholls)

County Knock Out

Was won by Angseesing & Chamberlain, Butland & Denning.   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 Aug 2016
Summer Pairs
15th Aug 2016
Summer Teams
8th Aug 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
1st Aug 2016
Summer Teams
25th Jul 2016
Summer Simultaneous Pairs
24th Jul 2016
Glos/Here GP Swiss Teams
23rd Jul 2016
Glos/Heref. Green Point Pairs
18th Jul 2016
Summer Teams 4
11th Jul 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
4th Jul 2016
Summer Teams
Calendar
29th Aug 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
5th Sep 2016
Winter Teams 1
11th Sep 2016
Midlands Counties League vs STAFF (A)
12th Sep 2016
Winter Pairs 1
18th Sep 2016
EDGAR FOSTER (Midlands Teams)
19th Sep 2016
League 1
26th Sep 2016
Ladies & Mens Pairs
3rd Oct 2016
Winter Teams 2
9th Oct 2016
Midlands Counties League vs WARW (H)
10th Oct 2016
Winter Pairs 2
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 current Winter League. Div 3 current Winter League. (updated 17 May).  Div 1 completed Autumn league table; Div 2 completed Autumn league table.   Clubs League results table (final results on 8 Jun 2016 - well done to Thribb A captained by John Councer, Wanderers captained by Mike Lewis and EDF Energy A captained by Jon Nicholls)

County Knock Out

Was won by Angseesing & Chamberlain, Butland & Denning.   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 Aug 2016
Summer Pairs
15th Aug 2016
Summer Teams
8th Aug 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
1st Aug 2016
Summer Teams
25th Jul 2016
Summer Simultaneous Pairs
24th Jul 2016
Glos/Here GP Swiss Teams
23rd Jul 2016
Glos/Heref. Green Point Pairs
18th Jul 2016
Summer Teams 4
11th Jul 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
4th Jul 2016
Summer Teams
Calendar
29th Aug 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
5th Sep 2016
Winter Teams 1
11th Sep 2016
Midlands Counties League vs STAFF (A)
12th Sep 2016
Winter Pairs 1
18th Sep 2016
EDGAR FOSTER (Midlands Teams)
19th Sep 2016
League 1
26th Sep 2016
Ladies & Mens Pairs
3rd Oct 2016
Winter Teams 2
9th Oct 2016
Midlands Counties League vs WARW (H)
10th Oct 2016
Winter Pairs 2