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LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

02 Apr 2018: the latest newletter is there - April 2018, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.

20 Feb 2018 : latests two sets of committee minutes added under GCBA Organisation TAB08 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

  • 16th April.       League 10 (multiple teams for all without fixed matches, and new teams welcome)
  • 23rd April.       Spring Teams
  • 30th April.       Spring Pairs 
  • 7th May          Summer Pairs (BH)
  • 14th May        Spring Pairs
  • 21st May        Spring Teams
  • 28th May        Summer Pairs (BH)

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

Upcoming Special Events

Midlands Mixed Pairs & Flitch : Sunday 29th April in Spondon, Derbyshire : details from http://www.bridgewebs.com/derbyshire/ 

Shropshire Congress : 28-29th April in Telford : details from http://www.staffsandshrops.org.uk/

Cheltenham Congress : May 4th - 6th : details from CBC website.

GCBA  AGM  May 13th   Meeting starts at 1.30.  Then Free Bridge and Tea!  Poster click here

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

Midlands League

Current and next season's MCL matches are in the calendar.  We have one remaining match on 22nd April home against Oxfordshire, and there is still a Notts-Warw match to take place.  Currently our teams are second in the Dawes, leading in the Porter, and third in the Markham.  All three teams have decent chances of pulling into first place in the last match.

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

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

TRAINING FOR TEACHERS

There is a plan to run an EBED course for potential bridge teachers (the cost is £175, there might be a 20% reduction, and you get teaching materials and books thrown in) in Solihull over the weekend of 30 Jun - 01 July.  If you are interested, please contact teachers@gcba.org.uk

External Results

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

EBU Ranked Masters Pairs : John Atthey was in the  pair which won the Grand Masters category, while Claire Robinson was in the pair which won the National Masters, and both wins by large margins.  Well done to both.

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
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NE, NW, S

Results
16th Apr 2018
Last League Teams
16th Apr 2018
County League 10
15th Apr 2018
Ace of Clubs
9th Apr 2018
Spring Pairs
8th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge - SUN
7th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge - SAT
7th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge SPEEDBALL
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-B
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-C
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-all
Calendar
22nd Apr 2018
Midlands Leagues : Oxfordshire (HOME!)
1400
 Click for more information
23rd Apr 2018
Spring Teams
25th Apr 2018
Squad Practice
1900
 Click for more information
30th Apr 2018
Spring Pairs
4th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress
5th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress Green Pt Swiss Pairs
6th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress Green Pt Swiss Team
7th May 2018
BH Summer Pairs
13th May 2018
GCBA AGM
14th May 2018
Spring Pairs
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
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NE, NW, S

Results
16th Apr 2018
Last League Teams
16th Apr 2018
County League 10
15th Apr 2018
Ace of Clubs
9th Apr 2018
Spring Pairs
8th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge - SUN
7th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge - SAT
7th Apr 2018
Youth Bridge SPEEDBALL
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-B
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-C
28th Mar 2018
Squad Practice-mar18-all
Calendar
22nd Apr 2018
Midlands Leagues : Oxfordshire (HOME!)
1400
 Click for more information
23rd Apr 2018
Spring Teams
25th Apr 2018
Squad Practice
1900
 Click for more information
30th Apr 2018
Spring Pairs
4th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress
5th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress Green Pt Swiss Pairs
6th May 2018
Cheltenham Congress Green Pt Swiss Team
7th May 2018
BH Summer Pairs
13th May 2018
GCBA AGM
14th May 2018
Spring Pairs