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4 Feb 2017  the latest newsletter is out - February 2017 - and the previous is still available - January 2017.  For the previous one - Dec16 click here 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.

Midlands League

MCL vs Derbyshire (a) 19 Feb 2017
Dawes. 14-6

Porter 2-18

Markham 16-4

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

 Patrick's notes from the last Saturday Training Day: 

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

Avon Green Point Weekend

Avon CBA are holding a Greeen Pointed Bridge Weekend in May.

Click here for more details

News from the Clubs

Newent Bridge Club:

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 February    Spring Teams  (see events for more details or just turn up)

6th March.         Winter teams

13th March        Spring Pairs (just turn up for the 1st session)

20th March.       League 9

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

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

CHELTENHAM CONGRESS 2017

The Cheltenham Congress 

will be held at the Chase Hotel Brockworth GL3 4PB

Dates: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April 2017

Friday - a full programme including Gentle Bridge 

Saturday - Green Point Swiss Pairs   *NEW* for 2017

Sunday Green Point Swiss Teams

For programme and forms please click on the menu entry "Congress"

Glos / Hereford Green Point Event

This season's Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green Point Event

will be on Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

The Swiss Pairs on Saturday will start at 1pm and the Swiss teams on Sunday at 11am.

For each event, there will be cash and wine prizes, including a non-expert prize.

The entry fee is £23 per player for each day (half price for under 22's and students in full time education).

Meals (£10) and sandwiches (£1.50) can be pre-booked, more details on the Entry Form.

There will also be a bar, and tea/coffee is available througout the event.

The event is being held at:
The Larruperz Centre
Ross-on-Wye

email gandhgpw@gmail.com or phone Chris on 01989 750144.

Cotswold Cup 2017

♣ Sunday 5th February 2017♣ 

♦ Cotswold Cup and  Play with an Expert ♦  

We had a very successful day.  Fourteen Team competed for the Cotswold Cup which was won by Paul Denning, John Atthey, Nathalie Davenport and John Polhill.

All our profits are to go to the Sue Ryder Hospice.  The amount we are proudly able to donate to Sue Ryder is £896.62.

We thank everyone who helped on the day and in preparing for the event.  We also thank everyone who participated and for the generous donations.

Our thanks also go to Waitrose who donated wine and chocolates!

WESSEX Youth Bridge Weekend

8 – 9th April 2017

at Cheltenham Bridge Club

Come and enjoy a packed weekend of bridge tuition and play for young people 8 - 21 years.

(Parents can come too!)

All levels welcome from beginners to junior experts.

There will be fun competitions, tournaments and prizes.

For more information and application forms contact Joan Bennett, 07548 782538

or joanmbennett@hotmail.co.uk

 

Latest Trophy Winners

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

Going forward teams in Div 1: Wearmouth (122VPs), Joe Angsessing (103 VPs), Harrison (74 VPs) and Constable (68 VPs) 

Div 2: Rogers (63 VPs), Letts (51VPs), M Lewis (46 VPs) and Pritchard (32 VPs). 

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 Feb 2017
GCAB Squad Practice
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad B
20th Feb 2017
GCBA League 8
19th Feb 2017
Midlands Counties League vs DERBY (A)
13th Feb 2017
Winter Pairs 6
6th Feb 2017
Winter Teams F1
6th Feb 2017
Winter Teams 5A
5th Feb 2017
COTSWOLD CUP
30th Jan 2017
League 7
25th Jan 2017
Squad Practice-B
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Spring Teams (4) 1
5th Mar 2017
Newent Bowl
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams 6
13th Mar 2017
Spring Pairs 1
20th Mar 2017
League 9
 Click for more information
26th Mar 2017
County Pairs Final
2nd Apr 2017
Midlands Counties League vs NOTTS (H)
2nd Apr 2017
Ace of Clubs Final
3rd Apr 2017
League 10
 Click for more information
28th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress
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

Going forward teams in Div 1: Wearmouth (122VPs), Joe Angsessing (103 VPs), Harrison (74 VPs) and Constable (68 VPs) 

Div 2: Rogers (63 VPs), Letts (51VPs), M Lewis (46 VPs) and Pritchard (32 VPs). 

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 Feb 2017
GCAB Squad Practice
22nd Feb 2017
GCBA Squad B
20th Feb 2017
GCBA League 8
19th Feb 2017
Midlands Counties League vs DERBY (A)
13th Feb 2017
Winter Pairs 6
6th Feb 2017
Winter Teams F1
6th Feb 2017
Winter Teams 5A
5th Feb 2017
COTSWOLD CUP
30th Jan 2017
League 7
25th Jan 2017
Squad Practice-B
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Spring Teams (4) 1
5th Mar 2017
Newent Bowl
6th Mar 2017
Winter Teams 6
13th Mar 2017
Spring Pairs 1
20th Mar 2017
League 9
 Click for more information
26th Mar 2017
County Pairs Final
2nd Apr 2017
Midlands Counties League vs NOTTS (H)
2nd Apr 2017
Ace of Clubs Final
3rd Apr 2017
League 10
 Click for more information
28th Apr 2017
GCBA & Cheltenham Congress