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The Newent Bowl

February 22nd February at Newent Community School

Application form and more info from the website

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STROUD : starting Thursday 18th September, by Angelos at the Imperial Hotel.   Click here for more details.

BOX : in the village hall, starting Thursday 11th September for total nwcomers, from 2nd October for everyone, by Mark.  Click here for more details.

MIdlands League

Team lineups for December 7th (home to Derbyshire) are

DAWES : Butland/Denning + Constables + Hill/Shields + Rogers/Waggett

PORTER : Atthey/Barrett + Gilham/Harris + Goalby/Letts + Phair/Simons

MARKHAM : Agathangelou/Councer + Green/Lewis + Lilley/Wignall + Nasturas/Swannell

Standby pair is Andrea & Stan Powell

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Seasons Greetings!

GCBA would like to wish all bridge players in Gloucestershire

a very Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year

Welcome to our Winter Season
Mondays in December
22nd Dec.  Swiss teams 5   +     Introduction to County Bridge
29th Dec.   Individual
>>  we have standbys to make up tables, everyeone welcome - you don't need a partner
Monday in January
5th Jan.     Winter Pairs 4
12th Jan.   County league 5
19th Jan.   Swiss Pairs 3
26th Jan.   Swiss teams 6 + Introduction to County Bridge               
Weekends  - in January
Sunday 11th    Cotswold Cup
        >>  teams-of-4 competition - new starting time 1100 - two full sessions
        >>  still only £6 per person - better value for money than ever before
        >>  entries to patrick ( or on sheet on the notice board
GCBA Non-expert Events

Entries please to Patrick ( or on the list at CBC.  

The first heat of the Ace of Clubs (at Cheltenham Bridge Club) was on October, on Sunday 5th, and we had 8 tables and it was enjoyed by all.  Everyone remembered the earlier start time of 1330 hrs. 

The second heat was at  Newent Community School on Sunday 7th December.  The winners were John Whittenbury and Sian Brady with Val Glendenning and Ann Christie coming second.

The next Heat is on the 1st February and hosted by Stroud B.C.  Please put it in your diary.  Later heats is again at Cheltenham. All scores count towards the club championship.  Winning pair will be determined by their best 3 scores.

Introduction to County Bridge

Many club players have told us that they find it difficult to join in events run by the County because they don't feel good enough.  We would like to change this and offer an:
♠  "Introduction to County Bridge" ♠ 
Several of our top players have offered to host sessions on the 4th Monday of the month from October to April.  There will be 16 boards in play and this will be interspersed by discussion and teaching.  They will be friendly and fun sessions as well as being a real opportunity to play better bridge. 

Please come with a partner.
The next session is at 7.00pm on 22nd December at Cheltenham Bridge Club. Your mentor will be Paul Denning.  Please be tempted!

You will find other dates in the calendar under Mentored Sessions

Latest Trophy Winners

Bredon Vale Trophy : Cheltenham C (Ralph Brooks, Chris Healey, Alan & Judy Richards)

Ladies Pairs : Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore

Mens Pairs : Ashok Kwatra & Patrick Shields

External Results

Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

Paul Denning & Patrick Shields were half of Wales 2 in the Commonwealth Nations Championship in Glasgow; they finished 5th of 14 teams in their qualifying group, but only the top four went through to the quarter-finals.


In the Gold Cup : Paul Denning's team ilost by 7 imps in the last 16. Richard Butland's team lost in the round-of-8.

County Knock Out

Click above for the new year's draw & results.

Well done to all who qualified. We'll have a new winner this year as the winnign team of the last two years has dissolved.

County League

County League 2014/15 Match 4

See results info page for Butler Imps

 2014/15 League tables found by clicking here.  

Clubs League results are found by clicking here.

15th Dec 2014
Swiss Pairs 2
8th Dec 2014
County League 4
7th Dec 2014
Midlands Counties League vs Derby
7th Dec 2014
Ace of Clubs Round 2
1st Dec 2014
Winter Pairs 3
24th Nov 2014
Swiss Teams 4 + Mentored
17th Nov 2014
Swiss Pairs 1
10th Nov 2014
County League 3
9th Nov 2014
3rd Nov 2014
County Pairs Q
22nd Dec 2014
Swiss Teams 5 + Mentored
29th Dec 2014
5th Jan 2015
Winter Pairs 4
11th Jan 2015
Cotswold Cup
12th Jan 2015
County League 5
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19th Jan 2015
Swiss Pairs 3
26th Jan 2015
Swiss Teams 6 + Mentored
31st Jan 2015
1st Feb 2015
Ace of Clubs
2nd Feb 2015
Winter Pairs 5
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