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Cheltenham BC is against hosting a BBO viewing of the World Championship, on Saturday 26th August. A date for your diary!

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.

July newsletter now out.  Click here.

 
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If you know your way around Facebook and would like to help please contact Patrick by clicking here

Midlands League

New season MCL matches are in the calendar.  First match 10th September Away against Warwickshire.

First Saturday Training Session Satrday 16th September 2017 (2nd training 24th March 2018)

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

TD Course at CBC

TD COURSE 2017

Venue Cheltenham Bridge Club

Trainer will be Sarah Amos

Dates: Saturdays - Sept. 9th - Oct. 14th - Nov. 11th - Dec. 9th 

Bookings through EBU

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

08 Jul : the latest newletter is there - July 2017, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.

08 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.

BRIDGE LESSONS

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.

 
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FACEBOOK presence

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.

New Laws of Bridge 2017

NEW : copies of the WBU version of the 2017 Laws (spiral bound and clear acettate covers) can be obtained via the WBU web site, or from Fleming Bridge Supplies.  Cost for individual copies is cheaper than the EBU book, and the WBU will do a discount if a bulk order is put in.

NEW : summary of the rule changes prepared by Patrick - click here.  A more detailed list created by Tony Haworth - click here.

A new editiion of the Laws will come into force at the start of August across England.  The changes are not radical; many of the changes are clarifications of current practice and the general thrusts of the Laws remain (a) to reach a meaningful bridge result as often as possible, and (b) to restore equity, rather than to punish.   Briefings on the rule changes will happen before play at

  • Stroud Bridge Club on Wednesday 12 July
  • Cheltenham Bridge Club on Tuesday 18 July (1800 hrs)
  • Tewkesbury Bridge Club on Wednesday 19 July (1815 hrs)

TDs from other clubs are welcome to attend these briefings, and if some other club wishes to host such a session, then please ask Patrick.

MONDAYS @ CBC

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

Click here for a summary of the schedule

24th July        Summer Pairs

31st July         Summer Pairs

7th August      Summer Teams

14th August    Summer Pairs

21st August    Summer Teams

28th August    BH Summer Pairs

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

Glos / Hereford Green Point Event

 Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Green Point Event

 Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Swiss Pairs on Saturday will start at 1pm

  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

HR9 7QD

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

Upcoming Special Events

EAST WALES SWISS CONGRESS : the weekend of 5-6 August, with Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss teams on the Sunday.    Click here for the brochure.

OXFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL OF BRIDGE:  Monday 4th to Thursday 7th September.  Seminars/Bridge Events/Tour of Colleges/Cafe Bridge.  Click here for info on website

WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS : the weekend of 29 September - 01 October in Weston super Mare.  Click here for more details.

Latest Trophy Winners

Congress (local winners): Mixed Pairs - Diana Nettleton & Keith Stanley; Gentle Pairs - June Scarrett & Sylvia Desert; Rolf Garside Trophy - Douglas quine with Marilyn Jones; Mens Pairs John Skjonnemund & Paul Clark; Mixed Teams - Diana Nettleton & Keith Stanley + Wendy & Joe Angseesing; Ladies Pairs - Daphne Smith & Esther Devereaux; Green Point Pairs - David Simons & Ashok Kwatra. For full results see 'Results' section.

League & Knock-out - See separate boxes

County Pairs: Pam Pearce & Roy Collard

Ace of Clubs : Diana & Ken Vowles  - Leonard Cup : Ruth Thomas & Caroline Bristol

Winter Teams : Ian & Val Constable, Roy Collard, Steve Evans, Patrick Phair

External Results

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

2017

EBU Spring Congress : the team of John Atthey, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Shields & Garry Watson came 3rd equal in the Swiss Teams at Stratford.

AVON Swiss Teams : Joe & Wendy Angseesing,  Tony Hill and Martin Garvey won all their matches to be top  of 49 teams, with a match to spare.

EBU Swiss Teams : the team of Ashok Kwatra & David Simons, Pam Pearce & Steve Sasanow came 11th of the 40 teams present.

Spring Fours : the team with John Atthey, Paul Denning & Patrick Shields reached the last 12 of the competition before losing their second life (to a team with Dan McIntosh, which lost their second life in the next round)

Simultaneous Pairs : Garry Watson & Patrick Shields came 2nd of 1199 pairs in the Simultaneous Pairs on 9th March, playing in Wantage.

Ranked Masters : Patrick Shields playing with Filip Kurbalija came 2nd in the top section (a win and two seconds there over the past three seasons).

East Wales Swiss Teams congress : Patrick Shields was in the team coming second, and Paul Denning was in the team coming third.  Must do better!

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 2017 winners were Thribb A (in Div One), Cheltenham C (in Div Two), and Newent E (in Div Three).

CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY
CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY

We have now done over 100 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

FOR LAST YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2  Div 3 

Clubs League current results tables  Div 1  Div 2  Div 3

County Knock Out

The winners were Angseesing, Atthey, Butland, Chamberlain & Denning who beat Rogers, Waggett, Harris & Councer in the final

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
17th Jul 2017
Summer Teams 4
10th Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 3
3rd Jul 2017
Summer Teams 3
28th Jun 2017
GCBA Squad practice
28th Jun 2017
GCBA squad Jun17-B
26th Jun 2017
Summer Pairs 2
19th Jun 2017
Summer Teams 2
12th Jun 2017
Summer Pairs 1
5th Jun 2017
Summer Teams 1
24th May 2017
GCBA Squad practice
Calendar
22nd Jul 2017
GCBA & HBA Green Point Weekend
23rd Jul 2017
GCBA & HBA Green Point Weekend
24th Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 4
31st Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 5
7th Aug 2017
Summer Teams 5
14th Aug 2017
Summer Pairs 6
21st Aug 2017
Summer Teams 6
26th Aug 2017
BBO show from World Championships
28th Aug 2017
BH Summer Pairs
9th Sep 2017
EBU TD Course 1
CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY
CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY

We have now done over 100 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

FOR LAST YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2  Div 3 

Clubs League current results tables  Div 1  Div 2  Div 3

County Knock Out

The winners were Angseesing, Atthey, Butland, Chamberlain & Denning who beat Rogers, Waggett, Harris & Councer in the final

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
17th Jul 2017
Summer Teams 4
10th Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 3
3rd Jul 2017
Summer Teams 3
28th Jun 2017
GCBA Squad practice
28th Jun 2017
GCBA squad Jun17-B
26th Jun 2017
Summer Pairs 2
19th Jun 2017
Summer Teams 2
12th Jun 2017
Summer Pairs 1
5th Jun 2017
Summer Teams 1
24th May 2017
GCBA Squad practice
Calendar
22nd Jul 2017
GCBA & HBA Green Point Weekend
23rd Jul 2017
GCBA & HBA Green Point Weekend
24th Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 4
31st Jul 2017
Summer Pairs 5
7th Aug 2017
Summer Teams 5
14th Aug 2017
Summer Pairs 6
21st Aug 2017
Summer Teams 6
26th Aug 2017
BBO show from World Championships
28th Aug 2017
BH Summer Pairs
9th Sep 2017
EBU TD Course 1