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Tollemache Qualifier

This weekend - 18/19 November

Your team is going to Solihull to compete in the Tollemache

Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain

Paul Dennning & John Atthey

Richard Butland and Garry Watson

Joe Angseesing & Keith Stanley

Judy Sanis (npc)

We wish every success to our team

Email Addresses

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If so could you please let us know your NEW EMAIL?

contact Judy Sanis 

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

02 Nov: the latest newletter is there - November 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.

 
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 2017-18 schedule

  • 13th November     Winter Pairs - New Pairs Welcome
  • 20th November     League 4info on calendar
  • 27th November.    Mixed Pairs - Just turn up!
  • 4th December.      Winter Teams - let Paul know if you are a new team or an existing team unable to play

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

Weekend Events

♣   Midlands Improvers - Simultaneous Pairs.  ♣ 

Saturday 25th November.  Start time 1.30pm.  At Cheltenham B.C. but other heats played all over the Midlands.  Same hands with a commentary available after the event.  Cost £7.50 each to include tea.  Non-expert competition open to all clubs members in Gloucestershire.  Sign up on GCBA notice board or email ctd@gcba.org.uk

Midlands Improvers Sim.pdf

 

A day with Zia Mahmoud

Cheltenham Bridge Club invite all our members to:

   A Day with Zia Mahmood    

A chance to spend time with the Internationally respected Bridge Legend

8th December at Hatherley Manor

Registration and coffee 11:15 am, followed by

Seminar, Quiz, Lunch and Play, finishing about 16:45 pm

Cost £45 per person to include lunch

For more details and booking instructions go to the Cheltenham BC website - www.bridgewebs.com/cheltenham

Midlands League

New season MCL matches are in the calendar.  Third match 12th November Home against Worcestershire

  • Dawes : Won 15 - 5
  • Porter :  Won 15 - 5
  • Markham : Won 11 - 9

Congratulations to our team!

Next match 10th December Away v Oxfordshire  (for line-up, see calendar)

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 - Oct. 14th - Nov. 11th - Dec. 9th 

Bookings through EBU

Upcoming Special Events

EBU SENIORS CONGRESS : the weekend of 3-5 November just outside Reading.  Click here for more details.

MIDLANDS CONGRESS : the weekend of 5-7 January 2018 at the West Midlands BC, Solihull.  Click here for more details.

External Results

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

WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS - SWISS TEAMS : there were 84 teams played at this in Weston and in second place the team included Angelos Agathangelou & John Councer (with a Welsh pair).  Third place went to the Butland & Watson, Chamberlain & Shields team.  John Councer & Mark Rogers also managed 21st in the Swiss Pairs, equal with Paul Denning & Richard Plackett.

EDGAR FOSTER CUP : this is a pairs competition run across the counties of the Midlands.  This year, in Ross-on-Wye, the winners of the field of 24 pairs were our Ian & Val  Constable.  John Arblaster & Mel Barlow came 5th and Gloucestershire as a county came second overall (Worcestershire won).

NICKO.  One of the Cheltenham Bridge Club teams has reached the final - well done and good luck in that to Paul Denning & Richard Butland, Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain.

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)

Summer Pairs : this was a far-out win for Joe & Wendy Angseesing who will share the trophy, followed by Ian Constable and then Ashok Kwatra.

Summer Teams: The competitions TAB shows a 7-way tie for 1st place: Garry Watson, Diana Nettleton & Keith Stanley; Pam Pearce; Mark Rogers, Trisha Gilham & Richard Harris  BUT  we believe the last three of these deserve an extra point for coming 4th equal on Session 5, which the software refuses to give them.  So those three are joint winners.

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

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

We have now done over 200 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

Changes to the Laws
EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

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

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

County Knock Out

The semi-final draw is SHIELDS against SCHOFIELD,  and ROGERS against PRITCHARD.

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, John Botting.

Results
13th Nov 2017
Winter Pairs
12th Nov 2017
Midlands League : Worcestershire (H)
6th Nov 2017
Winter Teams
5th Nov 2017
Everett Cup
5th Nov 2017
Everett Cup all
30th Oct 2017
County League 3
25th Oct 2017
GCBA squad - Oct A
25th Oct 2017
GCBA squad - Oct B
23rd Oct 2017
County KO Qual.
16th Oct 2017
County League 2
Calendar
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier
 Click for more information
19th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier
20th Nov 2017
County League 4
 Click for more information
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-A
 Click for more information
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-B
 Click for more information
25th Nov 2017
Midlands Improvers Sim Pairs
1330
27th Nov 2017
Mixed Pairs
4th Dec 2017
Winter Teams
8th Dec 2017
TD Seminar
1800
9th Dec 2017
EBU TD Course 4
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

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

We have now done over 200 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

Changes to the Laws
EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

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

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

County Knock Out

The semi-final draw is SHIELDS against SCHOFIELD,  and ROGERS against PRITCHARD.

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, John Botting.

Results
13th Nov 2017
Winter Pairs
12th Nov 2017
Midlands League : Worcestershire (H)
6th Nov 2017
Winter Teams
5th Nov 2017
Everett Cup
5th Nov 2017
Everett Cup all
30th Oct 2017
County League 3
25th Oct 2017
GCBA squad - Oct A
25th Oct 2017
GCBA squad - Oct B
23rd Oct 2017
County KO Qual.
16th Oct 2017
County League 2
Calendar
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier
 Click for more information
19th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier
20th Nov 2017
County League 4
 Click for more information
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-A
 Click for more information
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-B
 Click for more information
25th Nov 2017
Midlands Improvers Sim Pairs
1330
27th Nov 2017
Mixed Pairs
4th Dec 2017
Winter Teams
8th Dec 2017
TD Seminar
1800
9th Dec 2017
EBU TD Course 4