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Wednesday October 29th @ 7pm

In aid of WW1 Centenary


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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.

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Next up is the BREDON VALE trophy on Sunday 2nd November. Teams must represent one of the bridge clubs at which they play and each club can have up to 3 representative teams.   This will start at 1330 hrs, and the entry is £24 per team, to include afternoon tea.   Entries please to Patrick ( or on the list at CBC.   A team can have at most one player of rank National Master or above.

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 next heat will be Newent on Sunday 7th December. Later heats are at Stroud and again at Cheltenham. All scores count towards the club championship.  Winning pair will be determined by their best 3 scores.

Tollemache Team

The County team for this year's qualifying heat on 22-23 November has been announced :

Butland/Denning + Chamberlain/Jackson + Collard/Hope + Shields/Wearmouth

The reserves are Rogers/Waggett and NPC is David SImons.  Training session for the team is on 8th November starting 0930.  We wish them well.

Welcome to our Autumn Season
Mondays in October : click here for format summary
27th Oct:    Swiss Teams 3 (the next two matches, let Patrick know if a new team)
Mondays in November
3rd Nov.      County Pairs Q
10th Nov.    County League 3
17th Nov.    Swiss Pairs 1
24th Nov.    Swiss Teams 4    +    Introduction to County Bridge. See below.
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 first session is at 7.00pm on 27th October at Cheltenham Bridge Club.  Please be tempted!

You will find other dates in the calendar under Mentored Sessions

Latest Trophy Winners

Ladies Pairs : Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore

Mens Pairs : Ashok Kwatra & Patrick Shields

Bank Holiday Pairs : Paul Lilley & Mike Wignall

Summer Pairs : Paul Lilley

Summer Teams : Ian & Val Constable, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Shields, Jim Simons

Midlands Leagues

Midlands League line-ups

Leicestershire on November 9th


Anne Swannell and Dorin Nasturas

Patrick Shields (capt) & Alan Wearmouth

Paul Denning & Richard Butland

Roger Jackson & Richard Chamberlain

Roy Collard & David Hope

Ian (capt) and Val Constable

Peter Waggett & Mark Rogers

Jim Simons & Patrick Phair

Tony Letts & Brian Goalby

John Councer & Nicky Ferguson

Mike Wignall and Paul Lilley

Richard Harris & Tricia Gilham

Stan & Andrea Powell



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 has reached the last 8, as part of John Reardon's London-Kent team.

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

All Butler Imps now on info tab

Details of all matches on the info tab on the calendar.

Please record match results in the EBU league managment system.

 2014/15 League tables found by clicking here.  

Clubs League results are found by clicking here.

20th Oct 2014
County Knock Out Q
13th Oct 2014
County League 2
12th Oct 2014
6th Oct 2014
Winter Pairs 2
5th Oct 2014
Ace of Clubs
29th Sep 2014
Swiss Teams 2
22nd Sep 2014
Women's & Men's Pairs
22nd Sep 2014
Ladies Pairs
15th Sep 2014
Swiss Teams 1
14th Sep 2014
25th Oct 2014
27th Oct 2014
Swiss Teams 3 + Mentored
2nd Nov 2014
Bredon Vale
3rd Nov 2014
County Pairs Q
8th Nov 2014
Tolle Training
9th Nov 2014
10th Nov 2014
County League 3
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17th Nov 2014
Swiss Pairs 1
24th Nov 2014
Swiss Teams 4 + Mentored
1st Dec 2014
Winter Pairs 3
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