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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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Welcome to our Autumn Season
Mondays in November
24th Nov.    Swiss Teams 4    +    Introduction to County Bridge. See below.
>> a change to structure : not enough teams to split into sections as planned, so now aiming for 4-session Swiss Teams, then a restart with scores back to nil for a second 4-session series, and then a final session with play off beteween tops of the two series
>>  Discussion of hands from this event - see TAB on left hand menu, and feel free to join in
Mondays in December
1st Dec.     Winter Pairs 3
8th Dec.     County League 4
15th Dec.   Swiss Pairs 2
22nd Dec.  Swiss teams 5   +     Introduction to County Bridge
29th Dec.   Individual
Tollemache Team

The County team for this year's qualifying heat on 22-23 November were :  Butland/Denning + Collard/Hope + Rogers/Waggett + Shields/Wearmouth  :  but they did not do well.  :(  Perhaps another year.

Monday Night innovations

1) we are working to provide a stand-by for Monday night pairs events.  If you can help please contact Lesley.  We now have stand-bys for the Monday Pairs (Swiss, Winter, Swiss) in the remainder of 2014 - feel free to come along if you lack a partner.

2) we are going to run discussion after play in the CBC bar on Swiss Pairs Mondays, when we should be finishing between 2215 and 2230.

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 next heat will be at Newent Community School on Sunday 7th December at 1.30 p.m.

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.

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 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 Match 3

Butler Imps in Info page in results

Next League Match 8th December

 2014/15 League tables found by clicking here.  

Clubs League results are found by clicking here.

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
2nd Nov 2014
Bredon Vale
27th Oct 2014
Swiss Teams 3 + Mentored
20th Oct 2014
County Knock Out Q
13th Oct 2014
County League 2
12th Oct 2014
1st Dec 2014
Winter Pairs 3
7th Dec 2014
MIDLANDS LG : DERBY (H) + Ace of Clubs
8th Dec 2014
County League 4
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15th Dec 2014
Swiss Pairs 2
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
 Click for more information
17th Jan 2015
Tolle Training
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