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September newsletter out. Latest committee minutes published. 

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.

 
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Tollemache Team 2018/9

The Team for the Tollemache Qualifier

(17th/18th November 2018)

J Sanis (Capt.)
RJA Butland & G Watson
PJ Denning & R Plackett
P Shields & RM Chamberlain
J Atthey & C Robinson

Reserves:
K Stanley & J Angseesing
D Nettleton & B Youngs

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

31st Aug 2018 : latest newsletter - September 2018 

28 Jul 2018 : dates and formats etc for next year's competitions are now available from the "GCBA Events" tab.

13 Jul 2018 : minutes of two committee meeting published (21jun, 02jul)

2 Jun 2018 : latest newsletter - June 2018; the Privacy Notice has been published;  the County Strategy which will be reviewed this month is there for reading;  the AGM minutes are published.

06 May 2018: the latest newletter is there - May 2018, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.  Committee minutes for April 18 meeting now added.

20 Feb 2018 : latests two sets of committee minutes added under GCBA Organisation TAB08 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 events 2018/9

  • 24th Sept.  Women's & Men's Pairs 
  • 1st Oct.      Winter Swiss Teams
  • 8th Oct.      Winter Pairs
  • 15th Oct.    League 2
  • 22nd Oct.   County KO Qualifier
  • 29th Oct.    League 3

This Season's Monday events are in the calendar with extra information under Monday Nights Pairs/Teams

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

The Geoffrey Patterson trophy is given each year to the person (excluding those who have played in the county top team) who earns the most master points on Monday nights.  The winner for the year just closed is Roger Schofield, ahead of Tony Letts and in third place Mike Wignall.

Weekend Events

Leslie Everett Cup    

poster: Everett Cup 2018.pdf

Saturday October 20th.  Start time 11.00.  At Cheltenham Bridge Club.  Cost £10pp

Enter as a Pair and draw for Teammates. Three sessions of bridge, bagel brunch and afternoon tea.  Special prize if you are new to county competitions.

To enter sign on notice board or email Patrick: ctd@gcba.org.uk

Midlands League

Training Day: Saturday 18th August.  Lead by Richard Butland and Garry Watson.  

Garry's presentations - click to view:

Captaincy Bidding Problems.pdf.  Captaincy.pdf   Book Review.pdf.  IMP Odds.pdf

Richard's presentations - click to view:

Team spirit.pdf   CONCENTRATION.pdf  Partnership harmony.pdf  Winning Behaviour - the MCL.pdf

Current season's MCL matches are in the calendar.  The first match of the season was against Leicestershire.  The Dawes team narrowly lost 9 - 11.  The Porter drew 10 - 10.  Well done the Markham Team who won 19 -1

Next Match is against Worcestershire on Oct. 7th.

Oxford Bridge Festival : 18-21 Sep

The period from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st of September sees the second running of the Oxford Bridge Festival.  This event is a wonderful mix of  friendly and social bridge interspersed with various lectures (including two from Patrick Shields), and sightseeing in Oxford.  The main events take place in St Hugh's College, and there are visits organised to the Ashmolean Museum and to Oxford Castle.  You can sign of for all or part of the event, at very reasonable prices.  Full details are available from the OBA website - click here.

JUNIOR FUND raising SIMS PAIRS

This was held over four days between 9th and 12th July - with two heats each day.  Cheltenham BC provided four heats, plus GCBA, Nomads, Southam and Tewkesbury.  Chipping Campden couldn't play but sent in a useful donation, and a number of other donaitons were received and welcomed. The proceeds of the event have been declared as £465.43.  Many thanks to all - particularly the extra donations and CBC for free use of boards and printing.  The top scorers were

  • Monday : Tony Letts & MIke Wignall (GCBA)
  • Tuesday : Liz McWalter & Bill Richmond (CBC morning)
  • Wednesday : Colin & Maggie Davison (Southam)
  • Thursday : Roger Eaton & Edward Phillips (Nomads)
Latest Trophy Winners

Summer Pairs     Joe Angseesing

Summer Teams     Allan Sanis

The County Knock-Out was won by the team of Richard Chamberlain, Diana Nettleton, Patrick Shields, Keith Stanley, Garry Watson & Alan Wearmouth.

The 2017-18 Victor Ludorum (most Master Points on Mondays excluding 1st-team players) was won by Roger Schofield, (past winners - click here)

External Results

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

East Wales August Swiss Pairs (31 tables) Alison Pritchard & Ben Handley Pritchard were equal 2nd.

Scarborough Summer Congress 2018.  Claire Robinson & John Atthey won the the Swiss pairs.  In a field of 140 pairs they were 10 VPs clear of second place.

ECATS Kidney Research Sims Pairs: The winning pair - across 757 pairs playing - was Norah Allen & Stewart Harrison from the Gloucester heat with over 71% nationally. Well done ! m [Curiously, the other pair with the same percentage from in-club scoring, dropped to 44th nationally]

Avon 1-day teams: The winning team included John Councer and Angelos Agathangelou (46 teams).

BRIDGE LESSONS

There is lots 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" 

WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (boundary of South Glos and Glos, NW Wiltshire) : Ian Cooke (accredited EBUTA teacher) offers lessons for beginners, improvers and runs Gentle bridge sessions. Contact details here.

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE

Click here or the title bar of this box to get to the GYB website for the latest on the Youth World Championships.

CLUBS LIST
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NorthernSouthern

Results
17th Sep 2018
League 1
10th Sep 2018
Winter Pairs
9th Sep 2018
Midlands Counties League : LEIC (A)
3rd Sep 2018
Winter Swiss Teams
27th Aug 2018
BH Summer Pairs
20th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
13th Aug 2018
Summer Pairs
12th Aug 2018
GLOS-AVON friendly match
6th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
30th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
Calendar
24th Sep 2018
Women's/Men's Pairs
26th Sep 2018
Tollemache Squad Preparation
19.00
27th Sep 2018
GCBA Squad Practice
 Click for more information
1st Oct 2018
Winter Swiss Teams
1st Oct 2018
Monthly committee meeting
18.00
7th Oct 2018
Midlands Counties League : WOSC(A)
1400
 Click for more information
8th Oct 2018
Winter Pairs
15th Oct 2018
League 2
 Click for more information
20th Oct 2018
Everett Cup
1100
 Click for more information
22nd Oct 2018
County KO Qual.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE

Click here or the title bar of this box to get to the GYB website for the latest on the Youth World Championships.

CLUBS LIST
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NorthernSouthern

Results
17th Sep 2018
League 1
10th Sep 2018
Winter Pairs
9th Sep 2018
Midlands Counties League : LEIC (A)
3rd Sep 2018
Winter Swiss Teams
27th Aug 2018
BH Summer Pairs
20th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
13th Aug 2018
Summer Pairs
12th Aug 2018
GLOS-AVON friendly match
6th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
30th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
Calendar
24th Sep 2018
Women's/Men's Pairs
26th Sep 2018
Tollemache Squad Preparation
19.00
27th Sep 2018
GCBA Squad Practice
 Click for more information
1st Oct 2018
Winter Swiss Teams
1st Oct 2018
Monthly committee meeting
18.00
7th Oct 2018
Midlands Counties League : WOSC(A)
1400
 Click for more information
8th Oct 2018
Winter Pairs
15th Oct 2018
League 2
 Click for more information
20th Oct 2018
Everett Cup
1100
 Click for more information
22nd Oct 2018
County KO Qual.