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Cheltenham Congress 2016

Comes on Fri 29 April to Sun 1 May.  Flyer with detail - click here.

Entry form - click here for printable, here for on-line entry

Information about sponsors - click here.

Hereford-Gloucester Green Point weekend

Comes on 23-24th July 2016.  Full details and entry forms - click here.

Midlands League

After the final match, DAWES is in second place, PORTER is in second place, MARKHAM is in fourth place.   The one county above us on all three is Warwickshire.  Well done the GCBA squad.

See results for details.  Running tables via the EBU - click for  Dawes, Porter, Markham.

BRIDGE LESSONS

NEWENT : starting 25th September 2015 - click here for more.

CHELTENHAM : see the club web site.

STROUD : starting Thursday 3rd September 2015, by Angelos (an English Bridge Union affiliated teacher sponsored by Stroud Bridge Club) and at the Imperial Hotel.  Intermediate level course suitable for relative novices or those who are rusty.   Runs  from 7pm to 9pm.  Contact details : telephone  01453 450135 or email to  learnbridge@therightplace.net.

 
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LATEST NEWS / CHANGES

29 Apr : the latest newsletter is out - click here for May  - [April16 here] :  - [March16 here].   [February16 here][January16 here].   We also have amsses of older newsletters : click here for 2006-2012  and click here for 1997-2006.

13 Apr : we have a new date for the Everett Cup - Saturday 2nd July - please put it in your diary.  This remains a charity focussed event, in favour of MINDSONG.

12 Apr : well done last Thursday to Malcolm Green & Mike Lewis for a fantastic score in the EBU's Simultaneous Pairs, playing in Wantage.  They ended top out of 510 pairs nationally.

05 Apr : the county representatives in the EBU's Garden Cities heat at Bristol on Sat 8th May will be Cheltenham. We wish them the best of luck.

01 Apr : the EBU have released a video about card dealing - well worth watching - click here.

29 Mar : the latest newsletter is out - click here for April :  - [March16 here].   [February16 here][January16 here]

County Night at Cheltenham Bridge Club
More details on all sessions is under the EVENTS menu on the left.
 
Mondays in May 2016
2nd       Summer Pairs 1 CANCELLED - but CBC is running a pairs event that evening to which all are welcome.
9th        Summer Swiss Pairs 1
16th      League 10
23th      Spring Pairs 5
30th      Summer Pairs 2  (provided at least 4 tables sign up in advance - sheet in CBC) 
 
If ever you are free to be a standby on a pairs night, that is welcome - tell Patrick and it will be advertised here.  No advert here means no standby that night.
Special Events

Sat 2 July : Everett Cup : a charity event supporting MINDSONG : enter as pairs but play a teams game : cost is £10 per head, to include a hot meal.

Sun July 3 (a change) : Midland Counties IMPROVERS Simultaneous Pairs : Cheltenham, starting at 1430 hrs for 24 boards with a food break and commentaries on the hands and discussion. Aimed at those playing under 5 years.  Entry £12 per person.

[If your club has a special event to advertise here, please email details to publicity@gcba.org.uk]

Latest Trophy Winners

County Pairs : Ian & Val Constable

Winter Pairs:  Joe Angseesing & Keith Stanley

Open Teams:  Joe & Wendy Angseesing, Christian Fleming, Mike Wignall, Roger Jackson & Richard Chamberlain

Ace of Clubs : Robert Macrae & Lesley Mitchell from Chipping Campden club.

Leonard Cup (best non Regional Masters in AofC) : Ralph Brooks & David Cook (from Cheltenham).

Rank Xerox : THRIBB

Newent Bowl : Pam Pearce's team came first of 24 teams and Norah Allen's team came third.  Full results here.

External Results

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

Bath Swiss weekend : in the pairs Paul Archer was 10th, Malcolm Green & Mike Lewis 12th, Andrea & Stan Powell 14th and David Jones 14th (out of 122 pairs).  In the teams Peter Shelley's team was 1st of 60.

EBU Masters Pairs : Patrick Shields & partner won the top section the Premier Grand Masters Pairs.  Peter Shelley & partner won the National Masters section.

Midlands Counties Congress: The Swiss Teams was won by Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain playing with a pair from Wales.

EBU Seniors Congress : Tony Hill & Alan Wearmouth & Garry Watson (with David Jones) came 4th in the Swiss Teams out of 45 teams.   None of those who played in the pairs events wish their results reported!

 

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!

Last years winners were Stroud M (in Div One), Acolytes (in Div Two), and Churchdown (in Div Three).

EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

For assignments click here.  Now updated with last 3 assignments.   All 10 matches count (equally) in the final ranking.  Two teams from DIV TWO are guaranteed promotion next season;  the number of relegated teams depends on the division size, but should be at least one.

Div 1 current Winter league.   Div 2 current Winter League. Div 3 current Winter League. (updated 27 Apr)

Div 1 completed Autumn league table; Div 2 completed Autumn league table. 

Clubs League results table (updated 3 Apr 2016)

County Knock Out

The draw for the last two rounds for the 2016 trophy is Constable vs Green, Chamberlain vs Letts - click here for more.

LATEST : Chamberlain won their semi-final by 2 imps (124-122 over 40 boards)after winning their first round match by 1 imp.  Constable won their semi-final sensibly.

GCBA Web page updates

These are empowered to edit the web pages : contact any of them if you see something needs to be done : Judy, Patrick, Alan, Joe, MikeW.

Results
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Mixed Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Men's Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Ladies' Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Rolf Garside - session one
29th Apr 2016
Mixed Teams - White
29th Apr 2016
Mixed Teams - Red
29th Apr 2016
Rolf Garside - session two
27th Apr 2016
County Team Squad Practice 10
25th Apr 2016
Spring Pairs
18th Apr 2016
League 9
Calendar
30th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress
1st May 2016
Cheltenham Congress
2nd May 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
7th May 2016
Garden Cities
9th May 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
16th May 2016
League 10
23rd May 2016
Spring Pairs
25th May 2016
County Team Squad Practice 11
30th May 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
5th Jun 2016
AGM + Champion's Cup
1330
EBED - Education & Development

Anything you want on bridge teaching, schools etc

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

For assignments click here.  Now updated with last 3 assignments.   All 10 matches count (equally) in the final ranking.  Two teams from DIV TWO are guaranteed promotion next season;  the number of relegated teams depends on the division size, but should be at least one.

Div 1 current Winter league.   Div 2 current Winter League. Div 3 current Winter League. (updated 27 Apr)

Div 1 completed Autumn league table; Div 2 completed Autumn league table. 

Clubs League results table (updated 3 Apr 2016)

County Knock Out

The draw for the last two rounds for the 2016 trophy is Constable vs Green, Chamberlain vs Letts - click here for more.

LATEST : Chamberlain won their semi-final by 2 imps (124-122 over 40 boards)after winning their first round match by 1 imp.  Constable won their semi-final sensibly.

GCBA Web page updates

These are empowered to edit the web pages : contact any of them if you see something needs to be done : Judy, Patrick, Alan, Joe, MikeW.

Results
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Mixed Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Men's Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Ladies' Pairs
29th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress Rolf Garside - session one
29th Apr 2016
Mixed Teams - White
29th Apr 2016
Mixed Teams - Red
29th Apr 2016
Rolf Garside - session two
27th Apr 2016
County Team Squad Practice 10
25th Apr 2016
Spring Pairs
18th Apr 2016
League 9
Calendar
30th Apr 2016
Cheltenham Congress
1st May 2016
Cheltenham Congress
2nd May 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
7th May 2016
Garden Cities
9th May 2016
Summer Swiss Pairs
16th May 2016
League 10
23rd May 2016
Spring Pairs
25th May 2016
County Team Squad Practice 11
30th May 2016
B.H. Summer Pairs
5th Jun 2016
AGM + Champion's Cup
1330