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July Committee meeting notes now out - click here. GCBA Privacy Notices published - click here.  June newsletter now out - click here.  

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LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

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.

 
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Derek Rue

Derek Rue

We will all be sad to hear that Derek has just died.  

Derek was an excellent bridge player who played regularly in GCBA and national events. He represented his country as a senior on many occasions and was proud to wear the England Blazer.  

More importantly he was our friend and companion who we will miss so much.

As you all know Derek was a founder member of the Cheltenham Bridge Club that now offers a permanent home to the county.

We do not have further details at this moment but will keep you updated.

MONDAYS @ CBC

More Details on all sessions are under the GCBA EVENTS menu on the left.

Click here for a summary of the 2018 schedule

  • 16th July    Summer Teams
  • 23rd July    Summer Pairs
  • 30th July    Summer Pairs

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

Upcoming Special Events

GLOUCESTERSHIRE-HEREFORDSHIRE Green Point Weekend : 21-22 July 2018.  See TAB on left for more details. Poster Click here

The teams day is filling up (5 spaces left) but there are more gaps inthe pairs on the Saturday - do get your entries in !

We especially welcome players new to congresses.  This is a friendly event with excellent food!

 

On 9th July we will run a section of the Gloucestershire Simultaneous Pairs in aid of the Funding of the English Junior Teams in the World Championships. There will be a surcharge of £2 on that evening.

Midlands League

Training Day: Saturday 18th August.  Lead by Richard Butland and Garry Watson.  All team members and members wishing to improve their game made very welcome.

Start promptly at 10.00.  Let Judy Sanis know you are coming.  £7.50 to include tea/coffee and cake

Current and next season's MCL matches are in the calendar.  After the final match the teams have ended up 2nd in the Dawes (needed to get 3 more VPs from Warwickshire in that match to win), 2nd in the Porter (needed 3 more VPs against Oxfordshire in that match) and in 4th place in the Markham (which we won last year).   Running tables via the EBU - click for  Dawes, Porter, Markham

External Results

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

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).

Jersey Congress : Allan & Judy Sanis won the Mixed Pairs and came second, with John Arblaster & Mel Barlow, in the MidWeek teams.  John & Mel were also second in the Midweek Pairs.

Latest Trophy Winners

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

The Ace of Clubs was won by Steve Betteley & Kristian Cole

The County Pairs final was won by Mark Rogers & Patrick Shields.

The Cotswold Cup was won by three pairs : Enid Castle & Sybil Davies, Anne Swannell & Roger Williams, Paul Lilley & Peter Swales.

The Rank Xerox teams was won by Cheltenham B (Steve Betteley & Kristian Cole, Andrew Bull & James Hastie, Christian Fleming & Toby Roberts, Caroline Ovenstone & Sharon Roberts)

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)

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

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

CLUBS LIST
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NE, NW, S

Results
16th Jul 2018
Summer Teams
9th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs - SIMS PAIRS FOR JUNIOR FUND
8th Jul 2018
Midlands Bowl
2nd Jul 2018
Summer Teams
27th Jun 2018
Squad Practice
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv One
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv Three
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv Two
25th Jun 2018
Summer Pairs
18th Jun 2018
Summer Teams
Calendar
21st Jul 2018
GCBA & HBA Greenpoint Swiss Pairs
22nd Jul 2018
GCBA & HBA Green Point Swisss Teams
23rd Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
30th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
6th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
6th Aug 2018
Monthly committee meeting
18.00
12th Aug 2018
GLOS-AVON friendly match
1400
 Click for more information
13th Aug 2018
Summer Pairs
18th Aug 2018
County Training Day
1000
20th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
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

CLUBS LIST
County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  Div 2

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Divisions 1, NE, NW, S

Results
16th Jul 2018
Summer Teams
9th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs - SIMS PAIRS FOR JUNIOR FUND
8th Jul 2018
Midlands Bowl
2nd Jul 2018
Summer Teams
27th Jun 2018
Squad Practice
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv One
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv Three
27th Jun 2018
GCBA Squad - DIv Two
25th Jun 2018
Summer Pairs
18th Jun 2018
Summer Teams
Calendar
21st Jul 2018
GCBA & HBA Greenpoint Swiss Pairs
22nd Jul 2018
GCBA & HBA Green Point Swisss Teams
23rd Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
30th Jul 2018
Summer Pairs
6th Aug 2018
Summer Teams
6th Aug 2018
Monthly committee meeting
18.00
12th Aug 2018
GLOS-AVON friendly match
1400
 Click for more information
13th Aug 2018
Summer Pairs
18th Aug 2018
County Training Day
1000
20th Aug 2018
Summer Teams