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LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

08 Jan 2018: the latest newletter is there - January 2018, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.

08 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 ♣  
Seasons Greetings

The Christmas Quiz can be found on the Hand-of-the-Day menu.  The winner was Patrick Phair with a score of 9/10.   Well done to Patrick and many thanks to Garry Watson for providing the problems and their solutions.   

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

  • 22nd January  County Pairs Qual. + Rank Xerox
  • 29th January   League 7

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

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

Cotswold Cup - Our 2018 Charity Event

♣ ♠   Cotswold Cup - GCBA's Charity Event for 2018   ♠ ♣ 

Sunday 4th February 2018 @ Cheltenham B.C.

Start 11.00am      End aprox 17.30pm.   Cost £10.00 p.p.

Enter as a PAIR and score as a team; your teammates will be well known Bridge Internationals who played the match a while back

We will offer you a nice lunch and a break for tea in the afternoon

Profits will go to the Sue Ryder Foundation

Please come and you will be made most welcome.

Do you need help finding a partner? Ask Allan

Entry:  Sign on the GCBA notice board or contact Allan Sanis

email: allansanis@aol.com     

tel. 01242 697 115   

poster click here

Midlands League

New season MCL matches are in the calendar.  Third match 12th November Home against Worcestershire

  • Dawes : Won 15 - 5
  • Porter :  Won 15 - 5
  • Markham : Won 11 - 9

Congratulations to our team!

Running tables via the EBU - click for  Dawes, Porter, Markham

Upcoming Special Events

MIDLANDS CONGRESS : the weekend of 5-7 January 2018 at the West Midlands BC, Solihull.  Click here for more details.

EAST WALES SWISS TEAMS : the weekend of 10-11 February in Newport.  Click here for more details.

External Results

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

WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS - SWISS TEAMS : there were 84 teams played at this in Weston and in second place the team included Angelos Agathangelou & John Councer (with a Welsh pair).  Third place went to the Butland & Watson, Chamberlain & Shields team.  John Councer & Mark Rogers also managed 21st in the Swiss Pairs, equal with Paul Denning & Richard Plackett.

EDGAR FOSTER CUP : this is a pairs competition run across the counties of the Midlands.  This year, in Ross-on-Wye, the winners of the field of 24 pairs were our Ian & Val  Constable.  John Arblaster & Mel Barlow came 5th and Gloucestershire as a county came second overall (Worcestershire won).

Latest Trophy Winners

The Bredon Vale was won by Gloucester Bridge Club with Stroud a close second followed by Thribb.

The Ladies' Pairs was won by Mary Jones & Cynthia Moore, with what is thought to be a record-breaking fifth win.  The Men's Pairs was won by Paul Denning & Kanwar Rahim, after what is thought to be a record breaking number of attempts.

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 slots 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" 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE
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

CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY
CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY

We have now done over 200 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

THIS YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

Results
15th Jan 2018
County League 6
14th Jan 2018
Midlands League : Derbyshire (H)
8th Jan 2018
Winter Pairs
1st Jan 2018
BH - Individual
18th Dec 2017
County League 5
11th Dec 2017
Winter Pairs
10th Dec 2017
Midlands League : Oxfordshire (A)
4th Dec 2017
Winter Teams
27th Nov 2017
Mixed Pairs
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-A
Calendar
22nd Jan 2018
County Pairs Qual.
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice A
1900
 Click for more information
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice B
1900
 Click for more information
26th Jan 2018
TD Seminar
1800
27th Jan 2018
MCL Training Day (possibly)
1000
29th Jan 2018
County League 7
 Click for more information
4th Feb 2018
Cotswold Cup
5th Feb 2018
Winter Teams
10th Feb 2018
Tollemache Final
11th Feb 2018
Tollemache Final
GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH BRIDGE
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

CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY
CLICK HERE FOR HAND OF THE DAY

We have now done over 200 hands ..  hope they've been fun.

CLUBS LIST

And a list of which plays when ...

County League

THIS YEAR'S RESULTS CLICK FOR ANY OF : Div 1  Div 2

Cleverly Teams League 2017-2018 results tables   Div 1, Div NE, Div NW, Div S

Results
15th Jan 2018
County League 6
14th Jan 2018
Midlands League : Derbyshire (H)
8th Jan 2018
Winter Pairs
1st Jan 2018
BH - Individual
18th Dec 2017
County League 5
11th Dec 2017
Winter Pairs
10th Dec 2017
Midlands League : Oxfordshire (A)
4th Dec 2017
Winter Teams
27th Nov 2017
Mixed Pairs
22nd Nov 2017
GCBA Squad Practice-A
Calendar
22nd Jan 2018
County Pairs Qual.
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice A
1900
 Click for more information
24th Jan 2018
Squad Practice B
1900
 Click for more information
26th Jan 2018
TD Seminar
1800
27th Jan 2018
MCL Training Day (possibly)
1000
29th Jan 2018
County League 7
 Click for more information
4th Feb 2018
Cotswold Cup
5th Feb 2018
Winter Teams
10th Feb 2018
Tollemache Final
11th Feb 2018
Tollemache Final