Stroud BC's new Monday afternoon session - details here.
Latest draft of GCBA Strategy added - read it here.
18 Apr 19 : latest newsletter - Mar/Apr 2019
12 Apr 19 : link to minutes for last AGM added to the calendar item for this year's AGM.
8 Apr 2019 : committee minutes from 01 April out.
Summer Pairs and Bank Holiday Pairs (Easter plus May twice and August):
10 evenings - just turn up! It is an indivual competition, but you are encouraged to play with different partners.
Your best 5 scores with different partners across the 10 sessions will count; the Bank Holiday games run by CBC are included in this series.
This is a 5-seesion pairs event, running on the second Monday of each month from September 2018 until January 2019 (inclusive).
We will have two winning pairs - emerging from running this event off scratch and off handicap, with the handicap differences being half the NGS differences between the pairs.
The scoring method for the series will be : average of your best 4 percentage scores. You can turn up as often as you like, but the more times you turn up the better for your score for the series.
This is a 4-session event, taking place on the second Monday of February, March and April 2019, plus on the fourth Monday of March.
This is a Swiss Pairs event, with assignments based on the running score. Rematches will be avoided except that for the penultimate and the final match, playing against a pair you played in a previous session will be allowed.
There are 7 Mondays designated as Summer Pairs during May, June, July and August 2019. Together with the four Bank Holiday Mondays Pairs (the first of which is Easter Monday, which are run by CBC) the set of 11 games are a series of matchpoint competitions in which everyone competes as an individual. Your average percentage over your best 6 sessions is used to give you a series score. Only your best score with any particular partner counts.
The session on the fourth Monday in July will be a heat of the EBU Similtaneous Pairs (plus side is enhanced master points and hand commentaries, minus side is that we have to charge extra).