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Stroud BC's new Monday afternoon session - details here.

Latest draft of GCBA Strategy added - read it here.

Ian Constable

We are very sad to announce that Ian died on Monday afternoon 4th February.  

Ian will be missed by so many of us.  We send our thoughts to Val and all their family.

The Funeral is on Friday 1st March at 11.00am at Cheltenham Crematorium.  There will be refreshments afterwards at the Ellenborough Hotel and everyone is welcome.  Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to Sue Ryder or the Blue Cross.

For Ian's Obituary click: Ian Constable Obituary.pdf

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

10 Feb 2019 : committee minutes from 04 February out.

09 February : moved the Newent Bowl advert to the Upcoming Special Events page

27 January 2019 : latest newsletter - Jan/Feb 2019 

Cleverly Teams
CTL Arrangements for 2018-19

The Cleverly Teams League will continue to be organised by Richard Harris (ctl@gcba.org.uk) on behalf of the County. It continues to aim to provide friendly teams bridge, including an introduction to that for those who haven't played that form of bridge before. 

The rules for the new season are here. (Updated 29 Aug 2018).

We will continue to capture the results using the EBU's League system - instruction on how to use that can be found by clicking here.

The 2018 winners were Wanderers (in Div One), Pear Jars (in North-East), and  EDF Energy-B (in North-West) and Nympsfield (in South).

Promotions to Division One will be determined once we see the size of the entry for the new year.   If you have played in this before - do encourage your friends to join in.

Just to clarify two questions which have been raised -

  • matches remain of 24 board, played in two sets of 12 with a change of opposition at half time, and the VP scale has not chnaged from previous years.
  • although some teams have club names and club affiliations and were formed within clubs, teams can be formed by any group of interested players.  Substitutes can be used freely if that makes arranging matches easier, as long as the substitute is not a core (nominated) member of another team in the same Division - as that could create divded loyalties.   A substitute can sub for many teams if wanted.