Stroud BC's new Monday afternoon session - details here.
Latest draft of GCBA Strategy added - read it here.
Saturday Team Training CANCELLED for March 2nd. New date March 23rd
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
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
Summer Teams: Starting on Monday June 4th. Each evening Multiple Teams. Top 4 teams each evening earn VPs (8 down to 2) to accumulate to an overall total. To enter just turn up as a team on any of the six evenings. Individuals in that team score the points and the overall winner will be the individual with the best overall total (subject to at most 2 scores with same partner).
This starts on Monday September 3rd 2018 and there are 4 sessions on the first Mondays of September to December, with 2*14 board matches each night.
Assignments will be based on current ranking, and rematches will be avoided except that on the final session where a team can play again a team they played in session one or session two.
You are welcome to turn up even for a single session but it helps if (after the first session) a new or missing teams lets the TD know in advance (email@example.com is best).
This event runs over 10 sessions, these being the third Monday in each month from September 2018 to April 2019 (inclusive) plus the fifth Sundays in October and April. Entries need to be made on the list at CBC (or to firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7th September.
The League is for teams of four to six players, with head to head matches of 28 boards over 10 sessions. Details of matches and results can be found by clicking in the County league box on the right of the Home page.
There is also a Cleverly Teams League, which is played at the convenience of the teams involved. There are four divisions currently. Contact Richard Harris if you are interested in joining in.
The County Knock Out Qualifying will be held Monday 22nd October 2018. The County KO is the County's major teams trophy and the winners are given the opportunity to represent Gloucestershire in the EBU's Pachabo Cup. This session will be multiple teams unless the numbers present are exactly 8 or 16, in which case it will consist of 32-board knock-out matches from a random draw. This session will reduce the field to either 8 or 4, who now arrange their own knock-out matches. Matches are of 32 boards in the round of 8, 40 boards in the round of 4, and 48 boards in the final - unless both captains agree beforehand to a shorter match. Green Points awarded at the Knockout stages of the competition.
The Rank Xerox Trophy for club teams will be held on Monday 28th January 2019. Clubs can enter up to 3 teams each of eight people. Prior entry not required but could be helpful for making arrangements.
This series will run over 4 sessions - the first Monday of each month January through April 2019. Each session is a mutliple teams event, and the members of the top four teams on the evening will each receive 8/6/4/2 points towards their score across the series. This is a teams event, and the team with the highest points total wins. Any foursome can turn up on any evening - no notice is required.
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This series will run over 7 sessions starting in May 2019 and running through until August. Each session is a mutliple teams event, and the members of the top four teams on the evening will each receive 8/6/4/2 points towards their score across the series. This is an indiviual event, and the individual with the highest points total wins (subject to not more than two scores achieved with the same partner). Any foursome can turn up on any evening - no notice is required.