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Midland Bowl

Intercounty Teams Competition

  8th July 2018

Hosted by GCBA this year

Teams to represent Gloucestershire:

Patrick Shields & Garry Watson with Judy & Allan Sanis

Richard Harris & Trisha Gilham with Joe & Wendy Angseesing



02 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.

GCBA Events

GCBA runs the Monday night bridge (mostly short series of event) at Cheltenham bridge Club, and a variety of weekend events (more stand-alone).

The latest (but slightly out of date) GCBA Rules are found by clicking here.   A summary of current competitions is at click here.   The latest GCBA Rules for the Cleverly Teams League (replacing the Clubs League) are found here.

For more details on any event, choose from the menu on the left under GCBA Events - selecting either Monday or weekend, and either Pairs or Teams.


This is awarded annually to whoever collects the greatest number of Master Points on Monday evenings, in the September to August year.  Those who have played in the top County team (Dawes or Tollemache) in the past three years are not eligible. The trophy was given to the County by Jamie Paterson, Geoffrey's son in 2011. 

Winners in the past have been

  • 2011 : Anne Swannell ahead of Richard Harris
  • 2012 : Tony Letts ahead of Richard Harris
  • 2013 : Paul Lilley ahead of Wendy Angseesing
  • 2014 : Anne Swannell ahead of Richard Harris
  • 2015 : Wendy Angseesing ahead of Lesley Harrison
  • 2016 : Martin McWilliam ahead of Paul Lilley
  • 2017 : Ashok Kwatra ahead of Peter Swales
Monday Nights
Most GCBA Events take place in our regular Monday Night Sessions (7pm start at CBC).  These Events are generally multi-session and pre-entry is necessary (two weeks before) for the County League, and is needed at least 2 hours before a second or later session in any of the Swiss format competitions. Easiest done by e-mail to Paul (CTD).

The Monday night pattern depends on which Monday of the month it is
  • FIRST MONDAY : the Winter Teams from Sep-Mar apart from January 1st when it is the Individual, then it has one Spring Teams session, two Bank Holiday Pairs, and finally three Summer Teams sessions for Jun-Aug.
  • SECOND MONDAY : the Winter Pairs for Sep-Feb, and the Spring Pairs from Mar to May 2017, and the Summer Swiss Pairs for June-Aug 2017.
  • THIRD MONDAY : the County League for Sep-Apr (also on the fifth Monday in Oct & Jan), and the other three Summer Teams sessions for Jun-Aug. In May there is one session of the Spring Teams
  • FOURTH MONDAY : quite a variety of events to start with
    • September : Ladies & Mens Pairs
    • October : County KO Qualifying
    • November : Mixed Pairs
    • December : club closed
    • Jan 2018 through April : Spring Pairs
    • May through August : Summer Pairs
  • FIFTH MONDAY : four as usual
    • October & January : a session of the County League
    • April : one sessionof Spring Pairs
    • July : one session of Summer Pairs
There are no restrictions on entry imposed by a person's county of allegiance.  The only effect that has is on representing Gloucestershire in the Corwen or Pachabo if you happen to do well in the County Pairs or the County Knock-Out.
Contact for updates / corrections
Email to Tournament Sub-Committee