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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

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


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 

Weekend Pairs Events
County Pairs Final 2019

Qualifying rounds for this can take place at any affiliated club, and the GCBA will also hold a heat on Monday 28th January 2019.

From any qualifying round, the top half of the field (including ties, but no substitutions for drop-outs) will qualify.  People may play in as many heats as they like, with as many partners as they like - but if they qualify they must choose with whom to play.

The final will be an all-play-all event of roughly 40 boards, and will be held at Cheltenham Bridge Club on Saturday 30th March 2019 with a late morning start.

Ace of Clubs Final, 2019

All affiliated clubs in the County are allowed to hold heats from which to qualify pairs to play in thie event.  The rules for qualifying are 

  • the qualifying round (one or more to cater for different groups of players) is held in any club;
  • the number of qualifiers from a heat will be 50% of the number of pairs who are playing and eligible (ie have not already qualified or rank too highly - no National Masters), including ties, but no substitutes;
  • an individual or a pair may play in as many qualifying heats as they wish;
  • the final will take place on Sunday 14th April, with the number of boards determined by the TD on the day (ideally around 26).;
  • the Leonard Cup will be allocated to the best score in the final from a pair both below Regional Master.
AGM Pairs 2019 - Steve Darke Salver

This matchpoint pairs competition takes place immediatelty after the AGM on Sunday 12th May 2019.  This will be run as a stratified pairs event, with pairs split roughly into three categories in accordance with NGS ratings.  There will be prizes for the best performance in each stratum. 

Green Point Swiss Pairs 2019

The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire weekend pairs event will be held on Saturday 20th July 2019. The venue is the Larruperz Centre Ross-on-Wye.