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GCBA Printed Calendar

The printed

Calendar of Events 2017-18

Now available for collection from CBC.

If you can't collect from Cheltenham let me know and I will send some to your club.

contact Judy Sanis


04 Sep: the latest newletter is there - September 2017, and older are on the Newsletter TAB on left.

08 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.

Midlands Leagues
2016-17 season

September Away v. Staffordshire & Shropshire

A good start for the 1st and 2nd teams which both won 16-4; the 3rd team drew 10-10. Our three teams are respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rdequal in their leagues.

October Home v. Warwickshire

Scores of 13-7, 8-12 and 18-2 in the Dawes, Porter and Markham Leagues means that our teams are now 1st, equal 3rd and 2nd in their respective leagues.

November Away v. Leicestershire

Small wins (11-9, 13-7, 13-7) for all three teams mean that Gloucestershire is now placed 1st, 3rd and 2nd in the Dawes, Porter and Markham Leagues respectively; our next two matches are against the other teams in the Porter & Markham top three.

December Away v. Worcestershire

Results were 8-12, 8-12, 16-4.. The small losses in the Dawes and Porter leagues saw our teams drop down the tables, but the healthy win for the 3rd team saw GCBA rise to the top of the Markham League. We are just beyond the halfway point, so there is still all to play for.

January Home v. Oxfordshire

Results were 13-7, 14-6, 15-5 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams respectively. This round lifts GCBA to second place in both the Dawes and Porter leagues, and consolidates the position as leaders in the Markham League.

For all Dawes / Porter / Markham league results 2016 17 season- click here.

Dawes Porter & Markham Leagues

The Midlands County League is a team-of eight Championship with one match against each of the other counties per season.  There are three divisions - for the first, second and third teams of each county - playing for the Dawes, Porter and Markham trophies respectively.

The season runs from September to March with one match per month and a break across the summer.  Matches are of 32 boards on Sundays at 14.30. Our selection committee is chaired by Richard Butland and players interested in participating should contact him.

2016-17 was our best for many years, with GCBA winning the Markham Trophy for 'C' teams and coming 2nd in the Dawes league. The 'C' team then came 1st=  in the inter-league playoffs, losing the trophy on a split tie.