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Gold Cup 2022
Entries have opened. The closing date is 30 September 2021.

 

Gold Cup 2021
 
Quarter final Results  21 September
Round 4 Results  *Complete*31 August

Home Internationals

Regulations published for 2022 12 Sep

Recent Updates
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BGB Picture Gallery
 
 
BGB has a photo archive and any contributions to it would be welcome covering any of the Home Internationals or Gold Cup.  Please contact  the Webmaster if you can help

 

 Click for the BGB Picture Gallery  

 

2022 Gold Cup Entry closes 30 Sep
Gold Cup
Gold Cup

Gold Cup Entry Form 2022 now available

For 2022 rounds 1 and 2 will be online. They will not be regionalised. Round 3 onwards will be face to face (with teams able to agree to play online if they prefer) provided government regulations allow.

For 2022 Teams will again be limited to a maximum of 6 players.

Gold Cup 2021

All rounds including the Finals will be played online. The finals will be on RealBridge.

Teams may have up to eight members but no more than six may play in any match.

 Please note: 

  • No kibitzers are allowed
  • Board by board scoring (or Barometer) must be switched off
  • "Undos" are not permitted in the bidding or play
  • The default is that stanzas are of 8 boards with the change of opponents regulations being the same as face-to-face matches, though this can be amended to   e.g. 2 x 16-board stanzas by agreement between the 2 captains.
  • The full names of those playing must be disclosed in the BBO field for such disclosure.

The Gold Cup is the most prestigious Open Teams event in Britain, and is organised by Bridge Great Britain. It is knock-out throughout, and, prior to the semi-finals, all matches are played privately.  It dates back to 1932. The original trophy, still awarded today, was presented by Bridge Magazine. At the time it cost 100 guineas

Green Points are awarded for each win

 

 Round  1  2  3  4  QF SF F
 2021  2  2  3  4 6 10  20

Matches in Round 1 and 2 are of 32 boards (though this may be increased to 40 or 48 by prior agreement between the two Captains). This helps considerably when fixing matches, which can be played in the evening. Matches in Rounds 3-4 are of 48 boards.

8 teams are seeded  and exempt from Round 1. This gives the other teams a better opportunity of winning early rounds, and a better chance of gaining Green Points. 

 ♠ THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE SILVER PLATE FOR PLAYERS WHO HAVE COMPETED IN THE GOLD CUP. THE CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS IN THE SILVER PLATE IS £10 PER PLAYER. 

♥  Completely new teams are not permitted to enter the Silver Plate (only losing teams from the  first two rounds of the  Gold Cup)

♦  The Silver Plate is administered by the EBU.

  Scottish teams who lose in Rounds 1 and 2 are eligible to play in the Scottish Gold Plate for the Marion Hill Trophy at no extra charge.  The winner of that competition will join the Silver Plate at the Quarter Final Stage.

 

 

 

 

Last updated : 27th Aug 2021 16:52 BST
Welcome to Bridge Great Britain
Welcome to Bridge Great Britain

Bridge Great Britain was formed following the devolution of the British Bridge League into its individual unions at the end of 1999. At that time, the English, Scottish and Welsh Bridge Unions won the right to have teams representing them in European and World events, instead of playing as Great Britain. However, should bridge ever be represented in the Olympic Arena, it will be necessary for the countries to join together again and participate as Great Britain, since this is the body recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

How BBL became BGB


In addition to the need to have the infrastructure to select a representative team in this eventuality, there are two events which remain British rather than belonging to any one Union, notably the Gold Cup, which is the British Knock Out Teams of Four Championship and The Home International Series,comprising the Camrose, Lady Milne, Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose), Junior Camrose (U26) and Peggy Bayer (U21).

 How Wales won the Lady Milne for the first time in 1967


Bridge Great Britain is run by Committee - there is a Core Committee comprising three members, one from each of England, Scotland and Wales, and the full Committee, which meets annually, where the Core Committee members are joined by delegates from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

 


The British Simultaneous Pairs are administered by the EBU on behalf of England, Wales and Scotland. 

 

SIMS Results available here

 

Last updated : 6th Sep 2020 10:57 BST
Chairman

BGB's Chairman for 2021/2022 is Jeremy Dhondy

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is: 

  sclaridge31@gmail.com

2021 Meeting Minutes

 

Last updated : 25th May 2021 09:29 BST
BGB Archive
BGB Archive

♠  BGB has an archive of the past results of the Home Internationals and the Gold Cup.

   Anyone who can spot any error or give information about the missing results is invited to contact the webmaster.
 
 The archive of past Home International Matches is now complete and  all 2021 events. Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
 
♣  Obituaries link added to the archive menu
♣  Austin Barnes obituary added.
♣  Past results updated
 
Last updated : 14th Jul 2021 12:13 BST
Teltscher Trophy Age Restrictions
Teltscher Trophy Age Restrictions

♠ The WBF and EBL changed the regulations for Seniors events as from 1 Jan 2018.

♠ BGB has followed suit and this affects the Teltscher Trophy. The regulations have been updated to reflect this.

The schedule for change is

Senior Age Regulations 

The WBF Executive Council has decided to raise the age requirement for Senior players to 65 in accordance with the following schedule: 

On 1st January 2022 it will be raised to 63 years of age 

On 1st January 2024 it will be raised to 64 years of age 

On 1st January 2026 it will be raised to 65 years of age

Last updated : 8th May 2021 11:11 BST
Results
Lady Milne & Teltscher Trophy
Online
Online Junior Event
Online BBO
Camrose Weekend 2
Online
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Online: RealBridge
Calendar
30th Sep 2021
Gold Cup 2022 Entry Closing Date
8th Oct 2021
Gold Cup QF Closing Date
9th Oct 2021
Gold Cup Finals
Online 11a.m.
& 10th
13th Dec 2021
Gold Cup 2022 Round 1 Closing Date
17th Dec 2021
Camrose Weekend 1 System card deadline
23:59
Send cards to bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
7th Jan 2022
Camrose Weekend 1
Bristol 19:00
& 8 9 Jan
4th Feb 2022
Final date for submission of Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Systems
23:59
System Cards to be sent to bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
18th Feb 2022
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 2
23:59
System Cards to be sent to bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
18th Feb 2022
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Online: RealBridge 17:00
& 19,20 Feb
21st Feb 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round 2 Closing Date
4th Mar 2022
Camrose Weekend 2
Edinburgh 19:00
8th Apr 2022
Final date for submission of Lady Milne Systems
23:59
System Cards to be sent to bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
22nd Apr 2022
Lady Milne
Wales 19:00
& 23 24 April
25th Apr 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round 3 Closing Date