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Gold Cup 2024

2024 Round 4 Draw 26 April 2024

2024 Round 4 Results 08 July 2024

Updated list of teams 17 April 2024

Silver Plate

2024 Round 2 results 09 July 2024 *Complete*

2024 Silver Plate Round 3 Draw  10 July 2024

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BGB Picture Gallery
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  

  Recently updated with  Teltscher Trophy England 2017,  Lady Milne Teams 2024 Teltscher Trophy Teams 2024, Peggy Bayer & Junior Camrose Scotland 1990 Peggy Bayer 1995 1996 1999 Scotland , Junior Camrose 1996 2008 Scotland  

Gold Cup Round 4 to be played by 15 July. Silver Plate Round 3 Draw available
Teltscher Trophy 2024
Teltscher Trophy 2024


17-19 May in Stirling. 



England won the Teltscher Trophy by a narrow margin from Scotland after beating them in the final match.




Final Results


Last updated : 24th May 2024 10:20 BST
Gold Cup
Gold Cup

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.The Roll of Honour

Green Points are awarded for each win


 Round  1  2  3  4  QF SF F
 2024  2  2  3  4 6 10  20


Gold Cup 2025

Entry fee:  £96 per team which also includes entry to the Silver Plate for EBU, WBU, NIBU and CBAI teams losing in the 1st or 2nd round of the Gold Cup, and the Marion Hill Trophy for SBU teams losing as above.

Closing date for entries:  16th November 2024

Closing date for Round 1:  10th February 2025

Semi-Finals & Final:  13th & 14th December 2025 at The Mindsports Centre, London


Matches in Round 1  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 2-4 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



♠   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 BGB.

♠  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 : 12th Jun 2024 10:04 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 : 25th Mar 2024 12:05 GMT

BGB's Chairman for 2024/2025 is Liz McGowan

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

2023 Meeting Minutes


Last updated : 14th May 2024 18:00 BST
BGB Archive
BGB Archive

♠  BGB has an archive of the past results of the Home Internationals, the Gold Cup, the Silver Cup and Silver Plate

   Anyone who can spot any error or give information about the missing results or obituaries is invited to contact the webmaster.
 The archive of past Home International Matches is complete(where known). Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known/available.
 Obituaries for John Comyn added
Last updated : 17th Jun 2024 11:54 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. This affects the Teltscher Trophy. The regulations 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: 

From 1st January 2024 it is 64 years of age 

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

Last updated : 24th May 2024 11:51 BST
Teltscher Trophy
Stirling University, Scotland
Lady Milne
City North Hotel, Gormanstown, ROI
Camrose 2nd Weekend
Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
La Mon Hotel Castlereagh NI
Camrose Weekend 1
Holiday Inn, Coldra, Newport
15th Jul 2024
Gold Cup Round 4 closing date
15th Jul 2024
Silver Plate Round 2 Closing date
9th Sep 2024
Silver Plate Round 3 Closing Date
4th Oct 2024
Gold Cup QF closing date
5th Oct 2024
Gold Cup Semi Finals
London Mind Sports Centre 10:00
6th Oct 2024
Gold Cup Final
London Mind Sports Centre 10:00
21st Oct 2024
Silver Plate QF Closing Date
16th Nov 2024
Closing Date Gold Cup 2025
2nd Dec 2024
Silver Plate SF Closing Date
13th Dec 2024
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 1
3rd Jan 2025
Camrose Trophy 1st Weekend
Scotland 19:00
& 4th, 5th
24th Jan 2025
Final date for submission of Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Systems
14th Feb 2025
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 2
14th Feb 2025
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Wales 19:00
&15th, 16th