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Gold Cup 2022
Round 2 Draw  updated 14 Dec 
Round 2 results  updated 24 Jan

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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  


Junior Systems Deadline is 4 February
Home Internationals 2022
Home Internationals 2022

   The 2nd weekend will be held online (RealBridge). A decision on the Lady Milne and Teltscher Trophy will be made by February 18th.  

  Results at the weekend can be found here  

♠ England lead from Ireland after the first weekend♠ 

  The Junior events are online.  


Last updated : 11th Jan 2022 10:21 GMT
Gold Cup
Gold Cup

  Please note that the default for Round 3 in 2022 will now be online. The draw will contain no geographical restriction.  


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
 2022  2  2  3  4 6 10  20


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 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 : 23rd Dec 2021 18:22 GMT
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

BGB's Chairman for 2021/2022 is Jeremy Dhondy

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

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 (including 2021 results). Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
♣  Obituaries link added to the archive menu
♣  Past results updated
Last updated : 18th Dec 2021 12:56 GMT
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 was 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 : 7th Jan 2022 16:35 GMT
Camrose Weekend 1 RealBridge
Gold Cup Finals
Lady Milne & Teltscher Trophy
Online Junior Event
Online BBO
4th Feb 2022
Final date for submission of Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Systems
System Cards to be sent to
18th Feb 2022
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 2
System Cards to be sent to
18th Feb 2022
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Online: RealBridge 17:00
& 19,20 Feb
Director: Fearghal O'Boyle
21st Feb 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round 2 Closing Date
4th Mar 2022
Camrose Weekend 2
Edinburgh 19:00
20th Mar 2022
Junior Pairs
Online 11a.m.
 Click for more information
8th Apr 2022
Final date for submission of Lady Milne Systems
System Cards to be sent to
22nd Apr 2022
Lady Milne
Wales 19:00
& 23 24 April
25th Apr 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round 3 Closing Date
29th Apr 2022
Final date for submission of Teltscher Systems
System Cards to be sent to
20th May 2022
Teltscher Trophy
N Ireland 19:00
& 21,22 May
18th Jul 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round 4 Closing Date
7th Oct 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round QF Closing Date
8th Oct 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Finals
Venue tbc
& 9th October