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Gold Cup 2022
QF Draw 19 July
QFresults 13 August

Team List  updated 13 May

Gold Cup 2023

Gold Cup 2023 Entry form  01 August

Recent Updates
Bridge Great Britain
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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  

 Updated with Teltscher Trophy Team Photos 2022 

Silver plate QF Draw published
Gold Cup
Gold Cup

   BGB wishes to encourage a return to face-to-face bridge, but acknowledges that some teams will find that impossible, or at least very difficult in the current situation. If your team needs to play the early rounds online please so indicate when you submit your entry. We trust that those who strongly prefer face-to-face will be tolerant of the needs of others  

   The Semi Final and Final 2023 will be played F2F at Young Chelsea Bridge Club on 7th/8th October   

 Have you entered yet? Late entries accepted until Sunday October 9th

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
 2023  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 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 : 3rd Oct 2022 10:49 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

BGB's Chairman for 2022/2023 is Liz McGowan

  Congratulations to Liz who has been awarded a medal in the Queen's Birthday honours list 

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

2022 Meeting Minutes


Last updated : 5th Jun 2022 16:13 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 complete(where known). Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
♣ NI obituaries of players added courtesy of Rex Anderson's book "A Worm's Eye View: The story of the Northern Ireland Bridge Union in the series of Camrose Trophy matches from 1937 to 2021"
♠  BBL History section added to the Archive. Early post war minutes added
Last updated : 6th Oct 2022 13:30 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 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
Teltscher Trophy
La Mon Hotel and Country Club, NI
Lady Milne
Holiday Inn Newport
Junior Pairs
Camrose Weekend 2
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
7th Oct 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Round QF Closing Date
8th Oct 2022
Gold Cup 2022 Finals
Young Chelsea BC 10:00
& 9th October
24th Oct 2022
Silver Plate Round QF Closing Date
5th Dec 2022
Silver Plate Round SF Closing Date
6th Jan 2023
Camrose Weekend 1
Northern Ireland 19:00
& 7-8 Jan
17th Feb 2023
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
England 19:00
&18-19 February
3rd Mar 2023
Camrose Weekend 2
Ireland 19:00
& 4 5 March
21st Apr 2023
Lady Milne
Scotland 19:00
& 22-23 April
19th May 2023
Teltscher Trophy
Wales 19:00
& 20-21 May
7th Oct 2023
Gold Cup Semi finals
Young Chelsea BC 10.00a.m
8th Oct 2023
Gold Cup Final
Young Chelsea BC 10.00a.m