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Gold Cup 2024

2024 Round 2 Draw 11 December 2023 

2024 Round 2 results 17 February 2024

Silver Plate

Silver Plate Semi Final Draw  26 November 2023

Silver Plate QF and on results 23 December 2023

Home Internationals

   Important: Please note that the  email address for submission of system cards is by  29th March for Lady Milne Teams Teams   

2024 Regulations  21 November 2023

Camrose Teams 2nd weekend 09 February 2024   Complete. Note Brown Sticker Forms  

System disclosure help sheet  08 July 2023

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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  

 Updated with Camrose Team Photos Weekend 1 January 2024, GB Euro Champions Women 1999, Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Team Photos 2024 

Gold Cup Round 3 draw will be done shortly
Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer
Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer

The Junior Home Internationals took place in Northern Ireland from 16-18 February 2024

Junior Camrose Final Results


Peggy Bayer Final Results

Link to the programme



Last updated : 21st Feb 2024 15:22 GMT
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

Green Points are awarded for each win


 Round  1  2  3  4  QF SF F
 2024  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 : 16th Jan 2024 17:12 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 2023/2024 is Ian Payn

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

2023 Meeting Minutes


Last updated : 21st May 2023 10:07 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 Alan Pierce (1996) & Dick Shek added
♠  Silver Plate Final Stage results 1980-2001 added
Last updated : 19th Feb 2024 16:53 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: 

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 : 1st Jan 2024 15:51 GMT
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
La Mon Hotel Castlereagh NI
Camrose Weekend 1
Holiday Inn, Coldra, Newport
Gold Cup Final
Young Chelsea BC
BGB Junior Pairs
Teltscher Trophy
Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport
1st Mar 2024
Camrose 2nd Weekend
Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham 19:00
Director: Sarah Amos
 More Info
29th Mar 2024
Final date for submission of Lady Milne Systems
19th Apr 2024
Lady Milne
City North Hotel, Gormanstown, ROI 19:00
Director: Fearghal O'Boyle
 More Info
22nd Apr 2024
Gold Cup Round 3 closing date
27th Apr 2024
Final date for submission of Teltscher Trophy Systems
17th May 2024
Teltscher Trophy
Stirling University, Scotland 19:00
 More Info
3rd Jun 2024
Silver Plate Round 1 Closing Date
15th Jul 2024
Gold Cup Round 4 closing date
15th Jul 2024
Siver 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
tbc 10:00
6th Oct 2024
Gold Cup Final
tbc 10:00
21st Oct 2024
Silver Plate SF Closing Date