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Gold Cup 2024

2024 Round 4 Draw 26 April 2024

2024 Round 3 results 23 May 202*Complete*

Updated list of teams 17 April 2024


Silver Plate

2024  Round 1 Results 23 May 2024 *Complete*

2024 Round 2 Draw 12 May 2024


Home Internationals

Teltscher Trophy Final Scores

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Silver Plate Round 2 Draw available. To be played by 15 July
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.

 

 

Programme

Final Results

 

Last updated : 20th May 2024 10:04 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

 

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

 ♠ 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 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 : 15th Apr 2024 22:17 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
Chairman
Chairman

BGB's Chairman for 2024/2025 is Liz McGowan

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is: 

  sclaridge31@gmail.com

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 Joyce Benson, Maida Grant, Carolyn Peploe added
 
♠  Silver Plate Final Stage results 1980-2001 added
Last updated : 15th May 2024 13:52 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: 

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
Results
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
Calendar
15th Jul 2024
Gold Cup Round 4 closing date
23:59
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
23:59
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
2nd Dec 2024
Silver Plate SF Closing Date