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Junior Pairs: Results   23 September

Gold Cup 2024

Entry Form

Gold Cup 2023

QF results  27 September complete

Teams List 09 April updated

Silver Plate

Silver Plate Round 3 results  09 September 2023

Silver Plate 2023 Round 3 Draw 18 July updated

Home Internationals

System disclosure help sheet  08 July 2023


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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 2023, the 1955 GB Bermuda Bowl Team & the 2010 Camrose England Team, Pictures of Eric Silverstone  & Graham Matheson 

*** Gold Cup Entries for 2024 now open ***
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. We trust that those who strongly prefer face-to-face will be tolerant of the needs of others  

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 : 3rd Sep 2023 17:21 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 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.
♠ Teltscher Trophy Records updated
Last updated : 8th Jul 2023 14:38 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: 

  It is currently 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 : 5th Jan 2023 10:13 GMT
BGB Junior Pairs
Teltscher Trophy
Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport
Lady Milne
Mercure Perth Hotel West Mill Street Perth PH1 5QP
Camrose Weekend 2
City North Hotel, Gormanstown
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Cresta Court Hotel Altrincham
6th Oct 2023
Gold Cup Round QF closing date
6th Oct 2023
Gold Cup 2024 Closing Date for Entries
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
11th Dec 2023
Gold Cup Round 1 closing date
14th Dec 2023
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 1
5th Jan 2024
Camrose Weekend 1
Wales 19:00
 More Info
26th Jan 2024
Final date for submission of Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Systems
9th Feb 2024
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 2
10th Feb 2024
Gold Cup Round 2 closing date
16th Feb 2024
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Northern Ireland 19:00
 More Info
1st Mar 2024
Camrose 2nd Weekend
England 19:00
 More Info
29th Mar 2024
Final date for submission of Lady Milne Systems
19th Apr 2024
Lady Milne
ROI 19:00
 More Info