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Round 1 Draw  09 Jan 
 

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Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer  (19-21 February 2021 will be online using Realbridge)

 

 
 
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Gold Cup
Gold Cup

Gold Cup: Introduction  

The 2020 Gold Cup has been won by Tommy Garvey, Fredrick Nystrom, John Carroll, Mark Moran, Adam Mesbur and Nick Fitzgibbon

They beat Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Tom Townsend, David Bahkshi and Dror Padon in the final

The margin of the victory was 13 imps.

 


 

At least the first two rounds will be played online. 

An online entry form is available. 

The draw will be national so Scottish Welsh and English teams may draw each other from Round 1

Teams may have up to eight members but no more than six may play in any match.

 Please note: 

  • No kibitzers are allowed
  • Board by board scoring (or Barometer) must be switched off
  • "Undos" are not permitted in the bidding or play
  • The default is that stanzas are of 8 boards with the change of opponents regulations being the same as face-to-face matches, though this can be amended to   e.g. 2 x 16-board stanzas by agreement between the 2 captains.
  • The full names of those playing must be disclosed in the BBO field for such disclosure.

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
 2021  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 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 : 13th Jan 2021 12:11 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
Camrose 2021

ROI have a narrow lead over England after weekend 1. 

Final Table Weekend 1

Cross imp table

Last updated : 13th Jan 2021 12:16 GMT
Home International Regulations 2021: System Cards
Home International Regulations 2021: System Cards

System cards are subject to a review.   When the system card has been reviewed and accepted, it will be published on the BGB website prior to the event.  It is the responsibility of Captains to ensure that their players’ systems are submitted on time. 

The deadline for submission of systems is two weeks prior to the start of the event (see the calendar for exact dates) but three weeks for the first Camrose Weekend because of Christmas. A reminder will be sent by The Secretary seven days before the deadline. An automatic fine of 1 VP will be  imposed on any pair not submitting their system by the due date.

Please note: Effective for the rest of the 2021 series, cards which are submitted with merely the names of conventions (rather than an explanation of the bids made) will, as well as being returned for amendment, regarded as not submitted on time if they then subsequently miss the final date whilst being corrected.

Email Address for submission of cards: bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com

 The remaining dates for submission of systems for the 2021 Home International Series are: 

Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer

5th February 2021

Camrose Weekend 2

19th February 2021

Lady Milne & Teltscher Trophy

2nd April 2021

 

Last updated : 30th Dec 2020 16:58 GMT
Chairman

BGB's Chairman for 2020/2021 is Jeremy Dhondy

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is: 

  sclaridge31@gmail.com

2020 Meeting Minutes

 

Last updated : 8th Jan 2021 17:07 GMT
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 and includes 2020. Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
 
♣  Obituaries link added to the archive menu
 
Last updated : 10th Nov 2020 18:25 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: 

No change in 2021 It remains at 62 years of age 

On 1st January 2022 it will be 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 : 23rd Oct 2020 16:36 BST
Results
Gold Cup Final
Online BBO
Lady Milne/Teltscher Trophy Online
Online
Camrose Weekend 2
La Mon Hotel, Belfast
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Newport Campus
Calendar
5th Feb 2021
Final date for submission of Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Systems
23:59
Send submissions to: bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
19th Feb 2021
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Online: RealBridge 17:00
& 20th, 21st
19th Feb 2021
Final date for submission of Camrose Systems for Weekend 2
23:59
Send submissions to: bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
28th Feb 2021
Gold Cup Round 1 Closing Date
5th Mar 2021
Camrose Weekend 2
Online 17:00
& 6th,7th
2nd Apr 2021
Final date for submission of LM/Teltscher Systems
23:59
Send submissions to: bgbsystemcards2021@gmail.com
11th Apr 2021
Online Junior Event
Online TBC
Open to juniors in all Home countries
16th Apr 2021
Lady Milne & Teltscher Trophy
Online 17:00