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Email: The webmaster address is 

Junior Pairs: This event has been re-arranged from May 21 to a date in September to be announced

Gold Cup 2023

Round 4 draw 25 April

Note: The right to add players to a team up to a max of six has expired.

Round 3 results 27 April  *Complete*

Teams List 09 April updated

Silver Plate

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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 2005 Lady Milne England Team  

Silver Plate Round 2 Draw available. To be played by 10 July
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
 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 : 25th Jan 2023 10:34 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
Teltscher Trophy 2023
Teltscher Trophy 2023

 England have won the Teltscher Trophy.  


Final Results



Message from Mark Teltscher

Bernard Teltscher (my father) loved playing bridge, and it was nice for him and I to enjoy the same game, playing as partners and teammates. If there is ever a need to expound the virtues of an intergenerational game then you have the evidence in our family. As the players compete in The Teltscher Trophy, Newport, the 16th in the series, I’d like to wish them all good luck, and may the best team win.


Last updated : 22nd May 2023 14:06 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 Barry Clowes (Wales) &  George Cooke (England) added to archive
♠ Lady Milne Records updated
Last updated : 30th Apr 2023 15:00 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
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
Camrose Weekend 1
Northern Ireland
17th Jul 2023
Gold Cup Round 4 closing date
6th Oct 2023
Gold Cup Round QF closing date
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