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Gold Cup 2021
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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


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Gold Cup Round 4 Draw now available
Gold Cup
Gold Cup

Gold Cup 2021

Update: All rounds including the Finals will be played online. BGB will review the position about the finals at its meeting in mid August.

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 and 2 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 3-4 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 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 : 30th May 2021 09:55 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 2021/2022 is Jeremy Dhondy

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

2021 Meeting Minutes


Last updated : 25th May 2021 09:29 BST
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  all 2021 events. Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
♣  Obituaries link added to the archive menu
Last updated : 8th May 2021 11:12 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: 

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 : 8th May 2021 11:11 BST
Lady Milne & Teltscher Trophy
Online Junior Event
Online BBO
Camrose Weekend 2
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Online: RealBridge
8th Aug 2021
Gold Cup Round 4 Closing Date
8th Oct 2021
Gold Cup QF Closing Date