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Gold Cup 2019/2020
2020 Teams list 12 Mar updated
 Matches may be played online if BOTH teams agree.  The closing date for Round 3 is extended indefinitely. It may prove necessary to re-arrange the dates for the final. There will be more news published here when known. 13 May
Gold Cup 2020/2021

The closing date will now not be decided until there is clearer news as to the resumption of face to face bridge.  13 May

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Gold Cup
Gold Cup

Gold Cup: Introduction  

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
 for 2019/2020  2  2  3  4 6 10  20

Matches in Round 1 (for 2020) 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 for 2020   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. The draw for Rounds 1-3 is regionalised, as far as possible, in order to keep travelling to a minimum.

Matches may be played online if both teams agree.


  Completely new teams are not permitted to enter the Silver Plate (only losing teams from 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.

♣ The Silver Plate 2019 has been won by Julian Gibson, Val Gibson, Damian Hassan & Bill March.♣ 


The trophy has been won 13 times by Tony Forrester eclipsing the record of the late Boris Schapiro  



Last updated : 25th Apr 2020 15:14 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's).

 How Wales won the Lady Milne for the first time in 1967

Bridge Great Britain is run by a 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 : 10th Jan 2020 12:18 GMT
Lady Milne/Teltscher Trophy Announcement
Lady Milne/Teltscher Trophy Announcement

The Home Countries have discussed what to do about the scheduling of the Lady Milne and Teltscher Trophy

Update: The events will not go ahead on the planned weekends and will be rescheduled for later in the year.

The intention is to hold them at the same time in England. The provisional date is Oct 30-Nov 1. To be confirmed later in the year.


Last updated : 11th Apr 2020 10:37 BST

BGB's Chairman for 2019/2020 is Jeremy Dhondy

Our secretary is Sandra Claridge

Her email address is:

2019 Report


Last updated : 11th Jan 2020 14:09 GMT
Home International Regulations 2020: System Cards


From 2020 the system cards will be 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 three weeks prior to the start of the event (see the calendar for exact dates), and 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 See Section 7.2 of the regulations for full detail 

Last updated : 11th Feb 2020 09:46 GMT
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


BGB Picture Gallery     Team photos for 2020 Camrose Weekend 2 added  


Last updated : 11th Mar 2020 10:37 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 Camrose Matches and the Junior Series is now complete where detail is known and data added for 2020. Obituaries and/or Photos of players have been linked where they are known.
♣  Obituaries link added to the archive menu
Last updated : 16th May 2020 10:16 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 2020 it was raised to 62 years of age 

No change in 2021

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 : 2nd Jan 2020 11:59 GMT
Camrose Weekend 2
La Mon Hotel, Belfast
Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer
Newport Campus
Camrose Weekend 1
Holiday Inn Corstophine EDINBURGH
Gold Cup Finals 2019
Young Chelsea Bridge Club
10th Oct 2020
Gold Cup Semi Finals
Young Chelsea BC 10:00
Date subject to change
11th Oct 2020
Gold Cup Final
Young Chelsea BC 10:00
Date: subject to change
30th Oct 2020
Lady Milne/Teltscher Trophy Provisional
Coventry 19:00
& 31 Oct, 1 Nov
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