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Across the county, the majority of clubs are now playing face-to-face.  See LOCAL CLUBS in the menu above for details.

GCBA bridge is mostly playing on BBO and on Realbridge, but is now running about one face-to-face game per month. Please support these.

SPECIAL EVENTS

On the weekend of 23-24th July, the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire CBAs are re-opening their face-to-face Green Point weekend at Ross-on-Wye.   In order to be able to confirm the venue and plans, early entries are important.  Please think about coming along, and get your entry in as soon as you can.  There is an entry form you can fill in online (to email in) here,  and there is a version you can print off to send by traditional channels here.

Over the long weekend 11th-14th August, the EBU is holding it flagship congress at Eastbourne. It should be lots of fun. And there is an early bird discount if you enter before the end of June. Click here for details.

The West of England Congress 2022 will take place f2f at the Winter Gardens Weston-Super-Mare from October 7th-9th and you can find all the details here,

Click on this box to see the draw and the current status of the matches played.

Results from last year can be seen at this link.

County Leagues

CURRENT ONLINE LEAGUES 

FIRST SET OF ONLINE LEAGUES (2020-2021)

  • MONDAY : Div OneDiv Two
  • CLEVERLY TEAMS : Div One,   Div Two is run as Swiss Teams and is on the results menu

PREVIOUS YEAR'S FACE TO FACE LEAGUES (2019-2020)

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

05 Jul 22 : minutes of the June committee meeting (our twenty-fourth online meeting) and the draft minutes of the AGM

21 Jun 2022 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - June 2022

13 Jun 22 : The AGM took place last night. The accounts for the past year are now available for inspection.  The President's report is here.  The list of trophy winners congratulated at the AGM is here.

03 Jun 22 : for the year ending March 2022Financial Report and Accounts

13 Jun 21 : minutes of the 2021 AGM have published. Please send any necessary corrections to secretary@gcba.org.uk 

09 Oct 20 : summary of the outcomes from the August survey is published.

11 Aug 20 : notes from meeting of club representatives : 02 Aug 2020

05 Nov 19 : Selection Guidelines of the REC published (see Representative Events tab)

Welcome to Gloucestershire County Bridge
♠  This is the official website for the GCBA   ♣ 
GCBA now has a Facebook presence : search on "GCBA bridge" or click here to find it; if you have a Facebook account, you can "follow" the page and get all the news delivered to you as it happens.
Do check out the SPECIAL EVENTS ITEM in the left hand column below for Congress, Green Point and Blue Point events.
ROSS ON WYE - GREEN POINT WEEKEND

On the weekend of 23-24th July, the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire CBAs are re-opening their face-to-face Green Point weekend at Ross-on-Wye.   In order to be able to confirm the venue and plans, early entries are important.  Please think about coming along, and get your entry in as soon as you can.  There is an entry form you can fill in online (to email in) here,  and there is a version you can print off to send by traditional channels here.

RECENT SUCCESSES

Well done to Dan McIntosh & Rob Myers, Patrick Shields & Garry Watson for coming 3rd in this year's Pachabo Cup.   With a win in the Tolemache, the Porter team winning their division in the Midland Counties, a third place in the National Inter-County League Playoffs, and a chance for Cheltenham to win the Garden Cities - no other county can compete!

Well done to Joe Angseesing & Kanwar Rahim on winning the County Pairs, ahead of Jackie Davies & Huw Oliver and then Roger Eaton & Ted Phillips.

Well done to the CHELTENHAM BC team which represented Gloucestershire in the Garden Cities Regional Finals and won their section decisively. The National Final in June was a bit disappointing after that.

BRIDGE TEACHING
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Here is a list of what we know. ..........

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ONLINE BRIDGE EVENTS

Specially for less experienced players - there is a page on the EBU website dedicated to games for you - click here to see it.

 MONDAY EVENTS

SUMMER 2022

  Full details on its own web page.

On the non-bank-holiday Mondays of the month (May-August) ...

  • first & fifth: Multiple Teams game on RealBridge
  • second & fourth : Pairs League on BBO
  • third : Multiple Teams live at Cheltenham BC

You can just turn up for the teams games, but for the Pairs League you need to tell ctd@gcba.org.uk that you want to come.

There is no GCBA game on Bank Holiday Mondays.

 "WEEKLY" SWISS TEAMS

  Full details here

  • first series won by the JONES team
  • second/fourth/sixth/seventh by the SHIELDS team,
  • third by LINDFORS
  • fifth & eighth & ninth series by the DENNING team,
  • and tenth series by the CONSTABLE team.

  new teams welcome; next series will start September 2022

  email to online-swisst@gcba.org.uk

  9-HIGH SWISS PAIRS

  Full details here 

  • first  & second series won by KINGHAM & POLHILL
  • third series won by MILES & WILLIAMS
  • fourth series won by ATKINSON & ATKINSON
  • fifth & twelfth & fourteenth series won by BAILEY & MUSSI
  • sixth series won by MILES & WILLIAMS
  • seventh & eighth series won by POLHILL & WILKINSON 
  • ninth & thirteenth series won by REEVES & REEVES
  • tenth series won by LYHTEER & LYTHEER
  • eleventh and fiftheenth series won by BERRY & GREEN

next series starting now, July 2022

new pairs can join; email online-swissp@gcba.org.uk. 

 OTHER EVENTS

COUNTY PAIRS FINAL

  • is at Cheltenham BC, live on Saturday, 7th May (1300 hrs)

 

CLEVERLY LEAGUE - FINAL SCORES FOR 2021-2022
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Congratulations to the division winners. ..........

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REGULATIONS IN ONLINE BRIDGE
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There are some key differences in online play of which players should be aware:

  • The GCBA Regulations on UNDOs apply in bidding and in play, and are (EBU and others allow fewer cases): 
    • Please only request an UNDO for a genuine mis-click and not for a change of mind or because you were not paying attention.
    • Be generous in trusting your opponents to be honest and accept as often as you can. ..........
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TEACHING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

The lockdown is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn this game.  Why don't you look for anyone you could teach - see if these slide shows (updated 10 May) help

If you want to illustrate the game quickly to people - this amazing 3 minutes video shows it all.

Once you have got past this introduction you might find the material at this NZ site worthwhile.

ON-LINE BRIDGE
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This is a great way to keep your brain active, and to keep in touch with your friends. There are three primary options available, and these are well described on the EBU pages - click here to read.  

The key attributes of the options are

>>    BRIDGEBASEONLINE (BBO) : there are tens of thousands playing BBO each day, and the first EBU games on 17th March had 26 tables and 21 tables and ran smoothly. ..........

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Latest Trophy Winners
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County Individual (30 Aug 21) : Peter Waggett

County Knock-Out : Patrick Shields & Dan Mcintosh, Richard Chamberlain & Garry Watson

County Pairs : Patrick Phair & Patrick Shields

County League 1 : Patrick Shields & Garry Watson, Ollie Burgess & Diana Nettleton

County League 2 : Mike Lewis & Malcolm Green, Nicky Freguson & Tom Jarman

County League 3 : Lesley Harrison & Martin McWilliam, Paul Lilley & Peter Swales

and from our F2F days . ..........

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External Results

Please email any external result to results@gcba.org.uk for inclusion here.

  • Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields came first in the England Seniors Trials, and have earned the chance to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy, to take place in Northern Ireland in May.
  • Diana Nettleton & Patrick Shields came 2nd in the EBU's Year End Congress Mixed Pairs, in a field of 48 pairs.

NEW IN BRIDGE

JUNIOR BRIDGE CAMPS are back - click here for details.

Here's one to try : being able to identify the target contract when you can see two hands is a vital enabler for sensible bidding - if you dond't know the destination how can you identify the path?  Try this link.

Promotional materials (soft copy of posters, leaflets etc) - provided by the EBU for use by any affiliated club - are found from this link

Results
SUMMER TEAMS 5
EBED TD TRAINING : judgement rulings
Summer Pairs League 4
EBED TD TRAINING : book rulings
SUMMER TEAMS 4 - LIVE
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M6
Summer Pairs League 3
AGM Pairs
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M5
SUMMER TEAMS 3
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M4
SUMMER TEAMS 2
Calendar
11th Jul 2022
Summer Pairs League 5
1930
18th Jul 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 6 - LIVE
1900
25th Jul 2022
Summer Pairs League 6
1930
1st Aug 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 7
1930
8th Aug 2022
Summer Pairs League 7
1930
15th Aug 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 8 - LIVE
1900
22nd Aug 2022
Summer Pairs League 8
1930
3rd Sep 2022
EBED TD TRAINING : TD assessments
1030
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11th Sep 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : DERBYSHIRE (H)
9th Oct 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (A)