♥The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Dec19/Jan20
♥Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.
12 Jan 20 : latest newsletter - Dec 2019/Jan 2020
12 Jan 20 : minutes of the January committee meeting
05 Nov 19 : Selection Guidelines of the REC published (see Representative Events tab)
23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have published.
Details via GCBA EVENTS menu on the left : or click here (summary in table) or click here (printable calendar).
For all pairs evenings : you can turn up a pair any time and play as many or few sessions as you like; for teams other than the League, the same applies but come as a foursome.
Monday 20th Jan. League
Monday 27th Jan. County Pairs Qual. & Rank Xerox Inter-Club TEAM-OF-8
Monday 3rd Feb. Spring Teams
Monday 10th Feb. Winter Swiss Pairs
Monday 17th Feb. League
Monday 24th Feb. Winter Swiss Pairs
This Season's Monday events are in the calendar with extra information under Monday Nights Pairs/Teams
Patrick Shields is our CTD. Do contact him for more information - email@example.com
Cotswold Cup our Charity Event with all profits to the Sue Ryder Hospice
Sunday 2nd February 2020 Start time : 13.00. Finish time around 19.00. Cost £10 pp
Enter as a pair. Score as a team with international bridge players who have played the hands earlier.
Afternoon Tea + a Raffle (with super prizes!) all proceeds going to Sue Ryder + Bridge Prizes for pairs in different categories.
Sign up on the GCBA notice board or email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 teams from all around the County contested this event. All who played would like to thank Keith Stanley for his generous sponsorship and everybody who attended enjoyed the day a great deal. The results can be found on the GCBA "results" page.
TD TRAINING : EBED is running a course for new directors, at Solihull (WMBC) on Tuesday 18th February. It is the first of four monthly sessions leading to an assessment and qualification.
There is lots of learning to be done at the Gloucestershire Youth Bridge - click here for its website.
CHELTENHAM : The teaching team are starting a new series of lessons starting in September. For more information see the club web site.
GLOUCESTER: Lessons available on Monday at Gloucester B.C.; see the GBC website for details.
NEWENT : Starting 27th September 2019 (1850 hrs for 1900). More details at click here. EBU qualified teachers, and it runs for two terms.
MALMESBURY (Tetbury & Cirencester) : Robert Cobbold offers "fun and friendly bridge for beginners and beyond. 07526451532"
TETBURY : Jim Edwards runs lessons as part of the South Cotswolds Bridge Club venture - see the web site.
CHIPPING SODBURY: Lessons start in September after a free taster session on 10th September. - see website
WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (boundary of South Glos and Glos, NW Wiltshire) : Ian Cooke (accredited EBUTA teacher) offers lessons for beginners, improvers and runs Gentle bridge sessions. Contact details here.
Mixed Pairs: Anne Swannell & Steve Sasanow
VIctor Ludorum - Geoffrey Paterson trophy: Mike Wignall
Summer Teams: John Councer & Mark Rogers
Summer Pairs: Joe Angseesing
Steve Darke Salver (AGM Pairs) : Kate & Philip Morgan
County League : Tony Letts & Duncan Cairns, David Jones & Peter Shelley
County Knock-Out : Keith Stanley with Paul Denning, Richard Plackett, Garry Watson, Alan Wearmouth
The fifth match of the season was against Staffordshire & Shropshire on 12th January 2020.
The Dawes team won 18-2 (now 2 VPs behind LEIC). The Porter lost 9 -11. The Markham won 18-2 and move further ahead.
The fourth match of the season was against Nottinghamshire on 8th December 2019.
The Dawes team won 11 - 9. The Porter lost 6 - 14. The Markham lost 9 - 11
Please email any external result to email@example.com for inclusion here.
Tollemache : the EBU's inter-county teams of eight event was held over the weekend of 16/17 November. Thirty-six counties played in four groups of nine teams with the leading two teams from each group qualifying for the final in February. Gloucestershire were lying in mid-table after the first day, but a great performance on the Sunday saw them finish in second place to qualify for the final. Well done to Richard Butland, Garry Watson, John Atthey, Claire Robinson, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Shields, Richard Plackett & Paul Denning.
There are no Youth Bridge sessions currently scheduled.
NOW ON THE NEW YEAR
MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1 2,
CLEVERLY TEAMS : Div 1, North, South