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The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Sep19.pdf

Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.

The new season's printed calendar can now be colllected from Cheltenham Bridge Club


16 Oct 19 : minutes of the October committee meeting

18 Oct 19 : latest newsletter - Oct/Nov 2019 

23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have been published,

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 FORTHCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS page for Congress, Green Point and Blue Point events.

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.

  • 21st Oct.    League
  • 28th Oct.    County KO qualifier
  • 4th   Nov.   Swiss teams
  • 11th Nov.   Autumn Pairs
  • 18th Nov.   League
  • 25th Nov.   Mixed 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 -

GCBA Weekend Events

Bredon Vale Inter-Club Teams Event

Sunday 17th November 2019.  Start 13.30.  End around 18.00.

Cost £5 per person to include Bridge and Tea

All Gloucestershire Clubs - both affiliated and unaffiliated-  invited to send three teams of four people

Only one member of the team to hold a rank higher than National Master

Entry by email or by signing up on the county notice board

Bredon Vale poster click here

Weekend Events

See "Upcoming Special Events" Tab in main menu for:


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.


Latest Trophy Winners

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


External Results

Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

Gold Cup :  six of the county team (Atthey & Watson, Chamberlain & Shields, Denning & Plackett) have just knocked the current holders out of the Gold Cup, to reach the last eight. The margin was 17 imps. However, they came up against a strong team led by Brian Senior in the following round and went out by 26 imps.

Eastbourne Summer Congress :  the team of Richard Plackett, Paul Denning, Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields finished 2nd in the A final of the EBU's Four Stars teams. A high quality final was won by the Mossop team to add to their recent triumphs in the European Championships and the Spring Foursomes

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Weekend Lesley Mitchell and Michael Cornelius were 3rd in Swiss Pairs

Llandudno Swiss Pairs :  has been won by Pam Pearce together with former Gloucestershire player Ron Davis

Garden Cities Trophy :  the Cheltenham team representing Gloucestershire were only second in the regional qualifier but came through to win the final,  The team was Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields, Val Constable & Judy Sanis, Paul Denning & Allan Sanis, Tony Letts & Ben Ritacca.  This is the first county win in this competition since 1998 and 1999

County League



CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Div 1, NorthSouth

Everett Cup
Autumn Pairs
Midland Counties League: OXFORD (A)
Swiss Teams
GCBA Squad Practice
Mens Pairs
Ladies Pairs
Women's & Men's Pairs
23rd Oct 2019
GCBA Squad Practice
28th Oct 2019
County KO Qual.
4th Nov 2019
Swiss Teams
10th Nov 2019
Midland Counties League: DERBY (H)
11th Nov 2019
Autumn Pairs
16th Nov 2019
Tollemache Qual
17th Nov 2019
Tollemache Qual
17th Nov 2019
Bredon Vale
 Click for more information
18th Nov 2019
League 4
 Click for more information
25th Nov 2019
Mixed Pairs