♥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
12 Nov 19 : next training day postponed (from 14 Dec) until 4 Jan 2020
08 Nov 19 : minutes of the November committee meeting
05 Nov 19 : Selection Guidelines of the REC published (see Representative Events tab)
18 Oct 19 : latest newsletter - Oct/Nov 2019
23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have been published.
The GCBA has been given a sum of money by Keith Stanley with instructions to use it to finance a bridge competition (FREE ENTRY, FREE FOOD, SUBSTANTIAL CASH PRIZES and not just for the top teams) for players in Gloucestershire, as a thank you from him for the pleasure he has received from bridge in Gloucestershire over the years. This has been organised as a Swiss Teams event to take place on Friday 10th January 2020 at the Hatherley Manor Hotel; it will start at 1100 hrs and finished by 1800 hrs, so about six hours of bridge and an hour for lunch.
To ensure all players get a chance to enter, every club in the County was invited in October to enter a team, and having heard from them we now have 9 slots left, which are now open to bridge players in Gloucestershire who wish to form their own teams to enter the event. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from the time at which entries open. Entries must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The opening of entries will be advertised in this notice (it will be sometime the week starting 18th November), and only then can entries be submitted. Entries sent in before the opening date will be ignored.
ENTRIES ARE NOT YET OPENED.
Entries must include the names of the four players, and if the entry is accepted we will contact the captain in December about food choices for the team. We will run a waiting list if the event is over-subscribed.
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.
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
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 - are invited to send up to three teams of four people
Only one member of the team may hold a rank of National Master or above.
Entry by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing up on the county notice board,
Everett Cup :
we had 11 tables and it all went smoothly. Winners were Andrea & Stan Powell, Linda Barrett & Steve Tedd.
Now is the time for players around the County to form themselves into teams for the Cleverly Teams League. It is open to everyone, friendly and easy to arrange, and rumours are the catering can sometimes excel. Details to be found under the "GCBA Events" menu on the left (or just click in this box). Entries go to Ian on "email@example.com"
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.
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 third match of the season was against Derbyshire on 10th November 2019.
The Dawes team won 16 - 4. The Porter lost 4 - 16. The Markham won 18 - 2
Please email any external result to firstname.lastname@example.org 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