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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

Warwickshire Online Club is starting up a Pairs League in September (then every third Tuesday of the month) with a novel format (roughtly Swiss Pairs, cross-imp scoring, with 3 matches per evening) - see 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,

On the 15-16th October, the East Wales Bridge Association is running a live weekend of Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams, in Newport.  Details here.

On the 29th & 30th of October, Worcestershire is running the Malvern Congress.  Full details here.

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

13 Aug 22 : minutes of the August committee meeting (our twenty-sixth online meeting) and the draft minutes of the AGM

19 Jul 2022 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - July 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

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)

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.

More text later ..  preview by clicking the title bar.

Part of the programme not on the link is the CLEVERLY TEAMS - click here for details.  Team entries are due in by 15th August.

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.

AUTUMN 2022

 "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 TRAINING SESSIONS (LIVE)

  • at Cheltenham BC, on Saturday, 1st October and 3rd December

COUNTY TROPHIES

  • Bredon Vale Cup, inter-club team-of-four, on Sunday 25th September live at Cheltenham Bridge Club
  • Everett Cup, an open event with proceeds for a charity (tbd), live at Cheltenham Bridge CLub on Sunday 5th November at 1400 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.

BRIDGE LESSONS FOR YOUNGSTERS
BRIDGE LESSONS FOR YOUNGSTERS

Click HERE to join the BRIDGEWHIZ Class

Click HERE if you would like to be a BRIDGEWHIZ Teachers

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
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M4
Summer Pairs League 7
SUMMER TEAMS 7
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M3
Summer Pairs League 6
G & H GP Swiss Teams
G & H GP Swiss Pairs
SUMMER TEAMS 6 - LIVE
PRESIDENT'S CUP - session 2
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M2
PRESIDENT'S CUP - session 1
Summer Pairs League 5
Calendar
14th Aug 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M5
15th Aug 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 8 - LIVE
1900
21st Aug 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M6
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)
20th Nov 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : SHROPS & STAFFS (H)
11th Dec 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : WARWICKSHIRE (A)
15th Jan 2023
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : LEICESTERSHIRE (A)