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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 Sunday 22nd May, Avon County Assosication is running a 1-day Green Point Swiss Pairs event on RealBridge.  Details here.

On Saturday 18th June, Oxfordshire together with Berks & Bucks are running a Green Pointed Swiss Pairs.  Details here.

On Sunday 26th June, Oxfordshire together with Berks & Bucks are running a Green Pointed Swiss Teams.  Details here.

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.

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

19 May 22 : minutes of the May committee meeting (our twenty-third online meeting)

12 May 2022 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - May 2022

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

20 May 20 : Financial Report and Accounts for the year ending March 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.

Nominations to date for the committee are here.

RECENT SUCCESSES

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 now beckons.

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

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GCBA SUMMER PROGRAMME
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The plan is to run as follows - but with no game on Bank Holiday Mondays. ..........

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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 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 series won by BERRY & GREEN

next series will start in May 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
NEW IN BRIDGE

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 S15 M3
Summer Pairs League 2
SUMMER TEAMS 1 - LIVE
CLEVERLY League Day
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M2
Rep recruitment
Summer Pairs League 1
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M1
COUNTY PAIRS FINAL
BANK HOLIDAY - NO GCBA GAME
Cheltenham Congress 2022 Swiss Teams
Cheltenham Congress 2022 Swiss Pairs
Calendar
30th May 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 2
1930
5th Jun 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M4
6th Jun 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 3
1930
13th Jun 2022
Summer Pairs League 3
1930
18th Jun 2022
EBED TD TRAINING : book rulings
1030
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19th Jun 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M5
20th Jun 2022
SUMMER TEAMS 4 - LIVE
1900
25th Jun 2022
EBED TD TRAINING : judgement rulings
1030
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26th Jun 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S15 M6
27th Jun 2022
Summer Pairs League 4
1930