Spade Heart  Diamond Club
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.

More Details on all sessions are under the GCBA EVENTS menu on the left :  click here for a summary of events 2018/19

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.

  • 15th July    Summer Teams
  • 22nd July   Summer Sim Pairs (table money £7pp, but well worth it!)
  • 29th July    Summer Pairs
  • 5th Aug.     Summer Teams
  • 12th Aug.   Summer Pairs
  • 19th Aug.   Summer Teams
  • 26th Aug.   B/H Summer 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 -

Weekend Events

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

  • Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Weekend 20th - 21st July
  • West of England Congress, Weston 4th-6th October

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

Steve Darke Salver (AGM Pairs) : Kate & Philip Morgan

County League : Tony Letts & Duncan Cairns, David Jones & Peter Shelley

EBU Magazine Feb19 Opening Leads Competition : Keith Sharp won the Open Section (after winning the Telegraph Christmas competition).

County Pairs : Tony Hill & Alan Wearmouth

County Knock-Out : Keith Stanley with Paul Denning, Richard Plackett, Garry Watson, Alan Wearmouth

Newent Bowl : Sian Brady & John Wittenbury, John Councer & Suzy Lawson

External Results

Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

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

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..

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

Oxford Congress :  the team of Allan & Judy Sanis, Keith Sharp & Patrick Shields came 4th in the Swiss Teams

Pachabo :  the team representing the county came 3rd this year, the team was Keith Stanley & Alan Wearmouth, John Atthey & Garry Watson, Paul Denning & Richard Plackett


County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  22A and 2B

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Div 1, NorthSouth

Summer Teams
Summer Pairs
Summer Teams
GCBA Squad Practice
Summer Pairs
Summer Teams
Summer Pairs
Summer Teams
Monday Evening
GCBA Squad Practice
20th Jul 2019
Glos/Heref Green Point Pairs
21st Jul 2019
Glos/Heref Green Point Teams
22nd Jul 2019
Summer Sim Pairs
29th Jul 2019
Summer Pairs
5th Aug 2019
Summer Teams
12th Aug 2019
Summer Pairs
18th Aug 2019
GLOS-AVON friendly match (BRISTOL)
19th Aug 2019
Summer Teams
26th Aug 2019
Summer Pairs
8th Sep 2019
Midland Counties League WORC (H)