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

At the end of December, from 27th to the 30th, the EBU is running its Year End Congress in London.  Details here.

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

03 Dec 22 : minutes of the December committee meeting (our thirtieth online meeting) and the draft minutes of the AGM

26 Nov 22 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - November 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 2022  Financial Report and Accounts

Click on this box to see the draw and the current status of the matches played.

Results from 2022 results from 2021

County Leagues

2022-2023 LEAGUES

2021-2022 ONLINE LEAGUES 

 

Welcome to Gloucestershire County Bridge
♠  This is the official website for the GCBA. If you want to know more about the GCBA click here.   ♣
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.
UP OVER / DOWN UNDER MATCH

Over Monday night and Tuesday morning, a mass event had been arranged in which Northern Hemisphere players will play against Southern Hemisphere players.  Over 1000 people are involved and Malcolm Green & Roger Williams are part of the NH team on Tuesday morning - with a 0800 hrs start to the game.  Best of luck!

UPDATE: there were 171 tables on the Monday evening, and 124 tables Tuesday morning. Seven nations across many timezones. Malcolm & Roger played in the top of four sections and scored 51.5%.

MASTER POINT CHAMPIONS
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Last year County-wide top scorers were Patrick Shields (overall and Green Points),  Jonathan Bailey (Blue Points) and Dan McIntosh (local points).

The latest 2022 figures show the leaders as Jackie Davies (overall and local points),  Garry Watson (Green Points) and Ro Kaye (Blue Points) - but there is still one month to be recorded and one month to play.

Every year the EBU also works out who has earned most local Master Points in every affiliated clubs, and there is a prize draw into which all those winners go, with £500 given out in cash prizes. ..........

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NEXT SPECIAL EVENTS

THE NEXT EVENT is a Junior Team Fund raising event on Saturday 7th January 2023.  We will have a number of our current Junior International Squad coming along, and there will be a mix of activities that day.  Details soon.

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

AUTUMN 2022 & SPRING 2023

  Full details on its own web page.

On the non-bank-holiday Mondays of the month (September-December) ...

  • first : Open Teams live at Cheltenham BC
  • second & fourth : Pairs League on BBO
  • third & fifth : County League, with matches preferred as live at CBC, but allowed as online when either team asks for that. 

You can just turn up for the Open Teams games (ever as a pair, you'll get a game), but for the Pairs League and County 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.

 THIS EVENT IS NOW ON HOLD; THE EBU IS RUNNING A VERY SIMILAR EVENT WHICH TEAMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER.

  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 & 14th series won by BAILEY & MUSSI
  • sixth series won by MILES & WILLIAMS
  • seventh & eighth series won by POLHILL & WILKINSON 
  • ninth & 13th & 16th series won by REEVES & REEVES
  • tenth series won by LYTHEER & LYTHEER
  • eleventh & 15th & 17th series won by BERRY & GREEN

next series starting in early November 2022

new pairs can join; email online-swissp@gcba.org.uk. 

 OTHER EVENTS

JUNIOR FUND RAISER

  • at Cheltenham BC, on Saturday, 6th January 2023

COUNTY TROPHIES

  • Cotswold Cup : might be February 2023
  • Rank Xerox Trophy : might be March 2023

 

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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BREDON VALE Cup : Cheltenham

COUNTY PAIRS : Joe Angseesing & Kanwar Rahim

COUNTY LEAGUE DIV ONE : Patrick Shields & Garry Watson, Diana Nettleton & Tom Paske

COUNTY LEAGUE DIV TWO : Allan & Judy Sanis, Brian Goalby, Tony Letts & Roger Schofield, Keith Sharp

COUNTY LEAGUE DIV TWO-A : Mike Wignall & Richard Harris, Tony Roberts & Roger Williams. ..........

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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 MASTER POINTS GRADES

There are new EBU lists out showing the in-year collection of Master Points by members of the county; you can see lists sorted by Green, Blue and local points - and we have differnt people leading each of those lists. There are still two months in which to move yourself further up the list!

Congratulations to Lesley Harrison on reaching Grand Master and to Ashok Kwatra on reaching Life Master and to all the other promotions detailed here.

NEW TD AWARDS

After a recent examination we have five newly qualified Club TDs in the county - Helen Nightingale and Alan Stanfield (who got a distinction),  Caroline Bourke and Louise Keeling and Annemarie Tierney.   Well done to all.

BRIDGE LESSONS FOR YOUNGSTERS

Click HERE to join the BRIDGEWHIZ Class

NEW IN BRIDGE
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A platform called INTOBRIDGE has just gone live.  You can see what it looks like in this movie of commentary by Zia on a Pro-Am game. ..........

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Results
Autumn Teams 4 combined, with deals 1-28
Autumn Teams 4 D1
Autumn Teams 4 D2 with deals 29 up
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M4
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 6 on BBO
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M3
COUNTY LEAGUE 4
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : SHROPS & STAFFS (H)
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M2
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 5 on BBO
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M1
AUTUMN OPEN TEAMS 3 - LIVE
Calendar
6th Dec 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M5
11th Dec 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : WARWICKSHIRE (A)
12th Dec 2022
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 7 (last) on BBO
1930
13th Dec 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S18 M6
19th Dec 2022
COUNTY LEAGUE 5 - LIVE preferably
1900
 Click for more information
2nd Jan 2023
SPRING OPEN TEAMS 1
1900
 Click for more information
9th Jan 2023
SPRING PAIRS LEAGUE 1 (first) on BBO
1930
15th Jan 2023
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : LEICESTERSHIRE (A)
16th Jan 2023
SPRING COUNTY LEAGUE 1
1900
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23rd Jan 2023
SPRING PAIRS LEAGUE 2
1930