♥Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.
♥The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click:
GCBA Newsletter Jul19.pdf
♥The new season's printed calendar can now be colllected from Cheltenham Bridge Club
14 Aug 19 : minutes of the August meeting of the new committee
15 Jul 19 : latest newsletter - May/Jun/Jul 2019
23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have been published,
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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"
See "Upcoming Special Events" Tab in main menu for:
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.
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
The final match of the season was against Warwickshire on 14th April 2019.
Dawes team won 11 - 9. The Porter drew 10 - 10. The Markham lost 6 - 14
We finished second in each of our groups which overall is a very good result and we congratulate all our players.
Please email any external result to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion here.
Eastbourne Summer Congress : the team of Richard Plackett, Paul Denning, Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields finished 2nd in the A final of the EBU's Four Stars teams. A high quality final was won by the Mossop team to add to their recent triumphs in the European Championships and the Spring Foursomes
Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Weekend Lesley Mitchell and Michael Cornelius were 3rd in Swiss Pairs
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
MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1 2, 2A and 2B
CLEVERLY TEAMS : Div 1, North, South