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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

Cumbria/Westmoreland are running a Blue Point Swiss Weekend on 24-25th September.  Details at this link.

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

22 Sep 2022 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - September 2022

13 Sep 22 : minutes of the September committee meeting (our twenty-seventh online meeting) and the draft minutes of the AGM

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 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.
NEXT SPECIAL EVENTS
NEXT SPECIAL EVENTS
  • LIVE: GCBA is running the BREDON VALE CUP on Sunday 25th September at Cheltenham Bridge Club - all clubs are entitled to enter three teams-of-four.  Talk to your club lead in order to get involved.  Winners were CHELTENHAM (pictured - Gordon & Val Atkinson, Rowan Lytheer & Patrick Shields)
  • LIVE: GCBA is running a training day on Saturday 1st October at Cheltenham Bridge Club : all are welcome and there is an entry form in the menu on the left to indicate if you plan to come.  It will be a mix of tutorial and play&discuss and will run from 1000 hrs until 1600 hrs, and the £20 charge includes drinks and lunch.

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

AUTUMN 2022

  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.

  new teams welcome; this event is on hold and if in August 2022 the EBU announces something very similar (as it seems thay might) then this will remain on hold.

  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 LYTHEER & LYTHEER
  • eleventh and fiftheenth series won by BERRY & GREEN

next series starting in early September 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
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 2 on BBO
BREDON VALE CUP
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S17 M3
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S17 M2
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 1 on BBO
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S17 M1
AUTUMN OPEN TEAMS 1 - LIVE
EBED TD TRAINING : TD assessments
Summer Pairs League 8
AVON FRIENDLY
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S16 M6
SUMMER TEAMS 8 - LIVE
Calendar
1st Oct 2022
GCBA TRAINING DAY
1000
 Click for more information
3rd Oct 2022
AUTUMN OPEN TEAMS 2 - LIVE
1900
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4th Oct 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S17 M5
9th Oct 2022
MIDLANDS COUNTIES : NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (A)
10th Oct 2022
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 3 on BBO
1930
11th Oct 2022
9-HIGH Swiss Pairs S17 M6
17th Oct 2022
COUNTY LEAGUE 2 - LIVE preferably
1900
24th Oct 2022
AUTUMN PAIRS LEAGUE 4 on BBO
1930
31st Oct 2022
COUNTY LEAGUE 3 - LIVE preferably
1900
6th Nov 2022
EVERETT CUP (charity event)
1400