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The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter  Feb20

Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.


12 Feb 20 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - Feb 2020 

12 Jan 20 : minutes of the January committee meeting (we had no meeting in February)

05 Nov 19 : Selection Guidelines of the REC published (see Representative Events tab)

23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have published.

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.

Details via GCBA EVENTS menu on the left : or click here (summary in table) or click here (printable calendar).

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.

Monday 17th Feb.           League

Monday 24th Feb.           Winter Swiss Pairs

Monday 2nd Mar.            Spring Teams

Monday 9th Mar.             Spring Swiss 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 -

GCBA Weekend Events

Cotswold Cup our Charity Event 

Thank you all for supporting the event.  The donation GCBA sent to Sue Ryder is £807.72.  There will also be a donation from CBC of £85 which is the cost of the room hire.

Weekend Events


TD TRAINING : EBED is running a course for new directors, at Solihull (WMBC) on Tuesday 18th February. It is the first of four monthly sessions leading to an assessment and qualification.

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

Cotswold Cup : (equal)  Enid Castle & Sybil Davies,  Jonathan Bailey & Stan Powell

Autumn Pairs: John Councer & Mark Rogers

Swiss Teams: Peter Waggett & Mark Rogers, Tony Hill & Alan Wearmouth

Mixed Pairs:  Anne Swannell & Steve Sasanow (Flitch - Wendy & Joe Angseesing)

VIctor Ludorum - Geoffrey Paterson trophy: Mike Wignall

Summer Teams: John Councer & Mark Rogers

Summer Pairs: Joe Angseesing

External Results

Please email any external result to for inclusion here.

Tollemache :  the EBU's inter-county teams of eight event was held over the weekend of 16/17 November. Thirty-six counties played in four groups of nine teams with the leading two teams from each group qualifying for the final in February. Gloucestershire were lying in mid-table after the first day, but a great performance on the Sunday saw them finish in second place to qualify for the final. Well done to Richard Butland, Garry Watson, John Atthey, Claire Robinson, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Shields, Richard Plackett & Paul Denning.

Wendy Angseesing

Everone at GCBA will be sad to learn that Wendy Angseesing died on Friday 14th February.  We send Joe and his family our condolences.  Wendy will be missed by so many of us.

We have no news of funeral details at this time.  

County League



CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Div 1, NorthSouth

League 7
Winter Swiss Pairs 2
Spring Teams 2
Cotswold Cup
Rank Xerox
County Pairs Qual.
GCBA Squad Jan20
League 6
Winter Swiss Pairs 1
Midland Counties League: Staffs/Shrops (H)
23rd Feb 2020
Midland Counties League: WARW (A)
23rd Feb 2020
2nd Mar 2020
Spring Teams 3
9th Mar 2020
Spring Swiss Pairs 1
14th Mar 2020
County Training
16th Mar 2020
League 8
23rd Mar 2020
Spring Swiss Pairs 2
28th Mar 2020
County Pairs Final
29th Mar 2020
Ace of Clubs Final
30th Mar 2020
League 9