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The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter  Dec19/Jan20

Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.


12 Jan 20 : latest newsletter - Dec 2019/Jan 2020 

12 Jan 20 : minutes of the January committee meeting

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 27th Jan.           County Pairs Qual. & Rank Xerox Inter-Club TEAM-OF-8

Monday 3rd Feb.             Spring Teams

Monday 10th Feb.           Winter Swiss Pairs

Monday 17th Feb.           League

Monday 24th Feb.           Winter 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 with all profits to the Sue Ryder Hospice

Sunday 2nd  February 2020    Start time : 13.00.      Finish time around 19.00.      Cost £10 pp

Enter as a pair.  Score as a team with international bridge players who have played the hands earlier.

Afternoon Tea + a Raffle (with super prizes!) all proceeds going to Sue Ryder + Bridge Prizes for pairs in different categories.

Sign up on the GCBA notice board or email


26 teams from all around the County contested this event. All who played would like to thank Keith Stanley for his generous sponsorship and everybody who attended enjoyed the day a great deal. The results can be found on the GCBA "results" page.

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

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.


County League



CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Div 1, NorthSouth

Rank Xerox
County Pairs Qual.
GCBA Squad Jan20
League 6
Winter Swiss Pairs 1
Midland Counties League: Staffs/Shrops (H)
STANLEY Swiss Teams
Spring Teams 1
Open Handicap Pairs
Autumn Pairs 5
2nd Feb 2020
Cotswold Cup
3rd Feb 2020
Spring Teams 2
10th Feb 2020
Winter Swiss Pairs 2
15th Feb 2020
Tollemache Final
16th Feb 2020
Tollemache Final
17th Feb 2020
League 7
 Click for more information
23rd Feb 2020
Midland Counties League: WARW (A)
23rd Feb 2020
24th Feb 2020
Winter Swiss Pairs 3
2nd Mar 2020
Spring Teams 3