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The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Sep19.pdf

Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.

The new season's printed calendar can now be colllected from Cheltenham Bridge Club

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

12 Nov 19 : next training day postponed (from 14 Dec) until 4 Jan 2020

08 Nov 19 : minutes of the November committee meeting

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

18 Oct 19 : latest newsletter - Oct/Nov 2019 

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

Monday Night Teams Events
Swiss Teams

This event will run on the first Monday of the four months September to December.  Each session will comprise two 14-board matches, assigned in accordance with Swiss Teams principle, save that matches in session four may repeat matches from sessions one or two.  Teams who miss sessions will be assigned a generous score to ensure they remain competitive.

County League 2019-20

This event runs over 10 sessions, these being the third Monday in each month from September 2019 to April 2020 (inclusive) plus the fifth Mondays in September and March.  Entries need to be made on the list at CBC (or to ctd@gcba.org.uk) by 9th September.

The League is for teams of four or five players, with head to head matches of 28 boards over 10 sessions.  Details of matches and results can be found by clicking in the County league box on the right of the Home page.

There is also a Cleverly Teams League, which is played at the convenience of the teams involved. There are three divisions currently.  Contact Ian Sidgwick if you are interested in joining in.

Monday Single Session Teams 2019-20

The County Knock Out Qualifying will be held Monday 28th October 2019.   The County KO is the County's major teams trophy and the winners are given the opportunity to represent Gloucestershire in the EBU's Pachabo Cup. This session will be multiple teams unless the numbers present are exactly 8 or 16, in which case it will consist of 32-board knock-out matches from a random draw. This session will reduce the field to either 8 or 4, who now arrange their own knock-out matches.  Matches are of 32 boards in the round of 8, 40 boards in the round of 4, and 48 boards in the final - unless both captains agree beforehand to a shorter match.  Green Points awarded at the Knockout stages of the competition.

The Rank Xerox Trophy for club teams will be held on Monday 27th January 2020Clubs can enter up to 3 teams each of eight people.  Prior entry not required but could be helpful for making arrangements.

Spring Teams 2020

This series will run over 4 sessions - the first Monday of each month January through April 2020.  Each session is a mutliple teams event, and the members of the top four teams on the evening will each receive 8/6/4/2 points towards their score across the series.  This is a teams event, and the team with the highest points total wins.  Any foursome can turn up on any evening - no notice is required.

[The Bridgewebs scoring of Competitions does not cope well with this event currently]

Summer Teams 2020

This series will run over 8 sessions starting in May 2020 and running through until August.  Each session is a mutliple teams event, and the members of the top four teams on the evening will each receive 8/6/4/2 points towards their score across the series.  This is an indiviual event, and the individual with the highest points total wins.  Any foursome can turn up on any evening - no notice is required.