♥The Cheltenham Congress and the Ross-on-Wye GP Weekend are both cancelled for 2020
♥The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Jun20
♥Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published. 2020 AGM postponed.
You will be sad to know that Chris Kinloch died on 7th July. For many years Chris played regularly in Gloucestershire; he was a respected member of the county team and a good friend to many of us. We send our condolences to his wife Helen and her family. The funeral will be held at 2pm on 28th July at Andover Crematorium. As there are restrictions on the number of people who can attend in person, there will be a live stream of the service. Go to www.obitus.com. User name: Muso9290 Password: 344117. Helen asks you to log in about 5 minutes before the start of the service.
There are no Youth Bridge sessions currently scheduled.
24 Jul 20 : minutes of the July committee meeting (our third online meeting)
15 Jun 20 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - Jun 2020
20 May 20 : Financial Report and Accounts for the year ending March 2020
05 Nov 19 : Selection Guidelines of the REC published (see Representative Events tab)
23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have published.
MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1 2, and then Div 1A, 1B, Div 2A, 2B
CLEVERLY TEAMS : Div 1, North, South
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 2020. Clubs can enter up to 3 teams each of eight people. Prior entry not required but could be helpful for making arrangements.
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.
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.