♥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.
GCBA runs the Monday night bridge (mostly short series of event) at Cheltenham bridge Club, and a variety of weekend events (more stand-alone).
The latest GCBA Rules are found by clicking here. A summary of current competitions is at click here or click here for a printable calendar. The latest GCBA Rules for the Cleverly Teams League (replacing the Clubs League) are found here.
For more details on any event, choose from the menu on the left under GCBA Events - selecting either Monday or weekend, and either Pairs or Teams.
These Events are generally multi-session but pre-entry is mandatory only for the County League (but notice of newcomers is always welcome - by email to firstname.lastname@example.org). The Monday night pattern depends on which Monday of the month it is
More details are given in the tabs on the left (Monday Night Pairs, Monday Night Teams).
There are no restrictions on entry imposed by a person's county of allegiance. The only effect that has is on representing Gloucestershire in the Corwen or Pachabo if you happen to do well in the County Pairs or the County Knock-Out.
The GCBA runs a mix of matchpoint pairs events and teams events, with some open to all, and some restricted entry. More details can be found on the tabs on the left, but the summary is
The events are spread throughout the year and on a mix of days, in an attempt to avoid ruling any player out of all of them. These events take place at Cheltenham Bridge Club, and the starting time is given on the calendar (and in the item's description).
This is awarded annually to whoever collects the greatest number of Master Points on Monday evenings, in the September to August year. Those who have played in the top County team (Dawes or Tollemache) in the past three years are not eligible. The trophy was given to the County by Jamie Paterson, Geoffrey's son in 2011.
Winners in the past have been