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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.

Chris Kinloch

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.

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

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.

County League

MONDAY LEAGUES: Div 1  2and then Div 1A, 1B, Div 2A, 2B

CLEVERLY TEAMS :  Div 1, NorthSouth

Online Representative Events

This page covers information about, and news from, the Representative Events Committee

Forthcoming matches

 

The match against Essex will be played between August 22nd and August 30th,with specific times for individual matches to be agreed between the two Captains. The Captains are indicated on the team sheet (see separate item below) and are chosen for their familiarity with setting up online matches. 

The match against Somerset will be played between September 21st and 27th, with specific times for individual matches to be agreed between the two Captains. The Captains are indicated on the team sheet (see separate item below) and are chosen for their familiarity with setting up online matches. 

We are planning a match with Warwickshire on Sunday October 4th and a match with Herefordshire on Saturday October 10th. We are planning matches with East Wales and Sussex and investigating matches with Manchester and Devon.

In each case a round robin email detailing selection will be sent and details will appear on this web page. Hopefully advance notice will enable players to organise their diaries more easily.

 

Match v Essex August 22nd to 30th

The following team has been selected to play against Essex during the above time scale. The Captain of each team will be responsible for agreeing a time at which to play a 24 board match against their Essex opponents within those dates. Details of scoring methods and reporting details will be posted here before the event.

R. Chamberlain & P. Shields (C), P. Denning & R.Plackett

R. Butland & G.Watson, T.Hill & A.Wearmouth (C)

J.Councer (C) & M.Rogers, P.Phair & J.Simons

J.Armorgie (C) & A.Kwatra, L.Stewart & P.Swales

G.Bent & T.Britton, C.Tingle & A.Wethey (C)

L.Barratt & S.Tedd, L.Giles & R.Seymour (C)

Please inform me asap of any availability issues. Alan Wearmouth.

Match v Somerset

The following team has been selected to play against Somerset . The match will consist of 7 separate teams of four matches to be played between the 21st and the 27th of September. Details of VP scales, reporting of results, opponents' contact details etc., will be sent to Captains beforehand. Captains are responsible for the setting up of their individual match.

Richard Butland & Garry Watson
Richard Chamberlain & Patrick Shields (C) 
 
Joe Angseesing & Andrew Kambites
Tony Letts & Roger Schofield (C)
 
John Councer (C) & Mark Rogers
Ben Ritacca & Peter Waggett 
 
Roy Collard & Val Constable
Mike Wignall (C) & Roger Williams
 
Jack Armorgie (C) & Ashok Kwatra
David Atthey & Alison Pritchard 
 
Malcolm Green (C) & Mike Lewis
Ian Sidgwick & Paul Spencer
 
Lesley Harrison & Martin McWilliam
Allan Sanis & Judy Sanis (C)

If you are unavailable to play on this rearranged date please alert Alan Wearmouth to the fact asap.

Match v North-East, Saturday June 27th

The team shown below played against the North-East Bridge Association. 

Jack Armorgie & Ashok Kwatra, John Arblaster & Mel Barlow, Val Constable & Jim Simons (Capt.), Ben Ritacca & Peter Waggett. 

The match was won by Gloucestershire by a total of 20imps; well done.

Inter-County Match June 13th 2020

Gloucestershire was invited to participate in a six rounds of five boards tournament alongside 15 other counties. The GCBA was represented by Alan Wearmouth, Tony Hill, Tony Letts & Roger Schofield. the team won two and drew the third of its group stage matches but lost out in the cup competition, fnishing in eighth place overall. 

Congratulations to Sussex who won. Full details can be seen by following the link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LTYkURQLpa_LV0muhUAU9EdYHANPOWBv-At13LNfcf0/edit#gid=184393754

It is anticipated that further opportunities will occur to play in the future in similar competitions at various levels. At the moment there is a return match against the North-East under consideration as well.

If you are reading this and would like to be involved in future matches representing the GCBA please email Alan Wearmouth - alan.wearmouth@gcba.org.uk

Match vs Wilts. 6-7th June 2020

Eight teams representing the GCBA played in a match against Wiltshire on June 6th & 7th. The results are given below and represent an overall defeat for Gloucestershire by approximately 72- 89 (different VP scales were used to report results).

                                    6-7th June vs Wilts

The results are: 

 

Grade

GLOS

WILT

 

Score

GL-WI (VPs)

Captain

BBO team

Captain

BBO team

K

Name:A Wearmouth

 

Stuart Bridge

stuartbridgeuk@yahoo.co.uk

Stuart76

Rsamter

Winsley

nashmanor

10-10

K

Name: J Councer

Email: john@councer.com

Phone0747 0220313

Merrimark

Kingkellow

plilley

QTX357

Katharine Hodgson

katharine@piece5.plus.com

Kathshriv

Keithjw

Roy154e

samas1

9-11

Q

Name: J Armorgie

jackarmorgie@hotmail.co.uk

07530864805

Jarmz

Dowtys

Waggett

8OC

Liz Butler

lizbutler.emb@gmail.com 

B0bbyd0g

Haroldcat

Filbertfox

rinamg

18-2

J

Name: J Simons

jimsimonsfoxcote@googlemail.com

01242 574031

pipshe

Valcon99

AliP

d_atthey

Gayle Webb

gaylewebb@blueyonder.co.uk

Richarddm

Chris_over

Gayle_warm

colin_warm

10-10

J/10

Name: J Arblaster

niagarafarm@aol.com

01242253098

Chelt

Spagirl42

Iansdg

paul2876

Phil Meats

phil@drmeats.net 

Phil7

Alastair16

Franberry

ledanbill

6-14

  10

Name: Mike Wignall 

mike@wfield.co.uk

Bwillir3

Mikejw

Labrador21

supermac55

Paul Cooper

plc@fastmail.fm

Bathpc

Tranterm

Marionimoo

borisj

5 imps to Wilts over 24 bds

8.77-11.23

  9

Name: R Wethey

ruthwethey@gmail.com

07410 448072

rmw07

Pippincet

Gb451953

Kempley

Alan Perkins

perkinsalan1941@gmail.com

Alanp27

Bryan w

Pyr0eis

drumma

7.45-12.55

  8

Name: R Seymour

richard00g@gmail.com

07724 302123

Richard800 Liz1874

lpatb2

teddy49 

David Thackaberry

davethack@aol.com

Westwar

Tonyr_warm

Patc_warm

wbbc2

2-18

NGS grade (average) 

K/A  J Angseesing & R Harris, T Hill &  A Wearmouth (Capt.)

K  P Lilley & P Swales, M Rogers & J Councer (Capt.)

 Q P Waggett & B Ritacca, A Kwatra & J Amorgie (Capt.)

            Reserves for K/Q matches: V Constable & J Simons

 J Ian Sidgwick & Paul Spencer, J Arblaster & M Barlow

10 L Harrison & M McWilliam, Wignall (Capt.) & R Williams

  9 Ruth Wethey (Capt.) & Clare Tingle, Terry Briton & Geoff Bent 

  8 Steve Tedd & Linda Barratt, Richard Seymour (Capt.) & Liz Giles (8)

Online match vs The North East on Sat. 30 May 2020

The following have been selected to play against The North EastGloucestershire won 116-77.

    Denning & Plackett
              Butland & Watson
              Shields & Chamberlain 
              Hill & Wearmouth

The match will be played as 2 teams of 4, involving 2 sets of 12 boards. The results will be aggregated.

Inter-county on 23rd May

A multiple teams event for 16 counties has been arranged for Sat. 23rd May, 13:00-17:00. The format is teams of 4 but a county team may consist of 2,3 or 4 pairs.  Each county may field one team of good club players for whom this will generally be the first time they represent their county (NGS Q-J is another rough indicator).  Surprisingly, Glos. had only one pair that fitted those criteria. I`m sure we won`t be alone. There is a great opportunity for more players of approx. Q-J who play online to contact me to represent Glos. in similar standard competitions.  7 of the 8 players selected have not represented the county at the table. The overall NGS is a high Jack, so entirely within the spirit of the competition.

FULL DETAILS ON THE EVENT INCLUDING RESULTS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE

 The team is:

Jack Armorgie (Capt) & Ashok Kwatra

 Ian Sidgwick & Paul Spencer
Terry Britton & Geoff Bent 
 Reserves: Ruth Wethey & Clare Tingle 

 

12 counties can field one Cat B team. 

Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire,    

Reserve: Wiltshire

On-line match vs Lincolnshire May 2-3

An on-line match vs Lincs has been arranged for this w/e with matches played between 10.00 Sat. am & 10 pm Sunday evening, 2nd or 3rd May at a time agreed between the captains of each of the 7 teams of 4. As this is Gloucs first on-line match, we agreed to play a 16 boards but  this may finish too quickly if all the players are adept at BBO so longer matches may be played in future. 

This is a match of 7 teams of 4 in 5 categories, namely: (1) a Dawes team (2) 3 teams of Porter/Markham, (3) a team of NGS 9, (4) a team of NGS 8, and (5) a Ladies team

The following have been selected (captain in RED): 

TEAM DAWES PORTER1 PORTER2 PORTER3 LADIES NSG9 NGS8
players

Denning & Plackett

Butland & Watson 

Councer & Rogers

Ritacca & Waggett

Letts & Schofield

Lilley & Swales

Armorgie & Kwatra

Arblaster & Barlow

Constable & Harrison

Pritchard & Sanis

Geoff Bent & Terry Briton

Clare Tingle & Ruth Wethey

Linda Barrett & Steve Tedd

Liz Gyles & Richard Seymour

result 10.61 16.88 8.52 17.31 20.00 6.25 10.91

                                                         

Well done Gloucestershire, winning by 90.48 to Lincolnshire's 49.52 VPs.

 

County & Squad Training

We run training days about once a quarter, and  squad practice games on most months.   These are geared at those who are currently representing the county or are touching on representing the county, but they are not restricted - anyone is welcome.  

For the training days (Saturdays usually, 1000-1530, £10 cost is building up funds to get external professional trainers in) there is a Doodle Poll at  https://doodle.com/poll/nb7eqiyd523em7s9 

For the squad practice games, they are played in Cheltenham on the 3rd Wednesday and in Box, near Stroud, on the 3rd Thursday 1900- 2230 of applicable months. The applicable Doodle Poll is at https://doodle.com/poll/winvsyg9iazcpw3z

Please visit the polls where you can document your interest and availability.