♥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 page covers information about, and news from, the Representative Events Committee
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - email@example.com
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:
Name: J Councer
Name: J Armorgie
Name: J Simons
Name: J Arblaster
Name: Mike Wignall
5 imps to Wilts over 24 bds
Name: R Wethey
Name: R Seymour
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)
The following have been selected to play against The North East. Gloucestershire 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.
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,
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):
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
Well done Gloucestershire, winning by 90.48 to Lincolnshire's 49.52 VPs.
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.