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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.


Somerset is running a full congress during 26 Sep - 4 Oct.  Details here.

North Wales is running a Swiss Pairs on Satruday 10th October. Details here.

Wiltshire is running a Green Point Swiss Teams on Sunday 18th October. Details here.

County Leagues


  • MONDAY : Div OneDiv Two
  • CLEVERLY TEAMS : Div One,   Div Two is run as Swiss Teams and is on the results menu



17 Sep 20 : minutes of the September committee meeting (our fifth online meeting)

12 Sep 20 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - Sep 2020 

11 Aug 20 : notes from meeting of club representatives : 02 Aug 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.

Weekend Pairs Events
County Pairs Final 2020

Qualifying rounds for this can take place at any affiliated club.

From any qualifying round, the top half of the field (including ties, but no substitutions for drop-outs) will qualify.  People may play in as many heats as they like, with as many partners as they like - but if they qualify they must choose with whom to play.

The final will be an all-play-all event of roughly 40 boards, and will be held at Cheltenham Bridge Club on Saturday 28th March 2020 11.00am start.  Cost is £7.50 per person to include a light lunch and an afternoon cake.  Plus green points for everyone - just turn up!

Check the calendar entry for any late changes.

Ace of Clubs Final, 2020

All affiliated clubs in the County are allowed to hold heats from which to qualify pairs to play in thie event, and the final will be held on Sunday 29th March 2020. The event will start at 1330 and the cost will be £5 per head (which includes cake & drinks mid afternoon). The game will finish by 1730. The rules for qualifying are 

  • the qualifying round (one or more to cater for different groups of players) is held in any club;
  • the number of qualifiers from a heat will be 50% of the number of pairs who are playing and eligible (ie have not already qualified or rank too highly - no National Masters), including ties, but no substitutes;
  • an individual or a pair may play in as many qualifying heats as they wish;
  • the final will take place on the specified Sunday, with the number of boards determined by the TD on the day (ideally around 26).;
  • the Leonard Cup will be allocated to the best score in the final from a pair both below Regional Master

Check the calendar entry for any late changes.

AGM Pairs 2020 - Steve Darke Salver

This matchpoint pairs competition takes place immediatelty after the AGM on Sunday 17th May 2020.  This will be run as a stratified pairs event, with pairs split roughly into three categories in accordance with NGS ratings.  There will be prizes for the best performance in each stratum. 

Check the calendar entry for any late changes.

Green Point Swiss Pairs 2020

The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire weekend pairs event will be held on Saturday 18th July 2020. The venue is the Larruperz Centre Ross-on-Wye.