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The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Sep19.pdf

Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.

The new season's printed calendar can now be colllected from Cheltenham Bridge Club

LATEST NEWS/CHANGES

16 Oct 19 : minutes of the October committee meeting

18 Oct 19 : latest newsletter - Oct/Nov 2019 

23 May 19 : minutes of the 2019 AGM have been 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.  Plus green points for everyone - just turn up!

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 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.
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. 

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.