♥The latest GCBA Newsletter is available click: GCBA Newsletter Feb20
♥Minutes from the 2019 AGM now published.
There are no Youth Bridge sessions currently scheduled.
12 Mar 20 : latest newsletter (by Garry Watson) - Mar/Apr 2020
10 Mar 20 : minutes of the March committee meeting (we had no meeting in February)
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 event will take place on Saturday 19th October 2019, starting at 1100 and finished by 1800 hrs. It will be a team-scoring event, but with entry as a pair and the entry fee will be £10 per person, to include a bagel lunch and teas in the afternoon.
The bridge (about 40 boards) will be in three segments - before lunch, after lunch and after tea. Before play there will be a draw for team-mates with pairs placed in three buckets (most experienced, newest, others) with pairs from the top category lined up with team-mates from the least experienced group. This will gives everyone a chance, and we will have a number of prizes.
The scoring will be in total imps, and we will endeavour to have everyone play exactly the same boards in each segment. We are organising as special prizes, for those who don't often play in county competitions, a game with someone from the top county team. Watch this space!
This event is for inter-club teams of four and will be held on Sunday 17th November 2019.
Clubs, affiliated or not, can enter up to 3 teams of four and each team may contain only one member who is ranked National Master or higher. Prior entry would be helpful for arranging a movement and catering.
We will expect to play about 25 to 30 boards with a break for tea. The entry fee will be £5 per person. Finish time is before 6 p.m.
This event will take place on Sunday 2nd February 2020, and will start at 13.00 and run until about 1900 hrs. The profits from this event will be donated to the Sue Ryder Hospice.
It will be a team-scoring event, but with entry as a pair. You will score with international teammates who played the hands in an earlier match. The entry fee will be £10 per person, to include afternoon tea at the mid-point.
The game will be played in two halves and last about 36 boards. The scoring will be - for each of East-West and North-South separately - imps against a datum provided from when the boards were first played. We will have hand commentaries on the boards, and the results will be stratified (using NGS ratings) so that we can give a prize to the best performing pair in three different categories.
There will be a raffle during the event - with the proceeds going to charity.
The Garden Cities is the EBU intercounty championship for club teams-of-eight. The regional heat is on Saturday 25th April 2020 and the National Final is two months later.
If any clubs in the county wish to compete in this event they need to inform the Chief TD by 31st January 2020. If any club other than than Cheltenham BC has a team to offer, then a match will be arranged between interested teams to select the county representatives - otherwise Cheltenham Bridge Club will be offered the place.
The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green Point weekend teams event will be held on July 19th 2020. The venue is the Larruperz Centre Ross-on-Wye.