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***  NO BRIDGE SUNDAY 14th JULY (too many people are away)  ***

*** STARTING TIME ON SUNDAYS NOW 1030  ***

Some notes from early teaching have been made available from the Teaching Aids TAB.

Formal documents have just been added to the Safeguarding TAB.

 
Welcome to GYB

This is the home of Gloucestershire Youth Bridge - a joint venture by GCBA and the Cheltenham Bridge Club.

Aim: to build our first County Youth Bridge team, and to offer matches to neighbouring counties.

Learn Bridge over three Days ?

We are holding a run of Open Days for youngsters and for teachers during the summer holidays - on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 20-22 August.

It will run from 1000 to 1600 and includes a pizza lunch.   You will learn MiniBridge on day one and move on then to bidding.  

Come along and find out what the most popular card game in the world is like.   It all happens at Cheltenham Bridge Club, 4 Tivoli Road.

The charge each day is £5 per head and that includes the cost of lunch.

LATEST

***  NO BRIDGE SUNDAY 14th JULY (too many people are away)  ***

We had a Sunday Tournament in June - with 7 younger learners and 7 adult learners, combined with 6 helpers to produce a five-table movement. The results can be see on the results list - it was very close at the top, with the oldest of our juniors coming first. 

At the end of August there is a national bridge teach-in for youngsters : it's a three day event over the bank holiday weekend - for details click here.

The fourth Cheltenham WESSEX YOUTH weekend (tab on the left) has just happened - 65 youngsters from age 7 to many of the English under-20 squad. The results from all sessions are on the Cheltenham bridge Club website.

You might find the MINIBRIDGE section of nofearbridge.co.uk worth looking at.  It is free and has a collection of useful activities and games.

YOUTH BRIDGE for 2018-2019

***  NO BRIDGE SUNDAY 14th JULY (too many people are away)  ***

***  WATCH THIS SPACE TO FIND OUT NEXT YEAR'S PLANS  ***

The GYB venture on Sunday mornings will continue, running on all Sundays inside term time (no bridge on the weekends adjacent to half terms).

The dates for the next term (we lose a Bank Holiday weekend and two days for half-term) are Sunday 28th April, Sundays 12th and 19th of May, and then all the Sundays from 9th June through to 7th July.

Sessions will be at Cheltenham Bridge Club, run 1030-1230, and be based around assisted play with pockets of more focussed learning.   The £5 per head charge includes refreshments and goes to pay for the materials used and the hire of the room.

We will continue with a small number of school-based ventures, from which we aim to provide new candidates for Sunday morning games. 

Our current strategy document is available - click here.

WHERE AND WHEN ?
WHERE AND WHEN ?

Youth Bridge sessions will run on Sundays and all take place at Cheltenham Bridge Club (4 Tivoli Road, GL50 2TG).

Sessions run from 1030 to 1230, and include a break for refreshments (which are included in the price of £5 per head).

You can just turn up to any of the sessions; if you have missed any, we have enough helpers to get you personally up to speed, and then you'll be able to join in the games with the others..

Carers can stay during any of these sessions (our cafereria will be accessible, or they can join in the learning) or leave the children and return later.

We have a clear, documented Safeguarding Policy and we have DBS-checked personnel on duty throughout.

If you have any questions, email them to gyb@gcba.org.uk 

Why do we Play Bridge ?

BRIDGE IS A CARD GAME THAT IS FUN, FRIENDLY, AND MAKES YOU THINK

  • You just need 4 people and a pack of cards to play anywhere in the world
  • It makes your brain work and every few minutes you have a new challenge
  • You can play for 5 minutes or 5 hours.  Every hand is an adventure.
  • You can sit around any table – on a train – on the floor – in the playground – at home. 
  • Or you can get really good and enter competitions all over the UK and the world!
  • You can play on the internet – maybe with someone in Brazil or Australia?
  • It is as fun and as fascinating as any computer game (and we still beat the computers)
  • Bridge is sociable - it is an easy way to meet people wherever you go.
  • It does not cost much – very important if you are at school or university
  • There is always someone to help you get started or to get better  - just ask us!

SEE TEACHING AIDS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Click here, to find the Christmas 2017 Quiz; answers are here (when you are ready for them).

English Bridge Union - YOUTH

Click on this box for the Youth page of the national bridge organisation.

Facebook presence

You can find us on Facebook too - and follow us there.

What is Youth ?

As far as we are concerned - anyone of school age counts.  Which does means quite an age range and potentially quite a range of experience.  The youngest we see regularly at youth events are about 8 years old but there is occasionally one who is younger.

Results
Sun 23rd June 2019
Sunday Pairs
Director: Patrick
Scorer: Patrick
Sat 7th April 2018
Wessex Youth Weekend
Fri 16th February 2018
Junior Home Internationals
English Bridge Union - YOUTH

Click on this box for the Youth page of the national bridge organisation.

Facebook presence

You can find us on Facebook too - and follow us there.

What is Youth ?

As far as we are concerned - anyone of school age counts.  Which does means quite an age range and potentially quite a range of experience.  The youngest we see regularly at youth events are about 8 years old but there is occasionally one who is younger.

Results
Sun 23rd June 2019
Sunday Pairs
Director: Patrick
Scorer: Patrick
Sat 7th April 2018
Wessex Youth Weekend
Fri 16th February 2018
Junior Home Internationals