Release 2.19n
Special Messages

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 ?

Very sorry - but  THURSDAY 22nd IS CANCELLED.

(We had a few on Tuesday & Wednesday but they are not able to return on Thursday and we cannot see there being viable numbers)

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.


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 Wessex Youth weekend will return to Cheltenham in 2020, on the 4th-5th April, again at Cheltenham Bridge Club (and with visitors accommodated in Cheltenham Ladies College).

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

YOUTH BRIDGE for 2019-2020

The GYB venture on Sunday mornings is going to pause for a new months, as we haven't yet got the critical mass of young players needed to make the game as much fun as it should be.  We will be concentrating our efforts over the autumn of 2019 on getting bridge activities started in a number of schools in Cheltenham.  If you think your school would like to get involved, then please drop us an email (   Once we get enough players keen, we will restart our weekend sessions.


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 

Why do we Play Bridge ?


  • 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!


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

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.

Sunday Pairs
Director: Patrick
Scorer: Patrick
Wessex Youth Weekend
Junior Home Internationals