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*** 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 in a Day ?

We are holding an Open Day for youngsters during half term - on Wednesday 24th October.

It will run from 1100 to 1500 and includes a pizza lunch.   You will learn MiniBridge and make a decent start on bidding as well.  

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 if £5 per head and that includes the cost of lunch.

YOUTH BRIDGE for 2018-2019

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 first dates are Sundays 9th September to Sunday 14th October, and Sunday 4th November to Sunday 16th December, inclusive.

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. 

We hope to have a group (up to 16) visit the House of Lords for a match with various peers in March 2019, and we intend to have some inter-schools competition in June 2019.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

[Last update : Tuesday 2300, after day six]

The games start on Thursday 8th August. There are four England teams - under-16, under-21, under-26 and under-26-womens.  Over the first week, each England team will play all the other countries competing in that group, and then the leaders of each group will proceed to a knock-out phase with longer matches.  It is all happening in China, so the first match each day will come at 0330 am, UK time.  

More details can be found on the EBU website - click here for all the names and photos and more.  We'll just maintain a summary here ....

  • under-16 team : didn't quite make the knock-out stages, coming 9th with the top 8 qualifying.  
  • under-21 team : ended 16th in their section, so on to the consolation events.
  • under-26 team : came 12th in their section, so on to the consolation events.
  • under-26-womens team : also came 12th in their section, so on to the consolation events.

The matches can be watched live on bridgebase - click here.  The last one each day starts at 1110 UK time.  Yoiu can read the captains' blogs at the EBU website.

LATEST

New webpage about the WESSEX YOUTH weekend (tab on the left).

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.

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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.

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.