Gold Cup (bridge)
The Gold Cup is the premier open British contract bridge competition for teams of four. (Teams may comprise up to six players but only four take part at any one time.) It was first contested in the 1931/32 season, making it one of the oldest contract bridge tournaments anywhere. The event was run by the British Bridge League through 1999 and subsequently by Bridge Great Britain, a newly formed not-for-profit organisation. Except for 1933/34 the format has always been single-elimination (knock-out).
The 2012 Gold Cup was the 75th. There were eight annual competitions before 1940 and 67 more have been completed since its resumption in 1946.
Boris Schapiro played on 11 winning teams, with 52 years between his first success in 1945/46 and his last in 1997/98. Tony Forrester equalled his record when he was a winner in 2012; his first win was in 1983. Terence Reese had 8 wins.
- Peter Hasenson (ed), British Bridge Almanack, 77 Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-9549241-0-X, pp240–249.
- Archives: Gold Cup Roll of Honor. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- Gold Cup: Introduction. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
- Gold Cup Wins.pdf&club=bgb&sessid=181046531679592 Archives: Most Gold Cup Wins. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- Gold Cup: Introduction. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —sibling pages cover 2011/2012 administration
- Archives: 4 Gold Cup Wins. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —career leading players
- Archives: Gold Cup Roll of Honor. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —list of winning teams and members
- Past Results: 2010 Gold Cup Finals. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —sibling pages cover five previous renditions
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