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A successful Open Evening was held on May 13rd as several new bridge players were welcomed to the Club.
The program for 2019-2020 is now available. Click here for a copy. Annual subscriptions, £15, are now due and can be obtained on Mondays from the Club. Tickets are available for the Summer Charity event at the Sailing Club on 10th June - £15.
The Club entered the Elimination Pairs Competition of the Chiltern Bridge League. 23 pairs played in the final on May 1st including four pairs from Goring and Streatley. The competition was won by Jack Calder and Michael Drew for the second year running. Congratulations to them.
At the recent AGM, cups were awarded to the winners of the various competitions.
Golden Anniversary Cup: Jack Calder and Michael Drew
Handicap Pairs (McLeman Trophy): Bob Channer and Joe Swift
Pairs Competition: Alan Hughes and Martin Neal
Presidents Trophy: Elizabeth Parkinson
Tozer Trophy: Diana Marriott and Alun Hughes
Individual Competition: Martin Neal
Teams Competition: Alan Stephenson, Chris Sanders, Ian Hodkinson and Peter Bowles
The AGM minutes are available under Information (left hand menu)
The Club entered a team in the Chiltern Bridge League Teams of 8 competition and obtained mixed results. We played 7 matches, winning 4 and losing 3. We beat Burnham (who won the competition), Reading A, Reading B and Caversham Park, but lost to Loddon Vale, Newbury A and Newbury B. We also had two entries in the Teams of 4 competition who both finished with winning records in second and fourth place.
Andrew Robson, the Bridge Correspondent of the Times made his annual visit to the Club on Monday Feb 11th. The Village Hall was full with 16 tables of members and guests. His main topic was how to bid (and play successfully) with Six Beautiful Shapes, namely 5-5, 6-4, 6-5, 4-4-4-1, 5-4-3-1 and 7-5. The talk was illustrated with exciting hands and players did their best to bid and make several games and slams. He finished the evening with two hands illustrating that Queens and Jacks (quacks) are useful in deciding whether to defend or sacrifice. The audience was enthusiastic and hopefully will be able to put his advice into practice in forthcoming evenings.
Goring & Streatley Bridge Club is a small and friendly club that meets once a week to play competitive (ie duplicate) bridge. We normally have about 12 tables each time we meet and play in Goring Village Hall on most Mondays in the year. We start playing at 7.30pm and aim to finish by 10.30pm, having played 24 hands. Our players mostly come from the twin villages of Goring and Streatley, and from the neighbouring towns and villages such as Pangbourne, Upper Basildon, Whitchurch and Wallingford.
We welcome visitors at any time of the year, and, in summer, we are particularly pleased to see bridge players who are enjoying a boating holiday on the River Thames. Goring Village Hall is situated 100 yards from the River Thames that separates the villages of Goring and Streatley in the picturesque Goring Gap (see picture above). If you do intend to pay us a visit please let the club secretary know beforehand. The club secretary's telephone number is published on the 'Committee' page on this website.
The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. EBU Masterpoints are awarded at most Club evenings and will be credited directly.
The Club participates in EBU/BGB Simultaneous Pairs events in July, September and January.
The Club is also a member of the Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association. Details of County Events are posted on the Club noticeboard.