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Welcome to Goring & Streatley Bridge Club
Elimination Pairs 2019

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.

Awards at the AGM

 

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)

 

Awards at the AGM
Chiltern Bridge League Competitions

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.

Quack, Quack

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.

 

About Our Club
About Our Club

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.

 

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION

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.

Results
Individual Cup
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Michael Drew
Duplicate
Director: Tony Hedge
Scorer: Alun Hughes
Pairs Cup
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate AGM
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
Handicap Pairs
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Michael Drew
Individual Cup
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Michael Drew
Calendar
27th May 2019
Handicap Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Rafi Razzak
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
  (Partner?)
3rd Jun 2019
Pairs Cup
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
10th Jun 2019
Summer Party
Sailing Club 7.00pm
Director: Keith Hawkins
  (Partner?)
17th Jun 2019
Individual Cup
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Tony Hedge
24th Jun 2019
Handicap Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
1st Jul 2019
Pairs Cup
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Martin Neal
8th Jul 2019
Tozer Trophy
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Tony Hedge
15th Jul 2019
Individual Cup
Belleme Room 7.30pm
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Michael Drew