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Welcome to Goring & Streatley Bridge Club
Teams in the Chiltern Bridge League

The club has played two matches in the teams of 8 competition of the Chiltern Bridge League, winning against Phyllis Court, Henley and losing against Loddon Vale.

The team of 4 have done less well, losing both matches.

Congratulations

To celebrate the 50th year of the Chiltern Bridge League, a golden anniversary pairs competition was held on Wednesday October 18th at the Village Hall which was hosted by the Goring and Streatley Bridge Club. 22 pairs from several local clubs participated.  It was appropriate that the two winning pairs are members of this bridge club and their achievements were acknowledged with souvenir cups.  

Angie Camden and Mick Dowling for N/S

Jax Hovell and Pam Hanson for E/W

Congratulations to them.

50th Anniversary Celebration
50th Anniversary Celebration

 

Monday August 21st - Celebration Dinner/Bridge 

Over 60  members, past members and friends attended this very enjoyable event at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club who provided excellent food and service. Guests were welcomed by our life president Alun Hughes who detailed our progress over the 50 years and paid tribute to members past and present for their contribution to the success of the club.

Two sessions of bridge were played and cups were awarded to the winners, Diana Marriott and Christopher Clarke in the afternoon and Molly Anderson and Andy Fothergill in the evening. Congratulations to them.

For more of Elizabeth's pictures click here

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50th anniversary events

48 members and guests enjoyed a very pleasant evening at Goring Thames Sailing Club.on Monday June 12th. The setting was great, the sun shone down and the conversation and drinks flowed. Friendly bridge was played. £1200 was raised our chosen charity, the New Boathouse Project of Goring Gap Boat Club and a cheque was presented at the end of the evening to the Boat Club who had provided the catering for the evening.

2017 Competition Winners

May 15th: The individual competition was won by John Stanforth by the narrowest of margins (1 match point) from Marigold Jamieson

April 24th:  The Tozer Trophy was won by Elizabeth Parkinson and Keith Hawkins.

Congratulations to all.

Awards at the AGM
Awards at the AGM

At our recent AGM, prizes were awarded for achievements in the 2016-2017 session. Of particular note was the Golden Anniversary Cup awarded for the first time this year to the pair that had the best record over the season with a qualifying limit of 25 evenings. The winners were David Gardner and Graham Wasdall. Here they are receiving the cup from Chairman Michael Drew.

 

Other winners were   

Teams of 4    Gerry Parker, Giles Phillips, Michael Drew, Jack Calder

Individual Competition  Alun Hughes

Tozer Trophy   Michael Drew, Jack Calder

Pairs   Peter Lee, Jim Kerevan

Presidents Shield     Jenny McLeman

 

The minutes of the AGM are now available under the information menu

 

team matches in the Chiltern Bridge League

The team of 8 completed their schedule with 4 wins and 2 losses and finished 3rd..

The team of 4 won 3, lost 2 and drew 1 and are finished 2nd in the league.

 

 

Andrew Robson evening
Andrew Robson evening

Andrew watching as participants try one of his practice hands.

 

Goring and Streatley Bridge Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Many events are being planned to celebrate this achievement and the first of these was held in on Monday 23rd January with a lecture demonstration from Andrew Robson. As well as being an outstanding professional bridge player, Andrew is the bridge columnist for The Times and an excellent teacher. Andrew discussed topics including Suit Establishment in Trump Contacts and the Take-Out Double and provided appropriate hands for players to try. The event at the village hall was very informative and enjoyed by 84 attendees from the bridge club members and guests. Andrew will be back next year by popular demand for another session.

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
11th Dec 2017
Duplicate
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
4th Dec 2017
Pairs Cup 3
Director: Alum Hughes
Scorer: MIchael Drew
27th Nov 2017
Duplicate
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Tony Hedge
20th Nov 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
13th Nov 2017
CIN SIM Pairs
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Martin Nea;
6th Nov 2017
Pairs Cup 2
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Tony Hedge
Calendar
18th Dec 2017
Chrsitmas Party
Goring Village Hall
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
25th Dec 2017
No Bridge
Goring Village Hall
1st Jan 2018
No Bridge
Goring Village Hall
8th Jan 2018
SIM Pairs
Goring Village Hall
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
15th Jan 2018
Pairs Cup 4
Goring Village Hall
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Michael Drew
22nd Jan 2018
Andrew Robson Evening
Goring Village Hall
Results
11th Dec 2017
Duplicate
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
4th Dec 2017
Pairs Cup 3
Director: Alum Hughes
Scorer: MIchael Drew
27th Nov 2017
Duplicate
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Tony Hedge
20th Nov 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
13th Nov 2017
CIN SIM Pairs
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Martin Nea;
6th Nov 2017
Pairs Cup 2
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Tony Hedge
Calendar
18th Dec 2017
Chrsitmas Party
Goring Village Hall
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
25th Dec 2017
No Bridge
Goring Village Hall
1st Jan 2018
No Bridge
Goring Village Hall
8th Jan 2018
SIM Pairs
Goring Village Hall
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
15th Jan 2018
Pairs Cup 4
Goring Village Hall
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Michael Drew
22nd Jan 2018
Andrew Robson Evening
Goring Village Hall