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The website was updated to a new version on 7th January 2014.

Members, please contact the club secretary with comments and suggestions for improvement of the website.

Welcome to Goring & Streatley Bridge Club
Teams of 4 Competition

The annual Teams of 4 Competition was held on June 11th. The winners were Alan Stephens, Chris Sanders, Ian Hodkinson and Peter Bowles. The winners were 50 IMPs down before the last 4 boards but made a storming finish with the help of a slam and vulnerable games, one doubled, to overcome the deficit and win by 17 IMPs.  Congratulations to them.

Success for a Club Pair

The final of the prestigous Chiltern Bridge League Elimination Pairs was held on April 18th involving 26 pairs who qualified from 8 local bridge clubs. The winners were Jack Calder and Michael Drew. Congratulations to them

Competitions 2018-2019

At the AGM, the Chairman outlined the competitions for the 2018-2019 season. Details are available from the left hand menu. We hope that members will enjoy the new as well as the old competitions. Information on the handicap system based on NGS ratings is provided. 

Teams in the Chiltern Bridge League

The club played seven matches in the teams of 8 competition of the Chiltern Bridge League, winning 5 and losing 2. Despite this excellent record we finished fourth out of 8. 17 members of the club contributed to this encouraging performance. Congratulations to all participants. 

The teams of 4 finished second equal out of 9 teams having a won 4 lost 3 record. Congratulations to them.

 

AGM - 2017-2018 Competition Winners

At the recent AGM, cups were awarded to the winners of the various competitions.

Golden Anniversary Cup     Diana Marriott and Alun Hughes

Tozer Trophy   Elizabeth Parkinson and Keith Hawkins

Pairs Competition  Andy Fothergill and Molly Anderson

Presidents Trophy  Philippa Turner

Individual Competition  John Stanforth

Teams Competition  Ian Hodkinson, Keith Hawkins, Elizabeth Parkinson and Peter Bowles  (seen below with their trophy)

The AGM minutes are available under Information (left hand menu)

AGM - 2017-2018 Competition Winners
Friendly Bridge

The EBU have issued their latest update of Best Behaviour in Bridge which is now available from the left hand menu. 

Andrew Robson Evening

On Monday January 24th, Andrew Robson, the Bridge Correspondent of the Times,  gave his annual teaching evening to an appreciative audience of 84 members and guests. His topics were bidding bad hands and selecting the lead from the bidding of the opponents. These topics were particularly interesting and illustrated with well chosen hands. Hopefully members will be able to put his ideas into practice during the coming bridge sessions. 

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

 

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
Individual Cup
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Tony Hedge
Pairs Cup
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Michael Drew
Handicap Pairs
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Martin Neal
Individual Cup
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Tony Hedge
Calendar
24th Sep 2018
Handicap Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
1st Oct 2018
Pairs Cup & Sim Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
8th Oct 2018
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
15th Oct 2018
Individual Cup
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
22nd Oct 2018
Handicap Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
29th Oct 2018
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
5th Nov 2018
Pairs Cup
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
12th Nov 2018
CIN Sim Pairs
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm