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Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey
Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey

Surrey are offering the following training activity

23-25 November - Learn & Play Bridge Weekend - Counting & Competitive Bidding

Club TD Training
Club TD Training
EBED is working together with Bridge Clubs to organise club director training courses.
Information can be found on our website http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training including a full course calendar for all venues and dates
Please book directly online, or to contact Richard via email : richard@ebu.co.uk
Recent Updates
County Teams
14th Nov 2018 17:33 GMT
Social Bridge
9th Nov 2018 09:26 GMT
Learning to play
9th Nov 2018 09:13 GMT
New to the Game
8th Nov 2018 10:35 GMT
Welcome to the Oxfordshire Bridge Association Website
Wessex League Tables

The Wessex League tables for 2018/2019:

Division 1      Division 2      Division 3      Division 4

County Team for the Tollemache Qualifier: 17/18 November 2018

The selectors have picked the following four pairs:

Alan Wilson (capt) & Chris Cooper; Kathy & Denis Talbot, Robert Procter & Michael Robinson; Ian Angus & Aleks Lishkov. 

Upcoming Junior Events
Upcoming Junior Events

We, in Oxfordshire, are running an increasing number of exciting junior events over the coming year. There are the regular Sunday afternoon sessions at OJBC during term time, as well as the lunchtime school clubs, and the 'one off's' are listed here.

1. January 2nd 2019. A full day of learning and competition in Henleys only Grade 1 listed building. Most importantly, it has square tables, 100 chairs and a pizza cafe 100 yds away £10 inc. pizza from 10-4.30p.m.

2. February 3rd. The annual OJBC competition in Oxford £5 from 2.00-5.00.p.m.

3. February 10th. A further day in Henley at Cornerstones from either 1.30-4.30 or 10.30-4.30, bringing your own packed lunch. The timing is TBC

4. March 3rd. The annual OBA competition at Roke, which again we hope to run as teaching in the morning followed by the EBED minibridge Sims/Bridge competition in the afternoon. In 2018, this doubled up as an Oxford Times Cup heat.

5. April 6th/7th The Wessex weekend at Cheltenham. The amazing cooperation from both Cheltenham BC and the Ladies College, enables us to offer this at very affordable rates, and is an amazing experience for the youngsters. £65 residential from 9.00.a.m. on Saturday, until 5.00.p.m. on Sunday. It is also a training weekend for both the England U21and U16 squads, so there are some very good and adventurous young players. The late night speedball is always fun.

For OJBC events contact Holly Kilpatrick, and for the others contact Joan Bennett 01491 579795 (or 07548 782 538 if you are lucky!) joanmbennett@hotmail.co.uk

Bring your children/grandchildren. Both you and they will enjoy it, and you will find it VERY DIFFERENT from a normal club session. Alternatively, abandon them and enjoy the free time in Henley.

Home Page OBA Competitions 2018-2019

Oxford BC

County Pairs – Semi 27th January 2019

County Pairs – Final 17th March 2019

Mixed Pairs – 7th April 2019


Abingdon BC

Swiss Pairs – 2nd December 2018


Wallingford BC (Roke)

Harwell Cup – 17th February 2019


Yarnton BC

Mens Pairs & Ladies Pairs – 28th March 2019 – Thursday Evening 7:30pm

Please use the sub menu under Competitions to see more information and previous results. Click on the competitions listed above to access the relevant entry form
Oxford Junior Bridge Club
Oxford Junior Bridge Club

ARE YOU AGED 8 – 18 YEARS?     Do you like maths, puzzles, quizzes or card games? If so, you might well enjoy bridge!

The Oxford Junior Bridge Club runs every Sunday afternoon in Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road OX2 7EZ

AUTUMN TERM DATES: 16th September – 9th December 2018, 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.  [Half Term 21st and 28th October]

Families are also welcome, £5 per session; first visit free; family concessions

For Information, please contact Holly Kilpatrick: juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com      www.bridgewebs.com/bridge4schools/

WE CATER FOR ALL LEVELS  – beginner to advanced


Seniors Pairs
Seniors Pairs

This event is played on the second Monday of each month at Roke and Berrick Salome Village Hall (for directions please see Wallingford Bridge Club website). It is open to all members of the OBA who are at least 55 years of age by 1st May 2018. Younger players and visitors may play but are not eligible to win the trophy.

Competition results / congratulations to winners

Results / calendar (at bottom of page).  Click on individual congratulation pages for full results

Abingdon Cafe Bridge Results October 2018
Abingdon Cafe Bridge Results October 2018

This event took place in wonderful autumn weather, with 60 pairs taking part, and bridge played at five venues. The base for start and finish was Cosener's House (pictured), which provided a lovely lunch to those who 'landed there', although report suggested that everyone enjoyed their lunches. The overall winners were Howard Arnes and Bridget Watson. Additional NS winners were Joe Eskinaz & Alexis Cochrane, with EW won by Peter & Suzanne Litchfield. Over £1,300 was raised for Flexicare which provides help for the whole family where there is a member with a disability. It was run, as usual, by Kevin and Ruth Carter, although this year, Ruth retired her bicyle.

EBU Andalucia Congress October 2018
EBU Andalucia Congress October 2018

Congratulations to Denis Talbot, Kathy Talbot, Denis Murphy & Pearl Murphy (pictured) who won the Swiss Teams at the EBU Andalucia Congress (14 October 2018) finishing on 136 VPs

  • Festival Bridge Tuesday Picture
  • Festival in the stocks
Oxford Bridge Festival 2018
Congratulations to the following session winners:
  Tuesday duplicate:  Graham Brindley and Clare Batten winning on a split tie over Jan and Astrid Van Maanen
  Wednesday duplicates:  Ian and Christine Bishop
  Wednesday Drop-in bridge:  Audrey Hutchinson and Renata Cox
  Friday cafe bridge:  N/S Lorna Swaddling and Liza Furnival +2270 (very honourable mention to Mike and Chris Lynn who were only just pipped on +2260)  E/W Steve de Looze and Rita Evans +1930
A big thank you to the following people who contributed greatly to the organisation of the event:
  Lawrence Haynes, Peter Finbow, Sandra Nicholson, Elena Jeffery, Jan Carter, Teddy Bevan, Jonathan Davis, Peter Litchfield and Abingdon Bridge Club, Mike Willoughby and Ian Thompson of   Worcestershire, Patrick Shields of Gloucestershire, Christopher Whitehouse, Emily Middleton, Sandra Claridge, Mike Robinson
We hope that a good time was had by all!
Junior success at the European Championships August 2018
Junior success at the European Championships August 2018

Henry Rose of Oxfordshire, partnered by Oscar Selby of London, won the bronze medal for U16s(RHS). On the left is Tommy Brass formerly, like David Gold and Mike Bell, pupils of Reading School with his bronze medal at U26. Henry & Oscar also represented England in China this summer- and we must not forget the amazing girls contributions from Laura, Ewa and Siyu in the girls events.

Henley Cafe Bridge May 2018
Henley Cafe Bridge May 2018

This was the fifth year of this event, based at the Leander Club in Henley.It was started by Barbara and Peter Jordan when Barbara was the county social representative, and this year was run by Jax Hovell and Joan Bennett. It continues to be VERY popular, and always fills up to its 60 pairs with a waiting list. This year it was yet another lovely day, the scoring was done incredibly efficiently by Victor Lesk of BriAn bridge and the winners were NS David and Marilyn Jones, EW John and Annette Chamberlain. £700 each was donated to MS Research and the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children, both organisers having an involvement with those charities. The full results can be seen on Wallingford BC site.

OBA Seniors
Director: Geoff Nicholas
Scorer: Geoff Nicholas
Seniors Pairs
Director: Geoff Nicholas
Midland Counties League v Warwickshire
Director: AW
Scorer: LF
Oxford Festival of Bridge
Director: Krys
Seniors Pairs
Director: Geoff Nicholas
19th Nov 2018
OBA Management Meeting
2nd Dec 2018
OBA Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Abingdon Bridge Club 14:00
Director: John Rowe
 Click for more information
9th Dec 2018
Midland County League v Worcestershire
Home (Abingdon Bridge Club) 14:00
10th Dec 2018
Seniors Pairs
Wallingford BC 11.00
Director: Geoff Nicholas
13th Jan 2019
Midland County League v Derbyshire
Home (Venue to be decided) 14:00