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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! click heading for more info. Every Sunday afternoon in Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road OX2 7EZ

Surrey Green Pointed Weekend
Surrey Green Pointed Weekend

Surrey Green Pointed Weekend: 14/15 September 2019:   Swiss Pairs    &      Swiss Teams

Welcome to the Oxfordshire Bridge Association Website
AGM - Thursday 13th June 2019
AGM - Thursday 13th June 2019

The OBA Annual General Meeting is being held at the Oxford Bridge Club (147 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AN), on Thursday 13th June, starting at 7:30pm, and you are warmly invited to attend.  The composition of the Management Committee will be changing in alignment with the new constitution so the committee is seeking nominations for the five non-officer position to replace the club representatives.  This is in addition to any (very welcome) nominations for the officer positions.  Any nominations to Kathy Talbot & John Rowe, copying both in.

Bridge and The Romantics by Nick Smith

25 years after Bridge Literature, top Oxfordshire player, Nick Smith, has at last published his second (solo) bridge book. Bridge and the Romantics is set in the 1810s and features the imaginary bridge-playing exploits of such poets as Shelley, Keats, Blake, Byron and Wordsworth. It is a golden age of bridge as well as poetry and the deals are as dazzling and spectacular as any that have ever been published. The book is also a very funny reappraisal of literary history, full of illustrations and pastiches of famous poems. Why not pit your wits against these geniuses and enjoy bridge as it might be played in heaven?

'Bridge and the Romantics may be bought from the publishers (click on the heading above) at or direct from the author himself at nick@ool.co.uk

Wessex youth weekend 2019
Wessex youth weekend 2019


April 6th/7th was our Wessex weekend at Cheltenham. The fantastic cooperation between Cheltenham BC and the Ladies College, gave 65 children and 15 accompanying adults a wonderful time.Viccy Fleming OBC education manager, brought 4 of her grandchildren and her son-in-law, all of whom loved the event. Pictured here is Cheltenham BC oldest member, Margaret, aged 100, with Ethan aged 6, and Anna and Anias, scarcely older. Whilst the youngest ones started from scratch on Saturday morning to playing a 10 board competition on Sunday afternoon, the top groups run by Michael Byrne and Giorgio Provenza (the U20 and U16 squad coaches respectively) had their England squad training sessions. 

On Saturday night Cheltenham members played with the youngsters in a competition of 20 tables. Our local youngsters, as usual did us proud. 1st EW was Henry Rose (OBA) playing with Giorgio, 1st NS was Dominic Cooke and Edmund Lea, followed by 2nd Jack Lawrence and Nathan Galpin. All four are ex Reading schoolboys and now in their first year at uni. This years event was attended by children from 15 counties plus Wales and Ireland, which is a tremendous tribute to its rapidly growing reputation.

 Next years  date is 4th/5th April 2020, and it says a lot for the behaviour of the children that Cheltenham Ladies College have invited us back yet again.

 Contact Joan Bennett 01491 579795 (or 07548 782 538 if you are lucky!) joanmbennett@hotmail.co.uk


Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs: Sunday June 23rd

On 23rd June Summertown and Oxford Bridge Clubs will be holding a joint Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs at the newly refurbished OBC premises. Two charities will benefit equally from this event: Pancreatic Cancer UK, and Safeline. For further details and an entry form. Online entry is available via the Summertown website.

Competition results / Congratulations to winners

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

England U16 selection (May 2019)

Kim Hudson, who first played bridge at St Hughs, and now plays at Faringdon, has been selected to play for the England U16s in Norway. Henry Rose (also from Oxfordshire) was also selected. Well done Kim & Henry.

Henley Cafe Bridge
Henley Cafe Bridge

This annual event was held on 30th April, and due to popular demand, expanded to 140 players. It was graced by lovely weather, good food at all venues, and a tremendous amount of goodwill. The winners were David Harper and Miranda Rogerson (NS), and John and Annette Chamberlain (EW) who won for the second successive year.

Oxford Times Cup - April 2019

Congratulations to juniors Freddie Beneat and Zane Soonawalla, who have won this year's Oxford Times cup. They came 5th overall in the EBED Students' Sim Pairs, scoring 70.72%. Well done also to Mena Remedios and Clive Gillam from Oxford Bridge Club, who were very close behind with 69.69%. 

Congratulations to: the winners: Kathy & Denis Talbot with 57.02% and the runners up Alan Wilson & Steve Noble with 56.73%. These two pairs, and John Boorman & David Emerson and Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak coming third and fourth, qualify to play in the Corwen on 1-2nd June 2019.

Midland County Teams League Tables (Dawes etc)

The Midland County League tables for 2018/2019:

Division 1      Division 2      Division 3     

Wessex League Tables

The Wessex League tables for 2018/2019:

Division 1      Division 2      Division 3      Division 4

Seniors Pairs
Director: Geoff Nicholas
OBA Monthly Teams
Scorer: Matthew Covill
Midland County League v Nottinghamshire
Director: Alan Wilson
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Seniors Pairs
Director: Geoff Nicholas
Mixed Pairs
Director: Nigel Wilkes
6th Jun 2019
OBA Monthly Thursday Teams
Oxford Bridge Club 19:30
Director: Peter Litchfield
Scorer: Matthew Covill
8th Jun 2019
OBA Congress Swiss Pairs
Woodstock 12:00
Director: Stephen Brown, Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, John Rowe
9th Jun 2019
OBA Congress Swiss Teams
Woodstock 11:00
Director: Stephen Brown, Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, John Rowe
9th Jun 2019
Friendly Pairs
Woodstock Enterprise Centre 14:45
Director: Stephen Brown
10th Jun 2019
Seniors Pairs
Wallingford BC 11.00
Director: Geoff Nicholas