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The OBA Congress will be held over the weekend 8-9th June 2019. Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Teams and Friendly Pairs. Venue: Enterprise Centre in Woodstock.
Sundays 19 May, 16 June, 15 September, 13 October
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
Berks & Bucks Green Pointed Swiss Pairs / Teams: Sat/Sun 22/23 June
Herts / Essex Green Pointed Congress: Sat/Sun 20/21 July 2019
Surrey Green Pointed Weekend: 14/15 September 2019: Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams
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.
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, and Green Pointed Swiss Teams and a Friendly Pairs event on the Sunday (for pairs rated at NGS 9 or below) at the Marlborough School Enterprise Centre, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!) email@example.com
Read more about what's been happening at the Oxford Bridge Club who teach Juniors every Sunday. There have also been other events around the country - click to read more
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.
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.
Results / calendar (at bottom of page). Click on individual congratulation pages for full results
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.
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.
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%.
The County Seniors Ladder (Sadler Salver) was won by John Slater and Nigel Wilkes with Andrea Smith and David Paterson second. Third were Elizabeth Yearling and Gordon Carroll. Well done to these pairs.
Congratulations to the winners:
Ladies: Janice Spearing & Pauline Howard (pictured)
Mens: Peter Briggs & Denis Talbot
Mixed: Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak (pictured)
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.
The Midland County League tables for 2018/2019:
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
The Wessex League tables for 2018/2019:
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4