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County Pairs – Final 17 March 2019
Mixed Pairs – 7th April 2019
Mens Pairs & Ladies Pairs – 28th March 2019 – Thursday Evening 7:30pm
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. Entry information will be posted soon
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
Bridge players in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire will be saddened to know that Ian Constable died early February aged 74. Ian was so positive and brave throughout his illness; he never failed to welcome his friends, join in the conversations and give his opinion about bridge hands. His regular presence in the Cheltenham Bridge Club will be missed by all his partners and his many friends.
Oxford Bridge Club is holding a heat of the Masters Pairs 2019 competition on Sunday 24 February. This is a national two-session one-day green-pointed event held simultaneously at several different centres.
It is open to all players below the rank of Regional Master. This includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters.
This event gives players an unusual chance to earn green points in their local area, and in the absence of higher ranked players.
Further details can be found on the EBU website
Play starts at 11am, and is expected to finish at about 6pm. The entry fee is £12.00 per player. Please book and pay for your place in advance.
Further details and online booking can be found here
The 20 pairs from the Semifinal will compete, with the top four qualifying for the Corwen Trophy (EBU event) on Saturday/Sunday in June 2019.
Level 4 conventions may be played. Please arrive at 1:45 pm for a 2:00pm start.
Entry Fee: £10 per player at final (including tea)
Session times: 2.00pm - 4.30pm (20 boards), 5.00pm - 7.15pm (18 boards)
Director / Scorer: Kathy Talbot
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. 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.
2. 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!) email@example.com
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 Oxford or Cheltenham. Pictured here are the children, grandparents and helpers (in blue shirts) on January 2nd in the Chantry House, Henley
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
Having qualified for the eight-team Final for the third year in succession, Oxfordshire had high hopes of a first ever Tollemache victory. After three wins in a row on Saturday, the county lay 3rd overnight but the final three games were all lost and Oxon plummeted to last place on 54 VPs. The winners were Cambs & Hunts, despite their loss to Oxon on Saturday. The county was represented by Alan Wilson (capt) & Nick Smith; Kathy & Denis Talbot, Robert Procter & Michael Robinson; Ian Angus & Chris Cooper.
Congratulations to the winners: Matthew Covill & Nigel Birks, Emily Middleton & Diana Nettleton with +60 IMPs (see picture).
The runners up with +48 IMPs were Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak, Andy King & Amr El-Kashef
Congratulations to the winners: Gillian Lonsdale & Nigel Wilkes with 66.73%, and the runners up Matthew Covill & Nigel Birks with 62.85%. Many thanks to John Rowe for directing and working hard to get the result posted, and apologies for late posting of the result. The top 20 pairs qualify for the final on Sunday 17th March 2019.
Congratulations to the winners of the Swiss Pairs: Sarah Gregory & David Basham with 89VPs. The runners up were Robert Procter & John Deech with 84VPs
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