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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, now annual, Wessex Youth weekend, jointly organised by OBA and GCBA, is a fantastic event and was held in April 2018. Cheltenham Ladies College and Bridge Club provide wonderful facilities. On the Saturday night the club and the youngsters play in the same duplicate session- 24 boards of approximately 10 tables of U20s and 10 of over 70s, followed by speedball 18 boards at 7.5 minutes per round! That's youth bridge.This years' youth event on Sunday was won jointly by the Potter brothers and Aidan Saunders(partnered by Roland Bourne Sussex) from Oxfordshire whilst the Saturday night winners were members of the U20 squad, beating some august members of Cheltenham BC.
Several of the youngsters from OJBC are now training with Giorgio Provenza's U16 squad, and an article from Holly will follow. Numbers playing in schools are slightly down, but the quality of play is increasing, and therefore more children are starting to play in our clubs..