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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
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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 2018 Masterpoint awards have been published by the EBU
Life Masters and above
National & Premier National
Regional & Premier Regional
Star, Tournament, Premier &
County Master, Masters &
District Masters & below
Gustave Rieunier Jemma Hewlett
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 of the Swiss Pairs: Sarah Gregory & David Basham with 89VPs. The runners up were Robert Procter & John Deech with 84VPs
For the third year running, Oxfordshire has qualified for the Final of the National (Tollemache) Championships. In a nail-biting finish to the tightest possible Group B, Oxon finished a close second to Cambs & Hunts on 80 VPs with Leics missing out on 77 VPs in 3rd place. The county was represented by the following four pairs: Alan Wilson (capt) & Chris Cooper; Kathy & Denis Talbot, Robert Procter & Michael Robinson; Ian Angus & Aleks Lishkov.
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.
Congratulations to the winners of the Friendly Pairs: Alex Wood & Duncan Thomas, runners up: Mary Bennett & Clodagh Jakubovics
Congratulations to the winners of the Swiss Teams with 114 VPs: Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Berry Myers & Mike Scoltock. Runners up with 98 VPs: Lorna Swadling, Alastair Gidman, Liza Furnival & Nigel Birks
Congratulations to the winners of the Swiss Pairs: Roger Eddestone & David Norman, 2nd: Qian Li & Tony Ye. The leading non-expert pair was Frances Wallace & Mike O'Brian.
Steve Noble & Alan Wilson and Nigel Wilkes & Mike Webley played in the Corwen on 2-3 June, coming 16th and 18th respectively out of 92 pairs.
Steve Noble, Michael Robinson, Alan Wilson & Nick Smith played in the Pachabo on 9-10 June, coming 8th.
Well done to them all
WESSEX LEAGUE: Congratulations to the winners of each division:
Chester Cup: Well done to Maryann Sheehy's team who won.
PRESIDENT'S CUP: Congratulations to the winners: Michael Robinson, Robert Procter, Alan Wilson, Nick Smith, Steve Noble & Chris Cooper.
Congratulations to the winners of the
Mixed Pairs: Helen Lawton Smith & John Slater, beating Lorna Swadling & Alastair Gidman by around 4.5%.
Congratulations to the winners of the
Mens Pairs: John Deech & Robert Procter (pictured)
Ladies Pairs: Diane Coe & Linda Edwards
Congratulations to the winners of the County Pairs:
Denis & Kathy Talbot (pictured)
beating Robert Procter & John Deech by over 5%
COUNTY PAIRS FINAL - congratulations to the winners: Kathy & Denis Talbot
ANNUAL MASTER POINTS AWARDS FOR 2017: Well done to Alex Lishkov who is 4th nationally
HARWELL CUP - congratulations to the winners: Michiel Cotaar, Peter Litchfield, Kathy & Denis Talbot
COUNTY PAIRS (GREEN POINTED) qualifier Sunday 28th JANUARY. Well done to the winners: Dinah & Andrew Lintott, second: John Slater & Helen Lawton-Smith
LADY MILNE TRIALS - Congratulations to Abbey Smith who won the trials (on 27-28 Jan) and will represent England, playing with Heather Dhondy
OBA Swiss Pairs: Sunday 3rd December: Congratulations to the winners: Robert Procter & John Deech, runner up Nigel Birks & Liza Furnival
Tollemache: 16-17 November 2018: Congratulations to Oxfordshire who finished top of their section in the qualifier. Oxfordshire were represented by: Alan Wilson (capt)/Chris Cooper, Aleks Lishkov/Ian Angus, Christopher Whitehouse/Mary-Ann Sheehy, Emily Middleton/ Nick Smith, Michael Robinson/Robert Procter.
National Swiss Teams: Ed Jones was a member of this year's winning team
President's Cup: Congratulations to this year's winning team, Ian Angus, Aleks Lishkov, Mary-Ann Sheehy and Christopher Whitehouse
Premiership Ladder: Congratulations to the top 3: Nick Smith, Nigel wilkes & Mary-Ann Sheehy.
OBA Mixed Pairs: Congratulations to the winners, Debbie Roberts & Geoff Nicholas. Runners-up were Emily Middleton & Nick Smith.
Beck Cup Sunday 23rd April 2017.Congratulations to the Bedfordshire team of Ron Davis, Brian Keable, Alan Oddie and Iain Roberts, pictured below, who won the
County Senior Pairs ladder (2016-2017): Congratulations to the winners Angela Adams and Mike Wenble
Premier Life Masters Pairs on Sunday 26th February 2017: Congratulations to: Paula Hopkinson & Hugh Thomson who came second
Harwell Cup (Blue Pointed) Teams of four on sunday 12th February - congratulations to the winners: Gillian Lonsdale, Nigel Wilkes, Sandra Nicholson and Krys Kazmierczak
OBA County Pairs (Green Pointed) - 22nd January 2017 - Congratulations to the winners: Nick Smith & Alan Wilson
TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER: Congratulatons to the following four pairs. They won their section representing Oxfordshire and qualified for this year's Tollemache Final in February 2017: Alan Wilson (capt) & Nick Smith, Chris Wilson & Abbey Smith, obert Procter & Michael Robinson, Ed Jones & Chris Cooper
Really Easy Weekend October 2016 The main event, Sunday's Swiss Pairs, was won by Lynda Riecken & David Riecken (both Oxon).
Autumn Congress October 2016 Abbey Smith (Oxon) & Martin Jones were second with 55.26% in the Two Stars Pairs Final
Overseas Congress in Lake Garda October 2016 Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams, were won by Lorna Swadling & Alistair Gidman (both Oxon), and by Denis & Kathy Talbot and team
Chester Cup September 2016 Congratulations go to Robert Procter and his team for their win
Seniors Congress 10 July Congratulations to: To Kathy & Denis Talbot 2nd in the Pairs A Final, and to Robert Procter, Michael Robinson, Phil Thornton, Bob Holder winning the Swiss Teams
Premiership Ladder - congratulations to the winner Nick Smith, runner up Alan Wilson
OBA Mixed Pairs - 8th May - congratulations to the winners: Nigel Birks and Liza Furnival. The runners up were Geoff Nicholas & Debbie Roberts
Tuesday Night Ladders 2015-2016 - Congratulations to the winners: Swiss Pairs: Round 1: Alan Wilson and John Slater, Round 2: Rob Dixon and James Anderson, Pairs: Diana Nettleton, Teams: Christopher Whitehouse and Mary-Ann Sheehy
Henley Cafe Bridge Result - 26th April - Congratulations to the winners: David Jones & Mike Northwood, Marilyn Jones & Frank Deakin
County Pairs Final - 24th April - congratulations to the winners: Alan Wilson & Nick Smith. The runners up were Clive Keep & Gillian Lonsdale
Senior Pairs - Congratulations to the winners of the Seniors Pairs Ladder for 2015-2016: Clive Keep & Mike Webley.
Presidents Cup Final - April 2016 - Congratulations to Mike Robinson, Robert Procter, Alan Wilson & Nick Smith who beat Mike Webley, Hugh Thomson, Paula Hopkinson, David Patterson by 9 imps. They go on to compete for Oxfordshire in the Pachabo Cup on 11-12th June.
Beck Cup- 10th April 2016 - Well done to the winners (from Oxfordshire): Denis & Kathy Talbot, Andrew & Dinah Lintott
Portland Pairs - 20th March 2016 - Chris Wilson (Oxon) and Abbey Smith (Oxon) have the best score from Welwyn heat of the Portland Pairs
National Pairs 13th March 2016 - Aleks Lishkov (Oxon) and Mike Wenble (B&B) won their regional heat of the National Pairs
Grand Masters Pairs 27-28th Feb 2016 - Alan Wilson (Oxon) & Stuart McPhee (Kent): 2nd in the Grand Master Pairs
National Masters Pairs 27-28th Feb 2016 - Rob Dixon (Oxon) & Tom Slater (Manchester): 2nd in the National Master Pairs