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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
NEW TO THE GAME - BEGINNER COURSES IN AND AROUND OXFORDSHIRE
To play bridge well there is a lot to learn. Just as one cannot run until one can walk, it is important to start with a sound grounding in the basic elements of the game and this will take you time to acquire. Don’t worry - it is worth it!
The information below relates to those clubs affiliated to The Oxfordshire Bridge Association that provide lessons specifically for beginners.
Typically they will run a course of lessons over a period (often through the winter months) and then may follow that up with further courses to extend your knowledge of the game. Their objective is not only to enable you to play a game of bridge with your friends but also to prepare you for the world of competitive duplicate bridge so enjoyed at bridge clubs by thousands up and down the country. The 20 clubs affiliated to Oxfordshire have a combined membership of over 1500 players.
The following clubs currently have teaching programmes for beginners:
ABBEY SMITH BC (at Little Horwood, Bucks) - see website www.bridgewebs.com/abbeysmith/ - or e-mail Abbey at email@example.com
AYLESBURY VALE BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/aylesburyvale/ - or e-mail Sue Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian Mitchell at email@example.com
BICESTER BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/bicesterlearning/ - run classes on Thursday afternoons - contact Ken Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07850 616069
CENTRAL YARNTON BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/centralyarnton/ - run classes on Tuesday mornings - contact Jonathan Price on 077666 21710
CHIPPING NORTON BC - advise that people wishing to learn will be put in touch with a teacher if they ring David Megson on 01608 645382
FARINGDON BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/faringdon/ - or contact Malcolm Higgins by e-mail at email@example.com or ring him on 07788 582244
KINGS SUTTON BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/kingssutton/ or ring Marian Day on 01295 811393
OXFORD BC - offers regular free taster sessions - click on Free Taster Sessions at Oxford Bridge Club and a 30 week beginner course starting in October - click on beginners page on our website
OXFORD UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB - see website users.ox.ac.uk/ oucba/ - they run beginners' classes for University members during the Michaelmas Term on Monday evenings
WALLINGFORD BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/wallingford/ where you can either send an e-mail to enquire about bridge lessons or ring Patricia Hones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01491 839025