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Playing at Oxford City FC from 2nd April 2018 while our clubhouse is refurbished

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Morrie Marsh Trophy - Monday 21 May

This is a competition for novice players and will be held in place of Learn and Play on Monday 21 May at 7.00 pm (play starts at 7.15 pm). 

Anyone is welcome to participate, but to win the trophy you must be both a genuine novice and a member of Oxford Bridge Club.

There will be a host, so you can come along without a partner; however, if you play with the host, you won't be eligible to win the trophy. 

As this is a competition with master points you won't be able to ask for help or use a crib sheet. 

To check to see if you qualify as a novice, please see the definition on this page

Ready for the builders to start work on 147 Banbury Road

 

Easter Monday - First session at OCFC

Our first session at Oxford City Football Club took place on Easter Monday. The room is laid out with 15 tables and there is still a little space to move about!

Our temporary home at OCFC

Over the Easter weekend a group of volunteers collected everything we need to play bridge from the club house and transported it to our temporary home at Oxford City Football Club in Marsh Lane. As of mid-afternoon on Easter Sunday all is ready for playing bridge as you can see from the photos below.

 

Many thanks to all who helped. From the door of the room you can see a partial view of the main pitch where the football takes place.

For those who would like to know more abouit our hosts you can click go to the Oxford City Football Club website. The next home match is on Easter Monday afternoon at 3.00pm against Chippenham Town - see fixtures and results.

OBC - New table layout effective 1st April 2018

OBC will play using new table arrangements from the start of the new financial year.  The Director of each session will now use a whistle to indicate the start of play and to signal the move for the next round. No player may leave the centre circle during play.

OBC - New table layout effective 1st April 2018
Ladder winners 2017-2018

The end of March marks the end of the year for all the club ladders. Many congratulations to the following, who have won the 2017-2018 ladders: 

Linda Edwards (Mon morning pairs), Gwen & John Turner (Tues morning pairs), Beryl Buckley (Wed afternoon gentle duplicate), Aleks Lishkov (Wed and Fri evening pairs),  Kathy Talbot (Wed evening teams), Sandra Devaney (Thurs evening gentle duplicate), Diane Coe (Fri morning pairs) and Liza Furnival (Fri evening teams). 

The full ladder results can be viewed on the website here

Location details for Oxford City FC

Click an image for further details of our temporary location:

      

For further detailed information about getting to Oxford City Football Club click here  or  download a two page flier that you can print.

Good News - 1

I am happy to confirm that we have agreed an arrangement to play at a temporary location while our premises are being refurbished.

From Monday 2nd April we will continue all our regular activity at Oxford City Football Club at Marsh Lane, OX3 0NQ.

The final session before temporarily vacating 147 Banbury Road will be on the evening of Friday 30th March (Good Friday). More information will follow in the next week.

Pat Lewis
Chairman OBC CIO

Themed Practice Hands sessions - NEW
Themed Practice Hands sessions - NEW

Those readers who keep a close eye on the calendar will know that for some time OBS has been running "Practice Hands" sessions for students.  The hands that are used are selected from resources made available to our qualified bridge teachers – each session has a specific theme linked to a particular facet of the game.

The set hands being used for the improvers sessions may be of interest to players wanting to practice a particular element of their game. The specific topic for each Thursday morning session is listed in the calendar entry for each session.   

Advice is available from the supervisor of the session and there is a handout with a commentary on the hands. The session is not scored. You are welcome to come with or without a partner.  The table money is £5.

Results
Morning Learn and Play
At Oxford City FC
Director: SN
Scorer: CW
Host: MaryB
Evening Gentle Duplicate
At Oxford City FC
Director: VF
Scorer: JA
Host: MattW
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At Oxford City FC
Director: RJ
Scorer: VF
Host: Viccy
Evening Pairs
At Oxford City FC
Director: RK
Scorer: MS
Host: Deidre J
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC
Director: SS
Scorer: JLC
Host: Pat Silver
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC
Director: RS
Scorer: DC
Evening Learn and Play
At Oxford City FC
Director: CK
Scorer: JM
Host: Herman
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC
Director: PL
Scorer: DC
Teams
At Oxford City FC
Director: Kathy
Scorer: Marion Sheppard
Morning Learn and Play
At Oxford City FC
Director: KT
Scorer: AL
Host: Christina
Calendar
Thu 26th Apr 2018
Practice hands: Opening unbalanced hands-2
OCFC 10:00
Fri 27th Apr 2018
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC 10.00
Director: Peter S
Scorer: Diane
Fri 27th Apr 2018
Evening Pairs
At Oxford City FC 19.15
Director: Claire M
Scorer: Marion
Host: Howard A
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC 10.00
Director: Chris K
Scorer: Diane
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Evening Learn and Play
At Oxford City FC 19.15
Director: MartinI
Scorer: ColinW
Host: ColinW
Tue 1st May 2018
Morning Pairs
At Oxford City FC 10.00
Director: Peter
Scorer: Colin
Host: Peter Elvins
Tue 1st May 2018
Practice hands: Opener's rebid when there's a limit bid-2
OCFC 14:00
Wed 2nd May 2018
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At Oxford City FC 14.00
Director: MartinI
Scorer: SteveF
Host: MartinI
Wed 2nd May 2018
Teams
At Oxford City FC 19.15
Director: P Randall/R Sills
Scorer: Marion