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For further detailed information about getting to Oxford City Football Club click here or download a two page flier that you can print.
OBC members took first and second places in the County Pairs final held at OBC on Sunday 11 March - the winners were Kathy & Denis Talbot, with Robert Procter & John Deech the runners-up. Well done to them all.
The full results are here.
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.
Chairman OBC CIO
The club first team – Oxford A – have won the first division of the Wessex League for a second year running. They now have an unassailable lead and still have one match left to play. So far that's 6 wins in 6 matches.
The regular team is Aleks Lishkov, Beryl Kerr, Denis Talbot, Diana Nettleton, Emily Middleton, Kathy Talbot (Captain), Mary-Ann Sheehy, Matthew Covill, Michiel Cottaar and Peter Briggs. Thanks also to Andy King and Carol Benzie who stepped in to help when needed.
Congratulations to all the team on the successful season. You can view the League Table here.
Some of you may recognise the pink blinds in this photograph!
Those of you who are following the success of Junior Bridge in the county might like to read the article on the EBU website written by the England U16 Squad leader Giorgio Provenza.
It references the persistence and success of the Oxford Junior Bridge Club effort lead by Holly Kilpatrick and supported by a number of other OBC members.
Please click on title to open link to the County Newsletter
The EBU's annual masterpoint ranking lists for 2017 are now available on their website.
Many congratulations to our Club Champion, Robert Gasser - he won a total of 2180 Masterpoints during 2017.
The full Oxford Bridge Club masterpoint leaderboard is here.
Many congratulations to Aleks Lishkov, who came fourth in the National rankings.
And many congratulations also to Henry Rose, who came 21st in the Junior rankings.
Aleks is also top of the table in the Oxfordshire rankings. In fact most of the top places in the Oxfordshire rankings are taken up by OBC members. Well done to them all.
Oxford Bridge School is delighted to present two seminars on teams play with Michael Byrne. These will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018. Michael is a professional bridge player and teacher, based in Manchester. As well as significant successes as a player, he has coached several junior teams to international success.
There will be two sessions:
In each of the seminars there will be a presentation, discussion, and a chance to practise putting your newly acquired knowledge into use.
Book online by clicking here.
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.
Oxford Bridge School
♣ Booking now open for Term 3 of Bridge for All