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EBED Spring Sim Pairs

Wednesday 15 May at 7.15pm

Novice Pairs Competition

Monday 20 May at 7.15pm

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Sunday 23 June at 2pm

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Summertown Bridge Club and Oxford Bridge Club are jointly running a

Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs event

in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Safeline

on Sunday 23 June 2019 at 2.00pm

To download the entry form click here and to enter online click here


Oxfordshire Bridge Association is holding its popular annual green-pointed weekend congress over the weekend of 8th to 9th June this year. 

There will be green-pointed Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and green-pointed Swiss Teams and a Friendly Pairs event (for pairs rated at NGS 9 or lower) on the Sunday. 

The venue is the Marlborough School Enterprise Centre, Shipton Road, Woodstock, OX20 1LP. 

Booking is now open. Click here for the congress brochure. Online booking is available via the OBA website


Bridge will continue as usual over the Easter weekend, with the exception of  the Monday evening Learn and Play on 22 April, which is cancelled.

There will be morning pairs and evening teams on Friday 19 April and a morning session on Monday 22 April.  The Monday and Friday morning sessions are both hosted, so you are assured of a partner if you arrive without one. 


The Oxford Junior Bridge Club welcomes particpants to its summer term sessions on Sundays at Summertown Church Hall. Click to download details OJBC19summer term flyer 2019.pdf.  You may also want to read the report on activities during the spring term by clicking here OJBC19 spring report.pdf.



Many congratulations to Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak (pictured left) who won the County Mixed Pairs competition held at OBC on Sunday 7 April. 

Congratulations also go to Denis Talbot & Peter Briggs who won the County Men's Pairs competition held at Yarnton on Thursday 28 March. 


Results for both events are available on the Oxfordshire Bridge Association website



On Tuesday 2nd April we held heats of the spring EBED Student Sim Pairs competitions. There were two events: a Sim Pairs event for our Bridge for All year 2 students which this year also doubled up as a heat of OBA's Oxford Times Cup; and a Minibridge Sim Pairs for our Bridge for All year 1 students.  Congratulations to winners Clive Gillam and Mena Remedios, and to Jeanette Ewen and Richard Ewen. Eight of the participants came to the club through our Fast Start Bridge weekend event in January 2019.  Nine tables took part across the two events.


The end of March marks the end of year for the ladders for all of our bridge sessions. Congratulations go to this year's ladder winners (second and third placed names in brackets): 

Monday morning pairs: Mary-Ann Sheehy (Tim Sheehy; Robert Gasser)

Tuesday morning pairs (a pairs ladder): Margie Charnock & Marion Stevenson (Roger Smith & Sue Smith; David del Nevo & Mary Hamilton)

Wednesday Gentle Duplicate: David Goodall (Phil Chaundy; Liz Mills)

Wednesday evening pairs: Peter Briggs (Aleks Lishkov; Kathy Talbot)

Wednesday evening teams: Peter Briggs (Cliff Pavelin; Moira Pavelin; Steve Nyman - all joint second)

Thursday Gentle Duplicate: Jane Matheson (Erika Syba; Christine Bishop) (Irina Woods has kindly offered to step down from this ladder)

Friday morning pairs: Diane Coe (Mary-Ann Sheehy; Howard Arnes)

Friday evening pairs: Liza Furnival (Jonny Richards; Martin Illingworth)

Friday evening teams: Martin Illingworth (Diana Thorne; Peter Randall - joint second)

Trophies for the ladder winners will be awarded at the AGM in July.

Please note that only club members are eligible to win the ladders. 


Many congratulations to Christopher & Jane Whelan who won the club pairs competition held on Sunday 31 March. They are the club's pairs champions for 2018-2019, and will be awarded the Beck Salver at the AGM in July. 

Andy King & Amr El-Kashef came second, and Kathy & Denis Talbot third, so well done to them too. The full results are available here


Three weeks ago Michael Byrne was at OBC running a training weekend for the International Junior squad. Two weeks ago he gave two great seminars as part of our education programme.  One for club players and one for experts. 52 players enjoyed a challenging time.

This weekend he was the the overall winner of the Portland pairs event.  See the national results at https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session268491

You can find the local results for our local heat of the event here.  Congratulations to Emily Middleton and Matthew Covill who were the highest placed OBC pair in the heat.




Congratulations to Kathy & Denis Talbot who won the County Pairs final held at OBC on Sunday (17th March).  Well done also to Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak who came fourth. The top four pairs in this event qualify to represent Oxfordshire in the Corwen Trophy, due to be held in June, where they will play against top players from other counties. 

The full results are available here

Oxford Junior Bridge

The start of term signals that the regular Sunday sessions for Oxford Junior Bridge Club resume.  See details here.


We welcomed Oxford Junior Bridge Club to our premises when they held their Winter Competition on Sunday 3rd February. A report and the results are available on the Bridge4Schools website.

Morning Pairs
Director: PL
Scorer: DC
Host: Allan S
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Marion Sheppard
Host: Not hosted
Morning Learn and Play
At 147
Director: KT
Scorer: SMF
Host: Christina
Evening Gentle Duplicate
At 147
Director: MW
Scorer: RJS
Host: Clare T
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At 147
Director: MP
Scorer: PC
Host: Mike
Evening Pairs
Director: PL
Scorer: MS
Host: Howard A
Morning Pairs
Director: CW
Scorer: JT
Host: Hazel R
Morning Pairs
Director: RK
Scorer: DC
Host: Sidney D
Evening Learn and Play
At 147
Director: MW
Scorer: JA
Host: Julie A
Morning Pairs
Director: CP
Scorer: JT
Host: Jane M
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Morning Pairs
Director: Claire MacDonagh
Scorer: Diane
Host: Pat L
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Evening Learn and Play
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Morning Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Pat S
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At 147 14.00
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Clive
Host: Brian K
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Evening Pairs
Director: Ruth K
Scorer: Marion
Host: Ameena A
Thu 25th Apr 2019
Morning Learn and Play
At 147 10.00
Director: Sandra N
Scorer: Julie
Host: Julie A
Thu 25th Apr 2019
Evening Gentle Duplicate
At 147 19.15
Director: Viccy
Scorer: Roger
Host: TBC
Fri 26th Apr 2019
Morning Pairs
Director: Peter S
Scorer: Diane
Host: Bridget W
Fri 26th Apr 2019
Evening Pairs
Director: Matt W
Scorer: Marion
Host: Diana N