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 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣   We welcome all players and run sessions through the week to suit all abilities   ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣

Christmas Party 2017
Christmas Party 2017

🎄 The Christmas Party on 13th December was enjoyed by all.  Spot the two bridge players in the photo of the entertainment between the two sessions of bridge that were played!

Two seminars on teams play with Michael Byrne

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:

  • morning session for intermediate/advanced players. This is likely to suit you if your NGS lies between an 8 and a Jack. 
  • afternoon session for expert players. This is likely to suit you if your NGS is Queen or above. 

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.

Your views are needed. This is Option 1
Your views are needed. This is Option 1
Your views are needed. This is Option 2
Your views are needed. This is Option 2

A highlight of the Xmas Party was a presentation of the club development. This time next year we will be in our wonderful new premises.

You need to help us choose one option for the interior decor.

Detailed descriptions of the interior are Interior Options 12.pdf.

Please complete the simple survey by clicking here

County Newsletter

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Peter Briggs, Aleks Lishkov, Lorraine Jones & Carol Benzie who won the club's Swiss Teams competition held over the November and December Wednesday teams evenings. They win the Eve Stockwell Bowl. 

Congratulations also to Michiel Cottaar & David Bygott who won the club's men's pairs competition held on Wed 29 November. They win the John Simpson trophy.

Claire Macdonagh & Irina Woods won the ladies' pairs competition held on the same evening. Congratulations to them too. They win the Doreen Simpson trophy. 

And last but not least, congratulations to club members Rob Procter & John Deech who won the county Swiss Pairs held at OBC on Sunday 3 December. Full results here

Oxford Junior Bridge Club Competition 2017
Oxford Junior Bridge Club Competition 2017

The third Oxford Junior Bridge Club Competition was held at the Oxford Bridge Club on the afternoon of Sunday 19th November when twenty-two children, aged 8– 14 years, descended upon the balloon decorated premises, generating laughter and good will.  Click here for a full report and more photos.

Update on the Extension to the Bridge Club - November 2017
Update on the Extension to the Bridge Club - November 2017

In 2018 Oxford Bridge Club will carry out a major upgrade to the building that it owns.  After a long period of planning and false starts we have taken on new architects who will take the project forward not only from a design and build perspective, but also as project managers. The picture shows the chairman signing the new agreement with architects Gray Baynes and Shew.

Between 13th December and Christmas, members will be able to view and comment on some ‘mood’ options prepared by the architects. The extent of the works means that the club will operate out of temporary premises from the beginning of April 2018 until the end of that year. More news on these details later.

This is a very exciting time for the club. From 2019 we will have the benefit of 3 separate spaces providing an improved and more flexible environment for the playing and teaching of bridge. We will provide regular updates to members on progress as the project develops.

Children in Need
Children in Need

The full amount raised for Children in Need is a magnificent £1,340.

Very many thanks to all those who participated in and contributed to our money raising efforts during Children in Need week (13th -17th November). Many thanks also to those who brought along home-made cakes and donated raffle prizes.

 

 

Duplicate Minibridge - NEW
Duplicate Minibridge - NEW

Duplicate Minibridge sessions are run for the benefit of attendees at year 1 of the Bridge for All course. 

What happens? About 8 hands are played in a 2 hour period. The session is organised as a “duplicate session” and is scored manually.

“Duplicate session” means that each partnership plays against different pairs, changing position after each round.  Each board is played multiple times during the session. The scoring is arranged such that each N-S pair is trying to do better on each board than other N-S pairs in the room and similarly for E-W pairs.

When can I play? Wednesday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00pm from 18th October until 6th December - as listed in the calendar. Table money is £4 per session.

If you are interested in reading about MiniBridge then you can find detailed information on the EBU website.

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.

So, for example, if you want to practice your slam bidding come along to the session on Thursday morning 14th December.

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Oxford Bridge School
♣ Next Saturday Seminar 27th January 2019 – Deception in Defence 
Almost fully booked

Results
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: PJL
Scorer: DC
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Teams
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Marion Sheppard
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Morning Learn and Play
Director: CP
Scorer: SMF
Host: PatS
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Evening Gentle Duplicate
Director: JLC
Scorer: MP
Wed 13th Dec 2017
ChristmasParty afternoon
Director: SS
Scorer: PL
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: MS
Host: Dave Dobson
Tue 12th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: JT
Host: Ann Fearn
Fri 8th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: CP
Scorer: JT
Fri 8th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
Director: PR
Scorer: MS
Host: Ruth Kim
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Thursday AM Learn and Play
Director: KT
Scorer: SMF
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Marion
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Evening Learn and Play
19.15
Director: Colin
Host: Cecilia
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Diane
Scorer: John
Host: Joan Bailes
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
19.15
Director: Peter L
Scorer: Marion
Host: Joanna Donkin
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
14.00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Morning Learn and Play
10.00
Director: Sandra
Scorer: SteveF
Host: JulieA
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Practice Hands: Signalling
10:00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Rubber Bridge session
14.00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Evening Gentle Duplicate
19.15
Click for the latest results

Oxford Bridge School
♣ Next Saturday Seminar 27th January 2019 – Deception in Defence 
Almost fully booked

Results
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: PJL
Scorer: DC
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Teams
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Marion Sheppard
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Morning Learn and Play
Director: CP
Scorer: SMF
Host: PatS
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Evening Gentle Duplicate
Director: JLC
Scorer: MP
Wed 13th Dec 2017
ChristmasParty afternoon
Director: SS
Scorer: PL
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: MS
Host: Dave Dobson
Tue 12th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: JT
Host: Ann Fearn
Fri 8th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
Director: CP
Scorer: JT
Fri 8th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
Director: PR
Scorer: MS
Host: Ruth Kim
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Thursday AM Learn and Play
Director: KT
Scorer: SMF
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Marion
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Evening Learn and Play
19.15
Director: Colin
Host: Cecilia
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Diane
Scorer: John
Host: Joan Bailes
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Evening Pairs
19.15
Director: Peter L
Scorer: Marion
Host: Joanna Donkin
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
14.00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Morning Learn and Play
10.00
Director: Sandra
Scorer: SteveF
Host: JulieA
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Practice Hands: Signalling
10:00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Rubber Bridge session
14.00
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Evening Gentle Duplicate
19.15