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2017 Masterpoint Ranking Lists

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. 

Winnie Ling trophy

Congratulations to Nigel Birks & Liza Furnival who won the club's mixed pairs competition held on Thursday 15 February. They win the Winnie Ling Trophy.  Well done also to Holly Kilpatrick & Brian Wright (playing together for the first time) who came second, and Matthew Covill & Diana Nettleton who were third. 

Bridge England Sims

Congratulations to David Del Nevo & Mavis Burley who won the Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs event held on Tuesday morning. Second were John Cooper & Gaynor Cooper, and third were Dorothy & Richard Whittington. Well done to them too. 

You can view the national results on the EBU website here.  At the time of writing David & Mavis are 4th nationally. Their position may change when more clubs upload their results.  

Thank you to everyone who participated - the Bridge England sims raise money to support junior players representing England in the World Championships due to be held in Beijing this year.  

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.

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 Pairs
Director: PS
Scorer: DC
Evening Pairs
Director: CM
Scorer: MS
Host: Ameena A.
Morning Learn and Play
Director: CP
Scorer: SMF
Host: ColinW
Evening Gentle Duplicate
Director: MW
Scorer: JA
Host: MattW
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
Director: VF
Scorer: SMF
Host: Viccy
Evening Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: MS
Host: Robert Gasser
Morning Pairs
Director: DC
Scorer: TR
Host: David del Nevo
Morning Pairs
Director: DC
Scorer: MS
Evening Learn and Play
Director: VF
Scorer: AL
Host: JulieA
Morning Pairs
Director: DC
Scorer: PL
Calendar
Mon 26th Feb 2018
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Richard
Scorer: Diane
Mon 26th Feb 2018
Evening Learn and Play
19.15
Director: MartinI
Scorer: Tilly + CW
Host: AnnL
Mon 26th Feb 2018
Overcalling Hands 1 - 8
19.30
Tue 27th Feb 2018
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Sue
Scorer: John
Host: Colin W
Wed 28th Feb 2018
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
14.00
Director: Mike
Scorer: PhilC+VF
Host: Mike
Wed 28th Feb 2018
Practice Hands: Overcalling-1
14.00
Wed 28th Feb 2018
Evening Pairs
19.15
Director: Ruth K
Scorer: Marion
Host: Paul G
Thu 1st Mar 2018
Morning Learn and Play
At 147 Banbury Road 10.00
Director: Kathy
Scorer: JohnP+CW
Host: SheilaS
Thu 1st Mar 2018
Declarer Play: danger hand
At 147 Banbury Road 10.00