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Junior Bridge

There is an active Junior Bridge community in Oxfordshire. Many schools run a Junior Bridge club with help from regular Bridge players from this and other clubs. The Bridge4Schools website has further details.  If you are interested in helping the activity in Oxford city then send an email to juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com

Regular Sunday sessions for Juniors are held in Oxford and at Roke.  Details below and at the Bridge4Schools website.

Bridge4Schools

For full details of the schools bridge programme, look at this website: www.bridgewebs.com/bridge4schools

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.

Prizes were awarded in three categories: Mini Bridge, Novice Bidders and Experienced Bidders. Pat Lewis, Chairman of the Oxford Bridge Club, presented the prizes and warmly congratulated all the children.

Congratulations to scorer, Diane Coe and Tournament Directors, Mike Fletcher and Peter Sherry, who managed to keep cards and children moving and playing in spite of the speed differentials and the cross table chatting! Organiser, Holly Kilpatrick, thanked the Chairman and Trustees of the Oxford Bridge Club, who had kindly given their premises, free of charge and also thanked the volunteers, who assist in running the competition and the club on Sunday afternoons.

  

In the Mini-Bridge section, first prize went to Oscar Ngong; joint second prizes were awarded to: Harry Ellis and Amelia Beacroft and Sami Soonawalla and Oliver Christianson.  In the Novice Bidders’ section first prize went to Dimi Fitzherbert  and in the “Experienced” Bidders section first prize went to brothers, Thomas and Jacob Potter and second prize to Aidan Saunders and Zane Soonawalla.  

  

The participating children attend the following schools: Kidmore End, Marcham Primary, Wantage Primary, Summer Fields, The Dragon, Didcot Girls, Magdalen College, Harrow and Abingdon.

The Oxford Junior Bridge Club runs on Sunday afternoons, term time in Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road, OX2 7EZ.  ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME 8 – 18 YEARS. www.bridgewebs.com/bridge4schools.  For further information, contact Holly Kilpatrick: juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com

Sunday Junior Bridge Club in Oxford

The JUNIOR BRIDGE CLUB in Oxford runs in Summertown Church Hall, Portland Road, OX2 7EZ. every SUNDAY afternoon 2.30-4.30 during term time. All levels catered for from beginners to advanced.  

For more information go to www.bridgewebs.com/bridge4schools  or email juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com.

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Junior Bridge Competition 20th Nov 2016

The second Oxford Junior Bridge Club Competition was held at the Oxford Bridge Club on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November when twenty-five children, aged 9 – 15 years, descended upon the balloon decorated premises, generating laughter and good will. The juniors came from a variety of schools around the city and county and from as far afield as Sonning Common, Reading and the Midlands! [Photos are by kind permission of David Bygott and Anthony Saunders]

  

Congratulations to our scorer, Diane Coe and TDs, Mike Fletcher and Peter Sherry, who managed to keep boards and children moving, in spite of the speed differentials and the cross table chatting! This year we merged the experienced bidders with the novices and awarded prizes in both sections.  The four pairs of mini-bridge players might have been low in numbers but were high in enthusiasm and played eight boards from a recent simultaneous pairs competition. Two young entrants have only been learning for four weeks!

At 4.15 p.m. we called a halt and everyone descended upon the tea table, groaning with goodies, mostly donated by parents, many of whom joined us for tea, while Diane feverishly attempted to get a result.

  

When presenting the prizes, organiser, Holly Kilpatrick warmly thanked the Chairman and Trustees of the Oxford Bridge Club, who had kindly given their premises free of charge. In the mini-bridge section, first prize went to Carl Shelley, whom, although playing with an adult, had played all the hands and chosen the contracts.  In the novice bidders section our winners were Jennifer Ellis and Jacob Hathaway from Sonning Common and in the “experienced” bidders section first prize went to Richmond Yeung and Inigo Sanchez-Asiain from the Dragon School.   Some of the results were extremely close and congratulations to all the children who took part. Full results are listed below:

EXPERIENCED BIDDERS

1st Richmond Yeung and Inigo Sanchez Asiain

2nd Megan Jones and Henry Rose

NOVICE BIDDERS

1st Jennifer Ellis and Jacob Hathaway

2nd Jacob Potter and Freddie Beneat

MINI-BRIDGE

1ST        Carl Shelley

2nd        Freya Cook and Louisa Alvey

3rd        Harry Litchfield and Zach Matthews

4th        Merlin Kavanna and Hanmer Hanbury