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Upcoming Competitions

Mixed Pairs Competition (Winnie Ling)

Thurs 21 February at 7.15pm

Teams of Four Competition (Rose Bowl)

Sunday 3 March at 2.00pm


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Competitions and Special Events

Competitions and special events run by Oxford Bridge Club, plus Oxfordshire Bridge Association or EBU events taking place on the club premises. For the full calendar of special events held at Oxford Bridge Club click here.

For details of other events being held in the vicinity of Oxford click here.

Book an event at OBC

Booking events at OBC is easy - just click on the “book online” button and follow the instructions.


Payment is required at the time of booking

If the booking is for a pair or for a team of four then the person booking will be asked to supply the email address of each person taking part so that further communication about the event can be sent to all the participants.

Pre-booking is only required for events taking place on a Sunday.

Note: bookings for events run by outside organisations, eg the county, should be made directly via their websites. In these cases a link is provided. 

Mixed Pairs Competition for the Winnie Ling Trophy 2019

The club's Mixed Pairs Competition will take place on Thursday 21 February, at 7.15pm.

The winners will receive the Winnie Ling Trophy. This event is always held on a date that is as close as possible to the the date of Winnie's birthday, which was on 22 February. 

Members of all abilities are welcome to take part. Non-members may play in the event, but are not eligible to win the trophy. 

Entry in advance is not required - just turn up on the night.  Standard table money. 

Masters 2019

Oxford Bridge Club is holding a heat of the Masters Pairs 2019 competition on Sunday 24 February.  This is a national two-session one-day green-pointed event held simultaneously at several different centres. 

It is open to all players below the rank of Regional Master. This includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters.

This event gives players an unusual chance to earn green points in their local area, and in the absence of higher ranked players. 
Further details can be found on the EBU website

Play starts at 11am, and is expected to finish at about 6pm. The entry fee is £12.00 per player. 

Please book and pay for your place in advance.

Further details and online booking can be found here. 

Teams of Four Competition for the Rose Bowl 2019

The club's teams of four competition for the Rose Bowl will be held on Sunday 3 March, starting at 2 pm.  

There is no qualifying round for this event this year. Up to eight teams may play, and entries will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All team members must be club members. 

The Rose Bowl competition is one of the club's premier events, and is blue-pointed. 

Queries to the Tournament Secretary

Please contact the Team Mates Secretary if you need help in finding team mates.  

Entry fee £9.00 per person, to include tea/coffee and refreshments. 

Deadline for entries is Friday 1 March. Please book online via Bookwhen. 

County Pairs Final 2019

Oxfordshire Bridge Association is holding the final of the County Pairs on Sunday 17 March at 2.00 pm.  

Qualification for the final is via the semi-final event held on Sunday 27 January. The final is green-pointed.

Further details and an online entry form are available on the OBA website

Portland Pairs 2019

Oxford Bridge Club is holding a heat of the Portland Pairs, the national mixed pairs competition, on Sunday 24 March. 

This event is organised by the EBU.  For further details and to book your place please go to the EBU website.  

Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver 2019

The club's Pairs Championship Competition for the Beck Salver will take place on Sunday 31 March, starting at 2pm. 

This is one of the club premier events, attracting Blue Points, and is played over 36-40 boards. 

Book your place online via Bookwhen

Deadline for entries is Friday 29 March. 

Entry fee: £9.00 (includes tea/coffee and refreshments).  

County Mixed Pairs 2019

Oxfordshire Bridge Association is holding its Mixed Pairs Competition at Oxford Bridge Club on Sunday 7 April at 2pm. 

Further details and online booking will be available on the OBA website nearer the time. 


OBC Novice Pairs Competition 2019

The club's Novice Pairs competition for the Morrie Marsh Trophy will take place on Monday 20 May, at 7.15pm. 

This competition is restricted to 'Novice Pairs' who are full members of Oxford Bridge Club. Pairs who are not eligible to win the competition are welcome to play in the session but they cannot win the Trophy.

For the purposes of this competition a ‘Novice Pair’ is a partnership in which both players:

Either have fewer than 200 Masterpoints (below Club Master) and have not previously won this or any other club trophy, excluding the Roger Hughes Trophy.

Or are currently following a Bridge for All Year 1 or Year 2 course run by Oxford Bridge School.

Players with previous experience of playing duplicate bridge who have returned to the game after a long gap, and those holding a significant number of masterpoints from a non-EBU organisation, are not considered Novices for this event. 

The Novice pair with the highest score will win the Trophy. The Trustees reserve the right to review the status of all competing players. To that end, the winners will not be announced on the night.

Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs 2019

Oxford Bridge Club and Summertown Bridge Club are jointly holding a Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs competition to be held at Oxford Bridge Club at 2pm on Sunday 23 June. 

Further details and online booking will become available in due course.