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Are you an alumnus or alumna?

Both universities have term-time bridge clubs at which alumni are welcome. Visit the respective websites for further details at http://bridge.soc.ucam.org (Cambridge) and http://users.ox.ac.uk/ oucba/ (Oxford).

 
Oxford University Alumni Bridge Association (OUABA), with close to 300 members, organises various matches in the home counties.
 
InterClub Duplicate

Duplicate Bridge and Dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club

Our next event takes place on Wednesday 11th October

Come and play bridge in magnificent surroundings, and enjoy flowing wine and a great dinner.

Play will start at 6.45pmprompt**in the Smoking Room, where wine and soft drinks will be served from 6.15pm at no extra charge.

There will be a break for a buffet supper at half-time, and play should end by 10.45pm.

There will be champagne prizes for the winners.

The cost will be £44 per player, and bookings, subject to the Club’s usual 72 hour cancellation charge, can be made using your credit card by calling Neil Greer at the Club on 020 7321 5114  or by e-mailing banqueting@oandc.uk.com

Bookings and payment need to be made in advance of the event.

Dress code: Jacket & Tie. No denim or trainers please

Steven Blair        stevenablair@gmail.com

2017 Dates:        11/10, 8/11, 13/12 (Swiss Pairs)

** Please do your very utmost to arrive in time for the start at 6.45. Latecomers may not be able to play.

 

 

New Committee

Michael Kaye stood down in January after 55 (!) years on the Cards Committee.

The new committee are Chairman Steven Blair, Graham Osborne, Paul Russell, David Williams and Stuart Horwich.

Oxford & Cambridge second in Centenary Cup

The O&C could not quite hold on to the Centenary Cup in 2017, coming second to a strong RAC team.

The team were L>R  Paul Russell, Philip Wood, Jon Wittmann, David Williams, Phil Meats, Hugo Jee (behind camera), and Peter Lennon and Steven Blair.

Oxford & Cambridge second in Centenary Cup
O&C win the 2017 Devonshire Plate

The O&C has won The Devonshire Plate, part of the prestigious rubber duplicate knock-out tournament between the the London clubs.
O&C Omega lost their first match of the Devonshire Cup, and so competed for the plate.
The winning team was Graham Osborne (captain), Paul Russell, Michael Kaye, Hugo Jee, David Williams and Jon Wittmann.
 

2017 Varsity Match
  • Undergraduate team 2017 Cambridge
  • Varsity Open winners 2017 Oxford

The 2017 Varsity bridge match took place at the club on the weekend of 4th
and 5th March. Oxford brought Cambridge's 7-year winning streak to an end,
to take the trophy with a final score of 201-187. The winning Oxford team
were (L-R) Sean Lim, Alex Roberts, Peter Banks (c), Arthur Wolstenholme and
Ewa Wieczorek.

The undergraduate match, played concurrently with the final 4 stanzas of
the main match, was won by Cambridge by 143-21. The winning Cambridge team
were (L-R) Balint Hommonay, Eshan Singhal, Jonathan Clark (c), Kripa
Panchagnula, Baifeng Quek, Charles Gong Chen, Toby Lloyd Davies and Andrew
McClement. They are the inauguaral winners of the Michael Kaye Cup,
presented by the club to mark Michael Kaye's retirement after 55 years as
chairman of the Cards Committee.

Team of 8 match v Tony MacIntosh' 8

 

This year's match against Tony MacIntosh' team was on 30th November at the O&C.  We more than made up for last year's loss, winning by 116 IMPS over 24 boards.

The game was enjoyable and friendly, and followed by an excellent supper in the Coffee Room. 

This was Michael's last match as organiser, after many years in charge, and a high note to end with.  Many thanks, and congratulations.

The team was Michael Kaye & Bryan Nicholson,  Philip Wood & Paul Russell, Stuart Horwich & Steven Blair, Jon Wittmann & Phil Meats.

 

The Oxford & Cambridge Club
The Oxford & Cambridge Club

The Oxford & Cambridge Club is located at 71 Pall Mall, London, and is a shortish walk (5-10 mins) from Trafalgar Square or Green Park (the no 9 bus from there stops outside the door).

There are monthly Interclub duplicate pairs evenings, usually on the second Wednesday of the month (see Calendar).

There is also rubber bridge every Thursday afternoon starting at around 1.30pm.  Club stakes are £1 per 100. Why not meet up with some of the other players over a club table lunch (members only and guests only*), which is very good value at £14 for two courses including wine)?  

The Club plays competitive Teams of 4/8 or 12 matches against several other St James's Clubs and participates in various London League and Cup events. In addition, there are annual events against the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Bridge Associations.

The Club also hosts and directs the Varsity Bridge match in early March each year.       

Dress code: Jacket and tie, commensurate for women. No denim or trainers, please.

* If you wish to become a member, the qualification required to join is a recognised academic qualification from Oxford or Cambridge University. Further details may be obtained from the Membership Secretary.

Teams of 8 Match against MCC on 19th October 2016

The MCC came to us for a most enjoyable and social match.  They won convincingly, but charmingly, by 66 IMPs.

 

One flat result came from an exciting hand that went 1 - 5 -5 - ?

You are Green against Red, have 10HCPs, 4333 shape including Q82.  I raised to 6 , and LHO bid 6 , passed out.

That was a mistake, as 6 was cold for 1430.  A sacrifice of 7 , inevitably doubled, was called for.  We would have made 8 or 9 tricks, for 8 or 12 IMPs difference.  We could argue that we hoped 6 might fail.

 

The team was Michael Kaye/Terry Chapman, Jon Wittmann/Phil Meats, Malcolm McIvor/Peter Lennon and Jim Hemsley/John Salter.

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results
Calendar
21st September 2017
Friendly v In & Out
6pm
Steven Blair captain. Team of 8
11th October 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
6.45pm
12th October 2017
Friendly v Carlton
6pm
Steven Blair captain. Team of 8
Results
13th September 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
12th July 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
14th June 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
Director: Gitte Hecht
Click for the latest results
results
Calendar
21st September 2017
Friendly v In & Out
6pm
Steven Blair captain. Team of 8
11th October 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
6.45pm
12th October 2017
Friendly v Carlton
6pm
Steven Blair captain. Team of 8
Results
13th September 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
12th July 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
14th June 2017
Duplicate & Dinner
Director: Gitte Hecht