The Committee is now Peter Lennon (Chair) with Rex Goad and Malcolm McIvor
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).
Duplicate Bridge and Dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club
Our next event takes place on Wednesday 10th April
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 £49 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings and payment need to be made in advance of the event.
Dress code: Jacket & Tie. No denim or trainers please
2019 Dates (all Wednesdays):
The dates are all the second Wednesday of the month, apart from a gap in August, and Dec 18th.
April 10, May 8, Jun 12, July 10, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 18
** Please do your very utmost to arrive in time for the start at 6.45. Latecomers may not be able to play.
Peter Lennon (Chair email)
Malcolm McIvor (Sec email)
Rex Goad (Treasurer email)
Congratulations to the O&C team who the Devonshire Plate on 19th March.
More details to follow
The O&C hosted the match against the Lord's Taverners on 20th March 2019, and sadly lost.
The O&C hosted the match against the MCC on 27th February 2019, and sadly lost.
The annual pairs challenge for the Alumni Cup was held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club on Saturday 13th October.
25 pairs played 36 boards, with an excellent afternoon tea at the interval.
The winners were Chris Chambers and David Hull, followed by Tony McWalter and David Walker.
Last year's winners were unable to defend their title as Malcolm Pryor was playing in the Gold Cup semifinals that day.
Thanks to Victor Lesk for directing using BriAn scoring, with instant results.
Hands and results are in the Results section on the left.
To register interest in the 2019 event (likely 12th Oct) next Autumn please drop a line to Phil Meats: email@example.com
Oxford were hosts in this year's match. Cambridge were comfortably ahead at the halftime break. After a sumptuous tea Oxford slipped only slightly further to lose by 139 imps. The match was played in good humour, ably directed by Victor Lesk. Thanks to Graham Osborne and Phil Meats for organising sides.
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.