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Bridge Education

Oxford Bridge Club is setting up a new education programme under the banner of Oxford Bridge School starting in Spring 2016. Courses will be available at all levels. For further details please see their website 

 

We are a friendly bridge club playing duplicate bridge every Monday evening, using computer-dealt boards and wireless scoring.

Visitors may only play on ordinary club nights five times in a calendar year. If you would like to play as a visitor, please check our calendar to make sure it is not a special event and contact our Secretary in the first instance.

Our venue is the Maison Française, North Oxford. Please aim to arrive at 7.15pm to be seated by 7.25pm for a 7.30pm start.

Hilde McIlvenna
Hilde McIlvenna

 

We are sorry to report the sad news that Hilde McIlvenna passed away on 1 February after a short illness. Our condolences go to her family. 

 

Hilde played regularly at Summertown, and was always good humoured and a pleasure to play against.  We will all remember her for her great determination to continue playing bridge into her 90s. 

 

News about the date and time of the funeral will be posted here when available. 

British Winter Sim Pairs 4 Jan 2016

Very well done to Cliff & Moira who won in the Club with a very fine score of 67.08%. Not far behind in second were Steph & Steven on 66.59% with Julie & Matthew in third on 62.13%.

The national scores can be seen here: 
http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000147

And the commentary is here:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000147/display/commentary/commentary.pdf
 

County Pairs heats

Oxfordshire Bridge Association is no longer holding club-based heats for the County Pairs. In their place it is holding two simultaneous qualifying events on 7 February 2016 at Oxford and Wallingford Bridge Clubs. The top 20 pairs will qualify to play in the final on 24 April 2016. For further details please click on this box. UPDATE: This event will be taking place at Oxford Bridge Club only. 

County Swiss Teams

The County Swiss Teams is due to be held on 6th March at Oxford Bridge Club.  This is the premier Teams event for the County and the winners will go on to represent Oxon in the Beck Cup which will be held in April.  Also note that it is a Blue Pointed event. Please click on this box for further details. 

Oxford Junior Bridge Club

The Oxford Junior Bridge Club continues to thrive and all keen children are welcome to attend on a regular or occasional basis. All attendees will receive a very warm welcome and will be able to learn the game at their own pace, without the pressure of keeping up in a class.  Our dedicated volunteers are all DBS checked and have undergone a basic or thorough training in teaching bridge to juniors.

Although the atmosphere at the club is relaxed, some of our pupils are doing extremely well, in both junior and adult competitions, and one of our 11 year olds is undergoing training for the England Under 15 bridge team!

DO encourage your children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren, or any other young people you know, to come along and learn this game, which we all enjoy so much.  The first visit is FREE OF CHARGE!

A short training course, for anyone interested in helping with junior bridge, will be held at the Oxford Bridge Club on Saturday 20th February, 9.45am – 1pm. The course is free of charge.

For further information about this, or any other aspect of junior bridge in Oxford, please contact Holly Kilpatrick:  juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com

 

Wessex League News

Congratulations to the B team who have just had their first win of the Wessex League season, winning their match against Oxford E by 15-5 VPs, Congratulations also to the C team who won their fourth match of the season against Abingdon Alternative by a very satisfactory 17-3 VPs. The A team also won their most recent match, which was against Oxford D by 68 Imps, which translates into 18-2 VPs. Having won 3 and lost 2 matches they are currently lying in the middle of Division 2.  Match reports and links to the league tables are available on the Wessex League page (see left-hand menu for a link). 

Master Point Promotions
Congratulations to the following member who was promoted in the EBU's January round of Master Point promotions:
 
Rosemary Morton Jack - Master
 
Well done!
 
Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
1st Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
25th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
18th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Liza
11th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Peter
4th Jan 2016
British Winter Sim Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Liza
21st Dec 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Liza
Calendar
7th Feb 2016
County Pairs Semifinals
Oxford Bridge Club & Wallingford Bridge Club 2pm
8th Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Peter Owen-Smith
Host: Dave Dobson
15th Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Lorraine Jones
22nd Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Paul Naccache
29th Feb 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Peter Owen-Smith
6th Mar 2016
County Swiss Teams Championship
Oxford Bridge Club 2pm
Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
1st Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
25th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
18th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Liza
11th Jan 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Peter
4th Jan 2016
British Winter Sim Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Liza
21st Dec 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Liza
Calendar
7th Feb 2016
County Pairs Semifinals
Oxford Bridge Club & Wallingford Bridge Club 2pm
8th Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Peter Owen-Smith
Host: Dave Dobson
15th Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Lorraine Jones
22nd Feb 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Paul Naccache
29th Feb 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Peter Owen-Smith
6th Mar 2016
County Swiss Teams Championship
Oxford Bridge Club 2pm