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Bridge Education in Oxford

Oxford Bridge Club runs a comprehensive bridge education programme under the banner of Oxford Bridge School. Courses are available at all levels, from beginners to more experienced players. Further details are on 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.

County Men's and Women's Pairs Championship 2016-2017

Oxfordshire Bridge Association is holding the 2016-2017 Men's and Women's Pairs Championships on Thursday 27 October, at 7.15pm. Depending on numbers, and the director's preferred movement(s), it may be run as a combined event. It will be hosted by Central Yarnton Bridge Club at Yarnton Village Hall, Yarnton, OX5 1TE. 

Oxford Junior Bridge Club Autumn Term

The Oxford Junior Bridge Club continues to thrive. We followed, with great interest, the progress of our first pupil, Henry Rose (pictured below), aged 11 years, who played in the England Under 16 team in Salsamaggiore Italy earlier in August. Full information about this competition is on the EBU website

Same venue, Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7EZ, on Sundays from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Term starts 25th September, ends 11th December with 2 weeks for half term. All levels welcome, beginner to experienced; drop in any week and learn this wonderful card game. For further information contact Holly Kilpatrick:   juniorbridgeoxford@gmail.com or phone 07753 672001. 

Annual Junior Bridge Competition at Oxford Bridge Club on Sunday 20th November to which all are welcome, 8-18 years; 3 sections, Mini Bridge, Novice Bidders and Experienced Bidders. 2-5pm. £3.00 entry fee, including tea and prizes! 

 

Oxford Junior Bridge Club Autumn Term
EBED Sim Pairs Monday 5 September

Very well done to Sandra & Krys who won in the Club with the very fine score of 67.71%. Well done, too, to Robert & Trevor second on 57.29% and Peter Russell & Paul who were third on 56.67%.

Nationally, the first three positions are still the same relative to each other, but the leaders score has gone down a bit and other scores have gone up with some clubs still to upload their results. Final scores and positions may change further as more results come in:

National Results here

Commentary

This event supports the work of the charity English Bridge Education and Development, and the entry fees will go specifically towards funding EBED's work relating to the social and health benefits linked to playing bridge, including combatting social isolation and cognitive decline.

Summer Ascenders Competition 2016

The winner of the Summer 2016 Ascenders Competition is Peter Sherry, who improved the average of his ten best scores this summer by 4.31% compared with his ladder average last summer. Very well done to him and to David Del Nevo in second place with an improvement of 4.10% and Betty Dick close behind in third upping her average by 4.08%. 

Please note that only Club Members who played at least ten times in both summer seasons are eligible for this competition.

For the full results click here
 

Summer Handicap Competition

Very well done to Christopher and Erica who won the Summer Handicap Competition held on 29 August 2016. They were way ahead of everyone else with a handicap score of 66.02%. They win a bottle of wine each.  

For the full results click here.

Summer Ladder 2016

Very well done to Moira & Cliff Pavelin who have jointly won this year's Summer Ladder: the average of their ten best scores was 61.56%.  Close behind is Robert on 61.04% and Bridget is fourth on 60.74%. 

Full results are available here.

To participate in the Summer Ladder you have to be a Club Member and to have played at least ten times during the season.

 

Success at Eastbourne!
Many congratulations to three of our Club members who have done well in the main Swiss Pairs event at the EBU's summer meeting.
 
Out of 270 pairs (including many top players) Lorna playing with a non-member came 36=, and Sandra & Krys came 42nd=.  A fine achievement! 
 
Congratulations also to Aleks Lishkov, playing with three non-members in the main Swiss teams event at Eastbourne, who did amazingly well to qualify for the prestigious 8-team A final.
Abingdon Cafe Bridge - 29 Sept 2016

Abingdon Bridge Club is holding a Cafe Bridge event on Thursday 29 September, in Abingdon. Cost is £60 per pair, to include lunch and tea/coffee. All profits will be donated to the charitable organisation Myeloma UK. 

For further details, please click on this box. 

Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members, promoted in the EBU's August round of Master Point Promotions : 

Holly Kilpatrick - Premier Tournament Master 

Ursula Bowler - Premier Master

Roger Heath-Brown - 1 Star Master

Well done!

[No Club Master Point Promotions in July]

 
Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
19th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Liza
12th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Cliff
5th Sep 2016
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Krys
29th Aug 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
22nd Aug 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Erica
15th Aug 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Liza
Calendar
26th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Matthew Wilkinson
3rd Oct 2016
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Jane Whelan
10th Oct 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Lorna Swadling
17th Oct 2016
Mixed Pairs Competition (Binyon Cup)
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Eileen Windows
24th Oct 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy Mitchell
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Irina Woods
31st Oct 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Howard Arnes
Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
19th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Liza
12th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Cliff
5th Sep 2016
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Krys
29th Aug 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Erica
22nd Aug 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Erica
15th Aug 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Liza
Calendar
26th Sep 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Matthew Wilkinson
3rd Oct 2016
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Jane Whelan
10th Oct 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Lorna Swadling
17th Oct 2016
Mixed Pairs Competition (Binyon Cup)
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Eileen Windows
24th Oct 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy Mitchell
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Irina Woods
31st Oct 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Howard Arnes