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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.  

New Laws

The EBU brought in a new Law Book in 2017.  The main changes apply to claims, insufficient bids and bids out of turn and are explained on the attached poster. Details were also in the August 2017 issue of the EBU magazine.

Wessex League 2018-19

This is a teams-of-eight competition for Oxfordshire clubs. We have two teams: our "A" team is in Division 2 and our "B" team in Division 3.  Details of fixtures and results, as well as match reports are on the link on the lefthand side of this page.

If you would like to play for Summertown in the Wessex League please speak to Steven Bliss in the first instance.

Oxford Junior Bridge Club

Click here for details of the autumn term, which started on 16th September.

Welcome to Summertown Bridge Club!

Summertown Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge every Monday in the Maison Française, Norham Road, OX2 6SE. We pride ourselves on our reputation for friendliness, and welcome visitors and prospective new members, including those with relatively little experience of playing duplicate bridge. You can come along either with or without a partner, as our host system means you'll always get a game. We are EBU affiliated, use computer-dealt boards and wireless scoring, and award master points.

There is plenty of parking both in Maison Française’s own car park and on the nearby streets. The club opens at about 7 pm, and players should arrive by 7.15 and be seated by 7.20 for start of play at 7.30.

Christmas Bridge
Christmas Bridge

There will be Bridge as usual on Monday 17th December, but no bridge on 24th or 31st December. Back as normal on 7th January.

A fun time seemed to be had by all at this year's Xmas Party on 10th December.  Such fun, in fact, that the bridge which followed was characterised by a record number of director calls, mis-scorings and failures to arrowswitch!

Many thanks to Holly & Bridget for organising the food, to Steph and Steven for providing some fine wine (and on winning the bridge), to Ruth for directing on such a busy evening, Krys for scoring and correcting all the mis-scorings, and to Moira for raising money for the homeless.

Thanks to everyone who gave generously to “Homeless Oxfordshire”: we raised £684.70. “Homeless Oxfordshire” is a large organisation which is based in O’Hanlon House in Luther Street, next to the medical centre that specializes in care for the homeless.  O’Hanlon house itself has 56 beds but also has sit-up places in severe weather and provides a day service for another 80 clients. The charity is also responsible for a range of special ‘move-on’ projects helping certain groups of clients re-establish themselves in the community.

Moira reminds us that although we have collected at Christmas, this is not just a Christmas charity.  It operates all year round, providing moral and physical support to its clients, through a range of specialist services. 

EBU Sims Prize Draw

The EBU has recently published a list of winners in its Prize Draw. 

Every affiliated club which hosted an EBU Sims was entered into a draw,  and Summertown BC won a runners up prize of £100!  Good luck rather than anything else, admittedly.

For details see:

You will see that the winning pairs in each heat were also entered into a draw, in which Sandra & Krys came third!

Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members, promoted in the EBU's November round of Master Point promotions:
Tim Sheehy - Master
Mary Bennett - County Master

Christmas Party
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Krys
Club Pairs
Director: Lawrence
Scorer: Erica
Club Pairs
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Cliff
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Liza
Children in Need Sim Pairs (charity event)
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Erica
Club Teams
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
17th Dec 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Ursula Bowler
24th Dec 2018
No Bridge
31st Dec 2018
No Bridge
7th Jan 2019
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Howard Arnes
14th Jan 2019
British Winter Sim Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Kate Brown
21st Jan 2019
Club Pairs
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Cliff Pavelin
Host: Isabel Pack