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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.

Welcome to the Summertown Bridge Club Website!

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 7.25 for start of play at 7.30.

Stratified Sim Pairs
Congratulations go to Judy & Ruth, who won our heat of the stratified sim pairs on 12th March, despite Ruth directing and being called on a number of occasions.  Well done!  Holly & Sean were second and Dave & Brian third.
Here is a link to the national results for our club, where the positions are different and may change further as more results come in: Ruth & Judy are still first, but Sandra & Krys are second and Alison & Robert third:

Winter Ladder 2017-18

The Winter Ladder has just finished and it's very well done to Sandra & Krys who have jointly won the ladder: the average of their ten best scores was 63.38%.  Alison was next on 60.2% and Moira & Cliff were fourth equal on 59.32%.  To see the full results click on 'Competitions' on the left-hand side of the Club website's homepage.

To qualify for the ladder you have to be a Club Member and to have played at least ten times during the season (September to February).

25th Anniversary Handicap Cup
25th Anniversary Handicap Cup

Loris and Tony Lewis won the handicap event at our 25th Anniversary party in December.  They haven't been able to play at the club for a couple of months, so were finally awarded the trophy on 5th March!

Junior Bridge

Here is a link to an article on the EBU website describing the success of the Junior Bridge Club run by Holly.  Congratulations to Holly on her success with this endeavour.

Annual Master Point lists

The EBU has just published its annual Master Point reports.

In the list of players who scored the most local points in sessions played at our Club in 2017 (i.e. Master Points gained at Summertown only):

Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak were joint top with 996 MPs
Moira & Cliff Pavelin were joint 3rd with 975 MPs

To see the complete list click here.

Wessex League 2017-18

This is a teams-of-eight competition for Oxfordshire clubs. We have three teams: our "A" and "B" teams are playing in Division 2, our "C" Team in Division 5.  Details of fixtures and results, as well as match reports will appear on the link on the lefthand side of this page.

The A team lost its match against Wallingford B 3.81 : 16.19. The B Team just lost its fourth match against Oxford C B 9.46 : 10.54.  The C Team won its last match of the season against Central Yarnton 13.58 : 6.42.

Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members, promoted in the EBU's February round of Master Point Promotions (none of our members were on the January list):

Robert Gasser – 3 Star Regional Master

Judy Wesselbaum  - 1 Star Regional Master

James Bentley – Advanced Master

Valerie Goodchild – Advanced Master

Dorothy Whittington – Master

Sandra Devaney – Club Master

Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Cliff
EBU Stratified Sim Pairs
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Erica
Club Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Liza
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Erica
Club Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Cliff
Club Pairs
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Liza
26th Mar 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Mike Prew
2nd Apr 2018
Easter Monday - bridge as usual
Director: Jeremy/John
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: James Bentley
9th Apr 2018
British Spring Sim Pairs
Director: Ruth Kim
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Peter Russell
14th Apr 2018
14-15 EBU National Pairs Final
16th Apr 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Cliff Pavelin
Host: Stuart Scott
23rd Apr 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Tunde Scott