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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 

Abingdon Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

Abingdon Bridge Club are holding a Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Event on Sunday 5th February. Full 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.

Christmas bridge
Christmas bridge

This year our Christmas party will be held on Monday 12th December at Maison Francaise.

At 6.30p.m. we will be serving wine, soft drinks and light party snacks, to suit most tastes.  NORMAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE, WITH MASTER POINTS will take place, as usual, starting at the slightly earlier time of 7.20 p.m.

Half way through the duplicate session, we will have a short break for coffee and cakes.

This is the only evening of the year when we are unable to accept visitors. There will be no charge to our members for this Christmas fare but the committee hope that you might donate in lieu to “Oxford Homeless Pathways.” Collection tubs will be on the table.

Table money will be the usual amount. 

OBA Swiss Pairs success

Many congratulations to Summertown member John Deech, who with partner Rob Procter (OBA Chairman), won the OBA Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event on Sunday 27th November with a magnificent 90 VPs (out of a possible total of 120, so equivalent to 75%).  Click anywhere in this box to see the full results.

Junior Bridge Competition 20th November

One of our committee members, Holly Kilpatrick, runs the junior bridge in the city and reports on the second Junior Bridge Club competition held on Sunday 20th November.  Click anywhere in this box to see the report.

Success for Summertown 'NICKO' team

Sandra Nicholson reports:  The team put forward by our club for entry into this year's National Inter-Club Knockout competition, has just won its first match, playing away against Cheltenham C. 

The opponents were a very pleasant team including Val and Ian Constable, who will be well known to some of you. Our team was made up of Krys Kazmierczak playing with John Deech, and myself playing with Robert Gasser.

In the first half we were fairly evenly matched, trading part scores backwards and forwards with only one game swing. Fortunately this was in our favour, leaving us just 4 IMPs ahead. However, during the second half we pulled away, conceding one game swing but winning another and getting the best of all the part score fights, to emerge eventually with a score of 66-33. 

Credit goes particularly to John, who pulled off a very thin 4H game on a 4-3 fit when the opponents were playing in 1NT (!). The most curious hand of the match was undoubtedly the very last board, where the contract at both tables was 2S - but in our room it was played by E/W, our opponents, going down 2; whereas in the other room it was played by N/S, also our opponents, going down 3.... Bridge can be a funny game sometimes!

Children-in-Need
Children-in-Need
Thanks to your generosity and that of Maison Francaise who waived the rent for the evening, we raised a magnificent £940.50 for Children in Need.  Thank you everybody for bringing prizes along, to Christina for selling her honey, to Krys & Sandra for selling raffle tickets, to Neil & Sara for counting money, Bridget for acting as host and last, but not least, Steven for directing.
 
Anna from Ecats says: "How do you manage it … your members are just so so generous, I find myself bereft of words each year.  Thank them all for me please."
 
Here is a link to the list of donations from all clubs, showing that we are well ahead of most!
 
 

A list of projects that your donations help can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/psvxkB6QDMK63pgHmP5RJF/who-you-help

 
Well done to Jane Darke & John Cecil who won the sim pairs with 64.5%.  Christopher & Erica were second with 61.61%, and Peter Sherry & Tom Brus came third with 59.58%.
 
Here is the link to the national results:

http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=004129&ClubId=004129SummertownBridgeClub01869600111

 
and here is the link to the commentary:

http://www.simpairs.com/files/004129%202016%20CiN%20Monday%20commentary.pdf.
Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members, promoted in the October round of the EBU's master point promotions:

James Bentley - Master

Valerie Goodchild - Master

Annabel Hichens - County Master

Well done!

Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
5th Dec 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Steven
Scorer: Cliff
28th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Erica
21st Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Liza
14th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Director: Steven
Scorer: Erica
7th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Cliff
31st Oct 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Krys
Calendar
12th Dec 2016
Christmas Party Bridge
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Jean Alexander
19th Dec 2016
Bridge as usual
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Jane Armstrong
26th Dec 2016
No Bridge - Boxing Day
2nd Jan 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Ameena Ahmad
9th Jan 2017
British Winter Sim Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Cliff Pavelin
Host: Kay Bicknell
16th Jan 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Carol Benzie
Results
Host List
Etiquette
Announcing Alerting
Slow Play
Joining SBC
Results
5th Dec 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Steven
Scorer: Cliff
28th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Jeremy
Scorer: Erica
21st Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Liza
14th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Director: Steven
Scorer: Erica
7th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Krys
Scorer: Cliff
31st Oct 2016
Handicap Pairs
Director: Erica
Scorer: Krys
Calendar
12th Dec 2016
Christmas Party Bridge
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Jean Alexander
19th Dec 2016
Bridge as usual
Director: Krys Kazmierczak
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Jane Armstrong
26th Dec 2016
No Bridge - Boxing Day
2nd Jan 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Steven Bliss
Scorer: Erica Sheppard
Host: Ameena Ahmad
9th Jan 2017
British Winter Sim Pairs
Director: Erica Sheppard
Scorer: Cliff Pavelin
Host: Kay Bicknell
16th Jan 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Cecil
Scorer: Krys Kazmierczak
Host: Carol Benzie