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Welcome to Thame Bridge Club

We aim to provide good but friendly bridge for players of all abilities. We have duplicate pairs sessions on Monday nights but the first Monday of each month we have Teams of Four.

We meet at Christ Church, Upper High Street, Thame. Sessions start prompt at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome. Please refer to the 'Information' menu for details.

All the boards are 'Duplimated'. The deal record is available at the end of the session and on this website. Click on the Hands or Travellers to display the deals. For teams events go to Hand Records in the Results menu for the full version.

Important Information
Important Information

Christmas Party 17th December

As usual the party will take the form of a normal bridge session but starting with a glass of wine or juice with a mid session interval for Christmas nibbles, a quiz and presentation of trophies.

As a one off this year I will act as a host for the evening, which means you can just turn up as an individual and be guaranteed a partner for the evening. The downside is that if everyone is paired up I will pass the time by 'kibitzing' around the room.

Free EBED Training Courses - updated information from the EBU. Anyone interested should contact either myself or Jean as soon as possble.

Dear Jean

As announced earlier this month, in conjunction with English Bridge Education & Development, free places on Club Teacher Training Courses are being reintroduced in 2019.

These courses, which are run by EBED, are intended to enable members with a motivation to help bring more players in to the game - and specifically in to their club - to run lessons. We believe that there is plenty of interest in learning to play bridge - it is often the lack of opportunity which prevents people from doing so. With someone in your club who can provide lessons, you may be able to use this opportunity for your club to grow and thrive.

EBED have finalised most of the dates and venues for the Club Teacher Training Courses in 2019, and these are listed below. This is not the final list, however, and there are ongoing discussions with possible hosts in other areas of the country, so more venues will be added in due course. The list at www.ebedcio.org.uk/club-teacher-training#courses will be updated when more courses are added.

EBED has made every effort to find suitable venues for these courses around the country. If there is not a course local to you, and you wish to attend one, then please let EBED know. If you can also suggest a potential venue, that would be very helpful too. Please contact claire@ebedcio.org.uk and she will make a note of this for when arranging further courses for 2019, and while compiling the 2020 calendar.

Courses in 2019

Stretford BC, Manchester - Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th February
Faversham BC, Kent - Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February
Wetherby BC, Yorkshire - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March
Aylesbury (EBU) - Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th March
Horsham BC, W Sussex - Thursday 11th & Friday 12th April
Chalfont BC, Bucks - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
West Midlands BC, Solihull - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
Watford, Camelot HQ - Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th July
Welwyn Garden City BC - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August
Young Chelsea BC, London - Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October
Aylesbury (EBU) - Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th November

To book on a course

To book a place on a course on behalf of a member of your club, a club representative should contact EBED by calling 01296 317217.

You will be asked to pay for the place on the course at the time of making the booking. Once the place has been booked, the club should apply to make this a 'free place'. A club official should email the EBU's Club Liaison Officer - bev@ebu.co.uk - and advise her of the details of the club member who is attending the course, and confirm that the club has approved their attendance on its behalf. Please only apply for a free place if it will be used in the spirit for which it is intended – to help a member provide lessons to bring new players in to the club as part of a club-wide effort to grow the membership and help the club thrive. Upon the member's completion of the course, the cost will be refunded to the club via its EBU account. Each club may only apply for one free place every two years, and if receiving a free place (unless in exceptional circumstances) it must remain affiliated for the following two years. 

 

Mobile Phones - Best Practice

Phones should be on silent during the evening or vibrate in case of emergency.  Players should not use their mobile phones in the playing area during the session. 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Bridge in the County

For more information please contact :  Barbara Jordan, OBA Social Bridge.  01844 212195 Banjo44@btinternet.com 

 

 

 

EBU Events

For forthcoming EBU Events please click on link EBU Events.pdf

2017/2018 Competition Winners

​​Diamond Teams  - Dinah & Andrew Lintott, John Slater & Gillian Lonsdale
Campoli Swiss Teams - Aleksandar Lishkov, Carol Benzie, Denis & Kathy Talbot
Pivot Teams - Marian Edwards, Judy Greenstein, Jim Meek & Bob Stallwood
Handicap Pairs - Mike Webley & Adrian Lambe
Teams of 4 - Hugh Thomson, David Patterson, Mike Webley & Paula Hopkinson
Pairs - Geoff Nicholas & Andrea Smith
Player of the Year - Jean Ingham-Johnson
Slams Trophy - Peter Jordan
Frank Haynes Cup - Dennis Virgo & Jean Ingham-Johnson


 

Sit Out Schedule

​​​​17th December E/W
24th and 31st December NO BRIDGE

Please note that on occasion the movement requires a specific orientation for the sit-out (usually EW). This will overide the sit-out schedule, which will remain unchanged on-going

 

Calendar
17th December 2018
Christmas Party - Pairs
24th December 2018
NO BRIDGE
31st December 2018
NO BRIDGE
Results
Pairs
Director: Peter Bowen
Scorer: Peter Bowen
Teams - Committee Cup (Town Hall)
Director: Peter Bowen
Scorer: Peter Bowen
Pairs
Director: Keith Schurch
Scorer: Peter Bowen