Wallingford Bridge Club
Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club
WELCOME
WELCOME

The Wallingford Duplicate Bridge Club is a thriving and very active club with over 300 members, based at Berrick and Roke Village Hall, OX10 6JJ.

We are delighted to welcome new members – please click here for more information. 

Players come from all over Oxfordshire including Wallingford, Oxford, Thame, Henley, Abingdon, Benson and surrounding villages. We have playing sessions to suit players of all abilities.  Our Bridge Programme can be found in the left hand menu.  Visitors are very welcome at all sessions. 

If you are interested in learning how to play bridge, details of bridge classes can be found in the menu. We look forward to welcoming you at the Club.
 

Please be seated 10 minutes before the session starts.

Wednesday Car Parking

A reminder that the club is very crowded on Wednesdays with up to 55 cars having to park. To ease matters, please use the following guidelines:

1. Try and ride share or car pool as much as possible.

2. Section B and No Fear early leavers please double-park on the right hand side of the main car park (but not blocking the entrance to the overflow), or use the front row or far (ie field) side of the overflow.

3. In the overflow car park, please follow the plastic grid track right round and then come back to park in rows facing down the slope. It should be able to accommodate up to 24 cars in 3 rows. 

Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

Club Closures

Please note that these club sessions will not happen on the following dates:

  • Monday 29 May (Spring Bank Holiday) -  no morning duplicate session or supervised play.  The evening session will take place as normal.
  • Thursday 8 June - no afternoon session due to the hall being used as a polling station.

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Short Single Topic Refresher Lessons - Starts 2nd May 2017

As from May 2nd, there will be a lesson each Tuesday (1.30-2.00) repeated on Thursday (1.15-1.45) to allow attendees to play in the pairs session that starts at 2.00.

The cost of attending the lesson is £2.50. The topic for the week will appear in the calendar at the bottom right of this home page.

The first series of lessons will concern the various uses of doubling, focusing on one use per lesson.

If there is a topic you would like a lesson on, please contact Francis Glassborow.

New Bridge Courses Starting Soon!

Judi Kemp will be running a new Beginners Bridge course starting on 19th September, 10.30-12.30a.m. She already has a number of students, but would welcome anyone interested in learning Bridge to contact her.

The popular second year Improvers course will also be starting on 3rd October.

Please call Judi on 01491 873871 for details. Or email her on Judi.kemp5@gmail.com

Could club members please pass this message on to friends who might be interested?

The Oxford Bridge Festival - 4-7 September 2017

From September 4-7 this year, Oxfordshire will be running a BRIDGE FESTIVAL at St Hugh’s College.  It will be a very sociable event with a mixture of play, teaching and social fun.  On two of the days we will go to locations in the centre of Oxford for our session reviews and on Wednesday the cafe bridge will be up and down The High. Please click to view the poster. 

2017 - GET YOUR DIARIES OUT

Our annual Weds/Fri competitions start in January. A brief resume as follows, if you need more info, speak to a Committee member or just ask someone to point you in the right direction:

1st Weds               Open Individual        1st Friday    Handicap Individual

2nd Weds              XImped Pairs           2nd Friday    Teams

3rd Weds               Open Pairs              3rd Friday     Bi-monthly Pro-Am

4th Weds               Mixed Pairs             4th Friday    Handicap Pairs

HANDICAP INDIVIDUAL

This competition should interest all those improving players. A bit like a golf handicap, your combined bridge handicaps (with that of your partner) should level the playing field. So if you have a good evening, after applying your combined handicap you should finish high in the field. Obviously, if you play with a pro you may get a better score, but your handicap will be less helpful.So you may choose someone of your own level, to benefit from their lower handicap.

To be in contention to win you need to play with at least 6 different partners and your best 6 scores (all with different partners), will count towards your final score. So, why not organise your diary to play with a few different people and compete in 2017?

Committee Meetings Minutes 10th Feb 2017

The latest minutes (Feb  2017) are posted in the members' area of the web. Select and click Members Only Area from the left hand column menu, log in then select Members Only Notices again from the left hand column menu. The date of the next committee meeting has yet to be arranged.

 

LOCAL PUBS

Below are links for the two pubs near the Bridge Club. 

Chequers - Food served all day from 12 to 9pm in the evening

Home Sweet Home  - Food served lunchtime and from 6.30 in the evening.

News Web Updates

Please email me (Gillian Leaver) to update this page replacing the [dot] with a full stop and [at] with @

Gillian[dot]Leaver[at]gmail[dot]com 

Cheltenham April 2017
Cheltenham April 2017

Second Wessex Youth weekend- great bridge, food, weather and fun.

New handicaps for 2017

All members in the club have now been allocated a handicap which you can view under Player Statistics

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Results
Fri 26th May 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 26th May 2017
Handicap Pairs
Thu 25th May 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 24th May 2017
No Fear
Wed 24th May 2017
Section B
Wed 24th May 2017
Mixed Pairs
Mon 22nd May 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 22nd May 2017
Morning Bridge
Calendar
Mon 29th May 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Mon 29th May 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Roger
  (Partner?)
Tue 30th May 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 31st May 2017
Pairs
7.30
Director: Cliff
Scorer: John
Wed 31st May 2017
Section B
7.30
Wed 31st May 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 1st Jun 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
Handicap Individual
7.30
Scorer: Margaret
Mon 5th Jun 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Patricia
Mon 5th Jun 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Lyn
  (Partner?)
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Cheltenham April 2017
Cheltenham April 2017

Second Wessex Youth weekend- great bridge, food, weather and fun.

New handicaps for 2017

All members in the club have now been allocated a handicap which you can view under Player Statistics

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Results
Fri 26th May 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 26th May 2017
Handicap Pairs
Thu 25th May 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 24th May 2017
No Fear
Wed 24th May 2017
Section B
Wed 24th May 2017
Mixed Pairs
Mon 22nd May 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 22nd May 2017
Morning Bridge
Calendar
Mon 29th May 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Mon 29th May 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Roger
  (Partner?)
Tue 30th May 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 31st May 2017
Pairs
7.30
Director: Cliff
Scorer: John
Wed 31st May 2017
Section B
7.30
Wed 31st May 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 1st Jun 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
Handicap Individual
7.30
Scorer: Margaret
Mon 5th Jun 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Patricia
Mon 5th Jun 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Lyn
  (Partner?)
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session