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.

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.

Membership Renewal 2017
Membership Renewal 2017

The Club's £10 annual Membership fee was due for renewal on the 1st April 2017.

Any member who has joined the Club since the 1st January 2017 does not need to pay as their membership is valid until 31st March 2018

Students who are attending “Bridge for All” lessons at the Club are exempt from the membership fee.

Please renew before 30th April. After then, you will be asked to pay the £4 visitor fee.  

Please click for payment details.

AGM Friday 5 May 2017 at 6.30 for 7 p.m

Our AGM will be held on Friday 5 May 2017 at 6.30 for 7 p.m.  This year we are delighted that we shall be joined by Ian Glyn, Chairman of the Parish Council, who will say a few words and present the trophies.  Wine and nibbles will be provided.  Following the AGM everyone is welcome to stay for a free game of duplicate pairs and a host will be available.

Papers for the AGM 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.

Select the file "AGM 2017 Meeting Papers". 

We hope to see you there.

Club Closures

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

  • Monday 1 May (May Day Bank Holiday) - no morning duplicate session or supervised play. The evening session will take place as normal.
  • Thursday 4 May - no afternoon session due to the hall being used as a polling station.
  • 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.

Installation of New Windows and Club Closures from 20th March 2017 - Update 4th April

We are pleased to inform you that it should be possible for all day time and evening sessions to take place as normal from now on whilst the work on installing new windows continues.  To keep you fully up to date on the depth of the hall renovation project, remedial work has been necessary on the walls to replace rotten timbers due to water ingress from the window sills.  In the case of the back wall, this has entailed almost complete replacement of the uprights supporting the roof around the windows. We are also replacing the insulation and adding plywood sheet reinforcement before fitting the new cladding, which will be 'barn style' horizontal larch featherboard. The result will not only look good but should provide much better insulation. Needless to say, the work will continue for a few more weeks, but we hope to be able to fit our normal bridge schedule around it as best we can now that the 'heavy lifting' has been done on the back windows.

Meanwhile, thanks again for your patience and understanding.

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
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Pairs
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Morning Bridge
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Pairs
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 19th Apr 2017
Section B
Wed 19th Apr 2017
No Fear
Calendar
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Mixed Pairs
7.30
Director: Norman
Scorer: Patricia
  (Partner?)
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Section B
7.30
Scorer: Isabel
Wed 26th Apr 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 27th Apr 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 28th Apr 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 28th Apr 2017
Handicap Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Debbie
Mon 1st May 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
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
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Pairs
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Morning Bridge
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Pairs
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 19th Apr 2017
Section B
Wed 19th Apr 2017
No Fear
Calendar
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Mixed Pairs
7.30
Director: Norman
Scorer: Patricia
  (Partner?)
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Section B
7.30
Scorer: Isabel
Wed 26th Apr 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 27th Apr 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 28th Apr 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 28th Apr 2017
Handicap Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Debbie
Mon 1st May 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00