Wallingford Bridge Club
Welcome - Swiss Pairs 24th Sept - Places Still Available
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.

WBC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs, Sunday 24th September 2017
WBC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs, Sunday 24th September 2017

Wallingford Bridge Club's popular Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Event, is being held this year on Sunday 24th September, 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Swiss Pairs is a form of duplicate bridge that tends to match pairs of equal ability against each other, so it makes an enjoyable event for players at all levels. Playing 6 x 6 board matches, entry fee of £12 includes tea and refreshments. See poster for further details including prize money.

Contact Barbara Antrobus on: 07798681731

OR Click here to book your place online.

Click here to view current registrations (20 Sept 2017).

Latest Committee Meeting Minutes 8th Sept 2017

The latest minutes for 8th September 2017 are now published in the members' area of the website. 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.

British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs - 4th Oct 2017
British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs - 4th Oct 2017

Wallingford will be hosting a heat on 4th October. Please click for poster.

Charity Week/Pead Plate - Starts 16th October 2017

The club's charity week will take place w/c 16 October and raffle tickets will be available to buy at all the bridge sessions during that week.  The raffle will be drawn on Friday 20 October when the Pead Plate competition takes place.  The prize is a £50 voucher for a meal at The Chequers in Berrick Salome.  This year the club will be making a donation to Francis Glassborow's favourite charity, The Arthrogryposis Group, which is a national UK charity which supports sufferers and their relatives http://www.arthrogryposis.co.uk/.  Francis's granddaughter suffers from arthrogryposis which is a condition that causes curved joints from birth.

The format for the competition will be the same as last year; each team must consist of 2 Pros (Handicap >53) and 2 Ams (handicap <53), but they may play in any combination and in any orientation.  Handicaps can be found on the club website.

Entries can be in one of 3 forms:

1. A full team made up of people of the correct handicaps.

2. A pair (Pro, Am or mixed) who I will pair with another pair to make up a suitable team.

3.  An individual who I will join up with 3 others to form a suitable team.

Entries to Margaret Sloper at rmsloper@gmail.com by 13 October please.

We hope to start early with refreshments at 7 p.m. and the bridge starting at 7.15 p.m.

Bridge for All Video

Bridge for All is the national learning programme, and this video helps potential students see the different options that are available to them.

Abingdon Cafe Bridge 19th October 2017

This event is held at 5 venues in Abingdon starting at 10am. Please see the poster for further information and registration.

Charity Bridge Afternoon at Benson - 9th November 2017

Please click for more details of this event in aid of the Riding for the Disabled Association. 

Short Single Topic Refresher Lessons

These short lessons are held 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 appears in the calendar in the right hand column of this home page.

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

No OBA teams on the 5th Fridays (which are listed in the printed calendar).

To confirm a previous message on the Web News, there are no more OBA teams on the 5th Fridays of the month (June, September and December). There will be the usual pairs and all are welcome. 

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 

For news archive click here.

New handicaps for 2017

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

New Bridge Courses Starting 19th September 2017

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. Patricia Hones will also be running the same course on Thursday evenings starting on 5th October at Ewelme Village Hall. For details please contact:

Judi (Tuesday course) on 01491 873871 or Judi.kemp5@gmail.com 

Patricia (Thursday course) on 01491 839025 or patricia@hones.org.uk

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

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

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Results
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Handicap Pairs
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Section B
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Morning Bridge
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Pairs
Calendar
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Carol
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Roger
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
10:00
Director: Judi
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Mixed Pairs
7.30
Scorer: John
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Section B
7.30
Scorer: Ginny
Wed 27th Sep 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Scorer: Beryl
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Margaret
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Carol
New handicaps for 2017

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

New Bridge Courses Starting 19th September 2017

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. Patricia Hones will also be running the same course on Thursday evenings starting on 5th October at Ewelme Village Hall. For details please contact:

Judi (Tuesday course) on 01491 873871 or Judi.kemp5@gmail.com 

Patricia (Thursday course) on 01491 839025 or patricia@hones.org.uk

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

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

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Results
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Friday Afternoon
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Handicap Pairs
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Friendly Pairs
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Section B
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Morning Bridge
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Pairs
Calendar
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Carol
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Roger
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
10:00
Director: Judi
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Mixed Pairs
7.30
Scorer: John
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Section B
7.30
Scorer: Ginny
Wed 27th Sep 2017
No Fear
7.30-10.00
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Friendly Pairs
2.00-4.30
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Scorer: Beryl
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Pairs
7.30
Scorer: Margaret
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Scorer: Carol