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This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see Calendar on the menu and for a list of results see Results.

Len Salmon Memorial Trophy 2018

This year's match against Wallingford for the Len Salmon Memorial Trophy was held on Sunday 18th November 2018 at Roke. Wallingford were excellent hosts, and we thank them for a very enjoyable afternoon. After a hard fought match, we won by 37.75 to 22.25

The scores for the sections were A: 15.65 to  4.35, B: 10.76 to 9.24 and C: 11.34 to 8.66 . Thanks to everyone who took part, and a special thanks to Gordon for organising our team.

The Abingdon team were as follows:

A Section B Section C Section
Betty Yearling & Joe Fox Carol & Richard Moore Graham Simpson & Jan Spearing
David Walton & Gordon Carroll Gaye Kyle & John Rowe Karen & Tony Hughes
Gillian Lonsdale & Nigel Wilkes Ian Van Maanen & Stephen Marsh Kevin Carter & Ruth Carter
John Briggs & Peter Litchfield Isobel Townley-Freeman & Keith Sadler Pauline Howard & Terry Ward
Last updated : 1st Apr 2019 10:38 BST
Christmas Party Results 2018

The 2018 Christmas party was celebrated on the 18th.  As last year the members played against the experts, their results being scored against those obtained by pairs playing in the National Pairs final of 2015.  The winners with the outstanding score of 73.3% were Gordon Carroll and David Walton.   Second were Joe Fox and Andrew Ashworth with 60.0%.   A spot prize was awarded to the pair closest to 45%.  Arthur and Virginia Jones and John Rowe and Betty Yearling were equally distant to 5 decimal places so the prize went to Arthur and Virginia as they had the lower score.   Detailed results can be found here.   The experts results and the hands are here.  The club results are in the usual place.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2019 10:40 BST
The Simpson Trophy 2018

Congratulations to Gillian Lonsdale and Mike Brown who have won the Simpson Trophy this year, the third year of the competition. They won with a combined score of 116.96 across the two matches on 5 June and 3 July 2018. Karen and Tony Hughes were a close second with a combined score of 116.22. Carol Benzie and Alex Lishkov were third with a total of 112.14.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2019 10:39 BST
New Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

The new Laws of Duplicate Bridge came into effect from 1 August 2017. Most changes will only affect the way the Directors rule on a particular matter, but because of this we strongly advise any player at Abingdon to call the Director if anything has gone wrong at your table.

The two biggest changes are to the way a claim or concession is handled, and the introduction of the concept of a comparable call which affects how bidding out of turn and insufficient bids are dealt with. Please click here for more details.

Last updated : 22nd Dec 2018 14:24 GMT