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Please see the EBU poster about upcoming competitions through this link

https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/competitions/EBU-Congress.png

DATA PROTECTION
Membership forms are available which help the club comply with its obligations under the new Data Protection Regulations. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to sign one there are copies available on club nights - please do ask the Director for one. If playing as a visitor there are separate, simpler forms available - one for those who are already EBU members and another for those who are not.
In the event that you decline to sign the new form, but continue to play at the club anyway, your agreement to the contents of the form will be inferred. 
Oxfordshire Bridge Association

A link to the OBA website is

 https://www.bridgewebs.com/oba/

OBA County Pairs

Oxfordshire Bridge Association is changing the format for 2024 to generate more entries and interest. Any club pairs duplicate in the weeks commencing 19th November, 3rd December or 7th January entitle pairs with 50% or more to play in one of three County Pairs Semifinals. For players whose clubs do not have a regular pairs duplicate or for pairs unable to play in their own club heats (players should only play in their own club heats) there is a County Heat on Thursday 30th November (RealBridge) open to all. The  semifinal dates are Thursday 1st February 7pm, Sunday 11th February 2pm, Monday 19th February 7pm (24-26 boards, MPs at National Scale)  on Realbridge. In proportion to players in each semifinal there will be a 10 table final on Sunday 17th March 2pm (38 boards, Green points awarded).  

See below for links to various upcoming OBA events.

DATES FOR OXFORDSHIRE COMPETITIONS 2023-2024

Sun 5 Nov 2023        Handicap pairs

Thu 30 Nov 2023      County Pairs Heat

Sun 3 Dec 2023        Swiss Pairs Championship

Thu 1st Feb 2024      \

Sun 11 Feb 2024       County Pairs Semis

Mon 19 Feb 2024      /

Sun 17 Mar 2024      County Pairs Final

Sun 5 May 2024       Swiss Pairs (Junior Fundraising)

Sun 16 June 2024    Mixed Pairs

Sat/Sun 17/18 Aug 2024  Congress (Abingdon School F2F)

Website: www.bridgewebs.com/oba/

Welcome to Blewbury Bridge Club
Welcome
Welcome

Welcome to Blewbury Bridge Club. We normally play in the Vale Room at Blewbury Village Hall, and also on-line on Thursday evenings.  The club plays duplicate bridge on Tuesdays, with a Social Duplicate Bridge evening on Fridays - both events start at 7.30pm prompt (please arrive by 7.20pm). Visitors are always warmly welcomed.

We also run Funbridge sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - please contact the Chairman for further details.

Masterpoint Promotions

Congratulations to the following members who achieved EBU Masterpoint Promotions in January 2024

Malcolm Cochrane - 4 Star Master

REALBRIDGE WITH WANTAGE BC

ATTENTION

 Blewbury Bridge Club online sessions are now on the Realbridge platform every fortnight (see the Calendar alongside this post for the link to log in), alternating with Wantage Bride Club, who kindly invite us to join them on those nights - a similar link is on the Wantage website to log in to their session. It is important that, for visitors or those at wantage bride club who have not played with us before, we have your name and EBU number. These should be forwarded to Dermot Paddon at djmp99@gmail.com. For payment details please see panel below.

If you wish to play in the Wantage sessions your details will need to be forwarded to the Wantage Club for them to register you - please contact the Blewbury Chairman for this to be actioned.

Future Dates for Wantage Realbridge sessions - January 11th and 25th, February 8th and 22nd

Future Dates for Blewbury Realbridge online sessions - January 4th and 19th, February 1st, 15th, 29th

Requests for further details and other enquiries to the Chairman, please

ONLINE PAYMENTS

For Blewbury Bridge Club sessions on Realbridge, payments should be made directly to the Club’s bank account. Naturally, you will not need to pay for each session separately, but will be able to pay a lump sum (say £5, £10 or £20 for instance) as a credit which will gradually deplete as you play sessions.

Table money will be £1.50 per session for Realbridge. We will monitor funds received against sessions paid regularly.

Note that table money for our F2F sessions, both Tuesdays and Fridays, is collected in the same way, at £2.50 per session.

The club's bank account details are as follows

Account name : Blewbury Bridge Club

Sort Code : 40 19 35

Account number : 21305107

It is also necessary to use a reference with the payment that identifies who you are and the purpose of the payment, to distinguish from receipts from other Members or from yourself for other purposes such as subscriptions. So, in the 'reference' line of your BACS transfer, please enter the following

First two characters: TM

Next six characters: Membership number – your EBU number

Final characters: Your surname (or as many letters at the start of your surname that will fit in the remainder of the bank’s reference)

Please leave spaces between these three pieces of information.

Example: TM 405145 Allen will be the reference for me.

Single payments to cover both Blewbury F2F and Realbridge sessions are acceptable.

If you are making transfers from the same bank account to cover more than one Member, please make separate transfers with the relevant Member number reference and surname.

If anyone is unable to use this type of payment method, please contact me, the Chairman, and we can make alternative arrangements.

Blewbury Bridge Club regular events

Our programme of regular Blewbury Bridge Club sessions is as follows

Tuesday evenings - F2F bridge in the Vale Room at the Village Hall - 7.30pm

Friday evenings - F2F Social Bridge sessions in the Vale Room at the Village Hall, to be confirmed weekly in advance by email - inform the Chairman if you would like to be included on the circulation list.

Thursday evenings, 7.00pm - Club session online on Realbridge, from 26 October 2023, alternating with RealBridge with Wantage Bridge Club 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10.30am-10.30pm - Club Funbridge sessions

Fridays, 10.30am-10.30pm - Club Novices Funbridge session.

SOCIAL BRIDGE

The long-awaited return of the very popular

FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL BRIDGE

 - most Fridays in the Vale Room from 7.30pm.

Dates for January - 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Dates for February - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

please inform the Chairman if you wish to attend, on

michael.allen47@btinternet.com

Relaxed pace

Fewer Hands

Expert advice on hand if needed

Plenty of Chat!

bring a bottle if you wish!

FUNBRIDGE LADDER - JANUARY 2024

Player

Played

%age

Position

BuilderA

9

62.02

1

TulipDowney

10

57.84

2

Fever-sham#

6

53.53

3

hunkyone

4

45.55

4

Katya7

9

41.29

5

WalkerA

10

40.67

6

Serpx2

2

39.53

7

 

NOVICES' FUNBRIDGE - JANUARY 2024

Player

Played

%age

Position

TulipDowney

1

58.33

1

hunkyone

1

53.33

2

               WalkerA

2

52.60

3

Katya7

2

46.11

4

abrams

1

41.11

5

EBU Diaries

A diary is circulated to all eligible members each year with the August magazine. Eligibility is based on having sufficient magazine points in July of that year.

Any changes to the information which is printed in the diary is listed on our diary changes page.

Since August 2019, if you wish to receive a copy of the diary you will need to opt in even if you previously received it. The best and easiest way to opt-in is by changing the setting on your account on My EBU. Click on 'Account' in the top right corner, select 'My Details', and then in the 'Account Settings' section of the page, under the 'Magazine/Diary Preference' option use the drop down list to choose your preferred setting.

Competitions
Competitions

The Club runs various competitions through the playing year, which starts on 1st. November, as follows

Tom Le Cren Cup - Tuesday Ladder for Men

Marjorie Le Cren Cup - Tuesday Ladder for Women

Pari Parsu Cup - Tuesday Handicap Pairs

Blewbury Bridge Club Cup - Tuesday Handicap Individual

There is also an annual prize for the Most Improved Player.

Tthe Club enters a team in the Wessex League.

As at 1st November 2022, the following competitions remain suspended, while Thursday events continue on-line with insufficient numbers to justify running a competition:-

Roy East Cup - Thursday Individual Handicap Ladder

The Bird Salver - Thursday Pairs Handicap Ladder

PARTNERSHIP HOST

If you are in need of a partner to play in one of the Club's bridge nights, please contact

Michael Allen

michael.allen47@btinternet.com

and your request will be circulated to the membership

 

Darkness

Please note that Blewbury is a 'Dark' Village - by choice we do not have street lights.

Therefore, particularly after dark in the winter months, the car park outside the Village Hall can be very dark and surfaces not necessarily level and secure for walking.

It is therefore advisable for members to use a torch when making their way to/from their cars before and after bridge sessions.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MINUTES

for the Club's AGM held on

Tuesday 10th October 2023

are now posted on the News page of the website

 

Results
HCap Pairs
Scorer: Michael Allen
Social
Scorer: Michael Allen
Blewbury Realbridge Pairs
Director: Liz Woodhouse
Scorer: Liz Woodhouse
Ladder
Scorer: Michael Allen
Calendar
22nd Feb 2024
Realbridge at Wantage
27th Feb 2024
Ladder
29th Feb 2024
Blewbury Realbridge Pairs
5th Mar 2024
HCapInd