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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/

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.

Books available

Free Bridge Books

Mike Brown has a number of Bridge Books that are surplus to requirements and is offering them free to anyone who is prepared to collect them from his home. The books, all in good condition, are:-

            The New Complete Book of Bridge.      Ron Klinger

            100 Tips for Better Bridge.                      Paul Mendelson

            Competitive Bidding                                  Jeremy Flint & Richard Sharp

            25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know.      Barbara Seagram

            The ABC of Contract Bridge.                   Ben Cohen & Rhoda Lederer

            All about Acol.                                             Ben Cohen & Rhoda Lederer

            Bridge Quiz Book.                                      Bernard Magee

            Test Your Card Play.                                  Hugh Kelsey

            Test Your Card Reading.                           Hugh Kelsey

            Precision (Club) Bidding for Everyone. Charles Goren & C. Wei

Also available are the following ‘Bridge For All’ books for those interested in teaching bridge (or those just starting out) :-

            Book Two Continuing Bridge

            Really Easy Play with Trumps.   

            Really Easy Bidding.

            Polish Up Your Play – Both Teachers and Students Workbooks.

and

Two sets of Plastic Wallets, one a set of 32, used but in good condition, and an unused set of 12, all contain used but still usable playing cards.

and

Three unused flip charts, 40 sheets, A1 size.

If you are interested in any of the above, please give Mike a call on 850135.

REALBRIDGE WITH WANTAGE BC

ATTENTION

From Thursday 1st December, for a 3 month trial period, we will be alternating Thursday evening online sessions with Wantage Bridge Club.

On 1st December we will be supporting their RealBridge session and there will be no Blewbury BBO session that evening.

The following Thursday we will be playing the normal Blewbury BBO session, supported by Wantage Bridge Club. Thereafter sessions will run at Wantage and Blewbury online alternately.

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 12th, January 26th, February 9th, February 23rd.

Future Dates for Blewbury BBO sessions -  January 5th, January 19th, February 2nd, February 16th.

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

Blewbury Bridge Club regular events

Our programme of regular Blewbury Bridge Club sessions from Monday 4th April 2022 is as follows

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

Thursday evenings, 7.00pm - Club session online on BBO alternating with RealBridge with Wantage Bridge Club from 1st December 2022

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

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

ABINGDON SWISS PAIRS

ABINGDON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

Presents a

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Event

On

Sunday February 19 2023 at 1.30 p.m.

At

Abingdon Community Service Centre

Audlett Drive, Abingdon OX14 3DG

7 x 7 board rounds

Entrance strictly limited to 20 tables

Quality Tea is provided

Cost: £15.00 per player (pay on the day)

Entries to: Keith Sadler (keithsadlr@aol.com)

Covid-19 Precautions for F2F bridge

1) Please do not attend if you have cold-like symptoms. It would also be useful if participants could carry out a lateral flow test on the day they attend (and obviously not attend if positive!)

2) Only those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should attend.

3) Ventilation will be from open windows and doors.

4) Facemasks will be voluntary - but do please use one if you feel safer that way.

5) Please do NOT use oil-based hand sanitizer. The club will supply alcohol-based sanitizer which will reduce the risk of grease transferring from the cards to the dealing machine, which would cause problems.

6) However, we would ask everyone to regularly use the sanitizer, at the start of the evening and between each round.

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 2023 - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

Dates for February 2023 - 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.

Relaxed pace

Fewer Hands

Expert advice on hand if needed

Plenty of Chat!

bring a bottle if you wish!

FUNBRIDGE LADDER - JANUARY 2023

Player

Played

%age

Position

BuilderA

9

60.53

1

TulipDowney

9

57.77

2

Fever-sham#

8

55.09

3

hunkyone

7

50.10

4

Veete

7

48.70

5

Abrams

2

46.36

6

Serpx2

5

45.06

7

Katya7

5

42.62

8

WalkerA

9

39.01

9

 

NOVICES' FUNBRIDGE - JANUARY 2023

Player

Played

%age

Position

Unejad.

1

59.17

1

Katya7

2

51.59

2

                 Serpx2

3

50.09

3

WalkerA

3

49.91

4

abrams

3

49.44

5

Veete

2

44.59

6

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

Richard Brodie

ergamenes@gmail.com

01235 851092

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 11th October

are now posted on the News page of the website

 

Results
BBO Pairs
Scorer: Michael Allen
Ladder
Ladder
BBO Pairs
Scorer: Michael Allen
Calendar
7th Feb 2023
HCapInd
9th Feb 2023
Realbridge at Wantage
14th Feb 2023
Ladder
16th Feb 2023
BBO Pairs