Central Yarnton Bridge Club
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Tournaments are now Tuesdays and Thursdays on RealBridge Online starting at 9:45am. Come and join us!

We are also running 12-board supported game in the hall every Tuesday starting at 10:00am

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Welcome to Central Yarnton Bridge Club
Welcome to Central Yarnton Bridge Club

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Central Yarnton Bridge Club

Let's Play Bridge

Central Yarnton Bridge Club (CYBC), near Oxford, is a sociable Bridge Club that aims to facilitate relaxed and friendly bridge sessions for people of varying ability.  The Club welcomes new members and provides opportunity for improvers and the more experienced player who want to learn more about bridge. New members and visitors are welcomed.

The Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Yarnton Village Hall, The Paddocks, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, OX5 1TE.  The Hall is fully accessible with car parking provided on site.  

Coffee, tea and biscuits are available from 9.40am. We like to start play at 10am promptly, the sessions end at 12.00 - 12.15pm approximately.

We aim to play 18 boards of ‘Duplicate Bridge’ on a Tuesday morning but this is dependent on number of members attending.

Duplicate Bridge is facilitated on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Thursday morning sessions are less formal and played at a slower pace, making them ideal for newer players looking to learn to play bridge.

Game Options

Game optionsJust Play: 18 Boards Duplicate

Dependent on number of members attending 8 to 12 tables of Duplicate Bridge is facilitated on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.



Sitting Still Table

This group likes to play ‘Duplicate Bridge’ at its own pace, and to review the hands at the end of each board. Boards are computer dealt, and information on possible outcomes readily available for comparison!

The sitting still table group can also facilitate play for those returning to playing bridge or have sufficient grasp of the game to play but are not yet confident to play competitively. A great way for anyone looking

improve to learn bridge in more depth.


Tuition tableTuition Table

An ongoing programme of teaching to improve specific skills, aimed at both competent and the more experienced player takes place on a Tuesday morning. Sessions are led by Nigel Wilkes. The teaching table is managed alongside ‘playing tables’.


Nigel Wilkes & David Bygott

Tea and coffee

Annual membership: £10

Bridge Play:  £3 payable per session

Charge includes coffee, tea and biscuits.                  

The Club relies on members volunteering to set up the sessions and help with clearing up afterwards.

Learning Bridge

The Club is committed to enabling as many people as possible to learn and enjoy playing bridge.  However, due to numbers now attending the Club on a Tuesday morning we are unable to offer a programme for absolute beginners. There are a small number of local tutors who organise courses.  Several members of the Club have attended courses led by Francis Pike, in Cassington, and we would recommend them to anyone interesting in learning bridge in the Oxford area.

Coordinator:      Jonathan Price, mobile    07766 621710

Success for Central Yarnton Pair in National Bridge event

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In the EBU Children in Need event on Tuesday 9th November Hilary Dewey and her partner Andrew Wigmore managed to come 4th in a national event where there were 1073 pairs playing.   Because of Covid restrictions Andrew and Hilary have never met each other and started their partnership online during lockdown.  
We want to congratulate them on their success.
The photos above show our Club Director, John Rowe presenting Hilary with a bottle.  Andrew is in the adjoining photo.

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Announcement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

17th March 2020 


Dear Member 


You will all have received Mo’s email, based on the announcement made by the Prime Minister and Health Advisors asking that, in an effort to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus, individuals’ cease social contact in groups. We are therefore stopping the Tuesday and Thursday morning Bridge Club meetings for the foreseeable future. 


Over the last couple of years we have been pleased with the way the Club has developed and from the feedback we have received we are aware that the Club has become an important social event for many of you, a viewpoint we share.  We regret having had to take this action but know that you will all be able to appreciate that we have no other option.    


We hope that you will all be able to practice your bridge play at home with family and close friends and return to the Club later in the year when we are given the ‘all clear’, more proficient than ever.  There are several applications that can be downloaded to enable you to play bridge on-line; we are aware that a number of members use ‘No Fear Bridge’ which you might find useful.  The EBU’s website also has helpful information regarding play during this difficult time. 


Our intention is to resume meetings when advised that it is safe to do so without placing any of our members at risk and will aim to inform you whenever we are in a position to do so.  In the meantime we hope to keep the Club’s website updated so please peruse on a regular basis. 


Take care of yourselves and keep well. 




Jonathan Price 

pp Central Yarnton Bridge  

Our Virtual Club - CYBC Online

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The‌ ‌‘Virtual’‌ ‌world‌ ‌of‌ ‌Central‌ ‌Yarnton‌ ‌Bridge‌ ‌Club‌ ‌


 ‌CYBC‌ ‌has‌ ‌now‌ ‌been‌ ‌online‌ ‌for‌ ‌4‌ ‌weeks.‌  ‌Lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌work‌ ‌behind‌ ‌the‌ ‌scenes‌ ‌was‌ ‌required‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌the‌ ‌club‌ up‌ ‌and‌ ‌running‌ ‌but‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌here‌ ‌now‌ ‌and‌ ‌loving‌ ‌every‌ ‌minute‌ ‌of‌ ‌it.‌  ‌Everyone‌ ‌had‌ ‌to‌ ‌register‌ ‌with‌ Bridgebase‌ ‌online‌ ‌and‌ ‌then‌ ‌buy‌ ‌their‌ ‌dollars,‌ ‌this‌ ‌was‌ ‌certainly‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌challenge.‌  ‌As‌ ‌lockdown‌ ‌continued‌ ‌we‌ ‌were‌ ‌all‌ ‌missing‌ ‌our‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌game‌ ‌of‌ ‌Bridge‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌many‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌members‌ ‌who‌ ‌were‌ ‌having‌ ‌to‌ ‌self-isolate‌ ‌they‌ ‌were‌ ‌all‌ ‌getting‌ ‌very‌ ‌bored‌ ‌being‌ ‌at‌ ‌home‌ ‌and‌ ‌mostly‌ ‌alone.‌  ‌Needless‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌there‌ ‌were‌ ‌teething‌ ‌problems,‌ ‌members‌ ‌had‌ ‌not‌ ‌submitted‌ ‌their‌ ‌usernames‌ ‌correctly‌ ‌or‌ ‌had‌ ‌changed‌ ‌them‌ ‌without‌ ‌telling‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌which‌ ‌resulted‌ ‌in‌ ‌them‌ ‌being‌ ‌blocked‌ ‌and‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌the‌ ‌game.‌ ‌Many‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌members‌ ‌were‌ ‌having‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌to‌ ‌grips‌ ‌with‌ ‌technology‌ ‌they‌ ‌had‌ ‌never‌ ‌used‌ ‌before.‌   ‌Our‌ ‌maiden‌ ‌game‌ ‌was‌ ‌with‌ ‌6‌ ‌tables‌ ‌but‌ ‌since‌ ‌then‌ ‌that‌ ‌number‌ ‌has‌ ‌now‌ ‌increased‌ ‌to‌ ‌an‌ ‌amazing‌ ‌12‌ ‌tables.‌ ‌ ‌


The‌ ‌feedback‌ ‌from‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌is‌ ‌very‌ ‌positive.‌  ‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌messaging‌ ‌service‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌game‌ ‌and‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌to‌ ‌wait‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌board‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌chat‌ ‌online‌ ‌with‌ ‌people‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌and‌ ‌haven’t‌ ‌seen‌ ‌now‌ ‌for‌ ‌several‌ ‌months.‌  ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌all‌ ‌very‌ ‌relaxed‌ ‌and‌ ‌friendly.‌  ‌Everyone‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌club‌ ‌is‌ ‌encouraged‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌and‌ ‌made‌ ‌welcome‌ ‌by‌ ‌all‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌meet‌ ‌up‌ ‌against.‌ ‌ ‌


At‌ ‌present‌ ‌we‌ ‌play‌ ‌18‌ ‌boards‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌Tuesday‌ ‌morning‌ ‌between‌ ‌10-12‌ ‌and‌ ‌we‌ ‌currently‌ ‌have‌ ‌16‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌per‌ ‌round‌ ‌of‌ ‌2‌ ‌boards.‌  ‌For‌ ‌some‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌too‌ ‌much‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌others‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌just‌ ‌enough.‌  ‌At‌ ‌CYBC‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌review‌ ‌this‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌regular‌ ‌basis‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌view‌ ‌to‌ ‌keeping‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌happy.‌  ‌We‌ ‌would‌ ‌not‌ ‌want‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌excluded‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌sake‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌couple‌ ‌of‌ ‌minutes.‌ ‌John‌ ‌Rowe‌ ‌was‌ ‌our‌ ‌director‌ ‌at‌ ‌Yarnton‌ ‌and‌ ‌has‌ ‌trained‌ ‌up‌ ‌so‌ ‌that‌ ‌he‌ ‌can‌ ‌continue‌ ‌directing‌ ‌our‌ ‌online‌ ‌game.‌  ‌We‌ ‌all‌ ‌know‌ ‌John‌ ‌are ‌very‌ ‌grateful‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌him‌ ‌on‌ ‌board‌ ‌and‌ ‌running‌ ‌our‌ ‌games.‌ ‌ ‌


 ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌would‌ ‌like‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌Tuesday‌ ‌morning‌ ‌with‌ ‌us‌ ‌then‌ ‌please‌ ‌send‌ ‌an‌ ‌email‌ ‌to‌ ‌Claire‌ ‌on‌ ‌‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌she‌ ‌will‌ ‌provide‌ ‌you‌ ‌with‌ ‌guidance‌ ‌on‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌part‌ ‌or‌ ‌get‌ ‌you‌ ‌a‌ ‌membership‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌friendly‌ ‌club‌ ‌so‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌play‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌us.‌


To read all our latest news....see them listed on the left menu under 'News Page'.

Welcome to our Club!
Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to Central Yarnton BC.

We are a friendly club based at Yarnton Village Hall.  See the map below and our location page for directions.

This web site has been created to give information about session dates and times, results of sessions, club news, lessons and more!

We have members from all over the Oxfordshire region and always welcome new faces!  If you are interested in joining, please get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Central Yarnton & Abingdon BC's -Thursday 29th September
Tuesday Pairs-Just Play 18
Scorer: Jonathan Price
Central Yarnton & Abingdon BC's -Thursday 22nd September
Tuesday Pairs-Just Play 18
Scorer: Jonathan Price
Central Yarnton & Abingdon BC's -Thursday 15th September
Tuesday PairsJust Play 18
Scorer: Jonathan Price
Central Yarnton & Abingdon BC's -Thursday 8th September
Tuesday Pairs-Just Play 18
Scorer: Jonathan Price