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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Central Pairs 3rd and 9th of (607) in National Competition

♠   Central Pairs 3rd and 9th (607) in National Competition   ♣ 


In the EBU SIMS on Tuesday, 1st October, Patricia Hedges and Helen Hannay finished 3rd of 607 pairs.

Roger and Nina Marshall were ninth.

Central is delighted and congratulates them on their fine performances.

Picture (from left): Nina, Roger, Helen and Patricia.

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Central Pairs 3rd and 9th of (607) in National Competition
Central Yarnton Bridge Club Raises Money for Maggie's Cancer Charity
Central Yarnton Bridge Club Raises Money for Maggie's Cancer Charity

♠   Central Yarnton Bridge Club Raises Money for Maggie's Cancer Charity  ♣ 


Thanks to the generosity of the Men's Pairs and Women's Pairs competing over the green baize at Central Yarnton Bridge Club on Thurs 29/3/1018, the club's chairman and raffle manager was able to hand over a donation of £205.00 to Maggie's at Oxford's Churchill Hospital that offers help to cancer patients and their families.

A similar donation was made in 2016.



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Crystal Bowl Presented to John Rowe
Crystal Bowl Presented to John Rowe

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Crystal Bowl presented to John Rowe.  Click here to see full article.

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New Teaching Table

♠   New Teaching Table  ♣ 

David Bygott teaching on Tuesday.

Central Yarnton Bridge Club Teaching Table

'Crystal' bowl presented to John Rowe

♠  'Crystal' bowl presented to John Rowe  ♣ 

Crystal Trophy presented to John Rowe

The Crystal bowl,  in memory of Crystal, a former member of the club, was this year presented to John Rowe by our club secretary Mo.

The presentation was to say a big thank you for all the time he has spent directing the Just Play games and computerising the scoring system which gives the members instant access to their game results.

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David Bygott wins Oxford Men's Pairs

♠  David Bygott wins Oxford Men's Pairs  ♣

Central Yarnton Chairman David Bygott, with his partner, won the Oxford Men's Pairs Competition by a substantial margin on Wednesday, 29th November 2017

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Central Yarnton 'Nicko Cup'

♠  Central Yarnton 'Nicko Cup' ♣ 

This years' competition is about to start.

Last year, Central Yarnton's team got to the last 16 of the 'Nicko' Plate : The competition is a National event with clubs from all over the country competing.

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♠  Ameena Ahmad and David Bygott at the County's Annual General Meeting collecting the trophy won by Central Yarnton Bridge Club.  

Players enjoying a Tuesday morning game!

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Simultaneous Pairs: Night of the Stars

A Simultaneous Pairs




Central Yarnton Bridge Club


linked with London’s

Night of the Stars


In aid of

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Alzheimer’s Research UK



Play in…

Yarnton Village Hall

The Paddocks, Yarnton



Play the same hands, the same night as

Andrew Robson, Boye Brogeland, Tony Forrester, Paul Hackett, Zia Mahmood and dozens more stars



25 February 2016


Play due to start at 7.15 pm


Table money £7


Large Free Car Park


Questions/Queries Please RingJonathan on 077666 21710

'NICKO' Team Wins!
'NICKO' Team Wins!

♠ Central's NICKO' team after the match on 27th January 2017  


 County Men's Pairs Chamionship ♣ 

♠ County Ladies' Pairs Chamionship 

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27th October 2016  
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Prize: £100 per event plus side-prizes!

Entry fee - £5.00 per person
Including tea and biscuits
Payable on the day of the event

Please submit your entry by 18th October 2016 via the link on the OBA website at:

to take place at:

Central Yarnton Bridge Club
Yarnton Village Hall

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♠ 7.15 pm for 7.20pm 
♠ Large free car park 
♠ Queries, please ring Jonathan on 07766 621710 or David Bygott (Chairman) on 01865 556256 
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Some successes enjoyed by Oxfordshire players (not all of them Central Yarnton members) include..

♠ January 2015 

In the Monday heat of the British Winter Sim Pairs at Summertown BC, Bridget Watson & John Spencer came top N/S while Peter Russell & David Bygott were top E/W. Nationally, Peter & David came 2nd out of 946 pairs (at 54 clubs) while Bridget & John were 19th.

In the Wednesday heat of the British Winter Sim Pairs at Wallingford BC, Peter Finbow & Martin Neal came top. Nationally they were 3rd out of 986 pairs (at 59 clubs).

On 22 January 2015 at Central Yarnton BC Pat Lewis and Miriam Seaver bid and made a grand slam for the second time within a week. Wow!

On 25 January 2015 at Oxford BC Diana Thorne and Cherie Lusher won the Beck Salver by a handsome margin.

 January 2016♣ 

At Oxford BC on Jan 2016 Peter & Diana won the Wnnie Ling Trophy (63.68%) with David Bygott & Holly Kilpatrick 4th (56.46%).


Night of the Stars 2015


On 26 February 2015 at Central Yarnton Bridge Club 18 pairs enjoyed a friendly session of tough bridge that raised £205 for four charities: Maggie's, Mencap, React & the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Thank you to everyone who helped chairman David Bygott to organise the event to Annabel Wade (of Olives and Canapes) for the nibbles to those who kindly donated raffle prizes, including Brotherton's Brasserie of Woodstock and ScottFraser, estate agent and of course to all of the players who came to support this charity event.

Top North/ South pair was Norman Gascoyne with Begbroke's Peter Finbow,
while Jaap Hoek and Cliff Pavelin were the top East/West pair.

For more details visit our Results page.


'Just Play' Bridge Game

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Central Yarnton Bridge Club

Yarnton Village Hall

The Paddocks




9.50am seated for 10.00am


(You do not need a partner)


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Coffee from 9.40 am

Bridge 10.00 am to 12.00 noon


Cost £3 Each Session

Large Free Car Park


Questions/Queries Please Ring

♠   Jonathan on 077666 21710  ♣