Central Yarnton Bridge Club
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Tournaments are now Face to Face in the hall on Tuesdays starting at 10am and Thursdays on RealBridge Online starting at 9:45am.

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

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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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Christmas Party 2022
A few hands of bridge
Another picture
Time to chat
A social lunch
More fun hands
Winners 3
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Pictures of everyone enjoying a few hands of Bridge and a bring and share lunch at our Christmas Party Dec 2022



Members met at the White House Pub, in Bladon to enjoy lunch and celebrate being able to meet again socially and catch up on Club news.


David Bygott, Chairman and Co-founder of CYBC presented Claire Johnson with the Club’s ‘Crystal’ bowl achievement award, at their celebratory lunch on 29th September. The award was given in recognition of Claire’s work and commitment to the successful continuation of the Club during the period of the pandemic. Club members thanked Claire for organising and co-ordinating on-line ‘Real Bridge.  This enabled members to continue to meet and play bridge, twice a week thereby maintaining playing skills, meeting other members and for some forming new partnerships.

Jonathan Price, Treasurer, presents Robin Jones with a bottle of champagne to thank him on behalf of the Club for organising the  ‘Celebratory Lunch ‘at the White House Pub, Bladon. The White House has recently become a community pub and CYBC enjoyed a first rate lunch in pleasant surroundings and wish the White House all success as it continues to serves the community that now owns it. Club members expressed their thanks to Robin who has had to reorganise the lunch several times due to the pandemic.
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

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
'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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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  

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  ♣