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The website was updated to a new version on 7th January 2014.

Members, please contact the club secretary with comments and suggestions for improvement of the website.

Welcome to Goring & Streatley Bridge Club
Return to the Village Hall

Should circumstances permit, it is planned to return to face-to-face bridge in the Village Hall from Monday Sep 27th

Chiltern Bridge League Elimination Pairs

Eight pairs from the Club qualified for the final of the Elimination Pairs competition of the Chiltern Bridge League

There were 44 entries from 7 local bridge clubs. Three of our pairs did exceptionally well

Graeme Pearce and Tony Harris came 5th

Gerry Parker and Giles Phillips came 7th

Tony Hedge and John Stanforth came 8th

Congratulations to them.

Berks and Bucks Competitions

 

The Berks and Bucks Contract Bridge Association have been in touch. They offer every bridge player in Berks & Bucks as many varied opportunities as possible to play, so the County has been holding a fortnightly Saturday pairs session on BBO since May 2020.  We recently started holding this event on RealBridge and players seem to really enjoy being able to see each other and have a little chat between rounds.  

Our next Saturday RealBridge event will be held this Saturday 20th March at 2.30.   

Sunday 25th April at 1.30 p.m. - Senior Pairs for the Directors Cup on BBO

Sunday 16th May at 1.30 p.m. – Mixed Pairs and Flitch on BBO

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June at 11 a.m. – Green Pointed Weekend of Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs on RealBridge

More details at  https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwop/bw.cgi?club=bbcba&pid=display_home

 

Chiltern Bridge League; Teams of 8 Competition 2020-2021

The club entered the Chiltern Bridge League teams of 8 Competiition which is being held virtually using BBO. The Club has been less successful than usual having lost two matches heavily and two others by the narrowest of margins. There is one match to come.

Awards at the 2020 AGM

At the recent AGM, held virtually on Monday 1st June 2020, winners of the competitions held in 2019-2020 were announced.

Anniversary Cup:-  Elizabeth Parkinson and Keith Hawkins

Handicap Pairs (McLeman Cup):-  Bob Channer and Joe Swift

Individual Cup:-  Keith Hawkins

Pairs Cup:-  Ian Hodkinson and Peter Bowles

Tozer Trophy:-  Eric and Gill Vickers

President's Shield:-  Giles Phillips

Congratulations to all 

Andrew Robson Evening

Andrew Robson, Bridge Correspondent of The Times made his annual visit to the Bridge Club on  March 9th. 84 members and guests attended and had a very enjoyable and informative evening. Andrew was on top form and covered three main topics  a). Responder; b). Weak Twos (playing and defending against); and c). Golden Cards. (not how many points you have but where they are). Andrew provided well designed illustrative hands, which attendees sometimes bid and played correctly. Andrew's lightness of touch was particularly welcome and hopefully attendees will be able to put his ideas into practice in future sessions. The good news is that Andrew will be back next year.

 

Coming Events

The Summer Party (for charity) held in the Sailing Club will be on Monday 20th July. The Committee will propose their choice of charity to the AGM which is now on April 6 th.

Happy New Year

Bridge Club members enjoyed their Christmas Party on Monday 16th December.  The 44 attendees were provided with mulled wine on arrival. Then excellent food was provided by members and enjoyed by all. The evening was completed with 12 hands of bridge. Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the evening. Seasons Greetings to all members and friends of the club.

Children in Need - SIMS pairs

On Monday Nov 11th, the club played the SIMS pairs.  The Club raised £ 177 for Children in Need thanks to the generosity of players who contributed well above the usual table money. Thanks to all.

New Improved System for finding a Partner

 

Details of the “Find a Partner” option are now shown via the left hand menu.

SIMS results

 Results from Monday July 23rd are now posted. Diana and Alun came first in the Bridge Club results and also came 8th overall out of 1054 participants in the country with 66.91%. Well done to them. 

Elimination Pairs 2019

The Club entered the Elimination Pairs Competition of the Chiltern Bridge League. 23 pairs played in the final on May 1st including four pairs from Goring and Streatley. The competition was won by Jack Calder and Michael Drew for the second year running. Congratulations to them.

Awards at the AGM

 

At the recent AGM, cups were awarded to the winners of the various competitions.

Golden Anniversary Cup:    Jack Calder and Michael Drew

Handicap Pairs (McLeman Trophy):   Bob Channer and Joe Swift

Pairs Competition:  Alan Hughes and Martin Neal

Presidents Trophy:  Elizabeth Parkinson

Tozer Trophy: Diana Marriott and Alun Hughes

Individual Competition:  Martin Neal

Teams Competition:  Alan Stephenson, Chris Sanders, Ian Hodkinson and Peter Bowles  

The AGM minutes are available under Information (left hand menu)

 

Awards at the AGM
Chiltern Bridge League Competitions

The Club entered a team in the Chiltern Bridge League Teams of 8 competition and obtained mixed results. We played 7 matches, winning 4 and losing 3. We beat Burnham (who won the competition), Reading A, Reading B and Caversham Park, but lost to Loddon Vale, Newbury A and Newbury B. We also had two entries in the Teams of 4 competition who both finished with winning records in second and fourth place.

Quack, Quack

Andrew Robson, the Bridge Correspondent of the Times made his annual visit to the Club on Monday Feb 11th. The Village Hall was full with 16 tables of members and guests. His main topic was how to bid (and play successfully) with Six Beautiful Shapes, namely 5-5, 6-4, 6-5, 4-4-4-1, 5-4-3-1 and 7-5. The talk was illustrated with exciting hands and players did their best to bid and make several games and slams. He finished the evening with two hands illustrating that Queens and Jacks (quacks) are useful in deciding whether to defend or sacrifice. The audience was enthusiastic and hopefully will be able to put his advice into practice in forthcoming evenings.

 

About Our Club
About Our Club

Goring & Streatley Bridge Club is a small and friendly club that meets once a week to play competitive (ie duplicate) bridge. We normally have about 12 tables each time we meet and play in Goring Village Hall on most Mondays in the year. We start playing at 7.30pm and aim to finish by 10.30pm, having played 24 hands. Our players mostly come from the twin villages of Goring and Streatley, and from the neighbouring towns and villages such as Pangbourne, Upper Basildon, Whitchurch and Wallingford.

We welcome visitors at any time of the year, and, in summer, we are particularly pleased to see bridge players who are enjoying a boating holiday on the River Thames. Goring Village Hall is situated 100 yards from the River Thames that separates the villages of Goring and Streatley in the picturesque Goring Gap (see picture above). If you do intend to pay us a visit please let the club secretary know beforehand. The club secretary's telephone number is published on the 'Committee' page on this website.

 

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION

The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. EBU Masterpoints are awarded at most Club evenings and will be credited directly.

The Club participates in EBU/BGB Simultaneous Pairs events in July, September and January.

The Club is also a member of the Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association. Details of County Events are posted on the Club noticeboard.

Results
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Duplicate
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
Calendar
27th Sep 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Director: Oliver Cohan
Scorer: Martin Neal
4th Oct 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
11th Oct 2021
EBU Autumn Sims Pairs
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
18th Oct 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
25th Oct 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
1st Nov 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
8th Nov 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal
15th Nov 2021
Duplicate
Bridge Base On-Line 7.30pm
Scorer: Martin Neal