Release 2.19n
Oakfield Pairs League

Our new BBO league started week commencing Monday 25th May and will last approximately 3 months. Each pair will play every other pair. You play one match each week, with the time and date being mutually agreed with your opponents. 

The closing date for entrants has passed so good luck to all the pairs. If you have any queries please email Bob at 


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Championship Teams
Championship Teams

Well done to Raisa, Jennifer, Joan and Mildred who won the Ian Hazlehurst Trophy at our Championship Teams Event on Tuesday 29 October.

Ten teams took part and a big thank you is due to Bob for his hard work in organising the event.

Swiss Pairs
Swiss Pairs

On Monday 25 November, instead of our usual duplicate pairs we will be playing a 'Swiss Pairs' competition.

The card play is the same but the movement is different. each pair will be playing five matches against a different pair each time and teams will move up or down the room for their next match.

It is an interesting movement and results are displayed at the end of each round.  

The Ian Hazlehurst Memorial Trophy
The Ian Hazlehurst Memorial Trophy

The inter club trophy match between Huddersfield and Oakfield in memory of Ian Hazlehurst took place on 15 August 2019 at Huddersfield. Four teams from each club took part and Huddersfield were the winners this year. We hope to recapture the shield next year!


Well Done to our Competition Winners 2018-2019

See photos below with Trophies presented by Shirley Gowers our club Chair.

Congratulations to all this years winners.

The Monday and Tuesday Leagues
The Monday and Tuesday Leagues

Both the Monday and Tuesday Leagues for 2018-19 were won by John Attree and Peter Allison with an average of 57.9 (Monday) and 56 (Tuesday)

The Wednesday League
The Wednesday League

The Wednesday League for 2018-2019 was won by Ian Robson and Rod Smith with an average of 59.8. 

Most Improved Beginner
Most Improved Beginner

Chris Chamberlain received the award for the most improved beginner.Presented by Elaine our club Secretary.

We are playing Mondays and Wednesdays on BBO at 1pm
Hand of the Week 13 July 29 Board 18

How do you think this hand should be bid?

 How would you bid this hand?


   If you would like to continue "Hand of the Week" e mail me at 

          You can then recieve a weekly download onto your PC or iPad showing a more in depth look at each hand. 


10th Anniversary Duplicate
10th Anniversary Duplicate
EBU Annual Masterpoints Winner 2019
EBU Annual Masterpoints Winner 2019

Great news Mark Boothroyd has been awarded the Annual Masterpoint Prize (District Masters) from the EBU for 2019 in the Isle of Man.

He reached a total of 1228 points which was almost double that of the second placed person. Well Done Mark. Please do not embarass him by asking him how he will be spending his winnings!



In the continuing circumstances your committee have decided to keep our club closed until further notice. We do hope you have been able to play a game in our Oakfield on line at BBO sessions launched with great success on 22 April and are perhaps also tuning in to the Bernard Magee sessions on YouTube.  We hope you and your families all remain well during this worrying time.

The EBU has published a message from the chairman regarding advice and steps to take. Please use the following link to find the details -


The Netherwood Hotel has now closed with uncertainty surrounding the reopening and our ability to safely attend.  Therefore, the dates for the bridge weekend have now been changed to the weekend of 25-27 June 2021.  We need to know who would like to attend this weekend, regardless of whether you were due to attend the cancelled weekend or not. Therefore, can all members please email Sheila at indicating whether they wish to attend the rearranged weekend or not.  If you are in contact with any Oakfield members can you please pass on the above information.

The White Hart is, of course, also closed.  We will rebook the dinner when we are confident it is safe to do so.  


Welcome to Oakfield Bridge Club
Welcome to Oakfield Bridge Club
Oakfield Bridge Club extends a warm welcome to both new and experienced players.  We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and within easy reach of Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Halifax, Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Ashton-Under-Lyne. 
There are duplicate pairs sessions on Tuesdays at 7pm and on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm. Please could players be in their seats 5 minutes prior to the start of play.
Table money is £2.50 for members and £3.50 for non-members. Club membership costs £5 per year.
We operate a host system at all our sessions, so you can turn up on your own and be sure of a game. People can also volunteer to be a "host" and, should you not be needed at that session, you will receive a free entry for the next time you play. Anyone, no matter what their ability, may act as a host.


All sessions are held at the

Masonic Hall,138 High St,
Uppermill,Saddleworth,Lancashire,OL3 6BT


Do come along, whatever your level of experience and ability - you will always be made very welcome.

Charity Afternoon Tea Fundraiser
Charity Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

At our Charity Afternoon Tea fundraiser on Monday 17 February 2020 we raised a total of £460 in aid of MAGGIES.

The cheque was presented by Shirley and Elaine to Tom Hall representing the Charity.

Afternoon Tea 2020
Afternoon Tea 2020
Afternoon Tea 2020
Afternoon Tea 2020
Annual General Meeting

Our 9th AGM was held on Monday 29th April 2019.

The following Officers were re-elected  -

Chairperson      Shirley Gowers

Secretary          Elaine McKinstry

Treasurer       Angela Harrison, also liaises with outside agencies re lettings and charities. 

and the following Committee members were elected  

Lynda Grundy  has responsibility for publicity 

Sheila Nolan  has responsibility for hospitality and our DVD loan scheme

Phil Tomlinson  has responsibility for managing the host system

In addition the following positions were reconfirmed

Rod Smith        General Data Protection and Membership

John Attree       Web site and IT support

Thank you to all who attended.

Following the AGM Bob Mercer kindly agreed to continue organising events.


10th Anniversary Celebrations 2020 - Bridge Weekend
10th Anniversary Celebrations 2020 - Bridge Weekend

All members are invited to join us for the club's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

at The Netherwood Hotel & Spa - Grange over Sands

Bridge Weekend on 22 and 23rd May 2020

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from £190

Please see Sheila or Lynda


Celebration Dinner  - The dinner will be held on Tuesday 5th May at the White Hart, Lydgate.  The costs will be £20, this will include a welcome drink, a three-course dinner, coffee and chocolates, wine at the table and entertainment.

Lockdown Walks
Lockdown Walks
Bernard Magee Tutorial
Join Bernard Magee for his live
broadcasts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00am

 Bernard is continuing to give live broadcasts which are free and which are a combination of a seminar, quizzes, chat and information.

If you receive Mr Bridge emails then there are links and further information to be found in  his mail.

For those that want to fully engage with Bernard's talks it is recommended that you subscribe to the youtube channel. This allows you to respond to questions during the broadcast and ask questions too.

Good viewing and good luck.

Playing Bridge On Line

Dear Members if you would like to play a game of bridge on line then please see the following from the EBU Chief Exec.

Please click on the "information about these games" link below for more information.

"I am delighted to tell you that the online games with master points that we are running on Bridgebase Online at 7.30pm and 9.00pm have been going well and appreciated by the players, so we have arranged to hold them in the afternoons too, at 2pm and at 3.30pm, starting today Thursday 19 March.  Further information about these games is available on our website.

Kind Regards, 


Gordon Rainsford
Chief Executive"

Children in Need
Children in Need

Our Annual Children in Need Charity Fundraiser in 2019 raised a fantastic £835 well done to everyone involved. Dave Pearson won first raffle prize and carried off the Hamper.

Diary Page

Our calendar of events for 2020 -  

Closed until further notice





Hosting Sessions

Please sign up to volunteer to host a session if you possibly can. The sessions below already have a host as indicated.

(PS It's free to play if you are the host and, if you are not required, you will receive a 'free play' voucher to be used at any future session)

Keep an eye on the Notice Board as some sessions may 'fall through the net' and not be covered.

Please add your name to the hosts section on the club notice board and/or send an email copied to John Attree ( and Phil Tomlinson ( Alternatively phone John on 07900974543 or Phil on 01457875611 to allow the website to be updated.

w/b  Monday Tuesday Wednesday
10-Feb Ernie Phil
17-Feb Angie
24-Feb Alf Sheila John
2-March Bob Shirley Lynda
9-March Bob Carolyn Lynda
16-March Barbara   Angie
23-March     Peter
6- April      
The 70% Club

This list includes all those pairs who have achieved a 70% or more score from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Name                               Date      Score 

P.Allison/J.Attree                9/4       70.8 

M.Boothroyd/V.McDermott  13/5     74.3

M.Boothroyd/V.McDermott  22/5     72.2

R.Smith/E.McKinstry          25/6      72.9

P.Allison/J.Attree               29/7      73.2

J.Capper/D.Harding           31/7      70.8

P.Allison/J.Attree                2/9       72.2

M.Boothroyd/V.McDermott 11/9     70.8

B.Mercer/C.Chamberlain    23/10   73.7

E.McKinstry/B.Mercer        22/12   72.2

J.Attree/L.Grundy                8/1    76.4

J.Attree/L.Grundy              12/2    71.8

M.Boothroyd/V.McDermott 24/2    71.4

L.Grundy/E.McKinstry          2/3     75.6

Wednesday Pairs
Scorer: IDM / CC
Monday Pairs
Scorer: IDM / CC
Wednesday Pairs
Scorer: IDM / CC
Monday Pairs
Scorer: IDM / CC