Release 2.19n
Online Thursday MP Pairs Duplicate
Director: Chris Dawe
Scorer: Chris Dawe
High Fives
Scorer: Chris Dawe
Online Thursday MP Pairs Duplicate
Scorer: John Rowe
OBA Thursday Teams
Director: David Emerson
13th Aug 2020
Online Thursday Cross IMPed Pairs
Oxford BC 19:00
Director: John Rowe
20th Aug 2020
Online Thursday MP Pairs Duplicate
BBO 19:00
Director: Kathy Talbot
27th Aug 2020
OBA Thursday Teams
Oxford BC 19:00
Director: David Emerson
3rd Sep 2020
OBA Thursday Teams
Oxford BC 19:00
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WHAT THE OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY ASSOCIATION DOES      (Clicking on the green highlighted words links to the appropriate page)

Regular online OBA sessions

OBA is now running regular online sessions on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.  Do join us. There is now no need to sign up for individual pairs events - just turn up. 

We act as a virtual club so before you play your first OBA game, you need to notify us of your BBO username, EBU number and name.  Anyone who has previously been blocked, please contact Kathy Talbot.

The programme is: first Thu MP pairs, director Chris Dawe; 2nd Thu Cross IMPed pairs, director John Rowe; Third Thu MP Pairs, director Kathy Talbot; Fourth Thu Teams, David Emerson. 

Getting a BBO Account & joining a duplicate         Instructions for purchasing BBO$ can be found here.

Registration for online teams Thursday 27 August.  New teams will be accepted if that results in a even number of teams on the evening.  You do not need to register if you played in a previous month.  If you are the captain of a new team, make sure you get a set of instructions from Kathy Talbot beforehand.

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2020 09:57 BST
County Pairs Final - rescheduled to Sunday 6th September

County Pairs Final on-line on Sunday the 6th September at 2pm.  The first 14 pairs will soon be sent an email offering them a place at the final with a link to enter

The event will consist of 13 rounds x 2 boards full Howell and 7 tables will be needed to be able to award Green Points, unfortunately substitutes are not allowed,  cost will be 4 BBO$.  

HIGH FIVES - report by Robert Procter - 4/8/20
  • Four events were held over the past ten weeks
  • Thirty players took part
  • Zoom reviews and commentaries on the hands
  • Congratulations to the four winning pairs:  Tracey Ayris and Suzanne Martin, Dominic Duggan and Steve Procopiou, Val Barbour and Jan Kinane, David Pitman and Tricia Hazan
  • Thanks to Barbara Jordan and Jean Carter who stood by and filled in on occasions
  • Thanks are due to Christopher Dawe, Kathy Talbot and Sandra Nicholson for all their fantastic help in running the events
  • A small surplus, yet to be calculated, will be donated to the NHS Staff Charities
  • Highlights for me:  that at least one pair played who had not played duplicate before;  the player who was happy to play with a beginner as “we all have to start somewhere” and went on to win their third outing together;  the pair who replied when I suggested we might meet at a bridge table some time in the future that they had yet to play bridge with real cards

Monday mornings:   Bicester, Oxford
Monday afternoons:  Abbey Smith, Wallingford

Monday evenings: Summertown (from July 20)
Tuesday mornings:  Central Yarnton
Tuesday afternoons:  Wallingford (gentle)
Tuesday evenings:  Abingdon, Aylesbury Aces
Wednesday mornings:  Oxford (Learn and Play)
Wednesday afternoons:  Oxford (gentle)
Wednesday evenings:  Abbey Smith, Oxford, Wallingford
Thursday mornings:  Oxford (Teams)
Thursday afternoons:  Wallingford
Thursday evenings:  Oxford (gentle), Oxfordshire, Wantage
Friday mornings:  Oxford
Friday afternoons:  Abbey Smith
Friday evenings:  Wallingford (X-IMP)

In every case please see the appropriate club’s website for further details and if you are not a member check with them that you may play, as well as how to register and pay