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Berks & Bucks Green Pointed Swiss Pairs / Teams: Sat/Sun 22/23 June
Sundays 19 May, 16 June, 15 September, 13 October
ARE YOU AGED 8 – 18 YEARS? Do you like maths, puzzles, quizzes or card games? If so, you might well enjoy bridge! click heading for more info. Every Sunday afternoon in Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road OX2 7EZ
Herts / Essex Green Pointed Congress: Sat/Sun 20/21 July 2019
Sat/Sun 21/22 September 2019
Surrey Green Pointed Weekend: 14/15 September 2019: Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams
The OBA Annual General Meeting is being held at the Oxford Bridge Club (147 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AN), on Thursday 13th June, starting at 7:30pm, and you are warmly invited to attend. The composition of the Management Committee will be changing in alignment with the new constitution so the committee is seeking nominations for the five non-officer position to replace the club representatives. This is in addition to any (very welcome) nominations for the officer positions. Any nominations to Kathy Talbot & John Rowe, copying both in.
Agenda 2019 AGM
Minutes 2018 AGM
Draft accounts for 2018/2019
On 23rd June Summertown and Oxford Bridge Clubs will be holding a joint Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs at the newly refurbished OBC premises. Two charities will benefit equally from this event: Pancreatic Cancer UK, and Safeline. For further details and an entry form. Online entry is available via the Summertown website.
April 6th/7th was our Wessex weekend at Cheltenham. The fantastic cooperation between Cheltenham BC and the Ladies College, gave 65 children and 15 accompanying adults a wonderful time.Viccy Fleming OBC education manager, brought 4 of her grandchildren and her son-in-law, all of whom loved the event. Pictured here is Cheltenham BC oldest member, Margaret, aged 100, with Ethan aged 6, and Anna and Anias, scarcely older. Whilst the youngest ones started from scratch on Saturday morning to playing a 10 board competition on Sunday afternoon, the top groups run by Michael Byrne and Giorgio Provenza (the U20 and U16 squad coaches respectively) had their England squad training sessions.
On Saturday night Cheltenham members played with the youngsters in a competition of 20 tables. Our local youngsters, as usual did us proud. 1st EW was Henry Rose (OBA) playing with Giorgio, 1st NS was Dominic Cooke and Edmund Lea, followed by 2nd Jack Lawrence and Nathan Galpin. All four are ex Reading schoolboys and now in their first year at uni. This years event was attended by children from 15 counties plus Wales and Ireland, which is a tremendous tribute to its rapidly growing reputation.
Next years date is 4th/5th April 2020, and it says a lot for the behaviour of the children that Cheltenham Ladies College have invited us back yet again.
Contact Joan Bennett 01491 579795 (or 07548 782 538 if you are lucky!) email@example.com
25 years after Bridge Literature, top Oxfordshire player, Nick Smith, has at last published his second (solo) bridge book. Bridge and the Romantics is set in the 1810s and features the imaginary bridge-playing exploits of such poets as Shelley, Keats, Blake, Byron and Wordsworth. It is a golden age of bridge as well as poetry and the deals are as dazzling and spectacular as any that have ever been published. The book is also a very funny reappraisal of literary history, full of illustrations and pastiches of famous poems. Why not pit your wits against these geniuses and enjoy bridge as it might be played in heaven?
'Bridge and the Romantics may be bought from the publishers (click on the heading above) at or direct from the author himself at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Midland County League tables for 2018/2019:
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
The Wessex League tables for 2018/2019:
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4
This event is played on the second Monday of each month at Roke and Berrick Salome Village Hall (for directions please see Wallingford Bridge Club website). It is open to all members of the OBA who are at least 55 years of age by 1st May 2018. Younger players and visitors may play but are not eligible to win the trophy.
Results / calendar (at bottom of page). Click on individual congratulation pages for full results
Congratulations to :
The winners of the Swiss Pairs: Iain Roberts & Alan Oddie (pictured), 2nd: Jon Downing & Julian Wernick. The leading non-expert pair was Peter Webb & Anne Rogan.
The winners of the Swiss Teams: John Fairhurst, Philip Brown, Eleanor Rice & Madeline Lawson, 2nd: Dee & Peter Lindon, Matthew & Heather Tan
The winners of the Friendly Pairs: Zane & Zahir Soonawalla, 2nd: Diane Bell & Deborah Astley
Please click on event name above to see the full results.
Henry Rose and Freddie Beneat, both of whom started playing bridge at OJBC, have just partnered each other playing for the England U16s, AND THEY WON the round robin, winning ALL their seven matches handsomely and beating the favourites USA.
Congratulations to both of them, and now on to the semi-finals..
Many congratulations to Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak who finished in 11th place out of a national field of 94 pairs in the Corwen Trophy.
Please click here for the full results.
This annual event was held on 30th April, and due to popular demand, expanded to 140 players. It was graced by lovely weather, good food at all venues, and a tremendous amount of goodwill. The winners were David Harper and Miranda Rogerson (NS), and John and Annette Chamberlain (EW) who won for the second successive year.
Congratulations to juniors Freddie Beneat and Zane Soonawalla, who have won this year's Oxford Times cup. They came 5th overall in the EBED Students' Sim Pairs, scoring 70.72%. Well done also to Mena Remedios and Clive Gillam from Oxford Bridge Club, who were very close behind with 69.69%.
The County Seniors Ladder (Sadler Salver) was won by John Slater and Nigel Wilkes with Andrea Smith and David Paterson second. Third were Elizabeth Yearling and Gordon Carroll. Well done to these pairs.