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Results
County Squad Training
Director: MI
Scorer: MI
Seniors Pairs
Director: Geoff Nicholas
Scorer: Geoff Nicholas
Thursday X-imped Pairs
Director: Nick Doe
Scorer: Christopher Whitehouse
Thursday Teams
Director: MI
Scorer: MI
Essex / Herts Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
24th Oct 2019
Thursday Teams
Oxford BC 19:30
Director: Peter Litchfield
31st Oct 2019
Thursday Teams
Oxford BC 19:30
Director: Peter Litchfield
7th Nov 2019
Thursday Teams
Oxford BC 19:30
Director: Peter Litchfield
11th Nov 2019
Seniors Pairs
Wallingford BC 11.00
Director: Geoff Nicholas
14th Nov 2019
Thursday X-imped Pairs
Oxford BC 19:30
Director: Peter Litchfield
Social Bridge
Social Bridge in Oxfordshire
Social Bridge in Oxfordshire

SOCIAL BRIDGE

Look out for cafe bridge events, usually playing around 25 hands in five different cafes.  It's a great way of enjoying social bridge combined with coffee/tea or something stronger as well as lunch on your way round.  In recent years the OBA has run one such event in May in Henley and the Abingdon Bridge Club has run one in October in Abingdon.

In 2017 and 2018 the County ran the Oxford Festival of Bridge offering a 4-day programme with seminars, friendly bridge sessions, a Cafe Bridge event around Oxford and other social events such as going to a museum or enjoying tea/coffee at a local venue.  Whilst the county has no plans to repeat this in 2019 it will be considered again in 2020.  Meanwhile if a club would like to run such an event in order to attract existing bridge players who have not so far ventured into club bridge we now have useful experience which we would be happy to share - perhaps a one day event might be within your compass even if four days requires rather a lot of organisation!  

Henley Cafe Bridge - April 2018
Henley Cafe Bridge - April 2018

This was the fifth year of this event, based at the Leander Club in Henley.It was started by Barbara and Peter Jordan when Barbara was the county social representative, and this year was run by Jax Hovell and Joan Bennett. It continues to be VERY popular, and always fills up to its 60 pairs with a waiting list. This year it was yet another lovely day, the scoring was done incredibly efficiently by Victor Lesk of BriAn bridge and the winners were NS David and Marilyn Jones, EW John and Annette Chamberlain. £700 each was donated to MS Research and the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children, both organisers having an involvement with those charities. The full results can be seen on Wallingford BC site.

Festival Bridge Results - September 2018
Oxford Bridge Festival 2018
 
Congratulations to the following session winners:
  Tuesday duplicate:  Graham Brindley and Clare Batten winning on a split tie over Jan and astrid Van Maanen
  Wednesday duplicates:  Ian and Christine Bishop
  Wednesday Drop-in bridge:  Audrey Hutchinson and Renata Cox
  Friday cafe bridge:  N/S Lorna Swaddling and Liza Furnival +2270 (very honourable mention to Mike and Chris Lynn who were only just pipped on +2260)  E/W Steve de Looze and Rita Evans +1930
 
 
Abingdon Cafe Bridge Results - October 2018
Abingdon Cafe Bridge Results - October 2018

This event took place in wonderful autumn weather, with 60 pairs taking part, and bridge played at five venues. The base for start and finish was Cosener's House (pictured), which provided a lovely lunch to those who 'landed there', although report suggested that everyone enjoyed their lunches. The overall winners were Howard Arnes and Bridget Watson. Additional NS winners were Joe Eskinaz & Alexis Cochrane, with EW won by Peter & Suzanne Litchfield. Over £1,300 was raised for Flexicare which provides help for the whole family where there is a member with a disability. It was run, as usual, by Kevin and Ruth Carter, although this year, Ruth retired her bicyle.