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Now playing face-to-face bridge on Tues and Fri mornings, plus some other sessions. Check the calendar for details. Most other sessions online. Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

Special Events

Simultaneous Pairs in aid of the Junior England Squad

Tues 7th February at 10am

Mixed Pairs Competition (Winnie Ling)

Weds 15th February at 7.15pm

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Oxford Bridge School (OBC's education arm) is looking for a new Education Administrator. Please click here if you are interested in this role.

New Face-to-Face Bridge 9-High Pairs session!

We are introducing a new face-to-face 9-High Pairs session on third Thursday evenings, at 7.15pm, with the first session being on 16th February. This is a trial session; if successful, we will consider running it every week. 

There's no need to book in advance - just turn up at the club. We will take payment by card when you arrive. 

It will be a hybrid session - ie the online session will be run at the same time, using the same hands. Results from both sessions will be combined before being uploaded.

Looking further ahead, Monday mornings will also become a hybrid session, with effect from 3rd April. We have now decided not to make any changes to the Friday morning hybrid sessions. They will continue as they are indefinitely. 

Individual Competition

We are running an Individual Competition on Sunday 19th February, at 2pm at the clubhouse. This is a sociable and fun event where you enter as individuals and play with different partner in each round. Players of all abilities are welcome to take part. 

As usual we will be managing numbers to make sure that we only have full tables, so if you'd like to play, please book your place in good time! Once the event is marked as fully booked, please add your name to the waiting list. We will add more places when there are enough people on the waiting list to make up another table. 

Entry fee £8.00 per player. For further details and a link to the bookings page, please click here

Mixed Pairs Competition

The club's annual Mixed Pairs Competition is on Wednesday 15th February at 7.15pm, at the clubhouse. The winning pair receive the Winnie Ling trophy. 

Entry fee £4.00 per player. There's no need to prebook - just turn up at the club. For further information please click here

OBC Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver
OBC Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver

 

Many congratulations to Peter Randall & Juanita Ochoa who won the club's Pairs Championship, held on Sunday 22nd January. They will receive the Beck Salver. Martin Illingworth & Amr El-Kashef were second, and Denis & Kathy Talbot were third. Very well done to them too. 

See the Results page for the full results. 

 

Simultaneous Pairs in aid of the Junior England Squad

We are running a heat of the Junior Squad Simultaneous Pairs on Tuesday 7th February at 10am, at the clubhouse.

Entry fee £7.00 per player. Please note that this is a Gentle Duplicate session, so there are restrictions on those who may play. Click here for further details

NEW - Saturday "Next Steps" Bridge from January

OBC announces a new bridge session: "Next Steps". This will be on a Saturday afternoon, from 2.30pm and will start on 7th January 2023. It will be a social session, with themed hands, aimed at players who are in the early stages of their bridge careers. 12 boards will be played at a relaxed pace. The sessions will be particularly suitable for: those who have recently completed the Year 2 Bridge for All course, anyone who would like to refresh their skills, or those who just want an opportunity to play a few boards at a less competitive event. The cost is £5 per session to include tea, coffee and cake. There's no need to book – just drop in to the club! For more information and schedule of topics please click here.

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

We are playing face-to-face (F2F) bridge at the clubhouse on the following days:

Monday mornings (from 3rd April):  this is a hybrid session with two sections playing the same set of hands - one section playing at the club, and the other on RealBridge.

Tuesday mornings:  this is a Gentle Duplicate session.

Wednesday evenings: duplicate pairs on 2nd to 5th Wednesdays. The teams session on 1st Wednesday evenings will stay online for the time being.

Thursday evenings: 9-High pairs on 3rd Thursdays. 

Friday mornings: this is a hybrid session with two sections playing the same set of hands - one section playing at the club, and the other on RealBridge.

Friday evenings: cross-Imp pairs on 1st Fridays. 

As always please check the calendar for details. There's no need to prebook club F2F sessions with the exception of Thursday evening Learn & Play.

Thursday evening Learn & Play sessions are at the clubhouse and must be prebooked. Click here for more information about Learn & Play sessions

All sessions are hosted, so you can come along without a partner. Visitors are very welcome. 

For more information about the precautions that we are taking against Covid please click here

RealBridge - Audio and Video problems

If you are having trouble with sound or video on your iPad or other device when using RealBridge, this guidance may help you to fix the problem. [updated September 2022]

HELP FOR THOSE THAT NEED IT

This is a busy and difficult time for us all.  Our priorities must reflect the need to look after the health and wellbeing of each other and do what we can to avoid spreading the virus.

We have set up a page in the “Members Only” section of the website to help those who are obliged to self-isolate and to enable those who are able and willing to help in some way to register their details and how they can help.  The members only section avoids individuals disclosing personal contact information on an open website. Here is the direct link.

If you have not visited the “Members Only” section before, here’s what you have to do.

Click on the  button in the top right corner of the home page and follow the instructions.

If you are not in one of the “at-risk” categories and your circumstances permit and you feel able, please sign up to help others. Offers of support will be much appreciated by everyone.

'NEXT STEPS' BRIDGE

♥  Saturday afternoons 2.30pm at the club
♥  Click here for more information
♥  No need to book - just come along!

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE!

♥ Book now for Term 2 'Bridge for All' Year 1 & Year 2 courses – please click here.

PLAYING ONLINE BRIDGE RealBridge
Click here to book your place at a RealBridge session.
Further information on playing on RealBridge is available here.
Results
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and Clubhouse
Director: Peter L (online); Peter Sh (F2F)
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Suzanne L (online); Sue McF (F2F)
9-High Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Matt
Scorer: Brian
Host: Susan B
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Dominique K
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Viccy
Scorer: Viccy
Host: Sandra T
John Deech Challenge Pairs
Clubhouse
Director: RS
Scorer: PSch
Host: Allan S
Gentle Duplicate
Clubhouse
Director: PSH
Scorer: DC
Host: Sue McF
Calendar
Sat 28th Jan 2023
Next Steps
Clubhouse 14.30
Director: Anne L
Host: Ursula B
 More Info
Mon 30th Jan 2023
Morning Pairs
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Matt
Scorer: Marion
Host: Marion G
 More Info
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Gentle Duplicate
Clubhouse 10.00
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Richard W
 More Info
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Afternoon pairs
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Ron G
 More Info
Wed 1st Feb 2023
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Nick W
 More Info
Wed 1st Feb 2023
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Anne
Scorer: Anne
Host: Roger M
 More Info