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NEW - SATURDAY SEMINARS FROM 17th OCTOBER

We are delighted to announce that our Saturday Seminar series is back and taking place online using Bridge Base Online and Zoom videoconferencing. Eight seminars will be held starting from 17th October and they will run until 6th February 2021. The seminars are aimed primarily at Next Step+/Intermediate players who are looking to develop their bidding and defence skills (with a couple of seminars aimed at more advanced players) but the seminars are open to anyone who wants to improve. Click here for more information, or to go straight to the booking page click here

 

EGM REPORT

Members will be pleased to hear that we had a very successful virtual Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday 22nd September using Zoom with 54 participants and that all the resolutions put to the meeting were passed unanimously.  This means that following ratification by the Charity Commission we will be able to reduce the number of Trustees from 19 to 11/12 at the next AGM.  The date of the AGM is pending as we have to await agreement from the Charity Commission to the changes we have made to the Constitution.

For more details click here.

WINNERS OF THE MORRIE MARSH TROPHY COMPETITION FOR NOVICE PAIRS, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year's Morrie Marsh Trophy Competition for Novice Pairs, which was held online on Wednesday 16th September, are Nigel King and Andrew Wigmore. Many congratulations to them both! The trophy will be presented to them 'virtually' at the AGM later on in the year. Many thanks to all those who took part in the competition. 

 

ONLINE PAIRS ON BBO

NEW SESSIONS STARTING VERY SOON!

Sunday evenings at 7.00 pm, cross-Imp pairs, playing 18 boards at a rate of 7 minutes per board. First session is on Sunday 4th October

Tuesday mornings at 10.00 am, playing 18 boards at a rate of 8 minutes per board. First session is on Tuesday 6th October

We're currently running the following regular weekly competitive sessions on BBO:

Monday mornings at 10 am, playing 18 boards at a rate of 8 minutes per board. 

Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 pm, playing 18 boards at a rate of 9 minutes per board, with video conferencing. Pre-booking required.

Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm, playing 18 boards at a rate of 7 minutes per board. 

Thursday evenings at 7.00 pm, playing 18 boards at a rate of 9 minutes per board, with video conferencing. Pre-booking required. 

Friday mornings at 10 am, playing 18 boards at a rate of 8 minutes per board. 

Entry fee 4BB$ (about £3.20). Results will be masterpointed and will count towards NGS. 

Players of all abilities are welcome to take part. Non-members from Oxford and the surrounding area (ie Oxfordshire), or former members/people who have played regularly at the club are also welcome. Additionally, OBC members may play with a visitor from outside the Oxford area. 

Your BBO name must be registered with the club well in advance of playing in your first OBC online pairs event. Click here for further details

For further details of the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening video bridge sessions, please click here

ONLINE TEAMS LEAGUE - SERIES 4 (SEPT/NOV)

Series 4 of the Online Teams League is now up and running. The first round starts on Tuesday 8th September. See the Online Teams League page for further details.  

 

Many congratulations to the winners of series 3 of the League, who are:

Division 1: Kerbots (Beryl & Chris Kerr and Denis & Kathy Talbot)

Division 2: C-side (Tom Brus, Irene Holland, Andy King, Shirley Rawlings & Richard Sills)

Division 3: Strong Clubs (Mary Bennett, Sandra Devaney, Joanna Donkin, Peter Sherry & Paul Watson). 

NEW! - NOW THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE TO GET ONLINE

The club wants to help all its members make the most of the possibilities for playing bridge online. We are offering help to individuals or small groups to take the first steps online by offering a introductory training session.

Whether you've never tried or would like some extra help on particular areas - just get in touch with our team at onlinehelp@oxfordbridgeclub.com. Click for further details of the help available.

More than half our members are now playing online either socially or competitively. Do join us!

PHYSICALLY DISTANCED BUT NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCED

We are playing Video Bridge in our virtual club on BBO on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings.

What is Video Bridge?

Before the session starts everyone gathers in a single area on a Zoom conference call. When the first round begins, each table is placed in a separate breakout room where the two pairs play the round and can chat to each other. At the end of each round, pairs are re-assigned to a new breakout room to match the movement. At the end of the session the main area is kept open for post bridge chat. Quite like a real bridge club!

Want to try it?

Pre-booking is required. Find out more by clicking here.
 

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.

Results
Learn and Play
BBO with Zoom
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: SMF
Zoom host: Ian B
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom
Director: Anne L
Scorer: John F
Zoom host: Christine B
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Martin I
Scorer: MRI
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Chris D
Scorer: Liza F
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Matt W
Scorer: Liza F
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom
Director: Steve
Scorer: SMF
Zoom host: Anne
Calendar
Thu 1st Oct 2020
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom 19.00
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Steve F
Zoom host: Ian B
 Click for more information
Fri 2nd Oct 2020
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Matt W
Scorer: Anne L
Fri 2nd Oct 2020
Friendly Teams - OBC vs Horsham BC
BBO 19.00
Sun 4th Oct 2020
Cross-Imp Pairs
BBO 19.00
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Mon 5th Oct 2020
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Chris D
Scorer: Liza F
Tue 6th Oct 2020
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Martin I