Playing a mixture of face-to-face and online bridge. Check the calendar for details. Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

Release 2.19q
0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2023
Recent Updates
Home Page
5th Jun 2023 14:35 BST
News Archive
4th Jun 2023 17:17 BST
Competition Winners
28th May 2023 15:10 BST
Session Guidance
25th May 2023 16:21 BST
Regular Sessions
25th May 2023 15:46 BST
Club Ladders
24th May 2023 15:45 BST
  A warm welcome to members, newcomers, students and visitors
Meltzer Competition

Many congratulations to Charlie Bucknell & Ewa Wieczorek who have won the club's rubber bridge knockout competition. They will receive the Meltzer trophy at the AGM. Click here to see the final draw

Very well done also to Ron Gould & Peter Schroeder, who won the Meltzer Plate competition, for those who lost their first match. Click here for the draw for the plate competition

No Learn & Play/9-High Pairs on Thursday 15th June

There will be no Learn & Play at the club, and no 9-High Pairs on RealBridge on Thursday 15th June. This is because the Summer Party will be held that evening. Please do come along! You can book tickets for the party here.

Saturday Seminars with Charlie Bucknell 1st July

Join Charlie Bucknell at OBC for two seminars and light lunch

Cue bidding for all levels 10.00am - The pathway to successful slam bidding is knowing when to stop below slam!

Basic Elimination and Endplay for less experienced players 2.00pm - This is a classic declarer play technique designed to let you make tricks even when the finesse is offside!

To read more about these and book click here

Book now for the OBC Summer Party

Thursday 15 June 6:30pm

Join us for our summer social – tickets are £15 each and include sparkling wine, summer food and a, hopefully, sunny summer's evening of socialising and playing bridge.

The evening will be hosted, so please feel free to come along either with or without a partner.

Booking is essential, click here for the booking link.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Susan Fletcher features in the EBU Magazine

Susan Fletcher has written an article for the May issue of the English Bridge Union magazine (see page 58), in which she explains how Eye Gaze technology enables her to continue to play bridge, despite being unable to use her hands. An inspiring story – and by the way, there is still the opportunity to contribute to research into MND, by following the link to Susan’s Just Giving page at https://justgiving.com/susan-fletcher-watts

Monday morning Face-to-Face bridge

We are continuing to run the face-to-face sessions on Monday mornings, starting at 10am. 

There's no need to book in advance - just turn up at the club. We will take payment by card when you arrive. All sessions are hosted, so that you can come along without a partner. 

These are hybrid sessions - ie the online session will be run at the same time, using the same hands. Results from both sessions will be merged before being uploaded.

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

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

Monday 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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]


♥  Saturday afternoons 2.30pm at the club for improvers and anyone wanting to play social bridge
♥  Click here for more information
♥  No need to book - just come along!


♥ Book now for Term 3 'Bridge for All' Year 1 & Year 2 courses – please click here.

Bucknell Bridge


♥  BucknellBridge - training courses at OBC

♥  BucknellBridge - tips on bidding and play

Click here to book your place at a RealBridge session.
Further information on playing on RealBridge is available here.
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Clubhouse and RealBridge
Director: Diane (F2F); Chris D (online)
Scorer: MS
Host: Gaynor C (online); Peter Schr (F2F)
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Clubhouse and RealBridge
Director: Peter Sh (F2F); Ian B (online)
Scorer: MS
Host: Judy W (online); Viv S (F2F)
Learn and Play
Bridge Club
Director: Liza
Scorer: Liza
Host: Yvonne N
9-High Pairs
Director: Ian
Scorer: Ian
Host: Marianne O'C
Learn and Play
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Mary C
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Viccy
Scorer: Viccy
Host: Sally Ruse
Tue 6th Jun 2023
Gentle Duplicate
Clubhouse 10.00
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Sarah M
 More Info
Tue 6th Jun 2023
Afternoon Pairs
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Cliff P
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Amr El-K
 More Info
Wed 7th Jun 2023
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Nick W
 More Info
Wed 7th Jun 2023
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Martin
Scorer: Martin
Host: Eileen W
 More Info
Wed 7th Jun 2023
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Martin
Scorer: Martin
Host: Not hosted
 More Info
Thu 8th Jun 2023
Learn and Play
Bridge Club 19.15
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Anne L
 More Info