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

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Novice Sessions on Sunday mornings

We are offering 3 Novice Sessions on Sunday mornings, 10.00 - 12.00, for bridge players who are relatively new to Bridge. These will provide a pathway for novice players to gain confidence to play in the more competitive offering at the club. The sessions are aimed at players with an NGS below 5. There will be no teaching or supervision, just an enjoyable morning of bridge. Select your preferred date in the right-hand column under Learn to Play Bridge for more information and to book.

Discounted places at Oxfordshire Bridge Congress - 17th-18th August

Oxfordshire Bridge Association runs an annual Congress, which includes Green Pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams competitions, and a Blue Pointed "Friendly Pairs" competition for players with NGS rankings of 9 or below. This year the Congress will be held on the weekend of 17-18 August, in a lovely modern venue at Abingdon School, close to the centre of Abingdon. There are trophies and prizes for all three events. More details and a full brochure can be found on the OBA website.

OBA is offering discounted places to OBC members on the published entry fees for the Swiss Pairs (Sat 17th Aug) and the Friendly Pairs (18th Aug). Applications must be made via OBC. For further details please see this page. The deadline for applying for a discounted entry via OBC is Wednesday 7 August.

Bridge for All Courses - Term 1 courses available to book

Bridge for All Courses start again in September. Our courses follow the English Bridge Union recommended schedule. If you wish to learn to play bridge from scratch, or refresh your skills or you enjoyed the Year 1 course - booking is now open. For more information click on the course you wish to join (two options for each course) in the LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE box in the right-hand column of this page.

Free Taster Sessions

Four Free Taster Sessions in late August. For people new to bridge or who play socially and would like to develop their skills. One of the best sources of new recruits is through recommendation by people who already play. Please tell anyone you know who might be interested. We know it's a great game so please spread the word and get others to join us. For more details and to book click on the link by your preferred date in the right-hand column under Learn to Play Bridge.

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 with restrictions on experienced partnerships.

Wednesday evenings: duplicate pairs, except 1st Wednesdays when we play teams.

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

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 Friday evenings only. Must be booked in advance. Not hosted. 

As always please check the calendar for details. Pay for F2F sessions by card when you arrive at the club (except for 1st Friday evenings and Thursday evening Supervised Play which must be booked in advance).

Free tea and coffee is available at every session; the bar is open during the evening sessions. 

All sessions (except 1st Friday evenings) 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.

Social Bridge

Social Bridge

♥  Saturday afternoons 2.30pm F2F for anyone wanting to play social bridge in a relaxed atmosphere 

Due to popular demand we will continue throughout July, August will be the summer break starting again on 21st September.

♥  Click here for more information
♥  No need to book - just come along!

 

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE!

4 Free Taster Sessions

Mon 12th Aug 7 to 9pm click here
Tues 13th Aug 2 to 4pm click here
Mon 19th Aug 7 to 9pm click here
Tues 20th Aug 2 to 4pm click here
 
Novice Sessions
Sunday 4th Aug 10 to 12 click here
Sunday 25th Aug 10 to 12 click here
Sunday 15th Sept 10 to 12 click here
 
Bridge for All Courses
Year 1 Monday evenings click here
Year 2 Monday afternoons click here
Year 2 Tuesday evenings click here
Year 1 Tuesday afternoons click here

 

Bucknell Bridge

OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT OBC

♥  BucknellBridge - training courses at OBC

♥  BucknellBridge - tips on bidding and play

Playing Bridge Online
PLAYING ONLINE BRIDGE RealBridge
Click here to book your place at a RealBridge session (& Fri evening X-Imp pairs)
Further information on playing on RealBridge is available here.
Results
Gentle Duplicate
Clubhouse
Director: PS
Scorer: DEC
Host: Pamela F
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Clubhouse and RealBridge
Director: Martin (F2F); Viccy (online)
Scorer: RVAF
Host: Viv S (online); Anne D (F2F)
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Clubhouse and RealBridge
Director: Diane (F2F); Peter L (online)
Scorer: SMF
Host: Judy S (online); Pam P (F2F)
Teams
RealBridge
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Not hosted
Supervised Play
Bridge Club
Director: Liza
Scorer: Liza
Host: Pam P
9-High Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Peter Sch
Scorer: Peter Sch
Host: Marianne O'C
Calendar
Wed 24th Jul 2024
Supervised Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Annabel B
 More Info
Wed 24th Jul 2024
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Viccy
Scorer: Viccy
Host: Jane VDP
 More Info
Wed 24th Jul 2024
John Deech Summer Pairs
Clubhouse 19:15
Director: Martin
Scorer: Liza
Host: Viv S
 More Info
Thu 25th Jul 2024
Supervised Play
Bridge Club 19.15
Director: Christine B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Ian B
 More Info
Thu 25th Jul 2024
9-High Pairs
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Matt
Scorer: Ian
Host: Nick W
 More Info
Fri 26th Jul 2024
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Clubhouse and RealBridge 10.00
Director: Peter Sh (F2F); Peter L (online)
Scorer: Phil (F2F); Anne L (online)
Host: Richard W (online); Tunde S (F2F)
 More Info