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Now playing face-to-face bridge on Tues and Fri mornings - other sessions online. Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

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Bridge Refresher Courses starting in June and July

Oxford Bridge School is offering a 4-week course at the club for anyone who has played little or no bridge since the COVID pandemic and wants a reminder about the equipment, bridge movements and laws involved in a duplicate session, together with a review of ACOL basics. Each session lasts approximately two hours and is split equally between teaching and practice. The course will run twice – on Thursday mornings in June/July and again on Wednesday evenings in July/August. The cost is just £20 per person per four-session course, which must be pre-booked, or £6 per player for a single drop-in session (not pre-bookable). To go to the booking page please click here

Thursday Evening Learn & Play Back at the Club from 2nd June

ALL Thursday evening Learn & Play sessions will be back at the club from Thursday 2nd June (7.15pm start but arrive before 7pm to get seated). There is no option to book – just turn up at the club. Payment (£4.50) will be taken by credit/debit card. 

There is no change to online Wednesday morning Learn & Play – to book please click here. 

Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition Winners

Many congratulations to Stephen and Diana Bromley who are the qualifying winners of this year's Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition. They win the Morrie Marsh trophy which will be formally awarded at the club's AGM in July. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition.

Stephen Bromley Diana Bromley
Susan Fletcher's Pennine Way Challenge Completed!

Many of you know Susan Fletcher who plays and directs at the club, and was Education Secretary until her diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease last July. Susan has completed walking the Pennine Way with 184 (!) of her friends, family and fellow OBC members – 268 miles and a combined ascent higher than Mount Everest – to raise awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Susan has now raised over £56,000 via her JustGiving page and over £76,000 in total! Thank you to everyone who has donated. You can read Susan's story and make a donation at the following link – https://justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-fletcher-watts.

If you would like to follow Susan's Pennine Way Challenge journey (and spot familiar faces from the club) then follow her on Instagram @walkingthepositivepath or on Facebook here

Setting off from Ponden Reservoir About to walk from Gargrave Teachers and directors at the ready! A welcome after climbing Cross Fell The week 3 OBC crew
Learn & Play Table Money

As you know, the table money for club sessions has recently increased by 50p. From 1st June we will be also increasing the table money for Learn & Play by 50p to £4.50. We believe this still offers very good value for money. If you would like to book an online Learn & Play session please click here. For club sessions (first Thursday evening of month) just turn up at the club. 

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

We are playing face-to-face (F2F) bridge sessions at the clubhouse on Tuesday and Friday mornings. 

These are hybrid sessions with two sections playing the same set of hands - one section playing at the club, and the other online, on RealBridge.

Additionally, Thursday evening Learn & Play sessions are also at the clubhouse. Click here for more information about Learn & Play sessions

There's no need to prebook F2F sessions - just turn up. All sessions are hosted, so you can come along without a partner. Visitors are very welcome. 

There's no requirement to wear a facemask whilst you are on the club premises, though you may do so if you wish. 

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

RealBridge - Audio and Connection issues with iPads and Macs

If you are having trouble with sound or connections on your iPad or Mac when using RealBridge, particularly if you have recently upgraded to iOS 15, this guidance may help you to fix the problem.

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.

REFRESHER COURSES

♥  Courses in June and July at the club
♥  Click here for more information
♥  Click here to book

SEMINARS & COURSES

 Starts 7th May – Charlie Bucknell – 5-Card Majors – 6 week course

Click here to book

KATHY'S KORNER 

 Second Wednesday of month (not May) at 9.30am on RealBridge – discuss your tricky hands with Kathy Talbot

Click here to book

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
Online and clubhouse
Director: Kathy T (online); Diane C (F2F)
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Paul K (online); Nick W (F2F)
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Susan F
Scorer: Brian M
Host: Tony M
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Liza F
Host: Sandra T
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Roger M
Evening Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Richard S
Scorer: Brian M
Host: Julie A
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Matt W (online); Sue S (F2F)
Scorer: MS
Host: Sue B (online); Erika S (F2F)
Calendar
Mon 30th May 2022
Morning Pairs
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Matt W
Scorer: Marion
Host: Irene
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Tue 31st May 2022
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse 10.00
Director: Chris D (online); Anne L (F2F)
Scorer: Steve F (online & F2F)
Host: Sue S (online); Loris L (F2F)
 Click for more information
Wed 1st Jun 2022
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Anne L
 Click for more information
Wed 1st Jun 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
 Click for more information
Wed 1st Jun 2022
Teams
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Not hosted
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Thu 2nd Jun 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Erika S
 Click for more information