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7th Jul 2020 09:35 BST
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19th Jun 2020 12:07 BST
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18th Jun 2020 16:29 BST
Online Bridge Overview
16th Jun 2020 22:17 BST
ONLINE PAIRS ON BBO - MORE LEISURELY MONDAY MORNINGS!

With effect from Monday 13th July we're increasing the time allowed per board by one minute on Monday mornings. This means that Monday morning sessions will play 16 boards at a more leisurely rate of 8 minutes per board. We're making this change because we've noticed that numbers on Monday mornings have been lower than those on Friday mornings, and we think that this may be because some players feel a bit rushed when playing at a pace of 7 minutes per board.  This change is an experiment, and we'll continue to monitor numbers and make further changes if/when needed. 

Our regular weekly online competitive sessions are now as follows:

Monday mornings at 10 am, playing 16 boards at a rate of 8 minutes per board. 

Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 pm, playing 15 or 16 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 7.15 pm, playing 15 or 16 boards at a rate of 9 minutes per board, with video conferencing. Pre-booking required. 

Friday mornings at 10 am, playing 16 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 3 (JULY/AUGUST)

Series three of the Online Teams League, to be played in July and August, is about to start. 

Click here for further details

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
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Liza F
Scorer: Liza F
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom
Director: Christine
Scorer: SMF
Zoom host: Ian
Learn and Play
BBO with Zoom
Director: Viccy
Scorer: SMF
Zoom host: Christine
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom
Director: Viccy
Scorer: John Fleming
Zoom host: John
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: BrianM
Online Pairs
BBO
Director: Chris D
Scorer: Liza F
Calendar
Mon 13th Jul 2020
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Chris D
Scorer: Liza F
 Click for more information
Mon 13th Jul 2020
Introduction to Online Bridge
14.00
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Learn and Play
BBO with Zoom 10.00
Director: Kathy
Scorer: Steve
Zoom host: Ian
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Video Gentle Duplicate
BBO with Zoom 14.00
Director: Viccy
Zoom host: John
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Online Pairs
BBO 19.30
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Introduction to online bridge
19.30
 Click for more information