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Now playing face-to-face bridge on Tues and Fri mornings, plus some other sessions. Check the calendar for details. Most other sessions online. Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

Special Events

Swiss Teams

Wed 7th December at 7.15pm

Christmas Party

Wed 14th December at 7.15pm

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  A warm welcome to members, newcomers, students and visitors
Teams Competition (for the Rose Bowl)

Congratulations to Peter Litchfield, Liza Furnival, Lorna Swadling & Peter Randall (pictured below, from left to right) who won the club's annual teams competition held on Sunday 27th November. They receive the Rose Bowl trophy. 

     

Second were Ewa Wieczorek, Charlie Bucknell, Kathy Talbot & Denis Talbot, and third were Dave Dobson, Linda Allen, Mary-Ann Sheehy & Tim Sheehy, so very well done to them too. 

OBC Christmas Party 2022

Wed 14 December – 18:30
£10 per person

Join us for the OBC Christmas Party which is open to all members and visitors. The evening will include duplicate pairs with 20/21 boards. Masterpoints will be awarded and the session will count towards your NGS. There will be prizes for all levels of players including the winning pair, the highest placed pair with an NGS of under 9 and the highest pair with an NGS of under 6.

Prosecco and Christmas treats will be served, and there will be a special Christmas Quiz during the half time break, plus a prize for the best Christmas outfit/jumper/hat etc – to be chosen by your Chairman!

We look forward to seeing you there and would appreciate it if you would book on line using this link – it helps us to organise the refreshments.

  • 18:30 Prosecco and Christmas Treats
  • 19:00 Bridge
  • 20:30 Break and Christmas Quiz
  • 21:15 Bridge
  • 22:15 Prize Giving
  • 22:30 End
Calling all 'Bridge for All' Students!

Booking is now open for the second term (10 weeks of lessons) of the Bridge for All year 1 and year 2 courses. The new term starts from Monday 9th January 2023. Classes continue at the same time on the same day of the week as currently and with the same tutor. Please click here to book.

NEW - Saturday "Next Steps" Bridge from January

OBC announces a new bridge session: "Next Steps". This will be on a Saturday afternoon, from 2.30pm and will start on 7th January 2023. It will be a social session, with themed hands, aimed at players who are in the early stages of their bridge careers. 12 boards will be played at a relaxed pace. The sessions will be particularly suitable for: those who have recently completed the Year 2 Bridge for All course, anyone who would like to refresh their skills, or just wants an opportunity to play a few boards at a less competitive event. The cost is £5 per session to include tea, coffee and cake. There's no need to book – just drop in to the club! 

Wednesday and Friday evenings

Wednesday evenings: from January onwards all Wednesday evening sessions will be at the clubhouse, with the exception of Teams on first Wednesdays, which will stay on RealBridge. The Wed evening schedule from January will 1st Weds Teams (RealBridge), 2nd Weds Bridge and apres bridge (F2F), 3rd Weds Duplicate pairs (F2F), 4th Weds John Deech Competition (F2F), 5th Weds Duplicate pairs (F2F). 

1st Friday evenings: we are converting the Speedball session to a Cross-Imped pairs session, played at a normal pace, at the clubhouse with the first session being on Friday 2nd December. 3rd Friday evenings remain as an online Teams session. 

We'll try to find a host for all the evening pairs sessions, so you can come along without a partner - but please check the calendar before setting out for the club just in case we haven't got one for a particular session. 

Swiss Teams on Wed 7th December

We're running the club's Swiss Teams competition for the first time since 2019, on Wednesday 7th December, at 7.15pm, on RealBridge, in place of our usual teams session. The winning team receives the Eve Stockwell Bowl. This competition will be run over one session, instead of two as in previous years, and we will play 4 x 6-board or 5 x 5-board rounds depending on the number of teams. 

Entry fee is £4.00 per player as usual. CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE BOOKINGS PAGE.

For further information about the competition, including how the Swiss Teams format works, please click here

Contact teammates@oxfordbridgeclub.com if you would like some help with finding team mates. 

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

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

Tuesday mornings:  this is a Gentle Duplicate session.

Wednesday evenings: duplicate pairs on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. From January onwards 3rd and 5th Wednesday evenings will also be F2F. 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.

Friday evenings: cross-Imp pairs on 1st Fridays. 

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. 

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

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]

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.

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE!

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

SEMINARS & COURSES

 Saturday 3rd December – Robert Procter – 'Should we treat triumph & disaster the same?'

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PLAYING ONLINE BRIDGE RealBridge
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Further information on playing on RealBridge is available here.
Results
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Ian (online); Peter Sh (F2F)
Scorer: MS
Host: Steph B (online); Joanna D (F2F)
Cross-Imp Pairs
Clubhouse
Director: MI
Scorer: LF
Host: Liza F
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Margaret K
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve Fisher
Host: Rob B
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Martin
Scorer: Martin
Host: Pam P
Evening Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Cyril B
Calendar
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Morning Pairs
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Matt
Scorer: Marion
Host: Colin W
 More Info
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Gentle Duplicate
Clubhouse 10.00
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Clare T
 More Info
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Afternoon pairs
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Cliff P
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Linda A
 More Info
Wed 7th Dec 2022
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Steph B
 More Info
Wed 7th Dec 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Anne
Scorer: Anne
Host: Nina M
 More Info
Wed 7th Dec 2022
Swiss Teams
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Not hosted
 More Info