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CLUB PAIRS COMPETITION (BECK SALVER)

Sunday 25 April at 2.00pm

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Welcome to Oxford Bridge Club

New Saturday Seminars from 22nd May

Our Saturday Seminar series continues with six new seminars starting in May with Kathy Talbot’s ‘The Art of Discarding’. Other seminars will cover two-suited overcalls, transfers, playing with the odds, and improving defence. 

For more details click here or go straight to the booking page here

Club Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver - Sunday 25 April

The club's Pairs Championship Competition for the Beck Salver will take place on Sunday 25 April, starting at 2pm. 

This is one of the club premier events, attracting Blue Points. 

Members of all abilities are very welcome to take part. Non-members may play but are not eligible to win the trophy. 

It will be played as two sessions of 18 boards, on RealBridge, with a 30 minute break after the first session. 

This event will only run if at least 16 pairs have booked and paid for their places by 2pm on Saturday 24 April.   

Entry fee: £6.00 per player.  Click here for the bookings page

Men's and Ladies' Pairs Competitions 2020-2021

Many congratulations to Pat Lewis & Ursula Bowler (with a very impressive score of 71.53%!), and Lorna Swadling & Liza Furnival, who are joint winners of this year's Ladies' Pairs competition*. They will receive the Doreen Simpson trophy. 

And many congratulations also to John Briggs & Peter Litchfield, and Amr El-Kashef & Martin Illingworth, who are joint winners of the Men's Pairs competition^. They will receive the John Simpson trophy. 

*The Ladies' pairs competition was scored as a two-winner event by mistake, which means that there's a pair of N/S winners, and a pair of E/W winners. It isn't possible to distinguish between them as there wasn't an arrow switch.

^The Men's event was scored as a one-winner event, the winners on the night were Jonathan Davis & David Barker, with an outstanding score of 71.67% - so an honorable mention goes to them too. As David is not a club member, the trophy is awarded to the pair who came second. As it happens two pairs were joint second on identical percentage scores. 

2020-2021 Ladder Winners

The end of March marks the end of year for the ladders for all of our bridge sessions, all of which were run online. Congratulations go to this year's ladder winners (second and third places in brackets): 

Monday morning pairs: Amr El-Kashef (Andy King; Steven Bliss)

Tuesday morning pairs (a pairs ladder): Chris Bone & Juliette Riehl (Diana Cannon & Richard Sills; Gaynor Cooper & John Cooper)

Wednesday Gentle Duplicate: joint winners Ann Lee and John Foord (Stevie Rudd)

Wednesday evening pairs: Denis Talbot (Kathy Talbot; Liza Furnival)

Thursday Gentle Duplicate: Sheila Parry (Rosemary Fraser; joint third Chris Bone & Juliette Riehl) 

Friday morning pairs: Bridget Watson (Howard Arnes; joint third Steph Bliss and Steven Bliss)

Friday evening pairs:  there were too few eligible sessions for this to be judged properly, so the trophy won't be awarded, but Zahir Soonawalla emerged with the highest percentage

The Wednesday and Friday evening teams ladders were not run this year. 

Note that only members are eligible to win - names of non-members and robots are omitted. 

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.

SATURDAY SEMINARS & COURSE 

 Peter Litchfield 5-week 2/1 course from 10th April - fully booked, join waiting list

 Six NEW Saturday Seminars from 22nd May

Click here to book or join waiting list

PLAYING ONLINE BRIDGE RealBridge
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Further information on playing on RealBridge is available here.
Results
Morning Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Liza F
Scorer: LIza F
Host: Amr E-K
Evening Pairs
BBO
Director: Charlie B
Scorer: Liza F
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Makiko Rogers
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Christine B
Scorer: Steve F
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Nick Wedd
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Viccy F
Scorer: John F
Calendar
Mon 12th Apr 2021
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Chris D
Scorer: Marion
Tue 13th Apr 2021
Online Pairs
BBO 10.00
Director: Steve F
Scorer: Steve F
Wed 14th Apr 2021
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Viccy F
Scorer: John F
Host: Rose Somerset
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Wed 14th Apr 2021
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
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Wed 14th Apr 2021
Online Pairs
BBO 19.15
Director: Cliff P
Scorer: Brian M
Thu 15th Apr 2021
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Steve F
Scorer: Steve F
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