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Face-to-face bridge has restarted on Tues and Fri mornings and 4th Wednesday evenings! Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

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CLUB PAIRS COMPETITION FOR THE BECK SALVER

Sunday 23rd January at 2.00pm

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Learn & Play Sessions at Christmas

Please note that there will be no Learn & Play sessions on Wednesday 22nd December and Thursday 23rd December. Sessions will resume on Wednesday 29th December and Thursday 30th December (both online) but only if we have two tables booked for either. If you would like to play on the 29th or 30th it would help us if you could book tickets sooner rather than later. You can book tickets here

Festive Bridge

We are holding a special "Festive" Bridge session at the club on Friday 17th December 2021 at 10 am. Click here for more details

Saturday Seminars for 2022

Our Saturday Seminars continue in 2022 with a two-seminar short course run by Peter Litchfield on Slam Bidding. The seminars will run on Saturday 29th January and Saturday 5th February on RealBridge and Zoom. Click here to book

English international Michael Byrne will also be returning to the club in person to give two seminars on Saturday 12th March. Please put the date in your diary - full details and a booking link will be on the website in the next week or so. 

RealBridge - Audio issues with iPads and Macs

If you are having trouble with sound on your iPad or Mac when using RealBridge, this guidance may help you to fix the problem.

Calling all 'Bridge for All' Students!

We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your first term of year 1 or year 2 of the new 'Bridge for All' course. Booking is now open for the second term (10 weeks of lessons). The new term starts from Monday 10th January 2022. Classes continue at the same time on the same day of the week as currently. Please click here to book

Year 2 students (especially those who joined in January and are completing their final term) – please do have a think about joining a Learn & Play session, you are more than ready! We play 12 boards in a very relaxed manner and you can ask the teacher/director for help at any time. There are two sessions per week - Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. They are all online except for the first Thursday evening of each month which is held face-to-face at the club. It's a great way to practice your Bridge and also get a feel for playing 'proper' duplicate Bridge. Click here for more information and the booking link. 

Thursday Evening Learn & Play at the Club One Evening a Month

Thursday evening Learn & Play sessions are back at the club on the FIRST Thursday evening of each month. 

Face-to-face sessions of Thursday evening Learn & Play are continuing on the first Thursday of each month at the club. The next session will be at 7.15pm on Thursday 6th January. To book your place click here.

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

We are playing face-to-face (F2F) bridge sessions at the clubhouse on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am.

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.

We will introduce additional F2F sessions as and when we can, depending on the level of support and availability of directors and scorers. 

For further information and to book your place, please click here

EBU Awards

Congratulations to Holly Kilpatrick, member of Oxford and Summertown bridge clubs.  Holly is to receive the Tom Bradley award which is awarded to a player who has made a significant contribution to junior bridge.  Holly established the Oxford Junior Bridge Club in 2014 and has been the driving force behind establishing junior bridge in the Oxford area, with some of her pupils even progressing to international representation in their age groups.

Congratulations also to Rob Procter, former Chairman of the Oxfordshire Bridge Association.  The EBU is presenting him with a Silver Award in recognition of his years of service to the development of the game of bridge in the county.  Rob is a member of both Menagerie and Oxford bridge clubs.

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!

♥ Booking is now open for TERM 2 of 'Bridge for All' Year 1 & Year 2 courses. Click for more info and to book

SATURDAY SEMINARS 2022

 29th January & 5th February online short course on Slam Bidding

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
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Viccy F
Scorer: John F
Host: Mary C
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Irene K
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Cliff P (online), Richard S (F2F)
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Pauline W (online); Nick W (F2F)
Morning Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Chris D
Scorer: MS
Host: Richard W
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Ian B (online); Peter S (F2F)
Scorer: MS
Host: Avis R (online); Martin I (F2F)
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Carol H
Calendar
Wed 8th Dec 2021
Evening Pairs
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Cliff P
Scorer: Brian M
Host: Stevie R
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Thu 9th Dec 2021
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Christine B
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Irene K
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Thu 9th Dec 2021
Learn and Play
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Sue S
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Fri 10th Dec 2021
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse 10.00
Director: Kathy T (online); Richard S (F2F)
Scorer: Steve F (online); Margaret Q (F2F)
Host: Steve N (F2F); George C (online)
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Mon 13th Dec 2021
Morning Pairs
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Richard S
Scorer: Marion
Host: Victor R-R
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Tue 14th Dec 2021
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse 10.00
Director: Steve F (online), Sue S (F2F)
Scorer: Steve F (online); Anne L (F2F)
Host: NickW (online); Anne L (F2F)
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