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TEAMS OF FOUR COMPETITION

for the ROSE BOWL

Sunday 24 November at 2.00pm

SWISS TEAMS ROUND 2

Wed 4 December at 7.15pm

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TEAMS COMPETITION FOR THE ROSE BOWL

The club's teams of four competition for the Rose Bowl will be held on Sunday 24 November, starting at 2 pm.  We will play between 36-40 boards with a break at half time. Play is expected to finish at about 7.00pm. 

The Rose Bowl competition is one of the club's premier events, and is blue-pointed. All members of all abilities are welcome to take part. The entry fee £9.00 per person, or £36 per team, to include tea/coffee and refreshments. 

Entries are being taken online - click here to go to the entry form. Please contact the Team Mates Secretary if you would like help with finding team mates.  

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY

The club Christmas festivities will be on Wednesday 11th December. Everyone is invited to play in the afternoon or the evening (or both!)

Afternoon duplicate bridge will start at 2.30pm and finish around 5.45pm. There won’t be a separate Gentle duplicate session in the afternoon - All are welcome to play in the Christmas afternoon session. There won't be any restrictions on partnerships for this session. During the break there will be a quiz while everyone can have tea and cakes. Table money is £4.

If you plan to play in the afternoon session, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the hallway, so that we know numbers for the catering. 

At 6.00pm we will have mulled wine (or juice) with party snacks at a charge of £2 each.  The evening session will follow starting at the normal time of 7.15pm.

CHILDREN IN NEED

The club ran several fund-raising events for Children in Need during the week of Monday 11th to Friday 15th November. The raffle and cake sale have raised approximately £950, which means that together with the table money from the two simultaneous pairs events we'll have raised more that £1,000 for Children in Need this year. 

We would like to thank all those who supported us, by making cakes, bringing raffle prizes, buying raffle tickets and donating money.

LADIES' AND MEN'S PAIRS COMPETITIONS 2019-2020

Many congratulations to Julie Anderson & Makiko Rogers who won OBC's Ladies' Pairs Competition, held on Wednesday 30th October. They will receive the Doreen Simpson trophy at the AGM. Ameena Ahmad & Marion Sheppard came second, and Sandra Nicholson & Liza Furnival were third. 

And many congratulations also to the winners of the Men's Pairs, Peter Briggs & Denis Talbot. They will receive the John Simpson trophy. In second place were John Cecil & Peter Russell, and third Peter Randall & Christopher Whelan. 

Pictured (from left to right): Peter Briggs, Julie Anderson & Denis Talbot. 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE REFURBISHED CLUB!
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE REFURBISHED CLUB!

Saturday 26th October marked the official opening day of the newly refurbished premises of the Oxford Bridge Club. More than 60 members joined with the Chairman, Pat Lewis, guests and Trustees for a reception and the unveiling of the donors' plaque by England's No. 1 bridge player, Andrew Robson. Many members stayed on to play bridge afterwards. 

In the front rooms of the premises, fifteen juniors, aged 8 to 16 years (see below for more pictures), arrived early in the day to play a friendly game of duplicate bridge (results here), whilst they awaited Andrew's arrival. The 'maestro' did not disappoint and spent a memorable half hour chatting with the players, whilst he advised and shared tips and jokes. 

Some of the young players had been learning since Holly Kilpatrick first started Oxford Junior Bridge Club, in Summertown Church Hall in September 2014. Now installed in Oxford Bridge Club, 3 or 4 tables of juniors, of mixed ability, learn and play every Sunday afternoon during term times. 

Andrew grew up in Oxfordshire, attended Abingdon School and played as a junior himself at local bridge clubs. 

A MEMORABLE DAY FOR THE JUNIORS
A MEMORABLE DAY FOR THE JUNIORS
NATIONAL INTERCLUB KNOCKOUT (NICKO)

Many congratulations to the Oxford B team, who beat Petersfield D recently to reach the final of the 2018-2019 NICKO Plate. The team's members are Matthew Covill, Emily Middleton, Diana Nettleton and Mary-Ann Sheehy. 

They are due to play Leeds C in the final. 

The NICKO is one of the EBU's most popular knock-out competitions, with teams of four (or more) players representing their club. Oxford Bridge Club is fielding three teams in the 2019-2020 competition. 

Results
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
Director: RJ
Scorer: CG
Host: Tilly
Evening Pairs
Director: PJL
Scorer: MS
Host: Marion
Wessex v Menagerie A
Morning Pairs
Director: CW
Scorer: MR
Host: Di P
Morning Pairs
Director: RK
Scorer: PL
Host: Yvonne N
Evening Learn and Play
Director: VF
Scorer: TD
Social Duplicate
Director: SF
Scorer: JP
Host: Viv S
Morning Pairs
Director: PJL
Scorer: DC
Host: Ian E
Teams
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Marion
Host: Not hosted
Morning Learn and Play
Director: PS
Scorer: JP
Calendar
Wed 20th Nov 2019
Practice hands: SWOT practice hands-2
19.30
Thu 21st Nov 2019
Morning Learn and Play
10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve
Host: Linda E
Thu 21st Nov 2019
Evening Gentle Duplicate
19.15
Director: Steve
Scorer: Viccy
Host: Clare
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Peter S
Scorer: Diane
Host: Gwen T
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
Evening Pairs
19.15
Director: Ruth K
Scorer: Makiko
Host: Carol B
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
Practice hands: SWOT practice hands-2
10.00
Sat 23rd Nov 2019
Social Duplicate
14.30
Director: Christine/Ian B
Scorer: Colin W
Host: Eileen W
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Sun 24th Nov 2019
Rose Bowl (teams of four) (blue-pointed)
14.00
Director: Martin
Scorer: Liza
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Mon 25th Nov 2019
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Richard
Scorer: Diane
Host: Tunde S