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Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs

Sunday 23 June at 2pm

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Charity Bridge Day

Sunday 4th Aug at 10.30am

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BLUE-POINTED SWISS PAIRS EVENT

Summertown Bridge Club and Oxford Bridge Club are jointly running a Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs event in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Safeline on Sunday 23 June 2019 at 2.00pm To download the entry form click here and to enter online click here

CHARITY BRIDGE DAY

OBC is running a Charity Bridge Day in aid of Autism Family Support Oxfordshire starting at 10.30 on Sunday 4th August.  Click for further details and to book online.

 

OXFORDSHIRE CONGRESS 8th-9th JUNE
OXFORDSHIRE CONGRESS 8th-9th JUNE

A large number of OBC members took part in the annual Oxfordshire Bridge Association Congress held over the weekend of 8th - 9th June.

Very many congratulations to Zane and Zahir Soonawalla (pictured) who won the Friendly Pairs competition held on the Sunday. 

Congratulations also go to Christopher Whitehouse, Mary-Ann Sheehy, Matthew Covill & Amr El-Kashef who came third in the Swiss Teams competition. 

Full results are available on the OBA website

OBS teacher achieves high ranking in National competition

Congratulations to Sandra Nicholson and her partner Krys Kazmierczak who came 11th in the final round of the Corwen Trophy – an EBU national event.   To reach the final round players need be one of the top four pairs in their County Pairs Competition.   Nationally, 95 pairs go through to the final so achieving 11th place in the final is a fantastic achievement for Sandra and Krys and they earn Gold points for this success.   Well done!

GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO

While visiting Chicago in early June member Denis Talbot met up with Aleks Lishkov who moved to the city earlier this year. Aleks sends his best wishes to the members of the OBC and misses playing at the club. Denis and Aleks managed to fit in two enjoyable sessions of bridge (point a board teams and MP pairs) at the Chicago Bridge Centre. The members were all very welcoming and friendly. He is looking forward to his next trip there.

Aleks, we miss you too!   . . . and your contributions to the psyche book!

LAWS - THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF DUMMY

This is the first in an occasional series where I will look at certain Laws based on incidents at the OBC, sometimes observed by me or otherwise reported to me.   The series is intended to help players improve their understanding of the Laws.

Laws 42 and 43 cover what Dummy can and cannot do.  Basically, Dummy cannot do very much.  Dummy may keep count of the tricks; Dummy plays cards as directed by the Declarer and makes sure that the dummy hand follows suit.  Dummy may ask a Declarer, but not a Defender, whether they have no more in a suit once they have not followed suit. Dummy must not participate in the play in any way and must not look at cards in anyone else’s hand.

Importantly, Dummy may try to prevent an irregularity but may not call attention to an irregularity during play; Dummy must wait until the hand has been played before calling attention to an irregularity.  So, if Declarer looks to be about to lead from the wrong hand, Dummy can advise Declarer where the lead is.  However, if the lead is in Declarer’s hand but Declarer asks for a card from the dummy hand, Dummy should just play the designated card from dummy and do absolutely nothing else.  I am sure most of us have broken this Law at some time (I certainly have): it is a natural reaction to say something, but that is the wrong thing to do. More on a related topic next time.

Martin Illingworth, Chief TD

OBC NOVICES COMPETITION The MORRIE MARSH Trophy
OBC NOVICES COMPETITION   The MORRIE MARSH Trophy

The club’s competition for the Morrie Marsh Trophy took place on Monday 20th May.   Congratulations to the winners, Mena Remedios and Clive Gillam who came first with the impressive score of 68.97%.   The runners up were Paulette Eeley and Pam Parsons with Mary Chait and John Foord in third place.  

Results
Morning Pairs
Director: PL
Scorer: JT
Host: Stephen B
Evening Pairs
Director: PR
Scorer: MS
Host: Peter St
Morning Learn and Play
At 147
Director: VF
Scorer: CW
Host: Gill B
Evening Gentle Duplicate
At 147
Director: RB
Scorer: RF
Host: Roger F
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At 147
Director: VF
Scorer: MP
Host: Mike
Evening Pairs
Director: RS
Scorer: LF
Host: Ursula B
Morning Pairs
Director: PS
Scorer: CW
Host: Peter E
Morning Pairs
Director: CW
Scorer: PL
Host: Mary Ha
Evening Learn and Play
At 147
Director: RB
Scorer: SMF
Host: Peter da C
Morning Pairs
Director: PS
Scorer: DC
Host: Howard A
Calendar
Sun 16th Jun 2019
Director Training Session
10.30
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Pat
Host: Amr E-K
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Evening Learn and Play
At 147 19.15
Director: Martin
Scorer: Clive
Host: Ludmilla
Tue 18th Jun 2019
Morning Pairs
10.00
Director: Colin W
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Val M or Sandra T
Tue 18th Jun 2019
Practice Hands: The Danger Hand (1)
14:00
Wed 19th Jun 2019
Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
At 147 14.00
Director: Ruth
Scorer: Clive
Host: Mike
Wed 19th Jun 2019
Evening Pairs
19.15
Director: Peter L
Scorer: Marion
Host: John C
Wed 19th Jun 2019
Practice Hands: 2-level Opening Bids (inc. Blackwood) (2)
19:30
Thu 20th Jun 2019
Morning Learn and Play
At 147 10.00
Director: Sandra N
Scorer: Colin
Host: Mary B