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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.

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EBU Summer Meeting

A number of Oxford players took part in the EBU Summer Meeting held in Eastbourne from 10th to 14th August this year. It was a strong field that included many international players. 

Many congratulations to club member Charlie Bucknell, who with his team mates, won the Swiss Teams (and the Brighton Bowl)

Although no Oxford players managed to finish in the top five in the Swiss Pairs Championship, which was played over two days, two pairs received prizes: Liza Furnival and Peter Randall won the Mercian Bridge Travel Trophy for Senior Pairs, and Lawrence Wang and Yining Yang won the non-expert prize. Congratulations to them too. Click here to view the results

Tuesday evening Learn & Play must now be BOOKED

Tuesday evening's Learn & Play sessions at the club must now be BOOKED IN ADVANCE. This is to ensure that we have at least two tables in order to make the session worthwhile to run. If you are keen to play please book here to confirm your place before Monday evening at 5.30pm when bookings will close. If we have fewer than two tables then the session will be cancelled and your booking will be transferred to the following week. You will be emailed to advise but you can also check the website calendar to see if the session is marked 'Cancelled'. Please don't come to the club without checking that the session is running. 

Wednesday morning's Learn & Play on RealBridge remains as it is and you can book here.

Free Taster Sessions & New Beginner Courses this Autumn

Do you know anyone who wants to learn to play Bridge? If so, then please encourage your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to try one of our free Taster sessions which we’re running in August and September at Oxford Bridge Club. It's an opportunity see how our Bridge classes are taught, meet the teachers and get to play some Bridge! In October, term 1 of a brand new year of ‘Bridge for All’ courses will start at the club. These have been developed by the EBU and are based on the Acol bidding system. Details are here.

Most of our students come to us through the website or through personal recommendation so your spreading the word and encouragement means a lot. They can find more information on this website by clicking on the ‘Learn to Play Bridge’ box in the top right hand corner. 

You can also help by distributing our Taster leaflet in your local coffee shop, supermarket, golf club or leisure centre, or hand out to anyone who you think might be interested in learning Bridge. You can pick up the leaflets at the club. If you have a printer you might like to download a copy and print some off - TasterLeaflet2022.pdf

Playing Bridge at the Clubhouse

We are playing face-to-face (F2F) bridge sessions at the clubhouse on Tuesday and Friday mornings. 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.

Additionally we are running monthly Bridge & Après Bridge sessions on the 2nd Wednesday evening of the month at the club and Speedball Bridge on the 1st Friday evening. Check the calendar for details. 

There's no need to prebook club F2F sessions with the exception of Tuesday evening Learn & Play sessions (see below).

Tuesday 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. 

There's no requirement to wear a facemask whilst you are on the club premises, though you may do so if you wish. 

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

RealBridge - Audio and Connection issues with iPads and Macs

If you are having trouble with sound or connections on your iPad or Mac when using RealBridge, particularly if you have recently upgraded to iOS 15, this guidance may help you to fix the problem.

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!

♥ FREE taster sessions please click here.

♥ For information on 'Bridge for All' Year 1 & Year 2 courses please click here.

KATHY'S KORNER 

 Second Wednesday of month at 9.30am on RealBridge – discuss your tricky hands with Kathy Talbot

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
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Matt W (online); Martin I (F2F)
Scorer: MS
Host: Marj H (online); Diana C (F2F)
Learn & Play
Bridge Club
Director: LF
Scorer: LF
Host: Lorna S
Morning Pairs
RealBridge
Director: Chris D
Scorer: MS
Host: Marion S
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse
Director: Viccy F (online); Martin I (F2F)
Scorer: JGF
Host: Dave Dobson (online); Peter Sherry (F2F)
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Christine B
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Sandra M
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Shirley R
Calendar
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Pamela F
 Click for more information
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Steve F
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Tony
 Click for more information
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Evening Pairs
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Viccy F
Scorer: John F
Host: Margaret K
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Thu 18th Aug 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Brian M
Scorer: Brian M
Host: Esther W
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Fri 19th Aug 2022
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse 10.00
Director: Ian B (online); Diane C (F2F)
Scorer: Ian B (online) Liza F (F2F)
Host: Peter Sh (online); Phil C (F2F)
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Fri 19th Aug 2022
Teams
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Matt W
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Not hosted
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