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Now playing face-to-face bridge on Tues and Fri mornings - other sessions online. Click here for details of our regular bridge sessions.

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Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs

Thursday 19th May at 7.15pm

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Teams of Four Competition for the Rose Bowl

Many congratulations to Peter Randall, Diana Thorne, Peter Litchfield & Liza Furnival who won the club's Teams of Four competition held on Sunday 15th May. They receive the Rose Bowl trophy.  

Diana Thorne Peter Randall Peter Litchfield Liza Furnival

 

Second were John Blakesley, Malcolm Orr-Ewing, Lawrence Wang & Tom Rainforth, so well done to them too. 

Support Susan Fletcher on her Pennine Way Challenge - Final Week!

Many of you know Susan Fletcher who plays and directs at the club, and was Education Secretary until her diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease last July. Susan is currently walking the Pennine Way with 180 (!) of her friends, family and fellow OBC members – 260 miles and a combined ascent higher than Mount Everest – to raise awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Susan's current target is now £50,000. It would be fantastic if we fellow Bridge players could help her reach this. Thank you to all who have already donated. You can read Susan's story and make a donation at the following link – https://justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-fletcher-watts.

If you would like to follow Susan's Pennine Way Challenge journey (and spot familiar faces from the club) then follow her on Instagram @walkingthepositivepath or on Facebook here

Setting off from Ponden Reservoir About to walk from Gargrave Teachers and directors at the ready! A welcome after climbing Cross Fell The week 3 OBC crew
Learn & Play Table Money

As you know, the table money for club sessions has recently increased by 50p. From 1st June we will be also increasing the table money for Learn & Play by 50p to £4.50. We believe this still offers very good value for money. If you would like to book an online Learn & Play session please click here. For club sessions (first Thursday evening of month) just turn up at the club. 

The Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition

This year's Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition will be held on Thursday 19th May at 7.15pm on RealBridge in place of the usual Learn & Play session. If you are a member of Oxford Bridge Club and have fewer than 200 masterpoints (below Club Master) and haven't previously won a club trophy then you are eligible to win the Morrie Marsh Trophy. Masterpoints will be awarded and the qualifying winners will not only win the trophy but have their names added to the club's Honours' board. For full competition rules click here. To book tickets please click here

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, some Thursday evening Learn & Play sessions are also at the clubhouse. Click here for more information about Learn & Play sessions

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

In line with government advice, we are no longer expecting individuals to complete a negative LFT before coming to F2F play but obviously this would still be advisable if an individual has been in contact with someone with Covid. 

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

For further information and to book your place, 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!

♥ Booking is open for TERM 3 of 'Bridge for All' Year 1 & Year 2 courses Face-to-Face at Oxford Bridge Club. Click here to book

Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition

♥  Thursday 19th May 7.15pm on RealBridge (replaces the Learn & Play session)
♥  Click here for competition rules
♥  Click here to book

SEMINARS & COURSES

 Starts 7th May – Charlie Bucknell – 5-Card Majors – 6 week course

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KATHY'S KORNER 

 Second Wednesday of month (not May) 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
RealBridge
Director: Richard S
Scorer: MS
Host: Andy
Teams of Four/Rose Bowl
RealBridge
Director: Martin I
Morning Pairs - hybrid
Online and clubhouse
Director: Liza F (online); Martin I (F2F)
Scorer: Liza Furnival
Host: Annabel B (online); Makiko R (F2F)
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Liza F
Scorer: Liza F
Host: Patricia L
Learn and Play
RealBridge
Director: Nick W
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Stevie R
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Derek K
Calendar
Tue 17th May 2022
Morning Pairs - hybrid
RealBridge and clubhouse 10.00
Director: Anne L (online); Richard S (F2F)
Scorer: Anne L (online); Peter Sch (F2F)
Host: John C (online); Roger S (F2F)
 Click for more information
Wed 18th May 2022
Learn and Play
RealBridge 10.00
Director: Kathy T
Scorer: Steve F
Host: Nick W
 Click for more information
Wed 18th May 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 14.00
Director: Ian B
Scorer: Ian B
Host: Peter L
 Click for more information
Wed 18th May 2022
Evening Pairs
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Martin I
Scorer: Martin I
Host: Clodagh J
 Click for more information
Thu 19th May 2022
Gentle Duplicate
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Liza F
Scorer: Liza F
Host: Allan C
 Click for more information
Thu 19th May 2022
Morrie Marsh Trophy Novice Pairs
RealBridge 19.15
Director: Anne L
Scorer: Anne L
Host: Roger F, Pamela F, Margaret K
 Click for more information