Upcoming Competitions

Club Pairs Competition 

for the Beck Salver

Sunday 29 September at 2pm

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Competitions and Special Events

Competitions and special events run by Oxford Bridge Club, plus Oxfordshire Bridge Association or EBU events taking place on the club premises. The calendar of special events for 2019-2020 is available here

For details of other events being held in the vicinity of Oxford click here.

Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver 2019

The club's Pairs Championship Competition for the Beck Salver will take place on Sunday 29 September, starting at 2pm. 

This is one of the club premier events, attracting Blue Points, and is played over 36-40 boards. 

Deadline for entries is Friday 27 September. 

Entry fee: £9.00 per player (includes tea/coffee and refreshments).  

Rubber Bridge Competition - the Meltzer

The club's rubber bridge knock-out competition is played between October and May every year. The winners receive the Meltzer Trophy. 

The closing date for entries is Monday 30 September. For further details of this competition see this page

Men's and Ladies' Pairs Competitions 2019

The club's Men's and Ladies' Pairs Competitions will take place on Wednesday 30 October, at 7.15pm. Please come along with a partner of the same gender.

The winners of the Men's Pairs competition will receive the John Simpson Trophy, and the winners of the Ladies' competition the Doreen Simpson Trophy. 

Non-members are welcome to play, but only members are eligible to win one of the trophies.  

This event will not be hosted.

Up to one mixed pair may play but will not be eligible to win one of the trophies.

Prebooking is not required - just turn up on the night. Standard table money. 

Swiss Teams Competition 2019

Oxford Bridge Club's Swiss Teams competition takes place over two evenings - normally the first Wednesdays of November and December. The winning team receives the Eve Stockwell Bowl. 

Round 1 will take place on 6 November and Round 2 on 4 December 2019. 

Teams may consist of between 4 and 6 members. Teams of four will compete on each evening. The same 4 members need not be identical on both evenings but no more than 6 players may be used altogether. If any player plays in more than one team, neither team may qualify for the competition trophy. Teams that include non-members may play without standing. 

Teams who didn't play in Round 1 are very welcome to play in Round 2, although they won't be eligible to win the competition trophy. 

Teams of Four Competition for the Rose Bowl 2019

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. 

The entry fee £9.00 per person, or £36 per team, to include tea/coffee and refreshments. 

All members of all abilities are welcome to take part.

Please contact the Team Mates Secretary if you would like help with finding team mates.  

Deadline for entries is Friday 22 November. 

Individual Competition 2020

The club's Individual Competition will take place on Sunday 19 January 2020 at 2pm. 

This is a fun event where players enter as individuals and play with a different person each round. Members of all abilities are welcome to take part.

We will play between 30 and 40 boards, with a break at half time for tea and refreshments. Play finishes at about 6.30 to 7.00 pm.

Everyone plays the same basic ACOL system – a convention card will be provided for you to follow.

The winner will be the club’s Individual Champion for 2019-2020, and will be awarded with the trophy at the AGM.

Entry fee £9.00 to include tea and refreshments.

Mixed Pairs Competition for the Winnie Ling Trophy 2020

The club's Mixed Pairs Competition will take place on Wednesday 29 January, at 7.15pm.

The winners will receive the Winnie Ling Trophy. This event is usually held on a date that is as close as possible to the the date of Winnie's birthday, which was on 22 February. 

Members of all abilities are welcome to take part. Non-members may play in the event, but are not eligible to win the trophy. 

Entry in advance is not required - just turn up on the night.  Standard table money. 

OBC Novice Pairs Competition 2020

The club's Novice Pairs competition for the Morrie Marsh Trophy will take place on Monday 18 May, at 7.15pm. 

This competition is restricted to 'Novice Pairs' who are full members of Oxford Bridge Club. Pairs who are not eligible to win the competition are welcome to play in the session but they cannot win the Trophy.

For the purposes of this competition a ‘Novice Pair’ is a partnership in which both players:

Either have fewer than 200 Masterpoints (below Club Master) and have not previously won this or any other club trophy, excluding the Roger Hughes Trophy.

Or are currently following a Bridge for All Year 1 or Year 2 course run by Oxford Bridge School.

Players with previous experience of playing duplicate bridge who have returned to the game after a long gap, and those holding a significant number of masterpoints from a non-EBU organisation, are not considered Novices for this event. 

The Novice pair with the highest score will win the Trophy. The Trustees reserve the right to review the status of all competing players. To that end, the winners will not be announced on the night.