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Oxford Bridge Club Events

Competitions and special events run by Oxford Bridge Club. 

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

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 Friday 30 September. For further details of this competition see this page

Teams of Four Competition for the Rose Bowl 2021

The club's teams of four competition for the Rose Bowl will be held on Sunday 28 November, on RealBridge, starting at 2 pm.  

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.

It will be played as two sessions of 18-20 boards, on RealBridge, with a 20 minute break after the first session. Play is expected to finish by about 7.30pm.

 

Entry fee: £6.00 per player. 

This event will only run if at least six teams have booked and paid for their places by 2pm on Saturday 27 November, so please put your entry in in good time. 

Click here for the bookings page [bookings not yet open].

 

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

Pairs Competition for the Beck Salver 2022

The club's Pairs Championship Competition for the Beck Salver will take place on Sunday 23 January, starting at 2pm. 

This is one of the club premier events, attracting Blue Points. Members of all abilities are very welcome to take part. 

It will be played as two sessions of 18 boards, on RealBridge, with a 20 minute break after the first session. Play is expected to finish by about 7.30pm. 

 

Entry fee: £6.00 per player. 

This event will only run if at least 12 pairs have booked and paid for their places by 2pm on Saturday 22 January, so please put your entry in in good time.    

Click here for the bookings page [bookings not yet open]. 

Mixed Pairs Competition for the Winnie Ling Trophy 2022

The club's Mixed Pairs Competition will take place on Thursday 17th February, at 7.15pm.

The winners 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 and same-sex pairs may play, but are not eligible to win the trophy. 

This event replaces the usual Thursday evening Gentle Duplicate session.

 

We will be playing 20 or 21 boards (depending on the number of tables) so that everyone plays a minimum of 18 boards. 

This event will be played on RealBridge. Entry fee £x.00. Please book and pay for your place in advance. Click here for the bookings page [bookings not yet open]

Morrie Marsh Novice Pairs Competition 2022

The club's Novice Pairs competition for the Morrie Marsh Trophy will take place on Thursday 19th May at 7.15pm.

This competition replaces the usual Thursday evening Learn & Play session, and is restricted to 'Novice Pairs' who are full members of Oxford Bridge Club.

We will be playing on RealBridge, and will play 14-16 boards at about 9 minutes per board. The entry fee is £3.00 per player. 

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

  • either have fewer than 200 Masterpoints (that is, below Club Master) and have not previously won this or any other club trophy, excluding the Roger Hughes Trophy.
  • or have attended a 'Bridge for All' Year 1 or Year 2 course run by Oxford Bridge School at any time since June 2020.

Pairs who do not meet the above criteria are welcome to play in the competition but they cannot win the Trophy.

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. 

Please note also that only members of Oxford Bridge Club can win the trophy so please make sure that you have renewed your membership (if you had free membership as a student last year) or please do join the club if you want to be eligible for the trophy. For further information on membership and to join please email the Membership Secretary at memsec@oxfordbridgeclub.com. Membership is not required to compete though so please take part even if you are not a club member or don’t wish to join at this time. 

If you have a regular partner that's great, just sign up together in a single booking as per usual. If not, please book as an individual and we’ll pair people up where we can.

As this is a competition with masterpoints, on this occasion you will not be able to ask for help. Use of system/convention cards is allowed for online play.

The qualifying 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. The trophy will be awarded at the AGM in July. 

Pre-booking is required - CLICK HERE TO BOOK [bookings not yet open]. Bookings close at 7.15pm on the day.