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We are now EBU affiliated and accepting members

The Oliver Cowan Bridge Club is now affiliated to the EBU and will be running virtual club sessions on BBO. In order to be eligible to participate in these sessions, players must be members of the club but the good news is the MEMBERSHIP IS FREE. The most important rule of this club is best behaviour at the table, on the basis that good manners cost nothing. Please email ocbridgecomps@gmail.com to request a membership application form. 

Charity fund raising events

The Oliver Cowan Bridge Club is proud to support

Children in Need (raised £500 in 2020)( see News for details)

The Homeless Street Angels (raised £920 in 2020)

Calendar
18th May 2021
Play Without the Experts
Online 7.00pm
Director: OC
19th May 2021
Shaw Lane Duplicate Pairs
Online 7.00pm
Director: OC
19th May 2021
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Online 7.15pm
Director: OC
19th May 2021
Bradford/Keighley/Doncaster Duplicate Pairs
Online 7.30pm
Director: OC
19th May 2021
County Level Cross Imp Pairs
BBO 7:30pm
Welcome to Oliver Cowan Bridge Club
New Play Without the Experts Cycle starts on Tuesday

The next cycle of our Play Without the Experts competition will begin this coming Tuesday, 6th April, at 7pm. It is restricted to players with an NGS below 54% and involves an 20 board duplicate followed by an optional hand discussion. There is a cumulative table over 12 weeks with each player's best 6 scores to count and prizes for the top overall players and also the top players below 46% NGS. For more information or to register, please drop an email to ocbridgecomps@gmail.com. Each session costs £3.50 per player.

Upcoming County Level Sessions

County level cross imp pairs will run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays & 2nd and 4th Tuesdays through April and May starting at 7:30pm. There will also be a 6 x 5 board Swiss Teams event on Thursday 15th April and Thursday 20th May - Please register in advance for the teams games to ensure an even number but for the cross imps you can just "turn up" on the night. 

Thursday Afternoon Duplicate

Starting on 3rd December, we will be running a duplicate session on a Thursday afternoon starting at 1:30pm.
The cost of this session will be £2.50 per player and all are welcome.

If you are not a club member then please get in touch either for a membership form (it's still free!) or to arrange payment if playing as a one off.

Teams of 4 days
Teams of 4 days

We run regular teams of 4 events over 1 day in both Swiss and League formats.

Please get in touch via email at ocbridgecomps@gmail.com if you want more information.

Match v Horsham Bridge Club

We are playing a teams of 4 match against Horsham Bridge Club on the evening of Wednesday 9th June. We are fielding 12 teams of various levels so if you would like to be considered for selection then please contact Oliver.

Fantastic Charity Weekend

Thanks to all those who supported the charity events this weekend, we have raised an amazing £1100 which has been split between the Anthony Nolan Trust, The Zone and Mind. Congratulations to Brian Senior & Nigel Bird who won the Swiss Pairs on Saturday, with Linda Greenland & Ken Richardson and Lesley & Ron Millet in 2nd and 3rd. Well done also to Jill Hassan and Sheila Lovie on beating 71 other pairs to win the Stepping Stones game on Sunday, ahead of Angela Beecroft & Eileen Vaughan and Leigh & Andy Hawkins in 2nd and 3rd.  I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved by this club this weekend.

Match v Welwyn Garden City

On Tuesday 30th March we had 6 teams of 4 going head to head against Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club. Of the 6 matches, we won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 resulting in a total VP win by 72-48. Thanks to all those who represented the club and well done!

Play Without the Experts Winners

Congratulations to Steve & Linda Cartwright on winning the Play Without the Experts cumulative tournament, played over the last 3 months, where each player's best 6 scores counted.
Well done also to Joanne Suthers & Fiona Kilby on winning the B stratification for this event. Next cycle starts on 6th April.

Well done Julian & Denis

Congratulations to Julian Gibson & Denis Murphy on winning the March Swiss Pairs by 2VPs from Brian Churchill & Jane Reeve with Stephen Crossland & Carrie Babbington in 3rd place.

Congratulations to Richard and Nichola

Well done to Richard Pike and Nichola Cockerill-Smith on winning the Christmas Charity Swiss Pairs on 29th December. A bumper field of 90 pairs took part and £920 was raised for the Homeless Street Angels Charity. Jimmy Strauss and David Landes came 2nd with David & Ryan Beresford and Val Gibson & Pearl Murphy joint 3rd.

Undos
Undos

The club allows undo requests for genuine bidding mistakes made as a result of a mechanical error, not a lapse of concentration or forgetfulness, and only when the request is made prior to their partner's bid at the latest.  We do not allow undos for playing.
Any awkward exchanges should be referred to the director. 

Members are reminded that you can change your settings to ensure you double click to make a bid.

Results
Brighouse Pairs
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Afternoon Duplicate
Director: OC
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: OC
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Bradford/Keighley/Doncaster Duplicate Pairs
Director: OC
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Shaw Lane Duplicate Pairs
Director: OC
Scorer: Oliver Cowan