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Data Privacy

Oswestry Bridge Club regards the personal information you supplied on joining the club as private and will not disclose it to any third party. It is only kept for club related matters, such as to help members find to a bridge partner, and is stored in a protected area of the website that is not accessible to the general public.  If you would like this information removed from the club database, please inform a member of the Committee.              (uploaded 21/07/18)

Welcome to Oswestry Bridge Club
Midlands No Fear 9-High Online Swiss Teams

Midlands No Fear 9-High Online Swiss Teams
Saturday 25th September 2021 at 2.00 pm
Entry fee (£8) – to be paid by S&SCBA
To be played on

Gather a team of four together and enter by email to Paul Cutler on, including full names of all the team members.  
If you need more information about the event or help in finding another pair to join your proposed team, please email Paul.
Entries in by Monday 20th September 2021.
This event is popular in the region:   so please endeavour to raise a team to represent S&SCBA and enjoy the afternoon.


The popular Bridge Drive at

Oswestry Cricket Club

is going to restart its Face to Face sessions on

2nd October 2021 at 1.30 pm.

It will be held on the first Saturday of each month.

As most of you are familiar with the venue, the hall is spacious and would allow us to spread the tables, so everyone would feel safe playing there.

Should you have any questions or require more info, please contact

Graham Roberts at:

Come along and have fun playing your favourite game, while supporting the Cricket Club!

As the weather improves and the country starts to reopen with the COVID restrictions easing, we are starting to return to normal. So if your partner is unavailable, you can use either of the following options to find one:

  1. Put a message on the  Oswestry BC website
  2. Put a message on the club’s WhatsApp group

If you are not aware how to use the Membership Area on the club’s website, the link below provides step-by-step guidance on how to set your password, as well as posting a message that you need a partner for a particular date.

Members Only - SetReset Password.pdf

Should you need additional help, please contact me on:


EBU has started a new online magazine - Discovery - a publication designed to provide tips and tricks that will help us all to improve our bridge scores quickly!

Here is the link you can use to access it:



Help the Director!

Please make sure you are not only logged on, but also ONLINE from 6.50pm onwards. If you logon early and leave your device for an extended period BBO will knock you off (i.e. make you offline). This means that the director has to adjjust the software settings before we can begin

Some members leave it until 6.59 - 7.00pm before getting back online again and the director then has to make a number of last-minute alterations, which causes delays and increases the possibility of introducing an error in the settings.   If you are deleted from the tournament for being offline at 7pm you will have a very unhappy partner.  Don't expect any sympathy. 


OBC Whatsapp Group

Peter set-up a Whatsapp group which members have found very useful for arranging online games with other members of the club.  It is really simple to use. You can join the group by downloading WhatsApp onto your PC, Apple or Android device and then speaking  to Peter on 07808 068  044. In accordance with GDPR regulations he will need a text or email from you agreeing he can use your mobile number and name for OBC WhatsApp group purposes.

EBU Master Points Promotions

Congratulations to OBC members promoted in July 2021:

2 Star Master                Patricia Ramsay

Master                          Flo Baldwin

Skill over Chance?

Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful British manager in football, once said:

“Attack wins you games,

defence wins you titles”.

While that was said about football, it isn’t an entirely inaccurate description of the importance of defence, when it comes to bridge.

Did you know?

43.6 percent of all slam contracts fail.

62.7 percent of all bridge players are women.

97.8 percent of all bridge statistics, including these, are made up! wink

EBU events - Dates for your Diary






25-26 Sept

Herts/Essex Congress 


Cumbria / Westmorland GP weekend

Surrey GP weekend

Why do people play bridge?
Why do people play bridge?

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

Mon 20th September 2021
Online Duplicate
Thu 23rd September 2021
Face to Face
Memorial Hall 7.00pm
Director: Pat Ramsay
Mon 27th September 2021
Online Duplicate
Face to Face
Director: Pat Ramsay
Online Duplicate
Scorer: Ken Johnston
Face to Face
Director: Pat Ramsay