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Wessex League 2021-22

We are fielding two teams again this winter.  The A-team is captained by Howard, the B-team by Roger.  Let them know if you would like to play in one of the teams!

Bridge Education in Oxford

Oxford Bridge Club runs a comprehensive bridge education programme under the banner of Oxford Bridge School. Courses are available at all levels, from beginners to more experienced players. Further details are on their website.  

Welcome to Summertown Bridge Club!
Christmas Charity

You will remember that before Christmas we asked our members to consider donating to a local charity: Charterville Care's Horticultural Therapy Nurseries.  You were tremendously generous. The Manager has just informed us that you donated a total of £411 and asks us to thank you profusely.  He will let us know when they have decided to which project the money will be channelled.

Thank you everybody for this support!  This charity makes a tremendous difference to many people's lives.

Erica 15.1.2022

Bridge Bulletin

Here is this week's Bulletin, with many thanks to Steven Bliss, who didn't play himself but has nevertheless taken the trouble to go through the hands and write up some interesting ones for us.

Please do take care of yourselves - it's a minefield out there at the moment - and not just if you're in the Government. 

All the best for another week.

Sandra 11.1.2022

Junior Bridge - new term starting

ARE YOU AGED 8 – 19 YEARS?

Do you like puzzles, quizzes, chess

or card games?

If so, you might well enjoy bridge!

Click here for further information.

Eventual return to face-to-face

At the end of September some of the SBC committee met with Maison Francaise to talk about our possible return to playing face-to-face.  We had agreed in committee that - due to the reluctance of many members to return to face-to-face and a shortage of directors/scorers/keyholders etc - our current aim is to look at returning 'in the spring'.

The discussion with Maison Francaise was very positive.  I am pleased to report that they are happy to keep our slot open and continue to look after our cupboard full of equipment and have offered us a reduced rent, to enable us to see what attendance is like and generally get back on our feet.

So - barring further lockdowns - this is our current goal, and the committee will continue to keep the situation under active review.

Feedback gratefully received, particularly from anybody who might be willing to help with directing or scoring when the time comes.  We have a few willing people, but we need to cater for illness and holidays.

Erica - 8.10.2021

Online bridge at SBC

The Club is running on-line bridge sessions on Bridge Base Online on Monday evenings at 7 pm.  However, please note that on first Mondays only from the start of October the session will be on RealBridge.  For further information and to find the form to register if you are playing with us for the first time on BBO, please click on 'Online Bridge' on the left.

If you need a partner please either:

1.  log on to BBO in good time, but after 5 pm, and go to the partnership desk.  Instructions are here.

or 2. send an email to sumbc@googlegroups.com saying you would like a partner on a specific date.

Master Point Promotions

There are two Summertown members listed in the EBU's December round of Master Point Promotions

Judy Wesselbaum - 2 Star Regional Master

Zahir Soonawalla - County Master

Well done both!

Results
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
RealBridge Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: John Oakland
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: John Oakland
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
Calendar
Mon 24th Jan 2022
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 31st Jan 2022
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown