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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!

Junior Bridge
Junior Bridge

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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!
Ian Pearson

We were sad to hear of the death in early October of Ian Pearson, one-time member and regular player at Summertown.  Our condolences go to his widow Diane, also a former member of Summertown.

Recognition for services to youth bridge

Holly Kilpatrick’s amazing work in youth bridge has been recognised by the EBU.  They have decided to present her with the Tom Bradley Award for services to education.

The award is made to the (non-school) teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting youth bridge.

This is tremendous news!  We all know how much Holly puts into youth bridge, and it’s great to see her efforts recognised.

Congratulations, Holly!

Bridge Bulletins

This Bulletin is coming to you a little later than usual and as I look outside, it's almost completely dark. I must say that as the nights get longer, I'm glad that I haven't got to go and get into the car to play bridge, and I expect a lot of you feel the same way. As Erica says, we do hope to return to Maison Francaise in the spring - circumstances permitting - but maybe face-to-face bridge will have turned into a seasonal affair, who knows? 

Anyway, it was back to the familiar stomping ground of BBO this week, with an excellent turnout of 10 full tables, and a lot of very interesting hands. Three of them are featured in this week's Bulletin, written by Krys and myself, plus a bonus of some additional thoughts on hand 11 from the previous week, contributed by James.

I hope you all have a lovely week despite the shorter days, and do keep safe -

Sandra - 12.10.21

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 three Summertown members listed in the EBU's August round of Master Point Promotions

Tim Sheehy: 2 Star Premier Master

Linda Allen: 1 Star Master

Joanna Donkin: Advanced Master

Well done all!  There are no promotions of members in the September listing.

Results
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
RealBridge Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: John Oakland
BBO Online Club Pairs
Director: John Oakland
Calendar
Mon 25th Oct 2021
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 1st Nov 2021
RealBridge Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 8th Nov 2021
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 15th Nov 2021
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 22nd Nov 2021
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown
Mon 29th Nov 2021
BBO Online Club Pairs
7.00 pm
Director: Stephen Brown