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Summertown Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge every Monday in the Maison Française, Norham Road, OX2 6SE. We pride ourselves on our reputation for friendliness, and welcome visitors and prospective new members, including those with relatively little experience of playing duplicate bridge. You can come along either with or without a partner, as our host system means you'll always get a game. We are EBU affiliated, use computer-dealt boards and wireless scoring, and award master points.

There is parking in Maison Française’s own car park and both metered and free parking on the nearby streets.

The club opens at about 7 pm, and players should arrive by 7.15 and be seated by 7.20 for start of play at 7.30.

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.  

Wessex League 2019-20

This is a teams-of-eight competition for Oxfordshire clubs. We have two teams: our "A" team is in Division 2 and our "B" team in Division 3.  For fixtures, results and match reports click on the link on the lefthand side of this page.  We are also participating in a daytime league.

Congratulations to: 2013
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Alison and Robert, who had a very good win with 67.07%.  Also to Liza playing with visitor, Diana Nettleton, who finished second, and to David Bygott and Steven Bliss who came third.
The national results are available by following this link to the EBU website:


and the commentary is here:

Binyon Cup 2013

Peter Owen-Smith & Lorraine who won the Binyon Cup (our mixed pairs competition) this year with an excellent score of over 66%.  Sandra & Krys were second and Tunde & Roger third. In addition to the cup itself, the winners also receive a bottle of wine each. 

Autumn Handicap Competition 2013

Ruth Kim & Howard Arnes who won the Autumn Handicap competition with an adjusted score of 65.47%. Well done also to runners up Patricia Kirwan & Anna Rosenberg and Jane Armstrong & Clare Lim in third place. Full results here. The  winners receive a bottle of wine each.

EBU Autumn Sim Pairs

Sandra & Krys, winning in the Club on 66.67%, with David & Jeremy Bygott second on 64.39 and Betty & John third with 60.09%.  Nationally David & Jeremy are currently first in the club, with Sandra & Krys a very close second.  Here is a link to the national results which are subject to change as results from other clubs come in:

and here is the commentary: 
Summer Ladder Competition 2013
Krys, who has won this year's Summer Ladder: the average of his ten best scores was 62.92%.  Robert Gasser was very close behind in second place on 62.36%, Sandra was third and Peter Sherry fourth.
The Ascender's Prize, which compares average scores this summer with those in the Summer Ladder 2012 ladder, has been won by Paul Holland who improved his scores by an impressive 7.28%.  Hilde was second with 6.86% and Peter Sherry third with 5.75%. 
Well done to all. 
For both competitions you have to be a Club Member and to have played at least ten times during the relevant season.  
British Summer Simultaneous Pairs


Bridget & John who won the sim pairs on Monday 29th July.  Hilde & Ashley, Lorraine & Peter and three other pairs were close behind and nationally Hilde & Ashley are lying 1st of the Summertown pairs.  Here is the link to the national results:


and here is the link to the commentary

Bygott Trophy, Monday 17 June
Bygott Trophy, Monday 17 June

Congratulations to David & Jeremy Bygott who won the Midsummer Pairs competition for the Bygott trophy with an excellent score of 67.52%. Well done also to Robert Triggs & Viccy Fleming who were second with over 60%, and to Steven & Steph Bliss who came third. 

Robert Triggs and Viccy Fleming receiving their runners-up prizes. 

Oxfordshire Bridge Association Congress, 15-16 June

Congratulations to Aleks Lishkov (playing with non-members) who came second in the Swiss pairs  and fourth in the Swiss teams at the OBA congress. Congratulations also to Pat Lewis and Miriam Seaver who won the Sandra Landy trophy for non-expert pairs, with Viv Stevenson and Ewen Moir as runners-up. Lorna Swadling and Alastair Gidman also did very well to come third in the Swiss teams. Full results are available on the OBA website.

EBU Spring Sim Pairs 13 May 2013

Steven and Steph Bliss who won the Summertown heat of the EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs, with a score of 65.47%. They are currently lying 5th in the overall national results. Second were Paul Stevenson and Roger Heath-Brown with 64.02% and third David and Jeremy Bygott with 61.61%. Well done all. 

Spring Handicap Competition 2013

Ann Lee & Mike Prew, winners of our Spring Handicap Competition. They will each receive a bottle of wine as prize. Their result on handicap was 63.62%. Vita Granelli & Jill Brandini were second on 60.77%, with Patricia Kirwan & Anna Rosenberg third on 60.57%. Well done all. Click here for the full handicapped results

British Spring Sim Pairs, 8 April 2013

Sara Alden and Neil Whiting who won the Summertown heat of the British Spring SIM pairs with a score of 61.94%. Second were Alison Withers Green and Robert Gasser on 61.81%, and third Stuart and Maxine Henry on 60.42. Well done all. Nationally, the club results are slightly different, with Sara and Neil first, Alison and Robert second and John Cecil and Betty Dick currently lying third. The national results are subject to change as more clubs upload their results. 

Winter Ladder Competition 2012-2013

Alastair Gidman and Lorna Swadling who are joint winners of the 2012-2013 Winter Ladder competition, with an average score of 62.79% for their 10 best scores. Joint third were Christopher and Erica Sheppard, with John Cecil coming fifth. Well done all. Click here for the full table of results.  

The Ascenders Competition, which compares average scores this winter with those on the Winter Ladder 2011-2012, was won by Ian Pearson who improved his scores by 4.43%. John Cecil was close behind on 4.37%, and Christopher Sheppard was third. Well done all. Click here for the full list of results. 
Stratified Sim Pairs 12 March 2013

Erica and Christopher on a fine win in the club with 60.14%, ahead of Liza and Peter on 59.68% and Lorna & Alastair on 58.39%. Scored nationally, Erica and Christopher are also our leading pair, currently on 61.95%, Sandra and Krys have crept up to 60.28%, while Lorna and Alastair are on 60.19%, although these scores may change as more results come in. Well done to all.

County Pairs final

the following SBC members who have qualified for the County Pairs final: Peter Finbow & John Deech, Jeremy & David Bygott, Peter Russell & partner,  Kati di Gleria & partner, Christopher & Erica Sheppard, Mark Hannon & Irina Woods, David Tuohy & Bridget Watson and Ursula Bowler & Howard Arnes.  

National Pairs heat, Monday 28 January

David & Jeremy Bygott who came first in the National Pairs heat with 63.39%. John Deech & Rita Todd were second, and Neil Whiting & Sara Alden third. Full results may be found here. The top six pairs qualify for the Regional Finals at the West Midlands Bridge Club on Sunday 17th March. The pair in seventh place may be invited to take part as reserves in case someone drops out. 

Those who have qualified will receive an official invitation from the EBU in due course. 
OBA Swiss Teams

Summertown members Sandra Nicholson, Krys Kazmierczak, Lorna Swadling & Alastair Gidman who came 2nd in the Oxfordshire Bridge Association Swiss Teams event played on Sunday 27 January, and more particularly to John Deech who was a member of the winning team!

British Winter Sim Pairs

John & Betty who came top in the club with 61.57% and whose national score is currently 62%, although that may change as more results come in. Second within the club were Steph & Steven, closely followed by Erica & Christopher. Nationally the scores are slightly different, with Patsy & Peter second, and Steph & Steven third. Well done to all. 

National Inter-Club Knock-Out (NICKO) Plate

Summertown NICKO team who beat Thame A in the first round of the NICKO Plate, in a closely fought match. 

Master Point Promotions 2013

December 2013:


Sue Smith - 4 Star Premier Master

Judy Wesselbaum - Master


November 2013:




Diane Coe - 2 Star Regional Master

Peter Sherry - 1 Star Regional Master

John Deech - Regional Master

Richard Sills - 3 Star Premier Master

Alison Withers Green - 2 Star Premier Master 

Ruth Kim - Master


September and October 2013:
Alastair Gidman - Premier Life Master

August 2013 promotions:


Rod Cook – 1 Star Master

Christopher Sheppard -  National Master

July 2013 promotions:

Gill Beeston – County Master


Ewen Moir – County Master

Hilde McIlvenna – 1 Star Tournament Master

Liza Furnival – Premier Tournament Master

Aleks Lishkov -  National Master

June 2013 promotions:

Roger Heath-Brown - Advanced Master 

Ann Lee - Advanced Master




May 2013 Promotions:
Robert Gasser - 2 Star Premier Master

Jeremy Mitchell - 3 Star Master

Howard Arnes - Master

Neil Whiting - Master



No Promotions in April 2013

March 2013 Promotions:


Sandra Nicholson - Premier Life Master

Lorna Swadling - Life Master

Steph Bliss - 1 Star Regional Master

Steven Bliss - 1 Star Regional Master

Bridget Watson – 3 Star Premier Master

Chris Dawe  - Premier Master

Moira Pavelin – 4 Star Master

Clare Lim – District Master

Diana Pick – District Master


February 2013 Promotions:


Irina Woods - 1 Star Premier Regional Master
Rita Todd - 4 Star Regional Master
Patrick Hodson - 3 Star Master
Chris Earl - County Master






January 2013 Promotions:

Jean Alexander - County Master

Eileen Windows - Club Master