Two Wallingford BC members are organising a Swiss Pairs event at WBC on 27th October to raise money for a charity that is planting trees to help preserve the environment. Please click here to view the flyer. You can enter on the WBC website by clicking here.
The Oxford Junior Bridge Club welcomes participants to its summer term sessions on Sundays at Summertown Church Hall. Click here to download details. You may also want to read the report on activities during the spring term by clicking here.
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.
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 4. Speak to Howard Arnes (A-Team) or Roger Heath-Brown (B-team) if you would like to play for Summertown. In due course fixtures and results, as well as match reports will appear on the link on the lefthand side of this page.
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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.
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.
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:
Pat Lewis & Sabina Pugh winning with a handicap result of 64.13%, closely followed by Clare Lim & Jane Armstrong, with Patricia Kirwan & Anna Rosenberg in third. The winners will receive a bottle of wine each.
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Summertown NICKO team who beat Thame A in the first round of the NICKO Plate, in a closely fought match.
Sue Smith - 4 Star Premier Master
Judy Wesselbaum - Master
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
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
Liza Furnival - 7 Star Premier Master
Erica Sheppard - National Master
Jeremy Mitchell - 3 Star Master
Howard Arnes - Master
Neil Whiting - Master
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:
January 2013 Promotions:
Jean Alexander - County Master
Eileen Windows - Club Master