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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: 2012
European Sim Pairs 26 Nov 2012

Sara and Neil who won the Summertown heat of the European Sim Pairs, with a score of 67.8%. Second were Lorraine and Peter, and third Erica and Christopher. The Europe-wide results are slightly different, with Lorraine and Peter being the top-ranked Summertown pair, although this may change as more results are uploaded. 

Middlesex Congress 11 November 2012

Lorna Swadling & Alastair Gidman and Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak who came joint first in the Swiss Teams event at this year's Middlesex Congress. An excellent result. 

British Autumn Sim Pairs, 9 Oct 2012


Lorna and Alastair who came top within the club with 66.25%, and are currently top within the country on 68.92%. A great achievement! Rita Todd and John Deech were second within the club on 65.18%, and are currently 23rd nationally. 


Binyon Cup

Lorna and Alastair who won with over 64%. Of those who were eligible for the competition as both mixed pairs and members of the club, Liza and Peter were second, and Betty and John third. 

EBU Autumn Sim Pairs, 10 Sept 2012

Sandra and Krys who came first within the club, with Suzanne and Jane 2nd, and Howard and Judy 3rd. The national results are a little different, with Sandra and Krys currently first, Jeremy and David 2nd and Suzanne and Jane 3rd. The national results may change as more clubs upload their results. 

Summer Ladder 2012

Sandra on winning the Summer Ladder with her ten best scores averaging 63.25. Krys was in second place, with Christopher third, and Erica fourth. Well done all. For the full table of results click here

British Summer Sim Pairs, 30 July 2012

Lorraine and Peter who came top within the club with 63.24%.  Liza and Carol were second, and Sabina and Joanna third. Nationally, the results were different, with Liza and Carol currently top, Lorraine and Peter second and Paul and Roger third. 

Bygott Trophy Monday 25th June

Bridget Watson and Peter Sherry on winning the Midsummer Pairs Competition for the David Bygott Trophy with 62.56%. They just pipped Lorna and Alastair, last year's winners. Holly and Krishan finished third with over 60%.

EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress

Lorna Swadling and Alastair Gidman on their splendid achievement in the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress in Bournemouth. They came 2nd in the Swiss Pairs in a very strong field of 68 pairs. 

20th Anniversary Cup

Jeremy Mitchell who is the Individual Competition Champion for 2012, winning the 20th Anniversary Cup with a superb score of 67.5%. Very well done to Liza in second place, and Clodagh in third. Kati and Irina also did well to score over 60%. Click here to see the full results

Schapiro Spring Foursomes

Alastair Gidman and his team who reached the final stages of the Schapiro Spring Foursomes, a challenging event played over 5 days (4th to 8th May). "Our members at SBC are well capable of competing at bridge at all kinds of level. However, the sustained performance of Alastair Gidman's team over several days of intense competition against England's top teams (plus numerous very strong internationals from other countries) must surely mark out Alastair's achievement as the finest at a high level by any individual in the first 20 years of the club's history. Well done indeed!" commented former club Chairman, David Bygott. 

British Spring Sim Pairs 16 April 2012

Sara & Neil, winning within the club with over 62%, Krishan& John who came 2nd, and Sandra & Krys in 3rd position. Nationally these positions change slightly and Krishan & John are top at the moment. Positions and percentages may change further as more results come in. 

National Pairs Regional Final

David & Jeremy Bygott who won the National Pairs Regional Final held in Solihull on 18 March. Peter Finbow, playing with a non-member, is also among the qualifiers. Very best of luck to them in the finals, which are due to be held on 14-15 April. 

EBU Ranked Masters Pairs

Robert Gasser & Alison Withers Green who came 4th out of 55 pairs of the same or similar ranking in the EBU Ranked Masters competition held over the weekend of 3-4 March. 

Trial Sim Pairs 27 February 2012
Lorna and Alastair on a very fine win in the club with 71.83%, and to David & Jeremy who were not far behind on an almost as impressive 69.08%. Nationally, those two positions are still maintained but currently with with a much narrower margin between them. As more results come in that may change. See the full Club Results by clicking on the 'Results' button in the menu on the left as usual. 
Harwell Cup 2012

Peter Finbow, John Deech, Lorraine Jones and Peter Owen-Smith who won the Harwell Cup teams-of-four event on Sunday 22 January. They will be representing Oxfordshire in the intercounty Beck Cup to be held in April. 

Summertown A win NICKO 2nd round

Summertown A, who defeated Wallingford in their second round NICKO match this weekend. It was closely fought throughout with only two boards with large swings, but Summertown came out the eventual winners by 3 IMPS. Well done to all the team: Lorraine Jones & Peter Owen-Smith with John Deech & Peter Finbow. We wish them good luck in the next round.

OBA Swiss Pairs

Lorna and Alastair for a commendable 6th place in the OBA Swiss Pairs event held at Oxford Bridge Club on 4th December.

European Internet Sims

Holly and Liza for winning our heat of the European Internet Sims on 21st November! And well done too to Betty and John who had a fraught night with directing and scoring and still managed to score over 60% and come second. For the national results click here:

Here is the link to the hands and commentary:

Master Point Promotions 2012

The following members, who have recently attained promotion in the EBU master point rankings. (For an explanation of the ranks click here.)

December 2012 Promotions:

Diane Coe - 4 Star Premier Master

Naomi Brady - County Master

November 2012 promotions:

Christopher Sheppard - 5 Star Premier Regional Master


Carol Benzie - Premier Regional Master

Aleksandar Lishkov - Premier Regional Master

Irina Woods - Premier Regional Master

Richard Sills - 2 Star Premier Master

John Deech - 1 Star Premier Master

Linda Kimber - County Master

Maggie Wheeller - County Master

Jane Armstrong - District Master

October 2012 Promotions:




September 2012 Promotions

Peter Finbow - 4 Star Premier Regional Master
Carol Benzie - 1 Star Regional Master
Steven Bliss - 4 Star Premier Master
Pat Lewis - Advanced Master
Paul Stevenson – Advanced Master
Mike Prew – Master
Jane Darke - County Master
Pam Mathews – County Master
Rosemary Morton Jack – County Master
Joanna Donkin - District Master


July & August 2012 Promotions:


Krishan Jalie – 10 Star Premier Regional Master

Erica Sheppard – 5 Star Premier Regional Master

Liza Furnival – 6 Star Premier Master

Bridget Watson – 2 Star Premier Master

Betty Dick – 4 Star Master

Clodagh Jakubovics – Master

Chris Danziger – District Master

Chris Earl – District Master


June 2012 Promotions:


Alison Withers Green 1 Star Premier Master

Robert Gasser - 1 Star Premier Master


May 2012 Promotions:


Diane Coe - 3 Star Premier Master


April 2012 Promotions:


Robert Gasser - 1 Star Master

Alison Withers Green - 1 Star Master


March 2012 Promotions:


Lorraine Jones - Premier National Master

Peter Finbow - 5 Star Regional Master

John Spencer - 2 Star Master

Trevor Dawn - 1 Star Master

Viv Stevenson - Master

Richard Whittington - County Master



February 2012 Promotions:-


John Cecil - 5 Star Premier Master

Holly Kilpatrick - 5 Star Premier Master

Chris Dawe - Master

Viccy Fleming - Master

Roger Heath-Brown - Master

Neville Robinson – County Master

Suzanne Abell – District Master


January 2012 Promotions:-


Ursula Bowler – District Master

Loris Lewis – Area Master

Tony Lewis – Area Master

Clare Lim – Area Master