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Oxford Junior Bridge Club
Oxford Junior Bridge Club

The Oxford Junior Bridge Club welcomes participants aged 8-18 to its autumn term sessions on Sundays, now being held at Oxford Bridge Club. Click here for details. 

Charity Bridge at WBC
Charity Bridge at WBC

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.

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 4.  Speak to Howard Arnes (A-Team) or Roger Heath-Brown (B-team) if you would like to play for Summertown.  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: speak to Neil Whiting if you are interested in playing in this.

News 2013
Bob Triggs
Bob Triggs died just before Christmas, perhaps a merciful release from his health problems.  He was a regular at SBC until earlier this year, and many of you will remember his determination to continue playing bridge despite ill health.  He was delighted to have managed to attend the grand opening in spring 2013 of Pembroke College's new building and bridge.  For some time before the event he proudly showed off his official invitation (he had been a student at Pembroke).  Afterwards he told us how he had chatted to the Duke of Kent on the day.
Children-in-Need Sims Monday 11th November
Children-in-Need Sims Monday 11th November

Well done to Summertown Bridge Club for raising a fantastic £1058 towards Children in Need at our Sim Pairs event!! Special thanks go to Sara Alden and her team of helpers who helped to make this event such a success. Thanks are also due to Maison Française who waived their usual fees for the evening. Donations and pledges made to Children in Need are listed on the ECats website here

From the bridge point of view, it is hearty congratulations to John Spencer & Bridget Watson on a very fine win in the club with 64.96%. Sandra & Krys came second with 61.25% and Holly & Carol were third on 60.66%. Nationally the results are somewhat different, with Sara and Neil being boosted into second place (within the club). 
Wessex League news

Many congratulations to the Summertown Wessex League B team, which came second in Division 3, having lost only one match all season, their last one, to Thame A, by 6-14 VPs. They have won promotion to Division 2. Commiserations to the Summertown A team, which lost its final match against Abingdon A, one of the strongest teams in the Division by 0-20 VPs. However they have managed to avoid relegation and will remain in Division 2, where they will meet the B team next season. Congratulations also to the C team, which beat Alternative by 15-5 VPs in their final match of the season. They came 6th in Division 5, where they will stay next season. 

County Pairs final, 21 April

More than a dozen SBC members qualified to play in the County Pairs Final on 21 April, of whom three pairs played very well to finish 3rd, 4th and 6th. They are David & Jeremy Bygott, Peter Finbow & John Deech, and Christopher and Erica Sheppard. Well done all.  The top four pairs qualify to represent the county at the EBU Corwen competition on 1-2nd June 2013. Click here for the full results

Congratulations to Clive Keep and Ron Quainton on winning our successful Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event today.
Full results can be found on the results page.
Runners-up were Henry Lockwood & Rob Dixon

The Non-expert Prize went to Alistair Swanson and Andrew Speyer.


Winners of the Ascenders' Prize were John and Viccy Fleming.

Well done to them all.