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.
Well done to Summertown Bridge Club for raising a fantastic £1116 towards Children in Need at our Sim Pairs event on Monday 12 November!! 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 and the EBU who waived their usual fees for the evening. Donations and pledges made to Children in Need are listed on the ECats website here.
Another special vote of thanks to Bridget for putting together the quiz. Here is a crowd poring over Bridget's Bridges.
We were very sorry to hear of the sad death this weekend of John Simpson. He was a longstanding member of Oxford Bridge Club,having played there and won various events with his wife in the late 60s. He used to give bridge lessons and in retirement played bridge at every opportunity and with great enthusiasm, despite health problems in recent years. He had become a regular at Summertown and will be greatly missed.
We were sad to hear of the death of John Chavasse, a longtime member of Summertown and Oxford Bridge Clubs and once a crossword compiler for the Oxford Times. The thanksgiving service took place at St Peter’s Church, Wolvercote on 22nd June.
People will have many memories of John, an eternally smiling and charming gentleman. His first visit to Summertown BC was dramatic. He fell down the stairs when leaving, bumped his head badly and ended up in A & E. Subsequently he used to do the scoring – by hand in those days! We had to wait till the following week to see how well or badly we had done.
Click anywhere on this box to go to the Oxford Times Obituary.
The Summertown heat of the Oxfordshire Bridge Association Simultaneous Pairs was held on Monday 30 April. Overall county rankings are now available on the OBA website, with all the club results now uploaded. Congratulations to Erica & Christopher who came 1st in our own heat, and 4th overall with a very respectable score of 64%.
Unfortunately the Summertown B team lost its 3rd round NICKO match against a Berks & Bucks team captained by Carol Mueller by 15 imps, in a match played on Friday 3 February. Summertown has another team still in the competition, so we wish them luck in their next match.
Results for the National Pairs heat played on Monday 30 January have been re-scored, with scores for those not taking part separated out. Click on this box to see the final results. Congratulations to Peggy Manuell & Trevor Dawn who came top with an excellent score of 63.73%. Stephanie & Steven Bliss and David and Jeremy Bygott, who came 2nd and 3rd respectively, also did well, scoring over 60%. Well done to all those who have qualified, and good luck in the regional finals.
We have just heard the sad news of the sudden and unexpected death of Margot Johnson on Saturday 17 December. She had become a regular at Summertown Bridge Club,and will be remembered for her quiet and friendly manner at the bridgetable. Our condolences go to her family.
The line-ups for the semifinals of the 2012 County Pairs are now complete and can be found by clicking on this box - a new window will open. The two semifinals will be played on February 12th and 26th. The final is scheduled for 1st April.