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.
Ruth Kim & Judy Wesselbaum on winning the Winter Handicap Competition, played on Monday 1 December: a bottle of wine goes to each of them!
Richard Sills & Viv Stevenson were second, Tünde and Kati third. Click on this box for the full results. Thanks go to Krys for calculating these.
Please note your handicap is calculated on the average of your results over the last year. Non-members are not eligible.
Sandra and Krys who, playing with a non-Oxfordshire pair, came second (out of 56 pairs) in the EBU Senior Swiss Teams event held on Sunday 2nd November.
Erica & Christopher Sheppard who won the club's Mixed Pairs competition with a score of 65.21%. They were closely followed by Ann Lee & Mike Prew on 65.00%, and Viccy Fleming & Peter Finbow on 64.55%. The winners receive the Binyon Cup and a bottle of wine each.
Rod Cook & Jeremy Mitchell who won in fine style with a score of 64.01%. Steph & Steven Bliss were second on 62.54%, and third were Diane Coe & Alison Withers Green on 61.47%. Nationally, the results are slightly different, with Peter Russell & David Bygott in third place. Full national results can be viewed on the EBU website.
Club results on the EBU website
Ursula & Clodagh who won the Autumn Handicap Pairs on 29th September with an excellent score of 66.07%. Second were Holly & Viccy on 60.88%, and third Erica & Christopher on 57.64%. The winners receive a bottle of wine each. Click on this box to see the full handicapped results.
Bridget Watson & John Spencer who won last night's Sim Pairs event with a score of 60.57%. Second were Ian Pearson & Trevor Dawn on 59.75%, and third Howard Arnes and Viv Stevenson on 58.73%.
Nationally, the results within the club look slightly different, with Bridget & John first, Ian & Trevor second, and Patrick Hodson & Sara Alden in third place. These rankings may change as more clubs upload their results.
Here is a link to our results on the EBU website:
Here is the commentary for the hands:
This session of the Autumn Simultaneous Pairs was held for the benefit of English Bridge Education and Development (EBED), a new charity focused on supporting the growth of bridge in England.
Robert Gasser, who won this year's Summer Ladder Competition: the average of his ten best scores was an excellent 64.16%. Aleks Lishkov was close behind in second place on 63.2%. Krys was third, and Sandra fourth. To view the full ladder results click on Competitions on the left-hand menu. Well done all.
For this competition you have to be a club member and have played at least ten times during the relevant season.
Howard Arnes, the clear winner of the Summer 2014 Ascenders Competition. He improved the average of his ten best scores by 8.77% compared with his ladder average last summer. Very well done also to Anna Rosenberg in second place with 5.55% and Tunde Scott in third with 5.48%.
Only Club Members who played at least ten times in both summer seasons are eligible for this competition.
Click anywhere in this box to go to the full 2014 Summer Ascenders list.
The many members of Summertown Bridge Club who did well in this year's Brighton Summer Congress. Scroll down this page on the OBA website, and see how many names you recognise!
David Bygott and Peter Russell, coming 12th out of the 1437 pairs taking part nationally with 67.84%. Sandra & Krys were 26th on 65.06%, while Erica and Christopher were 60th on 64.53%.
Here is the link to the finalised national results:
And here is the link to the commentary:
Krys and Sandra who won this year's Midsummer Pairs competition for the David Bygott Trophy, with an excellent score of 62.12%. Second were Steven and Steph Bliss on 60.61%, and third were Rita Todd and Rodica Kremnizer on 59.28%. Well done all.
John Spencer & Bridget Watson who won the Summer Handicap Pairs competition with a handicap adjusted score of 61.39%. Runners up were Tunde Scott & Kati di Gleria on 57.97%, and third were Ann Lee & Mike Prew on 57.25%. Well done to them too. Click on this box for the full results. The winners receive a bottle of wine each.
Mary-Ann Sheehy & Cathy Rowland who won the EBU Spring Sim Pairs event with a fine score of 67.58%. Second were Diane Coe & Ina Merriman on 66.63%, and third were Howard Arnes & Viv Stevenson on 63.90%. Nationally, the results are slightly different, with Howard & Viv finishing just above Diane and Ina, though the order may change again as more clubs upload their results.
Summertown's results can be found here.
And the commentary is here.
Aleks Lishkov & Robert Gasser who won the British Spring Sim pairs event with an outstanding score of 71.98%, way ahead of the rest of the field. Second were Tunde Scott & Kati di Gleria on 59.52%, and third Steven & Steph Bliss on 59.2%.
Nationally, the scores are slightly different, with Aleks & Robert still top on 71.47%, but with Lorna Swadling & Rita Todd coming second on 59.63%, and Holly Kilpatrick & Liza Furnival third on 59.03%. These scores are subject to change as more results are uploaded, but Aleks & Robert are currently top in the event as a whole, and likely to stay there.
Tunde Scott & Pauline Grant who won the Spring 2014 Handicap Competition with a handicap adjusted score of 60.34%. Well done also to runners up Howard Arnes & Pat Lewis on 57.3% and Vita
Granelli & Jill Brandini third place with 57.11%. Click on this box for the full results. The winners receive a bottle of wine each.
Several Summertown members did well in Abingdon Bridge Club's Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs competition held on 9 February. In particular, Ruth Kim and Howard Arnes won the non-expert prize, John Deech & partner were second, and Sandra and Krys were fourth. Congratulations to all.
Christopher and Erica who started the New Year off with a bang by winning the Sim Pairs with a very excellent 65.12%. Robert and Krys came second on 64.89%. It couldn't have been closer between third and fourth with Roger and Paul just edging Diane and Alison by 0.01% on 63.14%. Those are the results scored within the 36 pairs playing in the club. Nationally, with a few hundred or thousand pairs playing, the results always look a little different. The top four pairs in the club are currently the same but with Robert and Krys having dropped down to fourth place. Well done to them all. The final percentages and placings may still change as more results are uploaded.
Congratulations to Stuart Scott & Johanna Donkin who won the Winter 2013 Handicap Competition held on Monday 2 December with a handicap-adjusted score of 64.16%. Well done also to Patrick Hodson & Tony Lee who were second on 62.08%, and Ursula Bowler & Rosemary Dorey who were third on 60.74%. The winners receive a bottle of wine each. The full results can be viewed by clicking on this box.
John Deech playing with visitor Diana Nettleton on a handsome win in our heat of the County Pairs Championship with 67.11%. Well done also to Neil Whiting & Sara Alden on their fine second place with 61.49% and Rod Cook & Annabel Wade in third.
Rita Todd - 3 Star Premier Regional Master
Steven Bliss – 2 Star Regional Master
Robert Gasser – 3 Star Premier Master
Howard Arnes - Premier Master
Betty Dick – 5 Star Master
Judy Wesselbaum – Advanced Master
Peter Finbow – 5 Star Premier Regional Master
Ruth Kim – Premier Master
Geraldine Krall – Advanced Master
Aleksandar Lishkov - Premier National Master
Carol Benzie - 1 Star Premier Regional Master
Isabel Pack - County Master
Tom Brus - District Master
Elizabeth FitzGibbon - District Master
Christina Hardyment - District Master
Annabel Wade - District Master
Paul Stevenson - 1 Star Master
Bill Whaley - County Master