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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.

Congratulations to: 2015
County Swiss Pairs

Liza Furnival and Peter Finbow on winning the OBA Swiss Pairs, held on Sunday 29 November at Oxford Bridge Club.  They were well ahead of the field, which included top county players.

Claire MacDonagh, playing with Chris Dawe, also did well to finish 6th - particularly taking into account the fact that she was scoring the event and organising the catering as well. 
 
Full results are available here
EBU prize draw for Sims winners

Peter Finbow and Liza Furnival who came third in the EBU's prize draw among heat winners in Sim Pairs events over the past year. They share £200 between them. 

All the winners can be seen here.

Mixed Pairs Championship

Cliff and Moira for winning the Club's Mixed Pairs Championship for the Binyon Cup on Monday 23 November with a very fine score of 68.18%. Bridget and John Spencer were second with 63.45% with Steph and Steven very close behind on 63.26%.

Full results can be accessed via the left-hand menu. 
 

British Autumn Sim Pairs
Irina and visitor Rob Dixon, who won the British Autumn Sim Pairs with 63.23%.  Paul Stevenson & Robert Gasser were close behind in second place, and Matt Wilkinson & Julie Anderson were third.
 
The national results, in which Sara & Neil have risen to 2nd position within the Club, are here:
 
 
and the commentary is here:
 
EBED Sim Pairs 7 Sept 2015

Peter Finbow & Robert Gasser on a fine win in the Club with 64.14%. Trevor Dawn & Ian Pearson also did well coming second on 61.87%, with Jane Darke & Suzanne Abell third on 60.38% and Hilde McIlvenna & Peggy Manuell fourth with 60.08%. Full results as usual on the Club website.

The National results for club members are somewhat different, with Jane & Suzanne coming first, Trevor & Ian second, and Peter & Robert third. Club results on the EBU website are here:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000128/clubs/00210427

Commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000128/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

Summer 2015 Ladder

The 2015 Summer Ladder has just finished, and it's very well done to Liza on her fine win: the average of her ten best scores was 62.42%. Bridget is in second place on 61.27% with John Spencer close behind on 61.13% and Krys in fourth. To see the full results click on 'Competitions' on the left-hand side of the Club website's homepage.

Please note that this competition is only for Club Members who have played at least ten times during the Summer Season (beginning of March to end of August). It is the average of your top ten scores that count.

 

Midsummer Pairs Competition

Ruth Kim and Isabel Pack who won the Midsummer Pairs Competition on an excellent score of nearly 64%. They received a bottle of wine each and will receive the Bygott Trophy at the next AGM. 

Well done too to Neil & Sara coming second and winning a bottle of chianti and a box of chocolates, both kindly donated by David Bygott.  Lorraine & Peter did well to come third, on a night when Peter - who was directing - was called a lot.
British Spring Sim Pairs - Mon 13 April

Congratulations to John Deech, playing with visitor Andrew Lintott who won the British Spring Sim pairs event with a score of 64.77%. Second were another pair of visitors, Carles & Michiel, on 58.90%, and third were Christopher & Erica on 56.25%.

Nationally the situation has changed slightly, with John & Andrew still top, Kati and Jeremy in second place, and Carles & Michiel third. This is subject to change as more results come in.

Club results on the EBU website

Hand commentary

 

EBU Stratified Sim Pairs 9 March 2015
Peter Finbow & Liza, winning convincingly on 64.72%.  Bridget & John came second, Alison & Robert third.
 
To find the overall results on the EBU website click on this link:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000113

 
and this is the link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000113/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

 

The EBU will in due course produce the stratified results.

Winter Ladder competition 2014/2015

David Bygott, who has won this year's ladder competition: the average of his ten best scores was an impressive 64.22%.  He was comfortably ahead of Sandra & Krys who finished in joint second place on 60.69%.  Bridget was very close behind them in fourth place with 60.05%.  To see the full results click on 'Competitions' on the left-hand side of the Club website's homepage.

To take part in this competition you have to be a club member and to have played at least ten times during the relevant season. 

EBU Ranked Masters Pairs

Alex Lishkov, playing with a non-member, who won the National Masters section of the EBU Ranked Masters Pairs competition played over the weekend of 28 February-1 March. 

Masterpoint Promotions 2015
The following members who have won promotion in the EBU Masterpoint rankings. For an explanation of the ranks please click here. 
 
December 2015
 
Viccy Fleming  - 1 Star Master
Tom Brus - County Master
 
November 2015
 
Tunde Scott  - 2 Star Master
 
October 2015
 
Miriam Seaver - Premier Master
Isabel Pack - Master
Valerie Goodchild - County Master
James Bentley - County Master
 
September 2015
 
Robert Gasser - 1 Star Regional Master
Peggy Manuell - 3 Star Tournament Master
Jane Darke  - Master
 
August 2015
 

Matthew Wilkinson – 1 Star Premier Master

Diana Pick – County Master

Jane Matheson – Club Master

 

July 2015
 

Liza Furnival – 3 Star Premier Regional Master

Robert Gasser – 4 Star Premier Master

Jonathan Price – County Master

June 2015
 
John Deech - 1 Star Regional Master
Ruth Kim - 1 Star Premier Master
Moira Pavelin - 5 Star Master
Sara Alden - 1 Star Master
Rosemary Dorey - Advanced Master
Jane Armstrong - County Master
Christina Hardyment - County Master
Eileen Windows - Area Master
 
May 2015
 
Carol Benzie - Premier National Master

Alison Withers Green - 3 Star Premier Master

Neil Whiting - Advanced Master

April 2015 

Aleks Lishkov - Life Master

Rita Todd - 4 Star Premier Regional Master

Liza Furnival - 4 Star Regional Master

John Spencer - 3 Star Master

March 2015: 

Howard Arnes - 1 Star Premier Master
 

February 2015:

Diane Coe - 3 Star Regional Master

Patrick Hodson - 4 Star Premier Master

Bridget Watson - 4 Star Premier Master

Claire MacDonagh - 1 Star Premier Master

Judy Wesselbaum - 1 Star Premier Master

Anthea Robinson - County Master

Chris Earl - Master