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Oxford Junior Bridge Club

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.

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 2018-19

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 and results, as well as match reports click on the link on the lefthand side of this page.

Congratulations to: 2017
Middlesex Congress & Oxon Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Club Member Diana Nettleton, whose team came second out of 55 teams in the Swiss Teams Competition at the Middlesex Congress on Sunday 26th November 2017.


Congratulations to Club Member John Deech on winning the Oxfordshire County Swiss Pairs event on Sunday 3rd December, playing with Robert Procter the County Chairman. They retained their title from the previous year. Liza Furnival was in a fine second place in a good competition that saw 34 pairs taking part.

Children in Need
Children in Need

Well done everybody!  We raised £1,005 for Children in Need, a magnificent effort for a small club which only meets on one evening a week.  Here is a link to all the donations from bridge clubs.  Thanks go to Maison Francaise for waiving the room rent for the evening, Christina for selling her honey, and Krys and Neil for selling raffle tickets (picture of raffle prizes above!).  And thanks to all of you for being so generous.  If you’d like to see the history of our donations over the past 15 years, click on Club History on the left of this page.

Anna Gudge of ECats says "I just don't know how you do it - you come up trumps year on year, thank you so so much.  You will thank all your lovely members for us won't you ? they are just so generous and we really do appreciate it.  Give them all big hugs from us please!”

Many congratulations to Alison & Robert who won our heat of the CiN sim pairs with a score of 58.33%.  Ruth & Judy were second on 57.95%, and Lawrence & Annabel were third on 56.59%.

For the national results see here.  For the commentary see here.

October Handicap Pairs

Congratulations to Ruth & Judy, who won the Handicap Pairs on Monday 30 October with a handicap adjusted score of 66.73%. They will each receive a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were James & Valerie, with Claire & Sue in third.

Full handicap results can be found by clicking on the Competitions tab on the left-hand menu.

EBU Autumn Congress

Congratulations to Sandra, Krys, Liza & Rita on winning the ‘C’ team final at Reading over the weekends for 20th-24th October, thus winning the Sussex Cup.  Full results are here.

Binyon Cup

Many congratulations to Sandra & Krys who won the mixed pairs competition on 16th October for the Binyon Cup.

British Autumn Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Christopher & Erica on winning the club heat of the sim pairs on 2nd October on 60.12%.  In second place were Moira & Cliff on 56.65%.  Mary-Ann & Tim were 3rd with 56.64%.

Here is the link to the national results:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000236/clubs/00210427

where you will see that the scores are a little different:  Mary-Ann & Tim are currently 1st,  Christopher & Erica 2nd, and visitors Steve Noble & Matthew Covill 3rd.

Here is the link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000236/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

EBED Autumn Sim Pairs

Many congratulations to Irina & Allan on winning the club heat of the sim pairs on 4th September on 63.89%.  In second place were Alison & Diane on 61.36%.  Sandra & Krys were 3rd with 59.34%.

Here is the link to the national results:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000226/clubs/00210427

where you will see that the scores are a little different:  Alison & Diane are currently 1st,  Irina & Allan 2nd, and Sandra & Krys still 3rd.

Here is the link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000226/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

July Handicap Pairs Competition

Congratulations to Jeremy Mitchell & Rod Cook, who won the Summertown Handicap Pairs on Monday 31 July with a handicap adjusted score of 58.28%. They will each receive a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were Sara Alden & Neil Whiting, with Alison Withers Green & Robert Gasser in third.

Full handicap results can be found on the Club Website by clicking on the Competitions tab on the left-hand menu.

British Summer Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Dave Dobson & Brian Wright on winning the club heat of the sim pairs on 24th July on 66.59%.  Not far behind were David Bygott & Peter Russell on 65.45%.  John Cecil & Suzanne were 3rd.

Here is the link to the national results:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000222/clubs/00210427

where you will see that the scores are a little different: David & Peter are currently 1st, John & Suzanne 2nd, and Dave & Brian 3rd.

Here is the link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000222/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

Summer Ladder 2017

Congratultions to Moira & Cliff who have jointly won the 2017 Summer Ladder with an average of 60.49% for their ten best results since the start of March.  Peter Russell is 3rd with 60.12% (having only played ten times so unable to discard any poor results), and Sandra & Krys are 4th= on 60.02%.  The full results can be seen under Competitions on the lefthand side of this page.  You have to be a member and to have played at least ten times during the relevant period to qualify.

Menagerie Bridge Club hosted a successful and enjoyable "Play with Two Experts" session on Wednesday 21st June at Maison Française.   Congratulations to Tom Brus, Tim Sheehy, Emily Middleton and Mary-Ann Sheehy, who won.  For the full results see here.

Midsummer Pairs winners

Many congratulations to Sandra & Krys who won the 2017 Midsummer Pairs competition on 19th June with a score of 62.08%. They win the David Bygott trophy, and also two bottles of wine, an additional prize kindly donated by David.

Second were Tom Brus & John Spencer, and third were Mary-Ann and Tim. Well done to them too. 

And thanks to everyone for coming along and stoically playing bridge on a hot, hot evening!

Double congratulations

Congratulations are due to Peter Finbow, playing with non-member Lynne Hayes, who came 3rd= out of 126 pairs in the Oxfordshire Congress Swiss Pairs on 10th June.   A splendid result, well done.

Well done also to Mary-Ann Sheehy and Aleks Lishkov who came 6th in the Pachabo Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.  This is an event contested by the holders of the teams-of-four championships of each EBU county association.  Another splendid achievement!

May Handicap Pairs

Congratulations to Kay Bicknell & Mary Bennett, who won the Summertown Handicap Pairs on Monday 29 May with a handicap adjusted score of 60.54%.  In second place were Christina Hardyment & Tom Brus, with Pat Lewis & Ursula Bowler in third.

Full handicap results can be found on the Club Website by clicking on the Competitions tab on the left-hand menu.

EBED Spring Sim Pairs

Many congratulations to Joanna Donkin and Rosalind Sword who came top in the Club in the EBED Spring sim pairs on 8th May. David Bygott and Peter Russell were second, just ahead of Trevor Dawn and Bridget Watson.  Nationally the results are somewhat different with David and Peter currently leading the field within the club: click here for details.  To see the commentary click here.

Cheltenham Congress success
Congratulations to Club member Diana Nettleton, who had a most remarkably successful time at the Cheltenham Congress (28-30 April). Playing with a non-member in each event, she won both the Mixed Pairs (out of 30 pairs) and the Multiple Mixed Teams-of-Four (out of 15 teams) on Friday; came second in the Swiss Pairs (out of 99 pairs) on Saturday; and fourth (with Sandra & Krys) in the Swiss Teams (out of 56 teams) on the Sunday.
Well done, Diana! (and Sandra & Krys)
British Spring Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Moira & Cliff on winning our heat of the British Spring Sim Pairs on 3rd April.  Jane & Chris Whelan were second, Erica & Christopher were third.

Club results are on our website as usual.  Here is the link to the results on the EBU website:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000214/clubs/00210427

and here is the link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000214/display/commentary/commentary_booklet.pdf

Stratified Sim Pairs 13 March 2017

Nobody managed to achieve a result within the club that broke the 60% barrier, so well done to Christina & Tom on emerging top of the pack with just under that mark. Bridget & John Spencer did well to finish second with 59.09% and Moira & Cliff third on 58.52%.

As is quite commonly the case, the positions are somewhat different when performances are compared against many other pairs nationally. Currently Sandra & partner have top spot in the club with around 61%, Bridget & John second of the club pairs with about 59%, and Christina & Tom third on approximately 56.5%. These percentages will change as more clubs upload their scores.

Our club's National Scores are at
http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000210/clubs/00210427

and the hand commentary is at

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000210/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

This evening's event was stratified. The explanation for the stratification and award of Master Points is given at the beginning of the commentary.

Winter Ladder 2016-17

The Winter Ladder has just finished and it's very well done to Sandra & Krys who have jointly won the ladder: the average of their ten best scores was an impressive 63.45%.   Robert was third on 60.64% and the Sheppards joint fourth on 60.36%.  To see the full results click on 'Competitions' on the left-hand side of the Club website's homepage.  You have to be a Club Member and to have played at least ten times during the season for your result to feature on the list.

The Committee has made the decision to discontinue the Ascenders' Competition, since it seems that it is no longer generally being won by improving players, as was the original intention when it was first introduced.  We are still keen to recognise and encourage better play at all levels. We run handicap events several times a year and at each AGM the Chairman's Cup is presented to the most improved player (in the eyes of the Committee).  We therefore hope that improving players feel they are still being catered for!

Harwell Cup success

On 12th February Sandra & Krys, playing with two non-members, won the OBA's Harwell Cup for the county multiple teams-of-four championship.  For the full results click here.

Harrogate Congress

Congratulations to Aleks Lishkov who was in a team of four which came 4th (out of 63) in the recent Harrogate Congress Swiss Teams event!

The EBU has published its annual Master Point reports.  To see details of Club members who have done well click here.

Winter Handicap Pairs

Congratulations to Joanna Donkin & Pat Lewis, who won the Summertown Handicap Pairs on Monday 30 January with a handicap adjusted score of 61.46%. They will each receive a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were James Bentley & Valerie Goodchild, with Jill Brandini & Vita Granelli in third.

Full handicap results can be found by clicking on the Competitions tab on the left-hand menu.

British Winter Sim Pairs - 9th January

Congratulations to Sandra & Krys, who won our club heat with 60.61%, closely followed by Moira & Cliff, with Erica & Christopher in 3rd place.

Nationally the results are somewhat different, with Moira & Cliff leading on 64.64%, Ameena & Matthew in 2nd position, and Erica & Christopher in 3rd.

Here is a link to the national results:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000196/clubs/00210427

and here is a link to the commentary:

http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000196/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

Master Point Promotions 2017

The following members who have won promotion in the EBU Masterpoint rankings. For an explanation of the ranks please click here

January 2017

Christina Hardyment - Master

February 2017

Hugh Simmonds  -  Premier Tournament Master
 
Viv Stevenson - 2 Star Premier Master

Matt Wilkinson - 2 Star Premier Master

Joanna Donkin - County Master

Tony Lewis - County Master

March 2017

Sue Smith - 5 Star Premier Master

Anita Feiger – District Master

Graham Walcroft – District Master

April 2017

Alison Withers Green - 4 Star Premier Master

Tom Brus - Master

May 2017

Chris Whelan - Premier Regional Master

Jane Whelan - Premier Regional Master

Howard Arnes - 1 Star Regional Master

Judy Wesselbaum - Regional Master

Pat Lewis - 2 Star Premier Master
John Fleming - Premier Master

June 2017

Aleks Lishkov - Premier Life Master

Henry Rose - County Master

July 2017

Peter Finbow - Premier National Master

Peter Sherry - 2 Star Regional Master

Rosalind Sword - 1 Star Master

Lawrence Haines - County Master

August 2017

Suzanne Abell - Master

Jennifer Marsden - County Master

Mary Perryman - District Master

September 2017

Liza Furnival - Premier National Master

Irina Woods - National Master

Trevor Dawn - 3 Star Master

Isabel Pack - Advanced Master

Annabel Wade - Master

October 2017

Marion Stevenson - 1 Star Master

November 2017

Pat Lewis - Regional Master

Matthew Wilkinson – Regional Master

Henry Rose – Premier Master

Sabina Pugh – County Master

Tim Sheehy – County Master

December 2017

Carol Benzie – Life Master

Steven Bliss – 3 Star Regional Master

Anthea Robinson – Master