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.
A very successful Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs was held on Sunday 23rd June, jointly with Oxford Bridge Club. There were 17 tables, and the winners were Judy & Isabel. Congratulations to them! Lorna & Alastair were second. Full results are here. Holly, playing with Freddie Beneat, won the second half ascenders' prize.
Many thanks to all involved in the organisation: primarily Sandra who masterminded the whole event, but also Lawrence for directing, Liza scoring, Claire catering, Judy for collecting the money and Krys for selling raffle tickets. Thank you also to Eileen & Anna who acted as our standby pair but in the end were not needed.
A grand total of £640 was raised for our two charities, Pancreatic Cancer UK and Safeline.
Congratulations to Linda Edwards & Diane Coe on winning the Midsummer Pairs Competition on 17th June with the fine score of 64.41%. They will be
presented with the David Bygott trophy at the Club's AGM next April.
Very well done also to David Dobson & Brian Wright in second place with 63.64% and to Mary-ann & Tim Sheehy in third with 59.00%.
As some of you know, Oxfordshire fields three teams-of-eight in the Midland Counties League. A few of our Club's members represent the County in these teams. This year Oxfordshire's B team won their Division. The team then went on to play in the National Finals of the Inter-County Leagues on 16th June against all the other counties that had won in their various regional leagues. Oxfordshire emerged victorious for the second year running. Very well done to Mary-Ann Sheehy and Matthew Covill who were part of this winning team.
Congratulations to new junior member Zane Soonawalla, playing with his father, Zahir, on winning the Friendly Pairs cup in the Oxfordshire Congress.
Also to Mary-Ann Sheehy and Matthew Covill who were part of the team who came third in the Swiss Teams and Liza Furnival who was in the team finishing in sixth place out of the 48 competing.
The partnership of Henry Rose and Freddie Beneat played for the England under-16 team in the World Bridge Federation online championships and have won! They beat the favourites, the USA in the final. Freddie and Zane (see above) have also won the Oxford Times Cup which will be presented at the OBA AGM on Thursday evening 13th June at the Oxford Bridge Club.
Many congratulations to Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak who finished in 11th place out of a national field of 94 top pairs in the Corwen Trophy on 1st - 2nd June.
Please click here for the full results.
Many congratulations to Liza Furnival who, playing with a non-member, came 4th= in a tough field at the EBU's Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs event at Stratford on Sunday 26th May!
Congratulations to Alison & Robert, who won our heat of the EBED Sim Pairs on 13th May with 62.71%. Tunde & Kati were very close behind with 62.09% and Peter Sherry & Mary were third. Here is a link to the national results and here is a link to the commentary.
Here are Freddie Beneat and Zane Soonawalla, pictured at SBC where they played on the May Day Bank Holiday. Earlier this year they won the Oxford Times Cup, which is awarded to the highest placed Oxfordshire pair competing in the annual EBED Student Simultaneous Pairs. Click here to see previous winners.
Many congratulations to Sandra & Krys on winning the OBA Mixed Pairs on Sunday 7th April.
Here is a link to the results.
Sunday 17th March saw 20 pairs, who had qualified in the semi-final, taking part in the County Pairs Final at OBC.
Well done to Sandra & Krys who came fourth in a tough field - see here for the full results. This qualifies them as one of four pairs to represent Oxfordshire at the Corwen Trophy in June, where they will compete against top players in other counties.
Liza also did well to finish fifth.
Several members took part in the Masters Pairs event for those ranked below Regional Master, which was held at multiple venues around the country on Sunday 24th February including Oxford Bridge Club, and scored nationally as a Sim Pairs.
Notable results of SBC members out of the 242 pairs taking part nationally were as follows:
Tom Brus, playing with a non-member, won the Oxford heat and came 11th nationally with 59.83%.
Bridget & Holly came third in the Oxford heat and 29th nationally with 57.22%.
Well done! Click here for a link to the Oxford results, and here for a link to the national results.
The EBU has just published its annual Master Point reports.
In the list of players who scored the most local points in sessions played at our Club in 2018 (i.e. Master Points gained at Summertown only):
Krys Kazmierczak was top with 931 MPs
Sandra Nicholson was 2nd with 889 MPs
Cliff Pavelin was 3rd with 756 MPs
To see the complete list click here.
To qualify for the ladder you have to be a Club Member and to have played at least ten times during the season (September to February - but Monday 25th February doesn't count as it's teams).
Many congratulations to Matthew & Irina who won the Summertown heat of the British Winter Sims on 14th January. Second were Carol & Aleks, and third were Erika & Joanna. Well done to them too.
The club results on the EBU website are here:
And the commentary is here:
Congratulations to the following members promoted in the EBU's monthly rounds of master point promotions:-
Tim Sheehy – Premier Master
Tom Brus – Advanced Master
Joanna Donkin - Master
Mary-Ann Sheehy – Premier Life Master
Diane Coe – 4 Star Premier Regional Master
John Deech – 2 Star Regional Master
Lawrence Haines – 1 Star Premier Master
Neil Whiting – 1 Star Master
Christina Hardyment – Advanced Master
Erika Syba – District Master
Matthew Wilkinson - 1 Star Regional Master