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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
Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs

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!

EBED Spring Sim Pairs

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.

Success for the juniors!
Success for the juniors!

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.

OBA Mixed Pairs

Many congratulations to Sandra & Krys on winning the OBA Mixed Pairs on Sunday 7th April.

Here is a link to the results.

British Spring Sim Pairs
Congratulations to James & Valerie who won our sim pairs heat on 1st April with 61.67%. Close behind were Matthew Covill & Mary-Ann with 60.42%, and Claire & Robert were third with 60.21%.  Well done all!
 
Here is a link to the national results in which Claire & Robert are currently lying first in the club, and here is a link to the commentary.
County Pairs Final

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.

Stratified Sim Pairs
Congratulations to Mary-Ann & Tim who won our Stratfied sim pairs heat on 11th March with 64.46%. Steph & Steven were second with 60.9%, Diane & Linda third with 60.8%. Well done all!
 
For the national results click here and for the commentary click here.

Masters Pairs

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.

Winter Ladder
Congratulations to Krys who has won the Winter Ladder.  The average of his ten best scores was 59.48%.  It was all very close: Alison was second with 59.34% and Robert third with 59.13%.  To see the full results click on 'Competitions' on the left-hand side of the Club website's homepage.
 

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).

British Winter Sim Pairs

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:
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000306/clubs/00210427

And the commentary is here:
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000306/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members promoted in the EBU's monthly rounds of master point promotions:-

May 2019
Bridget Watson - 2 Star Regional Master
Lucy Edwardes - Advanced Master

April 2019

John Deech - 1 Star Premier Regional Master
Lawrence Haines - Regional Master
Ann Lee - 1 Star Premier Master
Paul Stevenson - 2 Star Master
Ameena Ahmad - Advanced Master
Elisabeth Long - Club Master
Elizabeth Middlemiss - Club Master
 
March 2019
Diane Coe - 5 Star Premier Regional Master
Annabel Wade - Premier Master
Steve Nyman - 4 Star Master
Anthea Robinson - Advanced Master
Sandra Devaney - Area Master

February 2019

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

January 2019

Matthew Wilkinson - 1 Star Regional Master