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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.

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 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.  In due course fixtures and results, as well as match reports will appear on the link on the lefthand side of this page.

Congratulations to: 2018
Summertown's NICKO team

Summertown’s team for the National Inter Club Knockout (NICKO) this year is James Bentley, Valerie Goodchild, Cliff and Moira Pavelin.

James reports on their first match: “Our opposition from Cheltenham were a strong team (Alan Wearmouth, Joe Angseeing, Tony Hill and Roger Jackson).  We held them to -9 at half time, but then right after dinner 4S three down doubled and vulnerable followed by letting a tight slam through has to be blamed on the excellent claret.  The Pavelins were in the other room at the time, but clearly share team responsibility!

The NICKO Plate beckons…”

We wish them every good luck and look forward to hearing how they fare in the NICKO plate matches.

15 Nov 2018

Handicap Pairs 29 October 2018

Congratulations to Howard & Isabel, who won the Handicap Pairs on Monday 29th October with a handicap adjusted score of 65.03%. They will each receive a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were Neil & Sara, with Tony & Loris in third.

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

Binyon Cup

Congratulations to Sandra & Krys on winning the Club's Mixed Pairs Championship for the Binyon Cup on 15th October. Well done also to Judy and Ruth in second, with Bridget and Hugh in third. It was a closely fought competition with the winning score being just a smidgeon below 60%.

The cup will be presented at the AGM but the winners will receive a bottle of wine each.

The event is in memory of two loyal members of the club from the early days, mother and son Nancy & Tim Binyon.

British Autumn Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Russell and David Bygott who won our Club heat on 1st October with 60.25%.  John Deech and Lawrence were second in the Club, and James & Valerie third.  Well done everybody!

The link to the national scores for the Club is:

https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000283/clubs/00210427

The link to the commentary on the hands is:

https://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000283/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

2018 Summer Ladder

The Summer Ladder finished at the end of August, and it's very well done to Sandra & Krys who have jointly won the ladder: the average of their ten best scores was 63.25%.  Cliff was next on 60.86% and Moira very close behind on 60.82%.  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 (March to August).

EBED Sim Pairs 3rd September

Very well done to Diane and Alison on a superb win with the huge score of 72.24%. Scored nationally this reduces slightly, but is still high enough to put them second out of 677 pairs. Robert and Trevor were second in the Club with 64.39% and 15th nationally, while Isobel and Judy were third in the Cub with 62.81% and 32nd nationally. Well done!

The link to the national scores for the Club is
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000278/clubs/00210427

The link to the commentary on the hands is
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000278/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

Teams on Monday 13th August
Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of our inaugural random teams event. Particular thanks to Steven for directing, and to Oxford Bridge Club in the form of Liza Furnival and John Fleming for sharing OBC’s knowledge of teams movements.
 
Very well done to Liza, Peter Finbow, Paul Stevenson and Clodagh who won and who will each receive £5 M & S vouchers. Irina, Joanna, Sandra & Krys were second, very closely followed by Aleks, Diana Nettleton, Pauline Wyman & Ros Sword.
 
Date for your diaries - next teams event will be on 5th November.

Handicap Pairs 30 July 2018

In spite of a handicap which deducted 5% from their score, their big win meant that John Deech & Matthew Covill still win a bottle of wine each with a handicap adjusted score of 64.27%. Clare Lim & Jane Armstrong weren't far behind on 63.85%, with Annabel Hichens & Sue Reynolds in third.  Well done to them all.

Full handicap results can be found on the Club Website by clicking on "Competitions" in the left hand menu and selecting "30 July 2018 Handicap".

British Summer Sim Pairs
Congratulations to David Bygott playing with Michiel Cottaar who won our heat of the British Summer Simultaneous Pairs on 23rd July with 65.69%. Howard & Ruth were second, and Ann & Mike third.
 
Here is a link to the national results:
 
And here is a link to the commentary.

Success for Oxford's Juniors
Success for Oxford's Juniors

Henry Rose and Oscar Selby won a Bronze medal for England in the Under 16 section of the European Youth Bridge Championships, which took place in Croatia over the weekend of 13th - 15th July. Henry will also be travelling to China in August to represent England in the Youth World Championships.

Henry was the first pupil to attend the Oxford Junior Bridge Club, which started in September 2014.  The club runs every Sunday afternoon term time in Summertown Church Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7EZ, 2.30 - 4.30 pm.  All juniors 8 - 18 years are welcome.

Bygott Trophy

Congratulations to Aleks Lishkov and John Deech on winning the Midsummer Pairs Competition for the Bygott Trophy on 18th June.  They were way ahead of the rest of the field on 68.33%.  Paul and Viv came second on 59.38%, closely followed by Mary-Ann and Tim with 59.17%.

The trophy will be presented at the AGM next year, but the winners will receive a bottle of wine each now.

Oxfordshire Congress

Congratulations to Mary Bennett and Clodagh on coming second in the Friendly Pairs at the Oxfordshire Congress on Saturday 9th June.

Congratulations also to Liza who came an impressive 4th out of 120 in the Swiss Pairs and was in the 2nd placed team out of 62 in the Swiss Teams.

Handicap Winners on 30th April

Congratulations to Paul & Roger, who won the Handicap Pairs on Monday 30 April with a handicap adjusted score of 64.22%. They have each received a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were Jane Darke & Suzanne, with Peter Russell & David Bygott in third.

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

EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Very well done to Peter Russell & David Bygott, who won the Summertown heat of these sim pairs on 30th April with 66.67%.  Sandra & Krys were 2nd with 64.58%, and Paul & Roger 3rd with 63.64% - all very good percentages!  Here is a link to the national results:
http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000263/clubs/00210427
which as always are slightly different, and here is a link to the commentary: http://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000263/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

British Spring Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Sandra & Krys who won our heat of this Sim pairs on 9th April. Second were Lawrence Haines & Annabel Wade, and third were Aleks Lishkov & Diana Nettleton.

Those were the results in the club. The national results are slightly different, and can be viewed here:
http://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000259/clubs/00210427

Click here for the commentary.

OBA Ladies' and Men's Pairs
Congratulations to Club members who did well in the above events held on Thursday 29th March.
 
Diane Coe and partner (non-member) won the ladies' pairs, Christina and Ameena were second, and Carol and partner were third.  John Deech and partner won the Men's Pairs, Matthew Covill and Krys were third.
 
Here's a link to the full results:
 
Stratified Sim Pairs
Congratulations go to Judy & Ruth, who won our heat of the stratified sim pairs on 12th March, despite Ruth directing and being called on a number of occasions.  Well done!  Holly & Sean were second and Dave & Brian third.
 
Here is a link to the national results for our club, where the positions are different and may change further as more results come in: Ruth & Judy are still first, but Sandra & Krys are second and Alison & Robert third:

25th Anniversary Handicap Cup
25th Anniversary Handicap Cup

Loris and Tony Lewis won the handicap event at our 25th Anniversary party in December.  They haven't been able to play at the club for a couple of months, so were finally awarded the trophy on 5th March!

Winter Ladder 2017-18

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 63.38%.  Alison was next on 60.2% and Moira & Cliff were fourth equal on 59.32%.  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).

Annual Master Point lists

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 2017 (i.e. Master Points gained at Summertown only):

Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak were joint top with 996 MPs
Moira & Cliff Pavelin were joint 3rd with 975 MPs

To see the complete list click here.

January Handicap Pairs

Congratulations to Christina & Robert, who won the Handicap Pairs on Monday 28 January with a handicap adjusted score of 54.85%. They receive a bottle of wine as a prize. In second place were Pat & Ursula, with Jeremy & Rod in third.

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

British Winter Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Ameena & Christina who won our heat of the sim pairs on Monday 8th January with 61.06%.  Alison & Robert were second with 60.23% and Steph & Steven third with 59.15%.

Click here for the link to the commentary.
 
Click here for a link to the national results, where the first three positions remain the same but with changed percentages.

Master Point Promotions 2018

Congratulations to the following members, promoted in the EBU's monthly rounds of Master Point Promotions:

December 2018

Alison Withers Green  - 5 Star Premier Master
James Bentley  - 1 Star Master
Valerie Goodchild - 1 Star Master
Isabel Pack - 1 Star Master
Kate Brown - Local Master
Elizabeth Middlemiss - Local Master

November 2018

Tim Sheehy - Master

Mary Bennett - County Master

October 2018

None

September 2018

Henry Rose - Regional Master
Graham Walcroft - County Master

August 2018

Steph Bliss - 1 Star Premier Regional Master
Mike Prew  - Advanced Master
Lis Long - Local Master

July 2018

Claire MacDonagh - 3 Star Premier Master

June 2018

Matthew Covill - Premier National Master
Lawrence Haines - Premier Master

May 2018

Steven Bliss – 2 Star Premier Regional Master

Annabel Wade – Advanced Master

Loris Lewis – County Master

Erika Syba – Area Master

April 2018

Richard Whittington - Master

March 2018

Ruth Kim - 1 Star Regional Master

Lawrence Haines - Master

February 2018 (none in January)

Robert Gasser – 3 Star Regional Master

Judy Wesselbaum  - 1 Star Regional Master

James Bentley – Advanced Master

Valerie Goodchild – Advanced Master

Dorothy Whittington – Master

Sandra Devaney – Club Master