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The full course is 4 days, but to run a club session is only 2 days. Put aside 18th/19th January and come to OUR club.The tutor is June Booty who is fun AND good. Remember her at the swiss pairs? The final two days are Thursdays 30th January and 13th February. Call Joan 01491 579795 for queries.

 

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Christmas Parties December 2019

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Friday 6th December at 7pm. Wednesday/Friday Xmas party. Put your party hats on and come along for snacks, wine and fun bridge; no partner is necessary and results won't be submitted to the EBU! The club will be laying on drinks, sandwiches and nibbles. If you wish to contribute a sweet or cheese, feel free to do so. All club members welcome (Debbie Roberts).

Monday 16th December at 10am. Bucks Fizz and mince pies will be available during our morning duplicate pairs session.  All welcome (Jayne Watney).

Monday 16th December at 6:45pm. Monday evening party. Please bring a food contribution, drinks are provided (David Seale). 

Friday 20th December at 12:30pm. Usual snacks and wine, finishes around 4:30 (Pauline Dunn).

WELCOME
WELCOME

The Wallingford Duplicate Bridge Club is a thriving and very active club with over 350 members, based at Berrick and Roke Village Hall, OX10 6JJ.

We are delighted to welcome new members – please click here for more information. 

Players come from all over Oxfordshire including Wallingford, Oxford, Thame, Henley, Abingdon, Benson and surrounding villages. We have playing sessions to suit players of all abilities.  Our Bridge Programme can be found in the left hand menu.  Visitors are very welcome at all sessions. 

We run many bridge classes, details of which can be found in the right box. We look forward to welcoming you at the Club.
 

Please be seated 10 minutes before the session starts.

Norman Nicolson
Many WBC members will remember Norman Nicolson who sadly died on Saturday (30th November). We have no other details at the moment.
OBA Jack High Competition - Sunday 8th December 2019

OBA are pleased to announce they are running a first ever Jack High event for players with an NGS no higher than a Jack. 

This is an opportunity to get a taste of tournament bridge in a friendly environment where the average NGS is expected to be around 9.  An enjoyable game is planned, over 24 boards, with a short break for refreshments. 

Come and meet like-minded players from a variety of clubs throughout Oxfordshire. 

Date: Sunday 8th December 2019 at 2:00 pm

VenueOxford Bridge Club Entry Fee: £6. 

Please click here for on-line entry form

Learn/Improve your bridge
Learn/Improve your bridge

David Emerson is running seminars for club members on bidding, playing and defending against strong and slam hands. 

10th Dec Slams in NT and Minors: Making use of the 4♣  bid (last seminar). 

Each seminar costs £5 and is from 2pm to 4.30pm including a number of hands to play.

click here to book using our online system

Our classes for both beginners and improvers started on Tuesdays September 10th 2019, both morning (10.30-12.30) and evenings (7.30-9.30) and we are delighted to have 38 students spread evenly between the 4 classes.The class sizes are great for the students and fun for the tutors, so a good start for everyone. More students would still be welcome.in the next few weeks. For further information, see the leaflet.  For any queries phone Joan Bennett 01491 579795

There will be a competition for all groups around November.

Chairmanís Christmas Message 2019

Click here for the full message.

Christmas is a time for both reflection and renewed optimism for the future. Each year that passes has its own character - and challenges!

Looking back over the past year, for me, it has been highlighted by a wonderful ‘party’ atmosphere of the bridge events to mark our 50th anniversary celebrations, combined with another year of record attendances.

On behalf of the management committee, let me thank you all for your support. We wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Colin Jones

Chairman

Stuart Fox seminars
Stuart Fox seminars

Stuart is back from Turkey, and will be recommencing his seminars on Thursday 28th November from 11.30-1.00.p.m. The cost remains at £5 which will be donated to charity. Enjoy yourselves.

Club Closure - 12 December 2019

No bridge on 12 December 2019 as the Village Hall is being used for the General Election.

Wallingford versus Abingdon 17th Nov 2019
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Wallingford Bridge Club wish to pass on their thanks to Abingdon Bridge Club for hosting the Len Salmon Trophy match on Sunday 17th November.  We were made very welcome and served with an excellent half time tea with homemade cakes.

Congratulations to Wallingford players who won comfortably in all three sections.  The photos include Adrian Lambe (club captain) receiving the Len Salmon Trophy from Gordon Carroll (Abingdon captain).

Each club has now won the trophy twelve times and we look forward to welcoming Abingdon to Wallingford in 2020.

Car Parking - Wed Evening

Message from John Bird

The car park on Wednesday evenings is close to capacity. Please park in as orderly manner as possible in line with this diagram, Car parking protocol 2018.pdf  i.e. Section B double-parked along the fence on the right-hand (field) side of the main car park and at least 3 rows of cars facing the sports field in the overflow car park. Please do not park on the sports field itself.

Teams competition rule changes for 2020 season

The rules for our Teams Competition have been changed, to clarify murky areas and enable automated scoring.

Changes include the need for a team of four to register on or before the 1st competition date in 2020. Forms will be available in December, completed forms to be handed to Cliff Hones. Any team is welcome to attend, but to compete, there must be at least three members of the registered team playing.

Scoring will be total IMPS scored, each team’s best 6 scores will be averaged over the year.

Please see Competition rules on our website for full details or click here.

Committee Meeting Minutes - 6 Sept 2019

These are available in the members' area of the website. Select and click Members Only Area from the left hand column menu, log in then select Members Only Notices again from the left hand column menu.

LOCAL PUBS

Below are links for the two pubs near the Bridge Club. 

Chequers - They are closed on Tuesdays and food service times are 12-2.45 pm (12-4 pm on Sundays) and 6-9 pm for dinner, closed Sunday evenings.

Home Sweet Home  - Food served lunchtime and from 6.00 in the evening except Sunday. Closed Mondays.

News Web Updates

Please email me (Gillian Leaver) to update this page replacing the [dot] with a full stop and [at] with @

Gillian[dot]Leaver[at]gmail[dot]com 

For news archive click here.

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Results
Friendly Pairs
Section B
Wednesday Afternoon
Ladder
Morning Bridge
Pairs
Harwell Cup
Friday Afternoon
Calendar
Fri 6th Dec 2019
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 6th Dec 2019
Xmas Party
7.00
Mon 9th Dec 2019
Morning Bridge
10.00-1.00
Mon 9th Dec 2019
Xmas Party
7.00
Mon 9th Dec 2019
OBA Seniors
11.00
Tue 10th Dec 2019
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 11th Dec 2019
Section B
7.30
Wed 11th Dec 2019
xIMPED
7.30
Wed 11th Dec 2019
Wednesday Afternoon
1:30
Thu 12th Dec 2019
No bridge today
Fri 13th Dec 2019
Friday Afternoon
1.30-4.30
Fri 13th Dec 2019
Teams
7.30