Oxfordshire Bridge Association (OBA) is running a Bridge day in Henley cafes on Tuesday 16 April. It will be Duplicate Bridge aimed at social players in a friendly atmosphere. This has been successful elsewhere and promises to be hugely enjoyable. Please see below for details:
OBA Henley Cafe Bridge Day
Congratulations to the English Women’s Team, who won the gold medal in the World Bridge Games in Lille, France beating Russia in the final (Poland came third)! The open series was won by Sweden with Poland second and Monaco third (Monaco is a sponsored team which includes top pairs from Norway and Italy).
Results and information:
English Bridge Union
World Mind Sports Games
The England Women and Senior teams have qualified for the last 16 of the Word Mind Sports Games being held in Lille, France. Sadly the Open team has been knocked out. Take a look at what’s happening with the World Bridge Federation or English Bridge Union.
In addition to Bridge, the World Mind Sports Games includes Chess, Draughts, and Go. It is held every four years in the year of the Olympics.
We’re back from 10 September with new venues, playing sessions, and Duplicate Bridge! As ever, we’re running lessons for all levels from absolute beginner to more experienced club players. There’s always our option to learn in a day (‘Bridge in a Day‘) rather than during a 6-week course. Take a look at our Summer 2012 newsletter for all the details:
Summer 2012 newsletter
There are now two options for Supervised Play, our relaxed and friendly practice sessions:
1. Learning and Improving
Designed particularly for those just starting Bridge and in their first year or two of learning to play. Sessions at 4pm on Monday at the Red Lion and 7pm on Tuesday at Henley Cricket Club.
2. Introduction to Duplicate Bridge
An opportunity to learn Duplicate Bridge – exciting and fun to play! Still our same learning environment in which to ask questions and discuss what might have happened. All welcome, including those completely new to Duplicate Bridge. Sessions at 10am on Tuesday and 7pm on Thursday both at Henley Cricket Club.
Our new Gentle Duplicate session for those who would just like to play Bridge. A welcoming and encouraging atmosphere with help on how to score and move. No partner required – come along and we’ll arrange the numbers. Sessions 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday at Nettlebed Village Club.
For details of our lessons, please take a look at our current programme and information on our courses.
There is no Bridge on bank holiday Monday or Tuesday next week (04 and 05 June). We then continue with Supervised Play at the usual times until Thursday 21 June.
There are a couple of Bridge in a Day Saturday dates in June:
09 June – Refresh & Build 1 (revising and consolidating the basics)
23 June – Continuing Bridge (follows Beginning Bridge for those just starting and will cover gaps in knowledge on pre-empting, doubling, and strong twos for those playing for a bit longer)
Enjoy the celebrations this weekend!
I’m afraid we have to cancel the supervised play session at 10am this Tuesday (01 May) at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley. We are running as usual in the evening at 7pm. A reminder also that there is no Bridge at all (lessons or supervised play) the following week (from Monday 07 to Friday 11 May).
Bridge otherwise continues uninterrupted through to Thursday 21 June. Take a look at our programme for full details. Be delighted to welcome as many of you as possible until then!
Having moved from the White Hart to the Red Lion in Henley, we are no longer able to offer supervised play on Wednesday morning. Instead, the same session will be running at 10am on Tuesday morning. It’s the usual relaxed, enjoyable Bridge with the emphasis on learning and improving. The Red Lion has parking at the back and The Riverside Room has a beautiful view of the Thames.
I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us!
Please note that there is no Supervised Play on Tuesday 07 February at 7pm at the White Hart in Nettlebed. Sessions resume as usual the following week (14 February). Join us then for some Bridge romance!
Winners of the open World Bridge Team Championships played 15-29 October 2011 in the Netherlands:
Open (known as the Bermuda Bowl) – The Netherlands (runners up USA 2)
Women (known as the Venice Cup) – France (runners up Indonesia)
Senior – France (runners up USA)
The English women came 4th in the Venice Cup.
From Tuesday 01 November we’re running a Supervised Play session designed specifically for those who have just started playing Bridge. This complements our Bridge lessons and would be ideal for anyone who has completed our first course, Beginning Bridge (Red). It’s an opportunity to enjoy playing Bridge in a relaxed and welcoming environment and to learn and improve by asking questions as you play. No need to book in advance or come with a partner – just turn up!
The session runs from 7pm to 9pm and is held at the White Hart Hotel in Nettlebed. The price is £9 (although the first session is included at no charge with a course of lessons with us).
Please get in touch with any questions or for further information.