Junior Congress - 22nd November 2015

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The average age of the Oxford Bridge Club attendee was lowered dramatically on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd November when thirty children, aged 8 – 18 years descended upon the balloon decorated premises generating laughter and good will. With roads closed in the city centre, the A40 permanently jammed and both Banbury and Woodstock Road roundabouts “under re-construction,” it was a miracle to see so many children actually arriving from different parts of the country, including Cheltenham and Reading.

With three sections to run, mini-bridge, novice bidders and experienced bidders, an accolade must surely go to our scorers and TDs, Diane Coe, Mike Fletcher and Peter Sherry, who managed to keep boards and children moving, in spite of the speed differentials of players and the cross table chatting!

At 4.15pm, we called a halt and everyone descended upon the tea table, groaning with goodies mostly donated by parents, many of whom joined us for tea, while the scorers feverishly attempted to get a result.

The prizes were presented by Richard Sills, Chairman of the Oxford Bridge Club, who had kindly given us their premises free of charge. In the mini-bridge section, first prize went to the Reading siblings, Jacob and Alice Hathaway (in spite of one of them trumping the other’s ace!!!) In the novice bidders section our winners were John Wood and Freya Baldwin and in the “experienced” bidders section first prize went to the Anstis brothers, Arthur and George. Some of the results were extremely close and congratulations to all the children who took part. Full results are listed below:



George and Arthur Anstis                                                                   +34

Megan Stanton-Cole & Alison Withers-Green (adult)                        +2

Max and Thomas Potter                                                                          -2

Freddie Yu & Richmond Yeung                                                            -34



1st        John Wood and Freya Baldwin                       59.72%

2nd        Max Cronin and Karla Maria Unwin              51.39%

3rd        Natalie Kong and Diana Cai                            50%

            Freddie Beneat and Zane Soonawala             50%

            Thomas Eadie and Rachel Wills                     50%

6th        Sally Hung and Cecelia Su                              48.61%

7th        Jacob Potter and Aidan Saunders                   45.83%

8th        Jennifer Reynolds and Ava Reynolds              43.75%



1ST        Jacob and Alice Hathaway

2nd        Zach Matthews and Harry Litchfield

3rd        Clemmie and Edmund Fry

            Bruno Keyworth playing with Sean Terry (adult)



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