OXFORD JUNIOR BRIDGE CLUB COMPETITION- 20th NOV 2016

The second Oxford Junior Bridge Club Competition was held at the Oxford Bridge Club on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November when twenty-five children, aged 9 – 15 years, descended upon the balloon decorated premises, generating laughter and good will. The juniors came from a variety of schools around the city and county and from as far afield as Sonning Common, Reading and the Midlands!

Congratulations to our scorer, Diane Coe and TDs, Mike Fletcher and Peter Sherry, who managed to keep boards and children moving, in spite of the speed differentials and the cross table chatting! This year we merged the experienced bidders with the novices and awarded prizes in both sections.  The four pairs of mini-bridge players might have been low in numbers but were high in enthusiasm and played eight boards from a recent simultaneous pairs competition. Two young entrants have only been learning for four weeks!

At 4.15 p.m. 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 Diane feverishly attempted to get a result.

When presenting the prizes, organiser, Holly Kilpatrick warmly thanked the Chairman and Trustees of the Oxford Bridge Club, who had kindly given their premises free of charge. In the mini-bridge section, first prize went to Carl Shelley, whom, although playing with an adult, had played all the hands and chosen the contracts.  In the novice bidders section our winners were Jennifer Ellis and Jacob Hathaway from Sonning Common and in the “experienced” bidders section first prize went to Richmond Yeung and Inigo Sanchez-Asiain from the Dragon School.   Some of the results were extremely close and congratulations to all the children who took part.

Photographs by kind permission of David Bygott and Anthony Harris

Full results are listed below:

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EXPERIENCED BIDDERS

1st Richmond Yeung and Inigo Sanchez Asiain, 2nd Megan Jones and Henry Rose

 

 NOVICE BIDDERS

1st Jennifer Ellis and Jacob Hathaway, 2nd Jacob Potter and Freddie Beneat

 

MINI-BRIDGE

1ST        Carl Shelley,       2nd       Freya Cook and Louisa Alvey

3rd        Harry Litchfield and Zach Matthews,      4th        Merlin Kavanna and Hanmer Hanbury

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