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August 2017 English Bridge
Our small but excellent group of Oxford Junior
Bridge Club and Dragon School bridge players have
gone from strength to strength this year. We
continue, with pride, to follow the progress of 12-
year-old Henry Rose, who plays for the England
Under-16 team and has enjoyed success in various
prestigious events in the UK. He flew to Slovakia in
early July as a member of the European Youth Team
for the Championships.
Bridge continues to thrive at Headington Junior
School, ably run by Peter Sherry and his team, and
in January a new club was started at Cokethorpe
School with Mike Fletcher at the helm.
Once again, the Dragon School was the only
preparatory school to enter the Loughborough
Schools Challenge in March with the team of
William Wauchope, Thomas Potter, Richmond
Yeung and Freddie Yu taking third prize, out of
twenty teams. In the play-off for third place, they
beat the team containing sixth form Eton scholars.
Andrew Robson, wrote of their success in his Times
column on 18 April.
Further successes include Inigo Sanchez-Asiain
and Richmond Yeung winning the bidding section
of the Oxford Junior Bridge Club annual
competition at the Oxford Bridge Club and Thomas
Potter, Freddie Yu, Aidan Saunders and Zane
Soonawalla winning the best non-expert team prize
at the Oxfordshire Congress in June.
Max and Jacob Potter, Aidan Saunders, Zane
Soonawalla, Freddie Beneat and Freddie Wivell all
took part in the Pairs section of the congress, all
Under 13 years old, and did very well indeed.
Zane, Aidan, Thomas and Will Wauchope have all
attended England Under 16 training sessions with
Mike and Sarah Bell. Henry Rose, Freddie Beneat,
Zane Soonawalla and Aidan Saunders are greatly
looking forward to being part of the junior team
who will play at the House of Lords on 19th July.
The Oxford Junior Bridge Club continues to
thrive and our autumn term commences on Sunday
24 September and ends on Sunday 10 December. It
Holly Kilpatrick, organiser:
'How did you get on?'
An 11-year-old player, with good humour,
'well, it was a bit awkward as partner forgot we
were using the Unusual 2NT. We ended up in 6NT
minus six but we were non-vulnerable and our
opponents were unreasonably cross as they forgot
to double us and they'd missed six spades.....!'