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runs from 2.30 - 4.30pm in Summertown Church

Hall, Oxford OX2 7EX. All keen juniors from nine

years, are welcome - from beginner upwards! r

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August 2017 English Bridge

www.ebu.co.uk

OXFORDSHIRE:

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

Junior Initiatives

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.....!'

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