Category Archives: The Bull at Charlbury

Bridge next week

Because of the Bank Holiday the Essential Extra course will restart on Monday week (June 3rd). On Tuesday morning (May 28th) there will be supervised play as normal at The Trout, in the capable hands of Annabel and Peter Finbow this time, as I am coming back from Wales that day – please treat them kindly! Wednesday morning sees our first play and learn session in Charlbury, at The Bull, starting at 9.45am. Anyone who lives locally and wants to taste bridge the Robson way is very welcome to come, as of course is anyone who has already been to The Trout or Islip, and/or taken one of our courses. There has been a lot of interest already in Charlbury as a venue, including several enthusiasts who cannot make next week because of half term but have promised to come thereafter. When I get back I shall be publishing some dates for our “summer specials”, a series of single topic seminars similar to those which proved popular during the Easter holidays. Watch this space!

Bridge in Charlbury

We will be holding a supervised play session at a new venue on Wednesday May 29th. This is The Bull, a delightful pub in Charlbury where some of our most committed learners live (the town, not the pub, that is – at least to the best of our knowledge). The session will start at 9.45am and will follow the usual format of a series of pre-dealt hands with expert help on hand throughout. I will also be giving a couple of tips to kick things off. As this is the first session of its kind in Charlbury, the cost will be just £5 to include tea and coffee. Do come if you can – and encourage anyone else you think might be interested to come along and see what is on offer. It is helpful but not essential to let me know if you can come. If there is sufficient interest we will consider making Charlbury a regular venue for this kind of bridge, though not necessarily on the same day of the week (depending on what is most suitable for the most people).  All but absolute beginners welcome. Supervised play sessions meanwhile continue at Islip Village Hall (tomorrow, May 16th) and besides the river at The Trout (next Tuesday).

Bridge sessions coming up

Tuesday morning sessions at The Trout will continue throughout May and June, starting at 9.45am and finishing at 12.45pm. There will be no bridge in Islip tomorrow (May 3rd) but there will be another supervised play session there on Friday May 10th. More dates for single topic seminars will be published shortly – subjects include the Jacoby 2 No Trump convention and a series on two-suited bids (Michaels, Landy and the Unusual Trump). I am also looking at a number of different locations around the county for regular supervised play sessions. If you live within reach of Charlbury, in particular, please let me know if you would be interested in a regular supervised play session there, probably on Wednesdays. I am also keen to hear from anyone willing to join a four-session beginners course, to make up the numbers with an existing group.