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Online bridge update 82

There is no Tuesday morning session this week (30th November) as I will travelling back from Rotterdam on Tuesday. As luck would have it, the new coronavirus variant restrictions mean that it looks like I will also have to convert the Wednesday afternoon session that was planned for Wytham Village Hall into an online session. The reason is that I have to take a PCR test when I get back from Holland on Tuesday afternoon and will be required to self- isolate until the results come through (which normally takes at least 24 hours). I hope that those of you who have signed up for the Wytham session will be happy to join the online session instead, but please let me know what you are planning. If you have already booked for the face to face session you don’t need to sign up again.

It is very disappointing to have to cancel face to face bridge for a second time. On the other hand if you are one of those who are not yet ready for face to face bridge I hope that you may be able to join us online on Wednesday afternoon as an alternative to Tuesday morning. You can book from this post. Most regular coaching sessions will continue as normal this week. Future plans obviously are dependent on how the latest coronavirus news unfolds.

Online supervised play

1st December 2021 at 2.15pm.

£15.00

Jonathan

Online bridge update 81

The Tuesday morning session this week (23rd November) is going ahead as normal at the new regular start time of 9.15am. You can book from this post or elsewhere on the website. Most regular coaching sessions will continue as normal this week. Please note that there will be no Tuesday morning session on 30th November, but there will be a face to face option in Wytham the next day (see below).

Next online supervised play

November 23rd 2021 from 9.15am

£15.00

The next face to face supervised play session in Wytham Village Hall has been scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon, 1st December 2021, starting at 2.15pm. You can book ahead for this now and it will be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers ahead of time. I do hope that we can institute this or Thursday morning as a regular new face to face session.

Face to face play at Wytham

1st December 2021 at 2.15pm.

£15.00

Jonathan

Online bridge update 80

The Tuesday morning session this week (16th November) is going ahead as normal at the new regular start time of 9.15am. You can book from this post or elsewhere on the website. Most regular coaching sessions will continue as normal this week.

Next online supervised play

November 16th 2021 from 9.15am

£15.00

The next face to face supervised play session in Wytham Village Hall has been scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon, 1st December 2021, starting at 2.15pm. I do hope that we can muster enough people to make this session a regular event once more. You can book ahead for this now and it will be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers ahead of time.

Face to face play at Wytham

1st December 2021 at 2.15pm.

£15.00

Look forward to hearing from you.

Jonathan

Online bridge update 77

Online play this week

The Tuesday morning session this week (2nd November) will be going ahead online as normal at the new regular start time of 9.15am. You can book from this post. Some regular coaching sessions will continue as normal this week (look out for separate email notifications if your group is not currently running).

Supervised play

November 2nd 2021 at 9.15 am

£15.00

Face to face play is back!

I am proposing to offer the first face to face bridge session of the post-covid era at Wytham Village Hall on Thursday (November 4th) from 9.30 to 12 noon. Volunteers welcome to come a bit earlier and help set up. I have no idea how many of you will be able to make this date in person, but we will play regardless. You can book here. Please also let anyone you may have played with before who may have dropped off our radar during the pandemic know that this session is taking place.

Face to face play at Wytham

4th November 2021 9.30 to 12 noon

£15.00

Looking further ahead, and assuming fair weather on the virus front, we are planning to offer a tip up more bridge sessions each week (in Wytham and Charlbury), plus continuing online with at least one duplicate competition and new courses and seminars. There will also be a new beginners half day course very soon. The full programme will start in the New Year but I hope to offer a schedule covering the weeks up to Christmas next week.

If you have not had a chance to take part in the poll, here is the link again. Thank you everyone who has taken part so far.

Jonathan

Online bridge update 75

The Tuesday morning session this week (19th October) is going ahead as normal and I am hoping to organise a new regular start time of 9.15am. You can book from this post or from the sidebar of the website. Some of the regular coaching sessions will also continue as normal this week. More importantly the new plans for returning to both face to face and online bridge should be ready to kick off in November.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Doodle poll about your preferences for bridge in the future. There was a terrific response and I am happy to say that there are plenty of you who want to return to face to face play and a similar number who want to continue with online, or some combination of the two. I will be starting a new regular schedule of supervised play, courses, group coaching and (new) tournaments to try and satisfy all the demand, starting in November.

Working out the schedule with available venues is complicated but it is coming together and I hope to have a draft schedule available by the start of next week. There is plenty therefore to look forward to. I have played myself face to face four times in the last month and I found it every bit as enjoyable as it was in the days before covid, albeit that I think online is just as well suited for some of the things that we do. So there will definitely be a mixture of the two as e go ahead from here

If you have not had a chance to take part in the poll, here is the link again.

Jonathan

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

19th October 2021 from 9.15 am

£15.00

J

Online bridge update 74

The Tuesday morning session this week (12th October) is going ahead as normal, but I am hoping to organise a new start time of 9.15am. You can book from here or from the sidebar of the website. If you have not seen it already I have emailed more than 200 of you with an online poll designed to see which of you are interested in resuming face to face bridge and which of you would prefer to stick to online sessions (the option of doing both is also available). If you have not seen the poll already you can access it by foloiwg this link. Looking forward to receiving your responses and then organising a detailed schedule.

Jonathan

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

12th October 2021 from 9.15 am

£15.00

J

Online bridge update 73

The Tuesday session this week (5th October) is going ahead as normal but will have to finish at 12 non. You can book from here, as some of you have done already. I am busy reorganising the group coaching sessions and will have the timetable of new courses and seminars available very soon. Face to face at Wytham or Charlbury may have to wait just a little longer, but the plans are advancing.

Jonathan

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

5th October 2021 from 9 am

£15.00

J

Online bridge update 72

The Tuesday session this week (28th September) is going ahead if there are sufficient numbers and you can book from here, as some of you have done already. If there are not enough to make for a proper challenge match, I an happy to offer a 90-minute tutorial or “play these hands with me” session. I am busy reorganising the group coaching sessions and will have the timetable of new courses and seminars available very soon. Face to face at Wytham or Charlbury may have to wait just a little longer, but the plans are advancing.

Jonathan

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

28th September 2021 from 9.15 am

£15.00

Best wishes

Jonathan

Online bridge update 71

I am head down in finalising the production of the Investment Trusts Handbook, an annual publication of which I am the founder and editor. so this week, with many regulars not available or away, I am postponing the Tuesday morning supervised play session for one week. You can however book now for Tuesday week. I am hoping to reorganise the week’s teaching from the start of October, with a number of seminars and courses, plus some face to face play if there is sufficient support, and will be contacting every regular group and the Tuesday morning players to confirm times through the autumn. Please watch this space!

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

28th September 2021 from 9.15 am

£15.00

Best wishes

Jonathan

Online bridge update 70

Back from two sunny weeks in France and despite a blizzard of form filling and test booking fighting fit and ready to restart a new autumn programme of bridge play and learning sessions. Because of the short notice, I do not know how many of you will be ready for a supervised play session on Tuesday 14th September, but if there are enough it will be going ahead, starting at 9.15am. Group coaching will also start again from Tuesday this week. I will also be posting details of additional seminars and investigating further the potential for face to face bridge at Wytham and in Charlbury, as promised.

Pay for Tuesday supervised play

14th September 2021 from 9.15 am

£15.00

Jonathan

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