Old Stationers' Bridge Club
Welcome to the Home page of the OSBC - the Old Stationers' Bridge Club. Although still very much a fledgling, our new 'baby' is enjoying a growing support. David Hudson - a keen player (& competitive at a fairly high level...) has sent us his latest report...
The OSA Bridge Club is alive and well and occasionally active having been revived after many years dormant. There are a number of Old Stationers who are regular bridge players at various clubs and who were keen to make up an OSA bridge team. Our comeback match occurred in 2009 and was against the Brookmans Park Golf Club. It was held at the golf club after an OSA golf match against them. Our OSA bridge team won comfortably on this occasion. Our team was remarkable in that it comprised four successive Presidents of the association namely Peter Bonner (2008) David Turner (2007) David Hudson (2006) and Roger Engledow (2005).
Our next game was against Potters Bar Bridge Club and was hosted by Peter Bonner. Alan Unerman came into the team and we won again after a very enjoyable and sociable game. It was very satisfying to win a match against an official bridge club team.
Our latest match was in November 2011 and was hosted by David Turner and was against the ladies of Hadley Wood Bridge Club. Perhaps we behaved like gentlemen, but maybe not, but whatever it was we duly lost suffering our first defeat in many years. The inquest and post mortem on all hands is still continuing but undaunted we will be seeking further matches.
Bridge is a very sociable game and I can remember first learning to play in the Prefects’ room at School! I am hoping we can expand upon our list of players and look for more matches. It would be good to get out a team of 8 for a match. I shall be very pleased to hear from any Old Boys who are interested in playing or could help arrange other matches.
David HudsonIf you have any problems...
The OSA Bridge Club is alive and well and winning. Well at least we won our comeback game. There are a number of Old Stationers who are regular bridge players & who were keen to have a bridge match representing the OSA. After many discussions and much organisation a match was arranged against Brookmans Park Golf Club which was held on 27th January 2009.
David Turner, with a foot in both camps, was our main host and organiser of the day. The match was arranged for a 6.00 p.m. start & to be sociable we all dined beforehand, together with our opponents. To be even more sociable and to make a day of it four of us also played golf in the morning.
The bridge match was a 'Teams of 4' event. Our team was remarkable in one way in that it comprised our current association President Peter Bonner (2008) together, with the 3 previous presidents David Turner (2007) David Hudson (2006) and Roger Engledow (2005). We won the match convincingly by 78 IMPS to 18 IMPS. Roger and David bid and made two slams which scored well for us when the Golf Club failed to bid them.
The whole team played well and scored consistently throughout. It was a very enjoyable occasion, as indeed was the whole day. A rematch will be arranged - and other possible matches are being investigated. It would be good to find some more players for our team particularly with a view to arranging a 'Teams of 8' event in the future. I shall be very pleased to hear from any Old Boys who are interested in playing or could help arrange other matches.