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Barnardian Weekend & Reunions
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Summer Gathering

 Formerly Barnardian Weekend - is traditionally held in late June, as Trinity Term draws to a close and is an enjoyable weekend of socialising and sport.

The perfect opportunity for reunion and friendly competition in a range of sports against School teams, 'The Barnardian Day Challenge' is a hotly contested competition with the side boasting the highest point score, the winner!



Recent Barnardian Day Challenge results

2007: OB Club/School

2008:  School

2009: OB Club/School

2010: OB Club

2011: OB Club

2012: OB Club/School

2013: School

2014: OB Club

2015: OB Club


Autumn Gathering

The Autumn Gathering will be re-introduced in September 2016. Full details for 2016 are as follows:

Sunday 11 September starting at 1.00pm at school and 11.30am at Barnard Castle Golf Club, and ending with a hog roast and licensed bar at school.

• Rugby

We are inviting teams of all ages to participate in a Touch 7s tournament to compete for the inaugural OB 7s Cup. Whether you want to submit a team for your year group or even your current rugby club all are welcome. We will also be introducing an NFL-style draft system with members of the current 1st XV to assist those more experienced teams.

Several teams from rival schools, including Yarm, Durham and Sedbergh are expected to enter teams for the tournament so it is crucial we get as strong an OB showing as possible.

To enter, please contact Agni Ghosh with a squad of up to 10 players and keep an eye out for further updates on the Old Barnardians Rugby Facebook page.

• Women’s Hockey

It has been some years since we were able to field a hockey team so we are hoping for a good turn out to play the School 1st XI. Contact Zoe Wilkinson. Further updates also on the Old Barnardians Women’s Sports Facebook page.

• Squash

A match against the School V. Please contact John Gedye if you are interested in playing.

• Golf

Meet at Barnard Castle Golf Club at 11.30am and we hope the players will come up to school to join us for the hog roast. Those interested please contact Stuart Everall.

We do hope you can join us. Please log in to access contacts' email addresses or let me know if you have problems. If you are coming to spectate please could you let me know at for catering purposes.

With best wishes,



Keen to get a group together for Barnardian Weekend? Search the online OB Directory or Contact Us.

Check out the calendar date for the next Summer Gathering >> 

Take a look at photographs from recent Summer Gatherings >>




While Barnardian Weekend is the perfect opportunity for reunion, we also encourage reunions throughout the year or as the occasion arises.

Recent reunions we have supported include the 25th Anniversary of Longfield House, a Squash Reunion with John Gedye plus the 10 year reunion of the boys who made it to the Daily Mail Cup Final at Twickenham.

Do contact us if you're thinking of organising a reunion in the coming years or beyond. We'd be happy to help.



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