Welcome

Canberra Bridge Club provides members and visitors with a friendly and supportive environment in which to play bridge. Based in Deakin, it is the largest bridge club in the ACT. This website provides details of our regular sessions, forthcoming events, courses for beginners, and much more.

CBC Sessions on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 1 June – We have scheduled six tournaments (sessions)

  • Monday morning 10.00am - Directed by Bruce
  • Tuesday evening 7.30pm (imps) - Directed by Stephen
  • Wednesday morning 10.00am - Directed by Ian
  • Wednesday morning 10.15am a relaxed game for our newer members - Directed by Barb
  • Wednesday evening 7:30pm - Directed by Christy
  • Thursday morning 10.00am - Directed by Jodi

The 10:15 Wednesday tournament is a relaxed 20 board session for our newer members and those enjoying BBO for the first time. Please make sure you enter the correct tournament (and only one tournament) on Wednesdays.

The following week we are intending to trial a parallel tournament on Thursday Mornings with imps (Butler) scoring.

All CBC members are invited to register with the club's BBO platform.

Read our Playing in a CBC Session Online page to learn how to register and join us.

Occasional notes

  • We know that we are responsible for alerting our own bids. If we are about to open 1NT, advanced BBOers will type the range (say 15-18) in the explain section of the bidding box BEFORE clicking on 1 and then NT. That way both the bid and the explanation are seen by the opponents at the same time. This speeds up the game.

  • Claiming is an important part of the BBO culture. When claiming best practice is to add things like – drawing the 2 trumps, or 4C,2S winners.

  • If an opponent claims, it is incumbent on both members of the opposing pair to analyse the claim and either reject or accept. It is not appropriate for one opponent to wait for their partner to assess the claim – it only slows the process down.

  • The results for each tournament are now posted on the CBC website and are also available through Pianola, with a results email being sent to all registered pianola members. These results have BBO names converted to member’s names. It can take up to 12 hours for the results to be posted.

  • You can also get results from BBO by searching in your recent history. Only BBO has a record of each hand you played with a card by card replay.

More information is available on our BBO pages:

Temporary Club Closure

The Canberra Bridge Club is currently closed until the end of June 2020. This temporary closure is in compliance with ACT law on non-essential gatherings and social distancing designed to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It also reflects the Canberra Bridge Club’s concern for the health of our members and the wider community. We will reconsider the position in mid-June and keep members informed.

We look forward to everyone being back at the club when it is safe — at which time we all hope to be bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and full of intelligence.