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.

Returning to Bridge in the Club Rooms

The ACT Government requires businesses to have a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan in order to recommence activities.

The Committee has written CBC’s Safety Plan in order to ensure face-to-face bridge sessions are as safe as possible for everyone.

That said, it is not possible to play bridge in the clubrooms in a way that completely removes all COVID-19 risks. The Committee understands that some members will not want to play face-to-face bridge at this time given their personal situation and health issues. We urge all members to consider their own circumstances and decide what is best for them.

Next week at the Clubrooms

For the week commencing Monday 10 August we have three sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm                                          Sally Barber
  • Wednesday morning 10.00am                                     Ian Robinson
  • Friday afternoon 1.15pm                                              Bruce Crossman

Vouchers: Must be purchased five vouchers at a time, preferably by direct deposit into CBC bank account, in advance:

  • BSB: 032 730
  • Account no: 355176

Then remember to deposit one voucher in the container in the foyer each time that you play.

"Mingling" refers to unnecessary interactions between individuals. It is forbidden due to problems with the spread of Covid. Mingling may occur when members and staff arrive at the club, or if standing too close to your partner between rounds. It is therefore critical that players do not move between rounds until told to do so by the director. Pre-COVID-19 bridge etiquette already required that players stay seated at the end of a round until the director instructed otherwise. COVID-19 amplifies the need for strict adherence to this requirement.

Please read the flyer on each table that outlines the streamlined arrangements for tidying up and handling bridge mates.

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 10 August, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO.

Tournament Session Director
Monday morning 10:00am  Bruce Crossman
Tuesday evening 7:15pm (imps)  Stephen Fisher
Wednesday morning Novice 10:15am  Barb Toohey
Wednesday evening 7:15pm  Christy Geromboux
Thursday morning 9:55am (imps)  Jodi Tutty
Thursday morning 10:00am (matchpoint)  Jodi Tutty 

Occasional notes

Members can register on the partnership desk if they want an occasional game with another member. If there is a half table at the start of play, an unmatched member can play with a robot if they wish. The club also uses a pair of robots to avoid sit-outs.

If there is a problem at the virtual table, simply call the director and explain the situation. Access to the director is via the "Hamburger” top left of the BBO screen.

More information is available on our BBO pages: