Welcome to 2021. We have a range of in-Club and online Bridge sessions, Events, Beginners Lessons, Intermediate lessons and advanced lessons planned for this year - COVID-19 willing of course. Please check back frequently and read our newsletter for the latest news about upcoming events and changes to sessions.
Here's a preview of some upcoming events:
- 8 May - William Jenner-O'Shea Skills Development Workshop
- Mentoring in May - Mentor program for beginner and mid-level players
- Hugh Hudson Pairs - Monday evenings 10, 17 and 24 May
Skills Development Workshop
No-Trumps Systems and No-Trumps Play
with William Jenner-O'Shea
Saturday 8 May - 10am to 3pm
William Jenner-O'Shea has been teaching Bridge for over 10 years and has represented Australia and won several National events.
The program includes Revision and Extension of No-Trumps Systems, and Improving Play in No-Trumps Contracts. Hands include interesting play and/or defence tips. An excellent booklet of the lesson content is included.
Partnerships or singles of all standards are welcome.
Saturday Afternoon walk-in duplicate from this week 24 April
Saturday afternoon sessions in the Club resume this Saturday at 1:15pm, directed by Bruce Crossman. All players welcome!
Wednesday Evening sessions back in the Clubrooms
There was a great turnout at the first Wednesday evening session back in the Clubrooms last week. Sessions continue this week, commencing at 7.15pm, and will be held every Wednesday evening on a trial basis until 23 June 2021. The Wednesday evening RealBridge session is suspended during the trial.
As has occurred with RealBridge, it will be a shortened session aiming to finish play by 10.15pm with the intention of 24 boards (or thereabouts) per session. John Donovan will be the friendly director.
Please consider playing on Wednesday evenings in the Clubrooms. All players welcome!
This week at the Clubrooms
For the week commencing Monday 19 April:
- Monday morning (Senior's Pairs) 10:00am Red Point Session
- Monday evening 7:00pm (walk-in & supervised)
- Monday evening 7:20pm (Event)
- Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm Red Point Session
- Wednesday morning 10:00am Red Point Session
- Wednesday evening 7:15pm Red Point Session
- Thursday morning 10:00am (MP & Imps)
- Friday morning 9:45am Relaxed Session 12:30pm finish
- Friday morning 10:00am Supervised Bridge Play (Lesson at 9:30am)
- Friday afternoon 1:15pm
- Saturday afternoon 1:15pm (24th April)
Red Masterpoint Daytime Sessions
During the eight-week period commencing 15 March the club will allocate Red Masterpoint status to 18 individual duplicate sessions, spread over our seven face to face session timeslots. There is nothing members need to do to become eligible to receive Red Masterpoints, simply turn up and play as per normal.
This week's Red Point Sessions are on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening.
The Senior's Pairs event held on Monday morning 19 April and Monday 26 April will also be Red Point Sessions.
Club is Open on upcoming Public Holidays
The Club is open for sessions as usual on the upcoming Pulbic Holidays:
- Anzac Day - Monday 26 April
- Reconciliation Day - Monday 31 May
- Queen's Birthday - Monday 14 June
Mentoring in May
During May the club is running a mentoring program to help members wanting to improve their game. If you are a beginner, the club can provide a friendly mentor to help you with some of the fundamentals of bidding, play and defence. If you are a mid-level player the club will assign a suitable mentor to help you get to the next level of the game. Some of the club’s top players volunteer to be mentors.
Applications for the program close on 28 April. If you are interested in being either a mentee or mentor please complete the application which will be located under the screen in the club’s main playing room early next week, and put it in the box provided.
Charity Swim for MS Society
Tim Mather will be participating in the MS Mega Challenge on 1st May. He expects to swim around 5 kilometres during his leg of the relay.
There is a team of twelve swimmers who will swim continuously for 24 hours as a relay team over the weekend of 1st/2nd May.
Any support the Canberra Bridge Club members could offer to support research into the causes and treatment of the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis would be greatly appreciated. Any donation can be made through his MS Mega Challenge donation page (direct to MS Society). Any donation of $2 and more is tax deductible.
The Club relies heavily on our members helping us by encouraging their friends and relatives to learn to play at the CBC. The next two Beginner’s courses commence on Monday evening 3 May at 7.00-9:00pm and Friday morning 7 May at 10.00am-12:00noon. The two courses each comprise six two-hour lessons.
Results of BFACT Open Team Selection
BFACT Open Team Selection:
- First - Michael Smart/George Kozakos
- Second - David Hoffman/David Wawn
- Third - Peter Grant/Tony Marinos
These pairs will be invited to represent the ACT in the forthcoming Australian National Championships in Perth in July.
Face-to-face Bridge at CBC
The Committee has written CBC’s Safety Plan in order to ensure face-to-face bridge sessions are as safe as possible for everyone. You must read it and abide by it as a condition of entry.