Newsletter - 3 May 2018
From the President:
Some club members had a busy weekend.
Janet Kahler and her helpers, Sue Game, Susie Ryrie, Di Hawke, Judith Anderson, Bill Tutty, Jodi Tutty, Jeanette Harper, Elizabeth Havas and Adrienne Stephens, ran a Trash and Treasure stall at Fyshwick raising $1500+ for the club. A great result for their very hard work. Janet will be pleased to reclaim her lounge room.
Thank you very much to them all and to the club members who so kindly donated the goods.
Janet and her crew also promoted the Canberra Bridge Club and our next set of Beginners lessons.
Back at the club, Pete Hollands and Laura Ginnan, ran wonderful bridge workshops. Thank you very much to Perelle Scales for her work organising this; and to BFACT for financial support. See more further down in the newsletter.
- Australian Bridge Magazine Southern Tablelands Teams – Sunday 20th May
Session commences at 10:00am, 2 Sessions
- Red Masterpoints
- Swiss Teams Congress Event
- Open and Restricted/Novice sections
- Lunch and After play nibbles
- Pre-Entry Required - Entries close 1pm 17th May
- $35 per player members & out of town visitors
- $38 per player for ACT non-members
- Half price for Youth Players
- State Matchpoint Pairs - Tuesday 15, 22, 29 May - 7pm
For all above events, entry lists are on the BT Noticeboard in the Club and on the Club Website.
Reserving your seat
If you wish to reserve a seat before you get your coffee and so on, please do NOT tip chairs forward to do so. The chairs protrude slightly and may trip someone. Please use a “Reserved” sign, which is available from the Managers.
Tuesday and Thursday night players
Please remember that these sessions start at 7pm from 1 May to 31 August.
Quiz Night – 12th May
- $15 per person + optional donations & ‘joker’
- 7:00pm for quiz to commence at 7.30pm
- 5 categories, with 53 questions in total
- Fundraiser for MS Society
- Full details available on the website
- Sign up for the Quiz Night on the sheet on the wall in the BT Room, enter online, or by contacting the office.
State Simultaneous Teams
Congratulations to John Brockwell, Chris Stead, Peter Grant, Tony Marinos and Elizabeth Havas who won.
The (much) younger generation enjoying
Bridge 4 Kids
Tuesday: Ashok Tulpule & Eric Glass
Wednesday: Maureen Copping & Wilma Daenzer
Wednesday Night Handicap: Andrew Moorhead & Maureen Lipinski
Thursday Blue: Marie Hotchkiss & Edith Blumenthal
Thursday Morning Butler: Trevor Berenger & Ian Dalziell
Friday Morning: Lance McDougall & Harold McCormick
Friday Afternoon: Arjuna De Livera & Sean Mullamphy
Saturday: Sue Kesson & Jean Wilson
Monday Morning Blue: Colin Davidson & Peter Kowald
Monday Morning Red: Patricia McDonald & Niek Van Vucht
Monday Evening: Susan Walters & Ruth Landau
Promotions for April
Graduate Helen Halling, Meredith Hayes, Bob Nield, Marcia Vannithone
Club Toni Adams, Clive Kirkby, Heather Kirkby
Local Nola Arnold
**Local Tamsin Page, Suzanne Samarcq
*State Trish Arnold
Silver Life Richard Milner
Gold Life Sunny Campbell
Beginners' Bridge Lessons – May 2018
- Monday evenings 21st May 7:00pm
- Friday mornings 25th May 10:00am
The 6 week course costs $75, and includes a textbook, detailed notes and one free supervised play session.
Speak to the office managers to enrol (phone: 6282 2382).
Bridge Lessons for Continuing Students
This is a basic course on Competitive Bidding and Defence designed for students who have completed the Beginners course.
Dates: Tuesday’s in May 2018
Time: 10am to 12 noon
Costs: $15 per week
- Week 2: Overcalls
- Week 3: Leads
- Week 4: Signals
Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills
The next lesson will be on Wednesday May 9, with Barb Toohey.
- “Defence – Rule of 11”
Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend
Supervised session topics
(starting at 7.00pm)
Thursdays & Fridays
(starting at 9.30am)
|Doubles & Overcalls||4th May (Friday)|
|Responses to NT & Stayman||7th May||
10th May (Thursday)
|Rule of 20 & Rule of 15||14th May||
17th May (Thursday)
Barb, Ann and Jeanette
Skills Workshop 28 & 29 April
The workshops run by visiting teachers Laura Ginnan and Peter Hollands were well attended. Those attending – 47 on Saturday and 32 on Sunday – were impressed and left the workshops looking forward to being able to apply their new skills during regular sessions.
Twenty two attendees stayed and played the regular Saturday afternoon session, with two players winning (names drawn from a hat) the chance to play with Laura (won by Barbara Langeveld from Moruya) and Peter (won by Grant Wickman from CBC). Following the session Laura and Peter discussed several hands from the points of view of the direction in which they played. This was very informative.
Most of the attendees were from CBC but several from regional clubs, including Bateman's Bay and Moruya also attended and commented that they were very grateful for the invitation as smaller clubs find it very difficult to fund visiting experts.
Thanks go to Patricia McDonald (who helped with dealing the practice boards) Chris Sheen, Anne Baldwin, Jeanette Graham, Richard Hills and Pam Crichton for their assistance on Saturday and especially to Laura and Peter for their expertise and willingness to assist any and every body.
The Committee has decided to make professional name tags available to interested Club members. The badges are magnetic (no pins), silver with the Club logo & Club name and your name. A must for those attending congresses and tournaments. Cost is $15 per badge.