Newsletter - 25 August 2016 Results
Winners of the President’s Butler Pairs were Tony Marinos and Peter Grant
Winners of the Winter GNOT Qualifying were Tony Marinos and Peter Grant
Winners of the Winter GNOT Plate were Chris Quail and David Wawn
Teams of Three- for players with fewer than 100 Masterpoints- This coming SUNDAY
A reminder for those who have entered this event held on Sunday, August 28, begins at 12.30pm.
You will be treated to fancy nibbles and drinks at the end of play.
State Open Teams Qualifying 6, 13, 20 & 27 September - BFACT Honour Board Event. 6, 13, 20 & 27 September. This is a premier Teams event on the ACT calendar. The Semi-Final and Final to be played on Thursday October 6 and 13 respectively. Red Masterpoints.
BRIDGE LAWS for BRIDGE PLAYERS – Thursday 29 September 7-10pm at CBC
We want to enrich your bridge experience by helping players of all standards learn what you really need to know about the intricacies of bridge laws and procedures. We are fortunate to have as our presenter John McIlrath - a very experienced and entertaining national director. Cost: $15 pp
The Laws of Contract Bridge
How to score using Bridgemates
*As an optional extra you can do a take home exam, (extra $10) and if you pass, then you will be able to qualify as a club level director.
Sponsored and subsidised by BFACT
Colds and Flu
Many members are unwell at the moment; our sympathy goes out to you. We hope you get better soon and we can see your smiling faces back at the club playing bridge.
Master the Basic Lessons
These lessons start at 9.15am Sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday Aug 31 with Barb Toohey at 9.15 am. The topic is 1NT Opening – Extended Stayman. To make a nice day out, stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.
Held on Monday evenings (7pm) and Thursday mornings (9.30am).
Each session begins with a short lesson, followed by duplicate play. There is a set of lessons for these Supervised sessions which run throughout the year.
August Topics are:
Monday 29 & Thursday 1 Sept Rule of 20 and Rule of 15
Lesley and Kerry
Week 34 - 25/08/2016
CBC, the Centre of Bridge in Canberra
Thank you to the members who have welcomed me back this week from my recent overseas trip. My time in Morocco was very enjoyable and the cruise part was ok but could have been better.
I would like to thank the anonymous donor of money to the club that provided the funds for a new set of Table Cloths and to Bev Crossman and Kerry Butcher for their work on finding fabric and actually making them. You will see them shortly with the next change of table clothes in the Barry Turner room. A very generous effort by the people involved.
As I am about to kind of disappear again, and hopefully not for long, I would like to remind members of the coming AGM, Tuesday 27th September at 5 PM. Please come along and support your committee, nibbles and drinks after the meeting and stay on and play.
A lot of members will have noticed the new air conditioning units that have been installed in the Olive Lott room. The aim is to have this room as comfortable for play as the Barry Turner room. The air conditioning is a huge step in the right direction regarding comfort. Heat when you want it and cooling without the noise of the old system. So another step forward for the club.
I am not sure why we are having chairs being broken in the Barry Turner room. They are expensive to buy replacement parts for and are best used just to sit in, not stand on, nor lean back onto two legs whilst boards are launched from table to table. I would ask that more care is taken with furniture and fittings.
A few members have asked me about the commission arrangement with Flight Centre. It still in place so we can obtain the commission if you book and ensure they know you are with the club. Our existing contract runs until the end of the year and I am hopeful that it will continue next year. It has been a steady source of income for the club.
I think most members are aware of the commission arrangement with the Southern Cross. If you don’t know, please ask at our office for the form to complete.