From the President:

Thank you to Chris and Mark Sheen and their band of helpers for keeping Supervised play running smoothly in December/January while our regulars took a well-deserved break.

The Canberra Bridge Club says thank you and adieu to long-term and hardworking members, Sheila Bird and Jon Hunt, as they leave us. They have served in many offices, they have played wonderful bridge in and for our club and state, and they are our friends.  Our loss is Adelaide’s gain.

Best wishes,



2018 Beginners Lessons

Our 2018 Beginners’ Bridge Lessons commence on Monday night, 29th January, and Friday morning, 2nd February. The cost for the six week course is $75.00, which includes everything needed for the course.

The Beginners’ course is very comprehensive and is a lot of fun. Please let any family or friends you know that may be interested in attending this course.

For further details, please contact either, Ann Pettigrew, Jeanette Grahame, or the Managers (Keith or Kerry) on:


Ph. 0402 119 795

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Ph. 0412 124 284

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Ph. 6282 2382

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All Session Times for Bridge

Please note the start times of each session and arrive at least five minutes prior to start of play. Late arrival can cause confusion as the director will have already set the movement.


Wednesday Night Bridge – Pizza Night

Our first Pizza night will be held on Wednesday night 7 February from 6.15 pm.

Richard Hills will provide his usual excellent analysis of some of the interesting hands he came across during the Summer Festival

If you wish to partake of Pizza please contact Jon Pike: e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clem Davis


Summer Festival of Bridge Results:

The last results for Canberra players achievements the Summer Festival of Bridge that finished last week. Congratulations to:

Peter Reynolds, David Appleton and Khokan Bagchi, with Justin Williams, Jo Haffer and Philip Markey, won their way to the semi-finals of the National Open Teams.

Arjuna De Livera, with Andy Braithwaite, Avi Kanetkar, Bruce Neill, Pauline Gumby and Warren Lazer, won the South West Pacific Teams and made it through to the final of the National Open Teams.

Hilary Merritt and Geoff Hayes, with George Zuber, John Kelly and Joy Bryant, played in the final of the U750 Teams.

Jennifer and Brett Yeats, with Julia Zhu and Tony Jiang, played in the final of the U300 Teams.

Ross Crichton partnered with Graham Wakefield, to win the Two Men Nearly Time to Pack Up and Go Home Pairs. Peter Anderson & Niek Van Vucht came third.

Perelle would like to thank everyone who made themselves available to assist or fill in at the SFOB. It was much appreciated.


Upcoming Competitions:

  • State Matchpoint Pairs (Red Masterpoints) - commencing on 25th January through 1st, 8th & 15th February. Four Thursday evenings, starting at 7.30pm. A matchpoint pairs event open to all-comers. The entry list is on the BT Room Notice Board.

Valentine's Day Congress - Sunday 11th February

  • o Morning Tea 9.30am and Play at 10.00am
  • o Light Lunch at 1.10pm
  • o Cash Prizes All Categories
  • o Restricted/Novice Butler Pairs
  • o Free Seminar at 9.30am – Playing Strategy
  • o Open Swiss Teams
  • o Prize presentation drinks & nibbles
  • Helpers are needed for the Valentine’s Day Congress, to prepare morning tea, to do a little work before and during lunch, to organise and serve nibbles at the end of play.
  • Is anyone with a Costco card able to pick up sandwiches at 10.00am on Sunday 11 February?
  • Donations of slices or biscuits for morning tea would be greatly appreciated.
  • Please contact Pam Crichton or Mary Tough


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

  • The next lesson is Wednesday 31st January, with Barb Toohey. 
    The topic is Etiquette – “Etiquette & Timing tips"


Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised lessons will resume on Monday 29th January (7.00pm) and Thursday 1st February (9.30am).

We hope you have enjoyed the Summer Sessions as well as your holiday time, and we look forward to seeing you again in the 2018 Supervised sessions.

Supervised session topics

Monday’s starting 7.00pm

Thursday’s starting 9.30am

Pre-emptive Openings

         29th January

           1st February

Weak 2D/2H/2S openings

           5th February

           8th February

Barb, Ann and Jeanette


Reminder – renewals of membership – NOW OVERDUE!

Please note, renewal of 2018 membership is now overdue. If you have not already renewed your membership, can you please do so ASAP. You can pay by EFTPOS (on-line banking  direct to CBC Bank account), details being:

Account name – Canberra Bridge Club

BSB – 062 919

Account no. 00920020

Please include your ABF no. (and surname if possible)

Alternatively, you can pay your renewal membership by ‘cash’ or ‘cheque’ at the Club.

Thank you for your assistance here.


Fyshwick Trash & Treasure Stall

The Club will be holding a fundraising stall on Saturday 28th April.

Donations from club members would be most appreciated. Relatively small portable and saleable items are what we need – books, CD’s, DVD’s, vases, kitchen items, collectables, toys, games, etc. etc.

If you have any questions or would like to help on the day please contact:

Janet Kahler – ph. 6239 7268 or Gwen Jamieson Gray – ph. 0405 193 584 or Sue Taylor – ph. 6295 6691.


Kind regards

Kerry and Keith