Newsletter - 12 April 2018

From the President:

Please don’t forget that the Friday morning session is a pleasant playing option – quieter and with easy parking.

If you are participating in the Mentoring in May scheme why not try Friday morning for that? Or perhaps with a new or occasional partner who is already playing in other sessions?

Best wishes,

Tuesday and Thursday night players

Please note that from 1 May to 31 August those sessions will commence at 7.00pm. 

Australian Bridge Magazine

Welcome to a new sponsor of the Club- The Australian Bridge Magazine.

The Magazine is sponsoring the upcoming Southern Tablelands Team event.

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • CBC Barry Turner Teams - 4 week Competition commencing Tuesday 17th April

For all above events, entry lists are on the BT Noticeboard in the Club and on the Club Website.

Quiz Night – 12th May

  • $15 per person + optional donations & ‘joker’
  • 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.

Mentoring in May

Mentor & mentee sign-up sheets are now available. Please find them located under the TV in the BT Room, and completed sheets should be placed in the labelled box there.

Applications close 27th April.

Skills Development Workshops – 28th & 29th April

Leading Melbourne teachers Pete Hollands & Laura Ginnan

Saturday, 9:45am

  • Cost: $35
  • Two (2) Workshops, followed by play & discussion  (To Compete Or Not To Compete, and Cue Raises)
  • Refreshment: Bring your own lunch or order through the Club on Saturday morning            

Sunday, 9:45am

  • Cost: $25
  • Two (2) Workshops only (Bidding Weak Hands in Difficult Situations, and Double Trouble)

Bookings: Please book Online or ring Managers.
More Information:
Perelle Scales, M: 0450 961 935

Sections in Monday, Wednesday & Thursday morning

Would members please think carefully about the movement in which they choose to play?

The Blue and Yellow sections are of comparable standard.

Many players are well able to play competitively in the Red section on any day, and their bridge may improve as a result. It would be preferable if players choose wisely themselves and obviate the need for committee members or directors to tap people on the shoulder.

Monday and Wednesday Evenings

A reminder that for the next two months players who wish to play on Monday or Wednesday nights for the first time, as part of the next stage of their bridge development, may approach the managers for two half-price vouchers to assist them in this.

As part of a trial promotion, the monthly Eclectic winners, Open and Handicap, in these two groups receive a free-play voucher.

The Eclectics are calculated on your best three scores in that month with the same partner.

Do you have ideas about play on Monday or Wednesday evenings?
Your sub-committee members may be able to help.
They are: Clem Davis, Chris Tough, Deb Milner, Malcolm Wood, Tony Webb and Morna Falkland.

Australian Mixed Team Survey

Ben Thompson is running a survey for the ABF on how the Australian Mixed Team should be selected. The WBF has added the mixed category to world championships in odd-numbered years (ie Bermuda Bowl years) starting from 2019; it was already on the list of categories for the Olympiad years (starting in 2016). Read the ABF article on the survey.

Beginners Bridge Lessons – May 2018

Lessons commence:

  • 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).

Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday April 18, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is Bidding “So the opponents have bid!”

Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays

(starting at 9.30am)

Card play - Finesse

           16th April

                 19th April
                 20th April (Friday)

Barb, Ann and Jeanette

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 only are what we need – books, CDs, DVDs, jewellery, 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.

Bridge For Kids – Next Tuesday

Tuesday 17 April 2018 at CBC 10am finishing at 12 noon with ice cream and pizza. Cost $2.

It is expected that a parent, grandparent or guardian would accompany each minor and assist if needed.

The target age is ten to twelve but younger ie eight, and older, to eighteen would be acceptable.

Card games include any trick taking game such as Old Maid, Hearts and mini bridge for older children. A competent player would supervise each table of four. This person could be an accompanying adult. As participants progress they may consider further lessons or participate in an accommodating bridge session.

We are asking the club membership to embrace this initiative by considering and volunteering to assist where possible.

Donations of packs of playing cards, and other card games would be welcomed.

 Names of possible participants and helpers can be given to the office for the attention of Elainne Leach or Patricia McDonald. We can be contacted by email. Elainne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Patricia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please help make this a success!