Newsletter - 31 May 2018
From the President
The workers refuel
Lovely things have been happening in the club this week: beginners’ lessons, mentoring, a 90th birthday celebration and a working bee.
Thank you to the hardworking band last Saturday morning – Margaret Bourke, Catherine Cregan, Ross Crichton, Tim Davis, Lesley Gunson, John Hempenstall, Stephen Henningham, David Hoffman, Julia Hoffman, Rick Nehmy, Anne Powell, Meg Price, Perelle Scales, Sue Pushack, Allen Scerri, Susan Scerri, Bill Tutty, Jodi Tutty, and Lisa Westwood. They swept, weeded, raked, cleaned kitchens and bridge mates and bidding boxes, and organised boards. I would like the kitchen cleaners to come to our house. No favouritism, just that I don’t have bridge equipment that needs cleaning, and one of the gardening team already takes care of our place.
I have heard good reports of mentoring arrangements in the club this month. Thank you very much to Margaret Kyburz , who organised it all, and to our ever-willing mentors. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the future. There is another opportunity for something similar with the Teams of 3 on 1 July.
Peter Andersson’s 90th birthday
Peter Andersson, 90 years young, with Alexis and Jade
Friends of Peter Andersson, a long term and much-loved member of the club, joined together last Saturday to celebrate his 90th birthday. The occasion encapsulated all that is good in our bridge community. The ages of those present at this happy occasion ranged from 9 to 96. Please see the lovely photo of Peter with Jade and Alexis, who, with (slightly) older teammates, will represent the ACT in our Youth team at the Australian National Championships in 2 months’ time.
We are sad to announce the death of two of our members, Peter Carter and Dorothy Manocha, and express our condolences to their families and friends.
New website photo gallery page
Please check our website for the new Gallery page, with photos of recent events.
Good luck in Goa!
Bon voyage and good luck to our players who are going to Goa, India, to play in the Asia Cup next week. Jodi Tutty will play in the Australian Mixed Team and Sheila Bird and Karen Creet will play together in the Australian Women’s team.
- GNOT Knock-out Teams Qualifying – Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 June
- o Pre-entry required, closes Monday 4th June 1pm.
- Teams of Three – Sunday 1st July 12:30pm
- o Gather 3 players and the club will provide you with an experienced player as captain.
- o Scrumptious food, good chats, fun prizes for nicest captain, happiest team and best team(s)
- o $15 Members (including Intermediate Players), $18 Non-member
- o Pre-entry essential, closes Friday 29th June 1pm
- o Two (2) Sections:
- Intermediate - each player to have fewer than 15 masterpoints
- Restricted - each player to have fewer than 150 masterpoints
Lendlease Retirement Living - Saturday 16th June 2018
- Date: Saturday, 16th June
- Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
- Location: East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue
Lendlease Retirement Living has exciting plans to deliver a luxury over 55’s village to the community of Narrabundah. We invite you to join us for an informative morning tea where we will share our vision for the village, give you a sneak peak of the home designs, resort facilities, building timelines and give you the opportunity to register for VIP updates on how to buy.
Free parking will be provided at The East Hotel. Enter the carpark underneath the hotel from Oxley Street. Please report to hotel reception when you are leaving and you will receive your free ticket to exit the carpark.
Not only will you learn something about future accommodation options in the inner south, but the attendance of each individual CBC member will be financially beneficial to CBC.
Wednesday Night Bridge
Our next pizza night will be Wednesday 6th June with Richard Hills giving another insightful talk.
The title for the June talk is: The road to Hell is paved by good conventions.
We will also be running the session on this night as a Butler pairs competition. This is where you play as a pair but the score is as if you are playing as part of a team.
Hence you play team tactics rather than matchpoint.
Pizzas from 6.15 pm. Bridge from 7.15 pm.
Come and join us.
- Clem Davis
Bill Gray Pairs
- Pamela McKittrick & Richard Johnston
- Prue Friend & Trish Pryor
CBC Mixed Teams Final
- Sally Barber, Sue Coleman, Chris Stead, John Brockwell, Richard Neville
- Tony Marker, Bill Tutty, Sunny Campbell, Jan Davis, Gordon Henderson
State Matchpoint Pairs
- Margaret Bourke & David Hoffman
- Julia Hoffman & Christopher Quail
Pairs - 3rd - John Brockwell & Chris Stead
- Find the monthly eclectic results published in next week’s newsletter. -
Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills
The next lesson will be on Wednesday June 6, with Barb Toohey.
“Defence – Opening Leads against NT”
Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend
Supervised session topics
(starting at 7.00pm)
Thursdays & Fridays
(starting at 9.30am)
High opening bids:Pre -empts
1st June (Friday)
Weak 2D/2H/2S openings
7th June (Thursday)
8th June ( Friday)
Strong 2C opening
14th June (Thursday)
15th June (Friday)
Slam bidding, Blackwood
- Barb, Ann and Jeanette