Newsletter - 13 July 2018

From the President:

Thank you to Janet Norris, Ella Beer, Perelle Scales, Niek Van Vucht and Tim Davis for contributing nice food for the Anniversary Pairs morning tea on Thursday. All those present appreciated it. Thank you also to the sit-out pairs who worked in the kitchen – a most helpful staff corps.

With school holidays underway we had 40 (very) young people, accompanied by parents and grandparents, in the club on Tuesday at Bridge4Kids. What a delight to see them. There will be another session next week on Tuesday 17 July at 10am.

Best wishes,

Two teddies sitting at a card tableA Sewer is needed (i.e. someone who sews!)

Sewing as in embroidery…

Ian has an idea about the ‘sit-out’ bears, so please chat to Ian Robinson if you would like to help.

Tim Mather Fundraising for MS

Tim Mather, a CBC member, is planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in July-August and hopes to use this to raise funds for the MS Society, our club’s charity this year. Please find more information on our website page about Tim’s climb.

Upcoming events

Olive Lott Pairs 3/5 – Mondays 10:00am walk-in until 30th July

  • Gold points

Interclub Teams – Sunday 22 July, 10.00am – Now Urgent, Contact John immediately

  • Run by the Bridge Federation of the ACT (BFACT)
  • A team event in 4 categories:
    • Seniors
    • Intermediate (<750MP per player)
    • Restricted (<300MP per player)
    • Novice (<50MP per player)

We can have multiple entries in every category.

Please enter now or contact John Donovan.

State Singles Championship – Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

  • Tuesdays: 31st July, 7th & 14th August
  • Thursdays: 2nd , 9th & 16th August
  • Incorporating the Griffin Trophy (best 3 scores to count)
  • Red MasterPoints

This is an opportunity to play slightly more light-hearted and different bridge on Tuesday and Thursday nights, while many of the more experienced players are away.

And have the fun of playing with several different partners over 3 weeks. The more often you play the better your chances of winning.

Bridge for Kids - Tuesday 17 July

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

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

The target age is ten to twelve but eight to eighteen would be acceptable.

Card games include any trick taking game such as Old Maid, Hearts and mini bridge for older children. 

If you have any enquiries please contact Patricia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sign-up sheets will be on the noticeboard at CBC, or you can email the Manager.

Lighter moments

  1. Never play conventions that you don’t know how to spell.
  2. Do not bid once more just to show that you had your bid last time.

Father with a t-shirt of 7/8 of a pizza, holding a baby with a t-shirt of 1/8 of a pizza.Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson will be on Wednesday July 18:

Opposition Bidding – Takeout Double

Supervised Session 2018

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays

(starting at 9.30am)

No Trump play

16th July

19th & 20th July

Trump play

23rd July

26th & 27th July

Card Play - Finesse

30th July

2nd & 3rd August

- Barb, Ann and Jeanette