Newsletter - 5 October 2018

Bottle Brush plant in memory of Ronnie CarlsonFrom the President:

On Tuesday morning there were 20 children in the club playing cards, ranging from Hearts to mini-bridge to bridge. We hope to see many of them, plus others, next Tuesday morning.

Also last Tuesday a bottle brush plant was planted at the club in memory of our late member Ronnie Carlson. Her sons, John and Rod, have kindly donated it to CBC. We appreciate this beautiful addition to our garden.

Many of us enjoyed BFACT’s Canberra in Bloom Congress last weekend. It was superbly organised in a good new venue. Please find results below.

Best wishes,

Details in the CBC Booklet

Are your phone and email details up-to-date & correct in our blue book & Pianola?

If not, please let Kerry or Emily know so we can ensure they are correct in the 2019 book.

International Rep Teams

Are you interested in the funding of international representative teams by the ABF, particularly following the addition of mixed teams to the international calendar?

If so, please contact Pam Crichton for an ABF questionnaire on this subject.

Responses must be with David Morgan by 22 October.

Upcoming events

Gateway Pairs

  • Tuesday 7.30pm: 9, 16, & 23 October - 7.30pm
  • All comers welcome
  • Best 2/3
  • Enter online or on the sheet in the BT Room

State Graded Masters Matchpoint Pairs

  • Thursday 7:30pm: 18th, 25th October & 1st November
  • Best 2 of 3 scores wins (same partner)
  • Enter online or on the sheet in the BT Room

Melbourne Cup 2018

Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday, 6 November, and the session will start at 10.00am.

The cost is $36 for member and $43 for non-members. Lunch only is $26.

Payment: This year money will be collected at the table. Any cancellations require two full days notice, i.e. 1.00pm Friday, 2 November. Cancellations after that date will require full payment.

Prizes will be given for Best Dressed, Best Hat and Lucky Door Prize. There will also be a raffle to raise money for the Club’s charity, Barnardos, and there will be lots of sweeps.

A signup sheet is in the Barry Turner Room.

Flowers Please – To brighten up our club rooms for this event, could members please bring flowers to the Club on Monday, 5 November.


  • Donate flowers
  • Assist in arranging flowers
  • Help in the set up of rooms
  • To prepare for lunch on Tuesday


  • Help with the setting up for lunch
  • Assist with the clean up

Metal name badges

Another batch of metal name badges will be ordered soon. If you would like to get one, please contact Kerry or Emily in the office ASAP to add you to the list for this order. The badges cost $15, and must be paid for before ordering.

Lighter Moments

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

            - George Bernard Shaw

Bridge for Kids - Tuesday 9 October

  • 10am start and finishing at 12 noon with pizza and ice cream.
  • Cost is $5 per child.
  • Target age is 8-18 years.
  • Any card game will be played including bridge.

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

Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

Cost: $6 for members, $7 for non members          

The next lesson will be on Wednesday, Oct 10:

Opening the Bidding– “Rule of 15, Rule of 20”

Supervised Session 2018

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)


(starting at 9.30am)

More Slams

8st October

12th October

Same bid, different message

15th October

19th   October

System Card

22nd October

26th   October


Supervised session topics


(starting at 9.30am)


1 NT & responses

11th October



18th October


Responses to 2NT

25th   October


- Barb, Ann and Jeanette

Bidding Boxes Needing Attention

Would players please place any inadequate bidding boxes in the cardboard box at the front of the Barry Turner Room, that is boxes missing bidding cards or damaged boxes?

Perelle will fix them up and put them back into circulation.

If your bidding box has duplicate bidding cards in it, please place those cards in the box at the front also.


Canberra in Bloom

Royal Bluebell Matchpoint Swiss Pairs

2nd Jodi Tutty & David Beauchamp

Spider Orchid Matchpoint Swiss Pairs - Novice:

1st Cathi Bywater & Claire Hughes

2nd Dan Danton & Colin Davidson

Golden Wattle Open Teams

1st   Richard Hills, Chris Stead, Michael Cullen, John Brockwell
2nd  Marianne Bookallil, Stephen Fischer, Michael Wilkinson, Christy Geromboux
3rd   David Hoffman, Elizabeth Havas, Stephen Mendick, Bernard Waters

Canberra Bells Swiss Pairs

2nd   David Hoffman & Elizabeth Havas
3rd   Dorothy Jesner & Alison Farthing

Federation Rose Novice & Restricted Swiss Pairs

1st Caroline Dawson and Chris Crane
2nd Deb Milner and Andrew Kettle


1st Jeanette Harper and Gill Tidey
2nd Michael Randles and Benjamin Sadler

2018 State Open Teams Qualifying

1st : David Appleton, David Hoffman, Elizabeth Havas, Peter Reynolds, David Wawn
2nd : Christopher Quail, Julia Hoffman, Pam Crichton, Ross Crichton, Judith Tobin.

Eclectics for September

Tuesday:                               Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins
Wednesday:                          Paul Nelson & Ken Andreson
Wednesday Evening:          John Hempenstall & Clem Davis
Thursday Blue:                    Murray Thomas & Robert Arnott
Thursday Butler:                  Niek Van Vucht & Tim Davis
Friday Afternoon:                 Elspeth Saxby & Lisa Westwood
Saturday:                              Allen Scerri & Susan Scerri
Monday Blue:                       Margaret Horgan & Gosta Lynga
Monday Red:                        Richard Hills & Chris Stead
Monday Evening:                 Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins

Promotions for September

Graduate:                            Debra Birkby
Local:                                  Sau-Yem Lo
*Local:                                Shannon Bowen
Regional:                            Christine Donovan, Linden Elliott
State:                                  Atul Hajela, Deborah Milner, Patricia Mulchay, Chris Sheen
*State:                                 Margaret Horgan, Lisa Westwood
Life:                                     Jenny Mendick
Grand:                                 Keith Huggan


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You may also upload a photo, detail which systems you use, and enter emergency contact or other data that is only visible to the Club Managers and System Administrators.