Newsletter - 11 January 2019

In this week’s newsletter...


  • Storage space


  • Membership renewals overdue
  • Membership payments without name

Upcoming Events

  • January closures
  • Valentine's Day Congress
  • Bridge 4 Kids - Jan 2019
  • Beginners lessons
  • No Nationwide Pairs in Jan


  • Australian Youth Week
  • Summer Festival of Bridge

From the President:

Thank you very much to everyone who worked so hard on Tuesday to assist in setting up for the Summer Festival: Ross Crichton, Nicholas Donovan, Gwen Gray Jamieson, Terri Henderson, Margaret Kyburz, Patricia McDonald, Bob Nairn, Paul Nelson, Colin Rea, Mark Sheen, David Thompson, Jodi Tutty, Liz van der Hor and Niek van Vucht.

We will need a willing work force for Thursday 17 January at the conclusion of play in the South West Pacific Teams. On that day a little time from all CBC members who are playing would help a lot.

Sometimes I seem to complain so it is now nice to draw attention to the selfless behaviour of many of our members. Thank you to the team of Lesley Gunson, Di Hawke, Larissa Cowlishaw and Gill Tidey, who kindly moved to a different event to help the Summer Festival organisers. And thank you to the many CBC members who are trying very hard to accommodate requests for house teams and fill in players; Perelle is very grateful.

The committee appreciates the efforts of the directors in the club who are taking on extra or unfamiliar sessions during the Summer Festival. I am sure that players will also treasure them.

Best wishes for your bridge, whether at the Rex or at Deakin,


Lighter Moments

A lie gets half way around the world before truth gets its pants on.
                - Winston Churchill


Storage space required.

A member is in need of a place to store furniture, whilst flooring repairs are done. If you have space to help with storing some furniture, please contact Kerry or Emily on 6282 2382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Membership renewal now overdue

If you would like to retain your CBC Membership for 2019, and have not yet paid your fees, please do so as they are now overdue. Membership fees can be paid to the managers, to the director, or via bank deposit (with your surname & ABF number in the reference field).

$80 & $45 deposit without name received

We received an electronic deposit into our bank account for $80, sent via “Origin MMS”, and a deposit of $45. There was no name or ABF number attached for us to identify the sender. If you think this was your payment, please contact Kerry or Emily in the office, with details to confirm it was you (date of payment, and/or a printout of the payment receipt).

Upcoming Events

January closures

In January the club will be open at the usual times EXCEPT for:

  • Tuesday 15th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)
  • Thursday 17th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)

Valentine’s Day Congress – Sunday 10th Feb, 10am – 5pm

  • Prizes for all categories
  • Red Masterpoints; Directed by Bruce Crossman
  • Three competition levels:
    • o Novice Butler Pairs (<150MP per pair)
    • o Restricted Butler Pairs (<600MP per pair)
    • o Open Swiss Teams
  • Grand Slam players (without an ABF number) – see Masterpoint Equivalence
  • Register online or on the notice board sign-up sheet before Wed 6th Feb.
  • $37 per player; $40 for local non-ABF affiliated players.
  • Morning tea, light lunch and after-play drinks and nibbles included

Bridge 4 Kids

The first session for 2019 will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019, between 10am and 12 midday, as long as there is enough interest. Mini bridge & other card games will be followed by pizza and ice cream. A registration sheet will be on the CBC noticeboard from early January. Please ensure that you include the carer’s name and any special dietary requirements for the children.

Enquiries should be directed to Patricia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or CBC Managers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginners lessons

The next beginners’ lessons course starts Monday 4th February (7pm) & Friday 8th February (10am).

It is a six-week course. The cost is $75, which includes a textbook, detailed notes & one free supervised play session. Payment is taken on the day of the first session.

To enrol for the course, please contact Kerry or Emily on 6282 2382.

Nationwide Pairs

There will be no Nationwide Pairs for January.


Australian Youth Week

Congratulations to Andrew Spooner, together with Tomer Libman, for placing 1st in the Pairs Championship!

Summer Festival of Bridge

Warm-up Pairs:                                  1st – John Brockwell & Kevin Tant

Penline One Day Swiss Pairs:          2nd – Box Cox & Sue La Peyre

One Day Warm Up Novice Teams:   2nd – Cathi Bywater, Claire Hughes, Melissa Ardern & Stephen Smith

                                                            3rd – Jenny Bergin, Barbara Bialowas, John Royle & Judith Foreman

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics – Cement your Bridge skills

Master Basics will resume on February 6, 2019.

Supervised Play

Supervised lessons will resume on Monday 4th February (7pm), and Friday 8th February 2019, with Friday commencing once more at 9.30am. Thursday supervised lessons will resume from Thursday 7th February, with a slight change (see linked PDF).

Supervised play will continue during the Monday evening, Thursday Morning and Friday Morning sessions, with the help of volunteers.

For full details, see previous weeks’ newsletters or online PDF notice to supervised players.