Newsletter - 25 January 2019

In this week’s newsletter...


  • Storage space
  • Valentine's Day Congress helpers/donations
  • Summer produce donations


  • Membership renewals overdue

Upcoming Events

  • ANC Open Teams - Stage 1
  • Board-A-Match (Danish) Teams
  • Valentine's Day Congress
  • Beginners lessons
  • Wednesday night: pizza; butler


  • Summer Festival of Bridge

From the President:

I hope that you are all surviving the heat

Best wishes,


Lighter Moments

Middle age is when you have met so many people that every new person reminds you of someone else.   
- Ogden Nash


The committee authorises directors and managers to call an ambulance for a seriously ill member as seems necessary.

Our duty of care means that it is not a good time for a debate!

Please do not block ambulance access to the club by parking where you should not, no matter how difficult parking is.

Thank you all for your help in this.


Storage space

One of our members, Peter Andersson, is in need of a place to store furniture (two divans, a bed, a writing desk and a couple tables), whilst flooring repairs are done at he home. If you have space to help with please contact Kerry or Emily on 6282 2382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Valentine’s Day Congress helpers/donations

We need donations of slices/biscuits for morning tea, workers in the kitchen, and someone with a Costco membership to collect sandwiches on Sunday morning (10th February).If you are able to help, please contact Patricia McDonald: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Summer produce donations

If you have excess produce from your garden, please consider donating it to the Club to raise funds on the Produce Table. We know we have a number of talented Green Thumbs in our Club.


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).

Upcoming Events

ANC Open Teams – Stage 1

Board-A-Match (Danish) Teams

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

  • Prizes for all categories
  • Red Masterpoints; Directed by Bruce Crossman
  • Register online or on the notice board

Three competition levels:

  • Novice Butler Pairs (<150MP per pair)
  • Restricted Butler Pairs (<600MP per pair)
  • 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
  • $37 per player; $40 for local non-ABF affiliated players.
  • Morning tea, light lunch and after-play drinks and nibbles included

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.

Wednesday Night: talk & pizza; butler event

We will be having our first pizza night on 6th Feb. Pizzas from 6.15 pm. Richard Hills will be giving another of his entertaining talks on some of the interesting hands he came across during the NOT. If you wish to partake of pizzas please contact Jon Pike by Midday on 6th Feb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or add your name to the Pizza list on the noticeboard.

We will also be holding a butler event on 30 January. This is where you play as normal, but the scoring is based on team scoring. No need to register, just turn up as normal.


Summer Festival of Bridge

Seniors Teams

Congratulations to Canberra Bridge Club member David Lilley who was in the Smolanko team that won the Seniors Teams final. His team narrowly defeated the De Luca team that included long time Canberran Jon Hunt.

Neura Swiss Pairs   CORRECTION/UPDATE            

The results for this event were altered after last week’s newsletter was written. The revised results:

            Category B*   3rd Pamela McKittrick & Malcolm Wood came 5th overall; placing 3rd in the B category

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics

Master Basics will resume on February 6th, 2019.
The first lesson for the year is “Rules & Common Mistakes”.

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.