Newsletter - 3 May 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events


  • ANC Seniors Finals
  • Barry Turner Teams
  • April Eclectics
  • April Promotions


From the President:

Another successful Kantar session was held on Sunday afternoon. Many thanks to Jodi Tutty and Ian Robinson for their work on these lessons, and to Perelle Scales and Margaret Kyburz for their administrative support.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Quiz Night on Saturday 11 May -- support our club and our charity Barnardos Australia. Details below and on the noticeboard.

Best wishes,



Evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday commence at 7pm, as per ‘Winter Time’.

Times continue as usual for Monday evenings (7pm) and Wednesday evenings (7.15pm).

Benefits of Canberra Southern Cross Club (CSCC) membership

The Canberra Southern Cross Club runs a Community Rewards scheme and CBC is one of the beneficiaries.

If you are a member of the CSCC ($10 per single, $15 per family for a year), 
and register that you wish to attribute your community benefits to CBC, 
and use your member card at CSCC for food or drinks, 
we receive a cash inflow of 7.5% of that expenditure with no pain attached.

To inform CSCC that you would like benefits to go to CBC:

Call for views on Melbourne Cup format

The Committee is re-evaluating the future of the Melbourne Cup Social Event, which we feel adds value to the membership by building a sense of “community” etc within the Club.  So, to do this we are looking at ways to make this Event more appealing to the membership.  

The primary consideration is, do the members want the Club to continue organising a social event on MC Day?  If yes, are there any suggestions other than those already listed below on how we can improve the event?

Options being considered are:

  • Start the day at 11:30am with bridge, then nibbles/drinks/and watch the running of the Cup (with or without sweeps?).
  • Start the day at 11:00am with bridge, then a “High Tea” function while watching the running of the Cup (with or without sweeps?).
  • Keep the day as it is starting at 10:00am with bridge, then a full lunch/dress parade/and watch the running of the Cup (with sweeps). 

It would be appreciated if interested members could let either Mary Tough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Perelle Scales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or anyone on the Committee) know their thoughts on the above, or if there is another idea that might work!

Thank you,

CBC Committee

Upcoming Events

GNOT Knockout Teams Qualifying

  • Tuesdays 7pm (Winter Time), starting 7th May for 4 weeks

Australian Bridge Magazine Southern Tablelands Teams

Southern Tableland Teams 2019

  • Sunday 19th May, 10am (2 sessions)
  • $37 per player – includes lunch, and drinks after play. (Half price for Youth)
  • Prizes for all categories
    • Novice Swiss Teams (<400MP per team)
    • Restricted Swiss Teams (<1200MP per team)
    • Open Swiss Teams
  • Red Masterpoints
  • Details on STT event page for Grand Slam player conversions
  • Pre-entry is essential. Entry closes Wed 15th May. Sign-up sheet on noticeboard or enter online.

Wednesday Pizza & Talk Night

The next Pizza night will be on Wed 8th May from 6.15 pm. We have had to put it back a week due to Easter and availability of speakers.

Christy with give a talk on “What Double is that? Take out, penalty, support?”

Please contact Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or put your name on the list for pizza.

Charity Quiz Night

  • Saturday 11th May, 7:00pm (for 7:30pm start)
  • $15 per person. Why not make up a team? Funds raised to help Barnardos Australia
  • Total of 53 questions, in 5 categories, hosted by our one-and-only Richard Hills.
  • BYO nibbles and drinks. (Tea/coffee provided)
  • Sign up on the noticeboard

Beginners Bridge Lessons

The next 6 week course commences Monday 27th May (7:00pm) / Friday 31st May (10am).

For enrolment or enquiries, contact the office on 6282 2382. Flyers available outside the office.


ANC Seniors Selection Finals

  1. David Hoffman & Richard Brightling
  2. Stephen Mendick & Bernard Waters
  3. Sean Mullamphy & Ian Thomson

Barry Turner Teams

  1. Chris Quail, Julia Hoffman, Ross Crichton & Pam Crichton
  2. John Yoon, Andrew Spooner, Sebastian Yuen & Christy Geromboux

April Eclectics



Monday Morning – Blue/Yellow

Patricia Mulcahy & Geoff Hooper

Monday Morning – Red

Sue La Peyre & Margaret Kyburz

Monday Evening

Judith Anderson & Nick Ware

Tuesday Afternoon

John Brockwell & Brian Thorp

Wednesday Morning

Sue Doyle & John Donovan

Wednesday Evening (normal & handicap)

Chris Tough & Mary Tough

Thursday Morning – Blue

Basil Rebera & Daya Wickramatunga

Thursday Morning – Red

Roy Nixon & Margaret Kyburz

Friday Morning

Richard Hills & Richard Neville

Friday Afternoon

Arjuna De Livera & Sean Mullamphy

Saturday Afternoon

Bev Crossman & Bruce Crossman

April Promotions




Sue Clarke
Mick Collins
Kay Stoquart


Jennifer Carter


Jan Appel
Doreen Hand


June Anderson
Julie McKinnon
Daya Wickramatunga
Phil Young


Bill Tutty

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on May 8, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Bidding - Stayman".

Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members 

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


6th - 10th May Better minor, responses & rebids Overcalls
13th - 17th May Opening leads & signals (simplified) Competing after an overcall
20th - 26th May Responses to NT & stayman They've stolen my bid
27th - 31st May Rule of 20 & rule of 15 1NT & responses

Lighter Moments

Definition of ‘globalisation’...

What is the true definition of Globalisation?

Princess Diana's death.

How come?

An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines! And this is sent to you using Bill Gates' technology, which he enjoyed stealing from the Japanese. And you are probably reading this on one of the IBM clones that use Taiwanese-made chips, and Korean-made monitors, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, trucked by Mexican illegal aliens, and finally sold to you.
That, my friend, is Globalisation! 

Finally, an explanation in English