Newsletter - 17 May 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events


  • CBC Autumn Pairs
  • Bridge for Brains


From the President:

Those of us at the Quiz Night last Saturday had our brains stretched in many ways by the Machiavellian mind of our Quiz Master, Richard Hills. Many thanks to Richard and his efficient assistant Chris Stead. $954 was raised to be split between the club and our charity Barnardos.

Have you noticed the new curtain in the foyer? This was a plan of an earlier committee with a view to lightening the appearance of the foyer. Our thanks go to Bev Crossman for her skill and hard work in making the curtain and to Val Carmody for providing the material.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday at the Australian Bridge Magazine Southern Tablelands Teams.

Best wishes,


Are you driving to the VCC tournament in June?

Would you be willing to bring back packs of cards for the Club?

Please contact Ian Robinson.

Teaching Contract Bridge to Children” by Lyn and Malcolm Carter

This book is aimed at bridge players who want to teach the game to children – to young relatives in the family home, in a program for young players in a bridge club, or in a school.

The book costs $35 (plus postage) but as a special introductory promotion for bridge clubs, if we order five or more copies of the book, the price will be $30 per book.

If you are interested Pam has more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and CBC will place a bulk order if there is enough interest.

Lighter Moments

Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics.

Upcoming Events

The Grange Pairs (Matchpoint)

  • Incorporating the State Mixed Pairs Championship (Honour Board event)
  • Tuesday Evenings 7pm: 4, 11, & 18 June

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.

Wednesday Night Bridge

  1. Wednesday night 29th May will be scored as a Butler event. This is a way of pairs playing with team tactics.
  2. Our next Pizza session will be Wednesday night 5th June from 6.15 pm. Richard Hills will give a short talk on the Lebensol Convention over 1 NT.
    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 if you want Pizzas.


CBC Autumn Pairs

  1. Margaret Bourke & Elizabeth Havas
  2. Tim Davis & David Randles

Bridge For Brains (provisional results)

Results for the Bridge for Brains event are available on the B4B ABF results page. Results are based on percentage (%) scores, as the software used for scoring across the field in past years was not available for use.

The top pair for Canberra Bridge Club was Brenda Reynell & Phil Machin with 67.27% - placing them 31st in Australia for the event % (at time of reading results).

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Bridge for Brains event, and those who donated to NeurRA.

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on May 22, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Bidding - Responses to 2NT, plus transfers".

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

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


20th - 26th May Responses to NT & stayman They've stolen my bid
27th - 31st May Rule of 20 & rule of 15 1NT & responses
3rd - 7th June High opening bids: pre-empts Stayman