Newsletter - 14 June 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events


  • Stratified Pairs
  • McCance Seniors Swiss Pairs
  • Victor Champion Cup, Melbourne
  • Singapore, Asia Pacific Bridge
    Federation Event


  • Competitive Bidding & Defence
  • Master the Basics
  • Supervised play

From the President:

Note that the teaching weekend led by Will Jenner O’Shea is almost upon us. Please sign up now to assist our planning.

Keep warm,

Upcoming Events

  Nationwide Pairs Friday

  • Next Session, 21st June 2019 1:15pm     
  • Red masterpoints.  
  • Test your play against players of all calibres Australia wide
  • No entry requirements, just walk-in
  • No additional cost
  • Click here to see the ABF Nationwide Pairs site including results.

CONTINUING LESSONS on Competitive Bidding and Defence

With Barb Toohey

This is the next step after Beginners lessons.

Date and time:

  • Tuesday mornings, 10 am to 12pm:
    • 18th June - Week 3:   Leads and
    • 24th June - Week 4:   Signals  

Cost: $15 per lesson

Will Jenner-O’Shea lessons

22nd to 23rd June;  attend one day or both!

  • Will Jenner-O'Shea is a well-known Bridge teacher in Sydney.
    • Saturrday 22nd June 9:45am - 4:15 m
      • 9:45am-11am:  Forcing or Not?  What does partner's bid mean?
      • 11am-11:15am:  Morning Tea
      • 11:15am-12:30pm:  Handling Misfits and Showing Shapely Hands
      • 13:15pm:  Duplicate session with Will hosting.
      • COST::   $45 for the entire day, includes morning tea & refreshments
    • Sunday 23rd June 10am-3pm
      • 10am - Better no trump bidding; everyone plays the same hand and discusses it
      • Aftternoon - Free play with assisted lesson hands
      • $40 for the entire day, includes morning tea & refreshments

State Knockout Pairs

Thursday Evenings 7pm from 20th June, for 4 weeks.

GNOT Qualifying Butler Pairs

  • Thursday Evenings 7pm from 25th June, for 3 weeks.
  • Gold Masterpoints


Stratified Pairs:

1st   Tim Davis & David Randles
2nd   Anne Powell & David Vaughan

McCance Seniors' Swiss Pairs

  • 1st  Ian Robinson and George Kozakos

Victor Champion Cup

Congratulations to our very own Andrew Spooner who was in the winning team of the Victor Champion Cup held in Melbourne over the weekend. Andrew played in a team with Philip Markey, Matt Mullamphy & Ron Klinder.  This is Andrew's first win in a Nationl Open event, and we are sure there will be many more to come.

Congratulations to these players.

Asia Pacific Bridge Federation event in Singapore:

  • The Australian Mixed Team (including Jodi Tutty and Stephen Fischer) is currently running 6th.  
  • The Australian Seniors B team (including Peter Reynolds, Michael Smart, Stephen Mendick, Bernard Waters and Elizabeth Havas) is currently 4th, and
  • The Australian Seniors A team (including Arjuna De Livera, with Ian Thomson as NPC) is currently 8th


Lessons & Seminars

Competitive Bidding & Defence with Barb Toohey

  •            June 18th   Leads
  • ·         June 25th   Signals
  •        $15 per lesson.
  •        Sign up sheet is on the board in the Barry Turner Room.

Master the Basics

  • The next lesson will be on June 19, 2019 @ 9.15am
  •  “Competitive Bidding – Partner they have stolen my Bid”.
  • Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members

Thursday Intermediate Lessons

  • Every Thursday Morning at 9:30 am SHARP
  • Duration 20 minutes
  • Cost $5 for members, $7 for non-members
  • Come alone, with a friend or your partner
  • Program: 
    • 20th June - Transfers over 2Nt
    • 27th June - Rule of 20, Rule of 15
    • 4th July     - Weak 2s and Preempts
    • 11th July   - Strong Openings
  • After the lesson you may choose to play, with your partner, in the Intermediate Sectionor in one of the Open Sections.  Table money for these sessions is not included in the lesso cost.

Supervised Play


Monday / Friday 

17th June  7:00 pm and 
21st June  9:30 am

Strong 2C opening

24th June 7:00 pm and
28th June 9:30 am

Slam Bidding, Blackwood

1st     July 7:00  pm and
5th    July 9:30 am

System Card

8th   July 7:00 pm and
12th July 9:30 am

Introduction, Etiquette, Key points

 Kind regards,

Kerry & Emily