Newsletter - 5 July 2019

From the President:

Please check out the information on BFACT’s Interclub Teams below.

This is a chance to make new bridge friends from other clubs, while representing our club in one of four categories - Novice, Restricted, Intermediate or Senior, in a relaxed environment.

Best wishes,


Canberra Club Calendar - Sponsors

From time to time I provide a note regarding our Sponsors.

This time I would like to highlight both Frank from Colourworld and Mark from Battery World.

Both of these firms have contributed to our Calendar for a number of years.  I have dealt with both as has the club.  I have been extremely happy with the quality of service from Frank and Mark.  Please let them know that Peter sent you (that helps with renewal of their advertisement).

With Colourworld I found Frank to be very reasonable in cost, extremely prompt in undertaking the work, and a quality job.

Battery World has a shop in Phillip or their mobile service will come to you.  They have a Battery for every application.

As with all our advertisers, please support the businesses that support CBC. If you have any issues or queries please make contact with me and I will work to assist you.

Kind regards,
Peter Giles

Upcoming Events

Bridge for Kids

The next session of bridge for Kids will be held on Tuesday 16 July from 10am until 12pm midday. Card games such as mini bridge and hearts will be played, along with other card games the kids may wish to play.

Interested members should register their children’s names, ages and any special dietary requirements on the registration sheets at the club, as well as the carer’s name. A grandparent or carer should accompany the children to this event, and may also be needed to assist with the games.

The cost will be $5 per child and fruit, pizza and ice cream will be provided at the end of play.

Further enquiries may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Patricia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Olive Lott Pairs

  • Incorporating GNOT Qualifying Matchpoint Pairs GOLD Point Event
  • Monday Mornings (10am) :  1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd July
  • Winner’s Prize is Free entry to BFACT Gala Pairs

State Singles Championship

  • Incorporating the Griffin Trophy – Honour Board event.
  • Gateway event, suitable for beginners, novice, & intermediate
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7pm - 16th July – 25th July
  • Walk-in. No pre-entry required.
  • Matchpoint scoring, the player with the three best scores with three different partners will be the winner.

BFACT Interclub Teams

  • Sunday 21 July – 2 sessions
  • Convenor: John Donovan (BFACT)
  • 4 categories: Novice; Restricted; Intermediate; & Seniors
  • Developing players would enjoy trying the Novice category.

Please check out this interesting event (and sign up) online or on the noticeboard in the club.

Keep warm in the depths of winter while enjoying a game of bridge.

Lighter Moments

Here are the results of today's Sheep Dog Trials – all the sheep were found Not Guilty.

- David Frost


Promotions for June




John Gill
Suzanne Mardus
Petros Papadopulos


Yvonne Campbell
Graham MacKinnell
Pip Parkinson
Marcia Vannithone


Carla Di Franco
Ian Vickers


Andrew Gibbs
Steve Kyburz
Annette Steadman
Nick Vonthethoff


Glenda Sullivan


Lynn Pendrigh


Rick Nehmy


Helen Little

Bronze Life

Andrew Spooner

Grand Master

Matthew Raisin

Eclectics for June



Monday morning – Red

Tim Davis & John Hanks

Monday morning – Blue

Sheila & Jim Murray

Monday evening

Catherine Cregan & Katherine Cole

Tuesday afternoon

Keith Mitchell & Lesley Gunson

Wednesday morning

Steve Kyburz & Nick Vonehethoff

Wednesday evening

Rosa Ferranda & Deborah Milner

Wednesday evening – Handicap

Gill Allen & Tony Hedley

Thursday morning – Red

Richard Hills & Dorothy Jesner

Thursday morning – Blue

Catherine Cregan & Teresa Wise

Friday morning

Lance McDougall & Harold McCormick

Friday afternoon

Ken & June Anderson

Saturday afternoon

Di Hawke & Adrienne Stephens

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

The next lesson will be on July 10, 2019 at 9:15am.
 “Bidding  -  Rule of 15, Rule of 20”.

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

Thursday Intermediate Lessons

  • Every Thursday Morning at 9.30am SHARP
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Cost $5 for members, $7 for non-members
  • Come alone, with a friend or your partner
  • Program:
    11th July-     Strong Openings
    18th July -    Michaels Cue Bids
    25th July -    Unusual 2NT overcall

Supervised Play & Lessons

  • Monday evenings, 7:00pm
  • Friday mornings, 9:30am
  • 20 minute free lesson, then play in the Supervised Play section to reinforce your learning (normal table fees apply).
  • You do not need a partner for Supervised Play.


  • 8th – 12th July -             Introduction, Etiquette, Key points
  • 15th – 19th July -           Opening Leads Signals (simplified)
  • 22nd – 26th July - Doubles & Overcalls

25th July -    Unusual 2NT overcall