Newsletter - 23 August 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events

  • Working Bee
  • Beginners Lessons
  • Tues/Thursday Nights
  • Directors' Course
  • Wednesday Pizza Nights


  • Coffs Harbour Congress


From the President:

I am looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday at the Teams of 3.

Best wishes,


Pianola: ABF and Local Numbers

Please note that you should not enter anything in the ABF number and Local Number fields when when setting up updating your Pianola data. Our managers put in ABF numbers for new ABF members, and Pianola automatically imports ABF and Local numbers from the ABF Masterfile and Compscore2 (our scoring program) respectively. Any anomalies are highlighted within Pianola and are resolved at the Manager or System Administrator level.

Working Bee

Want to help at the Club, but can’t make an ongoing commitment?

Looking for something to do in the morning of Saturday 14th Sept?

The Club will be having a ‘working bee’, and we need helpers!

Saturday September 14th, from 9:30am

Suitable jobs can be found for any person willing to lend a hand – from wiping down bridgemates, to painting or lifting.

Contact the office if you have any questions.
Please put your name down on the sign-up sheet in the FOYER if you are able to help!

Upcoming Events

Beginners Lessons

The next course of beginners lessons start on Monday 9th (7-9pm) & Friday 13th September (10am-12pm).

$75 for the 6 lessons, including the textbook and all notes.
Enrol by 5th September, and pay only $65!

Please encourage your friends to learn.
Contact the office to enrol. Ph: 6282 2382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming GNOT Qualifying events – Gold MP

Tuesday & Thursday Nights – ‘Summer Time’ from September 3rd

From 3rd September, the Tuesday & Thursday night sessions will begin at 7:30pm.

CBC Matchpoint Pairs – inc Von der Pahlen Mixed Pairs

State Open Teams (Qual)

  • Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Sept 17th, 24th, Oct 1st & 18th
  • Semi-Finals: 30th Oct; Finals 6th Nov. (Flexible dates)
  • Sign up online

Directors' Course

  • Saturday 31st August: All levels welcome
    • 10am – 4pm
    • How to run a session; Movements; Scoring Programmes; & Basic Laws
  • Sunday 1st September: for those with some experience directing. 
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Table simulations; Discussions on more interesting laws & situations; Q&A session

Venue: Canberra Bridge Club

Cost: $20 for one day, or $30 for both days. Includes a light lunch.

Enter on the noticeboard, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please indicate which day(s) you wish to attend.

Wednesday Night

The next Pizza night will be Wed September 4th.
Christy will be continuing her exercises on doubling.

Pizza from 6.15 pm. Please put your name on the list or email Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Lighter Moments

What did the cheese say when he looked in the mirror?

- Haloumi


Coffs Harbour Congress

Open Teams:              3rd – Stephen Fischer, with Pele Rankin, Paul Hooykaas & Martin Doran

Welcome Pairs:          3rd – Niek Van Vucht & Vicky Lisle

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

The next lesson will be on August 28, 2019 @ 9.15am
 “Competitive Bidding – Negative & other doubles”.
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:
    29th August –     1NTx – now what? 
    5th September – Rule of 11
    12th September – Second hand play
    19th September - Third hand play

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.


  • 26th – 30th August -      Responses to NT & Stayman
  • 2nd – 6th September -   Doubles & Overcalls
  • 9th - 13th September - Rule of 20 & Rule of 15
  • 16th - 20th September - High opening bids: Pre-empts