Newsletter - 4 October 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events


  • BFACT Gala Pairs
  • CBC Undergraduate & Graduate
  • September Eclectics
  • Promotions


From the President:

Our new committee year has started: let’s all play bridge with a smile – it makes people wonder what you have been up to.

Best wishes,



A friendly reminder to please not wear perfume whilst at the Club, as some members have serious allergic/asthma reactions.


Peter Andersson 1927-2019

I would think that at least 50 members of this Club have played bridge with Peter Andersson. Many would have played a hundred or more.

Peter died on 1 October aged 91 at St Andrews Village. He started playing bridge in the 1960s. By the time I began in the late 70s he was already a stalwart of the Club.

He worked in the Australian Bureau of Statistics in IT and later for a while in the office of the Club. He had two children, Paul and Carole, but sadly Carole died far too young from cancer.

Besides bridge Peter loved the theatre and musicals. He was always travelling to Sydney and Melbourne for the latest productions. He also travelled regularly on the high seas for bridge or just for fun.

Dining and drinking wine were also high on the priority list. A lot of us have spent many late nights enjoying a few fine wines with our darling friend.

Peter’s popularity was shown by the number of Club members who visited him regularly in his last months. The staff often asked us who we all were!

What a fabulous guy.

- Written by Janet Kahler

Metal Name Badges

Final call for the year for those who would like to order a metal Club name badge, $15 each. Magnetic back, so you don’t need to put pin-prick holes in your clothes. If you would like a metal name badge, please see Kerry or Emily in the office, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name as you would like it printed on the name badge.

2020 Charity for Canberra Bridge Club fundraising

We are pleased to announce Beyond Blue as our Club Charity for the 2020 year! Many will be familiar with what Beyond Blue do, but for those who are not...

[Beyond Blue is] equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxietydepression and suicide part of everyday conversations.

And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.

We're here for everyone in Australia – at work, home, schooluniversityonline, and in communities across the country.

Upcoming Events

Life / Non-Life Masters Pairs (Matchpoint)

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  • Tuesday & Thursday nights, for 2 weeks: 15, 17, 22, & 24th October at 7:30pm
  • Gateway Event: Designed for those who do not normally play evening competitions
  • Special consideration for players with less than 300MP
  • Green Masterpoints
  • Pair with best 3 of 4 scores is the winner. One substitute allowed.
  • Pre-entry is desirable, on the Sign Up sheet or enter online.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Our annual Melbourne Cup Bridge and Lunch is on again on Tuesday 5th November, but with some changes due to feedback from last year. More bridge, but no hat parade – but we still encourage you to dress up if you wish to!

We will have gold-coin-donation competitions, with the money raised going to our 2020 charity – Beyond Blue. As always, we will have sweeps available for purchase!

Sign up online or on the BT Room notice board.

Program outline:

  • 10:15 – 10:45am – Morning Tea (buy your sweeps!)
  • 10:45am – Bridge Play, directed by Jodi Tutty
  • 2:00pm – Lunch of yummy sandwiches & other delicacies. Of course there will be wine & soft drink too!
  • 3:00pm watch the Melbourne Cup race

As with all events, we could not do it without a team of volunteers. If you are able to help out on either Monday 4th November or Tuesday 5th November – please contact Michele Grant. The Melbourne Cup event page has a list of some areas you could help with.

If you have a garden of flowers, we would love some flower bunches to decorate the Club rooms!

Kantar Lessons - Sundays 10th & 17th November, 10am – 12:30pm

These lessons are suitable for a wide range of players - from players who are starting out in the Club's duplicate session, all the way up to experienced evening competition players.
$20 for members, $25 for non-members
Sign up online or on the BT Room notice board.

Sunday 10th November

  • Topic: Discarding
  • Teacher: Ian Robinson

Sunday 17th November

  • Topic: Counting Declarer’s tricks
  • Teacher: Jodi Tutty

Lighter Moments

Some CBC members are currently in New Zealand and struggling with language skills.

They flew there on a Sivven Sux Sivven, a large Boeing aircraft, left their suitcase at Beggage Chuckin, and are hoping they won’t need a McKennock to fix their car.

They are enjoying eating fush and fitter cheney, pasta that you may or may not recognise.

Pigs are for hanging washing. Pugs, however, are large pink animals with a curly tail.

(Any Kiwis are welcome to give some payback).


Gala Pairs Open/Intermediate

1st Tony Marker & Bill Tutty
2nd Stephen Fischer & Jodi Tutty
3rd George Kozakos & Andrew Spooner

Gala Pairs Restricted/Novice

1st Desh Gupta & Subhash Jalota
2nd Caroline Dawson & Christopher Crane
3rd Dev & Diya Shah

Undergraduate & Graduate Pairs

1st Ivan Johnstone & Greg Haustead
3rd Sue & Peter Clarke

September Eclectics



Monday Morning - Blue

Tim Maher & George McLean

Monday Morning - Red

Earl Dudley & Ross Crichton

Monday Evening

Marg Cox & Judy Scealy

Tuesday Afternoon

Adam Robinson & Sue Coleman

Wednesday Morning

Tim Davis & Tony Jowett

Wednesday Evening

Chris Tough & Mary Tough

Thursday Morning – Blue

Christine Donovan & Cheryl Neal

Thursday Morning – Red

Sue La Peyre & Bob Cox

Friday Morning

Richard Neville & Richard Hills

Friday Afternoon

Brenda Reynell & Phil Machin

Saturday Afternoon

John Pearson & Terry Pearson





Greg Haustead
Mary Madden
Deb Wilson


Heather McLoughlin
Valerie Lowe
Tom Flynn
Helen Halling
Elizabeth Hannan


Myra Hyland


Brett Yeats
Suzanne Eggins
Judy Netting
Tim Mather
Catherine Cregan


Edith Flanagan
Alison Lea
Odette Mayne
Pamela McKittrick

Gold Life

Barbara Toohey

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics

The next lesson will be on October 9, 2019 @ 9.15am
 “Declarer Play – Planning at trick 1?”
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:
    10th October - Take out double
    17th October - Advancing Take out doubles
    24th October - Neg & other doubles
    31st October - Overcalls

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.


  • 7th – 11th October – Slam bidding, Blackwood
  • 14th - 18th October - System Card
  • 21st - 25th October - Introduction, Etiquette, Key Points
  • 28th October – 1st November – Opening Leads & Signals (simplified)