Newsletter - 11 September 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • Bridge Mags: Free to a good home
  • Other Congress Events
  • ABF Education Days (on Zoom)
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

It was good to see the club rooms humming last Monday night with the duplicate movement, the Hugh Hudson pairs and the Beginners class all in action.

Best wishes,

Pam

Next week at the Clubrooms

Have you read the latest versions of the CBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and Checklist for Members?

Weekly Sessions Schedule

For the week commencing Monday 14 September we have four sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Monday evening 7:00pm (walk-in)                                         Christy Geromboux
  • Monday evening 7:15pm (Hugh Hudson - entries closed)     Christy Geromboux
  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm                                                    Sally Barber
  • Wednesday morning 10:00am                                               Ian Robinson
  • Friday afternoon 1:15pm                                                        Bruce Crossman

Please remember that "mingling" - unnecessary interactions between individuals - is forbidden due to problems with the spread of Covid. It is therefore critical that players do not move between rounds until told to do so by the director

Red Masterpoint sessions at the Clubrooms

The tournament committee has decided to conduct a number of Red Masterpoint sessions at the clubrooms over the next three month period.

For the months of September to November, each face-to-face session will have one red pointed session per month. Red points will be awarded on:

  • Monday Evening                    4th Monday of the month  - September 28
  • Tuesday Afternoon                 1st Tuesday of the month  - September 1
  • Wednesday morning               2nd Wednesday of the month  - September 9
  • Friday afternoon                     3rd Friday of the month  - September 18

In the month of October, an additional Red Point Event (The Olive Lott Pairs) will be played on the first three Wednesday mornings.

Next week on BBO (no changes)

For the week commencing Monday 14 September, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO.

Note that all our BBO sessions are continuing as usual, including the evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Monday Morning 10:00am                           Bruce Crossman
  • Tuesday Evening 7:15pm (imps)                 Stephen Fisher
  • Wednesday Morning Novice 10:15am         Barb Toohey
  • Wednesday Evening 7:15pm                       Christy Geromboux
  • Thursday morning 9:55am (imps)                Jodi Tutty
  • Thursday Morning 10:00am (matchpoint)    Jodi Tutty

Bridge Magazines: Free to a good home

If interested, please call Val on 0417 436 041

Complete sets (not bound) of miscellaneous bridge magazines, viz.

New Zealand Bridge (ed. Richard Solomon)

  • 1986; vol. 22, issues 1-6
  • 1995; vol. 31, issues 1-6
  • 2000; vol. 36, issues 1-6
  • 2003; vol. 39, issues 1-6
  • 2009; vol. 45, issues 1-6

Bridge Magazine (ed. Mark Horton)

  • 2007; vol. 104, issues 1-12

Bridge (ed. Alan Hiron)

  • 1990; vol. no. not given, issues 1-12

Bridge World (eds Edgar Kaplan/Jeff Rubens)

  • 1994/1995; vol. 66, issues 1-12

Bridge Today (ed. Matthew Granovetter)

  • 1995; vols 7/8, issues 4-6/1-3
  • 1998; vols 10/11, issues 4-6/1-3

Australian Bridge (eds various)

  • 1997; vol. 28, issues 1-6
  • 1998; vol. 29, issues 1-6
  • 2004; vol. 35, issues 1-5/7
  • 2006; vol. 37, issues 1-6
  • 2007; vol. 38, issues 1-6
  • 2008; vol. 39. issues 1-5
  • 2009; vol. 40, issues 1-5
  • 2013; vol. 44, issues 1-4
  • 2014; vol. 45, issues 1-5
  • 2016; vol. 46, issues 1-6
  • 2017; vol. 47, issues 1-4
  • 2018; vol. 48, issues 1-5
  • 2019; vol. 49, issues 1-6

Online Bridge Congresses

Down Under 3-Day Bridge Online Tournament

  • 25th, 26th & 27th September
  • Team entry fee: $85AUD / $50USD ($50AUD / $35USD discount rate*)
  • Registration: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Entries close 5pm 24th September
  • Swiss Teams - up to 8 people in each team
  • More information on the Down Under Tournament webpage

Central Coast Leagues Club Bridge Club Online Swiss Pairs

Illawarra Bridge Association Online Swiss Pairs

Joan Butts ABF Education Days on Zoom

Professional Development Days info

Dates & Topics:

  • Thursday 10 September      2/1 Game Force
  • Tuesday 6 October              Defence
  • Tuesday 10 November        Declarer Play
  • Tuesday 17 November        Teacher Training Program
  • Thursday 26 November       Help with Play

Lighter Moments

(Thanks to Ronnie Corbett)

In the English Channel a ship carrying red paint has collided with a ship carrying purple paint. It is believed that both crews have been marooned.

A grandfather is missing after eating 4 cans of baked beans, 2 cauliflowers and a jar of gherkins.
His family has made an emotional plea for him not to come home for at least a fortnight.