Newsletter - 16 October 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • Reopening the kitchens
  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • Notice of AGM
  • ABF Education Days
  • Results
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

I look forward to seeing those who can make it for the
Working Bee at the clubrooms tomorrow,
Saturday 17 October at 9.30
to help with jobs inside and outside the building.

The CBC AGM will be held on Monday 26 October at 5.30pm. Please note:

  • closing date for nominations for committee is midday Thursday 22 October
  • and the closing date to lodge a proxy is midday Thursday 23 October.

This bridge club is fortunate to be situated in the ACT, and to have the space to play bridge in a way that is compliant with Covid restrictions. Let’s all put the icing on the cake by being friendly to our opponents, and partners, at all times. Please try to ensure that people leave your table happier than when they arrived.

Best wishes,


Reopening the kitchen from Monday 12 Oct

The club reopened the downstairs kitchen on Monday 12 October 2020. This continues to be on a TRIAL week-by-week basis, testing whether we can operate in a COVID-safe way, as demonstrated by strong member compliance with the arrangements outlined in the Kitchen Reopening Document.


  • never more than one person in the kitchen;
  • do not congregate in the foyer;
  • a limit of one mug or glass per person per session (it would be helpful if you bring your own mug/glass);
  • members must load their used item into the downstairs dishwasher prior to the session finishing;
  • kitchen opens 30 minutes after session starts and closes 45 minutes before end of session;
  • Members are welcome to continue to bring their own Thermos or bottled water.

Volunteers are needed at every session to ensure the kitchen is left as it should be. This will only take a few minutes as members are required to place their own cups and glasses in the dishwasher. Please contact Tim Mather to let him know of your availability This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Next week at the Clubrooms

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


Vouchers must be purchased in multiples of five, preferably by in advance by direct deposit into the CBC bank account

  • BSB: 032 730
  • Account no: 355176

If you are paying in cash at the club, you need to have the correct change for vouchers, again in multiples of five

For the week commencing Monday 19 October we have six sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Monday morning 10:00am                                                     Bruce Crossman
  • Monday evening 7:00pm (walk-in) & &:15pm (event)            Christy Geromboux
  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm                                                    Sally Barber
  • Wednesday morning 10:00am                                               Ian Robinson
  • Thursday morning 10:00am (MP and Imps)                      Jodi Tutty
  • Friday afternoon 1:15pm                                                       Bruce Crossman

Red Masterpoint sessions at the Clubrooms

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 Morning                    4th Monday of the month  - October 26
  • Monday Evening                    4th Monday of the month  - October 26
  • Tuesday Afternoon                 1st Tuesday of the month  - November 3
  • Wednesday morning              2nd Wednesday of the month  - Olive Lott Pairs Oct 7, 14 & 21 Oct
  • Friday afternoon                     3rd Friday of the month  - November 20

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

CBC Ted Crichton Swiss Butler Pairs (Incorporating Ted Crichton Mixed Pairs)

Monday Evenings: 26 Oct, 2 & 9 Nov, at 7:15pm

Full details on the CBC Ted Crichton Swiss Butler Pairs event page.

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 19 October, we have scheduled 5 tourneys on BBO.

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

Notice of AGM

  • Monday 26 October, 2020 - 5:30pm
  • Held at the CBC Clubrooms - please read and observe the COVID-19 Checklist for the AGM (below)
  • Members may choose to participate in the AGM via Zoom - please contact the Managers to arrange

The agenda, draft minutes from the 2019 AGM, nominaiton forms, and proxy forms are available from the Committee Noticeboard and for download:

Please submit questions in advance, if possible, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations can be viewed on the 2020 AGM webpage.

Using Zoom

You can use Zoom on many devices – computers (PC or laptop), tablet or iPad, mobile phone or landline. You do not have to have a camera to participate.

The first time that you join a Zoom meeting the software will automatically download to your device so you won’t need to do anything else. Downloads usually takes a couple of minutes.

Having a camera and microphone in your device allows you to show both video (images) and sound. But neither are essential. As long as you have speakers you can listen to the meeting.

A link to the AGM can be emailed to you from the manager (see above).

Zoom have a very short (1min) video explaining the process: 

BFACT Annual General Meeting

The Bridge Federation of the ACT (BFACT) is to hold its Annual General Meeting  commencing at 5PM Monday 16 November 2020. The AGM is to be held at the Canberra Bridge Club. Members will also be able to attend and vote on all matters via Zoom. Further information on Zoom attendance will be provided closer to the meeting.

All information about the meeting (Agenda, Financial Statements, Nomination and Proxy Forms) are available on the BFACT web site ( under Notices.

Joan Butts ABF Education Days on Zoom


ABF Online Events

9 October

4th EW           Leonie Jones & Brenda Watts     56.18%

11 October

3rd NS           Julia Hoffman & Noelene Law   60.65%
5th NS           Sean Mullamphy & Tony Bond   60.22%

4th EW          Leonie Jones & Brenda Watts   59.42%

Lighter Moments

Bridge Tip:
Do not bid once more just to show that you had your bid last time.

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
(Ogden Nash)

He has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.
(Winston Churchill)