Newsletter 1 July 2022
In this week’s newsletter...
- Welcome New Members
- Last Free RealBridge Seminars ... Counting and Card Placement next Wednesday
- Pianola lesson for beginners
- BFACT Interclub Teams - 3 July
- GNOT Qualifying Teams - Tues 19 and 26 July
- Bridge Tips by Joan Butts
From the President
IPlease remember to enter in your diaries, the date of the Club’s AGM, which is on Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 5.30pm. If you are considering becoming a member of the Committee, please speak to any of the existing Committee members to find out more about of the present Committee’s activities.
The Club’s COVID plan advises persons who play at the Club to wear a face mask as an extra protection against COVID, which is certainly active in the Canberra community . When wearing a face mask, please ensure that it covers your mouth and nose to provide maximum protection to you.
Please enjoy your bridge and stay safe.
Good luck to all the members heading to Adelaide over the next couple of weeks for the State Championships.
Especially the teams representing the Canberra Bridge Club.
Due to the increasing Covid cases in Canberra please consider wearing a mask while playing Bridge at the Club.
We've passed the solstice but it 's still wonderful weather for bridge! Our next beginner’s classes start in August on 17 and 19 August. We have two sets of classes - Wednesday – 7pm to 9pm (generally for people who can't commit during the day) and Friday 10am to 12 noon. The classes run for 6 weeks. If you know someone who would like to learn to play bridge please tell them about our classes. They can register interest on the club website or by talking to the managers. The cost is $69.
Encouraging a younger cohort of players is beneficial and will ensure succession planning for our great game. So if you know someone that you think may be interested in learning please consider a gift of lessons or just plant the seed that face-to-face lessons kickoff in the middle of next month.
Free teaching seminar by international expert on RealBridge
CBC members have been provided with the opportunity to take part in 4 free hour long event over the next four weeks on a Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm arranged by Andrew Robson in conjunction with RealBridge. Andrew Robson is an international player who regularly represents England, a highly regarded author and the Bridge correspondent for The Times (of London).
The final session is on 6 July 2022.
We will be playing four boards selected by Andrew to cover a specific topic ( week 4: Counting and Card Placement), followed by viewing a video of Andrew giving his insight into one of the boards, and access to his detailed analysis of all four boards.
Enter via the RealBridge button on our homepage and the link.You can come with a partner or without and the director will match you up in the lobby.
Pianola Lessons for Beginners
Rick Nehmey will hold a free Pianola lesson for beginners in the Olive Lott room on Wednesday, July 13 at 9.15am - 9.45am.
Sessions in the Club and on RealBridge are outlined below
Our weekly sessions are the same as last week with one vital change:
- Monday morning 10.00am at the club
- Monday 2.00 pm (24 boards) RealBridge
- Monday 7.00 pm RealBridge
- Tuesday afternoon 1.00pm at the club
- Tuesday 7.15pm event RealBridge - Winter Butler Pairs
- Wednesday morning 10.00am at the club
- Wednesday morning 10.15am RealBridge
- Wednesday 2.30pm RealBridge Lesson on Fourth Suit Forcing - FREE
- Wednesday evening supervised at the club 7pm (18 boards following lesson)
- Wednesday evening 7.15pm at the club
- Thursday morning 10.00am at the club - Butler and walk in duplicate
- Thursday afternoon 2.00pm (24 boards) RealBridge
- Friday morning supervised 9.30am at the club (18 boards following lesson)
- Friday morning walk-in session 9.30am
- Friday afternoon 1.00pm at the club
- Friday afternoon 1.15pm RealBridge
- Saturday afternoon 1.15pm RealBridge
Watch the newsletters and website for advice on face-to-face sessions at the club, and RealBridge sessions as these are fluid, depending on COVID developments and demand. At this stage it is intended that the Monday and Thursday afternoon RealBridge sessions will continue indefinitely.
Member table money will be deducted from players CBCPay accounts. Visitors' fees will be paid for by their member-partner, or via prior arrangement by emailing the office.
Cost: face-to-face $10 members/ $13 visitors, concession $9. RealBridge $8 members and $7 concession (including event) $10 visitors
Links to sessions are on our RealBridge page.
Monthly statements will go out shortly. Please check your statement and email us if there's any discrepancies.
July Supervised Sessions happening Wednesday nights and Friday Mornings at the Club
We run supervised duplicates on Wednesday evenings starting at 7.00pm and Friday mornings starting at 9.30 am.
Each duplicate is preceded by a short lesson.
Our supervised lessons in July will. Cover:
- 6 & 8 July: Rule of 15
- 13 & 15 July: Pe-emptive openings
- 20 & 22 July: Weak 2D/2H/2S openings
- 27 & 29 July: Strong 2C openings
Master the Basics
The lessons run for 30 minutes.
BFACT Interclub Teams - 3 July
Grand National Qualifying Teams
The Qualifying round for the Grand National Open Teams are on 19 and 26 July on RealBridge. There are non compulsory ACT finals face to face on Wednesday night in August. If you make it to the Finals they are in Brisbane in November.
Consider forming a team of four to six people and entering.
Wagga Wagga Bridge Club 42nd Annual Congress
The Wagga Wagga Bridge Club is holding it's Annual Congress on Friday19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of August. There are entry forms at the CBC
Drawing Inferences from Partners Lead with Joan Butts
Be kind to each other.
Kerry (for Kerry and Tamara)