Welcome

Welcome to 2021. We have a range of in-Club and online Bridge sessions, Events, Beginners Lessons, Intermediate lessons and advanced lessons planned for this year - COVID-19 willing of course. Please check back frequently and read our newsletter for the latest news about upcoming events and changes to sessions.

Here's a preview of some upcoming events:

Skills Development Workshop

The Skills Development Workshop delivered by William Jenner-O'Shea on Saturday 8 May was a great success. The Workshop was attended by 72 players of all standards and initial feedback has been extremely positive.  

The program included Revision and Extension of No-Trumps Systems, and Improving Play in No-Trumps Contracts. The 20 hands played during the course of the workshop all included interesting play and/or defence tips in no-trumps contracts.

Some copies of the Workshop Booklet are still available for sale from the Director at $5 per booklet.  

Master the Basics Lessons - Every Thursday Morning

One of our ABF accredited teachers, Barbara Toohey, presents a successful series of half-hour lessons, Master the Basics, at 9:00am on Thursday mornings before the duplicate sessions.

The course caters for a range of abilities and each week covers a fundamental concept to an increased level of mastery. Students who have done a Beginners Course and/or some Supervised play and have limited experience are welcome to attend. With more experience you will still benefit from a deeper understanding of the concept being discussed. 

No registration is needed. Just turn up for one or more lessons. Cost is $6 for CBC Members and $8 for Non-Members.

The lessons are also available each week on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This week at the Clubrooms

  • Monday morning 10:00am
  • Monday evening 7:00pm (Walk-in & Supervised)
  • Monday evening 7:20pm (Event)
  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm
  • Wednesday morning 10:00am
  • Wednesday evening 7:15pm
  • Thursday morning 9:00am (Master the Basics)
  • Thursday morning 10:00am (MP & Imps)
  • Friday morning 9:45am Relaxed Session 12:30pm finish
  • Friday morning 10:00am Supervised Bridge Play (Lesson at 9:30am)
  • Friday afternoon 1:15pm
  • Saturday afternoon 1:15pm

CBC is Open on upcoming Public Holidays

The Club is open for sessions as usual on the upcoming Public Holidays:

  • Reconciliation Day - Monday 31 May
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 14 June

CBC Charity for 2021-2022 - Beyond Blue

Due to the lack of our regular program of events resulting from COVID-19 the Committee has dediced that we will use our Produce Table money to support the Club's 2020-2021 charity Beyond Blue. Please support this worthwhile cause.

Parking at the Club

With increasing numbers at our sessions, ensuring everyone can find a timely park and get to the session before the start of play becomes harder. We are fortunately to have a large carpark, as well as the Public Carpark behind our Club.

We request that those without mobility difficulty please prioritise parking in the Public Carpark in Hannah Place, to allow those with difficulty to park closer to our Club entry.

Those who arrive early are also requested to prioritise parking in the Public Carpark at weekday daytime sessions, to provide as much parking as possible for use by Club attendees and allow those running late to obtain a park in our carpark.

New Clubroom Sessions - All players welcome!

Saturday Afternoon

The first Saturday afternoon sessions in the Club have proven to be very popular. Sessions will be held every Saturday afternoon at 1:15pm, directed by Bruce Crossman.

Wednesday Evening

There has been a great turnout at the first Wednesday evening sessions back in the Clubrooms. Sessions continue every Wednesday evening, commencing at 7.15pm, on a trial basis until 23 June 2021. The Wednesday evening RealBridge session is suspended during the trial.

As has occurred with RealBridge, it will be a shortened session aiming to finish play by 10.15pm with the intention of 24 boards (or thereabouts) per session. John Donovan is the friendly director.

Results from Recent Events

Congratulations to:

Autumn Nationals in Adelaide 

Open Pairs
3rd: Andrew Spooner & Philip Markey

Mixed Pairs
2nd: Pam & Ross Crichton
3rd: Elizabeth Havas & Dee Harley

Consolation Teams
2nd: Brad Coles/Stephen Fischer/Dee Harley/Elizabeth Havas/Matt Smith

CBC Barry Turner Teams

  1. Tony Marinos, Peter Grant, David Hoffman, David Wawn, Michael Cullen
  2. George Kozakos, Michaeel Smart, Jody Tutty & Andrew Spooner
  3. Sebastian Yuen, Christy Geromboux, William Jenner-O'Shea, Zofia Dreher

CBC Senior Pairs (Monday Mornings)

  1. Patricia McDonald - Niek Van Vucht
  2. Mal Aldons - George Stockham
  3. Rosemary Matley - Val Carmody

 Covid-19 Safety

The Committee has written CBC’s Safety Plan in order to ensure face-to-face bridge sessions are as safe as possible for everyone. You must read it and abide by it as a condition of entry.

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