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:

  • Pianola 101 - Monday 28 and Wednesday 30 June
  • Swiss IMP Pairs - Short Matches - Monday evenings 28 June and 5 July
  • Beyond Blue Teams of Three - Sunday 1 August
  • More Bridge Basics for Continuing Students - 4 weeks, Tuesdays 17 August to 7 September
  • Beginners Bridge Lessons - 6 weeks starting 16 August (Mondays 7-9pm) and 20 August (Fridays 10am-12pm)

How to get the most out of Pianola 101

Would you like to learn more about how Pianola can best serve you?

Rick Nehmy will run two sessions in the Olive Lott Room, Monday 28 June and Wednesday 30 June, from 9:15am to 9:45am.

The sessions will be a step-by-step run through of the basics and will be projected on the TV screen. It is not essential, but if you have one, please bring your internet enabled device to the session that suits you. No registration needed - just turn up.

If neither of these times suit you, we could run the sessions the following week. Please let us know (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

Beyond Blue Teams of Three

Cast off those winter woes with an afternoon of fun and frolic (at the Bridge table) on Sunday 1 August, 12:30-5:00pm, and support CBC's charity Beyond Blue. This is an ideal opportunity to obtain hints to improve your Bridge in a relaxed and social environment.

Gather three members of a similar standard and join up to form a Team of Three. The Club will then allocate a more experienced player to be the team’s Captain who can provide tips on play. Each person plays nine boards (or eight boards in the Intermediate Section) with the Captain and nine (or eight) boards with each of the other two team members.

This event is for CBC Members only and limited to players who individually have fewer than 300 Masterpoints. The field will be split into new and not-so-new categories. As it is essential to have complete teams, everyone who signs up for the event must turn up on the day to ensure its success.

All profits will support our charity Beyond Blue. You may like to bring some cash on the day for a donation. If you would like a receipt for taxation purposes, please consider donating online at beyondblue.org.au.

Get in early! There is a limit of 36 teams. The closing date for entries is midday, Wednesday 28 July. Enter online: available soon.

Cost is $20 per player by CBCPay. Scrumptious food and drinks will accompany the award of fun prizes at the end of play.

Queries by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Short Course on Competitive Bidding and Defence

A 4-week course on Competitive Bidding and Defence will be run by one of our ABF accredited teachers, Barbara Toohey, in August-September. This is the next step after Beginner Lessons and is suitable for Novice and Supervised players.

The course will be run on Tuesday mornings 10am-12 noon from 17 August to 7 September. Topics covered will be: Doubles, Overcalls, Leads, and Signals. Cost is $15 per lesson or $55 for all four. Sign up online through the More Bridge Basics for Continuing Students event page.

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.

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 Plans?