Welcome to 2021. We had 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.
Gradual return to Face-to-Face Sessions at CBC
At its meeting on 25 October 2021, the CBC Committee agreed:
That the Club gradually reopens the clubrooms for face-to-face bridge, with the first session on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 1.00pm, with priority to partnerships with at least one member who hasn’t played CBC RealBridge, but all players to be doubly vaccinated. Until such time as the ACT Government allows one person per two square metres, the Club will use the three-table set up.
As set out on the information page, please do not involve the Managers in the registration process. All issue pertaining to the return to F2F will be handled by the Club's Committee in the early stages.
At this stage, it is only the Tuesday 1:00pm session returning to a face-to-face session. Stay tuned for information regarding the reopening of further face-to-face sessions.
The office is currently closed and a Manager will only be at the Club on the days when there is a face-to-face session. We do not have access to the phone/voicemails. Please contact us via email.
For time-sensitive matters, please contact:
- RealBridge & Session times: Bruce Crossman (email or phone) or John Donovan (email only)
- Lessons / Education: Lesley Gunson or Barbara Toohey
- General Club matters: Margaret Kyburz
Due to the COVID-19 Lockdown the Canberra Bridge Club will be physically closed. However, we continue to run online bridge sessions during the lockdown on RealBridge.
NEW Session Monday Afternoons - Trial of relaxed and social RealBridge Session
Since the switchover to RealBridge we have found that some of our members have felt slightly uncomfortable playing in an ‘all in’ unrestricted environment. We offer an alternative for those who prefer a relaxed and relatively non-competitive game. This game would be suitable for some of our regular duplicate players and would also be suitable for those newer members presently playing in duplicates who would prefer a slightly easier competitive environment.
The session will start at 2.00pm Mondays and finish by 4.30pm and be conducted at a slightly slower pace. Best of all we have found the perfect Director in Sally Barber.
$8 (visitors & ABF members) / $7 Concession Members -- paid via CBCPay
Note that visitor fees are paid by the partner-member's CBCPay account.
Note that visitors only allowed if playing with a member (special arrangements might apply for 2 visitors if there is demand and if we can facilitate payment).
- Saturday Afternoon 1:15pm
- Monday Morning 10am
- Monday Afternoon 2:00pm
- Monday Evening 7:00pm
- Monday Evening 7:15pm - EVENT, pre-registration required
- Tuesday Afternoon 1:15pm
- Wednesday Morning 10am
- Wednesday Evening 7:15pm
- Thursday Morning 10am - Duplicate
- Thursday Morning 10:10am - Butler
- Thursday Afternoon 2.00pm
- Friday Morning 10:15am - Supervised Play only (zoom lesson at 9:30am) followed by Supervised RealBridge
- Friday Afternoon 1:15pm
Usual lessons will be delivered on Zoom; please email Barb Toohey to be included in the email list to get a Zoom invite.
- Friday 9:30am, followed by a Supervised-Only session at 10:15am on RealBridge
Master the Basics
Master the Basics will continue on Zoom at 9am Thursdays. To be added to the invite list, please contact Barb Toohey.
Cost: $6 members / $8 non-members
Here's a preview of some upcoming events:
- ABF Novice Pairs Champsionship (under 100 MPs per player) - CBC Heat - Saturday 20 November, 1:00pm
- CBC Swiss Butler (Imps) Pairs - Mondays 29 Nov, 6 & 13 December
- Beginners Bridge Lessons - 6 weeks starting February (Wednesdays 7-9pm) and (Fridays 10am-12pm)
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.