Newsletter - 18 September 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • New Members
  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Barry Turner Teams
  • Next week on BBO
  • Bridge Mags: Free to a good home
  • Movie TIcket Giveaway!
  • Other Congress Events
  • ABF Education Days (on Zoom)
  • Results
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

Do you have spare time after playing bridge? Please feel free to borrow books from our restocked library – $1 the first time and then 50 cents for the next book as you return the previous one.

Best wishes,


New Members

Welcome to Ruitain Lang, who is currently playing on Monday night.

Next week at the Clubrooms

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

Weekly Sessions Schedule


Please handle the bridgemates with care as you return them to the box for cleaning. They are valuable pieces of equipment that are being handled more than usual at present.

For the week commencing Monday 21 September we have four sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

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

Please remember that "mingling" - unnecessary interactions between individuals - is forbidden due to problems with the spread of Covid. It is therefore critical that players do not move between rounds until told to do so by the director

Red Masterpoint sessions at the Clubrooms

The tournament committee has decided to conduct a number of Red Masterpoint sessions at the clubrooms over the next three month period.

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 Evening                    4th Monday of the month  - September 28
  • Tuesday Afternoon                 1st Tuesday of the month  - October 6
  • Wednesday morning              2nd Wednesday of the month  - October 14   (Olive Lott Pairs Oct 7, 14 & 21)
  • Friday afternoon                     3rd Friday of the month  - October 16

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

Barry Turner Teams

4 week Comp from 28th September

Monday Evenings 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October - 7:15pm
Location: Canberra Bridge Club (face-to-face session)

  • Honour board event
  • Pre-entry essential
  • Entries close Friday 25th September at 12pm midday.
  • Late entries accepted only under strict conditions.
  • The entry fee is $48 per player for the 4 week event. Please pay by direct deposit in advance:
      BSB   032 730       Account number   355176
  • Enter by:
    • contacting the managers -- Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Online

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 21 September, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO.

Note that all our BBO sessions are continuing as usual, including the evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Monday Morning 10:00am                           Bruce Crossman
  • Tuesday Evening 7:15pm (imps)                 Stephen Fisher
  • Wednesday Morning Novice 10:15am         Barb Toohey
  • Wednesday Evening 7:15pm                       Christy Geromboux
  • Thursday morning 9:55am (imps)                Jodi Tutty
  • Thursday Morning 10:00am (matchpoint)    Jodi Tutty

A reminder that BBO points are NOT ABF masterpoints. You can view the ABF masterpoints awarded in a session on the CBC website.

Bridge Magazines: Free to a good home

Complete sets (not bound) of miscellaneous bridge magazines. If interested, please call Val on 0417 436 041.

Please see the newsletter 11 September for details.

Movie Tickets Giveaway

Five (5) double-passes to the film NEVER TOO LATE will be drawn at sessions held in the clubrooms in the week commencing 28 September 2020, one double pass per session

Be there to win!

Never Too Late


In cinemas from October 29

"When a nursing home stands in the way of a 50-year courtship, four grumpy old Vietnam Vets unite to re-enact the great escape. They may have lost their memory and speed, but these renegades prove it’s never too late for new adventures, even if you have to break rules to break free."

View the trailer

Never too late

Online Bridge Congresses

Down Under 3-Day Bridge Online Tournament

  • 25th, 26th & 27th September
  • Team entry fee: $85AUD / $50USD ($50AUD / $35USD discount rate*)
  • Registration: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Entries close 5pm 24th September
  • Swiss Teams - up to 8 people in each team
  • More information on the Down Under Tournament webpage

Central Coast Leagues Club Bridge Club Online Swiss Pairs

Illawarra Bridge Association Online Swiss Pairs

Sydney Bridge Centre Labour Day Online Swiss Pairs

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Wing on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0487 350 160.

Joan Butts ABF Education Days on Zoom

Professional Development Days info

Dates & Topics:

  • Tuesday 6 October              Defence
  • Tuesday 10 November        Declarer Play
  • Tuesday 17 November        Teacher Training Program
  • Thursday 26 November       Help with Play



13 September 2020

NS 5th             Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins     61.26%

EW 3rd            Pam & Ross Crichton                 62.64%

Lighter Moments

  • A CBC member was recently helping a relative try to recover deleted information from his computer when the relative said "When I selected "Delete All" I didn't think it would delete EVERYTHING"! 
  • I read that 4,153,237 people were married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number? 
  • I find it ironic that the colours red, white and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.