Newsletter - 25 September 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • Movie TIcket Giveaway!
  • ABF Education Days (on Zoom)
  • Results
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

Another clubroom session is opening!

This coming MONDAY 28 September 10am.
Note that the Monday BBO session will now start at 10.15

Please do not eat at the table if possible. Better to have a snack in the foyer and then wash/sanitise your hands. We also appreciate your help in not coughing on your hands, as that would pass on any bugs to the cards very effectively.

We do continually need volunteers to help with club sessions -- for example more people to wash the used Chux, people to empty paper towels from the bathrooms and so on. Offers of help to the managers please.

Best wishes,


Next week at the Clubrooms

Please read the latest versions of the CBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and Checklist for Members.


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.

Bidding Boxes

Most players have found the use of bidding boxes has enhanced visibility. We thank members for whom this is a new experience for their helpfulness in persevering.

Each player keeps the one box for the session and then must disinfect the outside of that box at the end of the session.


Now that we are playing more sessions in the clubrooms, and while Covid is not rampant in the ACT, we can accommodate some visitors at our sessions.

Visitors need to pay $13 as previously, either by purchasing 5 vouchers via direct deposit in our account, or by having exact change in an envelope. We will now have appropriate vouchers available.

Members must ensure that a visitor playing with them understands our Covid rules.

For the week commencing Monday 28 September we have five sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Monday morning 10:00am                                                     Bruce Crossman
  • 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

Vouchers: Must be purchased five vouchers at a time, preferably in advance by direct deposit into CBC bank account:

  • BSB: 032 730
  • Account no: 355176

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.

Next week on BBO - New Monday AM time

For the week commencing Monday 28 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 10:15am                           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.

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

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


CBC Hugh Hudson Pairs

  1. David Hoffman & David Wawn
  2. Tony Marker & Paul Nelson

Lighter Moments

Frisbeetarianism (N.): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

Bozone (N.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

(thanks to the Washington Post)