Newsletter - 9 October 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • August committee meeting minutes
  • Reopening the kitchens
  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • Notice of AGM
  • ABF Education Days
  • Results
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

Let’s spruce up for spring. A Working Bee will be held at the clubrooms on Saturday 17 October at 9.30 to help with jobs inside and outside the building; a variety of strengths and abilities could contribute. While the rain will make the weeds grow, it will also make them easier to remove.

Please remember that we now have six face-to-face sessions, including the new additions of Monday and Thursday mornings (see more below).

Volunteers are needed for kitchen clean-up in every session in the clubrooms from 12 October. This is small but essential job.

Please contact Tim Mather to let him know of your availability This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best wishes,


August Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the August Committee Meeting are now available for download on our Commitee page.

Reopening the kitchen from Monday 12 Oct

From 12 October 2020, CBC will reopen the downstairs (only) kitchen on a TRIAL week-by-week basis. The trial will test whether the kitchen can be reopened successfully in a COVID-safe way, as demonstrated by strong member compliance with the arrangements outlined in the Kitchen Reopening Document.


  • never more than one person in the kitchen;
  • do not congregate in the foyer;
  • a limit of one mug or glass per person per session (it would be helpful if you bring your own mug/glass);
  • members must load their used item into the downstairs dishwasher prior to the session finishing;
  • kitchen opens 30 minutes after session starts and closes 45 minutes before end of session;
  • Members are welcome to continue to bring their own Thermos or bottled water.

Next week at the Clubrooms

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

For the week commencing Monday 12 October we have six sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Monday morning 10:00am                                                     Ian Robinson
  • Monday evening 7:00pm (walk-in) & &:15pm (event)            Christy Geromboux
  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm                                                    Sally Barber
  • Wednesday morning 10:00am                                               Ian Robinson
  • Thursday morning 10:00am (MP and Imps)                      Jodi Tutty
  • Friday afternoon 1:15pm                                                       Ian Robinson

Vouchers: Must be purchased five (or multiples of 5) 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

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 Morning                    4th Monday of the month  - October 26
  • Monday Evening                    4th Monday of the month  - October 26
  • Tuesday Afternoon                 1st Tuesday of the month  - November 3
  • Wednesday morning              2nd Wednesday of the month  - Olive Lott Pairs Oct 7, 14 & 21 Oct
  • 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.

CBC Ted Crichton Swiss Butler Pairs (Incorporating Ted Crichton Mixed Pairs)

Monday Evenings: 26 Oct, 2 & 9 Nov, at 7:15pm

Full details on the CBC Ted Crichton Swiss Butler Pairs event page.

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 12 October, we have scheduled 5 tourneys on BBO.

  • Monday Morning 10:15am                           Ian Robinson
  • Tuesday Evening 7:15pm (imps)                 Stephen Fisher
  • Wednesday Morning Novice 10:15am         Barb Toohey
  • Wednesday Evening 7:15pm                       Christy Geromboux
  • Thursday Morning 10:15am (matchpoint)    Jodi Tutty

Notice of AGM

  • Monday 26 October, 2020 - 5:30pm
  • Held at the CBC Clubrooms - please read and observe the COVID-19 Checklist for the AGM (below)
  • Members may choose to participate in the AGM via Zoom - please contact the Managers to arrange

The agenda, draft minutes from the 2019 AGM, nominaiton forms, and proxy forms are available from the Committee Noticeboard and for download:

Please submit questions in advance, if possible, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations can be viewed on the 2020 AGM webpage.

Joan Butts ABF Education Days on Zoom


ABF Online Events

4 October

1st NS           Cathi Bywater & Claire Hughes  62.49%

1st NS           Heather McLoughlin & Bettye Pearce  63.28%

Lighter Moments

If good things come to those who wait, why isn't procrastination a virtue?

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Me? A procrastinator? I'll prove you wrong someday. Just you wait and see.