Newsletter - 6 November 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • Kitchen volunteers needed
  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Red MP Session at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • Update your details & permission to list
  • Upcoming events
  • Results
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

From my observations the Club appears to be running very smoothly.  The smooth operation is a result of on-going efforts by the directors who put in much work to run smoothly both in house sessions and on line sessions (sometimes together, while occasionally filling in a half table), our two part-time managers, and our many volunteers.  With COVID likely to require additional efforts in the Club for many more months, all volunteering is gratefully accepted.  Remember many hands make light work.  

I understand that the Grand Slam Bridge Club at Fyshwick will cease operations in March next year.  Some Grand Slam members may chose to join our Club.  If so, please welcome them to our Club and introduce yourself and your partner to all newcomers.

Cheers and stay safe,


Kitchen Volunteers Required

The club reopened the downstairs kitchen on Monday 12 October 2020. This continues to be on a TRIAL week-by-week basis, testing whether we can operate in a COVID-safe way, as demonstrated by strong member compliance with the arrangements outlined in the Kitchen Reopening Document.

Volunteers are needed at every session to ensure the kitchen is left as it should be. We urgently need volunteers for Friday afternoon in particularThis will only take a few minutes as members are required to place their own cups and glasses in the dishwasher. 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..

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 9 November we have six sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Monday morning 10:00am                                                     Bruce Crossman
  • Monday evening 7:00pm (walk-in) & 7:15pm (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                                                       Bruce Crossman

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  - November 23
  • Monday Evening                    4th Monday of the month  - November 23
  • Tuesday Afternoon                 1st Tuesday of the month  - December 1
  • Wednesday morning              2nd Wednesday of the month - November 11
  • Friday afternoon                     3rd Friday of the month  - November 20

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 9 November, we have scheduled 5 tourneys on BBO.

  • Monday Morning 10:15am                           Bruce Crossman
  • Tuesday Evening 7:15pm (imps)                 Stephen Fisher
  • Wednesday Morning Novice 10:15am         Barb Toohey
  • Wednesday Evening 7:15pm                       John Donovan
  • Thursday Morning 10:15am (matchpoint)    Jodi Tutty

Update your details and permission to list

As the club will not be producing a 2021 calendar/member list it is more important than ever that your personal details as recorded in Pianola are correct.

You are able to update your details in Pianola yourself - see instructions below. Whilst we encourage members to update their details themselves to reduce the office administration burdons, we understand that for some members this is not possible. If you are unable to update your details yourself please send an email to the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or "reply" to the email newsletter) to confirm your current details and advise of permission for your phone and/or email to be listed in Pianola for other members to view

How to check and update your contact details

  1. Log in to Pianola (
  2. Click on "My Account" in the drop down menu on the right and then the first Tab underneath is "Personal Details".
  3. Update the fields as necessary, and click "save".
  4. Then we suggest you check that your Communication Preferences are as you prefer (4th tab) - this includes reciving general emails and results from the Club.
    Communication preferences
  5. Lastly, then your contact permissions (5th tab). We strongly suggest that you allow other club members to have at least one channel for contacting you. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY CLUB MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THIS INFORMATION, AND ONLY IF YOU ALLOW IT.
    Privacy Settings tab
  6. (Optional) While you are there you may also wish to upload a photo of yourself (3rd Tab). For an example please see Rick Nehmy’s member details.

Upcoming Events

Griffith Ex-Servicemans Bridge Club Online Swiss Pairs

  • Saturday November 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 60 tables
  • This event will have two sessions with a 30 minute break for lunch, a 10 minute break for morning tea and a 10 minute break for afternoon tea.
  • Cost: BB$10 per player
  • All players must be registered users on Bridge Base Online and have registered their BBO Username with the ABF

Any issues with entries should be directed to the organiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 6965 1260.

Online Teams Event by the ABF

  • Weekend of 28-29 November.
  • Swiss of 8 x 12-board rounds,
  • Finals (for the top eight Teams) held over the following weekend (December 5-6).
  • An optional Swiss Pairs consolation for non-qualifiers will be held on Saturday 6 December.
  • Entry fee: $220 per team.

For further information please see the ABF Online Teams flyer.


Mudgee Matchpoint Pairs

  1. Pam & Ross Crichton
  2. Niek Van Vucht & Vicky Lisle

October Promotions

Graduate:    Ben Peoples
Club:           Bettye Pearce
Regional:     Colleen Hassall
Gold LIfe:     David Randles