Newsletter - 16 February 2017

Please assist Ben Thompson, President of the VBA, with this worthwhile survey on behalf of the Australian Bridge Federation.

He is conducting a review of the ANC for the ABF, and has just put online a survey about it. With the ANC being held in Canberra this year, many Canberra bridge players would be interested in responding and of course he is very keen to hear from them.

The ABF has put an article on their website about it: so please follow the link.
http://www.abf.com.au/anc-survey/
Name Tags

The CBC would like all players to wear name tags while at their bridge session. This is a great way for new players to feel welcome and for all players to be able to address others by name. This is an important social aspect of our game.
If you do not have a CBC name tag, then please let the Managers know so that one can be provided. These can be left at the club for collecting and wearing each time you come.

Upcoming Events

ACT Open Teams Selection

28 February 7, 14 & 21 March - Tuesday Evenings

(Red Masterpoints) pre-entry essential.

ACT Point-a-Board Teams

2, 9 & 16 March – Thursday Evenings

(Red Masterpoints) pre-entry essential.

The Valentine Day Teams played on Sunday, February 12th was a good day with 18 tables.
A big thanks to Barb Toohey, Jenny Brogan, Jan Johnston, Ella Beer, Anne Foote & Kerry Butcher for all the assistance with the catering on the day. To Brett Yeats for ably setting up and manning the bar. Also Pam Crichton, Ella Beer, Meurine Thomas, Jan Johnston and Val Carmody for cooking the lovely slices.

Results

Valentine Day Teams-

1st M Bourke, G Kozakos, E Havas, A De Livera
1st in Section B - T Henderson, O Mayne, L Egerton, D Luck
Restricted – S Herring, T Paige, Z Neulinger, A Spooner
Novice – T Lentfer, S Manion, P Clarke, M Bishop

Egon Larson Pairs

- David Hoffman & David Wawn

Promotions for Janurary 2017

Club - Philippa Nitsche, Miklos Tifan
Local - Tamara Cutcliffe, Colleen Hassall, Myra Hyland
*Local - Margaret Barclay, Kerry Holmes, Audrey Luton, Suzanne Samarcq, Tony Webb
Regional - Dan Danton
State - Ian Rodgers
National - Andrew Spooner
Life - Susanita Dudley
Bronze Life - Lesley Gunson
Silver Life - Jan Davis

Produce Table

If you have any produce that we can sell please bring it in. Fresh vegetables & fruit go well.

Membership Payments – Are now overdue!

When making direct bank payments please identify the payment with your ABF number or your name.
Members who have not paid their membership by March 28 will become INACTIVE and will no longer be issued with Masterpoints.

Master the Basics Lessons – Starts next Wednesday

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday February 22, with Barb Toohey at 9.15am. The topic is Overcalls. Strong Overcalls. Stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

Supervised sessions, with a lesson preceding the play, re-commenced on Monday 6th February at 7pm, and Thursday 9th February at 9.30am.
Ann & Jeanette look forward to seeing you there.

Topics for February-

Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd: Strong 2C opening
Monday 27th and Thursday 2nd: Slam bidding & Blackwood

Southern Cross Club Community Rewards Program

Just swipe your card when making a purchase at the club for the Canberra Bridge Club to gain the reward benefit. If you have not yet registered your Southern Cross Club membership number with the CBC, just pop into the office with your membership number and the managers will assist you.
Your friends and family members can also nominate CBC as the beneficiary.

Partnerships

With the beginning of the New Year we have members looking for partners, some members are away for awhile, and their regular partners are requiring regular play.

Members Please Note-

The Club will be closed on Tuesday Night February 21st and Thursday Night February 23rd while players are attending the Gold Coast Congress.