From the President:

I am appealing for your help on some issues:

Directors are very valuable people in the bridge community – no director, no bridge. Please can we all try to do more to cherish them. Above all, comply with their request to change our seating position to another table or section or to play a little faster. Nor should we dispute their rulings. They are acting in the interests of all the players present in the club at any session. Their job is especially stressful when players are feeling disputatious; yes, this is a word and it applies to some bridge players some of the time!

Safety is another concern that has been raised with me. Can we all try to secure our possessions, e.g. handbags, more securely – perhaps inside the grey side table, or on the shelf at the front of the room or, if tucked under a side table, please ensure there are no trailing straps to trip anyone.

The club is planning to provide a two-course lunch ($16) on Monday 12 March at the conclusion of the two-week Seniors Pairs event. While you do not need to commit to the bridge event in advance, you do need to sign up for lunch; there is a sheet on the board.

If you are able to offer some time on Monday 12 March to help with the lunch or on Saturday 10 March to help with set-up or to provide a slice on the Monday, please let me know.

Best wishes for enjoyable bridge,



Gold Coast Congress Results

Ian Thomson (with Peter Buchen from Sydney, and Canadians Michael Yuen and Nick Stock) achieved second place in the Open Teams event, against stiff Australian and International competition.
Richard Brightling and David Hoffman (playing with Sydney players Robert Krochmalik and Paul Lavings) were runners up in the Seniors Teams, with Bernard Waters, Stephen Mendick, Tony Marinos and Peter Grant achieving third in the Seniors Teams event.

Stephen Fischer and David Appleton won the Seres McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs.


Wednesday Night Bridge

Next Wednesday (7th March) is pizza and lecture night and Richard Hills will talk about penalty doubles.

We will be running the evening as a Butler Pairs where you score against the field.

If you wish to partake of Pizzas please contact John Pike at:

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Pizzas available from 6.15 pm.

Clem Davis


Upcoming Events

 Regional Events: 

  • CBC Egon Larson Butler Pairs – held over 3 Tuesday evenings:

Commencing Tuesday evening 27th March at 7:30 pm.  
Egon Larsen was co-founder of the Canberra Bridge Club.

     He died in a road accident while working in Indonesia.
*   Honour Board Event.
RED Masterpoints, MP Rating GW 2.5.
*   Butler Scoring 3 x 9 board rounds or 4 x 7 board rounds each session.
*   Cost $12.
*   Pre-entry essential. Entries close at Midday on 26th March 2018.

Entry List on BT Noticeboard and Club Website


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday 7th March, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is - “Signals”


Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised lessons have resumed on Monday evenings (7.00pm) and Thursday mornings (9.30am).

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursday’s & Friday’s

(starting at 9.30am)

  System Card

           5th March

                8th March

  Etiquette, scoring, key     

  bidding points

         12th March

              15th March

              16th March (Friday)

Barb, Ann and Jeanette


Eclectics for February 2018

Thursday Morning Matchpoint:         Anne Ng & Peter Andersson

Thursday Morning Butler:                  Lesley Gunson & Larissa Cowlishaw

Friday Morning:                                  Eta Rogoyska & Terri Henderson

Friday Afternoon:                               Keith Mitchell & Lesley Gunson

Saturday Afternoon:                           Di Hawke & Juliana Maher

Monday  Morning:                              Sue La Peyre & Margaret Kyburz

Monday Morning Blue/Yellow:            Dan Danton & Odette Mayne

Monday Evening:                                Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins

Monday Evening Handicap:                Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins

Tuesday Afternoon:                             Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins                      

Wednesday Morning:                          Pamela McKittrick, Richard Johnston (equal 1st)

Wednesday Evening:                          Clem Davis & John Hempenstall

Wednesday Evening Handicap:          Andrew Moorhead & Maureen Lipinski 


Fyshwick Trash & Treasure Stall

The Club will be holding a fundraising stall on Saturday 28th April.

Donations from club members would be most appreciated. Relatively small portable and saleable items only are what we need – books, CD’s, DVD’s, jewellery, vases, kitchen items, collectables, toys, games, etc. etc.

If you have any questions or would like to help on the day please contact:

Janet Kahler – ph. 6239 7268 or Gwen Jamieson Gray – ph. 0405 193 584 or Sue Taylor – ph. 6295 6691.


Ha Ha ha ha  

 Greetings Members

Thoughts this week:

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court:

Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?.

Witness: No.

Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?.

Witness: No.

Attorney: Did you check for breathing?.

Witness: No.

Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Witness: No.

Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?.

Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Attorney: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?

Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Happy Bridging



 Kind regards

Kerry and Keith