From the President:

If you wish to attend the Seniors Day lunch ($16) on Monday 12 March at the club, please let Keith in the office or myself know by midday on Friday.

I would appreciate help in the form of slices on the morning and/or help on that day in the kitchen.

Best wishes



Recent Results

2018 State Matchpoint Pairs:

Winners were Paul Nelson & Niek Van Vucht.


State Selection Event for ACT Women’s Team:

1st:  MargaretKyburz and Sue La Peyre

2nd: Janet Kahler and Jodi Tutty

3rd:  Julia Hoffman and Judith Tobin


State Novice Pairs:

1st:  Andrew Kettle and Deborah Milner

2nd: Margaret Barclay and Dorothy Holt

3rd:  Michael Randles and Benjamin Sadler


Griffith Congress:  Chris Stead & Richard Hills came second in the Swiss Pairs, and they teamed with Niek Van Vucht & Vicky Lisle to win the Swiss Teams.


Pianola – Wednesdays’ February daytime Eclectic

We are aware that there is a glitch with last Wednesdays February daytime Eclectic.

The results are being corrected manually and will be reflected in the March Masterpoint update next month.

The overall winners have NOT changed.


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


A reminder that for the next three months players who wish to play on Monday or Wednesday nights for the first time, as part of the next stage of their bridge development, may approach the managers for two half-price vouchers to assist them in this.

As part of a trial promotion, the monthly Eclectic winners, Open and Handicap, in these two groups receive a free-play voucher.

Do you have ideas about play on Monday or Wednesday evenings?
Your sub-committee members may be able to help.
They are Clem Davis, Chris Tough, Deb Milner, Malcolm Wood, Tony Webb and Morna Falkland.


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday 14th March, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is Signals “Discards”


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)

  Etiquette, scoring, key    

  bidding points

         12th March

              15th March

              16th March (Friday)

  Opening Leads & Signals (simplified)

         19th March

              22nd  March

              23rd  March (Friday)

Barb, Ann and Jeanette


Bridge For Kids

 CBC is aware that bridge is a game not being taken up in large numbers by the younger generation. For our game to survive and thrive we must encourage our youth to play.

As a result we have been given BFACT funding to run “Bridge for Kids” which is a Queensland Bridge Association initiative.

The intention is to hold a two hour session at the CBC premises on the first or second Tuesday of each public school holiday period. Our next session is Tuesday 17 April, 2018.

The 2018 session would start at 10am finishing at 12 noon with ice cream and pizza.

Cost $2.

It is expected that a parent, grandparent or guardian would accompany each minor and assist if needed.

The target age is ten to twelve but younger ie eight, and older, to eighteen would be acceptable.

Card games include any trick taking game such as Old Maid, Hearts and mini bridge for older children. A competent player would supervise each table of four. This person could be an accompanying adult. As participants progress they may consider further lessons or participate in an accommodating bridge session.

We are asking the club membership to embrace this initiative by considering and volunteering to assist where possible.

Donations of packs of playing cards, and other card games would be welcomed.

 Names of possible participants and helpers can be given to the office for the attention of Elainne Leach or Patricia McDonald. We can be contacted by email. Elainne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Patricia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please help make this a success!


Promotions for February


Simon Grant, Siobhan Hey, Leonie Jones, John McGarva, Heather Seymour


Susan Northmore


Helen Campbell


Colleen Hassell, Myra Hyland, Jo Maxwell, Jan Mazey


Paul Driver


Cheryl Neal


Sandra Purser, Michael Randles


Paul Nelson


Chris Tough

Gold Life:

Mary Weddell


Stephen Williams

Gold Grand:

Neil Ewart


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.


 Kind regards

Kerry and Keith