From the President:

Today has been Keith’s last day in the CBC office. At the risk of repeating what I said in last week’s newsletter and at his farewell morning tea yesterday, he has looked after us all well, with great friendliness, and he has enhanced the atmosphere in the club.

I hope that we are saying Au Revoir rather than Goodbye.

Thank you to Colleen Hassall for her help with the morning tea.

Please welcome back Emily Inglis from Thursday 5 April.

Have a happy and safe Easter weekend,



Recent Results

Tasmanian Festival of Bridge 2018

Restricted Pairs:

2nd : Tamara Cutcliffe and David Clarkson

4th :  Jennifer and Brett Yeats

TBIB Australian Swiss Pairs:

1st :  Elizabeth Havas and Neil Ewart

2nd : Ian Robinson and George Kozakos


Easter – Club Opening times:

Easter is fast approaching. The good news is that the Club will be open for all our usual sessions. That is, the Club will operate sessions on Easter Friday, Saturday and Monday – as usual.


Wednesday Night Bridge

The next Pizza night and lecture will be held on Wednesday April 4th. Richard Hills will give a talk on Safety Plays followed by a Butler pairs evening.

Pizzas from 6.15 pm. Play from 7.15 pm. Note there is no change in play time as a result of the ending of Daylight Saving.

Please let Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know if you wish to partake of Pizzas by Midday 3 April.

Clem Davis


Upcoming Events

·  CBC Barry Turner Teams - 4 week Competition commencing 17th April

Tuesday evenings, 17th & 24th April 7:30 pm and 1st & 8th May 7.00 pm.
*  Honour board event
*  Red Masterpoints, MP rating four B4c sessions
*  IMP/VP scoring, 3x9 board rounds OR 2x14 board rounds each session
*  1 of 3 Major Teams Events run by the Club
*  Honour Board Event
*  Pre-entry essential
*  Entries close Monday 16th April at 1.00pm
*  Late entries accepted only under strict conditions.
*  Cost $13 per session.
*  Online entry


·  BFACT State Simultaneous Teams

*  Thursday Evenings, 12th, 19th and 26th April at 7:30 pm

*  Red masterpoints, MP rating UUM three B4s sessions

*  American Whist or New England Relay movement, IMP scoring, short matches

*  Pre-entry essential

*  Entries close Wednesday, 11th April at 1.00 pm


Stage 2 State ANC Open Team selection event

*  will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, 8 April 2018 at the Canberra Bridge Club.  Entry is open to all BFACT affiliated club bridge players. The cost is $30.00 for 2 sessions of bridge with refreshments at the close of play. Pre entry is necessary.

For all above events, entry lists are on the BT Noticeboard in the Club and on the Club Website.


Skills Development Workshops – 28th & 29th April

Leading Melbourne teachers Pete Hollands & Laura Ginnan


  • Costs:  $35,
  • 9:45 am 
  • Two (2) Workshops, followed by play & discussion 
  • Refreshment: Bring your own lunch or order through the Club on Saturday morning            


  • Costs: $25,
  • 9:45 am 
  • Two (2) Workshops only 

Bookings: Please book Online or ring Managers.
More Information:
Perelle Scales, M: 0450 961 935


BFACT Constitutional Review - Change to Consultation Date

As has been notified earlier, BFACT is reviewing their constitution with the aim of taking changes to the next BFACT AGM. Changes will be presented and members are invited to ask questions and provide feedback. The consultation date has been moved and the consultation will now be held on 20 May 2018 after the Southern Tablelands Teams.


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday April 4, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is Bidding “Responses & Rebids”


Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays

(starting at 9.30am)

  No Trump Play


                5th April
                6th April (Friday)          



Trump Play

            9th April

                  12th April
                  13th April (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!


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, CDs, DVDs, 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