Newsletter - 30 November 2018

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events

Helpers Wanted

  • Christmas Working Bee next week
  • Supervised Play Dec & Jan
  • SFOB standby players


  • Summer Butler Pairs
  • Eclectics

Lessons & Seminars

  • More Bridge Basics
  • Master the Basics
  • Supervised play Important announcement

From the President:

Hope to see you on Monday at 1:30pm to create Christmas in the Club, or on Thursday 6th December at the Christmas party.

Best wishes,


Lighter Moments

Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.

- Oscar Wilde

Committee Minutes

September & October Committee Minutes are now available on the CBC website.

Christmas Barnardos Donations

CBC has a tradition of present giving at Christmas. This year we would like to direct this to Barnardos. If you wish to help, please bring a donation towards their Christmas hampers – presents for teenage boys aged 14-18 (e.g. vouchers for movies or sports stores, t-shirts, food such as Christmas puddings & more standard items such as jam, cereal, Milo...). We need the donations by Friday 14th December. Please place under our Christmas tree, which will be put up on Monday 3rd December.

Christmas Raffle

Christmas raffle tickets are available just inside the Barry Turner room, $2 each, or 3 for $5, to benefit CBC and Barnardos

Upcoming Events

CBC Medley Teams

  • o Thursday 7:30pm: 6th, 13th & 20th December
  • o Red Masterpoints, Butler scoring
  • o Pre-entry essential. Enter online or on the sign-up list in the BT Room.

Summer Singles Butler Pairs

  • Tuesday & Thursdays 7:30pm, from 27th December – 15th January (5 sessions)
  • Walk-in event; no pre-entry required
  • Best 2 scores with the same partner determine winners.
  • Gateway Event: suitable for all levels (including inexperienced players).

CBC Christmas Party - Next week

The CBC Christmas Party will be held on Thursday 6th December.
Play starts at 10am sharp, and lunch will be served afterwards.

Cost: Members - $36, Non-members - $43.

Have some fun as the year draws to a close.

Helpers needed; please email Pam Crichton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday Night Bridge – Christmas Party - Next week

For those who have participated in Wednesday Night Bridge during the year, we invite everyone to a Christmas Party from 6pm on 5 December in lieu of a bridge talk and Pizza.

Members are asked to bring a small plate of food to share, and there will be a lucky door prize. No need to book.

The Wednesday Night Bridge Committee, on behalf of the Wednesday night players, would also like to thank Richard Hills for his time and insights in his talks during the year. Hopefully we can restart them in the New Year.

Helpers wanted

Working Bee - Monday 3rd December at 1:30pm - Next week

Principally to erect the Christmas tree and decorations.
The more the merrier (and quicker).

Helpers required for Supervised Play in December 2018 and January 2019

We are in need of helpers to assist with the supervised play at the club on Monday nights (from 17th December 2018), Thursday mornings (from 6th December 2018) and Friday mornings (from 21st December 2018)  until 1st  February. The supervised sessions are for practice play only. You are not required to teach.

If you are able to help out, please contact Margaret Kyburz email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on: 62413107 or 0406379290.

Standby Players wanted for ‘Summer Festival of Bridge’

If you wish to be a ‘Standby Player’, please contact Perelle Scales on:

Mobile phone: 0450 961 935 or by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summer Butler Pairs

  1. Anne Powell & David Vaughan

Eclectics for November



Monday morning

Richard Milner & Glenda Sullivan

Monday evening

Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins

Tuesday afternoon

No eclectic due to Bill Hunt Pairs

Wednesday morning

Sunny Campbell & Stephen Carter

Wednesday evening

Chris Tough & Mary Tough

Thursday morning – Red (Butler)

Sue La Peyre & Box Cox

Thursday morning - Blue

West Savery & Geoff Hutchins

Friday morning

Lance McDougall & Harold McCormick

Friday afternoon

Arjuna De Livera & Sean Mullamphy

Saturday afternoon

Mary Weddell & Sue Coleman

Lessons & Seminars

More Bridge Basics for Continuing Students – with Barb Toohey

  • Tuesday 4 December;  10am – 12pm
  • $15 per lesson

Enter online or on the noticeboard sheet in the BT room.

Master the Basics – Cement your Bridge skills

Cost: $6 for members, $7 for non members

The next lesson will be on Wednesday, December 5:

Bidding – “Slow Down!”

Supervised Session 2018

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)


(starting at 9.30am)

Doubles & Overcalls

3rd December

7th December

Higher Level Opening Bids – Summary

10th December

14th December

Lessons cease for Christmas/New Year. Play ONLY at 7pm (Monday) & 10am (Fridays)

Supervised session topics


(starting at 9.30am)


Thursday Lessons Cease. Play ONLY at 10am.

(New format Thursday lessons will begin 7th February 2019)


Notice for all Supervised Players, December 2018 - January 2019

Monday & Friday Sessions ONLY

Supervised sessions, with a lesson beforehand, will continue in December until, and including, Monday 10th December and Friday 14th December.

  • Normal supervised sessions, with lesson, will resume on Monday 4th February (7pm), and Friday 8th February 2019, with Friday commencing once more at 9.30am.

Following those dates, your teachers will take a break over the summer period.  However, supervised play will continue, but without the lesson beforehand. There will be a volunteer to look after you, an experienced player who will be there to help the Director to organise the session and to assist you.  These sessions are designed to give you lots of play practice over the summer period.

  • Monday evenings will still begin at 7pm.
  • Friday mornings will commence at 10am.

It is important that you arrive at the Club and are seated 15 minutes before the start of the session, so the Director can arrange the movement.

Monday at 7pm                                 Friday at 10am

17th December 2018                           21st December 2018

24th December Club closed                28th December

31st December Club closed   


Monday at 7pm                                 Friday at 10am

                                                            4th January

7th January                                           11th January

14th January                                         18th January

21st January                                         25th January

28th January                                         1st February

Note that the CBC Christmas Party is being held on Thursday 6th December, with play commencing at 10am. You may wish to come along that day and play – don’t forget to sign up on the noticeboard!

Thursday sessions only - December 2018 and January 2019

Lessons prior to play have ceased for 2018. There will be play only, at 10am, in the usual section. You will have a volunteer to look after you, an experienced player who will be there to help the Director to organise the session and to assist you. These sessions are designed to give you lots of play practice.

Thursday at 10am, 2018

6th December CBC Christmas Party*, play commencing at 10am.

13th December

20th December

27th December

Thursday at 10am, 2019

3rd January

10th January                            

17th January                                        

24th January                                        

31st January                                        

Changes to Thursday sessions in 2019

From Thursday 7th February there will be a new format for Thursday sessions.

There will be a short lesson from 9.30-9.50, followed by duplicate play. There will be a charge for this lesson, of $5 for CBC members and $6 for non- members. This is similar to the format of Master the Basics (on Wednesday mornings.)

These Thursday lessons will be different topics, at a more advanced level than the Monday evening and Friday morning lessons.

There will be a supervisor for duplicate play commencing at 10am, but it will no longer be the teacher but a volunteer who will help the players and assist the Director.

Monday evening and Friday morning supervised players are welcome to attend the Thursday lesson, and/or the subsequent play session.


- Barb, Ann and Jeanette