Newsletter - 4 January 2019

In this week’s newsletter...


  • Membership renewals overdue
  • $80 payment without name

Upcoming Events

  • January closures
  • Summer Festival of Bridge
  • Bridge 4 Kids
  • No Nationwide Pairs in Jan

Helpers Wanted

  • Supervised Play Dec & Jan
  • SFOB helpers needed
  • SFOB standby players


  • Eclectics
  • Promotions


  • Pair for SFOB <300MP Teams

From the President:

Thank you very much to the wonderful Monday morning players on New Year’s Eve who quietly took down the decorations throughout the morning when they had time. I was delighted to find very little left to do when I arrived. I will be leaving out many, but I am aware of the help of Lesley Gunson, Di Hawke and Janet Kahler.

Please contact me in the next day or two if you can assist on Tuesday 8 January with set up at the Rex Hotel for the Summer Festival of Bridge.

If you have offered and I haven’t contacted you in the last couple of days, please get in touch again. I don’t want any offers to slip through the cracks.

We also need a merry band for Thursday 17 January at the conclusion of play in the South West Pacific Teams. On that day fifteen minutes from all CBC members who are playing would help a lot.

Jump in now with Summer Festival entries before it is too late.

Best wishes,


Lighter Moments

If you are not happy with the New Year resolutions that you made, you can try again on the Orthodox New Year (14 January) and Chinese New Year (5 February). After that I can’t help you


Membership renewal now overdue

If you would like to retain your CBC Membership for 2019, and have not yet paid your fees, please do so as they are now overdue. Membership fees can be paid to the managers, to the director, or via bank deposit (with your surname & ABF number in the reference field).

$80 deposit without name received

We received an electronic deposit into our bank account for $80, sent via “Origin MMS”. There was no name or ABF number attached for us to identify the sender. If you think this was your payment, please contact Kerry or Emily in the office, with details to confirm it was you (date of payment, and/or a printout of the payment receipt).

Upcoming Events

January closures

Christmas closures 2019In January the club will be open at the usual times EXCEPT for:

  • Tuesday 8th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)
  • Thursday 10th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)
  • Tuesday 15th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)
  • Thursday 17th January – no evening session (7.30pm, due to SFOB)

Summer Festival of Bridge - Canberra, 9th–20th January

This tournament provides a wonderful opportunity for players of all standards to play in a well-run national tournament, while sleeping in their own bed.

If you are new to competition play, there are events designed specifically for novice and restricted players.

Check out the SFOB website or SFOB PDF brochure for full details. Please register ASAP, to help the organisers prepare.

Other events at the SFOB

Bridge 4 Kids

The first session for 2019 will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019, between 10am and 12 midday, as long as there is enough interest. Mini bridge & other card games will be followed by pizza and ice cream. A registration sheet will be on the CBC noticeboard from early January. Please ensure that you include the carer’s name and any special dietary requirements for the children.

Enquiries should be directed to Patricia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or CBC Managers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nationwide Pairs

There will be no Nationwide Pairs for January.

Helpers wanted

Helpers required for Supervised Play in January 2019

We are in need of helpers to assist with the supervised play at the club on Monday, Thursday mornings and Friday mornings until 1st February. The supervised sessions are for practice play only.

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.

Helpers Needed for Summer Festival of Bridge

CBC again has the opportunity to help one of the major bridge tournaments in Australia to run smoothly and also to earn some money for our club.

We need many helpers to assist with setting up at the Rex Hotel on Tuesday 8 January, and to pack down after play on Thursday 17 January.

Not all the jobs are hard physical work – e.g. tablecloths, bidding boxes etc.

Please email Pam Crichton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


December Eclectics



Monday morning – Red

Richard Hills & Chris Stead

Monday morning - Blue

Andrew Gibbs & Edith Blumenthal

Monday evening

Helen Little & Geoff Hutchins

Tuesday afternoon

No eclectic

Wednesday morning

Elspeth Saxby & Eric Glass

Wednesday evening

Chris Tough & Mary Tough

Thursday morning – Red (Butler)

Denis Graham & Stephen Carter

Thursday morning - Blue

Andrew Gibbs & Edith Blumenthal

Friday morning

Richard Hills & Richard Neville

Friday afternoon

Arjuna De Livera & Sean Mullamphy

Saturday afternoon

Ken Colbert & Lynne Moss

December Promotions




Pamela Mathie


Catherine Bray


Morna Falkland


Anne Jensen


Tamsin Paige

Silver Grand

Niek Van Vucht


Pair sought to form a Team for the SFOB Under 300MP Teams event

  • 14th – 16th January

If you are interested in join with another pair to form a team, please contact the managers (Kerry & Email): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics – Cement your Bridge skills

Master Basics will resume on February 6, 2019.

Supervised Play

Supervised lessons will resume on Monday 4th February (7pm), and Friday 8th February 2019, with Friday commencing once more at 9.30am. Thursday supervised lessons will resume from Thursday 7th February, with a slight change (see linked PDF).

Supervised play will continue during the Monday evening, Thursday Morning and Friday Morning sessions, with the help of volunteers.

For full details, see previous weeks’ newsletters or online PDF notice to supervised players.