Newsletter - 22 February 2019

In this week’s newsletter...


  • Solar installation - Friday 1st March
  • Electricity interruption - Tuesday 5th March
  • Membership renewals overdue

Upcoming Events


  • Gold Coast Congress (so far)


From the President:

Thanks to the directors who have taken on extra and different loads this week – John Turner, Chris Stead and Max Mullamphy.

Also thanks to all members for making allowances for the solar installation project.

Best wishes,


10,000 Masterpoints and still counting

Large numbers of our members have spent recent times toiling away at the Summer Festival of Bridge, competing as best we could in the South West Pacific Open Teams, The Novice Swiss Pairs or a Women’s or Seniors event, and similarly at the Gold Coast Congress. For one member these things have coincided with a landmark event. Arjuna Delivera’s success in reaching the semi-finals of the Seniors and Open Teams events at the Summer Festival and more good bridge at the Gold Coast, have resulted in his Masterpoint metre ticking over the magic 10,000 Masterpoints! Arjuna therefore becomes Australia’s 8th Emerald Gold master. He joins another member, Margaret Bourke, who is also an Emerald Master - being 4th on the All Time Masterpoint list.

Arjuna has played a lot of bridge in his lifetime, from Representing Australia in Open International competition to being a regular Friday daytime duplicate player with our former club director Sean Mullamphy.

Congratulations Arjuna – your next target is to become Australia’s First Diamond Gold master – only another 5000 Masterpoints required.

Lighter Moments

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound that they make as they go by. 

- Douglas Adams


Solar installation – Friday 1st March

The Solarhub installation will recommence on Friday 1st March. They will need a space of 6 carparks (2 x 3) in the front carpark facing Duff Place, at the left hand end (that is the Gym end). PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLEPARK IN THAT AREA, as a truck will be delivering panels and will need access to that area.

Electricity interruption – Tuesday 5th March

ACTEW has to install a smart meter at the club to assist our operations with the solar panels. This work will take place on Tuesday 26 February between 8am and 5pm and will take between 20 minutes and three hours. We hope it will occur in the morning but ACTEW will not give us a time. We will still hold the afternoon bridge session. Claire will post an update on the website at midday on that day if you are concerned.

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).

Upcoming Events

Board-A-Match (Danish) Teams – This week

  • Thursdays 7:30pm, starting 28th February for 3 weeks
  • Entries close Wednesday 27th February, 10am.
  • Register online or on the notice board

CBC Seniors Walk-in Red Point Pairs

  • Mondays 10am, 18th & 25th March
  • Walk-in – no pre-entry required!

State American Whist Teams

  • Thursdays 7:30pm, starting 21st March for 3 weeks
  • Register online or on the notice board

Egon Larson Butler Pairs

  • Tuesdays 7:30pm, starting 26th March for 3 weeks
  • Entries close Monday 25th March, 10am.
  • Register online or on the notice board

Wednesday Night Bridge

Our next Pizza night and Bridge Talk will be on Wed. 6th March from 6.15 pm

Bridge teacher in training Christy will give a talk on what can you infer from your partner’s opening lead.

This is planned as an interactive talk, so come along with any queries that you may have.

Monday night players are especially welcome.

If you want Pizza please contact Clem Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Tuesday night 5th March or put your name on the list on the wall.

Lighter Moments

If you think nothing is impossible, try slamming a revolving door.


Gold Coast Congress - Pairs

Open               1st   Stephen Fisher & Therese Demarco (Final A)
Seniors           1st  Tony Marinos & Peter Grant (Final A)
                         2nd  Elizabeth Havas & Dee Harley (Final A)

Gold Coast Congress – Teams


  • Stephen Fischer, Marianne Bookallil, David Appleton and Peter Reynolds qualified 2nd, thereby moving directly to the semi-finals.
  • Jodi Tutty, with David Beauchamp, Justin Williams and Nathan Van Jole qualified 4th for the quarter-finals.


  • Stephen Mendick, Bernard Waters, Peter Grant and Tony Marinos qualified 1st for the final.


  • John Donovan with M. Johnson, B. Foster and H. Tomlinson came 3rd, just missing the final.

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on February 27th, 2019.
“Competitive Bidding – Negative & other doubles”.

Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members 

Supervised Play




25th Feb - Weak 2D/2H/2S openings 28th Feb - Competitive Bidding - 1NTx - Now what? 29th Feb - Weak 2D/2H/2S openings
4th March - Strong 2C openings 7th March - Defence - Rule of 11 8th March - Strong 2C openings
11th March - Slam Bidding - Blackwood 14th March - Defence - Second hand play 15th March - Slam Bidding - Blackwood