Newsletter - 26 April 2019

From the President:

The club is holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 11 May in support of our club and our charity Barnardos Australia. Please come to enjoy some light-hearted fun and to support two good causes. Details below and on the noticeboard.

Best wishes,



From the beginning of May play will commence at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Times continue as usual for Monday evenings (7pm) and Wednesday evenings (7.15pm)

Lighter Moments

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
For example... I am sitting here right now thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

Upcoming Events

Bridge for Brains – Fundraising for NeuRA

THIS FRIDAY 3rd May, 1:15pm

Come along and play Bridge, in support of NeuRA’s research into Alzheimer’s disease – a condition which affects 1 in 10 people over 65 years.

Can’t make the session but want to donate to NeuRA? Donation forms are available from the office.

CBC Autumn Pairs (Matchpoint)

  • Thursdays 7pm (Winter Time commences), starting 2nd May for 3 weeks

GNOT Knockout Teams Qualifying

  • Tuesdays 7pm (Winter Time), starting 7th May for 4 weeks

Australian Bridge Magazine Southern Tablelands Teams

Southern Tableland Teams 2019

  • Sunday 19th May, 10am (2 sessions)
  • $37 per player – includes lunch, and drinks after play. (Half price for Youth)
  • Prizes for all categories
    • Novice Swiss Teams (<400MP per team)
    • Restricted Swiss Teams (<1200MP per team)
    • Open Swiss Teams
  • Red Masterpoints
  • Details on STT event page for Grand Slam player conversions
  • Pre-entry is essential. Entry closes Wed 15th May. Sign-up sheet on noticeboard or enter online.

Wednesday Pizza & Talk Night

The next Pizza night will be on Wed 8th May from 6.15 pm. We have had to put it back a week due to Easter and availability of speakers.

Christy with give a talk on “What Double is that? Take out, penalty, support?”

Please contact Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or put your name on the list for pizza.

Charity Quiz Night

  • Saturday 11th May, 7:00pm (for 7:30pm start)
  • $15 per person. Why not make up a team? Funds raised to help Barnardos Australia
  • Total of 53 questions, in 5 categories, hosted by our one-and-only Richard Hills.
  • BYO nibbles and drinks. (Tea/coffee provided)
  • Sign up on the noticeboard


President’s Pairs

  1. Stephen Carter & Anne Powell
  2. John Brockwell & Michael Cullen
  3. Tony Marker & Bill Tutty

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on May 1, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Bidding - 1NT & responses”.

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

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


29th April - 3rd May Card Play #2 Finesse Planning - Play Points
6th - 10th May Better minor, responses & rebids Overcalls
13th - 17th May Opening leads & signals (simplified) Competing after an overcall
20th - 26th May Responses to NT & stayman They've stolen my bid
27th - 31st May Rule of 20 & rule of 15 1NT & responses