Newsletter - 10 May 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events


  • 2019 Barrier Reef Congress
  • 2019 Autumn Nationals
  • Barry Turner Teams - FInal


From the President:

I look forward to seeing some of at the Quiz Night tomorrow, Saturday 11 May.

The Southern Tablelands Teams is only a week away – on Sunday 19 May. Please enter quickly to help the organisers. Novice, Restricted and Open Teams are all very welcome. See below for more details. If you can bring something for morning tea please tell Mary Tough or myself.

Best wishes,


Call for views on Melbourne Cup format

The Committee is re-evaluating the future of the Melbourne Cup Social Event, which we feel adds value to the membership by building a sense of “community” etc within the Club.  So, to do this we are looking at ways to make this Event more appealing to the membership.  

The primary consideration is, do the members want the Club to continue organising a social event on MC Day?  If yes, are there any suggestions other than those already listed below on how we can improve the event?

Options being considered are:

  • Start the day at 11:30am with bridge, then nibbles/drinks/and watch the running of the Cup (with or without sweeps?).
  • Start the day at 11:00am with bridge, then a “High Tea” function while watching the running of the Cup (with or without sweeps?).
  • Keep the day as it is starting at 10:00am with bridge, then a full lunch/dress parade/and watch the running of the Cup (with sweeps). 

It would be appreciated if interested members could let either Mary Tough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Perelle Scales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or anyone on the Committee) know their thoughts on the above, or if there is another idea that might work!

Thank you,

CBC Committee

Upcoming Events

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.

Beginners Bridge Lessons

The next 6 week course commences Monday 27th May (7:00pm) / Friday 31st May (10am).

For enrolment or enquiries, contact the office on 6282 2382. Flyers available outside the office.


2019 Barrier Reef Congress

Walk in pairs:                         1st                 John Brockwell & Michael Cullen
Open Teams:                           2nd        Chris Stead, John Brockwell, Richard Hills & Michael Cullen

2019 Autumn Nationals – Adelaide

Open Swiss Pairs:                    3rd        Brad Coles & George Kozakos
Nationals:                                3rd        Ian Thomson teamed with Ron Klinger, Philip Markey & Justin Williams
Under Life Master Pairs:        4th        Jenny Mendick, with Brian Craig

Barry Turner Teams – Finals

  1. Christy Geromboux, Sebastian Yuen, John Yoon & Andrew Spooner
  2. Pam Crichton, Ross Crichton, Julia Hoffman & Christopher Quail

Lessons & Seminars

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on May 15, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Bidding - Extended Stayman".

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

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


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
3rd - 7th June High opening bids: pre-empts Stayman

Lighter Moments

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

- Oscar Wilde