Newsletter - 31 May 2019

From the President:

As the month of Mentoring in May draws to an end, a big thank you to Margaret Kyburz for organising it and to the many willing mentors who give up time year after year to help others enjoy the game more.

Best wishes,


CONTINUING LESSONS on Competitive Bidding and Defence

With Barb Toohey

This is the next step after Beginners lessons.

  • Tuesday mornings: 4, 11, 18, 24 June.
  • 10am–12pm
  • Cost: $15 per lesson or $55 for all 4 lessons


  • 4 June - Week 1: Doubles    THIS TUESDAY
  • 11 June - Week 2:  Overcalls
  • 18 June - Week 3: Leads
  • 25 June - Week 4:  Signals

Lighter Moments

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Benefits of Bridge (video)

Upcoming Events

The Grange Pairs (Matchpoint)

  • Incorporating the State Mixed Pairs Championship (Honour Board event)
  • Tuesday Evenings 7pm: 4, 11, & 18 June

Wednesday Night Bridge

  1. Wednesday night 29th May will be scored as a Butler event. This is a way of pairs playing with team tactics.
  2. Our next Pizza session will be Wednesday night 5th June from 6.15 pm. Richard Hills will give a short talk on the Lebensol Convention over 1 NT.
    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 if you want Pizzas.

Will Jenner-O’Shea lessons

  • 22nd to 23rd June; attend one day or both!
  • Will Jenner-O’Shea is a well-known Bridge teacher in Sydney.

Saturday 22nd June

  • 9:45am – 4:15pm
    • 9:45am-11am Forcing or Not? What does partner’s bid mean?
    • 11am- 11:15am Morning tea
    • 11:15am-12:30pm Handling Misfits and Showing Shapely Hands
    • 13:15 pm             Duplicate session with Will hosting.
  • $45 for the entire day, includes morning tea & refreshments.
  • Please bring your own lunch.

Sunday 23rd June

  • 10am – 3pm
    • 10:00 am  - Better no trump bidding; everyone plays the same hand and discusses it
    • Afternoon - Free play with assisted lesson hands
  • $40 for the entire day, includes morning tea & refreshments.
  • Please bring your own lunch.

State Knockout Pairs

  • Thursday Evenings 7pm from 20th June, for 4 weeks


Bill Gray Pairs

  1. Sau-Yem Lo & Nola Arnold
  2. Tim Davis & Tony Jowett

Leeton Congress

John Brockwell & Niek Van Vucht came third in the teams with Michael Ross & Kevin Douglas

Lessons & Seminars

Competitive Bidding & Defence with Barb Toohey

  • June 4th Doubles            THIS TUESDAY
  • June 11th Overcalls
  • June 18th Leads
  • June 25th Signals

$15.00 per lesson or $55.00 for all four lessons.
Sign up sheet is on the board in the Barry Turner Room

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume on May 29, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Bidding - Responses and Rebids".

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

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


3rd - 7th June High opening bids: pre-empts Stayman
10th - 14th June Weak 2D/2H/2S openings Responses to 2NT
17th - 21st June Strong 2C opening Transfers after 2NT
24th - 28th June Slam bidding, Blackwood Rule of 15, Rule of 20