Newsletter - 7 June 2019

From the President:

Good luck to our international representatives! Please see details below.

Best wishes,


Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Championships

The Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Championships will be held in Singapore 11-20 June.

Our good wishes go with the following CBC players:

Australian Mixed Team: Jodi Tutty and Stephen Fischer

Seniors Australia A Team: Arjuna De Livera and Ian Thomson as non-playing captain

Seniors Australia B Team: Peter Reynolds, Michael Smart, Elizabeth Havas, Stephen Mendick and Bernie Waters

Upcoming Events

CONTINUING LESSONS on Competitive Bidding and Defence

With Barb Toohey

This is the next step after Beginners lessons.

  • Tuesday mornings: 11, 18, 24 June.
  • 10am–12pm
  • Cost: $15 per lesson


  • 11 June - Week 2:  Overcalls
  • 18 June - Week 3: Leads
  • 25 June - Week 4:  Signal

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

GNOT Qualifying Butler Pairs

  • Tuesday Evenings 7pm from 25th June, for 3 weeks.
  • GOLD


May Eclectics



Monday morning - Blue

Gita Curnow & Roger Curnow

Monday morning - Red

Rowan Corbett & Jackie Adcock

Monday evening

Jeanette McCorriston & Annabelle Boag

Monday evening – Handicap

Philippa Wickman & Grant Wickman

Tuesday afternoon

Richard Hills & George Riszko

Wednesday evening (and Handicap)

John Hempenstall & Clem Davis

Thursday morning – Matchpoint

Eta Rogoyska & Basil Rebera

Thursday morning – Butler

Richard Hills & Dorothy Jesner

Friday morning

Richard Hills & Richard Neville

Friday afternoon

Brenda Reynell& Phil Machin

Saturday afternoon

Bev Crossman & Bruce Crossman

May Promotions




Michael Carrel
Susan Price
Barbara September


Jocelyne Macleod
Marilyn Miller


Prue Clarke


Nola Arnold
Colleen Hassall
Jeanette McCorriston


Sue Coath

Lessons & Seminars

Competitive Bidding & Defence with Barb Toohey

  • June 11th Overcalls
  • June 18th Leads
  • June 25th Signals

$15.00 per lesson.
Sign up sheet is on the board in the Barry Turner Room

Master the Basics 

Master Basics will resume onJune 12, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Competitive Bidding - So the Opponents have a Bid".

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

Supervised Play

Week of

Monday / Friday


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
1st - 5th July System Card Weak 2's & Pre-empts

Lighter Moments

The Deaf Wife Problem

Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem.

The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

'Here's what you do,' said the Doctor, 'stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response.'

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, 'I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens.' Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'

No response.

So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, 'Peg, what's for dinner?'

Still no response.

Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his Wife and asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'

Again, he gets no response.

So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. 'Honey, what's for dinner?'

Again there is no response.

So he walks right up behind her. 'Peg, what's for dinner?'

(I just love this)

'Bert, for the FIFTH bloody time, CHICKEN!'