Newsletter - 15 November 2019
From the President:
The club was humming last Sunday morning with 40 participants at another Kantar lesson. Thank you to Ian Robinson and Jodi Tutty who are the inspiration, and currently the teachers, for these lessons. Also thanks to Perelle Scales, Ella Beer and Margaret Kyburz, who are working behind the scenes. Another session this coming Sunday with Jodi.
Tupperware Fundraiser for CBC & Barnardos
Emily Inglis is running a one-week fundraiser for our Club and our Club charity Barnardos. 30% of every purchase will be donated. What better incentive to get a head start on Christmas gift shopping whilst supporting the Club?
There’s much more than just items for your kitchen!
All orders must be received & paid for by 5pm Sunday 24th November directly to Emily to place your order. Any order within the dates that mention's the CBC Fundraiser will qualify - you don't need to be a member, so spread the word to your friends to place their orders in support of our Club.
Items purchased will be available for pick-up at Canberra Bridge Club, and you will be contacted when they have arrived.
Saturday 30 November 9:30am, the Club needs helpers to setup Christmas decorations and other things. Please write your name on the sign-up list if you are able to come and help, to let us know roughly how many to expect.
All levels of ability are appreciated – whether you are able to climb ladders, or just advise on decorative positioning whilst sitting in a chair! Show some Spirit and lend a hand or an eye.
Southern Cross Community Benefits Program double bonus value
Members are reminded that they can give an early Christmas present to CBC. By eating and drinking at any of the Southern Cross Clubs during November and having assigned their Community Benefits to CBC ensures, that we receive double value for this month (November).
Assigning your benefits to CBC can be facilitated at any of the Southern Cross Clubs, or online direct and/or via our managers. If you are not already a member please consider joining Southern Cross Club and your family and friends can also assign their benefits to CBC as well.
This program serves as a very effective outside source of aid to CBC and very much equates to Santa coming early.
Triathlon Fundraiser for Barnardos – last chance to support
Tim Mather is participating in the swimming leg of the Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathalon to be held in Canberra on 17th November. If members would like to support the Bridge Club’s charity, Barnardos, by sponsoring him for a win, place, or kilometres swum it would be greatly appreciated. Tim will swim 1.5kms in Lake Ginninderra, 3.5kms in Lake Burley Griffin and 1.2kms in Lake Tuggeranong.
Thank you in anticipation of a successful outcome.
Unknown Membership Bank Deposit
If you have made a $35 deposit to our Westpac Bank Account without a name or ABF number, please contact the office. It appears to be from an IMB Bank.
CBC Christmas Party Lunch - 4th December, 2019
CBC will be holding its annual Christmas Party on Wednesday 4 December.
This year the Club is reviving an old tradition and asking members who would like to celebrate Christmas lunch to bring a plate of food to share with their bridge partners and friends.
The day will begin with the regular bridge session at 10:00am, with lunch to follow from around 1:00pm.
A small additional charge will help cover the cost of drinks and other treats provided by the Club:
- Members $12 (play and lunch)
- Non-members $15 (play and lunch)
- Regular table fees for play only
Gold coin for charity competitions will be held throughout the day.
If you would like to join in the lunch festivities, please sign up online or on the BT Room notice board, indicating if you will be bringing a savoury or dessert contribution. No sign up is needed if you would just like to play bridge that day. If your regular partner is unable to play, please contact the Managers who can help organise a partner for you.
Wednesday Night Bridge Xmas Party
There will be a Xmas party on Wednesday night December 4th. All welcome. Please bring a plate and drinks.
Party will commence at 6.15 pm with bridge to follow from 7.15 pm. This is in addition (not instead) of the CBC daytime Christmas Party
- Tuesday nights 7:30pm, 19th & 26th November & 3rd December
- Thursday nights 7:30pm, 21st & 28th November & 5th December
Full event and subsidy funding details, see the APBF Championship page on our website
Late one night a burglar broke into a house and while he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you." He looked around and saw nothing. He kept on creeping and again heard, "Jesús is watching you."
In a dark corner, he saw a cage with a parrot inside. The burglar asked the parrot, "Was it you who said Jesús is watching me?"
The parrot replied, "Yes."
Relieved, the burglar asked, "What is your name?"
The parrot said, "Clarence."
The burglar said, "That's a stupid name for a parrot. What idiot named you Clarence?"
The parrot answered, "The same idiot that named the rottweiler Jesús."
Southern Highlands Congress
Pairs: 2nd Andrew Struik and Brian Thorp
Teams: 4th Di Hawke, Adrienne Stephens, Peter Kahler and Val Brockwell
Playoffs for the Australian Open Team
Many CBC members competed; Ian Thomson and Arjuna De Livera played in the team that narrowly lost in the semi-finals.
State Open Teams
- George Kozakos, Ian Robinson, Arjuna De Livera, Andrew Spooner, Michael Smart & David Vaughan
- John Brockwell, Michael Cullen, Richard Hills & Chris Stead
Hugh Hudson Pairs
- Peter Grant and Tony Marinos
- Ross and Pam Crichton
- Margaret Bourke and David Hoffman
Flight Centre Mixed Teams
- David Hoffman, Margaret Bourke, Elizabeth Havas, Peter Reynolds, John & Val Brockwell
- Christy Geromboux, Sebastian Yuen, Jennifer Carter, John Yoon, & Yikan Liu
Lessons & Seminars
The next lesson will be on November 20, 2019 @ 9:15am
“Slam Bidding - Controls and Splinters”
Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members
- Every Thursday Morning at 9:30am SHARP
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Cost $5 for members, $7 for non-members
- Come alone, with a friend or your partner
21st November - 1NT & responses
28th November - Stayman
5th December - Responses to 2NT
12th December - Transfers after 2NT
- Monday evenings, 7:00pm
- Friday mornings, 9:30am
- 20 minute free lesson, then play in the Supervised Play section to reinforce your learning (normal table fees apply).
- You do not need a partner for Supervised Play.
- 18th – 22nd November – Trump Play #1
- 25th - 29th November – Card Play #2 Finesse
- 2nd - 6th December - Better minor - rebids
- 9th - 13th December - 10% Higher level opening bids summary