Newsletter - 17 January 2020
From thane President:
Thank you to the many CBC members who have assisted at the Summer Festival – as removalists and standby players. Perelle Scales as Partnerships and Standby players organiser, Neil Garvey and David Thompson as bus drivers, and Niek Van Vucht as removalist all did a marvellous job. We will talk more about the standby players next week. We are lucky to have a major tournament in our city and you can all be pleased that you helped to facilitate it.
The workers last night did a terrific job, especially John Hempenstall, Margaret Kyburz and David Thompson.
Don’t forget that next week you have a chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Pianola! Please see the item below.
Renewing membership – Now Overdue
Membership renewals are overdue. Please note that this year the Club has a new bank account, and the BSB and account number for direct deposits has changed. If you renew by direct deposit, please ensure to check and update our bank account details that will be included on the renewals email.
BFACT Open Teams Selection Stage 1
Tuesdays 21, 28 January, 4, 11, 18 February - 7.30pm
Bridge for Kids
The next session of bridge for kids will be held on Tuesday 21st January 2020 from 10am until 12pm midday, but is subject to registrations from at least 8 to 12 participants. A parent or guardian will need to accompany each child or group of children. Card games including mini-bridge will run for about 2 hours followed by pizza and ice cream.
The sign-up sheets will be on the notice board from Monday 9th December. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when you register.
Valentine's Day Congress
Sunday 9 February, Canberra Bridge Club, 2 sessions starting at 10.00am, entry fee $38 includes morning tea, a light lunch and drinks at end of play. There are 3 events:
- The Grange Open Teams
- The Grange Novice Pairs (fewer than 100 masterpoints)
- The Grange Restricted Pairs (fewer than 300 masterpoints)
SPECIAL SELECTION EVENT -- THE GRANGE RESTRICTED PAIRS
The winning pair gets airfares and free entry to the ANC 2020 RESTRICTED BUTLER PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP, to be held in Adelaide 18-19 July 2020 (previous winners ineligible).
Our first Pizza night will be held on Wed 5th Feb from 6.15 pm.
Richard Hills will be discussing some of the interesting hands he came across at the NOT.
Calendar Booklets are available for collection from the table in the foyer
"How to get the most out of Pianola 101"
Would you like to learn more about how Pianola can best serve you?
Rick Nehmy will run a session on Monday 20 January and repeat it on Wednesday 22 January from 9.15am to 9.45am in the Olive Lott Room at the Club. It will be a step by step run-through of the basics and projected on the TV screen.
It’s not essential, but if you have one, please bring your internet-enabled device to whichever session suits you better
Metal name badges
Another batch of metal name badges will be ordered soon. If you would like to get one, please contact Kerry or Emily in the office to add you to the list for this order. The badges cost $15, and must be paid for before ordering.
One of the very necessary jobs in the club, increasingly so, is watering our plants. We appreciate Gordon McAlary, who does this superbly on Mondays. Is there someone who could do this before or after they play on Thursdays?
Love is a Many Splendorous Thing ...
A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, "I've had enough and have left you...don't bother coming after me" Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction.
After a short while the husband comes home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he comes into the bedroom. She could see him walk towards the dresser and pick up the note...
After a few minutes he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and calling someone... "She's finally gone...yeah I know, about bloody time, I'm coming to see you, put on that sexy french nightie. I love you...can't wait to see you...we'll do all the naughty things you like." He hung up, grabbed his keys and left.
She heard the car drive off as she came out from under the bed. Seething with rage and with tears in her eyes she grabbed the note to see what he wrote... "I can see your feet. We're outta bread: be back in five minutes."
2020 Australian Youth Championships:
Andrew Spooner, with Renee Cooper, won the selection event for the Australian Youth team. Congratulations!
Summer Festival of Bridge
Michael Cullen, David Hoffman, Peter Grant and Tony Marinos qualified for the semi-finals, as did Ian Thomson. David Lilley and George Kozakos qualified for the finals in their respective teams.
The Seniors Teams championship was won by the Lilley team.
Judith Tobin and Elizabeth Havas in their respective teams qualified for the semi-finals
Margaret Bourke was in the team that finished second in the Women’s Teams Championship
Red Plum Life/Non-Life Masters Teams:
2nd John Donovan, Terry Heming, Trevor Berenger and Ian Dalziell
Chris Diment Matchpoint Swiss Pairs:
2nd Daniel Geromboux and Matthew Raisin
South West Pacific Teams:
George Kozakos, in the Buchen team, qualified for the quarter finals of the National Open Teams
Master the Basics will resume on Wednesday, February 5
In 2020 the format of the Thursday lesson will change to incorporate some play.
The title will be Covering the Basics; it will start at 9.15am and the price will be $6 (members); $8 non-. members.
These lessons will start on Thursday 6 February.
- 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.
- 16th December 2019 – 31th January 2020.
Supervised sessions will continue uninterrupted on Monday night and Friday morning, with a lesson as usual, through December and January. Chris Stead will oversee these groups from Monday 16 December.
Kerry & Emily