Newsletter - 24 July 2020

In this week’s newsletter...

  • June Committee Meeting Minutes
  • Next week at the Clubrooms
  • Next week on BBO
  • ABF Sunday Events
  • Interesting Snippets
  • Lighter moments (jokes)

From the President:

Thank you to everyone who is playing in the club for their patience with our protocols and their courtesy to the managers and volunteers who are trying to keep us all safe. Please see more below.

Best wishes,


June Committee Meeting Minutes

The committee meeting minutes for both 15th and 17th of June 2020 are now available for download on the Committee page of our website.

Next week at the Clubrooms

For the week commencing Monday 27 July we have three sessions scheduled at the clubrooms

  • Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm                                           Sally Barber
  • Wednesday morning 10.00am                                      Ian Robinson
  • Friday afternoon 1.15pm                                               Bruce Crossman

Occasional notes

Please remember not to arrive at the clubrooms until 20 minutes before the start of play, have your voucher (or cash) in your hand as you enter the building and PLEASE do not huddle together in a scrum formation at the bottom of the steps waiting for the clubrooms to open. Those with surnames starting with A-M first, followed later by those with surnames starting with N-Z.

Vouchers: please purchase five vouchers at a time, preferably by direct deposit into CBC bank account BSB 032 730 Account no. 355176, in advance. Then remember to deposit one voucher in the container in the foyer each time that you play.

COVID-19 hotspots

All CBC members and staff are reminded that they should not be present at the clubrooms if:

  • they have a fever, are unwell, or have recently returned from overseas or Victoria; or
  • they have been in contact, or suspect they may have been in contact, in the past two weeks with someone who has COVID-19 or a similar illness, or who has recently returned from overseas or Victoria.

The ACT Government requires that travellers who arrive in the ACT after being in Victoria within the previous 14 days must undertake 14 days quarantine.

In addition, the ACT Government has identified a number of NSW COVID-19 hotspots in Batemans Bay, Casula and Picton. Anyone who was at any of these hotspots on certain dates must also undertake 14 days quarantine and not be present at the club.

Further details about the ACT Government’s restrictions are available at

Please observe all ACT Government requirements and the protocols in the CBC COVID-19 Safety Plan. Let’s stay safe.

Next week on BBO

For the week commencing Monday 27 July, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO.

Please note that the Thursday imps event is starting BEFORE the matchpoint tourney.

Tournament Session Director
Monday morning 10:00am  Bruce Crossman
Tuesday evening 7:15pm (imps)  Stephen Fisher
Wednesday morning Novice 10:15am  Barb Toohey
Wednesday evening 7:15pm  Christy Geromboux
Thursday morning 9:55am (imps)  Jodi Tutty
Thursday morning 10:00am (matchpoint)  Jodi Tutty 

More information is available on our BBO pages:

ABF Sunday Events 2:30pm AEST

Open, Restricted and Novice sections.

Further details can be found on the ABF's Nationwide Online Pairs webpage

If you have not played before in an online ABF event, please follow all the instructions on this page well in advance of the session.

Interesting Snippets

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' 

It is where we get the phrase 'mind your Ps and Qs'.

Lighter Moments

Tomorrow (noun)
Mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is found.

A meeting is a deliberation where hours are wasted and minutes are recorded.

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