Canberra Bridge Club provides members and visitors with a friendly and supportive environment in which to play bridge. Based in Deakin, it is the largest bridge club in the ACT. This website provides details of our regular sessions, forthcoming events, courses for beginners, and much more.
Returning to Bridge in the Club Rooms
Please read our COVID-19 Safety Plan and Checklist. It is a requirement of playing in face-to-face sessions that you have read and abide by the conditions. There are also details of changes to 'normal' operations, including table money vouchers and closed kitchen.
The ACT Government requires businesses to have a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan in order to recommence activities. The Safety Plan needs to be available to be produced on request by ACT compliance and enforcement officers. The Australian Bridge Federation has reminded clubs that if they do not follow government requirements, TBIB has said that they will not be covered by their insurance.
The Committee has drawn up CBC’s Safety Plan and a Checklist for players in order to ensure face-to-face bridge sessions are as safe as possible for everyone and to meet our responsibilities as a business and as an employer. The health and safety of our staff remain our highest priority.
That said, it is not possible to play bridge in the clubrooms in a way that completely removes all COVID-19 risks. For example, we can minimise the handling of boards and cards, but we cannot eliminate that handling. The Committee understands that some members will not want to play face-to-face bridge at this time given their personal situation and health issues. We urge all members to consider their own circumstances and decide what is best for them.
Next week at the Clubrooms
For the week commencing Monday 29 June we have two sessions scheduled at the clubrooms
Wednesday morning 10.00am Ian Robinson
Friday afternoon 1.15pm Bruce Crossman
The pre-purchase of vouchers by members via direct deposit simplifies the admin effort required by Kerry & Emily and speeds up the flow of members into the clubrooms through the entry foyer. If you are not a direct deposit user the club will still accept cash at your first visit, but vouchers must be purchased in groups of five. Vouchers are transferable, so internal arrangements between friends might help some of our less tech minded members.
The committee has adopted a very conservative approach to the reopening process. Please be tolerant of our procedures until we can fine tune them to best suit the evolving Covid-19 situation.
Members will see the new bathroom facilities at the clubrooms for the first time. Please note that all bathroom lights are on a sensor timer – so please don’t turn any lights off.
For the week commencing Monday 29 June, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO. The Wednesday 10.00am BBO tourney has been replaced with a session at the clubrooms:
|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 10:00am||Jodi Tutty|
|Thursday morning 10:10am (imps)||Jodi Tutty|
BBO is a sterile space and it is important that we try to maintain our membership camaraderie at the virtual table. Please make sure you greet to your opponents at the beginning of the round (briefly) and try and engage in chat at the end of the round. Jokes are a good idea.