From the President:

We held the Seniors’ lunch last Monday. Thank you very much to Julia Hoffman and Nola Arnold who worked throughout. I am also appreciative of the players who saw our plight and pitched in after playing: Chris Sheen, Mark Sheen, Lesley Gunson and Di Hawke. And the cooks were superb as always: Susanita Dudley, Jenny Nairn, Margaret Horgan, Chris Sheen and Janet Norris. Apologies to anyone I have forgotten.

Best wishes for a summery weekend,



Recent Results

 Seniors Pairs 5th and 12th March

Congratulations to the winners:  Andrew Gibbs and Edith Blumenthal

Batemans Bay Congress – quite a few Canberra Players had their name up in lights

Congratulations to the following:

Walk-ins (Warm Up Pairs) – N/S         1st Tim Davis & Robert Van Der Hoek

                                                            2nd Bruce & Bev Crossman

Walk-ins (Warm Up Pairs) – E/W        2nd Peter Andersson & Brian Thorp

                                                             3rd Pamela McKittrick & Odette Mayne

Swiss Pairs –   1st Elizabeth Havas & Arjuna De Livera

                           3rd Karen Creet & Richard Brightling

Swiss Teams – 1st Zachary Neulinger & Sebastian Yuen were part of the winning team
                         3rd Elizabeth Havas, Arjuna De Livera, Peter Grant & Tony Marinos


Easter – Club Opening times:

Easter is fast approaching. The good news is that the Club will be open for all our usual sessions. That is, the Club will operate sessions on Easter Friday, Saturday and Monday – as usual.


BFACT Constitutional Review - Change to Consultation Date
As has been notified earlier, BFACT is reviewing their constitution with the aim of taking changes to the next BFACT AGM. Changes will be presented and members are invited to ask questions and provide feedback. The consultation date has been moved and the consultation will now be held on 20 May 2018 after the Southern Tablelands Teams.


Upcoming Events 

  • Nationwide Pairs FRIDAY AFTERNOONS once a month 
    *Next event 16th March 2018
    Red masterpoints
    * Test your play against players of all calibres Australia wide
    *  No entry requirements, just walk-in, no additional cost
    *  Click here to see the ABF Nationwide Pairs site including resul


Please contact the Manager at Canberra Bridge Club before 2.00pm Friday 16th March 2018. Link for details:


  • CBC Egon Larson Butler Pairs – held over 3 Tuesday evenings:

Commencing Tuesday evening 27th March at 7:30 pm.  
*   Egon Larsen was co-founder of the Canberra Bridge Club.

     He died in a road accident while working in Indonesia.
*   Honour Board Event.
*   RED Masterpoints, MP Rating GW 2.5.
*   Butler Scoring 3 x 9 board rounds or 4 x 7 board rounds each session.
*   Cost $12.
*   Pre-entry essential. Entries close at Midday on 26th March 2018.


  • CBC Barry Turner Teams - 4 week Competition commencing 17th April

Tuesday evenings, 17th & 24th April 7:30 pm and 1st & 8th May 7.00 pm.
*  Honour board event
* Red Masterpoints, MP rating four B4c sessions
* IMP/VP scoring, 3x9 board rounds OR
   2x14 board rounds each session
* 1 of 3 Major Teams Events run by the Club
* Honour Board Event
* Pre-entry essential
* Entries close Monday 16th April at 1.00pm
*  Late entries accepted only under strict conditions.
*  Cost $13 per session.
*  Online entry


  • BFACT State Simultaneous Teams

Thursday Evenings, 12th, 19th and 26th April at 7:30 pm

Red masterpoints, MP rating UUM three B4s sessions

American Whist or New England Relay movement, IMP scoring, short matches

Pre-entry essential

Entries close Wednesday, 11th April at 1.00 pm


  • State Swiss Butler Pairs

Thursday evenings, 22nd & 29th March
5th April 2018 at 7.00 pm
*RED  Masterpoints, MP Rating 1SW GW 5.0
Swiss movement, Butler scoring, 3x9 board rounds
   OR 4x7 board rounds each session
Pre-entry is essential
Entries close Wednesday, 21st March at 1.00pm
*  Late entries accepted only under strict conditions.
*  Cost $13 per session
*  Online Entry Form


  • The Stage 2 State ANC Open Team selection event will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, 8 April 2018 at the Canberra Bridge Club.  Entry is open to all BFACT affiliated club bridge players. The cost is $30.00 for 2 sessions of bridge with refreshments at the close of play. Pre entry is necessary.

For all above events, entry lists are on the BT Noticeboard in the Club and on the Club Website.


Canberra Bridge Club renewals/membership – last chance to renew

For those who have not yet renewed their membership for the 2018 Calendar year, this is your last opportunity to renew.

Please ensure you renew prior to Saturday 31st March 2018. From 1st April 2018, and your membership has lapsed, you will need to pay a joining fee AND while you are a non-financial member, you will not be awarded any Masterpoints.


A reminder that for the next three months players who wish to play on Monday or Wednesday nights for the first time, as part of the next stage of their bridge development, may approach the managers for two half-price vouchers to assist them in this.

As of a trial promotion, the monthly Eclectic winners, Open and Handicap, in these two groups receive a free play voucher.

Do you have ideas about play on Monday or Wednesday evenings?
Your sub-committee members may be able to help.
They are Clem Davis, Chris Tough, Deb Milner, Malcolm Wood, Tony Webb and Morna Falkland.


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday 21st March, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is Signals “Signals Again”


Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursday’s & Friday’s

(starting at 9.30am)

  Opening Leads & Signals (simplified)

         19th March

              22nd  March

              23rd  March (Friday)

 Stop Bidding

         26th March

                5th April
                6th April (Friday)          

Trump Play


                29th March

Barb, Ann and Jeanette


Bridge For Kids

 CBC is aware that bridge is a game not being taken up in large numbers by the younger generation. For our game to survive and thrive we must encourage our youth to play.

As a result we have been given BFACT funding to run “Bridge for Kids” which is a Queensland Bridge Association initiative.

The intention is to hold a two hour session at the CBC premises on the first or second Tuesday of each public school holiday period. Our next session is Tuesday 17 April, 2018.

The 2018 session would start at 10am finishing at 12 noon with ice cream and pizza.

Cost $2.

It is expected that a parent, grandparent or guardian would accompany each minor and assist if needed.

The target age is ten to twelve but younger ie eight, and older, to eighteen would be acceptable.

Card games include any trick taking game such as Old Maid, Hearts and mini bridge for older children. A competent player would supervise each table of four. This person could be an accompanying adult. As participants progress they may consider further lessons or participate in an accommodating bridge session.

We are asking the club membership to embrace this initiative by considering and volunteering to assist where possible.

Donations of packs of playing cards, and other card games would be welcomed.

 Names of possible participants and helpers can be given to the office for the attention of Elainne Leach or Patricia McDonald. We can be contacted by email. Elainne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Patricia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please help make this a success!


 For info.

THE BRIDGE WORLD (Bridge supply shop) is having a March Bookstore Sale.

Over 1200 new and classic bridge titles with New books 20% to 75% Off, All Software 25% off and All E-books 15% off. To order, visit:



Fyshwick Trash & Treasure Stall

The Club will be holding a fundraising stall on Saturday 28th April.

Donations from club members would be most appreciated. Relatively small portable and saleable items only are what we need – books, CD’s, DVD’s, jewellery, vases, kitchen items, collectables, toys, games, etc. etc.

If you have any questions or would like to help on the day please contact:

Janet Kahler – ph. 6239 7268 or Gwen Jamieson Gray – ph. 0405 193 584 or Sue Taylor – ph. 6295 6691.



Kind regards

Kerry and Keith