Newsletter - 26 April 2018

From the President:

Please don’t forget our Trash and Treasure Stall at the markets this coming Saturday.
Please take some slices or cakes for sale if you can.

Or come to the club for the lessons being held by Laura Ginnan and Pete Hollands; please see below.

Best wishes,

Tuesday and Thursday night players - Next week

Please note that from next week 1 May to 31 August those sessions will commence at 7.00pm. 

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday Night Bridge

Next Wednesday 3 May is our Pizza/Talk night.

Pizzas from 6.15 pm. If you want to partake please contact Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 5pm on Tuesday 2 May.

Richard Hills will be giving a talk on what can you do over interference of your partner's opening 1NT.

Bridge commences 7.15 pm.

Mentoring in May - closes tomorrow

Mentor & mentee sign-up sheets are now available. Please find them located under the TV in the BT Room, and completed sheets should be placed in the labelled box there.

Applications close tomorrow - Friday 27th April.

Quiz Night – 12th May

  • $15 per person + optional donations & ‘joker’
  • 7:00pm for quiz to commence at 7.30pm
  • 5 categories, with 53 questions in total
  • Fundraiser for MS Society
  • Full details available on the website
  • Sign up for the Quiz Night on the sheet on the wall in the BT Room, enter online, or by contacting the office.

Lighter Moments

There are only two acceptable reasons for not leading partner's suit:
(1) having no cards in the suit;
(2) a death wish.

South: Alert!
East: Yes?
South: I'm requested to further misdescribe my hand.

Name tags

The Committee has decided to make professional name tags available to interested Club members. The badges are magnetic (no pins), silver with the Club logo & Club name and your name. A must for those attending congresses and tournaments. Cost is $15 per badge.

Skills Development Workshops – This weekend 28th & 29th April

Leading Melbourne teachers Pete Hollands & Laura Ginnan

Saturday, 9:45am

  • Cost: $35
  • Two (2) Workshops, followed by play & discussion  (To Compete Or Not To Compete, and Cue Raises)
  • Refreshment: Bring your own lunch or order through the Club on Saturday morning (Cost: $5)

Sunday, 9:45am

  • Cost: $25
  • Two (2) Workshops only (Bidding Weak Hands in Difficult Situations, and Double Trouble)

Bookings: Please book Online or ring Managers.
More Information:
 Perelle Scales, M: 0450 961 935

Beginners' Bridge Lessons – May 2018

Lessons commence:

  • Monday evenings 21st May          7:00pm
  • Friday mornings 25th May          10:00am

The 6 week course costs $75, and includes a textbook, detailed notes and one free supervised play session.

Speak to the office managers to enrol (phone: 6282 2382).

Bridge Lessons for Continuing Students - Starts next Tuesday

This is a 4 week basic course on Competitive Bidding and Defence designed for students who have completed the Beginners course.

Dates: Tuesday 1st May 2018 to 22nd May     Time:  10am to 12 noon

Costs:  $15 per week or $55 for the complete course.

Featured Topics:

  • Week 1:  Doubles
  • Week 2:  Overcalls
  • Week 3:  Leads
  • Week 4:  Signals

Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson will be on Wednesday May 2, with Barb Toohey.

  • “Bidding – Partner they have stolen my bid!”

Supervised Session 2018 – all Beginners should attend

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays

(starting at 9.30am)

Better Minor, responses & rebids 23rd April

26th April (Thursday)

 27th April (Friday)
Doubles & Overcalls 30th April 3rd May (Thursday)
4th May (Friday)
Responses to NT & Stayman 7th May

10th May (Thursday)
11th May (Friday)

Barb, Ann and Jeanette


ACT Open Team:

  • David Lilley & George Kozakos
  • David Appleton & Peter Reynolds
  • Margaret Bourke & Brad Coles

Fyshwick Trash & Treasure Stall - This Saturday

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

Donations from club members would be most appreciated. Relatively small portable and saleable items only are what we need – books, CDs, DVDs, 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.