Newsletter - 20 July 2018

From the President:

We have had another successful Bridge4Kids session last Tuesday.

Many thanks are due to Patricia McDonald, Bruce Crossman, Bev Crossman, Bruce Crossman, Margaret Kyburz, Susie Ryrie and Ross Crichton; and also to the helpful parents and grandparents.

We will look into possibilities for building on this initiative, as always intended by its creator, Elainne Leach. I will talk directly to those adults who have participated so far, but would welcome ideas from others.

Best wishes,

mr fix it shirtWednesday Night Bridge

The next Pizza night/Lecture will be on Wednesday 1 August.

  • Pizzas from 6.15 pm
  • Bridge from 7.15 pm

Richard Hills will be giving a lecture on interference over an opening 1 NT.

If you want Pizza please contact Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by lunchtime Wednesday 1 August.

Upcoming events

Olive Lott Pairs 3/5 – Mondays 10:00am walk-in until 30th July

  • Gold points

Interclub Teams – Sunday 22 July, 10.00am start

Please arrive before 10am.

State Singles Championship – Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

  • Tuesdays: 31st July, 7th & 14th August
  • Thursdays: 2nd , 9th & 16th August
  • Incorporating the Griffin Trophy (best 3 scores to count)
  • Red MasterPoints

This is an opportunity to play slightly more light-hearted and different bridge on Tuesday and Thursday nights, while many of the more experienced players are away.

And have the fun of playing with several different partners over 3 weeks. The more often you play the better your chances of winning.

Tim Mather Fundraising for MS

Tim Mather, a CBC member, is planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in July-August and hopes to use this to raise funds for the MS Society, our club’s charity this year. Please find more information on our website page about Tim’s climb.

Lighter moments

When you find a King, keep him. When you find a Queen, love and protect her. Don’t reshuffle your cards because you may end up with a Joker!

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

- Jawaharlal Nehru (first Prime Minister of India)

Two teddies sitting at a card tableA Sewer is needed (i.e. someone who sews!)

Sewing as in embroidery…

Ian has an idea about the ‘sit-out’ bears, so please chat to Ian Robinson if you would like to help.

Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson will be on Wednesday July 25:

Opposition Bidding – Advancing a Takeout Double

Supervised Session 2018

Supervised session topics


(starting at 7.00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays

(starting at 9.30am)

Trump play

23rd July

26th & 27th July

Card Play - Finesse

30th July

2nd & 3rd August

Better Minor - rebids 6th August 9th & 10th August

- Barb, Ann and Jeanette

Understanding the new Bridge laws – Saturday 21 July

For Directors and Those Interested in the Laws Governing Bridge Play.

Presented by Bruce Crossman and the BFACT.

  • When:Saturday 21 July 2018, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Where:Canberra Bridge Club, Deakin
  • Cost:$15 per person

Adam Thorp – Golf + Bridge

Are you a dual citizen where golf and bridge are concerned? Then read on...
Are you a grandparent? Then read on...
Are you impressed by excellence? Then read on...

Adam Thorp, aged 17, but more importantly the grandson of CBC player Brian Thorp, won the World Junior Golf Championship last weekend!

Congratulations to Brian and we must give him due deference now.