Weekly Newsletter - 30 June 2016


Monaro Inter-club Pairs Day 
1. Peter Giles & James Collier
2. Cathy Bywater & Claire Hughes
3. Judith Anderson & Nick Ware

ANC ACT team Scores at the time of sending the Newsletter
Open Teams Currently 5th place
Senior Teams Currently 2nd place – close competition with SA
Women’s Teams Currently 1st place – close competition with Queensland
Youth Teams Currently 4th place
We can certainly be very proud of our team members.

June Eclectic
Friday: Lance McDougall & Harold McCormick

Saturday: Juliana Maher & Sue Coleman

Monday Red: Bill Pattinson & Paul Sullivan
Monday Blue & Yellow Ruth Conley & Helen Douglas
Tuesday: Peter Andersson & Andrew Ferguson
Wednesday Red: Maureen Heslop & Terri Henderson
Wednesday Blue & Yellow: Doina Uzubalis & Susan Hegarty
Thursday - matchpoint: Neil Naughton & Anna Ilsley
Thursday butler: Peter Kahler & Liz Van Der Hor

Upcoming Events

Griffin Trophy is tonight, Thursday June 30. Walk-in pairs welcome.
To be eligible to win, the individual winner must play with a different partner each session. Table money is $10 for the first session and free for the second if playing both nights.

Ted Crichton Matchpoint Pairs Championships – Tuesday Evenings 5 and 12 July.
This is a Red Point Honour board event and will feature longer rounds (between 6 and 8 boards) and will be Barometer scored after each round. Cost is $12 per session.

Winter Teams – Thursday evenings 7, 14 & 21 July

Bridge For Kids
Tuesday 12 July 2016 – start at 10am finishing at 12 noon with ice cream and pizza. Cost $2.

For children to attend Bridge for Kids it is expected that a parent, grandparent or guardian accompany each minor and assist if needed. The convenors will have “Working with Vulnerable Youth” registrations. The target age is ten to twelve but younger ie eight, and older, to sixteen 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.

We would like more participants. Please register your interest.
Names of possible participants and helpers can be given to the office for the attention of Elainne Leach or Chris Sheen. They can be contacted by email. Elainne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Master the Basic Lessons

The next lesson is Wednesday July 6 at 9.15 am, with Barb Toohey. The topic is Doubles – Takeout Double. To make a nice day out, stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Coughs & Colds

With winter well and truly upon us the need for proper Hygiene Protocols in relation to coughs, colds and flu like conditions is essential. Although the club would miss you, it is better to miss a session of bridge than share the condition with others and increase the risk of lots of us missing a bridge session. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated by all. Please be mindful of touching your face with cards, use the sanitiser frequently and discard tissues in the waste bins.
The club has placed a container of hand sanitiser on the bench top under the big screen to aid in the containment of infection.

Please note the addition of a dress code in our by-laws

By-Laws of the Canberra Bridge Club Incorporated v0.6.7 – June 2016

6.1 The dress code required by the Canberra Bridge Club is essentially a matter of common sense. Members and staff shall be conscious that they should not dress in any way that might reasonably give offence to another member. Except for more formal occasions, e.g. Christmas parties, Melbourne Cup day, Seniors day, daytime dress may be more casual than night-time wear. Likewise, summertime dress may be more casual than wintertime wear. Notwithstanding, dress should be neat, tidy and clean at all times.

6.2 Dress restrictions at the Canberra Bridge Club include but are not limited to:
No brief shorts
No bare shoulders (males only); i.e., for instance, no singlets, no tank tops
No sportswear, i.e. no swimwear, no lycra cycle wear, no body suits, no sports shorts
No bare feet, no rubber thongs, no dirty shoes or boots, no soiled sneakers.

6.3 The President of the Canberra Bridge Club is the sole judge of inappropriate dress. An alleged violation of the dress code may be drawn to his attention by any member of the club or any member of staff, or he may act on his own initiative. A first-time violation of the code is not regarded as a serious matter and should be dealt with in an informal conversation between the club President and the member concerned. Repeated violations of the code may be regarded as misconduct and shall be dealt with as provided for by these By-Laws, clause 5