Weekly Newsletter - 14 July 2016

Bridge for Kids

A wonderful morning we had on Tuesday. We hosted 28 children ranging in age from 5-15 and their minders (ages undetermined) for a fun morning of cards. Four tables played mini bridge, two “go fish” and one played hearts, and one played bridge. The children’s behaviour was impeccable and their ability to pick up new skills was very pleasing. The general consensus was “when can we do it again” and his will be .......... the 1st Tuesday of the next School Holidays.
A big thank you goes to all those who helped out. Elainne Leach and Chris Sheen in particular set the scene perfectly. This would not have been possible without the help of many special people.

Upcoming Events

Nation Wide Pairs: Tomorrow Friday Afternoon July15 @ 1.00pm.
In addition to the normal Friday afternoon duplicate, the club will host a heat of the ABF Nationwide Pairs. The same hands are played and scored across Australia. Red Masterpoints are allocated on a national basis in addition to the normal session Green Masterpoints. The cost is normal table money plus $1.00.
The Panel Pairs discussion of some of the more interesting hands will be led this month by David Hoffman.
Regular Friday afternoon duplicate is unaffected by the Nation Wide Pairs.

President’s Butler Pairs- Tuesday evenings 19, 26 July, 2, 9 August. Red Point Event. Please enter your name on the entry list.

2016 Interclub Teams – Red Point Event, Sunday 24 July 10.00am- 5.30pm at CBC
Signup sheets are in the foyer. This is great value for a day of bridge
Please consider putting a team forward. The fee is $100 per team or $40 for a youth team this includes lunch, tea, coffee and cakes all day plus wine/nibbles at the presentation. Please advise the convenor Alex Hewitt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any special dietary requirements.

The categories are relevant to up to date Masterpoints
Novice - All team members must have less than 100 masterpoints
Restricted - All team members must have less than 300 masterpoints
Intermediate - All team members must have less than 1000 masterpoints
Senior- All team members must be born in 1957 or earlier

Supervised Lesson Topics

Supervised sessions are held on Monday evenings (7pm) and Thursday mornings (9.30am). Each session begins with a short lesson, followed by duplicate play. There is a set of lessons for Supervised sessions which run throughout the year.
July Topics are:
Monday 18 & Thursday 21 No Trump play
Monday 25 & Thursday 28 Trump play

Master the Basic Lessons

The next lesson is Wednesday July 20 at 9.15 am, with Ian Robinson. The topic is Doubles – Balancing & other doubles. To make a nice day out, stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

If your partner is going to be away during our rather cool winter let either the directors or managers know and we will attempt to link you up with a partner. The Bridge Club is very warm.