Newsletter - 1 September 2016


Eclectics August 2016
Thursday Butler: Ian Dalziell & Trevor Berenger
Thursday Blue: Stephanie Luxton & Claudia Whitty
Friday: Elspeth Saxby & Lisa Westwood
Saturday: Richard Hills & Chris Stead
Monday Red: Niek Van Vucht & Patricia McDonald
Monday Blue: Kathleen McIntosh & Kerry Dunlevy
Tuesday: Elspeth Saxby & Brian Thorp
Wednesday Red: Peter Anderson & Andrew Ferguson
Wednesday Blue & Yellow: Margaret Baker & Margot Loeshnauer

Teams of Three were very well attended with 26 tables.
First in the A Section were the Kozakos team which included Lisa Westwood, Cheryl Neal, Sue Waters and George Kozakos.
First in the B Section were the Dudley team which included Miklos Tifan, Gerdina Bryant, Rajan Shan and Earl Dudley.
Thank you to all the team captains for volunteering their time to make this such a great day.

American Whist results
Winners - Michael Smart, Arjuna De Livera, George Kozakos, Ian Robinson, David Appleton, Brad Coles

Last weekend three CBC couples travelled to Young for an annual charity Bridge weekend, and Wille Aboud and Peter Carter finished third overall. Well done, folks. Maureen Lipinski and John Hempenstall pipped Sherryn and Mirza Datoo for the last spot in the top ten by .1 of a percent!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Evenings
State Open Teams Qualifying 6, 13, 20 & 27 September - BFACT Honour Board Event. 6, 13, 20 & 27 September. This is a premier Teams event on the ACT calendar. The Semi-Final and Final to be played on Thursday October 6 and 13 respectively. Red Masterpoints.

Olive Lott Red Point Pairs
This Honour Board event will be held on Monday September 5, 12, 19 & 26. It is a daytime event and no entry is necessary. To be eligible to win the event, pairs must play at least three of the four Monday sessions with the same partner.


– Thursday 29 September 7-10pm at CBC
We want to enrich your bridge experience by helping players of all standards learn what you really need to know about the intricacies of bridge laws and procedures. We are fortunate to have as our presenter John McIlrath - a very experienced and entertaining national director. Cost: $15 pp
Learn about
 The Laws of Contract Bridge
 Simple movements
 How to score using Bridgemates
Sign up at the Canberra Bridge Club (6282 2382) or contact Ian Dalziell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*As an optional extra you can do a take home exam, (extra $10) and if you pass, then you will be able to qualify as a club level director.
Sponsored and subsidised by BFACT

Master the Basic Lessons

These lessons start at 9.15am Sharp. Please don’t be late.
The next lesson is Wednesday September 7 with Barb Toohey at 9.15 am. The topic is Transfers – Major suit transfers. To make a nice day out, stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

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 these Supervised sessions which run throughout the year.
August Topics are:
Thursday 1 Sept Rule of 20 and Rule of 15
Monday 5 Sept – Thursday 8 Sept High opening bids: Pre-empts
Monday 12 Sept – Thursday 15 Sept Weak 2D, 2H, 2S openings
Monday 19 Sept – Thursday 22 Sept Strong 2C opening
Monday 26 Sept – Thursday 29 Sept Slam bidding, Blackwood