Newsletter - 15 September 2016


The 2016 AGM of the Canberra Bridge Club will be held on Tuesday 27 September at 5.00pm in the Club Rooms. Please attend as it is important to support your club.

Daylight Saving

Commences Sunday October 2. The Tuesday to Friday evening sessions will start at 7.30pm, with the Monday evening session to remain at 7.00pm.

Sapphire Coast Bridge Congress Results

Congratulations to-
Lesley Gunson & Keith Mitchell for coming second in the pairs.
The Brockwell team consisting of John Brockwell, Chris Stead, Val Brockwell & Niek Van Vucht won the teams event and the Ma team came third consisting of Lisa Ma, Emlyn Williams, Jim Ascione & Tony Marker.

Upcoming Events

Nationwide Pairs
Friday 1.00pm 16 September. Ian Robinson will be leading the discussion at the end of the event. The above event is held in conjunction with the regular Friday afternoon walk in session.

ABF Masterpoint Rank Promotions

Graduate: Janice Curran, Rogina Hitchcock, Bob Nairn, Heidi Ramsay, Miklos Tifan, Jann White & Jenny Williams.
Club: Colin Davidson, Rose McNeicewroe
Local: Rae Lorenz
Local*: Annabelle Boag, Paul Nelson
Local**: Cheryl Neal
Regional: Kerry Dunlevy, Tim Mather
Grand: Tony Marker

Master the Basics Lessons

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late.
The next lesson is Wednesday September 21 with Barb Toohey at 9.15 am. The topic is Transfers – Showing a second suit. 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.
September Topics
Monday 19 Sept – Thursday 22 Sept Strong 2C opening
Monday 26 Sept – Thursday 29 Sept Slam bidding, Blackwood


– 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, you will qualify to be a director at club level.
Sponsored and subsidised by BFACT

Bridge For Kids

Tuesday October 4, 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 years 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.

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.

Please help make this a success.

Presidents Announcement

With regret Peter Giles announces the recent death of Aino Morrison who was a long term member of this club and played mostly on a Saturday afternoon up until a few years ago.