Newsletter - 24 November 2016

Membership Payments

When making direct payments for your membership please identify the payment with your ABF number or your name.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Parties
Monday 5 December and Wednesday 7 December at 10.00am. The cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non members. There will be a lucky door prize, raffle and a glass of sparkling wine. Signup sheets are up in the Barry Turner room.
Helpers for our Monday Christmas party please. If you are able to assist please call the club.

Medley Teams

Tuesday 6, 13, December. This is a Red Point event with three matches each session. Each team member plays one match with every other team member during the session.

Master the Basics Lessons

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late.
The next lesson is Wednesday November 30, with Barb Toohey at 9.15 am. The topic is Declarer Play-Rule of Eleven. Stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

Monday November 28 - Thursday December 1 Responses to NT & Stayman

Needing Help for Supervised

Chris Sheen is asking for volunteers who are friendly, supportive bridge players, keen to help our newer players who participate in Supervised sessions. Over the summer (19th December to 2nd February), we need help from people willing to attend our special Summer Supervised sessions, while Barb, Jeanette and Ann take a break. These sessions will take place on Monday 7-10pm, and Thursday 10am-1pm. We do not want you to 'teach' the players, as there will be no lessons over this period, just play. We need you to be there to assist and answer questions, and perhaps play with someone who does not have a partner on that day. You will be given boards for the players to use, and hand records. Your friendly advice and encouragement is all that is needed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to nurture future bridge players. We all remember how terrifying it was to go from lessons to a full blown duplicate event. I certainly don't want what happened in the past, to be an accepted "rite of passage".
Please contact me by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 0408 544 244 or phone 6286 2301. Chris Sheen



The Summer Festival of Bridge is fast approaching. It will be held at the QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit from the 10 – 22 January 2017. There will be no cost (unless you wish to make a small payment) and gold masterpoints to be won.
This year Perelle Scales and Justine Beaumont are managing the partnership desk on behalf of the Canberra Bridge Club (CBC). The CBC will earn money for undertaking this activity. You do not need to commit to an entire event; although you are welcome to do so. If you are free to be on standby for even one session it will appreciated. Players of all levels, including novice are needed.

Please advise Perelle 0450961935, Justine 0414637075 or the managers 62822382 if you can assist.