Newsletter - 1 December 2016


Our Christmas Hamper is now up and running with tickets $2 each or 3 for $5.

First prize is the hamper, followed by Christmas Cake, Bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky, Bottle of De Bortoli 8 year old port and Christmas Crackers.

Our Club’s Christmas Decoration time is this Saturday December 3 at 11am

If you are free for an hour or two to assist we would be very grateful. A fun time for all and then why don’t you stay on and play!

Gifts placed under our giving Christmas tree are going to Mary Mead, and are to be placed under the tree unwrapped.

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.
NB: You are welcome to come and play if you are not planning on staying for lunch. Regular table money applies.

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

Nationwide Pairs
Friday 16 December alongside the 1.00pm session. A Red Masterpoint event, the fee is normal table money plus $1. At the conclusion of play Richard Hills another who has represented the ACT will lead the panel discussions on some of the hands.


Tuesday Evenings Alan MacArthur Teams Winning Team
The Kozakos Team – George Kozakos, Arjuna De Livera, David Hoffman, Richard Brightling, Margaret Bourke & Elizabeth Havas.

Eclectic Results for November
Thursday Butler: Peter Kahler & Liz Van Der Hor
Thursday Blue: Basil Rebera & Daya Wickramatunga
Friday: Keith Mitchell & Lesley Gunson
Saturday: Gytis Danta & Henry Hudson
Monday Red: Ian Dalziell & Trevor Berenger
Monday Blue/Yellow: Maureen Copping & Wilma Daenzer
Tuesday: Sean Mullamphy & Arjuna De Livera
Wednesday Red: Peter Kahler & Sunny Campbell
Wednesday Blue/Yellow/Green: Teresa Wise & Catherine Cregan

Master the Basics Lessons

There will be NO Master the Basics on Wednesday December 7, due to the Christmas Party being held.

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.
Monday December 5-Thursday December 8. Rule of 20 & rule of 15
Monday December 12-Thursday December 15. High opening bids.

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 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.

Thank you
Chris Sheen

Bridge Beginner Lessons 2017

These lessons commence on Monday 6 February 2017 at 7.00pm and Thursday 9 February at 10am. The fee is $72 for seven weeks of lessons. You may like to consider getting a voucher for these lessons from the club for someone near and dear as a Christmas present.

Please let likely persons know about our upcoming lessons. We also have small brochures you can letter box drop in your neighbourhood.