Newsletter - 9 February 2017

Dear Members,

Please assist Ben Thompson, President of the VBA, with this worthwhile survey on behalf of the Australian Bridge Federation.

He is conducting a review of the ANC for the ABF, and has just put online a survey about it. With the ANC being held in Canberra this year, many Canberra bridge players would be interested in responding and of course he is very keen to hear from them.

The ABF has put an article on their website about it: so please follow the link.

Upcoming Events

Valentines Teams: Sunday February 12, 2017 at 9.30am.
This is a Swiss Teams congress event with 6 matches of 9 boards. There is open, restricted & novice teams.
The cost is $36.00 per player which includes lunch and nibbles after play. Youth players (under 25) pay half price. The entry form is up in the Barry Turner Room.

ACT Open Teams Selection
28 February 7, 14 & 21 March - Tuesday Evenings
(Red Masterpoints) pre-entry essential.

ACT Point-a-Board Teams
2, 9 & 16 March – Thursday Evenings
(Red Masterpoints) pre-entry essential.

Produce Table

If you have any produce that we can sell please bring it in. Fresh vegetables & fruit go well.

Membership Payments – Are now overdue!

When making direct bank payments please identify the payment with your ABF number or your name.
Members who have not paid their membership by March 28 will become INACTIVE and will no longer be issued with Masterpoints.

Master the Basics Lessons

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday February 15, with Barb Toohey at 9.15am. The topic is Overcalls. Stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

Supervised sessions, with a lesson preceding the play, re-commenced on Monday 6th February at 7pm, and Thursday 9th February at 9.30am.
Ann & Jeanette look forward to seeing you there.

Topics for February-
Monday 13th & Thursday 16th: Weak 2-level openings
Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd: Strong 2C opening
Monday 27th and Thursday 2nd: Slam bidding & Blackwood

Southern Cross Club Community Rewards Program

Just swipe your card when making a purchase at the club for the Canberra Bridge Club to gain the reward benefit. If you have not yet registered your Southern Cross Club membership number with the CBC, just pop into the office with your membership number and the managers will assist you.
Your friends and family members can also nominate CBC as the beneficiary.


With the beginning of the New Year we have members looking for partners, some members are away for awhile, and their regular partners are requiring regular play.

Members Please Note that the Club will be closed on Tuesday Night February 21st and Thursday Night February 23rd while players are attending the Gold Coast Congress.


Kerry & Lesley