Newsletter - 23 February, 2017

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.


2017 State Match Point Pairs
1st Pam & Ross Crichton
2nd Margaret Bourke & George Kozakos

Gold Coast Congress

David Lilly was part of the pair that came 3rd in the Open Pair Final A
Brad Coles was part of the pair that came 1st in the Open Pair Final B
Ross & Pam Crichton came 3rd in the Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs

Upcoming Events

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.

Nationwide Pairs-

Will start again on Friday, March 17. The panel discussion at end of play will be led by Niek Van Vucht .

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 – Wednesday Daytime

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday March 1, with Barb Toohey at 9.15am. The topic is Bidding - So the Opponents have a bid! Stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

Supervised sessions, with a lesson preceding the play, are on Monday nights at 7pm, and Thursday mornings at 9.30am.

Ann & Jeanette look forward to seeing you there.
Topics for February-
Monday 27th and Thursday 2nd: Slam bidding & Blackwood
6th & 9th More Slams
13th & 16th Same bid, different message
20th and 23rd System Card
27th and 30th Etiquette, scoring & key bidding points

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.