Newsletter - 30 March 2017


ACT Youth Team Selections

1st Daryl Whitfield & Peter Schmidli - 2nd Zachary Neulilnger & Andrew Spooner - 3rd Maximilian Mullamphy & Stuart Herring

Seniors’ Trials Results

1st Richard Brightling & David Hoffman - 2nd Ian Robinson & George Kozakos - 3rd Stephen Mendick & Bernard Waters

Our grateful thanks to Bruce Crossman for endless hours spent getting last Wednesdays results out.
We anticipate that this month's Eclectics will be available by Saturday evening (fingers crossed).
For non-ABF members, please note that your previous local numbers are no longer valid. This is a result of our having to do a clean reinstall of our scoring software. We apologise for any inconvenience. ABF numbers will of course continue to be valid and should be used on the Bridgemates .

Upcoming Events

NB - Places close for this event tomorrow Friday 31 March at 4.30pm.  Please contact Niek Van Vucht mob 0422471649 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any further entries.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE CLUB

BFACT is running the ANC Open Stage 2 & Restricted Butler Sunday 2 April at CBC

This is Stage 2 of the ANC trials and the first 4 contending pairs earn a place in the Open ANC trials final. There is also a restricted event (<300MP). The first contending pair wins free entry into the ANC restricted pairs. There are prizes for each category. All members are encouraged to play in this event.

Master the Basics

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday April 5, with Barb Toohey at 9.15am. The topic is “Director play-Suit” – Trumping Losers! 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 April-

3rd and 6th         Opening Leads and signals

10th and 13th     No Trump Play

Further bridge lesson requirements

Please make your suggestions before Wed 5 April.

Put forward your suggestions to the committee in the suggestion box in the Barry Turner room.

The committee is preparing a programme for further bridge lessons for rising stars and would appreciate your advice about what you want to learn and when you would like the lessons.  Obviously we will not be able to satisfy everyone; but your comments will be taken seriously.

Another Bridge Session?

Please make your suggestion before Weds 5 April.

The committee is considering opening up another session during the day later in the year.  Could you please indicate in the suggestion box in the Barry Turner roomthe day and time that you would suit you as this will help with planning.

Other Events

Ballarat festival of bridge

Wednesday evening 5th April to Saturday 8th April with farewell dinner on Saturday evening.

Please contact Peter Giles on 0439469811 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in coming.  Last year it was a great occasion with a combination of bridge and tourist activities.

A farewell dinner will be held at Barkly’s Lounge and Bar 43 Main Street Ballarat, at a cost of $31.50 for a two course meal, (various choices) plus drinks.

Single entries are welcome and car pooling may be available.

Moruya Bridge Club

Keith Heron 21st Memorial Bridge Tournament

Swiss Red Point pairs event, Saturday 9th April, 2017 at Batemans Bay Bridge Club. Commences at 9.30am.

Cash Prizes. Only 18 tables. Entries close Wednesday 5th April. Contact Alan Booker ph 02 4474 2044 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bridge for Brains Food for Thought

Cook books

We still have a few for sale.