Weekly Newsletter 4 May 2017

Upcoming Events-

NB Tomorrow - Bridge for Brains – Friday Daytime May 5 – 1.00pm
Donation envelopes are available at the Club for this very worthy cause.
This is a National Event

ACT State Open Butler Pairs- commences Thursday 11 May continues on 18, 25 May & 1 June. This is a major BFACT Honour Board Event. To be run with a Qualifying and Final format (numbers permitting). Red Masterpoints will be awarded. Pre – entry is essential.

ACT Knockout Teams Qualifying – commences Tuesday evenings 16 May continues 23, 30 May & 6 June. This is a knock out Teams event. The winning team will be invited to form the ACT Representitive team for the Grand National Open Teams in November. The repecharge final will be held on Thursday 15 & 22 June. Gold Masterpoints will be awarded. Pre – entry is essential. Entries close 6.00pm 9 May.

Southern Tablelands Teams – Sunday 28 May at 10.00am. This event is suitable for all levels of bridge players. It is a Swiss Teams congress with 6 matches of 9 boards. Red Masterpoints will be awarded. $35pp for members and out of town visitors (Youth half price), this includes the game, lunch and nibbles after play. Cash prises. An entry list is at the club.

Beginners Lessons

Commence on Monday evening 22 May and Thursday morning 25 May.
Six week course costs $72.00 and includes a text book, detailed notes and one free supervised play session.
Please let everyone you know who may be interested in learning bridge.
Flyers are available at the Club

The Canberra Club Quiz Night

Saturday 13th May 2017, 7pm – make up a team and support this venture
* Half the funds raised are to be presented to the club’s designated charity Koomarri
* Teams of 6-10
* Cost $15 per person – bring your own nibbles and drinks
* Hosted by Perelle Scales with questions set by Richard Hills
* The entry form for teams is in the Barry Turner Room at CBC

Master the Basics

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday May 10, with Barb Toohey at 9.15am. The topic is “Defence-Third-Hand Play” 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 May-
8th & 11th Leads & Signals.

Eclectics for April

Monday Red: Margaret Kyburz & Sue La Peyre
Monday Blue / Yellow: John Daly & Paul Driver
Monday Night: Hanna Coady & Jo Maxwell
Tuesday: Richard Hills & George Riszko
Wednesday Red: Lisa Westwood & Val Carmody
Wednesday Blue / Yellow: Catherine Cregan & Teresa Wise
Wednesday Night: John Hempenstall & Clem Davis
Thursday Butler: Richard Hills & Dorothy Jesner
Thursday Blue: Marie Hotchkiss & Edith Blumenthal
Friday: Bill Carmichael & Cec Hodgkinson
Saturday:  Brockwell & Stephen Carter

Eclectic Scoring
This is going to commence on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May onwards. The daytime eclectic scoring will continue. Eclectic results show the pair who have scored the best over three of the monthly sessions.

Lesley and Kerry

Past President’s Mini Corner

Canberra in Bloom Bridge Festival and Ballarat Bridge Club Visit

Dear Members,

Most are aware of the Canberra in Bloom Festival and also the recent interclub visit by CBC to Ballarat. The Ballarat Bridge Club will have members attending Festival. I am still looking for CBC Members to offer to billet BBC members and I particularly seek north side residents. It is an easy commitment, Bed and Breakfast and I am planning on having the visitors eat at clubs at night. Their expected arrival is Wednesday 27th Sept with departure on Tuesday 3rd Oct. Not all are likely to stay for the full program. Most of the BBC members are pensioners and accommodations costs in Canberra beyond most of them, hence the billeting arrangement. It worked extremely well last year with new friendships being forged. Additionally in 2018 when CBC does a return visit to Ballarat you can expect to be billeted in return. See below for the 2018 program.
I have a potential tourist plan for Thursday 28th Sept where CBC Members can join in, details in next week’s newsletter.
Most are aware that CBC visited Ballarat recently, four of our roosters awaiting a plate of cake and Begonias for which Ballarat is famous.

The Ballarat 2018 Program, ALL EVENTS are RED POINT EVENTS
Wednesday April 11th 2018 10.00AM start
Patti Neerhut Memorial Swiss Pairs $25, Includes lunch and refreshments plus Cash Prizes 1st & 2nd Plus best pairs Less than 200 Masterpoints.
Thursday April 12th 2018 1.30PM Start
Nation Wide Pairs or Festival Duplicate $10. Includes Refreshments at conclusion of play and Prizes.
1st & 2nd NS & EW
Friday April 13th 2018 10.00AM Start
Festival of Bridge Swiss pairs $25, includes lunch and refreshments plus Cash Prizes 1st & 2nd
Plus best pairs Less than 200 Masterpoints. (This was a great event this year and wonderful lunch).
Saturday April 14th 2018 1.30PM Start
Farewell Duplicate $10 Includes Refreshments at conclusion of play and Prizes.
1st & 2nd NS & EW
Please note the dates in your diary and various tourist activities will be arranged.

Happy Bridging
Peter Giles