Weekly Newsletter - 6 July 2017

Upcoming Events

Nation Wide Pairs for July is being held Friday 14 July at 1.00pm
This is the day before the ANC commences in Canberra, so there will NOT be a discussion forum at the end of play this month.
But, it WILL be a great chance for you all to have a "practice" and get yourselves some RED Master Points before you head off to Thoroughbred Park in Mitchell on Saturday 15th July to play in the event.

The next two series of Beginner Lessons commence –
Monday August 21 at 7.00pm and Thursday August 24 at 10.00am.

Please let your friends know.

June 2017 Eclectic Winners

Saturday- B & B Crossman
Monday Blue- R Milner & G Sullivan
Monday Red- P McDonald & N Van Vucht
Monday Night- A Solomon & H Merritt
Tuesday- C Whitty & A De Livera
Wednesday Blue/Yellow- P McKittrick & R Johnston
Wednesday Red- S Campbell & P Kahler
Wednesday Night- C & M Tough
Thursday Butler- P Kahler & L Van Der Hor
Thursday Blue- H Van Gelder & I Hodgkinson
Friday- M & V Meakins

ABF Masterpoint Promotions for June 2017

Graduate- David Lee, Peter Waddell-Wood
Club- Elizabeth Ashton
Local- Morna Falkland, Mary Knapp, Robert Knapp, Hilary Merritt
*Local- Avi Solomon
**Local- Annabelle Boag
*Regional- George McLean
*State- Jenny Brogan

Master the Basics

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. The next lesson is Wednesday July 12 with Barb Toohey. The topic is Signals - Discards”. 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.
Barb and/or Jeanette & Anne look forward to seeing you there.
Topics for next week – 10 & 13 July – Opening Leads and Signals.

Australian National Championships Requests and Information
15-27 July 2017

Thoroughbred Park Function & Convention Centre, Randwick Road, Lyneham

Partnership Request
I have a Novice player wishing to play in all the Flighted Matchpoint Pairs events for the week 15 - 21 July.
If anyone is interested in any, or indeed all, of these games could you please contact me to arrange a hook up.
Lisa Westwood : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you a Restricted or Novice player who wants an occasional game at the ANC?
In Week 1 (15-21 July) there are several matchpoint pairs events, just as in the bridge club. There will be prizes for Novice and Restricted players. Please enter now.
In Week 2 there will be Walk In matchpoint pairs: on Saturday 22 July, Sunday 23 July, Tuesday 25 July at 10am, on Monday 24 July and Wednesday 26 July at 2.00pm. Just turn up. We look forward to seeing you there.

Interclub Teams Sunday 16 July
The Canberra bridge club would like those interested in playing in this team event and representing the club to sign up on the signup sheet in the foyer.
The categories are –
* Novice those with fewer than 100 masterpoints as of 31 March 2017
* Restricted - those with fewer than 300 masterpoints as of 31 March 2017
* Intermediate - those with fewer than 750 masterpoints as of 31 March 2017
* Senior - All team members must be born before 01/01/1959.
It is an all day event commencing at 10am to 5.30pm. The fee is $80 per team
It is being held at the same venue as the ANC Thoroughbred Park Function and Convention centre, Randwick Rd, Lyneham.

Information in regard to the ANC event
You have a once in eight years opportunity to play in this tournament, at home.
* Events range from one-session pairs to two-day or longer Butler pairs; with categories including Novice, Restricted, Open, Women and Seniors. We look forward to seeing you there.
* Brochures are available on the table in the upstairs foyer.
The website is http://www.abfevents.com.au/events/anc/2017/
If you have any questions, please ask
Elainne Leach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or Pam Crichton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ANC : 15 – 27 July

Assistance requested during the ANC
Keith Ogborn would like to hear from people who can help on occasion with the Bulletin at the coming interstate championships. You would be able to help by:
* volunteering to kibitz an occasional match and/or all or part of the finals (they should be on BBO) and letting Keith know about any interesting play and bidding (there would be no need to write anything up)
* helping with compiling statistics on the progress of the event. (This needs somebody who is comfortable with spreadsheets. While good bridge knowledge is not a bad thing, only beginner level understanding of scoring is needed.)
* taking photos of participants and winners for inclusion in the Bulletin.
The time involved can be tailored to whatever you have available. If you can help, or would like more information about the tasks, please contact Keith on 0428 803 814 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Comments in regard to the recent Sunday trip to Cooma

A small group Canberra bridge players from CBC and Capital attended an inter club session at the Cooma Bridge Club on Sunday 25 June. The small gathering of 13 tables enjoyed stimulating competition and play until 1 pm followed by more relaxed social play after lunch, finishing early enough to dodge the kangaroos and tired skiers heading home.
Our Cooma hosts hailing from all areas within the Cooma Monaro Shire were very welcoming and provided us with an endless supply of delicious homemade treats throughout the day.
We thank Cooma members and Andrew in particular for their efforts and hospitality and hope to extend a similar invitation to our club in the near future.

Sue Stacey & Annabelle Boag