Dear Members

From the President.......

Our Christmas raffle will be drawn on Thursday 21 December during a morning tea break. Please let me know if you can bring a plate of food to share on that morning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

I would appreciate some help dismantling the tree and the decorations, perhaps on Saturday 30 December at 11am.  Any offers to the email address above. If I only get one or two offers the time is negotiable.

Will you be at a loose end after Christmas?  Come to play bridge at CBC on Boxing Day at 1pm.

For those of you who are travelling soon, be safe and enjoy the Christmas period.

Best wishes,



Bridge Sessions over Christmas and New Year Period

Please note: The Canberra Bridge Club will host all normal sessions for each day and evening except for the following:

Monday 25th December 2017

Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December 2017 – EVENING SESSION

Boxing Day – evening only

Monday 1st January 2018

New Years’ Day

Thursday 11th January 2018 – EVENING SESSION

Summer Festival of Bridge

Tuesday 16th January 2018 –EVENING SESSION

Summer Festival of Bridge

Thursday 18th January 2018 – EVENING SESSION

Summer Festival of Bridge

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – EVENING SESSION

Gold Coast Congress

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – EVENING SESSION

Gold Coast Congress


The 2018 Booklet is now available from the Club

The Google Calendar and PDF version are available on the website.   These could not have been produced without valued contributions from Pam Crichton, John Brockwell, Peter Giles, Liz van der Hor, Kerry Butcher, David Hoffman, Niek van Vucht and Ian Robinson. My thanks and appreciation go to all of them, especially John Brockwell for his efforts developing articles and initial calendar, and Kerry Butcher for the huge effort updating the membership list. Their contributions and/or proof-reading are much appreciated but in the final analysis any errors are mine and for them I apologise.

Claire Hughes


A Big Thank You............

Thank you very much for all those that have donated presents (under the Christmas Tree) for the Barnados XMAS appeal. You thoughts and donations will be greatly appreciated by those in need.


Congratulations to:

Congratulations to our local player Ian Thomson (partnering with Ron Klinger - NSW) who achieved 2nd place in the Men’s Senior event of the 2018 Australian Seniors’ and Women’s Teams Playoffs held in Canberra last week. Ian will now be selected for the Australian Seniors’ team – a great achievement!


Upcoming Competitions:

Please keep an ‘eye out’ for advertisements for the Summer Butler Pairs - 4 nights of walk-in events on Thursday 28th December, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Thursday 4th January and Tuesday 9th January commencing at 7.30pm. 


Monday and Wednesday Night Bridge sessions

To encourage more members to play in the evening duplicate sessions and to encourage Monday Evening players to try out the Wednesday Evening session, the Club will offer half price vouchers (two per person) to any member who has not previously played in the relevant evening session.  These will be available on request from the session Director, or one of our two managers.

The Club’s Committee looks forward to the continued support and participation of all Monday and Wednesday evening players. It is hoped that we can build on the enjoyment, friendly competition and social interaction that these sessions have offered Club members during 2017.


A Christmas Present??????

As you know, Ho Ho Ho, Christmas is coming and you need that elusive Christmas Present!

How about purchasing a Voucher for:

A course of Beginner’s class redeemable any time in 2018 ($75 for 6), OR

A set of Master the Basics lessons on Wednesday Morning’s ($60 for 10 lessons).

These are available now from either Kerry or Keith (Managers Office).


Assist in Generating Donations for CBC

In the entrance foyer of the Club, there is a supply of Children’s Books for sale. Perhaps a nice Christmas present for a child??? For each book sold, CBC receives $2.00. So, purchase a book and help the Club.


Standby Players wanted for:

‘Summer Festival of Bridge’

If you wish to be a ‘Standby Player’, please contact Perelle Scales on:

Mobile phone: 0450 961 935 or by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Reminder – renewals of membership – last couple of weeks!

Please note, renewal of 2018 membership is due by 31st December. If you have not already renewed your membership, can you please do so over the next couple of weeks. You can pay by EFTPOS (on-line banking  direct to CBC Bank account – please include your ABF no. and surname if possible) or by ‘cash’ or ‘cheque’ at the Club. Thank you for your assistance here.


Master the Basics – cement your Bridge skills

The next lesson is Wednesday, 20th December, with Barb Toohey.

  • The topic is: ”Declarer Play Challenges”


Supervised Sessions – all Beginners should attend

Upcoming topics:

  • December 18th & 21st – System Card

Notice for all Supervised Players

December 2017 - January 2018

Supervised sessions will take place, as normal, on Monday 18th and Thursday 21st December.

Following those dates Barb, Jeanette and Ann will take a break over the summer period.  However, supervised sessions will continue throughout, but without the lesson beforehand.

There will be a volunteer to look after you, an experienced player who will be there to help organise the session and to assist you.

These sessions are designed to give you lots of play practice over the summer period.

Monday evenings will still begin at 7pm and Thursday mornings will commence with duplicate at 10am.

It is important that you arrive at the Club and are seated 15 minutes before the start of the session, so the Director can arrange the movement.

Monday at 7pm                                             Thursday at 10am

25th December 2017 Club Closed                   28th December 2017


1st January – Club Closed                               4th January

8th January                                                       11th January

15th January                                                     18th January

22nd January                                                    25th January

Please Note:

Normal supervised sessions, with lesson, will resume on Monday 29th January and Thursday 1st February 2018, with Thursday commencing once more at 9.30am.

Barb and/or Jeanette & Ann look forward to seeing you there.


Kind regards

Kerry and Keith