From the President.......

Our Christmas raffle was drawn this morning. The winners were:

Hamper – Heather Kirkby                  

Christmas Cake – Daya Wickramatunga                   

Bottle of Whisky - Sarah Heal

Bottle of Port – Stephen Henningham                       

Crackers (Bon-Bons) – Tony Webb                

Chocolates – Tom Flynn                     

Thank you very much to Adrienne Stephens who has again put this raffle together.

Thank you to all the donors of gifts for Barnardos and thank you very much to Janet Kahler for her work on this donation.

Thank you to another group of dealers – those who have dealt the boards for the Youth Championships in January 2018.  Another job well done.

A group will dismantle the tree and the decorations, on Saturday 30 December, at 10am (earlier than I had suggested).

Don’t forget, you can play bridge at CBC on Boxing Day in the afternoon session commencing at 1.00pm.

Merry Christmas to all and I look forward to seeing you in the club in 2018.

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, which are the days and sessions the Club will be closed:

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


Congratulations to:

The 2017 Medley Team winners:

Val Brockwell, Janet Kahler, Peter Quach, Peter Grant & Tony Marinos


Wednesday Night 27th December Bridge session

Please note, the Club will be closed on Wednesday evening, 27th December 2017. There will be no Bridge session that evening. The next Wednesday evening session will be held on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


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.
  • Summer Festival of Bridge – 10th January to 21st January 2018

For all the information on this event, including on-line entry, please visit the web page at:


  • Also, standby Players wanted for the above, ‘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.

  • Ballarat Festival of Bridge 2018 – 11th April to 14th April

For all the information on this event, including on-line entry, please visit the web page at:


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), details being:

Account name – Canberra Bridge Club

BSB – 062 919

Account no. 00920020

Please include your ABF no. (and surname if possible)

Alternatively, you can pay your renewal membership by ‘cash’ or ‘cheque’ at the Club.

Thank you for your assistance here.


Master the Basics –

Will resume again on Wednesday, January 31st 2018.


Supervised Sessions – all Beginners should attend

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 a 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.


Keith’s bridge playing experiences :) :)

I was playing last Monday morning and I thought our partnership had a misunderstanding – I assumed my partner knew what she was doing!

Two boards later, she asked me if I knew the difference between a serial killer and a bridge partner? I said no to which she responded with, “you can reason with a serial killer.”


And to all from the Managers of the Canberra Bridge Club, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year Festive Season.


Kind regards

Kerry and Keith