Newsletter - 29 March 2019
From the President:
Good luck to Andrew Spooner who is playing in the Australian Youth Team in the APBF Championships in Thailand from 5 April.
Many hands would make for lighter work on 5 and 6 April (details below).
5-6 April – Please help!
Carpet cleaning will be done by a commercial company from 3pm on Friday 5 April. We will need furniture-moving helpers from 2pm on Friday 5 April and after the afternoon session would everyone who can please lend a hand to at least get everything off the tables.
9:30am Saturday morning 6 April – replace furniture, side tables, bridge equipment (sign-up sheet on the foyer notice board).
In our continual efforts to reduce members of the public (not playing bridge) using our carpark, the managers place a note on car windscreens requesting that they should not park in our carpark, but to do so the managers need to know which cars belong to members.
Please collect from the office a small CBC Parking card and display this on your windscreen when parking in the CBC carpark.
If you are too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
In the first week of our solar panels, a cloudy week:
- We have saved 420.13lb of CO2 emission
- And that is planting the equivalent of 0.64 of a tree.
Dear Hilda Lirsh,
The famous golfer from our land of Oz, Greg Norman, had the nickname of The Great White Shark. Why was he also given the derogatory nickname of The Great White Fish Finger?
Greg Norman was dubbed The Great White Fish Finger because of his habit of choking under pressure when playing in a major.
This is a lesson for bridge players. If we get a bottom on one board, we should not strive to get it all back on the next. Rather, we should just keep playing our normal game. The American bridge expert Larry Cohen wisely observed that it was easy to win a matchpoint pairs session despite one bottom, but a self-inflicted second bottom makes winning very much more difficult.
- Sunday 14th April, 2019
- <600MP per pair
- $12 per player
- Half-day event, commencing at 1pm.
- Presentation & Awards with nibbles & drinks at 5:30pm
- Entries close Wednesday 10th April, 10am
- Register online or on the notice board
- Tuesdays 7:30pm, starting 16th April for 3 weeks
- Thursdays 7:30pm, starting 11th April for 3 weeks
$20 per lesson for Members.
Sunday, 14th April, 10am
- More Tricks as Declarer, placing opponent’s honours.
- Optional lunch & entry to CBC Restricted Matchpoint Pairs for an additional $20
Sunday, 28th April, 10am
- Even More Tricks as Declarer, counting the hand.
Bridge 4 Kids
The next Bridge for Kids session will be held at the club premises on Tuesday 16 April, from 10am until 12pm midday. The format is the same as previous sessions... mini bridge and other card games followed by Pizza and ice cream at 12pm midday.
The cost is $5 per child. A parent or guardian is expected to attend and assist if required during the session.
Could you please register each child attendee, their age and their carer’s name on the sign-up sheet on the club noticeboard. If there are any special dietary requirements include these in the comments section.
Dates for the 2019 ANC Trials
Seniors – Qualifying
Monday evenings 8 & 15 April
Seniors – Final
Wednesday Night Bridge – Pizza Night
Our next Pizza Night will be on 3 April from 6.15 pm.
Richard Hills will give a short lecture on ‘When to stop in contested contracts’ and he has some simple easy to remember rules as guidance.
May is Mentoring Month
Do you want to improve your bridge game?
If you are a beginner who would like some help to improve your game, or a mid-level or slightly better player who wants help to move to the next level in bridge, the club invites you to apply for a mentor during May.
Each mentee will be provided with a suitable mentor as partner for 2 sessions of bridge. The mentor will generally play the mentee’s system. The mentee pays the table money.
Mentors are needed. If you are a friendly person who is available to play 2 sessions during the month to assist a club member please complete an application to be a mentor.
Stage 1 of Selection Trials for the ACT Open Team
N/S 1st: Roy Nixon & Emlyn Williams
2nd: Peter Grant & Tony Marinos
E/W 1st: David Appleton & Peter Reynolds
2nd: Pam Crichton & Ross Crichton
Stage 2 of the Selection Trials for the ACT Open Team
1st: Richard Hills & Chris Stead
2nd: Andrew Spooner & John Yoon
BFACT Restricted Pairs
1st: Claire Hughes & Cathi Bywater
2nd: Nola Arnold & Maureen Copping
3rd: Pamela McKittrick & Judy Netting
Lessons & Seminars
Master Basics will resume on April 3, 2019 at 9:15am.
“Declarer Play –
Play points-Promotion, Length, Finesse”.
Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members
Monday / Friday
|1st - 5th April||Doubles & Overcalls||Competitive Bidding - T/O double|
|8th - 12th April||No Trump Play #1||Competitive Bidding - Advancing T/O double|
|15th - 19th April||Trump Play #1||Negative & other doubles|
|29th April - 3rd May||Card Play #2 Finesse||Planning - Play Points|