Newsletter - 27 September 2019

In this week’s newsletter...

Upcoming Events

Results

  • Mollymook Congress

Lessons

From the President:

Please see below for the members of CBC’s committee 2019-2020. Wish them well, help them out and chat to them about positive ways of improving the club.

Best wishes,

Pam

CBC Committee 2019-2020

President:                                Pam Crichton

Vice-president:                        Ian Robinson

Treasurer:                               Lyn Turner

Secretary:                                Deb Milner

Tournament Secretary:           John Brockwell

Committee:                             Michele Grant
                                               John Hempenstall
                                               Margaret Kyburz
                                               Patricia McDonald
                                               Susan Pillans
                                               West Savery
                                               Mary Tough
                                               Liz Van Der Hor

Metal Name Badges

Final call for the year for those who would like to order a metal Club name badge, $15 each. Magnetic back, so you don’t need to put pin-prick holes in your clothes. If you would like a metal name badge, please see Kerry or Emily in the office, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name as you would like it printed on the name badge.

Upcoming Events

Bridge for Kids

The next session of bridge for Kids will be held on Tuesday 8 October from 10am until 12pm midday. Card games such as mini bridge and hearts will be played, along with other card games the kids may wish to play.

Interested members should register their children’s names, ages and any special dietary requirements on the registration sheets at the club, as well as the carer’s name. A grandparent or carer should accompany the children to this event, and may also be needed to assist with the games.

The cost will be $5 per child and fruit, pizza and ice cream will be provided at the end of play.

Further enquiries may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Patricia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Life / Non-Life Masters Pairs (Matchpoint)Gateway Event Image

  • Tuesday & Thursday nights, for 2 weeks: 15, 17, 22, & 24th October at 7:30pm
  • Gateway Event: Designed for those who do not normally play evening competitions
  • Special consideration for players with less than 300MP
  • Green Masterpoints
  • Pair with best 3 of 4 scores is the winner. One substitute allowed.
  • Pre-entry is desirable, on the Sign Up sheet or enter online.

Tuesday Intermediate Lessons

Bridge Basics for Continuing Students with Barb Toohey

  • Tuesday October 1
  • 10.00am – 12.00pm.
  • $15.00 per lesson

Sign-up sheet is up in the Barry Turner Room.

Wednesday Nights

Our next Wednesday Night Pizza night and talk will this week 3 October. Richard Hills will give a talk on
“Taking advantage of your opponents’ infractions”.

If you wish to partake in Pizzas please contact Jon Pike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or leave your name on the list on the board. Pizzas from 6:15pm.

Canberra in Bloom

  • Eastlake Football Club, Gungahlin
  • October 4th - 7th
  • Events for players of all standards

Standby players will be required to make this event run smoothly. Please contact Perelle Scales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0450 961 935 with your availability.

Helpers for setup are required on Thursday 3rd October 4:30pm, and helpers for packing up/take-down are needed for Monday 7th October 4:30pm.
As always, many hands make light work!
Please contact Justine Beaumont by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0414 637 075 if you can help.

Bridge Federation of the ACT (BFACT) - AGM

The Bridge Federation of the ACT is our ‘state’ body, to which we (Canberra BC), Capital BC, South Canberra BC, Cootamundra BC and Monaro (Cooma) BC are affiliated.

Members of the Canberra Bridge Club are members of BFACT by virtue of their CBC membership. 

BFACT’s AGM will be held at CBC on Sunday 29 September at about 5pm, at the conclusion of play in the Gala Pairs.

Lighter Moments

The man who invented the zip has been honoured with a lifetime peerage. He will now be known as Lord of the Flies.

- Ronnie Barker

Results

Mollymook Congress

Swiss Pairs:        2nd   Richard Hills & Chris Stead

                            3rd    Karen Creet & Richard Brightling

Swiss Teams:        1st    John Brockwell, Kevin Tant, Richard Hills & Chris Stead
                            2nd   Stephen Mendick, Andrew Creet, Karen Creet, Richard Brightling
                            3rd    Leone Moffat, Elainne Haley, Sue Neill, Robert Van Der Hoek

Lessons & Seminars

See “Upcoming Events” section for the Tuesday Intermediate Lessons “Bridge Basics for Continuing Beginners”

Master the Basics 

The next lesson will be on October 2, 2019 @ 9.15am
 “Competitive Bidding – 1NT doubled – what now?”.
Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non members

Thursday Intermediate Lessons

  • Every Thursday Morning at 9.30am SHARP
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Cost $5 for members, $7 for non-members
  • Come alone, with a friend or your partner
  • Program:
    3rd October - Planning, play points
    10th October - Take out double
    17th October - Advancing Take out doubles
    24th October - Neg & other doubles

Supervised Play & Lessons

  • Monday evenings, 7:00pm
  • Friday mornings, 9:30am
  • 20 minute free lesson, then play in the Supervised Play section to reinforce your learning (normal table fees apply).
  • You do not need a partner for Supervised Play.

Program:

  • 30th September - 2nd October - Strong 2C opening
  • 7th – 11th October – Slam bidding, Blackwood
  • 14th - 18th October - System Card
  • 21st - 25th October - Introduction, Etiquette, Key Points