Newsletter - 3 July 2020
From the President:
The last few months have been complicated for society, and also for the club. Many things have been undertaken in the building and we have had to adjust to playing bridge in new ways. Through all this our two managers have worked very hard and flexibly to support us. Kerry and Emily, we continue to appreciate your great efforts on behalf of CBC.
A Good News Story
Many Canberrans start their time with the Canberra Bridge Club at a Beginners class, taught by Barb Toohey.
In 2019 two such people met there and started playing bridge together. They did this with such success that they decided if they could play bridge together for twelve months, they could probably live together for ever.
Congratulations to Yvette Gilroy and Jack McDonald on their recent ‘Covid’ marriage!
And congratulations to Barb on a job well done.
Playing Bridge COVID-style
Returning to Bridge in the Club Rooms
The ACT Government requires businesses to have a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan in order to recommence activities.
The Committee has written CBC’s Safety Plan in order to ensure face-to-face bridge sessions are as safe as possible for everyone.
That said, it is not possible to play bridge in the clubrooms in a way that completely removes all COVID-19 risks. The Committee understands that some members will not want to play face-to-face bridge at this time given their personal situation and health issues. We urge all members to consider their own circumstances and decide what is best for them.
Next week at the Clubrooms - a new session and a significant change to the registration procedure
For the week commencing Monday 6 July we have three sessions scheduled at the clubrooms
- Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm (new session) Sally Barber
- Wednesday morning 10.00am Ian Robinson
- Friday afternoon 1.15pm Bruce Crossman
Next week we are dispensing with the pre-registration process and returning to our normal procedure of walk-in duplicate, so there is no need to email the managers if you are playing next week. As always, specific seating cannot be reserved for players unless they have a medical need.
Please remember that the clubrooms do not open until 20 minutes before the advertised session start time. Members with surnames commencing M-Z are requested to wait and enter the clubrooms in the 10 minute period immediately prior to session commencement.
Social distancing is most difficult when entering the clubrooms. Those members who already have vouchers should have them ‘at the ready’ and those purchasing vouchers should have the exact money amount ($50 or $45) in their hot little hands.
For the week commencing Monday 6 July, we have scheduled 6 tourneys on BBO.
|Monday morning 10:00am||Bruce Crossman|
|Tuesday evening 7:15pm (imps)|| Stephen Fisher
|Wednesday morning Novice 10:15am||Barb Toohey|
|Wednesday evening 7:15pm||Christy Geromboux|
|Thursday morning 10:00am||Jodi Tutty|
|Thursday morning 10:10am (imps)||Jodi Tutty|
Members looking for a partner for a casual game can log onto BBO and register their name in the partnership desk located in the same place as they would to enter a tourney with a partner. Login è competitive è,all tournaments è–type CBC in search to find tourney è partnership desk at top of page.
Members can also send an email to managers (with plenty of notice) and we will try and locate a partner for you.
Please remember that you can call the director at anytime if you have a problem at the table.
More information is available on our BBO pages:
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