Upcoming events

Mixed pairs

Yes, the mixed pairs competition is on again.   It runs over two Saturdays, July 23 and 30.   Enter by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page Enter.    Last years’ winners were Therese Garbutt and Jonathon Pynt.

One day congress

This pre-spring congress is to be held on Sunday August 28.   See the flyer 2022 ONE DAY CONGRESS.

August advanced lesson

This lesson will cover safety plays that will give declarer the best chance of making a contract.   The cost will be $15.   Register for the lesson by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   The date of the lesson is Wednesday 31st.

Club pairs

This competition is for members only and runs over two Saturdays September 3 and 10.   Here is your chance to show your skills with your favourite partner.   Enter by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.    Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.  Last year’s winners were Ann Youngs and Sue Gammon.

beginners’ course

The course runs over eight weeks commencing Tuesday September 6.

Mentor day

This is a session that gives an opportunity for inexperienced players to have a game with an experienced club member.   Put your name down and the club will provide a partner.   You never know, you could wind up playing with a grand master.   The date is the Thursday afternoon session on September 16.

Club novice pairs

This is an event for players who have less than 50 master points.   it gives you the opportunity to gain some red points.   The competition runs on two Tuesdays, 20 and 27 September.   You can play on just one or both days, but you must play in both to be eligible to win the competition.   Enter by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   Last year’s winners were Mary Egerton-Warburton and Beth Mackinnon.

September advanced lesson

Are you playing ACOL and thinking of changing to Standard?   These days the majority of players are using Standard, and it is useful to follow the opponents’ bidding even if you are not playing it yourself.   Register by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   The date is Wednesday 28 and the cost $15.   Pay on the day.

October intermediate short course

This course covers the topic of competitive bidding.   Find out how to best combat those beastly opponents as they strive to disrupt your bidding.   The cost is $15 per session or $40 for the whole course, that goes for three weeks.   Register for the course by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Hare is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   The lessons start Wednesday October 5.

Three day spring congress

This congress runs over three days, as you may have guessed from the title, Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 7, 8 and 9.   It commences with a welcome pairs on Friday.   Saturday will be a pairs competition and the Sunday will be a teams event.   BYO lunch on the Saturday and Sunday.   Enter via the BAWA web site.

October advanced lesson

The topic for this lesson is 2 over 1.   Many experts use this.   Find out how it differs from Standars and hear the advantges it has to offer.  It is a two hour lesson commencing at 10 am on Wednesday 26.   Register by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   The cost is $15.

Melbourne cup luncheon

As usual, the Melbourne cup runs on the first Tuesday of November.   You can combine the race with a game of bridge and make it a day out.   The day includes a lunch with the other excited punters.

Club teams championship

The teams championship is really the prestigious event of the year.   Teams is the purest from of bridge where you don’t need to consider the difference between playing in a suit contract or no trumps.   Form a team with your favourite partner and another willing pair.   The event will run over two sessions on Saturday November 5.   Enter the event by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.

November advanced lesson

These lessons are designed to help aspiring players to improve their game.   This lesson looks at declarer play.    You will be given 10 hands to play to test your declarer skills.   Register on-line by going to SESSIONS/ENTER EVENT.   Here is a link to that page ENTER EVENT.   The cost is $15.

Christmas party and prizegiving

The normal Saturday afternoon bridge session will be followed by the presentation of trophies and prizes on Saturday December 10.   Drinks and light refreshments will be served.   Your attendance will make this a successful event.

Blennerhassett pairs

Here is the final red point session for the year on Saturday December 17.   Everybody is welcome – no need to register, just roll up.   Normal table money applies.