Upcoming events

April advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The April lesson will be held on Wednesday 28th.   The topic is – Standard American.   Ideal for Acol players who are thinking of converting.   For the flyer click on 2021 April lesson -Standard American.  Payment of $15 can be made on the day.   Register for the lesson by putting your name in the book at the club or enter on-line by clicking on Register here.

Intermediate short course

Fiske Warren runs these courses on selected topics designed to increase the knowledge of aspiring players or to polish up things that you already know.   This course, to be held over three Wednesdays, 5th, 12th and 19th May, will be on the topic “Winning your no-trump contracts”.  The cost is $15 per player or $40 for the whole three days.   For further details see the flyer 2021 short course declarer NT.     

Mixed pairs

The club mixed pairs championship will be held concurrently with the afternoon sessions on two Saturdays 22 and 29 May.   This event is open for club members only.   Put your entry in on-line by clicking Enter here
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Australia wide novice pairs

Here’s a competition for those who are just starting their bridge careers.   The novice pairs is a national competition so you are pitting your wits against others all around the country.   It is for players who have less than 50 master points.   Put your entry in on-line by pressing Enter here or put your name in the book at the club.   The cost is $10 per player.   For further details see the flyer 2021 Aus Wide Novice Pairs.

May advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The May lesson will be held on Wednesday 26th.   The topic is – Test Your Declarer Play – 10 Hands.     See how well you do and learn some important techniques.   For the flyer see 2021 May lesson – Declarer Play.   Payment can be made on the day.   Register for the lesson by putting your name in the book at the club or do it on-line by clicking Register here.

Novice refresher (2)

Several sessions this year are being offered to assist novice players to polish up their skills.   Take the opportunity to make yourself more competitive and dangerous to your opponents.   The second session will be on Wednesday June 23.

Ranjit Gauba Swiss pairs

For those who don’t know, Ranjit was a stalwart supporter of the club for many years.   This is a regular Swiss pairs event to be held on Saturday 26th June.   Put your entry in on the BAWA web site.   For the flyer click on 2021 RANJIT GAUBA PAIRS.   NOTE:   This event has now been fully subscribed.   If you wish to enter, contact the club to be placed on a reserve list.

June advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The June lesson will be held on Wednesday 30th.   The topic is -Two Way Checkback after a 1NT rebid (NEW!).    Learn the latest and best version of Checkback that the experts are now playing.   For the flyer see 2021 JUNE checkback lecture.   Payment can be made on the day.   Register for the lesson by putting your name in the book at the club or do it on-line by clicking Register here.

Beginners’ course

The second beginners’ course for the year will commence on Tuesday July 27.   This is an eight week course and is for complete beginners – no previous experience is necessary.   Club members – spread the message to those you meet day by day.

July advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The July lesson will be held on Wednesday 28th.   The topic is – The Vacant Spaces Principle.    Learn how the distribution of one suit can affect how you should best play another suit.   Payment can be made on the day.  Register for the lesson on-line by clicking on Register here or put you name in the book at the club.   For further information see the flyer JULY 2021.

One day congress

Take the opportunity for a day of bridge.   This will be held on Sunday August 16.   It is a popular event so you will need to get your entry in early.   Enter via the BAWA web site.  

Novice refresher (3)

Several sessions this year are being offered to assist novice players to polish up their skills.   Take the opportunity to make yourself more competitive and dangerous to your opponents.   The third session will be on Wednesday August 18.

August advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The August lesson will be held on Wednesday 25th.   The topis is – Two over One System.   An easy summary of how this differs from Standard American – with practice hands to bid.   Register for the lesson by clicking on Register here or put your name in the book at the club.    For further information see the flyer 2021 August 2 over 1.

Club pairs championship

This is the prestigious pairs championship for the club.   Would you like to be a prestigious club pair?   The event runs in conjunction with the normal Saturday session and is for club members only.   It runs over two weeks, September 4 and 11.   Enter on-line by clicking Enter here
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Mentor day 2

This event gives inexperienced members an opportunity to play in a normal club session in partnership with a regular club player.   This is the second day for the year.   Give it a go – put your name down.   A partner will be provided.   The date for the event is Thursday September 16 in the normal club session time.

Novice pairs championship

Here is a special event for novice pairs.    It is for players with less than 100 master points.   It will run on two Tuesday mornings 21st and 28th September.   Enter on-line by clicking Enter here
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September advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The September lesson will be held on Wednesday 29th.   The topic is – Squeeze Play Fun.    Learn some simple squeeze play methods to torture the defenders!   Register for the lesson by clicking Register here or put your name in the book at the club.

October short course

Our esteemed teacher, Fiske Warren, will be offering a three week course for intermediate players.   Topics are chosen that will be useful to give yourself better results.   Details will be advised when available.   The dates for this are Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 October.

Spring congress

The club will run its popular spring congress over three days, October 8, 9 and 10.   This has been a regular event on the club calendar and is a popular competition.   Make sure you don’t miss out by getting your entry in early.   Put your entry in via the BAWA web site.

October advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The October lesson will be held on Wednesday 27th.   The topic is – the Lebensohl Convention.     Useful when the opponents intervene over your 1NT opening and also helping you to bid against weak two openings.   Payment can be made on the day.   Register for the lesson by putting your name in the book at the club or do it on-line by clicking on Register here.   For further information see the flyer 2021 OCT Lebensohl.

Club teams championship

The prestigious club teams championship will be held over two  sessions on Saturday October 30.   This is the only club teams event outside of the congresses and the GNOT.   It is for club members only.   Put your entry in on-line by clicking Enter here.

Melbourne cup

Who hasn’t heard of the Melbourne cup?   Come and have a game of bridge centred around watching the race.   Why not do something in the way of sartorial elegance?   Every year we see some very fancy outfits.   Oh, the date?    November 2.   And of course it is a Tuesday.

Novice refresher (4)

Several sessions this year are being offered to assist novice players to polish up their skills.   Take the opportunity to make yourself more competitive and dangerous to your opponents.   The fourth session will be on Wednesday November 17.

November advanced lesson

The club holds advanced lessons designed to help you improve your play.   The lessons are conducted by our club teacher, Fiske Warren, and occupy a two hour time slot from 10.00 to 12.00.   There will an opportunity to practice the principles presented, but it is not necessary to bring a partner.   The November lesson will be held on Wednesday 24th.   The topic is – Suit Preference Signals.   Help your partner defend a hand correctly with these clever signals.   Payment can be made on the day.   Register for eh lesson by putting your name in the book at the club or do it on-line by clicking on Register here.  For further information see the flyer 2021 November Suit Preferences.

Christmas party and prizegiving

This the occasion when we congratulate a little more formally the winners of the club competitions.  As a bonus, it is a red point event.   Come along to add your congratulations to the successful ones, hopefully yourself among them.   This will be held on Saturday December 11.

Blennerhassett pairs

This is the final red point event of the year.   It is one way of acknowledging the contribution of Blennerhassett Fine Jewellers, who provide the personal scorers.   There are lots of these required so it a much appreciated form of sponsorship.   The day for this is the last Saturday before Christmas, December 18.