Upcoming events

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.   Have a look at the flyer 2021 Novice refresher 2.

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.   For further information have a look at the flyer 2021 beginners 2.

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 – Converting from Acol to Standard.    Today’s trend is for players to use Standard American for their bidding system.   if you want to change from Acol this is for you.   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 2021 jULY – Standard American.

One day congress

Take the opportunity for a day of bridge.   This will be held on Sunday August 15.   It is a popular event so you will need to get your entry in early.   Enter via the BAWA web site.  For the flyer click on 2021 ONE DAY CONGRESS.

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.   This session looks mainly at the takeout double – confer with partner to find the best contract.   For more information see the flyer 2021 Novice refresher 3.

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.    Have a look at the flyer 2021 CLUB Saturday pairs champ.

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.   Hve a loook at the flyer 2021 Club Novice Pairs.

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 2 over 1.    Find out how this differs from Standard American.   Register for the lesson by clicking Register here or put your name in the book at the club.   Have a look at the flyer 2021 September 2 over 1.

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.   This course will look at winning your suit contracts.   You can learn when to draw trumps, how to set up side suits and more.   The dates for this are Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 October.   For further information see the flyer 2021 short course declarer suits.

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.   For further information see the flyer 2021 3 DAY CONGRESS.

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 – Simple squeeze play – frustrate your opponents.     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 OCTOBER Squeeze Play.   Note that originally this was to be on Lebensohl but the April lesson had to be cancelled on account of the virus crisis.

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.   For further information see the flyer 2021 MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH.

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.   This session investigates signalling – tell your partner what you want.   For more information see the flyer 2021 Novice refresher 4.

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.  For further information see the flyer Christmas Party 2021.

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.   For further information see the flyer 2021 blennerhassett pairs.