Newcastle Bridge Club holds seven sessions of duplicate bridge each week – both daytime and evenings – and all players are welcome. The venue is close to Broadmeadow railway station and is also serviced by bus routes. There is disability access and off street parking is available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the table fees which are $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The Club will help arrange a partner if required.
The course of bridge lessons for beginners commenced on Tuesday 28th July, 2015. For more information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599 or Home 02 4962 1816.
For instructions on completing an ABF System Card click here
Beginning Friday 4th December, anyone without a partner can simply walk in.
Each week, a standby player will be in attendance so that anyone without a partner will get a game.
The team of Rosalie Broughton, Ken Wilks, Michael Simes and Michael Johnson took out the final of the Taree Swiss Teams this year. That result is one better than last year when they finished second. If they keep that up, they may not be allowed to play next year!!
Newcastle members played in this year’s State Open Pairs Finals thus ensuring that red masterpoints were awarded to members who performed well in the qualifying events. The pairings of Julie Gleeson and Wayne Smith, and Michael Seldon and Chris Dibley managed to qualify for the State Open Pairs Final where they finished 4th and 7th respectively. Well done.
Though not waving the Newcastle Club banner, Ian Walker playing with Emil Battista finished 2nd in the Country Pairs Final. Janet Hill and Jan Nicol, and Vincia and Giles Martin also competed in that section of the week-end.
Our thanks are extended to those members prepared to give their time for the benefit of the Club.
Many of our members are probably aware of some rather disturbing revelations recently of instances of cheating at the highest level of international bridge. Those who still do not know about it or wish to obtain further information can go to the following website:
This website has been developed by Boye Brogeland (from Norway), who is one of the most accomplished bridge players in the world. On this site Brogeland describes, sometimes in minute detail, a number of situations in which Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz (two extremely successful players from Israel) have clearly engaged in cheating. The website also contains a selection of videos revealing Fisher and Schwartz’s system of secret signals. Read more…