Newcastle Bridge Club holds eight sessions of duplicate bridge each week – both daytime and evenings – and all players are welcome. On Monday Afternoons, Tuesdays, Thursdays (less than 150 Mps) and Fridays a standby player will be in attendance so anyone without a partner can simply walk in and get a game. 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 next course of bridge lessons for beginners started the week beginning 5th February 2018. Lessons are held on Monday morning 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Tuesday night 7 pm – 9 pm.
For more information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599 or Home 02 4962 1816
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To see details of the program changes please click 2018 Program Changes
The 2018 Graded Pairs competition will commence Friday 2nd March. Every session, played on the 1st Friday of each month until October, will be split into 2 grades, an A Grade and a B Grade. The grade in which a pair will play is to be determined by the combined total of their MP’s. Players with a combined total of 600 or more MP’s will play in A Grade while players with a combined total less than 600 MP’s will play in B Grade. The B Grade, although played as one section, will contain a C Grade section for players with under 150 MP’s.
The winners of all grades will be determined from the best aggregated scores from 6 of the 8 sessions. Substitutes are permissible. A prize pool for the event will be generated from an entry fee of $5 per player increased by an additional $7.50 per player from the Club. All money will be returned as prizes.
Entry forms have been posted on the notice board. Entry to the event will be possible up to and including 4th May.
For an explanation of the Rules attached to entry and participation click 2018 Friday Graded Pairs Regulations
Newcastle Bridge Club members had very pleasing results in the 2018 Gold Coast Congress. Notable performances came from:
- Chris Dibley and Michael Seldon who qualified to play in the A Grade Final of the Open Pairs event;
- Wayne Smith and Paul McGrath who finished 2nd in the B Grade Final of the Seniors Pairs;
- Vincia and Giles Martin who won the C Grade Final of the Restricted Pairs event; and
- Jeff Conroy and Jill Blenkley who along with Hans Van Weeren and Peter Clarke from North Shore BC won the Restricted Teams Final.
Well done to them and to all of our members who competed.