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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.

Several courses of bridge lessons for beginners are run throughout the year. The next set of lessons  are scheduled for late February 2015.  For information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599 or  Home 02 4962 1816.

Recent Congress Results

Our members have been travelling to congresses all over the state in recent months and have achieved some very creditable results.

Great Lakes Swiss Pairs : First to Ken Wilks and Michael Simes
Port Stephens Teams : First to Robyn Fletcher Paul McGrath Ken Wilks and Michael Simes
Southern Highland Teams : First to an all “girls” team – Margaret Geddes Rosalie Broughton Jan Nicol and Janet Hill
Armidale Teams: Rosalie Broughton and Ken Wilks were part of the winning team.
Central Coast Teams: Michael Simes was in the team that came third
Taree Teams: Rosalie Broughton Ken Wilks and Michael Simes were in the team that came second.
NSWBA  State Novice/Restricted Teams (a state wide event): The team of Gai Brouwer Brigitta Kuegler Janet Ritchie and Cheryl Pletz came fourth.
ABF GNOT Pairs (an Australia wide event): Ken Wilks and Rosalie Broughton won the prize for the best provincial pair.

Details of next year’s congresses can be found on the NSWBA website. Many of these are now offering separate restricted and novice events so we hope to encourage more of our members to participate.  It is a great way to travel and improve your bridge at the same time.