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 next set of bridge lessons  for beginners will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm commencing on 25th February.  For full details about the lessons  click here .
To register or 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

Country Teams Qualifying

Feeling refreshed after the holiday season and ready to test your Bridge skills outside the club session level?

Well pencil-in on your calendar the dates of the Newcastle Bridge Club qualifying rounds for the Country Teams qualifying.

Everyone in the club can strive to represent Newcastle in this prestigious event with the top qualifiers having their entry fees paid for stage two onwards.

And even if you don’t qualify, you will still benefit from the experience of playing at a higher level.

Qualifying sessions will be played at the club on THURSDAY February 5,12 and 19 and on WEDNESDAY March 4, 11 and 18. Teams can play in both qualifying series and the number of qualifiers will depend on the number of entrants in the event. But you can only represent from one of the sessions. Also, any team in the top 50% which does not qualify to represent the club can still enter the second stage.

The next step and second stage of the State tournament is the REGIONAL Final, which will be played at a venue to be decided by the end of May to determine the top qualifiers for the ZONAL Final to be played on June 27 and 28. The final step is the NSW State Final in Sydney on December 11, 12 and 13.

Hunter Interclub Teams

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The first of three Hunter Interclub Team events in 2015
will be hosted by MAITLAND  BRIDGE CLUB
on Sunday 8 February.



The event will be held at East Maitland Bowling Club, corner New England Highway and Banks Street, East Maitland.  It is open to Hunter Clubs only and caters for players at all levels.

Entries are $40 per person and can be made by contacting convenor Jenny Coyle at jenny.coyle@familylawfirm.com.au.
This is the ideal event for newer NBC members  – the competition is graded, the venue is conveniently accessed and a scrumptious lunch is promised.

A brochure containing full details is available in the club room.  Please talk with Eileen Sellers if more information is needed.

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.