Newcastle Bridge Club holds nine sessions of duplicate bridge each week – both daytime and evenings – and all players are welcome. On Monday Afternoons, Tuesdays, Thursday Mornings 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 will commence the week beginning 13th February 2017. Lessons will be held on Mondays 9.30 am to 11.30 am and on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
For more information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599 or Home 02 4962 1816
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A few members have inquired about the teams events scheduled for May. Both were incorrectly labelled as “Championship Teams” rather than “Country Teams”. Both events, Wednesday and Thursday evening will be used as qualifying rounds for entry to the NSWBA Country Teams competition. The “Championship Teams” event remains as scheduled, qualifying rounds on Saturday 6th and 13th May, final round on Sunday 21st May.
My apologies for this oversight. Please take note of this change when you schedule your participation in Club events.
The 2017 Graded Pairs competition will commence Friday 3rd February. Every session, played on the 1st Friday of each month until November, 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 a 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 7 of the 10 weeks. 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 5th May.
For an explanation of the Rules attached to entry and participation click fri-graded-pairs-regulations
Favourable results from Canberra this year were achieved by Alan Hemingway, Bruce King, and Leslie and Charles Bowen-Thomas. As a team, they finished in second place in the National Novice Teams Championship. Alan and Bruce then participated in the Novice Swiss Pairs and came 3rd.
“Not so novice now” I say.