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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 start the week beginning 5th February 2018. Lessons will be 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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Pianola Trial

The club has started a three month trial of Pianola. Pianola is a service for bridge clubs that provides players with a personal history of their bridge results, analysis of their performance by role and by partner, a member directory and a partner-finder. Players can also get data on their bidding accuracy and card play, and replay hands with card-by-card guidance. For details of Pianola for players click Player Details 

All members with an email address will receive an email with an invitation to access these features by creating a username and password.

Pianola is also a simple yet powerful set of management tools to assist in the  administration of a bridge club .For details of Pianola for clubs click Club Details

 

Winners of the Graded Pairs Competition

The Graded Pairs competition finished on 3 November.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who participated. The overall winners were:

A Grade:

1st: Wayne Smith & Paul McGrath

2nd: Michael Simes & Rosalie Broughton

3rd: Don Miller & Jan Nicol

B Grade:

1st: Jeff Conroy & Jill Blenkey

2nd: Gai Brouwer & Brigitta Kuegler

3rd:  Bruce Webster & Alan Hemmingway

C Grade:

1st: Jennifer Fowler & Jack Fowler

2nd: Vincia Martin & Giles Martin

3rd: Graham Woods & Grant Gamage

Volunteer Drivers Available

A few weeks ago we put out a request for volunteer drivers to assist members who can’t drive to Bridge sessions.  A number of members answered the call and have provided their details – thank you!

IF YOU NEED A LIFT:

Click on the link below to see if there’s a volunteer driver in your area, then contact that member to make arrangements.

Volunteer Drivers

 

YOU CAN STILL VOLUNTEER!

Any members who haven’t yet provided their details but are willing to help out can still get their name added to the list – just put your details on the form at the Bridge Club!

CAR POOLING OPPORTUNITY?

Maybe the list could also be used to initiate car pooling (i.e. not just be a service for those who are unable to drive), and hence reduce parking problems at some sessions, especially Tuesdays! Think about it – is there someone near you where this could work?

Restricted Teams Champions

Congratulations to Jeff Conroy and Jill Blenkey for their success at the Spring Nationals Restricted Teams event held at Canterbury Racecourse at the end of October! Jeff and Jill  teamed with a Sydney pair to win the Spring Nationals Restricted Teams while Jeff and Jill were also ranked No 1 pair over the 2-day event.

And to top that off, Jeff and Jill backed up to win the NSWBA State Restricted Teams Tournament held on the first weekend in November!