Newcastle Bridge Club holds nine sessions of duplicate bridge each week – both daytime and evenings – and all players are welcome. On Tuesdays 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 course of bridge lessons  for beginners  commenced on Tuesday 26th July 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm and on Thursday 28th July 2016, 10 am – 12 noon. The lessons are such that people can switch between the day and night sessions.  
For more information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599  or  Home 02 4962 1816

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Club Teams Championship 2016

The finals of the Club Teams Championship were held on Sunday 28 August.  The finalists were the ROBINSON team (Christo Moskovsky, Roy Hardy, Ian Walker and Bernie Adcock), the HUMPHERY team (Eileen Humphery, Paul McGrath, Julie Gleeson and Wayne Smith), the WILKS team (Ken Wilks, Rosalie Broughton, Chris Dibley and Michael Seldon), and the ATKINS team (Judy Atkins, Janet Hill, Bernie Atkins and Tony Wagstaff).

In the semi-final, the Moskovsky team beat the Atkins team by 71 IMPS, and the McGrath team won against the Wilks team by 11 IMPS.  Rather than play off for 3rd and 4th place, the Wilks and Atkins teams agreed to a tie for 3rd.

In the final between the Moskovsky and McGrath teams, the McGrath team led by 14 IMPS after the first 16 boards.  The second set of 16 boards was very close with just a 3 IMPS margin to the McGrath team.

So the Club Team Champions for 2016 are the HUMPHERY team.  Well done to all who participated.

Peter Peterson, Tournament Director

Toronto Bridge Club Teams Congress

Success to Newcastle members on the week-end at Toronto.

In the Restricted Teams event, the team of Lyne Saunders, Kerrie Norris, Jeff Biddlecombe and Alan Hemingway finished top of eight teams.

In the Open Teams event a team with Sharon and Greg Mayo came first.  The team of Sharon Marton, Don Miller, Margaret Thorn and Arthur Anlezark though finishing 4th actually won 5 of their games but not by huge margins thus allowing teams with less wins to creep above them.

Well done to all who competed.

Ellena Moskovsky

Ellena Moskovsky, one of our Club’s former members, and her partner James Coutts have been selected to be on the New Zealand Mixed Bridge team, which means they have the wonderful opportunity to represent NZ in the World Bridge Championships in Wroclaw, Poland in September this year. Unfortunately though, the team is self-funded, so they will be making their own way with flights, accommodation, and other expenses. So they are asking for your help to get them on their way! They have a site where you can make a donation – just google “James and Ellena go to Poland” or visit the link below. James & Ellena will appreciate any and all the help you can provide!