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 course of bridge lessons for beginners commenced the week beginning 3rd July 2017. Lessons are being 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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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
The final of the Club Pairs was held on Sunday 24th September with 8 pairs competing.
At the end of the two rounds scores were tied. Equal first with 52.70% were Rod Bell/Wayne Morgan and Pam Robinson/Christo Moskovsky.
Equal third with 51.20% were Paul McGrath/Chris Dibley and Diana Ellis/Chris Ellis.
After the tie was broken, according to the NSWBA Tournament Regulations, Wayne and Rod finished just ahead of Pam and Christo to be crowned
the 2017 champions.
With a score of 98.11 VPs Michael Simes and Ken Wilks came first in the Swiss Pairs at the Forster Congress held at the Great Lakes Bridge Club on 16th and 17th September 2017.
Diana Ellis and Chris Ellis were the highest B Grade Pair with a score of 83.26 VPs and finished in twelfth place overall.
A total of 54 pairs played in the Swiss Pairs.
In the Swiss Teams, Cheryl Pletz, Janet Ritchie, Ronnie Antill and Margaret Somers won the Restricted Section and also finished fourth overall.