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
Bridge is one of the few sports where males and females can compete on an even footing at any level of the game. There is no strength needed, except in the mind. The skills are the same. While most pairs and teams events at club or state and national level can be members of the same sex, the annual MIXED PAIRS event is strictly for male and female teams.
The Newcastle Bridge Club is holding the Mixed Pairs Championship on Thursday nights, March 5, 12 and 19. This event is also the qualifying event to select the pairs to represent the club in the State Mixed Pairs Final. The top two pairs will have their entry paid into the State final which will be held in Sydney on May 23-24.
Don’t think the Newcastle qualifying event is restricted to the top pairs who battle it out every year. Everyone is eligible and the more pairs the better the competition. Don’t be overawed. There are many fine players, both men and women, playing with regular partners who may be keen to play in the Mixed Pairs event. Ask around, get a partner and enter for the usual table fees. You may find out that Thursday night is as enjoyable as the other club sessions during the week.
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.