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Newcastle Bridge Club holds seven 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 latest course of bridge lessons  for beginners commenced on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm and on Thursday 25th February 2016, 10 am – 12 noon. The lessons will be 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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2016 Club Pairs Championships              

Committee has decided that for this year a Restricted Club Pairs Championship will be held in conjunction with the Club Pairs Championship.  The regulations for both events will be similar.  However, in regard to running the events minor adjustments to those regulations have been required.

Qualifying Rounds
Twelve pairs will compete in a six-table Howell final for both events.  Restricted pairs shall be those pairs neither of whom has more than 150MP’s at 31st December 2015.  Pairs will be selected as follows:

Open Club Pairs Championship
The qualifying rounds remain as scheduled in the Programme.  Three sets of sessions have been scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The top four pairs from each session will qualify for the final.

Restricted Club Pairs Championship
The three rounds of the Tuesday March Pairs event will be used as qualifying rounds for the championship.  The top ten pairs will qualify for the final.  Two additional pairs will qualify for the event and will be the top two restricted pairs playing in the Friday May Pairs.

Qualification
Should a player qualify in two or more sessions with different partners then that player may choose which partnership proceeds to the finals.  Should a player qualify for both the Restricted and the Open Finals they may choose in which final they wish to compete.

To qualify for the finals, a partnership must have played together for at least two of the three qualifying rounds, i.e. only one substitute is allowed.  No substitutes are allowed in the Finals.

The Tournament Director at his discretion will be allowed to add the next best qualifying pair(s) to replace any pairs that are unavailable to play in the Finals in order to maintain an optimum movement for the Final sessions.

Finals
The finals of both events shall be run in parallel on Sunday 26th June, 2016.

Country Teams Regional Final

The Hunter Country Teams Regional Final will be held on Sunday 5th June at the Newcastle Bridge Club.
Play will commence at 9.30 am sharp and players are requested to arrive by 9.00 am for registration.

Swiss Teams consisting of 6 x 10 board matches.

Tea and coffee are available and morning tea and post match nibbles and drinks will be provided.
Lunch is not provided so players should to bring their own.