2018 Graded Pairs

The 2018 Graded Pairs competition will commence Friday 2nd  March.  Every session, played on the 1st Friday of each month until October, will be split into 2 grades, an A Grade and a B Grade. The grade in which a pair will play is to be determined by the combined total of their MP’s.  Players with a combined total of 600 or more MP’s will play in A Grade a while players with a combined total less than 600 MP’s will play in B Grade. The B Grade, although played as one section, will contain a  C Grade section for players with under 150 MP’s.

The winners of all grades will be determined from the best aggregated scores from 6 of the 8 sessions. Substitutes are permissible.  A prize pool for the event will be generated from an entry fee of $5 per player increased by an additional $7.50 per player from the Club.  All money will be returned as prizes.

Entry forms have been posted on the notice board. Entry to the event will be possible up to and including  4th May.

For an explanation of the Rules attached to entry and participation click fri-graded-pairs-regulations

Hunter Region GNOT Regional Final

The GNOT regional final for the Hunter Region will be held at the Newcastle Bridge Club on Sunday 11th August. Nineteen teams will be competing to become one of the three teams that qualify to progress to the national finals which will be held at the Tweed Ultimate Resort in Tweed Heads from Friday 29th November to Monday 2nd December 2019.

Starting time is 9.00 for 9.30am and play is expected to finish between 4.30-5.00pm.

Lunch is not provided but there will be snacks and drinks at the conclusion of play.

Club Teams Champioiships

A record breaking 14 teams contested the Club Teams competition today. Results are here http://newcastle.bridgeaustralia.org/teamresults.asp?id=8907&shownames=y

It was so pleasing to see teams of newer players participating and enjoying the play against more experienced players. We say ‘bravo!’, they said ‘we learned so much!’

Congratulations to overall winners Team 2 (Michael Simes, Wayne Smith, Paul McGrath and Grant Cowen) and to the winners of the encouragement award, Team 11 (Michael Winborne, Margot Nelson, Pamela Winborne, and Len Pascoe)

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Team 2                                                              Team 11 (Len Pascoe absent)

Hunter Region GNOT Regional Final

The GNOT regional final for the Hunter Region was held at the Newcastle Bridge Club on Sunday 30th September. The three teams that qualified to progress to the national finals, which will be held at the Tweed Ultimate Resort in Tweed Heads from Friday 30th November to Monday 3rd December 2018, are:

Newcastle 1 – Chris Dibley, Julie Gleeson, Paul McGrath, Michael Simes

Maitland 1   – Christine Chandler, Christo Moskovsky, Emil Battista, Roger Yandle

Newcastle 5 – Philip Hocking, Cathy Hocking, Jeff Conroy, Jill Blenkey

Gold Coast Congress 2018 Results

Newcastle Bridge Club members had very pleasing results in the 2018 Gold Coast Congress.  Notable performances came from:
  • Chris Dibley and Michael Seldon who qualified to play in the A Grade Final of the Open Pairs event;
  • Wayne Smith and Paul McGrath who finished 2nd in the B Grade Final of the Seniors Pairs;
  • Vincia and Giles Martin who won the C Grade Final of the Restricted Pairs event; and
  • Jeff Conroy and Jill Blenkley who along with Hans Van Weeren and Peter Clarke from North Shore BC won the Restricted Teams Final.
Well done to them and to all of our members who competed.

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Country Teams Regional Final

The Hunter Country Teams Regional Final will be held on Sunday 4th 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.