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

Club Pairs Championship

Open Restricted
1st Janet Hill & Bernie Adcock 1st June & John Waudby
2nd Roy Hardy & Don  Miller 2nd Kerrie Norris & Howard Bridgman
3rd Wayne Smith & Grant Cowen 3rd Alison Lea & Drew Cowen

Janet Hill & Bernie Adcock                                          June & John Waidby








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 Championships

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)