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To download/view the minutes from the 2nd of November 2018 committee meeting please click the menu item Committee Meeting Minutes. The next meeting will be Friday 30th of November at the new time of 10am.

Important events coming up over the next weeks:

13th/20th November - Red Point Presidents Pairs Lakes Entrance

 Saturday 17th November - Nationwide Pairs 22 Bairnsdale

♦ 1st December - Nationwide Pairs 23 Bairnsdale

 Saturday 8th December at noon: Christmas party at Bairnsdale

Tuesday 11th December: Christmas afternoon Tea at Lakes Entrance

Wednesday 12th December: Christmas party at Paynesville

 15th December - Nationwide Pairs 24 Bairnsdale

 Friday 25th January - Presidents Pairs, Bairnsdale

Tuesday 29th January - Betty Dawson Pairs, Lakes Entrance

Wednesday 30th January - GNOT Heat, Paynesville

Best Monthly Players
Best Monthly Players

Kerry Haywood & Sue Williams 58.77%

Alison Farthing 57.92%

Margaret Hillier & Jan Gladders 57.23%


Congratulations to the following members who have achieved Rank Promotions :

Sue Williams - Graduate Master

Geoff Robertson - Local Master **


Welcome to the Bairnsdale Bridge Club - Duplicate Bridge Monday, Friday and Saturday
Bairnsdale Bridge Club
Bairnsdale Bridge Club

Bairnsdale Bridge Club runs duplicate bridge sessions on Monday evening 7.15pm, Friday 12.00 noon and Saturday 1.00pm. The club runs regular Nationwide Pairs as well as other red and gold point pairs and teams events. Table fees are $5 per player per session, $6 on Nationwide days. Tea and coffee provided all day, hot and savoury food provided on special event days and after play on Nationwide days. Come along and relax in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere and enjoy a game of Bridge.

Ho Ho Ho


Christmas Party

Saturday 8th December at noon at the Bairnsdale Bridge Club

Please put your name down on the form on the notice board  




Mother Christmas Box



Please donate to the Mother Christmas Box at the club. Any gifts for any ages, not wrapped, or appropriate non perishable food for Christmas, e.g. canned ham, fruitcake, mince pies etc. are greatly appreciated. 


Session Times

A friendly reminder of the Bridge Session times for Bairnsdale.

Monday: 7.15pm

   Friday:   12.00noon

Saturday: 1.00pm

Please  arrive at least 10 minutes before play. If you know you will be late, phone the club on 51522258 and let someone know.

Bairnsdale Teams 16th November 2018
Bairnsdale Teams 16th November 2018

Congratulations to the Bairnsdale Teams Event winners (left to right): Sandor Varga, Beverley Stares, Jean Macleod and Rolf Mulligan

Bairnsdale 2018 Congress

Once again our annual Congress was a resounding success with over $3000.00 being raised for the club and lots of great bridge competition.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed in some way, it is definitely a team effort. Thanks to all those members who provided food items. Our Congress is renowned for the quality and quantity of food we provide, and this year was no exception.

A big thank you to Phillip Goode who did an awesome job of pulling it all together, Martin for directing (very ably supported by Chris H.), Elaine and Maureen and their helpers for running the kitchen, the committee and everyone who helped set up, pack up, clean, sell raffle tickets, collect money etc.

Thank you also to all the local players who took part (particularly our newer players and those called in at the last moment) who participated in great spirit. Our local area was well represented in the placings.

It is encouraging to see so many bridge players getting behind our club and is very much appreciated.



Winners of the Best Pair: Colin Manley (left),  Lewis Seychell (right) from the Sapphire Bridge Club with president Ann Gibbs (middle)

Winners of the Best Restricted Pair: Linda Peacock and Carey Lang coming overall 13th 

Winners of the Best Bairnsdale Pair coming overall 6th: Joan Courtemanche (left), Jean Macleod (right) with president Ann Gibbs (middle)

Winners of the Best ERBA Pair: Arendina Drury (left), Richard Moss (right) 

Winners of the Best Bairnsdale Restricted Pair:  Brian Sampson(right) with president Ann Gibbs (left), Absent Marg Webster

Winners of the Best Novice Pair:  Robin Cotton and Sue Brown

Winners of the Most Improved Pair:  Karen Edlington, Lyn Woods coming overall 19th 

Winners of the Directors Award:   Hilary Morgan (left), Director Martin Wilcox (right), absent Liz Faulkner

Winners of the Best Team from left to right: Alison Farthing, Janet Kahler, Jeanette Collins, Peter Kahler

Winners of the Best Bairnsdale Team from left to right:  Christa and Fritz Riedacher, Dot Lawrence and Trish Brown

Winners of the Best ERBA Team from left to right:   Rob Ziffer, Lou Pemberton, Helen and Rob Gault

Winners of the Best Restricted Team coming overall 3rd is the Grant Team from the Sapphire Coast Bridge Club: Loueen Grant, Heather York, Gail McCombie, Sarina Garrett 


Winners of the Best Bairnsdale Novice Team from left to right:  Margaret Hillier, Helen and Brian Sampson, Maureen Hack

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors

Please support our sponsors,

whom we sincerely thank for their generous support 

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors
System Cards - Psyche Bidding

Bairnsdale Bridge Club By Laws (D General, 9.) state:

Psyche bidding will not be allowed at any bridge sessions in this club

Players of all levels are strongly encouraged to use a system card, players with complex bidding systems are required to use a system card at all times when playing in Bairnsdale

System cards can be of benefit to your partner, opponent and the Director and we would like to encourage everyone to use a system card.

Supervised Bridge

Supervised Bridge is finished for this year but will resume early next year.

Need A Partner?
Need A Partner?

Jean Macleod - 51523176

2018 Committee

President:  Ann Gibbs
Vice President: Alison Farthing
Secretary: Jean Macleod
Treasurer: Brian Sampson
Masterpoint Secretary: Ann Gibbs
Elaine Newcomen, Maureen Hack, Robin Cotton, Kerry Haywood, Christa Riedacher, Margaret Hillier, Jenny Coverdale

Mon 19th November 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Fri 23rd November 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Sat 24th November 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Bairnsdale Nationwide Pairs 22
Bairnsdale Duplicate
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session