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Bairnsdale Nationwide Pairs 2018:

March

3rd & 17th

April

7th & 22nd

May

5th & 20th

 

 

 
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Open and Restricted Pairs

CHANGE OF DATES FOR OPEN & RESTRICTED PAIRS. 

Please note in your program books change of dates. This event will now be held Friday 2nd March and Friday 9th March.

Information from Committee Meeting February 2, 2018

The Committee of the Bairnsdale Bridge Club would like to advise members of the following discussions from the recent Committee meeting in February:

TEMPERATURE

The temperature of the room is to be determined by the Director of the day. On hot days the room will be set at 22deg. Players are once again asked to either dress up or dress down according to their own temperature requirements. The temperature will not be altered to meet the needs of  one person.

MOVEMENTS

The movements that are played on any given day will be at  the discretion of the Director. He/she will decide the best movement for the number of  tables. Remember variety is the spice of life! If you are requested to move your seating direction  please do so without a fuss. 

 

I would once again like to remind everyone that all positions on the Committee are voluntary including our local Directors. They are appointed by the members and do their very best to ensure our club is run correctly and that all members feel comfortable and enjoy their game of bridge.

If anyone has a concern, complaint or issue with any thing regarding the administration of the club, please put it in writing and present it to the Committee.  All correspondence must be signed and dated. Anonymous letters etc will not be actioned on.

 Minutes of the February Committee Meeting are now available.

 Next meeting Friday 2nd March 2018 at 10.15am.

 

The program booklets for 2018 have now been distributed to each of the clubs.

Please note there has been an incorrect phone number printed for Kerry and David Haywood.

The correct number should read:  51020534. Please adjust your books accordingly.

APOLOGIES TO KERRY AND DAVID FOR THIS ERROR.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS
MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Congratulations to the following members who have achieved Rank Promotions :

Brian Sampson State Master

Dawn Wallace National 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 event. Table fees are $5.00 per player per session. 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.

Farewell John!
Farewell John!

At the weekend  Bairnsdale  Bridge Club along with Paynesville and Lakes Entrance farewelled John Brazier. John has been an integral part of our clubs for many years and has served Bairnsdale as Secretary and  President and frequently played bridge in Paynesville and Lakes Entrance.  We will all miss his presence and especially his "2 page A4 system card".

John is relocating to Geelong to be closer to his family.  We wish him well and hope to see him back here for our special occasions..

GOOD LUCK JOHN.

BRIDGE LESSONS

BAIRNSDALE BRIDGE CLUB INC.

BRIDGE LESSONS

Bairnsdale Bridge Club will be commencing Bridge lessons at the club rooms at 117 Macleod Street Bairnsdale:

DATE:  Thursday !st March 2018 

TIME:  10am – 12noon.

COST:  $5.00 per session for 10 weeks. Includes printouts & course material.

Come along and learn and enjoy this wonderful game in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

 

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Played by over 220 million people world wide, bridge is the most popular card game in the world. James Bond, Omar Sharif, Bill Gates, Martina Navratilova, Mike Gatting, Radiohead and Blur are numbered among its devotees. Just what is it about bridge that inspires such passion?

• Bridge is Social – meet and make new friends

• Bridge is a game for all Ages – 6yrs to 100yrs

• Bridge is good for the Mind – is a mental workout like no other, working both halves of the brain equally.

• Bridge brings Health Benefits – improves the immune system by stimulation of the dorsolateral cortex of the brain.

Further information & details contact:

Jean Macleod:        51523176

Kerry Haywood:   51020534

email: bairnsdalebridgeclub@gmail.com

Bairnsdale Bridge 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 15 minutes before play. If you know you will be late, phone the club on 51522258 and let someone know.

In future late comers may be refused a game if the movement has been set and play is about to commence.

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Need A Partner?

Wanted A Good Bridge Partner (Bridge Attitude) Cards from http://www.zazzle.com/bridge+card+game+gifts

CALL!!
Jean Macleod - 51523176

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Click for the latest results
Thought of the Week!

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ATTITUDE & ETIQUETTE

 

During the play of the hand, whether it is regular or tournament bridge, talk is usually kept to a minimum. Declarer can call for cards from dummy, and she, along with the defenders, may claim (to win a surefire, specific number of tricks) at any time. Aside from that, players normally do not chat until the hand is finished. Dummy especially should never say anything to assist declarer. The only thing dummy is allowed to do in tournament bridge is to ask partner if she is void when she fails to follow suit. Dummy is NOT allowed to make or suggest a claim.

When a hand is over, you can compliment any player who did something particularly well, either in the bidding or the play. If you are praising partner, be sure not to overdo it because this may be perceived as gloating (particularly if the opposition made a mistake). It is also considered proper manners to refrain from criticizing partner for some wrong action he took. Squabbling after a hand makes the game less fun for everyone at the table. It also delays the play of the next deal.

 

"Bridge is for fun. You should play the game for no other reason. You should not play bridge to make money, to show how smart you are, to show how stupid your partner is, to prove that you are the greatest teacher since Socrates, to show off the latest fad in bidding or to prove any of the several hundred other things that bridge players are so often trying to prove."

Charles Goren

 

2018 Committee

A/President:  Ann Gibbs
Secretary: Jean Macleod
Treasurer: Brian Sampson
M'point Secretary: Ann Gibbs

Committee
Elaine Newcomen, Robin Cotton,  Kerry Haywood, Christa Riedacher, Margaret Hillier, Alison Farthing, Dawn Wallace. 

BEST DECEMBER PLAYERS
BEST DECEMBER PLAYERS

BEST JANUARY MONDAY PLAYERS
Lou Pemberton & Angela Hutson 58.86%

BEST JANUARY FRIDAY PLAYER
Dot Lawrence 56.83%

BEST JANUARY SATURDAY PLAYERS
David & Kerry Haywood 59.58%

David Luckes Reward Program

Bairnsdale Bridge Club is a member of the "Rewards Program" offered by David Lucke's Fresh Food, Bairnsdale.

Pick up a tag at the club and each time you shop at the store, scan it, and reward points will be awarded to the club. 

Periodically we receive vouchers that are used to buy supplies for our special events.

It works two ways:

1. You are supporting a local 

2. You are helping in the provision of goodies for the club.

Special

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Don't Hold Back! Bid and make 7 No Trumps, you and your partner will be rewarded with free entry to the next available bridge session you attend in Bairnsdale.

Calendar
26th February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
7:15pm
2nd March 2018
Bairnsdale Open Pairs Session 1
12noon
2nd March 2018
Bairnsdale Restricted Pairs Session 1
Results
Sat 24th February 2018
Bairnsdale GNOT 11am
Fri 23rd February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Mon 19th February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Click for the latest results
Thought of the Week!

Image result for Positive Motivational Quotes

ATTITUDE & ETIQUETTE

 

During the play of the hand, whether it is regular or tournament bridge, talk is usually kept to a minimum. Declarer can call for cards from dummy, and she, along with the defenders, may claim (to win a surefire, specific number of tricks) at any time. Aside from that, players normally do not chat until the hand is finished. Dummy especially should never say anything to assist declarer. The only thing dummy is allowed to do in tournament bridge is to ask partner if she is void when she fails to follow suit. Dummy is NOT allowed to make or suggest a claim.

When a hand is over, you can compliment any player who did something particularly well, either in the bidding or the play. If you are praising partner, be sure not to overdo it because this may be perceived as gloating (particularly if the opposition made a mistake). It is also considered proper manners to refrain from criticizing partner for some wrong action he took. Squabbling after a hand makes the game less fun for everyone at the table. It also delays the play of the next deal.

 

"Bridge is for fun. You should play the game for no other reason. You should not play bridge to make money, to show how smart you are, to show how stupid your partner is, to prove that you are the greatest teacher since Socrates, to show off the latest fad in bidding or to prove any of the several hundred other things that bridge players are so often trying to prove."

Charles Goren

 

2018 Committee

A/President:  Ann Gibbs
Secretary: Jean Macleod
Treasurer: Brian Sampson
M'point Secretary: Ann Gibbs

Committee
Elaine Newcomen, Robin Cotton,  Kerry Haywood, Christa Riedacher, Margaret Hillier, Alison Farthing, Dawn Wallace. 

BEST DECEMBER PLAYERS
BEST DECEMBER PLAYERS

BEST JANUARY MONDAY PLAYERS
Lou Pemberton & Angela Hutson 58.86%

BEST JANUARY FRIDAY PLAYER
Dot Lawrence 56.83%

BEST JANUARY SATURDAY PLAYERS
David & Kerry Haywood 59.58%

David Luckes Reward Program

Bairnsdale Bridge Club is a member of the "Rewards Program" offered by David Lucke's Fresh Food, Bairnsdale.

Pick up a tag at the club and each time you shop at the store, scan it, and reward points will be awarded to the club. 

Periodically we receive vouchers that are used to buy supplies for our special events.

It works two ways:

1. You are supporting a local 

2. You are helping in the provision of goodies for the club.

Special

Image result for clip art  7 no trump hand in bridge

Don't Hold Back! Bid and make 7 No Trumps, you and your partner will be rewarded with free entry to the next available bridge session you attend in Bairnsdale.

Calendar
26th February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
7:15pm
2nd March 2018
Bairnsdale Open Pairs Session 1
12noon
2nd March 2018
Bairnsdale Restricted Pairs Session 1
Results
Sat 24th February 2018
Bairnsdale GNOT 11am
Fri 23rd February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session
Mon 19th February 2018
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session