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 OCTOBER MONDAY PLAYERS
Kerry Haywood & Sue Williams 58.77%
BEST OCTOBER FRIDAY PLAYER
Alison Farthing 57.92%
BEST OCTOBER SATURDAY PLAYERS
Margaret Hillier & Jan Gladders 57.23%
Congratulations to the following members who have achieved Rank Promotions :
Sue Williams - Graduate Master
Geoff Robertson - Local Master **
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.
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.
A friendly reminder of the Bridge Session times for Bairnsdale.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before play. If you know you will be late, phone the club on 51522258 and let someone know.
Congratulations to the Bairnsdale Teams Event winners (left to right): Sandor Varga, Beverley Stares, Jean Macleod and Rolf Mulligan
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
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whom we sincerely thank for their generous support
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.
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Supervised Bridge is finished for this year but will resume early next year.
Jean Macleod - 51523176
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