If you need a partner for a bridge game, please contact Barbara Smith on 4948 2929 or by email at email@example.com
Meet your President, Josephine Most. If you have any issues you would like to discuss with her, Josephine can be contacted on 0434 400 395 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
***All members please note that bridge will commence at 1 pm on Thursday 25 April to allow attendance at Anzac ceremonies in the morning***
The Toronto Bridge Club meets in the Carey Bay Village shopping centre.
The Club is tucked in behind Cellarbrations. There are front and rear doors. The rear door has a ramp for people with mobility issues.
Whether you are new to the area or just passing through, we would love to meet you. You will be made to feel very welcome.
Click here to contact us
We have had a very successful Easter fundraising event with the raffle and the market stall raising almost $900.
A big thank you to Reg Ingold for manning the stall and to Kerrie Barnes and Judy McDonald for organising the raffle. Thanks also to everyone who donated to either the stall or the raffle.
1st prize - Ros Nicholson
2nd prize - Ben Mursa
3rd prize - Gunther Nickel
4th prize - Jo-Anne Marzato
Congratulations go to Beryl Jackson and Anne Corcoran who came first in the novice section of the Tilligerry Swiss Pairs on 14 April and a very
commendable 9th overall.
Well done both of you!
“Bridge is the most entertaining game that man has ever devised. I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the end it will be more useful to them, for you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and potbellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age. But you can play bridge so long as you can sit up at a table and tell one card from another. In fact, when all else fails – sport, love, ambition – bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.”
W. Somerset Maugham
Get the Hunter Interclub results here:
On Sunday 24 March we hosted the first round of the Hunter Interclub 2019.
A great day was had by all (see bouquet at bottom of this article) with 23 teams entered including teams from Belmont, Charlestown, Dora Creek, Hawks Nest, Maitland/Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Tilligerry, Tomaree and Toronto.
Thanks must go to our great director Alan Bustany, the event organiser and caddy on the day Hans Tiller, the early morning (7 AM) set-up crew, the wonderful ladies in the canteen Gail Stahmer, her neice Hannah, Kathy Heffernan, Ros Nicholson, Barbara Simmons and new member Janet Falconer, clean-up specialist Kerrie Stien, the raffle organisers Kerrie Barnes, Judy McDonald and Sue Pascoe, Central Coast Bridge Club for the boards and Jack Carson for delivering them, the club members who donated yummy food and the lady who keeps us all on our toes Josephine Most.
Apolgies if anyone has been forgotten. It was a great effort by so many people.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Overall winners and winners of category B from the Newcastle Bridge Club - Colleen Wilson, Vincia Martin, Giles Martin, Steve Miller
2nd place overall and winners of category C from the Tomaree Bridge Club - Nigel Eves, Sanda Mackenzie, Charmaine Pattison and Penelope Barker
3rd place overall and winner of category B from the Muswellbrook Bridge Club - Hugh Cone, Barbara Hunter, Roger Yandle and Emil Battista
Dear Josephine, I played in this event yesterday. I just wanted to compliment the club on the high standard of the event. The room was light and airy, the management professional, the food delicious and plenty of it. Many members must have worked hard to make the day such a success. I hope the club does well out of it and will be encouraged to host it again. A very enjoyable day, Kind regards, Beryl Manuel, President Cessnock Bridge Club.
On Saturday 16 March the Club celebrated the first anniversary of the first game held at the Carey Bay club rooms.
What a lot has happened in a year! All through the hard work by dedicated members of the Club.
The Committee wishes to thank everyone for their hard work.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Coulton OAM on Friday 8 March.
Joan was a long time member and supporter of the Toronto Bridge Club.
Our sympathies go to Joan's family.
Congratulations to Margaret Reid who turned 90 on 27 February.
Behind Margaret are Evelyn Petherbridge, Heather Ley and John Linehan, some of our most senior players.
The first round of the Hunter Inter-Club will be held on Sunday 24 March at the Rathmines Public School.
Form your teams and get your entries in.
The second round will be hosted by Tomaree Bridge Club on Sunday 14 July.
Congratulations are due to Jack Carson who has recently become an ABF accredited teacher!
Jack is playing an important role in helping our club grow and prosper. By completing the ABF Teaching Accreditation Program and becoming an ABF Accredited Teacher Club, he has demonstrated commitment to best practice and continuous improvement.
Well done Jack!
At the Annual General Meeting on 13 December, a lifetime membership was awarded to Noel De Losa.
Lifetime memberships are awarded to people who have been members of the Club for 25 years and who have given exceptional service to the Club.
Noel truly qualifies in this regard, for without him, there would not be any club rooms. Noel's tenacity in searching for suitable premises over a number of years, and then his vision, determined doggedness and enthusiasm for solving renovation problems has given the Club a wonderful gift.
Thank you Noel from the entire Club! And thank you Narelle for allowing Noel to give so much time and energy to the Club. (For more AGM news please see below)
A new committee was elected at the AGM.
L to R: Alan Bryce, Hans Tiller, Val Badham (Treasurer), Diane Tait (Secretary), Josephine Most (President), Beryl Jackson, Gary Gray, Kerrie Stien (V. President), Kerrie Barnes.
Absent: Charmain Mills and Tony Parrott
A successful Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 13 December. The minutes will be uploaded to the website soon.
Congratulations to all winning pairs and teams in 2018!
President's Cup Winners - Alan Bryce and Andrew Toyne (absent on the day)
President's Plate winners - Wendy Woolfe and Alan Steele
President's Teams winners - Noel De Losa, Chris Williams, John Robinson and Margaret Geddes (absent)
Club Teams winners - Rosemary Lovell, Ronda Young, Chris Williams and Margaret Geddes (absent)
Spring Pairs and Autumn Pairs winners - Alan Bryce and Andrew Toyne.Two new perpetual trophies were presented.
Graeme Schubert and Charmain Mills were jointly awarded the Anne Reilly Achievement Award.
This award is presented to a Novice player who has given exceptional service to the Club. Graeme and Charmain have helped Beryl Jackson with bridge lessons every week and even ran the classes without Beryl in her absence. They are both enthusiastic players who have competed in congresses and have been awarded the Novice winning category at two congresses.
Well done Graeme and Charmain. We look forward to you being members of Toronto for many years to come.
The Bridge for Brain Research Challenge is held in the first week of May to raise funds for Alzheimer's research at Neuroscience Research Australia.
Members please note that table fees will be raised from $7 to $10 during the week of 1-7 May (voluntary only). All money raised over the $7 will be donated to NeuRA.
2.00 PM Thursday 6 June 2019
Maitland Bridge Club Teams, 5 May 2019
Newcastle Bridge Club Congress, 15-16 June 2019
Hunter Interclub hosted by Tomaree Bridge Club, 14 July
Hunter Interclub hosted by Hawks Nest Bridge Club, 6 October