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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.
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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.
Today we had the pelasure of a visit from Anna, Alan Bryce's granddaughter. Anna has been learning to play bridge in Melbourne and took the opportunity to learn from a master during her visit to Lake Macquarie.
We hope to see you again one day Anna. Keep up the lessons and spread the word amongst your peers!
Congratulations to Beryl Jackson, Charmain Mills, Anne Corcoran and Graeme Schubert who were placed first in the Novice Division of the Tomaree Swiss Teams on 28th October.
You did us Proud!
A huge thank you is due to Pam Ingham who made curtains for the club to reduce glare from the windows.
They really add character to the room.
It was a great day at the 2018 Toronto Congress. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the venue, the food, the playing and the atmosphere.
Thanks must go to the director, Alan Bustany, congress organiser Hans Tiller, caddy Noel De Losa, raffle organiser Trish Thomas, and the people who worked tirelessly in the kitchen - Gail Stahmer, Belinda Barton, Trish Thomas, Jane and Robert Snell, and Gail's granddaughter Hannah.
Thank you also to our fabulous president, Josephine Most, for keeping it all on track and thinking of everything.
Now for the important part - the prize winners!
The Elsie Jenkinson trophy was created in 2012 by the NSW Bridge Association in honour of Toronto Bridge Club's oldest member. Elsie turned 100 in 2012 and was still playing in 2015! Unfortunately we lost Elsie a couple of years ago but the trophy lives on in her memory.
The trophy is presented to the Best Restricted Toronto Team and this year the winners were Graeme Schubert, Maureen Dalziel, Charmain Mills and Anne Corcoran. This team also took out the prize for the Best Restricted Team overall.
The Best Unplaced Toronto Team prize went to Alan Bryce, Margaret Geddes, Ben Mursa and Chris Williams
Third place overall went to the Crocket team from the Brisbane Waters Bridge Club ( 2 team members absent from photo)
Second place went to the Mayo team from the Newcastle Bridge Club
AND first place went to the Robinson team also from the Newcastle Bridge Club
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNING TEAMS AND TO ALL OTHER TEAMS FOR TURNING UP AND CONTRIBUTING TO A GREAT DAY
11 AM 23 February 2019
11 AM 9 March 2019
Great Lakes Bridge Club Teams, 9-10 February 2019
Hunter Interclub hosted by Toronto Bridge Club, 24 March
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc March Congress, 16-17 March 2019
Central Coast Bridge Club Super Congress, 6-7 April 2019
Tilligerry Bridge Club Swiss Pairs, 14 April 2019
Maitland Bridge Club Teams, 5 May 2019
Newcastle Bridge Club Congress, 15-16 June 2019