If you need a partner for a bridge game, there is a new person to contact! Barbara Smith has volunteered to be partner arranger in 2018. Barbara can be contacted on 4948 2929 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your new 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: email@example.com
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.
Congratulations to the following people who won the Easter hamper raffle:
There was cause for celebrations yesterday when we played our first match in the new club rooms.
There are still some items to be ticked off and completed but all in all, it was a great start and a new chapter starts for the Toronto Bridge Club.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Many thanks to Judy McDonald for creating our beautiful banner in the entry. Many hours of hard work!
Here are a selection of photos of some well known club members.
We had an informative day today with Alan Bustany, Outer Metro Zone Councillor for the NSW Bridge Association. Over an informal lunch the committee discussed the August congress, director training and the balancing of NS/EW fields. Also in attendance was Anne Mills from the Lake Macquarie Bridge Club, Sue Pascoe from Dora Creek Bridge Club and Andrew Toyne representing Wests City (Newcastle) Club.Thank you to Diane, Kerrie and Beryl for doing the fastest wash-up ever so as not to interrupt play.
Alan and his partner Pauline stayed to play the afternoon session with great results for them! They then inspected the new club rooms at Carey Bay.
There will be a working bee at 9 AM on Wednesday. The carpet will have been laid so we need people to vacuum the carpet. Thanks to Reg and Marie Fraser for the donation of a brand new vacuum cleaner! If anyone wants to bring along another vacuum cleaner that should halve the time.
We also need to clean the windows, rehang the vertical blinds, hang two honour boards, hang the third toilet door, hang the office doors and fix the lock on the rear door.
We are almost there! All help gratefully received.
Joe Conde and Pam Ingham hanging honour boards and the white board and pin board ready to be used.
We accomplished a lot this week with the emphasis today on preparing the floor for carpet in the next week or so, although Beryl found time to paint door and window frames with style!
Pam painted doors and helped with the floor. Anne and Andrew worked like demons on the floor with everyone helping out.
Many thanks to Beryl Jackson, Anne Corcoran, Andrew Toyne, Robert Grevinitz, Pam Ingham, Noel De Losa, John Robinson, Henry Wellsmore, Joe Conde, Josephine Most, Belinda and Di Tait. A good team!
NOT LONG NOW!
There will be working bees every Wednesday and Friday commencing at 9 am from now until our club opens.
Many hands make light work. Please come along to Carey Bay and see what you can do.
On Wednesday 21 Feb we had a great session at the new club rooms. Here are a selection of pictures of people working hard (apart from Henry who sat down on the job!)
Many thanks to Diane, Ray Young (the lovely husband of Ronda), Henry, Robert wearing his best t-shirt and John.
There will be a prize for the person who can come up with the best caption for the last photo! Whatever could John be doing in this picture?
Contact Henry with your suggestions.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peg Armstrong, one of the Club's founding members. Peg was 96 years old.
Saturday 16 December was a great afternoon beginning with the AGM where a new committee was elected. See the Committee page for details.
Presentations followed with prizes being presented by the outgoing President Margaret Ingold and the incoming President Josephine Most.
A great round up to a fabulous year.
Margaret Geddes and Chris Williams (Absent)
Diane Tait and Deirdre Rheinberger (Absent)
Margaret Ingold, Alan Bryce, Ben Mursa (Absent), Andrew Toyne (Absent)
John Robinson, Noel De Losa, Josephine Most, Brenda Wright (Absent)
Andrew Toyne and Alan Bryce
John Robinson and Ben Mursa (Absent)
The inaugural Anne Reilly Achievement Award was won by Beryl Jackson - a very popular choice. Anne's husband Keith and daughter Julia were on hand to present the magnificent cup to Beryl.
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden death of Gail Stahmer's husband, Peter, on Thursday 14 December.
Our thoughts are with you Gail.
We settled on 14/17 Laycock Street, Carey Bay last Friday so we now officially have club rooms.
We have given ourselves 3 months to get the rooms ready for play.
Lots of hard work coming up but it will be worthwhile.
More bulletins as work progresses.
Congratulations to John Robinson and Ben Mursa who recently won the Spring Pairs competition that was held over three Tuesday nights.
Coming second were Tracey Evans and Ronnie Antill, followed by Margaret Ingold and Hans Tiller in third place.
Well done all who particiapted!
It is with great pleasure that we announce Pam Ingham won the first 100 Club prize.
2nd prize was won by Sue McMaster
Don't forget to get your lucky numbers for next draw of the 100 Club
It is with great sadness that we announce Geoffrey Lee passed away last week.
Geoff had been playing bridge for a very long time and had achieved the rank of Silver Life Master.
RIP Geoff from all your bridge friends.
The Club teams event was held over the first three Saturdays in September.
Congratulations to the winning team: Ben Mursa, Alan Bryce, Margaret Ingold and Andrew Toyne.
Coming a close second were Josephine Most, Brenda Wright, John Robinson and Noel De Losa; followed by Lyle Snell, Kerrie Stien, Loretta Grahame and Ross Bennett in third place.
Well done to all teams that participated!
Pictured - Club President Margaret Ingold on mop duty following her win.
Today, 10 September 2017, we were privileged to have Joan Butts hold a professional development day on Modern Bidding Methods. The course was sponsored by the Toronto Bridge Club and held at Club Macquarie.
Thank you Joan for your words of wisdom which every one who attended will benefit from and thank you everyone who attended.
The GNOT Regional Finals were held in Newcastle on Sunday 27 August. TBC had two teams entered - Ben Mursa, Julie Fraser-Easton, Margaret Ingold and Josiephine Most (all pictured above) and Chris Williams, Margaret Geddes, Loretta Grahame and Kerrie Stien. Well done all.
The Toronto Bridge Congress held last Sunday 20 August was a great success.
Winners in the Open section:
Warren Dobes, Witold Chylewski (Jun), Sally Clarke and Garry Clarke
Winners in the Restricted/Novice Section:
Carol Parker, Linda Smith, Wanda Little and Merlyn Morris
Best Toronto team:
Margaret Ingold, Andrew Toyne, Helen Wilkinson and Ben Mursa
Winners of the Elsie Jenkins prize (best Toronto restricted team):
Gaye Hancock, Anne Taylor, Henry Wellsmore and Philip Badham (pictured above (P. Badham absent))
Many thanks to the players who travelled from far away and also to our sponsors the Newcastle Permanent Building Society, who donated pens and pads to the event, and Centennial Coal.
Margaret De Pear, John McColl, Alan Steele and Trish Thomas enjoying the day.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the first president of the Toronto Bridge Club, Hilda Spence.
Hilda was one of the original founders of the club and was elected president on 9 November 1971. She served in that position in 1972 and 1973, then again 20 years later in 1992 and 1993. Hilda was also one of the first club directors.
In 2009 Hilda was confirmed as a life member of the club.
Today we have lost one of our own - yes an addicted player and even more passionate bridge teacher.
Anne started playing bridge in the year 2000, joined TBC in 2003 and commenced teaching in 2007. Anne believed in her system with strong conviction and gave endless time and assistance to her numerous students.
Anne also inspired a team of teaching assistants who will no longer have her wealth of knowledge to draw upon.
TBC members say "Thank you Anne Reilly for being a Toronto member and friend".
Congratulations to our 2017 GNOT winners: John Robinson, Margaret Geddes, Chris William and Noel de Losa.
In second place were Ben Mursa, Alan Bryce, Andrew Toyne and Helen Wilkinson; followed by Margaret Ingold, Anne Reilly, Josephine Most and Julie Fraser-Easton in third place.
Congratulations to club member Geoff Lee and his bridge partner Robert Shearer for coming first in the East West Open Swiss Pairs section at the Newcastle Congress Saturday 17 June
Congratulations to John Robinson, Josephine Most, Noel de Losa and Brenda Wright (absent from picture) who won the recent Presidents Teams event.
They were closely followed in second place by Ben Mursa, Margaret Ingold, Alan Bryce and Andrew Toyne.
In third place were Anne Reilly, Beryl Jackson, Leila Heikkonen and Yvonne Grant.
Tilligerry Bridge Club Swiss Pairs, 22 April 2018
Maitland Bridge Club Teams, 6 May