Play commences at the following times. Monday - 7:30, Tuesday - 10:30, Thursday at 1.00 and Sunday 1:00. Please be at the clubrooms 15 minutes before these times. You may phone the clubroom on 0422 938449 if you will be delayed for some reason.
Please turn ALL Mobile phones off during the few hours of play. If you are expecting an URGENT call then let the Director know before play commences.
Mail - The Secretary, P.O. Box 1849, Traralgon 3844
E-mail - email@example.com will be checked on Bridge days.
Web site - www.bridgewebs.com/traralgon
Our phone number (during playing times) is 0422 938449.
Good Bridge etiquette means you greet opponents, praise both partner and opponents (well played), do not criticize (good try), do not make gratuitis comments (if you had bid this or led that), not gloat (we got 100%) and finally speak politely to your partner, opponents and especially the Director.
Latrobe City Council
Our council has helped us to locate and update our premesis. They have done some of the larger works on it and are most helpful when we need assistance. They can be contacted on www.latrobe.vic.gov.au
Enter Showgrounds via Howitt St.
Traralgon pair, Marion and Kevin Taylor won Eastern Region Bridge Association Pairs Championship at the regional congress held recently at Morwell’s Kernot Hall. The event was hosted by the Traralgon Bridge Club and attracted the best players from across the Gippsland region.
Traralgon Bridge Club President, Moira Hecker, said that the regional championships were a highlight of the bridge calendar. “We were particularly proud that a Traralgon pair were able to win this event in the year that we were hosting”, she said. “Marion and Kevin were playing against high quality opponents all day and held their nerve to have a win in their final match against excellent players in the final round to secure their first place and the championship.”
Marion and Kevin will have their names engraved on the Martin Willcox Shield and go on to represent Gippsland in the Victorian Pairs Championships in Melbourne in March.
Moira Hecker and Helen McAdam also did very well to come fourth in the pairs event and they will go on to represent the region in the Victorian Women’s playoffs in April.
In the Sunday teams competition, Traralgon players Fred Kaminski, Egbert Tzoe, Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney did well to come fifth in a strong field.
Membership fees are now due, being $30 full membership and $20 associate membership.
You can pay by cash or cheque to John, or by bank transfer.
Details are BSB 633108 / Account number 159521640. Please add your surname if paying by transfer so John knows who it is.
Kind regards, Marion
Congratulations must go to:-
Bee Bodin who has been promoted
from *Local Master to **Local Master (25+ points)
Ken Tierney who has been promoted
from Bronze Life Master to Silver Life Master (500+ points)
Best Monday Results
Howell - 28th January - 63.89% - Robin Hecker & Don Tylee
Best Tuesday Results
N/S Pairs - 29th January - 61.78%% - Fred Kaminski & Fred Sundermann
E/W Pairs - 29th January - 62.20% - Anne Den Houting & Ken Tierney
N/S Pairs - 5th March - 60.28% - Anne Den Houting & Ken Tierney
Best Thursday Results
Howell - 24th January - 62.50% - Pat Still & Doreen King
E/W Pairs - 31st January - 60.02% - Monika Cornell & Kathleen Elkington
Howell - 7th February - 72.96% - Fred Sundermann & Rob Graham
Howell - 14th February - 66.15% - Lynne & Lou Veenstra
Howell - 7th February - 60.67% - Glenis Lohr & Monika Cornell
Howell - 21st February - 62.59% - Catherine Laverick & Barbara Barr
Ken Tierney has become Traralgon Bridge Club’s seventh home club member to reach the level of Silver Life Master. Ken recently received his award from the Australian Bridge Federation and was presented with his certificate by club Masterpoints Secretary, Lynne Veenstra.
Congratulations to all twelve teams who competed this year in a very closely contested 2019 Tuesday Teams Championships.
The team of Fred Kaminski, Fred Sundermann and Anita and David Hawkins finished as the winners with 160.34 VP's after week two of competition.
Glenis Lohr, Rob Graham and Lou and Lynne Veenstra finished second with 151.30 VP's.
Anne Howes, Hannah Green, Pat Still, Doreen King and Egbert TZoe finished in a very hotly contested third place with 134.00 Vp's.
Heather Knorr and Rhonda Van Dyke took out the Bridge Club’s Monday night pairs championship recently.
Played over two weeks, this is one of two open pairs championships played by the club each year and is a real test of skill stamina. Heather and Rhonda were clear leaders in the north/west position after the first week, with Heather Watt and Anne Howes leading the east/west position.
In the second week, they held on from an excellent performance by Fred Kaminski and Egbert Tzoe to win the event by 0.47%, with Marion and Kevin Taylor close behind in third position.
Club President, Moira Hecker, congratulated all pairs on their performances over the two weeks. “it is great to see such close competition,” she said. “Heather and Rhonda have been an excellent and consistent pair over many years and it is wonderful to see their names added to the honour board.”
The Latest members of the over 70's club are Fred Sundermann and Rob Graham who scored a magnificent 72.96% in an Howell on Thursday 7th February.
March 11th - Nationwide Pairs
March 18th - Monday Handicap Teams
March 25th - Monday Handicap Teams
February 26th - Nationwide Pairs
March 5th - Sth Gippsland Interclub at Traralgon
March 19th - Vic Sim Pairs
March 26th - Vic Sim Pairs
April 2nd - Vic Sim Pairs
Talk 12:30, Duplicate 1 PM
Saturdday 23rd February - Bairnsdale GNOT
Sunday 17th March - Traralgon GNOT
Saturday 23rd March - Butler Open Pairs
Sunday 24th March - Butler Open Pairs