Play commences at the following times. Monday - 7:30, Tuesday - 10:30 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.
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Players appreciated the space and comfort of Kernot Hall.
Traralgon Bridge Club has decided to reward all players who score 70% (or more) with a free table pass for their efforts. Congratulations goes to Anne den Houting and Ken Tierney for achieving 70.75 % on Tuesday 2nd January.
Last monday night four new players made their debut at the club in regular competition. Make welcome to the club Dianne Golding, Sandra McLees, Ken Casson and Kathryn Natoli. Kathryn did particularly well pairing with Helen McAdam to finish second East/West.
The Traralgon GNOT heat was played on February 26 with 8 teams participating and playing 7 boards per round. The Traralgon team of Anita and David Hawkins, Glenis Lohr and Rob Graham were successful by .9 from the Sale/Bairnsdale team of Libby Thomson, Lorraine Robinson, Joan Courtemanche and David Hudson. Our team will now play in the Regional Final to be hosted by Traralgon on September 17.
Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney won the Sale Mid-week Pairs Championship. It was played on October 12 and 26. They were very consistent with 56.19% and 56.43%.
The Latrobe Interclub was played at Traralgon on Tuesday 20th September and Devonport on Wednesday 21st September. Both clubs play the same hands with the scores being recalculated when the results are uploaded to the website. This year's winners are Traralgon's Glenis Lohr and Rob Graham.
Glenis Lohr and Ron Graham successfully bid and made 7NT on Tuesday 28th February and have each earned a free table pass.
Robyn Couch and Anne Howes successfully bid and made 7NT on Tuesday January 24. They have each earned a free table pass for their efforts.
Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney along with Doreen King and Dawn Cameron also earned a free pass for doing the same on Saturday 28th January.
Traralgon's Lyn and Lou Veenstra came FIRST in Australia in the recent Nationwide Pairs event. This event was contested by 486 pairs from 25 clubs across Australia.
Congratulations to Lyn and Lou who scored a massive 70.11% in their win.
Our 6th Annual Congress will be held at Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell on the 18th and 19 August 2018. We are very excited to be able to use this great venue to welcome players from across Gippsland and beyond. Please note the new venue and look out for the Bridge Congress signs as you drive into the Federation Tafe/Kernot Hall complex.
Saturday pairs starts at 11:30am and there will be short mid-afternoon break for your BYO lunch. Sunday teams will commence at 10:00am and a light lunch will be provided.
We are particularly keen for less experienced players to come to our friendly congress with restricted and novice prizes up for grabs as well as a new prize for the pair and team who improve the most places in the competition.
Entries to be put on Bridge Unlimited or contact congress convenor Marion Taylor on 0409 277 922. Marion can also help to arrange a partner or team mates. All enquiries and questions to Marion. We hope you will join us!
Here is a view of the renovated clubrooms as we finished playing on Tuesday 29th May, play recommenced back here last evening.
Many thanks to all the volunteers that attended the working bee on Sunday to empty the container and set things up.
Barbara Kurosinski passed away after suffering a stroke on Friday 9th September. She was an early member of the Bridge Club when they played at the CWA rooms. Barbara was a quiet lady who had the most infectious laughter which lightened the mood in the room. Quite often she would end a conversation with the expression "Oh truely". Barbara will be missed by current partners Dawn Cameron and Ken Tierney as well as the rest of the Traralgon Bridge Club. Our condolences go out to Peter and family.
Jean Barbour and Greg Nicholson (ranked 14th) won the Open Pairs Championship with Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney (ranked 15th) finishing second of the eligible Pairs. Jean and Greg will now be invited to represent the Eastern Region in the Victorian Butler Pairs Final. Geoff Davidson and Fred Kaminski (ranked 35th, finished 8th) came second in the Intermediate section. Marion and Kevin Taylor (ranked 49th, finished 16th) won the Novice section. Anna Field and Joy Moreton (ranked 50th, finished 38th) came 3rd in the Novice section.
In the Teams section Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney teamed up with Julie Farmer (Lakes Entrance) and John Brazier (Bairnsdale). They were ranked 8th and won the Shield for the Best ERBA Team. Jean Barbour and Greg Nicholson partnered Shirley Stewart and John Farr from Phillip Island. They were ranked 3rd and came second. Both teams will represent ERBA in the State Country Teams Final. Helen McAdam, Moira Hecker, Don Tylee and Robin Hecker came second in the Intermediate section. Marion and Kevin Taylor paired up with Deb and Mark Reynolds (ranked 16th, finished 8th) to come runners up in the Novice section.
Our 3rd Congress was played at our clubrooms on 23 & 24 August with 72 players participating. The winning Pair was Bairnsdale's Judy Banks and Anne Kearon. Beat ERBA Pair were Geoff Davidson and Fred Sundermann and the best Traralgon Pair were Ken Tierney and Michael Zarb. The winning team was the Middleton team from Melbourne. Best ERBA team was Judy Banks, Anna Kearon, Mike Larcombe and George Campbell. Best Traralgon team was Rhonda van Dyke, Heather Knorr, Geoff Davidson and Fred Sundermann. To view Congress Results Pairs http://www.laikel.bridgeaustralia.org/teamresults.asp?id=1686 Teams http://www.laikel.bridgeaustralia.org/teamresults.asp?id=1687
Our Monday Winter Gala night will be held on the 23 July.
Members are welcome to join us at the clubrooms for a festive meal at 6pm, with bridge to commence at 7:30pm.
To help with catering please sign up at the club or contact Helen on 0438 164 528.
Marion and Kevin Taylor won the Traralgon Bridge Club’s Monday Pairs Championship in a closely fought event that was played over two weeks. They played excellent bridge on the second night to come from third position to take out the title and record their first ‘honour board’ win in club competition.
Helen McAdam and Moira Hecker finished second, whilst Robyn Couch and June Clarke also had a good second week to finish third overall.
The Tuesday Pairs were played on February 13 and 20. The 2017 champions were Anita and David Hawkins from Robyn Couch and Anne Howes with Gael Feore and Michael Zarb taking out 3rd place.
Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney teamed up with Barbara Barr and Peter Lonie to win the Best ERBA Team category in our Congress on August 21. They won 4 of their 6 matches to finish in 5th place. Moira Hecker (President) presented them with more wine and chocolates.
The Monday Handicap Pairs Championship was played on February 1st and 8th with Helen McAdam and Moira Hecker coming out on top. They won both before and after the handicap was applied. In 2nd place was the pairing of Jocelyn Pilmore and Rhonda van Dyke with Elizabeth and Bill Morrish coming third. .
Pat Still and John Sutton were 2 players who enjoyed the friendly rivalry between Traralgon and South Gippsland Bridge Clubs on May 5. Travelling to Meeniyan and braving the elements went 8 tables of intrepid Traralgon members. It was a great day of renewing acquaintances and making new ones. Bring on the 1st Tuesday in March when we host our neighbours.
photo - Anne den Houting, Robert Smallwood, Ken Tierney and Chris Oberink
13.5 tables participated in the Traralgon - South Gippsland Interclub held on March 3 in our rooms. A 2 board/round Mitchell was played with South Gippsland winning both N/S and E/W sections. The return match will be played at Meeniyan on May 5 commencing at 11:00.
The team of Peter Lonie, Glenis Lohr, Janet Woollacott and Jo Leslie have won the Tuesday Handicap Teams Championship this year.
The winners came into the second round with a good lead and they won by four points from the team of Fred Kaminski, Elizabeth Morrish, Joe Taylor and Ros McEvoy.
please note that the Phillip Island Congress dates have been changed from July 28 and 29 to September 1 and 2.
This is a view of the new Rooms as we were playing this Sunday.
We will be located here for 4 to 6 weeks while our own Clubrooms are renovated
Congratulations to Dawn Braham, Fred Sundermann, Glenis Lohr and Rob Graham who are the winners of our recent Tuesday Teams Championships played over the last two weeks.
Second place was taken by Robyn Couch, Anne Howes, Fred Kaminski and Elizabeth Morrish well done.
The Raffle Winners were 1st Nick Nadebaum, 2nd Pat West, 3rd Jan Williams
The Monday Handicap Pairs was played on February 20 (Mitchell) and February 27 (2 x Howells, the N/S in one and the E/W in the other). Week 2's scores are combined to produce 1 winner and then combined with week 1 results to produce the Overall winning Pair. The handicaps are then applied to give us the Handicap Champion Pair.
The Best Traralgon Pair in our Congress on August 20 was Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney. They won 5 of their 7 matches and finished in 6th position overall. Moira Hecker (President) presented them with wine and chocolates.
The 2nd Latrobe Interclub was played on September 23rd by 16 Traralgon pairs and 19 Devonport pairs. This years hands were dealt by Devonport. As per usual there were some weird hands but everyone played them. Bridgewebs rescores the club results across the field to produce the overall results. The 2014 winners were Anne Howes and Robyn Couch (Traralgon) 65.30%, 2nd Bob White and Ian Farmer (Devonport) 58.79% and 3rd Lynne and Lou Veenstra (Traralgon) 58.18%
and here is another group enjoying a Winter Gala, no sign of the "Deuce Prize" though.
Here's one group of players enjoying one of the recent Winter Gala's.
Congratulations to Ros McEvoy and Joe Taylor for winning the Traralgon Novice Pairs Section last monday evenining with a score of 65.97%.
This score was adjusted later and became 72.3% at a national level with Joe and Ros finishing in third position in the whole of Australia.
Mark and Deb Reynolds finished in 81st position nationally after their score was adjusted and it is a great credit to the club to have two pairs within the top 100 pairs in Australia.
60 members and guests played on Cup Day which set a new record for entries in this event. Visitors came from Berwick, Leongatha, Warragul and Sale.
Winners for the day for North/South were Ken Tierney and Anne Den Houting, whilst East West winners were Glenis Lohr and Peter Lonie.
Pictured are Laurie Bojoksten and Carl Jenkins who won our recent Tuesday Handicap Pairs Championship, congratulations.
Well done also to
Elizabeth Morrish and Fred Kaminski who were runners up in the event with Doreen King and Hannah Green coming third.
The 2015 Tuesday Teams Championship was played by 10 teams over November 17 and 24. The team of Anne Howes, Robyn Couch, Anne den Houting and Ken Tierney came home with a wet sail to win 8 of their 9 matches.
Robyn Couch and Ken Tierney travelled to Sale on March 13 & 20 to compete in their Open Pairs Championship which they duly won. Lynne and Lou Veenstra took out 3rd place.
Marion Taylor is taking over from Jocelyn Pilmore as the Partnership Co-ordinator, she will send out emails on the clubs address of firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is 0409 277 922
Many thanks to Jocelyn for all she has done over the years.
The Individual on Tues 17th April has been moved to Tues May 15th - put names on List on board
Sunday play is going to revert to Supervised play, teaching and social bridge (no green points). Hands will be discussed and strategies will be practised etc.
Everyone is welcome not just new players.
This two week event was concluded some weeks ago with the 2018 winners being Glenys Lohr & Rob Graham with 60.11%.
Second place were Ros McEvoy & Joe Taylor with 58.96%
a close third place were David & Anita Hawkins with 58.59%
This one takes the cake. Robyn is congratulated by club president Moira for her promotion to Gold Life Master (750 points with 450 points earned in regional and national level events)
Robyn said that she has enjoyed many highlights in her bridge career, and has particularly enjoyed representing Gippsland at the Grand National Open Teams event at the Gold Coast; the Women’s and Seniors State playoffs at the Victorian Bridge Association; and the Restricted Pairs national playoffs in Canberra. “Bridge has given me a lot”, she said.
“But the biggest thrill of all was when I received my first promotion to Graduate Master after playing for a year. It took a lot of learning and fun to accumulate those first 2 masterpoints”, she said. So now, after another 748 points, Robyn is just one step away from being a Grand Master. That will take another 250 gold and red points, but it seems that Robyn is up for the challenge. (Go Robyn)
Lynne and Lou Veenstra, Anna Field and Jocelyn Pilmour enjoy good company and a delicious Cup Day lunch.
Play finished just in time for members and guests to watch Rekindling win the cup and celebrate their bridge and horse tipping prowess.
Irene Pappas is shown in our clubrooms this week receiving the Bairnsdale Congress Annie Rijs award from Bairnsdale Congress Convenor Phil Goode after her success last week, well done Irene.
Helen McAdam and Moira Hecker paired up with their husbands Don Tylee and Robin Hecker to win the Monday Teams Championship. The 2nd placed team of Barbara Brabets, Doreen King, Gavin Wigginton and Michael Zarb. Both teams had 7 wins and 1 loss from their 8 x 6 board matches.
Doreen King has become our newest National Master, having accumulated over 200 masterpoints.
Doreen is a much loved member of the club, and has been playing bridge for over 25 years.
At age 88, she is still playing very competitve bridge and has won many club titles over the years.
Club President Moira is pictured at the AGM with outgoing secretary Ros Hunter and outgoing treasurer Don Tylee.
Many thanks for all the hard work done by last years committee especially these two retiring members.
Helen would like to announce that we are moving our Saturday Bridge to Sunday Bridge starting at 1.00pm.
A partner is not essential, if you don't have a partner for the day just turn up and you will be accommodated.
We played our Monday Teams Championship over the past two weeks.
In a very close result, the experienced team of June Clarke, Robyn Couch, Rhonda Van Dyke and Heather Knorr won with 92.25, with the new up and coming team of Mark and' Deb Reynolds and Marion and Kevin Taylor coming second with 90.77.
Club President Moira Hecker is shown congratulating the winners.
Moira's team of herself and Robin Hecker and Don Tylee and Helen McAdam came third with 84.40.
While he was at it Phil also presented Anna Field and Doreen King with the Directors Award from the Bairnsdale Congress, congratulations ladies.
Top Handicap players - February
Monday winner - Pinky Te Paa
Tuesday winner - Adrienne Bouzaid
Saturday winner - Insufficient numbers
The player who beats their handicap by the most for the month will receive a free table pass. This award is given for the best Monday, Tuesday and Saturday players. The only requirement to be eligible for these prizes is that you can miss only 1 week in the month.
Robyn Couch was awarded Life Membership for 15 years of service to the Traralgon Bridge Club. Robyn has been President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Committee member for 12 years. She has been a Director and Masterpoint Secretary for 11 years, has prepared the diary for 7 years and has done the newspaper reports and web site for 10 years. Robyn has become the "go to" person for information in the Bridge Club.
Pictured are members of the Committee after the AGM.
From the left is new Club Treasurer John Marsiglio, New Vice President Anne Howes, President Moira Hecker and new Club Secretary Marilyn Taylor.
Ok did anyone spot the deliberate mistake other than Ken.
Oops my mistake its obviously ANNE DEN HOUTING who is the new Vice President.
My apologies. Thanks Ken.
Rob Graham and Fred Sundermann won the Pairs title on Saturday, with an excellent score of 84.76.
Lou and Lynne Veenstra also did very well, finishing eleventh overall and winning the special prize for the best Gippsland Pair.
1st Place: R Graham and F Sundermann
2nd Place: P Nolan and M Porter
3rd Place: S Klofa and R Gallus
Best Traralgon: Lynne Veenstra and Lou Veenstra
Best ERBA: George Campbell and Sangor Varga
Best Restricted: Barbara Barr and Fred Kaminsky
Directors Prize: Doreen King and Irene Pappas.
Here is President Moira Hecker presenting our newest Life Member Helen McAdam with her certificate at the AGM
On Sunday, Fred Sundermann won again in the teams event with Monica Christopher, Corrie van Lier and Jeanne Anderson.
Here is Club President Moira Hecker with the team.
Also on the winners were Traralgon members Monika Cornell and Kathleen Elkington who were members of the team that came third.
1st Team: Monica Christofer, Fred Sundermann, Jeanne Anderson and Corie van Lier
2nd Team: Jan Hackett, Tom Hackett, Penny Corrigan and Kae French
3rd Team: Phillip Goode, John Brazier, Monika Cornell and Kathleen Elkington
Ken Tierney and Anna Field took out the Monday night Handicapped Pairs Championship that was recently held over two weeks at the Traralgon Bridge Club.
At the end of the event Helen McAdam and Moira Hecker were leading outright, from Don Tylee and Robin Hecker.
However, when the handicaps were applied, Ken and Anna proved that they were playing well above their handicap, with Pat Still and Monika Cornell also playing extremely well to come second.