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Due to the uncertainties regarding Covid 19, the committee has reluctantly decided to cancel our annual October Congress.

With the shutdown of bridge sessions over recent months the club has suffered a significant loss of income from table fees while our fixed costs, e.g. rates, utilities & property maintenance etc have not changed.

You might ask the will we survive through this?

A couple of points that may be of interest to members….

ABF Affiliation          $15.80/person

VBA Affiliation         $11.23/person

ERBA + Levy             $4.46/person

That is $31.94 for a $30 home club membership.

All running costs, expenses and functions are covered by significant table fees, lessons and miscellaneous income.

Improvements and equipment costs are covered mainly from profits from our Annual Congress.

It is a reality that we will run at a loss this year, however, the good work and support of members at our Congresses over past years has ensured that our reserves will see us through.



sad Vale Lyn Smark sad

Lyn was a regular player at Bairnsdale for many years. 

We will miss her friendly face and quiet humour.


Best Monthly Players
Best Monthly Players



Angela Hutson & Lou Pemberton 62.38%

Lorraine Griffiths & Robynne Owen 58.36%

Chris Heesom & Robynne Owen 54.65%

August 10 - N/S Dirk Jacobs/Neville Chapman 63.89% *** E/W John Sutton/Kaye Douglas 64.58%

Due to current health regulations, the Bairnsdale Bridge Club is closed until further notice.

Keep well everyone.

Bairnsdale Bridge Club
Bairnsdale Bridge Club

Bairnsdale Bridge Club runs duplicate bridge sessions on Monday evening 7.15pm, Friday 12.00 noon and Saturday 1.00pm. The club runs regular Nationwide Pairs as well as other red and gold point pairs and teams events. Table fees are $5 per player per session, $6 on Nationwide days. Tea and coffee provided all day, hot and savoury food provided on special event days. Come along and relax in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere and enjoy a game of Bridge.

Contact Details

Have you been missing our emails?

If you haven't been receiving emails from the club and/or have changed your email address please advise Ann (0411 858 905) to update your details.

2020 Presidents Pairs

Congratulations to Jean Macleod & Pam Dingwall on winning this year's Presidents Pairs.

2020 Presidents Pairs

Robynne Owen, Lorraine Griffiths, Kerry Haywood and David Haywood (absent) were the winners of the Open Teams section at the recent ERBA Championships. They were presented with their certificates, pens and shield by Championships' Convener, Jean Macleod.

Session Times

A friendly reminder of the Bridge Session times for Bairnsdale.

Monday: 7.15pm

   Friday:   12.00noon

Saturday: 1.00pm

Please  arrive at least 10 minutes before play. If you know you will be late, phone the club on 049 1745 464 and let someone know.

ERBA Championships

A huge thank you to all our club members both full and affiliated who provided so much support for the running of the  ERBA Championships.

The generosity of delicious food, the time given up to working in the kitchen, the setting up and dismantling the hall all contributed to the outstanding success of the event. 

Jean and Alison , thank you for taking the time to convene the event .  A job really well done. Elaine, once again a wonderful coordination of food that kept the players well nourished. An amazing job   

It was great to see so many East Gippsland players competing with a number of new players competing strongly 

Congratulations to our local winners.  We certainly came up TRUMPS


Congratulations to the winners of the Erba Best Novice Pairs:  Kaye Munro and Joan Graves with Erba president John Haylock

Congratulations to the winners of the Erba Best Novice Team:  Maureen Broome, Lyn Wilkinson, Sue Brown & Robin Cotton with Erba president John Haylock

Congratulations to the winners of the Erba Best Restricted Pair: Fritz & Christa Riedacher with Erba president John Haylock

Congratulations to the winners of the  Erba Director's Award: Karen Edlington and Lyn Woods with Erba president John Haylock

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors

Please support our sponsors,

whom we sincerely thank for their generous support 

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors

Monday and Wednesday - 1pm start
Thursday - 7pm start

1. Register as a player at Bridgebase Online

2. Purchase BBO $'s - these are used to pay your "table fees"

3. Send your User Name to Chris Heesom

4. Register with the ABF so that you can be credited with any masterpoints you may earn

If you need any assistance to complete the above tasks, please phone Chris Heesom 51 522401 and she will walk you through the process. Please make sure you have your computer turned on when you phone.

 SESSIONS TAKE APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS PLAYING 24-27 BOARDS AND THE COST IS BBO$3.00 (equivalent to $5.00 Australian). 65% of table fees are returned to Bairnsdale Bridge Club.


2020 Committee

The annual meeting of the Bairnsdale Bridge Club was held on 1st of February 2020 at the Bairnsdale club rooms, where the office bearers were elected.

President: Robin Cotton
Vice President: Alison Farthing
Secretary: Jean Macleod
Treasurer: Dawn Wallace
Masterpoint Secretary: Ann Gibbs
Mary Baldwin, Jenny Coverdale, Kerry Haywood, Elaine Newcomen, Lou Pemberton, Brian Sampson, Tim Watford

Need A Partner?
Need A Partner?

Jean Macleod - 51523176


Congratulations to the following members who have achieved Rank Promotions :

Tony Peck - Club Master

Marisa Milito -  State Master*

Lynette Biggs - Graduate Master

Jenny Coverdale - National Master


BBC Phone Number

0491 745 464

during bridge only

AH 0491 190 501

Wed 12th August 2020
Bairnsdale Club Duplicate Online
Thu 13th August 2020
Bairnsdale Club Duplicate Online
Mon 17th August 2020
Bairnsdale Duplicate Session Online
Bairnsdale Club Duplicate Session Online - RED POINTS
Bairnsdale Club Duplicate Online
Bairnsdale Club Duplicate Online