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Minutes of Committee Meeting held 6th October 2023 on menu bar
Minutes of ERBA Meeting held 16th October 2023 on menu bar

 Bairnsdale Christmas Afternoon Tea 9th December, 12 Noon. Please add your name to the list at the club for catering purposes.
♠ Paynesville Christmas Afternoon Tea 13th December, 12.30pm. Please add your name to the list at the club for catering purposes.

A very Merry Christmas to all players from Bairnsdale and Paynesville Committees and Members.

Need A Partner?
Need A Partner?

Pat Waite on 51521782 or
mobile 0477437776


Congratulations to the following member who has achieved a Rank Promotion :

Heather Cornwall - State Master
Nick Nadebaum - Bronze State Master
Robynne Owen - Silver National Master
Ruth Spears - National Master


The 2023 Bairnsdale Club Championship Pairs was won by Terry and Nick Nadebaum. After finishing 4th in week 1 with 55.16%, they stormed home in week 2 recording 61.73% to finish with a final score of 57.83%. In second place were Trish Brown and Dot Lawrence (57.02%) and third were Dianne Wyndham and Ruth Spears (54.60%)


Kerry Haywood and Pam Dingwall were the winners of the
2023 Bairnsdale Anniversary Pairs on Friday June 30
and were presented with the shield and engraved pens by Club Vice-President, Trish Brown.

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors


The Grand Terminus Hotel - Patties Foods Ltd
East Gippsland Shire Council - Amcal Chemist

Please support our sponsors,

whom we sincerely thank for their generous support 

Bairnsdale Bridge Club Congress Sponsors
Additional Information
Psyche Bidding, System Card

Psychic bid (also psych) is a bid in bridge that grossly misstates the power and/or suit lengths of one's hand. It is used deliberately to deceive the opponents. Normally, the psychic bid is made with a weak hand, overstating its overall strength, the length and strength in a particular suit, or both.  

It is considered unsportsmanlike for stronger players to psych against inexperienced or weak players and Bairnsdale Bridge Club strongly discourages psych bidding at any of their sessions. We would like to remind all players to have their system card available at the table. Please call the director and report any psych bidding.

Seven No Trump

Don't Hold Back! Bid and make 7NT and you and your partner will be rewarded with free entry to the next available bridge session you attend in Bairnsdale.

Number of boards on Fridays

It is up to the director to decide on Fridays which movement and how many boards are played.

When playing a "standard" Mitchell movement the boards played are:

7 tables: 35 boards

8 tables: 32 boards with share and relay

9 tables: 36 boards/9 rounds or 32 boards/8 rounds

10 tables: 30 boards with share and relay

11 tables: 33 boards

extra 1/2 tables are rounded up. e.g.. a 7 1/2 table is set up as a 8 table with a sitout.

To play a different number of boards the movement has to be set up more "non standard", e.g. with a rover or a skip. Directors will have their preferences and we ask you to respect their choice.

System Cards

From July 1st 2019 onwards system cards will be compulsory for all Bairnsdale sessions.

There also will be an adjusted score for misinformation, unless partners have never played before.

David Luckes Reward Program

Bairnsdale Bridge Club is a member of the "Rewards Program" offered by David Lucke's Fresh Food, Bairnsdale.

Pick up a tag at the club and each time you shop at the store, scan it, and reward points will be awarded to the club. 

We receive on average one $20 voucher per month.