Bendigo Bridge Club

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Bridge Victoria

 A link to the February BV bulletin can be found in the Bridge Musings panel below (scroll down). It again features some great news about our poster boy for youth bridge, Seb Wright.

90th Birthday Celebration

It's hard to believe but Barb Hyett is turning 90! All are invited to a celebratory lunch at the Bendigo Club, Park Street, on Thursday 16th March at 12-30 pm. If you wish to attend, please add your name to the list on the notice board. For more information please talk to Maryan Andrea.

Relaxed Pairs 

Please note the start time for our Wednesday Relaxed Pairs sessions is now 12.30pm (was 12 noon).

Ashes Rescheduled 

At the request of Ballarat BC the date for the 2023 Ashes has been moved back by one week to Saturday 22 April.

Snake Alert! 

LGCC Committee advise that a snake was sighted near the footpath by the building late on Monday 6th. Species not identified but - this is Australia - so please exercise extreme caution when moving around the carpark and the approaches to the building. If you spot a snake, do not approach it. Call DELW&P on 136 186 for advice. If you are bitten by a snake, call 000 immediately.  

Monthly Nosh & Natter

Our MN&N social dinners will resume on Thursday 23 February. Venue (as before) will be the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club at 6pm. This is an informal social event - a chance for members (and their spouses / partners) to have a friendly natter about... anything really, over some good pub food and drink. 

Need more details? Contact Graeme Hegarty on 0428 380 180.

Relaxed Pairs in 2023

Relaxed Pairs (social bridge) resumed on Wednesday 8th February. Sessions run from 12 noon until 3pm.  All welcome, bookings not required. Contact Janet Rogers for further information - 0499 775 735.

2022 Club Awards & Trophies

The winners of our various awards, trophies and prizes were announced at the Xmas Social. To view a full list of the winners, in the Menu sidebar (above) click on 'Membership & Bookings' then click on 'Club Competitions', then scroll down to '2022 Honour Board'. Congratulations to all our winners! 



To keep your fellow members safe from infection, please…

  • Do not come to play if you have any symptoms, go and get tested.
  • Wear a mask when playing. A supply of disposable masks will be available.
  • Sanitise between rounds
  • Wear layers for comfort and warmth – where weather conditions allow we will be opening windows and doors to facilitate natural ventilation.
  • Get vaccinated – 4th doses are available for eligible persons over 50.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick with COVID-19, apply for access to anti-viral medicines that can help you stay well, or treat the symptoms if you contract COVID-19.

For further information, please visit the DHSS Coronavirus Victoria website.

ABF Promotions

Congratulations to the following Club Members on gaining promotions in their ABF Rankings

Promotions for month of February 2023... 

  • David Conley - promoted to Club Master with 5.94 Masterpoints
  • Elizabeth Close - promoted to Silver Local Master with 35.02 Masterpoints
  • Glennis Roberts - promoted to Regional Master with 51.32 Masterpoints
  • Ron Wescott - promoted to Bronze National Master with 200.25 Masterpoints
Well done all!

Tell your friends!

ABF launches MyABF
ABF launches MyABF

The ABF has launched a new service to members.

MyABF is the new technology platform for the ABF.  It will become your primary access to all your bridge information across Australia.

Go to the website and sign up today click MYABF

Create your own member password

To access the [Member Only] area, you need to create your own password.

If you are unable to do this, please use the [Contact Us] page under the [About Us] menu to request the web administrator to create a password for you.

Members can book a F2F session or request a partner in [Calendar] without a password. (toggle the Partner icon  to access the booking and partner icons.

Name Badges

Members are encouraged to wear their name badges at every session. This is a simple courtesy and especially important as we often have new members joining the club.

If you would like to buy a name badge please contact our Treasurer, Laureen Jinks (0439 113 089), who will be placing an order soon.

Cost is approximately $18, depending on number ordered.

2023 Victorian Congresses & Special Events

Click on this link to see 2023 Victorian Congress Dates

Local club congress dates will be included in our club calendar.

Other special events are listed here: 2023 Special Events

At time of writing (Dec 2022) Covid is still active in Victoria. Check out the host club's web site for the latest information on dates, venues and playing conditions.

Club Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jenny Ranson/Seb Wright
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
Nationwide Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
22nd March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Long Gully 12.30 pm
Host: Janet Rogers
24th March 2023
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Ron Wescott
27th March 2023
Nationwide Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Jennifer Goddard