Bendigo Bridge Club
Release 2.19q
Key Messages

Martin Willcox Workshops

Ballarat BC have engaged Martin Willcox to conduct three workshops on playing strategies for intermediate and advanced players. They have generously decided to invite members of other clubs to attend - free of charge! The workshops will be held at Ballarat BC (1001 Eyre Street) on Wednesdays: 3 May, 7 June and in July (date tba), and will run from 10am-3pm (BYO lunch).

Alert! Ballarat BC have now advised there is no restriction on numbers and no need to book. Just roll up - the more the merrier!

2023 Ashes - Ballarat Win

The Ashes were contested for the 25th time on Saturday 22 April at Ballarat BC. Unfortunately (for us) the hosts were runaway winners and retained the trophy but congratulations to our best-performed Bendigo pair (with 3rd place overall) Ron Wescott & Barb Evans. Thank you to all our pairs that took part and a big thank you to our gracious and generous hosts. Full results are available on the Bridge Unlimited website in the Results > Victorian Congress Events section.

Bridge Victoria

 A link to the May BV bulletin can be found in the Bridge Musings panel below (scroll down). It includes a listing for our Congress.

Relaxed Pairs 

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

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! 



As at May 2023, Covid-19 is still classed as a pandemic. 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.
  • Stay vaccinated – 2023 booster shots are available for most of our members.
  • 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.

BBC Congress 2023

Congress report will be posted shortly.

To view results, click on the Bridge Unlimited link in our 'Useful Links' menu, then Results > Victorian Congress Events.



ABF Promotions

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

Promotions for month of March 2023... 

  • Veronica Parker - promoted to Graduate Master with 2.25 Masterpoints
  • Scott Jackman - promoted to Bronze Local Master with 26.19 Masterpoints
  • Graeme Hegarty - promoted to Regional Master with 52.34 Masterpoints
  • Janet Rogers - promoted to Bronze National Master with 251.03 Masterpoints
  • Faye Symons - promoted to Gold Life Master with 824.64 Masterpoints
Well done all, but especially to Faye for her monumental achievement! (The club now has three Gold Life Masters!)
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.

Nationwide Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
Club Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jenny Ranson/Seb Wright
30th May 2023
Club Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jenny Ranson/Seb Wright
31st May 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Long Gully 12.30 pm
Host: Janet Rogers
2nd June 2023
Club Pairs
LGCC 1.30
Director: Ron Wescott