Bendigo Bridge Club
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New "Let's Delve Deeper - October 2021"

This month's delve features Eddie Kantar's "Introduction to Defense". Check it out on our Library page.

ANC Australian Butler Pairs - November 13-16

This year this event is being run as an online RealBridge event. There will be Open and Restricted sections.  See calendar for details. 

New Club President

At our Management Committee meeting on September 21st, Janet Rogers formally tendered her resignation from her position as Club President. The Committee would like to express our most sincere thanks to Janet for her excellent service in the two years she was at the helm. They were a particularly difficult two years with several complex issues needing to be managed - not least the impact of Covid-19 restrictions and the need to offer on-line bridge alternatives to our members.  Janet has worked tirelessly and efficiently to ensure the club continues to thrive in these challenging times.

At the same meeting Ken Simpson was unanimously chosen as our new Club President. Welcome to the chair, Ken!

F2F Wednesday Evening Club Pairs Off Again

The issues surrounding f2f play and the vaccination status of players are complex. In the absence of clear guidelines from the government (these will doubtless emerge as the details of the roadmap out of lockdown are fleshed out) the club is endeavouring to develop its own policy on these matters. However, as things stand, we have reluctantly decided that the return of Wednesday evening f2f play is premature and should be postponed.

Our apologies to those players who had booked to play. We hope to have a resolution soon.

NRBA GNOT Final Results

This year's NRBA GNOT final was held as a RealBridge online event on Sunday 10 October. See calendar entry for results.

Sunbury Congress on BBO - October 24

Sunbury BC have moved their congress online this year. See calendar for further information.

Club farewells two long-standing members

The club extends its deep condolences to the families of two of our staunchest members.

June Hayes passed away at Bendigo Hospice on September 8, aged 85 years. June had been a member of the club since 2008. Her funeral service can be viewed at www.williamfarmer.com.au. Go to their tribute-centre page.

Wim Van Der Eynden passed away on Sunday, September 12 at Bendigo Base Hospital, aged 91 years. Wim joined the club in 2005. Details of his funeral arrangements will be posted when they come to hand.

Both June and Wim will be sadly missed by their bridge playing friends.

Lockdown eased but no F2F play - yet!

The lockdown of Regional Victoria (#7) was eased with effect from Friday 10th September. However, the devil is in the detail and there is now a 20 person per venue limit on community facilities. Whilst we could run 5-table sessions within those restrictions, we feel it would better to continue BBO sessions (where numbers are not limited) rather than have to turn people away from F2F sessions.

So, until further notice, F2F bridge will not be resuming. BBO events will continue as replacements for our Monday and Friday Club Pairs sessions. See calendar for details.

 And, as always, the Covid regulation situation remains very fluid. Please regularly check this web site for updates to our playing schedule and conditions.

AGM 2021 Postponed

Due to the extension of the current Covid lockdown, our AGM, scheduled for Monday 6th September, has been postponed. A new date will be advised shortly.

AWOP Postponed

The Australia-wide Open Pairs event, originally scheduled for 27 August, has been postponed to 29 October.

Our Covid-safe playing conditions can be read here.

210605 Covid-safe Play Instructions.pdf

Book a COVID vaccination

 

Groucho's Bridge Lesson
Groucho's Bridge Lesson
System Card Workshops: Mon and Fri until 25th June

System cards!

These workshops have now completed. 

So no excuses for you and your partner not having a system card. Please have yours with you every time you play.

New partner? Use our default system card or fill out a blank before you play and...

Bid and play as per your card!

ABF Promotions

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

Promotions for month of July 2021 

  • John Brown - promoted to Graduate Master with total 2.61 Mpt
No updates for the 'Victoria's Top 50 Most Improved' table.

Well done John!

To book a COVID vaccination

 

Anyone in the phase 1a or phase 1b should now consider booking a vaccination

Find a vaccination centre near you and make a booking

Phase 1b starts Monday 22 March 2021 for all Australians over 70 and anyone who is immuno-compromised.  Apparently there are 6 million Australians in this category so the moral is to register early, or enjoy a long wait.

 

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.

Results
BBO
1.30pm
Director: Ron Wescott
BBO
1.30pm
Director: Peter Goddard
BBO
1.30pm
Director: Ron Wescott
Calendar
22nd October 2021
Club Pairs - Cancelled
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Ron Wescott
  (Bookings)
22nd October 2021
BBO
1.30pm
Director: Peter Goddard
24th October 2021
Sunbury Congress
BBO 10am
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