Bendigo Bridge Club
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Bill Hughes International Simultaneous Pairs event cancelled

On the advice of the organisers, this event has been cancelled. The Monday 4th July session will revert to being a Club Pairs event.

Yarrawonga Congress 22-24 July

The Yarrawonga Congress flyer has landed - click on this link: 2022 Yarrawonga Bridge Congress Flyer

Tuesday evening sessions

From 7th June our Tuesday evening sessions will be transitioning from ‘Mentored Play’ to ‘Supervised Play’ and sessions will be open to all club members. If you wish to play, please click on this link to read important ‘Conditions of Play’ information.

News from the VBA

The June VBA bulletin has landed.  You can find it in the Bridge Musings panel below. Our very own Seb Wright cops a mention - as do our congress results. 

2022 Congress

Our first congress since 2019 took place over the weekend (28-29 May) at The Conservatory, All Seasons Resort. Not surprisingly, numbers were down from pre-Covid times but with 46 entries for the Pairs event and 15 for the Teams, we had plenty of lively competition.

Congratulations to Pairs winners Leo Saoud & Gus Ghali. Best performed Bendigo pair (with a very respectable 4th place) were Barb Evans & Ron Wescott – doubly respectable because Ron was playing through the pain of a recent knee replacement.

The Teams event was won by Doug Newlands, Richard Laurie and Gavin and Kirsten Bailey. Best performed Bendigo team was Yvonne Forrest (playing her first congress), Kaye Parker, Janet Rogers & Rosemary Monotti – well done them.

Full results are available on the Bridge Unlimited website – click on the link on our Useful Links web page then click on Results > Victorian Congress Events.

The congress doesn’t just happen - many people contributed their time and energy to make it a success. Special mentions go to Janet R, Cathie S, the Goddards and Rosemary M for their work in planning, organising and setting up and tearing down the event. (It would be appreciated if more club members would volunteer to help with next year’s congress). Special thanks to Ken S and Adrian D for making themselves available at very short notice as an emergency pair; and (No show without Punch) to our director, Martin Willcox – authoritative and entertaining as ever. And finally, a shout-out to the management and staff of All Seasons for the delicious food and their behind-the-scenes work to make sure the event went smoothly.

Geelong Congress (Sat 25 - Sun 26 June) Flyer

Click on this link for details of the Geelong Congress: 2022 Geelong Congress flyer

The April Monthly Medal Awards have landed!

Click on 'Membership & Bookings', then click on 'Monthly Medal' to find the list of winners and to view the monthly medal reports. Check out the reports - you may find that you and your partner have scored some bonus masterpoints. (Spoiler Alert! Ron Wescott and partners did particularly well this month.)

F2F Bridge - Covid restrictions have changed

The government has announced a significant relaxation of Covid-dafety regulations - players are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination. This does not mean that all all Covid restrictions have been removed.  Please read our Covid-safe COP Summary 220424 for more information.


ABF Promotions

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

Promotions for month of May 2022 

  • Patricia Bell - promoted to Club Master with 5.06 Masterpoints
  • Yvonne Forrest - promoted to Local Master with 15.21 Masterpoints
  • Merlyn Pritchard - promoted to National Master with 165.07 Masterpoints
Well done all!
The Lighter Side of Bridge

Dinosaurs didn't play bridge.

Dinosaurs are now extinct.

Coincidence? We think not!

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, Cathie Shearer (0428565635), who will be placing an order soon.

Cost is approximately $18, depending on number ordered.

2022 Victorian Congresses & Special Events

Click on this link 2022 Victorian Congresses for a list of Victorian club congress dates.

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

Other special events are listed here: 2022 Other Special Events

At time of writing (Dec 2021) Covid is still active in Victoria. Check the host club's web site for the latest information on dates, venues and playing conditions.

Supervised Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jennifer Goddard
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
29th June 2022
Relaxed Pairs - TBA
Long Gully 1.30 PM
1st July 2022
Nationwide Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Ron Wescott
4th July 2022
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
 Click for more information