Bendigo Bridge Club
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Christmas Lunch and Awards

We have a date and venue for this years Christmas Lunch and Awards event.

Please book early. See centre panel for details. 

F2F Bridge Restrictions Eased!

With Victoria reaching the 90% fully-vaccinated milestone, the Premier has announced that Covid restrictions will be further relaxed from midnight on Thursday 18th November. The main changes from a club point of view appear to be:

  • Attendance caps removed – we can now return to pre-Covid maximum table numbers
  • Masks no longer need to be worn.

However, these changes only apply if attendance is limited to persons who are fully double-vaccinated (or who have a valid medical vaccination exemption certificate) and we must continue to operate a Covid-safe ‘workplace’, so most of our Covid-safe conditions will remain in place. Click here for further details (please read). Covid-safety Conditions Summary 21Nov18.pdf

Friday 12th November: Vic Youth Team win Australian National Championship Final - Congratulations Seb Wright! 

Seb (along with his team mates Jamie Thompson,  Finn Rennie,  Rebecca O'Reilly, Danni Fuller and Conor Hosking) staged a brilliant, come-from-behind victory over the NSW Youth team to carry off the ABF-sponsored 2021 Australian National Championship Youth trophy.

Trailing by a massive 47.9 IMPs after round 2 (of 5), the Vic team clawed their way back into the contest over the final three rounds to edge out their opponents by 127 - 124.9 IMPs. Seb played in every round of the final.

Well done, Seb and congratulations to the entire Vic Youth Team!

You can read more about how they did it here: Seb's Best Boards

December 6th - GNOT Heat - Monday Pairs 2/2

This is the much-delayed (by Covid restrictions) second leg of our Monday GNOT heats. See calendar for details.

New "Let's Delve Deeper - November 2021"

This month's delve features Eddie Kantar's "Introduction to Declarer Play", a companion volume to last month's delve, "Introduction to Defense". Check it out on our Library page.

New Vice-president - Janet Rogers

At the Management Committee meeting on Tuesday 19 October, Janet Rogers was formally elected as the club's Vice-president. She thought she'd escaped but she hadn't. Welcome back on committee, Janet!

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!

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.

 

Book a COVID vaccination

 

 

2021 Christmas Lunch and Awards Event
2021 Christmas Lunch and Awards Event
The Lighter Side of Bridge

An elderly genteman goes to his doctor for an annual checkup. The doctor is impressed that this man is in even better health that he was the year before. Curious, he asks him what he does for mental stimulation. The man answers that he plays duplicate bridge. The doctor, a bridge player, tell him that's great - "And what do you do for physical exercise?" ''I sit East-West" .  

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
Cheryl Ladgrove Gina Pocock Handicap
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
End-of-Year Red Point Bonus Pairs 1/3
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
Club Championship Pairs 3
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Ron Wescott
Calendar
1st December 2021
Relaxed Pairs - TBA
Long Gully 1.30 PM
1st December 2021
Club Pairs
Long Gully 7 PM
Director: Peter Goddard
  (Bookings)
3rd December 2021
End-of-Year Red Point Bonus Pairs 2/3
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Ron Wescott
  (Partner?)
 Click for more information