Bendigo Bridge Club
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Club Team Championships - October 2022 

The Club Team Championships are returning after a two-year Covid-induced hiatus. This year we will be running two events, a Monday and a Friday Team Championship, each running over two weeks. Click on this link for more details, including how to enter: Club Team Championships 2022 - Conditions of Play  

Monthly Nosh & Natter

All members are invited to come along for a social dinner at the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club on Thursday, 22 September 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. Given sufficient interest, this will be a regular social event. 

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

Membership Fees ($30)

Your club membership fees for 2022/23 may now be paid. Click here to find out how to pay: Options for paying Annual Membership fee. 

Mini-lessons News

More pre-reading for Intermediate players: Negative Doubles Handout 1

Kerry has revised the How to count Losers - Losing Trick Count (Rev) handout to clarify when not to use this technique.

Here is the handout for the Improvers Mini-lesson on the Simple Overcall 

For more information about the mini-lessons program click on this link: Mini-lessons Aug 2022

New July 2022 Delve Deeper available

“Many games provide fun, but Bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but Bridge prevents the rust from forming.”        – Omar Sharif

In this month’s Delve Deeper there are eleven new texts to help prevent ‘the rust from forming’.  Ranging from Improving your Bridge memory, Multi 2’s, Playing 2/1, counting to Slam Bidding, there is something for everyone. Want to know more? Go to Education > Library > Delve Deeper July 2022 and click on the link.

Tuesday evening sessions

From 7th June our Tuesday evening sessions transitioned from ‘Mentored Play’ to ‘Supervised Play’. Sessions are 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 July VBA bulletin has landed.  You can find it in the Bridge Musings panel below - check it out.

AWOP 2022 Provisional Results

ABF Promotions

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

Promotions for month of September 2022... 

  • Geoff Phelps - promoted to Club Master with 5.15 Masterpoints
  • Jan Williams - promoted to Bronze Local Master with 25.73 Masterpoints
  • Sandra Friesen - promoted to Regional Master with 53.51 Masterpoints
Well done, all!
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.

Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Ron Wescott
Supervised Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jenny Ranson/Seb Wright
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Ron Wescott
10th October 2022
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Jennifer Goddard
12th October 2022
Relaxed Pairs - TBA
Long Gully 1.30 PM
14th October 2022
Nationwide Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard