Bendigo Bridge Club
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Bendigo Congress Entries

Have you got 3/4 of a team and need a fourth to complete the set? Bob Perkins is available. Contact Bob to finalise your arrangements. And if any other members are looking for a partner or want to find a team, contact Paul O'Hare and he'll put the word out - use directorbendigobridge@gmail.com.

Australia-wide Novice Pairs event cancelled

This event (scheduled for Fri 27 May) failed to attract sufficient entries to make it viable and has been cancelled. Bookings for the event have been moved to the (same day) Friday Club Pairs event.   

News from the VBA

The May VBA bulletin has landed in the Bridge Musings panel below.

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.

Bendigo Congress 2022

Our congress is now listed on the Bridgeunlimited website. To make the event a success we need every club member that can play to enter. Double the fun and make up a team for the Sunday Teams event. It'll be a weekend of challenging but fun bridge! Please enter via the Bridgeunlimited website - you can find a link on the 'Useful Links' page. 

Congress dates: May 28-29. For more details click on this link: Bendigo 2022 Congress Flyer

2022 Victorian Restricted Pairs Update

Win a trip to Adelaide! Click on this link for details: 2022 Victorian Restricted Pairs

Victor Champion Cup Update

This highly popular event is returning as a face-to-face competition (Thurs 09 - Sat 11 June 2022). Click on this link for more information: Victor Champion Cup Update 

ABF Promotions

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

Promotions for month of April 2022 

  • Sandra Friesen - promoted to Silver Local Master with 36.87 Masterpoints
Well done Sandra!
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 Special Events V2

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.

Results
Mentored Pairs
Long Gully Community Centre 7pm
Director: Jennifer Goddard
Monday Club Autumn Pairs 3/3
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
Friday Club Autumn Pairs 2/3
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
Calendar
18th May 2022
Relaxed Pairs - TBA
Long Gully 1.30 PM
20th May 2022
Friday Club Autumn Pairs 3/3
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
  (Partner?)
23rd May 2022
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30 PM
Director: Paul O'Hare
  (Bookings)