Bendigo Bridge Club
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F2F Bridge Returns once more!

Victoria's covid restrictions were eased again on Friday 22 October and will ease further on Friday29 October. As a result, f2f play will return on Friday 29 but with one important new condition: if you wish to play you must be double-vaccinated (or have a valid medical vaccination exemption).  

Please read our revised Covid-safe Conditions of Play by clicking on the link below.

Places will be limited. You must use the booking system to secure seats for your partnership. But please do not place a booking unless you know that you are both fully vaccinated (or have a valid medical vaccination exemption).

With the return of f2f bridge, Club Pairs BBO events will be cancelled with effect from Friday 29 October.

Our Covid-safe playing conditions can be read here.

Covid-safe Conditions of Play - Revised Oct 2021

 

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!

Sunbury Congress on BBO - October 24

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

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.

 

Book a COVID vaccination

 

 

Mask Wearing Instructions
Mask Wearing Instructions
The Lighter Side of Bridge

(When asked to acknowledge that his partner had broken tempo to think before taking an action): "There was hesitation but I'm not sure there was any thinking involved!"

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
27th October 2021
Relaxed Pairs - Cancelled
Long Gully 1.30 PM
27th October 2021
Club Pairs - Cancelled
Long Gully 7.30 PM
Director: Peter Goddard
29th October 2021
Club Pairs
Long Gully 1:30PM
Director: Peter Goddard
  (Bookings)
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