Ashes 2024 - Saturday 16 March
It's our turn to host the Ashes. Ballarat have won the last two events - let's try and turn that around. Get your entries in - see flyer and calendar for details.
Bridge Lessons 2024
The Education Sub-committee is pleased to announce our beginners bridge course for 2024. See flyer in centre panel for details. If you know someone who wants to learn, let them know.
2024 Northern Region Bridge Championship
Pairs Sat 2 March, Teams Sun 3 March at Shepparton U3A. Get your entries in via Bridge Unlimited. For details click on this link: NR2024 Championship flyer
2023 Club Awards & Trophies
The winners of our various awards, trophies and prizes were announced at the Xmas Social. To view a full list of the winners, in the Menu sidebar (above) click on Membership & Bookings, then Club Competitions, then scroll down to 2023 Honour Board. Congratulations to all our winners!
The Xmas Social doesn’t just magically happen and many thanks are due to Diane Dunlop (venue wrangling, bookings); Kaye Parker & Yvonne Forrest (table decorations); Eamon Dempsey & Janet Rogers (roadies); Brigitte Agnew, Jennifer Goddard and Janet Rogers (trophy wrangling); Ron Wescott, for sorting out who got what; and Jennifer & Peter Goddard for the entertaining after-lunch Individual Bridge session - which was won by (drumroll)… Yvonne Forrest!
If you want to know how you fared, click on 2023 Xmas Individual Event Results
Contrary to the Key Message posted on Wed 13 Dec, we have now been informed that LGCC will only be closed on days when CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER is forecast.
This restores the policy setting that applied in the 2022-2023 fire danger period.
Our advice to members remains the same: During the fire danger period, please check the forecast before coming to play.
A fundraiser is underway to support young players attending the Australian Youth Bridge Championship. The Youth Week Fundraiser Bidding Challenge, suitable for all skill levels, features 15 problems tackled by renowned experts like Ron Klinger, Liam Milne, Sophie Ashton, and more! A live stream webinar with expert discussions of the hands adds yet another dimension. Registration is by donation. If you are interested in helping young bridge players whilst improving your own bridge skills in the process, details can be found by clicking on this link: YOUTH WEEK FUNDRAISER
The Marketing & Communication committee of the World Bridge Federation (WBF) is conducting a survey exploring what types of leisure activities people do and why. The survey is aimed primarily at bridge players, but they’re interested in what friends of bridge players think too. The results will help the WBF get a better understanding of why different groups of people around the world like and play bridge, and how bridge compares to other activities that bridge players and potential bridge players like to do, with the aim of enabling administrators, teachers and promoters to use the results to design better ways to get people into bridge, and to stay in bridge.
If you wish to participate in the survey, please click on this link: https://pip.surveymonkey.com/r/DKJW93X
Code of Good Conduct published
The club has adopted a new Code of Good Conduct that members and guests will be expected to follow. For further information, see the new 'Code of Good Conduct' news item, on the right-hand side of this page.
Afternoon Tea with the Guv (+ Report)
Every Victorian bridge club received an invitation from the Governor of Victoria to send two members (a pair) to a special Afternoon Tea and Bridge event, to be held on Wednesday, 15 November at Government House.Your committee unanimously agreed to nominate the Goddards as our representatives.They weren't the only BBC members attending. Our neighbours, Maine BC, nominated Ron Wescott & Louise Griffin; the Victorian Youth Team nominated Seb Wright; and Sandhurst Bridge Acadamy nominated Denis Upsall & Faye Symons. All five are also members of our club.Congratulations to all - we hope you had a wonderful day! Click here to read Jennifer's entertaining match report.
Our Librarian has been busy adding interesting new titles to the bookshelves. Check out menu Education > Library to find the latest available titles.
Tea Breaks Return
The committee has decided to reinstate 10-minute Tea Breaks into our regular Club sessions - on a 3-month trial basis - commencing Monday 25th September. Please note that in order to ensure that sessions finish in a reasonable time, our directors will be more strictly enforcing the Round Timer clock.
Lego Room Cooling 'fixed'
The cooling system in the Lego Room seems to be fixed. However, the control panel seems a bit wonky and, when the system is on, there are warmer and colder areas in the room, depending on the location of tables vis-a-vis the cooling vents. If you are sensitive to temperature variations, please wear layers so that you can adjust your clothing to keep yourself comfortable.
A link to the BV website can be found on our 'Useful Links' page.
Monthly Nosh & Natter
Our MN&N social dinners will resume in September. These Thursday evening get-togethers are informal social events - a chance for members (and their spouses / partners) to have a friendly natter about... anything really, over some good pub food and drink.
Need more details? Contact Eamon Dempsey on 0408 467 599.
As at Oct 2023, Covid-19 is still prevalent in the community. To keep your fellow members safe from infection, please…
For further information, please visit the DHSS Coronavirus Victoria website.
Bridge Musing will no longer be updated with links to BV Bulletins. Instead, please
BV Bulletin 2308
BV Bulletin 2307
BV Bulletin 2306
BV Bulletin 2305
BV Bulletin 2304
BV Bulletin 2303
BV Bulletin 2302
VBA Bulletin Dec 2022
VBA Bulletin Nov 2022
VBA Bulletin July 2022
VBA Bulletin June 2022
This page has items of interest to our members and friends. For a full list of coming events, see [Calendar].