Bendigo Bridge Club
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F2F Bridge - You must be double-vaccinated!

We have been advised by LGCC Committee that City of Bendigo now requires all users of its community facilities to be double vaccinated. This means that unvaccinated persons will be denied entry to LGCC even if they hold a valid medical vaccination exemption certificate.

Please read our updated Covid-safe Conditions of Play Summary - 18 Jan 2022 here.

New date for 2021 AGM

We have a new date for the much postponed 2021 AGM - Monday, 7 February 2022 at 11am. See calendar for details. 

Christmas Lunch and Awards

This years Christmas Lunch and Awards event was held on Thursday 16 December in the Sky Lounge at Bendigo Stadium. It was a very enjoyable day. Congratulations and thanks to Janet Rogers, Cathie Shearer, Kaye Parker and Yvonne Forrest who organised things and to the venue staff and kitchen for providing such a delicious Xmas lunch. Highlights included...

  • A group sing-along led by the Goddards: "What Shall We Do" - an all too clear-eyed view of the story arc of the life of a bridge player, sung rousingly by all to the tune of "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?" 
  • A poem recital: "The 12 Days of Turkey" (the bird, not the country). Narrated by MaryAnn Andrea in the best tradition of bush poetry, the poem provided an all too clear-eyed view of the story arc of a Xmas Turkey, from oven to bin.
  • The Annual Club Awards and Prizegiving. The 2021 Honour Board can be found at the Membership Club Competitions page or (until this news item is deleted) by clicking on this link 2021 CLUB AWARDS
  •  The traditional chaotic individual bridge event, organised (and I use that word loosely) by Peter and Jennifer. I'm joking, of course. It was hugely enjoyable and provided a suitably light-hearted end to what has been, at times, a grim bridge year.

A Merry Christmas to all our members! See you back at bridge in 2022.


No more Wednesday Evening Club Pairs  

Due to lack of player interest, Wednesday Evening Club Pairs has been removed from the Club Calendar.



Book a COVID vaccination



Contact Our Librarian

If you would like to contact our club Librarian (Kaye Parker), enter your message in the form below and click [Send]

Or send a personal email to

Recommended Titles

What is available? For a list of the books and other resources currently available, click on this link - Library Book Register

Over the coming months, new books will be reviewed and added to the library for your pleasure, so keep an eye on this section.

Delve Deeper - November 2021

"It's not the handling of difficult hands that makes the winning player... It's the ability to avoid messing up the easy ones."
-S. J. Simon  

Eddie Kantar's Introduction to Delarer Play can help you with that.

Click on this link for details November Delve Deeper 

Eddie Kantar says "If you are good at defending, at least half of your opponent's contracts can be defeated..."

Want to know more? Click on this link: Introduction to Defence

Delve Deeper June 2021

Let’s Delve Deeper – June 2021
Some exciting reading ahead!  We have purchased 5 digital Pocket Guides from the Bridge Shop.  They are in PDF form and can be  emailed to you so you can read them at your leisure. We have
*  The Pocket Guide to Bridge
*  The Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know
*  The Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions
*  The Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge
*  The Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge
If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please email me via the Contact Our Librarian panel, above.
Kaye Parker, Librarian
Delve Deeper Mar 21

Let’s Delve Deeper – Bridge Base Online   March 2021

March has me looking at BBO.  After chatting with some novice players at the table, I mentioned how helpful the Practice button on BBO has been to me, especially for practice during Covid.  The good news is it caters for Beginner right through to World Class.  The bidding is done for you; you play the hand. Easy!  What I like is as soon as I stall and cannot make the contract, there is a Show Solution button. You can play the hands as many times as you wish and very soon you are transferring skills learned to the face-to-face Bridge table.

Because I have an account to play with BBO, there is no charge. Otherwise, you will have to create a BBO number and pay whatever you wish as there is a small charge.

The sequence is Log in, Practice tab, Bridge Master, and play

                           Happy Exploring - Kaye Parker

Delve Deeper Feb 21

Delve Deeper is a new addition to our library files.  The aim is to bring attention to a website or a book in our library.  We have a wealth of varying levels of knowledge in our own club, and it is hoped you will share your expertise in this section. It is important to cater for everyone, and my experience is more as a beginner/improver.  In this month’s delving deeper I have chosen to explore our own  Australian Bridge Federation website

Click on the Education button and then scroll down to the bottom to click on "Classroom Resources"

Here you will find different Learner Guided Paths:

Rebids, Judgement, Novices, Improvers, Videos


Happy exploring from your library team

Kaye Parker