Bendigo Bridge Club
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Covid-19 Cases on the Rise

Covid 19 cases are again on the rise in Victoria and, concerningly, several members have recently reported testing positive for the virus.

To keep your fellow members safe from infection, please…

  • Do not come to play if you have any symptoms, go and get tested.
  • Wear a mask when playing. A supply of disposable masks will be available.
  • Sanitise between rounds
  • Wear layers for comfort and warmth – where weather conditions allow we will be opening windows and doors to facilitate natural ventilation.
  • Get vaccinated – 4th doses are available for eligible persons over 50.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick with COVID-19, apply for access to anti-viral medicines that can help you stay well, or treat the symptoms if you contract COVID-19.

For further information, please visit the DHSS Coronavirus Victoria website.

Monthly Nosh & Natter

MN&N will resume in February. Date, time and venue will be advised after the Xmas break.

Relaxed Pairs Returns!

Relaxed Pairs (social bridge) will resume on Wednesday 9th November, in the Lego Room. Sessions will run from 12 noon until 3pm.  All welcome, bookings not required.
The organisers are looking for a few more volunteers to help with the setting up and to assist new players settle in.
Contact Janet Rogers for further information - 0499 775 735.

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. 

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.

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

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 May 2022

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 - July 2022

Ready to explore further this evolving game of Bridge?  Some texts recommended or requested by our members – happy reading.

Features -

  • Improve Your Bridge Memory (Klinger)
  • 25 Steps to Learning 2/1 (Thurston)   x 2 copies
  • Playing 2/1:  Rest of the Story (Thurston)
  • Multi Two’s Pamphlet (Browne)  x  5
  • Roman Keycard Blackwood (Seagram)  x  2 copies
  • The Big Payoff:  Slam Bidding at Bridge  (Treble)
  • Barbara’s Bridge Tips (Seagram)
  • Counting at Bridge (Aves)
  • Play it Safe (Seagram)

Click on this link for more details... Delve Deeper July 2022

Delve Deeper - May 2022


  • Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand by Barbara Seagram and David Bird
  • Planning the Play – the Next Level by Barbara Seagram and David Bird
  • To Bid or Not to Bid – The Law of Total Tricks by Larry Cohen
  • 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

Click on this link for more details... Delve Deeper - May 2022

Delve Deeper - December 2021


  • Card Play Technique or The Art of Being Lucky
  • The Power of Pass by Ron Klinger and Harold Schogger

  • Playing Doubled Contracts by Ron Klinger

Click on this link for more details... Delve Deeper - December 2021

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