Bendigo Bridge Club
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No resumption of F2F play!

Although the announcements on Tue 27 July removed many of the State's lockdown restrictions, those that remain on indoor gatherings mean that F2F play cannot resume. We expect this to be the situation until, at least, Wed 11 Aug. 

The F2F bridge events affected by this have been cancelled or rescheduled - see calendar for details.

The Friday GNOT Heats, originally scheduled for 16/7 and 23/7 have been rescheduled for 13/8 and 20/8. As far as the Monday GNOT Heats are concerned, we've run out of Mondays! BUT (if you have booked for these sessions please take careful note) they have been rescheduled for Mon 16/8 and WED 18/8 . Yes, Wednesday afternoon! We hope you will be able to play at both sessions.

Existing bookings for these GNOT events have been carried over to the new dates. Please check your diary to make sure you are able to play.

BBO online events will be organised to replace cancelled F2F Monday and Friday Club Pairs events.

As always, the Covid regulation situation is very fluid. Please regularly check this web site for updates to our playing schedule and conditions. 

GNOT Heat Gold point events!

Friday heats now scheduled for 13/8 & 20/8.

Monday heats now scheduled for Monday 16/8 and (please note) Wednesday 18/8.

These are Gold point events. Places are limited - get your bookings in.

See calendar for details.

New ABF Promotions!

See centre panel

Library News

We have a new Delve Deeper article detailing new additions to the library, and our Librarian (Kaye Parker) now has her own special librarian email address you can contact her on. See the Library page in the Education section for details.

Our Covid-safe playing conditions can be read here.

210605 Covid-safe Play Instructions.pdf

Book a COVID vaccination

 

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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 librarianbendigobridge@gmail.com

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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 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.
Regards,
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