Bendigo Bridge Club
Release 2.19q
Key Messages

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. 

Martin Willcox Workshops at Ballarat BC

Ballarat BC are hosting a second series of Martin Willcox workshops, with the aim of fostering player advancement and social contact between clubs. The workshops are free. BYO lunch.

Where: Ballarat Bridge Club, 1001 Eyre Street, BALLARAT 3350

When & What:

Tuesday, October 3, 10:00 AM: Playing the hand
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 AM: Playing Defence
Tuesday, December 5, 10:00 AM: TBA

2023 Australia-wide Open Pairs (Corrected)

(Apologies to Wendy & Glenda - their results were better than originally reported.)

The final results of the 2023 AWOP event are in. Congratulations to our best performed pair, Wendy Bodey & Glenda Burt (107/1477 pairs). Wendy & Glenda also managed a very creditable 41st place in the Under-300 MSP section. 

To view the results in full, click on this link: 2023 AWOP Results

Players: click your name to view your personalised results booklet

2023 Club Championship Teams

Get your teams together and register your entries for this year's Monday and Friday Club Team Championships which will take place on* (Mondays) 9th and 16th October and (Fridays) 6th and 13th October. These are red point events. Team Captains, please read the Conditions of Play document (click on the links in the Calendar) before submitting your entry. Entries will be restricted to 12 teams per event.

*Please note that these dates are differ from the dates published in the 2023 Member's Handbook.

Ballarat Congress 2023

The Ballarat Congress is coming up on 9 & 10 September. Entries via Bridge Unlimited. Click on this link for details: Ballarat Congress 2023 Flyer

Lego Room Heating (Back on)

The heating in the Lego Room seems to be fixed. However, if you are sensitive to temperature variations, please wear layers so that you can adjust your clothing to keep yourself warm and comfortable.

Bridge Workshops 2023

The Education Sub-committee has organised a series of 8 workshops, aimed at Improving and Intermediate players. The workshops will be hosted by Kerry Delcourt at LGCC on Tuesday afternoons from 8 August to 26 September. Click on Education (above) for full details. 

Bridge Victoria

A link to the August BV bulletin can be found in the Bridge Musings panel below (scroll down). Includes a pic of Seb and his victorious Victorian Youth Team-mates.

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 0428 380 180.

2023 Ashes - Ballarat Win

The Ashes were contested for the 25th time on Saturday 22 April at Ballarat BC. Unfortunately (for us) the hosts were runaway winners and retained the trophy but congratulations to our best-performed Bendigo pair (with 3rd place overall) Ron Wescott & Barb Evans. Thank you to all our pairs that took part and a big thank you to our gracious and generous hosts. Full results are available on the Bridge Unlimited website in the Results > Victorian Congress Events section.

2022 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 click on 'Club Competitions', then scroll down to '2022 Honour Board'. Congratulations to all our winners! 



As at Oct 2023, Covid-19 is still prevalent in the community. 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.
  • Stay vaccinated – 2023 booster shots are available for most of our members.
  • 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.

How to ------

This 'How To' page contains linkages, documents and just simple advice to help you make best use of your club membership and the features of the club website.

Please use "Contact Us" under the Information menu tab to provide feedback if anything is missing or you would like additional information.

There is a comprehensive tutorial for Bridgewebs available by clicking on the help button at the top left. There are also various forums for Bridgewebs users and administrators online if you need further information.

A comprehensive guide to using Bridgewebs is available here BridgeWebs Guide or use the blue ? symbol on a web page for contextual help.

Club How to ... guides

How to  ---- Access Members Only pages (Create your Member Password)

How To ---- Book a F2F session

How To ---- Request a Partner - Simple

How To ---- Request a Partner - Full

How To ---- Play online with BBO

How To ---- Resubscribe to club emails


Useful video lessons about using BBO

Click HERE for a video on how to create a BBO Username

Click HERE for a video on alerting on BBO