Bendigo Bridge Club
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F2F Bridge Returns once more!

Victoria's covid restrictions were eased again on Friday 22 October and will ease further on Friday29 October. As a result, f2f play will return on Friday 29 but with one important new condition: if you wish to play you must be double-vaccinated (or have a valid medical vaccination exemption).  

Please read our revised Covid-safe Conditions of Play by clicking on the link below.

Places will be limited. You must use the booking system to secure seats for your partnership. But please do not place a booking unless you know that you are both fully vaccinated (or have a valid medical vaccination exemption).

With the return of f2f bridge, Club Pairs BBO events will be cancelled with effect from Friday 29 October.

Our Covid-safe playing conditions can be read here.

Covid-safe Conditions of Play - Revised Oct 2021

 

New "Let's Delve Deeper - October 2021"

This month's delve features Eddie Kantar's "Introduction to Defense". Check it out on our Library page.

ANC Australian Butler Pairs - November 13-16

This year this event is being run as an online RealBridge event. There will be Open and Restricted sections.  See calendar for details. 

New Club President

At our Management Committee meeting on September 21st, Janet Rogers formally tendered her resignation from her position as Club President. The Committee would like to express our most sincere thanks to Janet for her excellent service in the two years she was at the helm. They were a particularly difficult two years with several complex issues needing to be managed - not least the impact of Covid-19 restrictions and the need to offer on-line bridge alternatives to our members.  Janet has worked tirelessly and efficiently to ensure the club continues to thrive in these challenging times.

At the same meeting Ken Simpson was unanimously chosen as our new Club President. Welcome to the chair, Ken!

Sunbury Congress on BBO - October 24

Sunbury BC have moved their congress online this year. See calendar for further information

AGM 2021 Postponed

Due to the extension of the current Covid lockdown, our AGM, scheduled for Monday 6th September, has been postponed. A new date will be advised shortly.

AWOP Postponed

The Australia-wide Open Pairs event, originally scheduled for 27 August, has been postponed to 29 October.

 

Book a COVID vaccination

 

 

Beginners
Beginners Corner

Opening the bidding with 1NT.

If you have 15-17 HCP and a balanced hand ALWAYS open 1NT.

Some people think that they need to have all suits stopped, but that is wrong thinking.  When you open 1NT your partner has a complete picture of your hand in 1 bid.

Remember you only need 7 tricks.  SO even if the opposition run the first 5 tricks in a long suit, you can still make your 7 tricks. 

If you can't make your 7 tricks it usually means you have stolen the contract from your opponents and should end up with a good result anyway.

Beginners Corner

Opening the bidding with 1NT.

If you have 15-17 HCP and a balanced hand ALWAYS open 1NT.

Some people think that they need to have all suits stopped, but that is wrong thinking.  When you open 1NT your partner has a complete picture of your hand in 1 bid.

Remember you only need 7 tricks.  SO even if the opposition run the first 5 tricks in a long suit, you can still make your 7 tricks. 

If you can't make your 7 tricks it usually means you have stolen the contract from your opponents and should end up with a good result anyway.

Beginners Corner (Copy)

Opening the bidding with 1NT.

If you have 15-17 HCP and a balanced hand ALWAYS open 1NT.

Some people think that they need to have all suits stopped, but that is wrong thinking.  When you open 1NT your partner has a complete picture of your hand in 1 bid.

Remember you only need 7 tricks.  SO even if the opposition run the first 5 tricks in a long suit, you can still make your 7 tricks. 

If you can't make your 7 tricks it usually means you have stolen the contract from your opponents and should end up with a good result anyway.