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The Member Handbook includes the calendar of special events, member names & phone numbers and other club information. Available free of charge at the club.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Moonee Valley Bridge Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 12th August 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

(Draft minutes of the 2018 AGM posted.)

Membership Fees

Membership fees are due by 28 February each year. Home Club Member $50; Non-home Club Member $25.

If paying by cash or cheque please complete the membership renewal envelope available at the club, put the cash/cheque in the envelope and give to the director.

If paying by Electronic Funds Transfer use the details:

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633 000

Account 162198956

Reference: Surname and ABF number 

Nationwide Pairs

Changes to dates for Nationwide Pairs events:

From 16th June to 23rd June

From 15th September to 22 September

From 15th December to 22nd December.

All other dates as in Program.

Partnership Organiser

Any player wishing to organise a bridge partner should contact John Ashkar.

John can be reached on 9337 5259

Moonee Valley Bridge Club Congress

2019 Inaugural Super Congress (bonus red points)

Congress Convenor: Gordon McRobert

E: gordon.mcrobert@vu.edu.au

M: 0434070411

Saturday 1 June: Open Swiss Pairs

Saturday 1 June: Restricted Swiss Pairs (under 300 MPs on 31/12/2018)

Sunday 2 June: Teams

Monday 3 June: Matchpoint Pairs

Entries  http://vba.asn.au/entries/enter-an-event/

The club is keen to have less experienced players at the congress - there will be awards for novice players on all days.

Entry Fees

Bank transfer before 30 May 2019 - $48 per person for each event

BSB 633 000 A/c 162198956 A/c Name Moonee Valley Bridge Club

Cash on the day $50 per person for each event

Regular Duplicate Sessions

Mondays 1:00 pm and 7.30 pm

Tuesdays 1.00 pm, 7.15 pm Beginners

Wednesdays 7.30 pm

Thursdays 9.30 am, 1.00 pm Duplicate and Beginners (Supervised)

Friday (first Friday of the month) Social Bridge 1.00 pm

Sundays 1.30 pm

Bridge Education

Bridge Classes

For information, enrolment forms or to confirm your place,  contact Jenny Date Email: jennydate@optusnet.com.au Home: 9326 0582 Mobile: 0407933772 or Gordon McRobert 0434070411

A. Beginners' Classes and Supervised Play

     Bridge Basics 1

  • 6 sessions for $80.00 followed by 1 session of supervised play.
  • A text book is supplied, plus tea or coffee.
  • Fee is payable on enrolment. Non-refundable once the course has started.
  • Tuesday evenings over 7 weeks, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm from 16 July 2019 to 27 August 2019.
  • Sessions will be held at the Moonee Valley Sporting Club, at 2a Pattison St., Moonee Ponds (Melways Map 29A8)
  • To confirm your place, please complete the enrolment form accessible in the menu on this page (Bridge Class Enrolment), and return by mail or email to jennydate@optusnet.com.au
  • Online payment can be made to BSB 633 000, a/c 162 198 956, adding your name and LESSONS as a reference.

In between Bridge Basics 1 and Bridge Basics 2 there will be 4 or more weekly sessions of optional small group supervised play to reinforce the learning from previous classes.

     Bridge Basics 2

  • 5 sessions for $60.00 (4 classes followed by 1 session of supervised play).
  • Topics include pre-emptive bids, artificial bids and slam bidding.
  • Monday mornings over 5 weeks, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm from 20 May 2019 to 24 June 2019.
  • Tuesday evenings over 5 weeks, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm from 1st October 2019 to 29 October 2019.
  • Online payment can be made to BSB 633 000, a/c 162 198 956, adding your name and LESSONS as a reference.

B. Small Group Reinforced Learning through Play and Hand Analysis

7 sessions for $70

These sessions offer support in small groups (eight players) and are suitable for those who have been attending Beginners Duplicate or any of our regular duplicate sessions and who wish to:

  • review and revise their practice so they can iron out any problems,
  • identify and replace inappropriate bidding or play through reflection and discussion and
  • improve their overall bidding and play.

Includes tea, coffee and hand record.

Sessions will be held at the Moonee Valley Sporting Club, at 2a Pattison St., Moonee Ponds (Melways Map 29A8)

Online payment can be made to BSB 633 000, a/c 162 198 956, adding your name and LESSONS as a reference.

C. Ongoing Beginners' Duplicate Sessions.

  • Every Tuesday at 7.15 p.m. and Thursday afternoon at 1.00 p.m.
  • More time to play hands.
  • Participants can refer to their notes and ask the Director for advice any time during the session.
Committee Meetings

The next committee meeting is Monday 17th June at 6:00 pm in the library.

Our Website

For results click on the picture of the Bridgemate. For social information check out the "News" page.

The Home of MVBC
The Home of MVBC

The Bridge Club is a member of Moonee Valley Sporting Club at Ormond Park

2a Pattison St, Moonee Ponds 3039

Club Champions

Only financial Club members are eligible to win the MVBC Club Championships.

Competition Results

MVBC Pairs Championship - April 1, 8, 15

1st: McRobert, Gordon and  Ranasinghe, Thilak

2nd: Murphy, Des and Samuels, David

3rd: Geyer, Bob and Lovrecz, George

MVBC Teams Event (cancelled due to lack of entries)

MVBC Restricted Pairs Championship <300 - May 13, 20, 27 at 1:00pm

1st: Saunders, Myrna and Butcher, Molly

2nd: Shanks, Gill and Halfpenny, Michael

3rd: Campbell, Colin and Roche, Vivienne

Calendar
Mon 17th June 2019
Swiss Pairs (1 of 2) Bookings close 14 June
1:00pm
  (Booking)
Sun 23rd June 2019
Nationwide Pairs
1:30pm
Mon 24th June 2019
Swiss Pairs (2 of 2)
1:00pm
Sun 14th July 2019
GNOT QUALIFYING
10-4:30
  (Booking)
Sun 21st July 2019
Nationwide Pairs
1:30pm
Mon 12th August 2019
Annual General Meeting (followed by free duplicate)
7:00pm
Sun 18th August 2019
Nationwide Pairs
1:30pm
Mon 19th August 2019
Butler Pairs
7:30pm
Thu 22nd August 2019
Eddie Karen Mixed Teams Cup
9:30am
Mon 26th August 2019
Australia Wide Open Pairs (book online)
7:30pm