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If you need a partner for a bridge game, please contact Diane Tait on 0415 740 057 or by email at diane.tait@ozemail.com.au

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2022 Committee

Josephine Most (President)

Peter Clarke (Vice President)

Kathy Heffernan (Treasurer)

Ros Nicholson (Secretary)

Yvonne Grant (Masterpoint Secretary)

Gary Gray (Bridgemate Director)

Di Doratis (Fundraising Coordinator)

Megan Dunnet (Supplies Officer)

Marilyn Parsons (Librarian)

Kerrie Stien (Public Officer, Welfare Officer and Tournament Director)

The Club's President, Josephine Most, is happy to discuss any issues you have. Josephine can be contacted on 0434 400 395 or via email at: josephine_most@hotmail.com

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Contact Josephine Most for more information on 0434 400 395 or via email at: josephine_most@hotmail.com

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 11:03 GMT
About TBC
About TBC

 The Toronto Bridge Club meets in the Carey Bay Village shopping centre.

The Club is tucked in behind Cellarbrations. There are front and rear doors. The rear door has a ramp for people with mobility issues. 

Whether you are new to the area or just passing through, we would love to meet you. You will be made to feel very welcome.

Click here to contact us

 

Last updated : 7th Aug 2022 21:33 GMT
Spring Pairs 2022

The Spring Pairs competition was held over three Saturdays in September.

Congratulations to the winning pair: Maureen Elliott and Diane Tait (with Laurie Elliott substituting for one week)

Last updated : 20th Sep 2022 03:52 GMT
Club teams 2022

The Club Teams competition was held over three Thursdays recently.

Congratulations to the winning team: Hans Tiller, Josephine Most, John Robinson and Noel De Losa.

Last updated : 27th Aug 2022 21:28 GMT
Marilyn Parsons - new committee member

The TBC Committee would like to welcome Marilyn Parsons to the Committee. Marilyn's role will be Club Librarian and she will shortly be undertaking a revamp of the library catalogue.

Welcome Marilyn!

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 11:01 GMT
Vale Marie Fisk

It is with great regret that we report that Marie Fisk passed away on Sunday 24 July.

Marie has been a member of TBC since 2015 with Dora Creek being her home bridge club.

Condolences to Marie's family especially Anne Taylor, Marie's sister, who is also a member of TBC.

 

Last updated : 26th Jul 2022 07:18 GMT
Bangers and mash
Bangers and mash

Last Tuesday Alan Nichols came up trumps by adding 'mash' to the regular bangers.
Thank you Alan! Tuesday nights just got better!

Last updated : 9th Jul 2022 02:20 GMT
Winners of the 2022 TBC GNOTs heats
Winners of the 2022 TBC GNOTs heats

 

Results of the TBC GNOTs heats:

1st - Josephine Most, June Snedden, Noel De Losa and John Robinson (Peter Clarke substituting for one round) with 307 VPs

2nd - Tracey Evans, Ronnie Antill, Kerrie Stien, Gayle Whitelaw (Gary Gray substituting for one round) with 292 VPs

3rd - Margaret Ingold, Anne Corcoran, Yvonne Grant, Heather Ley with 272 VPs

The Most team will proceed to the Regional Finals to be held at the Newcastle Bridge Club on 28 August with a chance to compete later in the year at Tweed Heads in the National Finals.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all teams who took part.

Last updated : 25th Jun 2022 23:18 GMT
Queen's Birthday 2022

There was a lot of fun and mayhem on Monday 13 June at the special Queen's Birthday bridge session with crowns, tiaras and jewels galore!

Winners of fancy dress competition were:

1st - Michelle and Peter Clarke (also winners of the game)

2nd - Marilyn and Bob Parsons

3rd - Judy McDonald

Thank you to Kathy Heffernan for baking scones - they were much enjoyed - and thank you to the people who supplied prizes.

Who can spot Prince Charles amongst the crown and tiara wearers!

 

Last updated : 13th Jun 2022 04:12 GMT
Presidents Teams 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Presidents Teams played in May 2022

1st - Margaret Geddes, Colleen Wilson, Margaret Ingold and Andrew Toyne

2nd - Kerrie Stien, Diann Miller, Kerrie Barnes and Ross Bennett

3rd - Yvonne Peacock, Gaye Hancock, Pam Ingham and Ted Tait

Last updated : 24th May 2022 11:37 GMT
Directors Course

Ian Lisle conducted a directors course on Sunday 24 April over seven hours. Ten Toronto members attended - 7 upcoming new directors and 3 directors updating their skills.

Seven clubs participated traveling from as far as Muswellbrook, Parramatta and Tomaree.

Belinda Barton worked hard in the kitchen and catered an outstanding lunch with day long treats.

At days end Ian asked if he could come back to do a catch up event in 6 months, setting up scenarios that will continue to develop our ongoing directing skills. This was meet with a very warm YES from all.

It was great to see our club`s new TV able and ready as a teaching tool to meet Ian`s teaching set up.

Toronto Bridge Club would like to thank Ian, Belinda and all who attended.

Last updated : 25th Apr 2022 04:54 GMT
Vale Joy Fox

It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Joy Fox on Tuesday 12 April. 

Joy was a huge part of TBC for many years, a very active member spending hours scoring sessions manually, always willing to assist or help others members. 

Joy never played in our club rooms yet she donated $5000 for the disabled toilet in the hope she would return.

Joy suffered a kidney complaint that meant she had to spend hours each day on a kidney machine.

There will not be a funeral.

The Spanish word for “fox” is “zorro”. So my regular greeting to Joy was “G’day Zorro”, and it always brought a smile. For many years she was the back-up scorer to Alan Bryce, our perennial Masterpoint Secretary. Alan could always rely on her back-up whenever there was a problem. She was the “phone number librarian”, each year providing an up-to-date list of members’ numbers. And she knew members’ birthdays as well (even when it was embarrassing!). Most will remember how engrossed she was with current affairs, politics, etc. But she had a wicked sense of humour (sometimes her jokes had to be censored.) Probably came from her past life as a teacher. Joy will be missed but not forgotten. -- Tony Parrott.

Last updated : 13th Apr 2022 02:51 GMT
Hunter Interclub 2022

The 2022 Hunter Interclub was hosted by the Toronto Bridge Club and played online via RealBridge.

Twenty pairs divided into 4 sections took part from the various Hunter clubs.

Winners of the Open section - Peter Clarke and Hans Van Weeran (Toronto Bridge Club)

Winners of the Intermediate section - Kay and Bruce Baguley (Tomaree Bridge Club)

Winners of the Restricted section - Maureen Elliott and Diane Tait (Toronto Bridge Club)

Winners of the Novice section - Sue Wells and Mary Rothnie (Maitland Bridge Club)

All results available here

Thanks to John McIlrath for directing.

 

Last updated : 26th Mar 2022 10:21 GMT
John Linehan Friendship Trophy 2022

The inaugural John Linehan Friendship Trophy was held on 25 March. John was a much respected member of Club who died in 2020.

The competition is to encourage relationships between novice and more experienced players. After nominating to play, novice and experienced players were matched randomly.

It was a fun day with lots of laughing and new friendships formed but congratulations have to go to Peter Clarke and Robert Chapman who were the winners with 62.73%. The trophy will be presented at the AGM in December.

John Linehan                                    Peter Clarke & Robert Chapman

Last updated : 25th Mar 2022 07:17 GMT
Reg Ingold

TBC extends its sympathy to Margaret Ingold whose husband, Reg passed away on Monday.

Reg was a tireless supporter of the Club, storing equipment for us, working at Congresses, helping with the renovations and even manning a stall in 2019.

Rest in Peace Reg.

Last updated : 23rd Mar 2022 21:13 GMT
Autumn Pairs

Congratulations to the winners of the Autumn Pairs played in March 2022

1st - Josephine Most and Forde Leathley

2nd - Maureen Elliott and Megan Dunnet (sub Laurie Elliott)

3rd - Kerrie Barnes and Ross Bennett (sub John Robinson)

Last updated : 24th Mar 2022 23:11 GMT
Presidents Cup and Presidents Plate Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Presidents Cup in 2022 - Noel De Losa and John Robinson.

And the Presidents Plate winners - the highest ranking pair with less than 100 masterpoints between them were Susan Mingay and Helen Pelosi.

Susan and Helen also came second overall in the Presidents Cup.

Well done winners and thank you to all pairs who took part.

 

 

Last updated : 26th Feb 2022 11:01 GMT
Welcome new members

TBC would like to welcome our two newest members, Kathy Gall and Karl Rosenberg. We hope you enjoy playing with us!

Last updated : 18th Feb 2022 04:37 GMT
First Monday session

The first Monday morning session was held today, 7 February with 5 1/2 tables. The morning kicked off with a talk by Peter Clarke on the latest 1NT strategies.

Congratulations to the winning pair Peter Deed and Alan Nichols with 62.5%.

Looking forward to seeing members joining this session. NOTE: this session will commence at 9.30 from 14 February

Last updated : 7th Feb 2022 10:43 GMT
2021 AGM and trophy presentation

TBC held its AGM and Christmas party on Saturday 11 December.

The party was preceded by the trophy presentation with the Bryce family being special guests of honour. The highlight of the afternoon was presentation of the inaugural Alan Bryce Award. This trophy is in honour of long-time member Alan Bryce who passed away in 2020. Alan gave exceptional service to the Club - he was awarded the 'most popular member of the Club' in 1999 and awarded life membership in 2013. He performed many roles within the Club including the position of Masterpoint Secretary which he held for 22 years. To be awarded this trophy, the recipient must have given the Club exceptional service over a long time. 

The Bryce family - Anne Bryce (centre), Jo Sykes, Jordan Sykes, Lucy Sykes and Emma Mantle.

Winner of the inaugural Alan Bryce Award, Tony Parrott with Anne Bryce. Tony has served in many roles within the Club, most recently as Tournament Director. Tony has resigned from the club - we will miss his smiling face, the Dad jokes and singing!

Winners of the 2021 Club Teams: John Robinson, Josephine Most, Noel De Losa and June Snedden (absent)

Winners of the 2021 President's Cup: John Robinson and Noel De Losa

Winners of the 2021 President's Plate: Pam Ingham and Trish Thomas (absent)

Winners of the 2021 President's Teams: Tony Parrott, Margaret Ingold, Yvonne Grant and Heather Ley

Winners of the 2021 Autumn Pairs: Margaret Ingold and Tony Parrott

Winners of the 2021 Spring Pairs: Andrew Toyne and Margaret Ingold

Last updated : 11th Jan 2022 10:52 GMT
Buying Tokens

Members please purchase your $7 game tokens in lots of 5 ($35, $70 etc) via online bank transfer.

Account name: Toronto Bridge Club

BSB: 650 300

Account no. 967039001

Please put your name in the reference box.

COVID and flu safety

Be aware of the third wave of Covid and Flu in members' presence.

Stay at home when you`re not well.

Get tested if you have any symptoms, however mild.

We ask you to respect members by wearing a mask if you have a lingering cough.

Directors Workshops

1.15 pm on Thursdays for 20 minutes

None scheduled at the current time

 

Session times
Session times

Monday Open (9.30 - 1.00 pm) preceded by an informative bridge talk

Tuesday Open (6.45 - 10 pm) preceded by a sausage sizzle. Arrival is recommended for 6 pm.

Wednesday Beginners (10 - 12 noon)

Wednesday Supervised for newer players ( 1- 3 pm)

Thursday Open (10 - 1.30 pm)

Friday Beginners (10 - 12 noon)

 Friday Open (1 - 4.30 pm)

Saturday Open (1 - 4.30 pm)

 

Club Meetings

Committee Meeting

1st Thursday of the month

Congratulations - ABF Rank Promotions

August 2022

 

Name

New Rank

Graeme Schubert

State

 

 

 

TBC Accredited teachers

Jack Carson

Peter Clarke

Beryl Jackson

Judy McDonald

Josephine Most

Calendar
3rd October 2022
Monday Pairs
9.30 am
Director: P. Clarke 0411 033 260
  (Bookings)
4th October 2022
Tuesday pairs
6.45 pm
Director: M. Miller 0412 313 329
  (Bookings)
5th October 2022
Wednesday Supervised
1.00 pm
Director: P. Clarke 0411 033 260
Results
Saturday pairs
Director: Peter Clarke
Scorer: Yvonne Grant
Friday pairs
Director: Peter Clarke
Scorer: Peter Clarke
Thursday pairs
Director: Peter Clarke
Scorer: Diane Tait