If you need a partner for a bridge game, please contact Barbara Smith on 4948 2929 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
The 2019 Committee
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.
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Congratulations to the Toronto team of Margaret Geddes, Colleen Wilson, Margaret Ingold and Andrew Toyne who finished 2nd at the GNOT Regional Final on Sunday.
Considering there were 20 teams, the cream of the crop in the Hunter region, the result is outstanding. They won 5 of their 6 matches, pipped only by a Newcastle team who won 5 and drew 1.
It means that they will be participating in the National Final to be held at Tweed Heads end of November.
Congratulations to the winners of the 100 Club on 1 August.
They were: Diana Burton, Beryl Jackson and Diane Tait
Congratulations to Charmaine Mills and Graeme Schubert who won the Novice Swiss Pairs Competition at the recent 2019 Brisbane Water Super Congress.
On Sunday the Tomaree Bridge Club held the second round of the Hunter Inter Club competition. Toronto sent two teams with one team initally ranked 17th out of 20, rising to 10th out of 20 by the end of the day and coming 2nd in the C division. This team was Kerrie Barnes, Pam Ingham, Di Noon and Di Tait.
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We are starting a new competition – bring an old photo of yourself, write your name on the back and slip it into the box provided on one of the tables. The photos will be numbered, pinned to a board and there is a gold coin entry to guess who each picture is. An answer sheet will be available for members to submit their answers on. The person with the most correct entries will win a prize.
The photos can be from any era – baby, childhood, teenage, etc.
The first Thursday in the month will be a
SOUP OF THE DAY (with a bread roll) LUNCH -$5.00 per person
We welcome electronic scoring at the Toronto Bridge Club.
Thanks to the dedications of a few people including Gary Gray, Tony Parrott and Alan Bryce, we are now using Bridgemates.
Gary has been appointed 'Bridgemate Master' but he can't do it alone. We need members to volunteer to learn how to set up the bridgemates and the associated laptop at the beginning of each session.
If you would like to learn a new skill, please email the Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations go to Beryl Jackson and Anne Corcoran who came first in the novice section of the Tilligerry Swiss Pairs on 14 April and a very
commendable 9th overall.
Well done both of you!
“Bridge is the most entertaining game that man has ever devised. I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the end it will be more useful to them, for you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and potbellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age. But you can play bridge so long as you can sit up at a table and tell one card from another. In fact, when all else fails – sport, love, ambition – bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.”
W. Somerset Maugham
Get the Hunter Interclub results here:
On Sunday 24 March we hosted the first round of the Hunter Interclub 2019.
A great day was had by all (see bouquet at bottom of this article) with 23 teams entered including teams from Belmont, Charlestown, Dora Creek, Hawks Nest, Maitland/Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Tilligerry, Tomaree and Toronto.
Thanks must go to our great director Alan Bustany, the event organiser and caddy on the day Hans Tiller, the early morning (7 AM) set-up crew, the wonderful ladies in the canteen Gail Stahmer, her neice Hannah, Kathy Heffernan, Ros Nicholson, Barbara Simmons and new member Janet Falconer, clean-up specialist Kerrie Stien, the raffle organisers Kerrie Barnes, Judy McDonald and Sue Pascoe, Central Coast Bridge Club for the boards and Jack Carson for delivering them, the club members who donated yummy food and the lady who keeps us all on our toes Josephine Most.
Apolgies if anyone has been forgotten. It was a great effort by so many people.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Overall winners and winners of category B from the Newcastle Bridge Club - Colleen Wilson, Vincia Martin, Giles Martin, Steve Miller
2nd place overall and winners of category C from the Tomaree Bridge Club - Nigel Eves, Sanda Mackenzie, Charmaine Pattison and Penelope Barker
3rd place overall and winner of category B from the Muswellbrook Bridge Club - Hugh Cone, Barbara Hunter, Roger Yandle and Emil Battista
Dear Josephine, I played in this event yesterday. I just wanted to compliment the club on the high standard of the event. The room was light and airy, the management professional, the food delicious and plenty of it. Many members must have worked hard to make the day such a success. I hope the club does well out of it and will be encouraged to host it again. A very enjoyable day, Kind regards, Beryl Manuel, President Cessnock Bridge Club.
On Saturday 16 March the Club celebrated the first anniversary of the first game held at the Carey Bay club rooms.
What a lot has happened in a year! All through the hard work by dedicated members of the Club.
The Committee wishes to thank everyone for their hard work.
August - Nos. 73, 66, 95
July - Nos. 55, 86, 72, 92
June - Nos. 58, 64, 98, 3
May - Nos. 15, 60, 89, 1, 94
April - Nos. 10, 8, 79, 91
Saturday 17 August
10.30 am Saturday 7 September
Central Coast Bridge Club Novice and Restricted Congress, 10-11 August
Toronto Bridge Club Teams, 25 August
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc September Congress, 7-8 September
Hunter Interclub hosted by Hawks Nest Bridge Club, 6 October