November 2019 Blue-Gold Teams results

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to score and publish online the results of the Blue-Gold Teams event (held on Monday 11 and 18 November 2019). Please find the place-getters listed below - and congratulations to all!

1st:  Dick Barry, Marcia Gaden, Jeanette Rayward and Gail Salmon 

2nd: Margaret Boniface, Judy King, Marie Schutte and Diane Williamson

3rd: Bronwyn Boehm, Beverly Butterworth, Patricia Fenton and Henry Hudson

 

New Australian Bridge Federation (ABF) Masterpoints promotions

Congratulations go to our 9 recently promoted members: Gary & Denise Marr and Peter Nicholson to Graduate Master; Lorraine Smatell to *Local Master; Faye Birtwistle and Bill Goodwin to Regional Master; Megan Grant & Eta Rogoyska to National Master; and Jeanette Bretnall to Life Master! Well done everyone! For information about ABF Masterpoints and ranks, click here.

Melbourne Cup fun

A good time was had by all on our Melbourne Cup Day—well done to all contributors, participants and especially the winning fashion plates: best hat was won by Phillipa Crowther; best-dressed lady Jennie O’Neill; and best-dressed gentleman Nigel Savory – he was given free rein with this outfit!

 

 

2019 Australia-wide Restricted Pairs - results

The results are in and we’re again proud to announce that one of our local pairs—Megan Grant & Margaret Boniface—made the top 100 (out of a total of 973 pairs)! Well done to M&M and all who competed. For an explanation of why the national score may differ from the local score click here. Our club's rankings with links to each individual’s results booklet is below.

October 2019 Swiss teams winners

After our recent 2-week competition, big congratulations go to the winners (pictured) with 6 wins (i.e. no losses!) — Daphne Yarnold, Megan Grant, Gail Salmon & Barbara Williams. Special mention goes to 2nd place-getters (with 4 wins & 2 losses) — Ann Kynaston, Judy King, Janet Flanagan & Robert Palasthy. Well done to organisers and to all who competed!

Check out our new books & improve your bridge at your own pace

We have five new books in our extensive clubhouse library with excellent tips and exercises to help you improve your card play. Written by Barbara Seagram and David Bird, they are well set out and easy to follow. Titles include: Defensive Play at Bridge, Declarer Play at Bridge (helpful for those players with about 50 Masterpoints looking to make that extra trick), Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand (useful for new players) and more.