Further to previous notices:
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of one of our GLBC members and a dear friend to many. Ann Kynaston passed away at home surrounded by her large and loving family on 6 January 2022.
Happy New Year to all our members and visitors!
Our first game of 2022 is a President's Trophy match on Monday 3 January, starting at 1pm. See the Entry tab above to register for this and any other games you wish to play.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face game playing conditions will continue as below:
Great Lakes Bridge Club (GLBC) will again be offering free bridge lessons next year for newcomers to the game. Commencing on Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 1pm and running for approximately 2 hours, the lessons will continue at this time each week for 7 weeks.
We've had great success in introducing people to the wonderful game of bridge in the past. Not only do we play and mingle with new and interesting people, our club benefits greatly from the new members these lessons generate.
2021 was another on-again-off-again year due to COVID-19. Where some of our annual awards are concerned, we weren't able to play all the games usually required. Consequently, we adjusted the number of games to be played.
Master Pairs 2021 winners
After 7 matches, two pairs scored equal points so this year the trophy will be shared.
Congratulations Jill & Karl Buchmann and Teresa & Tom Siminski
We helped Jacquie Jennings celebrate her 97th birthday today, although her real birthday is Thursday 9 December 2021. A GLBC member since 1983 and probably our most consistent attendee (with only COVID interrupting her bridge in these 28 years), Jacqui has also mentored many fellow members.
Great Lakes BC Online Swiss Pairs Congress was held on Sunday 28 November 2021. Unfortunately, we have not been able to host a face-to-face Congress since the beginning of the COVID pandemic -- the last was held on 8/9 February 2020.
The Online Congress was played on the Stepbridge platform and very strong support was provided by them in the lead-up and on the day...thank you very much to their team. The day consisted of 6 rounds of 9 boards each - the approximately 55 mins per round was ample for the play.
*** I Found the Results *** they are listed under 17/11 Swiss Pairs R4, R5, R6
I can't upload the Results to the Swiss Pairs today but am happy to tell you the first 5 places here:
1. Grant. 93.73. 5 0 1
2. Buchmann. 85.38 5 0 1
3. Rogoyska. 68.85 3 0 3
4. Savory. 68.26. 4 0 2
5. Goodwin. 67.68 4 0 2
Thanks for sharing a Fun two day event.
Congratulations to Team Boniface (Margaret Boniface, Judy Scott, Barbara Williams, Pauline Erby and Megan Grant) for winning the Swiss Teams Championships in October this year.
Covid has depleted the number of teams taking part, total being 10, but this does not detract from the excellent performance in winning the 2 day event.
2nd place went to Team Siminska (Tom, Teresa, Eta and Ken Bridges) and 3rd was Team Barton (Bev, Fred, Nigel H and Jeanette).
Megan will hold a 2nd practice session at the Club on Wednesday 17 Nov at 11.30am.
Bring your laptop or tablet/ipad ... try to have your convention card setup!
See you there.