Peninsula Bridge Club News
- Written by Robert Scott
The office administrator position has now been advertised on SEEK - check the advertisement.
There have already been a number of (as yet unreviewed) applications. The advertisement includes the email address to be used if anyone is interested.
- Written by Sarah Young
In June, the Committee reported to members regarding the proposed changes, which are necessary for the ongoing sound management of the Club. The Information Session was well attended and generated some excellent questions, suggestions and discussion. The Committee has now commenced recruitment of a part time administration helper, who we hope to have on board in July or August.
There was a fabulous turn out for the Charity Pairs evening on 16 June and it was an enjoyable event for all. Many thanks to all who helped make it possible. Approximately $1600 was raised on the night which was a great result!
This month we have our Swiss Pairs Congress on Sunday 30 July. If you haven’t been in it before, come along with your partner! It is a fun day, with the room packed with tables and players of all levels.
- Written by Cath Whiddon
Our upcoming bridge lessons in brief are as follows (check the details below):
- Our July improvers theme is "Weak two-level openings"
- Lessons on Friday 7 July and Tuesday 11 July and Monday night 31 July.
- Come 15 minutes before a supervised session to play a practice hand on the table to review bidding.
- Beginners Lessons start Wednesday nights 7-9pm from 19 July for 6 weeks.
- Beginners Lessons start Monday mornings 9.30-11.30am from 28 August for 7 weeks.
- Written by David Farmer
Peninsula attended the North Shore Bridge Club's Two Men and a Truck Restricted and Novice Congress on the weekend of 24-25 June in force. And returned in triumph with:
- Sarah Young and Len Evershed (seeded 20th) winning the Swiss Pairs Restricted Category,
- Hans van Weeren, Peter Clarke, Heidi Colenbrander and Ray Hurst winning the Swiss Teams Restricted Category, and
- Christine Egan, Di Agostino, Sue Evershed and John Simmonds as runners-up in the Swiss Teams Novice Category.
- Written by Marg Cliffe
Have you have surfaced from learning the basics of bridge? Do you go to the monthly bridge classes and some things are starting to make more sense? Are you playing a couple of times a week and you and your partner are keen to learn more?
You will enjoy dipping into Intermediate Bridge Play Problems by Tina Zines (edited by Derrick Browne). Copies are available now, for you to borrow, in your PBC Library.
Select a problem, bid and play. Then turn the page to see the solution and analysis for each of the 50 problems. South is always the declarer in these problems. Often you will be asked to put yourself in the declarer’s seat. Some of the time you will be defending.
- Written by Vickie Busteed
The Club held an information meeting on 3 June for members interested in the proposed financial and operational changes. The meeting was well-attended and provided members with the opportunity to ask any questions.
The Secretary, Vickie Busteed, has provided these minutes of the information meeting for those who were unable to attend.
- Written by Wendy Starkie
I was sad to her of the passing of Rowan Sault. She died on 16 May after a four month battle with cancer. Rowan's partner Beth Bretnall attended the funeral.
Rowan was so brave, continuing to attend Peninsula Bridge Club several time a week for as long as she could. She was always interested in all that happened in people’s lives and was a great supporter of my sporting and theatrical activities .
She was a highly respected and loved member of the club for over ten years and will be missed particularly by those in the “Relaxed Row”!
- Written by Alan Davies
On 1 August, revisions to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge will take effect in Australia - and at the Peninsula Bridge Club.
Watch this space, in the next edition, for a summary of how these changes will affect you, the players.
Currently your directors are receiving training and guidance in these revisions to ensure a smooth transition.