Peninsula Bridge Club
This was to run over 3 Saturdays in September but we didn't even have enough entries for 4 tables! We have decided to move this to Friday afternoons in October starting on the 7th October.
This is a chance for you to get your names in gold on the new honour board so find a partner and sign up at the club. We need to have at least 14 signed up pairs otherwise the event will be cancelled.
You will be allowed one substitute over the 3 weeks but be sure to clear this with the Tournament Director BEFORE the game. You must have fewer than 100 master points as at 1st September 2016.
The Australia Wide Open Pairs results and prize winners have been published. Click here for the full results and your personalised booklet. If your name is mentioned you will need to contact them to claim your prize. Vona Hadfield and Carmel Bourke managed to score a book prize for making 2HX on board 4. This is described as a unique top!
The PBC Committee organised an Expert Determination to resolve the Peninsula Club Pairs Championship dispute. The panel consisted of two eminent members of the bridge community – John McIlrath (director) and John Brownie (retired supreme court judge). The experts determined that the substitution of Lyn Smith for Maurice Loomes was legal and that there is no reason to think otherwise than that Rachael Loomes acted quite properly.
Accordingly the Club Pairs Championship result will be reinstated and Rachael and Maurice Loomes be declared the winners. The Determination can be read in full here.
The PBC 50th Anniversary Party held on Saturday 3rd September was a wonderful celebration of the club. 180 attended and enjoyed bridge followed by a splendid lunch.
Colin Mingay entertained us with humorous anecdotes, followed by the historic Duke of Cumberland hand, also played by James Bond in Moonraker. John Castle recalled the early days of the club and the wonderful individuals who founded and developed the Club. Sue Riley did a marvellous job as MC, as well as recalling some of the history. She acknowledged the contributions of our longer established members who have been part of the club for more than 30 years, as well as our Honorary Life Members.
We particularly enjoyed the tale of the petition to reinstate afternoon tea as a Club institution. Verl did a sterling job as always as Director for the event. Trish Giles spoke of the friendliness of the club, and Alan acknowledged the wonderful work of the Bridge Education team, which is bringing so many new members into the club. Bill Fitzsimons spoke of his experience as a newer member, coming in through the education program and enjoying the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the club.
The day was made possible by the large number of members who contributed to the day- it was a marvellous team effort. But mainly thanks are due to Sarah Young who organised the whole event.
I hope you’ll come to the FREE six-hour day for the Professional Development of Teachers on Sunday 16 October at Peninsula Bridge Club. (Lunch and all materials included!). Click here for the flyer.
This is incredible value. Don’t miss it! The topic will be ...TEACHING DEFENCE. It’s a new approach, and has been well-received so far. While ideally it’s for teachers who have completed a Teacher Training Programme, anyone may attend. It focuses on materials and methods. It’s sponsored by the ABF with assistance from the NSWBA. Defence is the popular choice of clubs for workshops, but the teaching of it requires practice. This day is designed to help teachers prepare, and will assist in increasing their own knowledge of Defensive Methods, as well as offer ideas for presenting it to classes. It also offers 10 points towards Accreditation.