The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at the NSWBA on Saturday May 12, 2018.
Congratulations to Warren Lazer, the winner of the McCutcheon Trophy for the most masterpoints earned in 2017.
For all McCutcheon lists go to National Masterpoint Reports
The Annual General Meeting of the NSWBA was held at the NSWBA premises on Wednesday December 20, 2017.
Richard Douglas was elected chairman unopposed as were the 6 positions for councillors: Julian Foster, John Scudder, Warren Lazer, Richard Lock, Rob Ward and Agnes Levine.
The 4 Zonal Councillors are Carol Sheldrake (Sydney Metropolitan), Alan Bustany (Outer Sydney Metropolitan), Kaye Hart (South & West Country) and Bruce Tier (Northern Country).
The motion relating to transactions for the premises to insert clause 8a to the constitution was not passed. The motion relating to the appointment of Secretary to amend clause 15 was passed.
Subsequent to the meeting the council has appointed Julian Foster to the vacant Treasurer position and John McIlrath as an ordinary councillor.
The results for the 2017 Under 100MP Championships have been finalised. Congratulations to Barrie Prior and Brian Goldman from Maitland who were the winners on handicap and to the non-handicap winners Marieta Borthwick and Heidi Colenbrander from Peninsula Bridge Club.
The team to represent NSW at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships is:
Nicky Strasser - George Bilski
Peter Strasser - Peter Fordham
Bob Sebesfi - Richard Douglas
Affiliated clubs please note that the 2018 NSW State Affiliation fee invoices have been sent to you in the last few days by email.
Congratulations to the GUMBY team, Pauline Gumby, Warren Lazer, Peter Gill, Tony Nunn and Martin Bloom, winners of the 2017 John Arkinstall State Open Teams and the NORTHERN team, Gary Lynn, Eric Hurley, Marjorie Askew and Bill Powell winners of the 2017 State Country Teams.
The final of the 2017 Grand National Open Teams was an all Sydney affair. Congratulations to the winners SYDNEY 1 (Liam Milne – Nye Griffiths – Sophie Ashton – Sartaj Hans – Adam Edgtton – Nabil Edgtton) and to runners up SYDNEY 3 (Michael Wilkinson – Shane Harrison – Matt Smith – Fraser Rew – David Wiltshire)
The State Open and Country Pairs Championships were held at the NSWBA on November 18-19.
The winners of the Swiss Pairs Congress were:
=1st Judy Zhu - Shuliang Yang
=1st Eric Lippey - Kerry Boytell
=1st Nazife Bashar - Kinga Moses