Kick off the new year with a workshop designed for players of all levels who need to reinforce or brush up their knowledge and use of card combinations and card play. Great to do with your partner to start the new bridge season. January 30 or February 6, 9.30am - 4pm. Anyone who has already enrolled for Jan 30 can opt to change to Feb 6 to balance the numbers.
The ABF is offering $2000 travel grants and entry to the ANC Restricted Butler Pairs in Fremantle in July 18-19, see www.abf.com.au/2015-australian-national-championships-restricted-player-subsidy/.
The two top pairs in the NSW State Restricted Pairs to be held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on April 11-12 will be offered these grants.
Players must have fewer than 300 masterpoints as at January 1, 2015 so check the masterpoint lists now to see if you are eligible.
Congratulations to Terry Brown, the winner of the McCutcheon Trophy for 2015.
The 2014 John Arkinstall State Open Teams was won by the FOSTER team (Julian Foster, David Weston, Nicoleta Giura and Nick Hughes) from the NSWBA who defeated the POTTS team (Nigel McIvor, Michael Johnson, Ian Price, Kellie Potts) in the final.
As the best country team the Potts team, representing the Northern Zone, takes the title of State Country Teams Champions.
At the 2014 Annual General Meeting three members were awarded Life Membership of the NSW Bridge Association in recognition of valuable contributions and service made over many years. They were Marcia Scudder, Pauline Gumby and Bruce Neill.
- a Bridge Competition with a Difference
Derrick Browne from the Trumps Bridge Club, Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers are seeking human interest stories with minimum technicality and maximum entertainment that illustrate why bridge is a passion, not just a game. Submissions, anecdotes and other creative bids will be judged by an independent panel and prizes awarded.
More details regarding prizes and how to enter can be found on the Trumps Bridge Club Website.