Due to unforeseen circumstances Sakhile has withdrawn his offer to operate the café at every session of bridge. He is sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause. Until further notice the café will be closed. Obviously the Council will use its utmost efforts to find an operator for the café. The Council apologises for these circumstances.
The dates of the State Wide Pairs are now July 27 - August 9 to avoid clashing with the Australia Wide Pairs.
The NSWBA is pleased to announce a new event ESPECIALLY for SENIORS and residents of NEW SOUTH WALES. The NSWBA is sponsoring a Seniors On-Line Bridge Festival during Senior's Week 14th - 22nd March. The event is open to ALL bridge players whether they are affiliated or not. You just need to be a NSW resident and over the age 60. It's free to enter; all you need is a computer and a log-in. Our tournament director, Maureen Adedayo, will be very happy to assist anyone playing on-line for the first time. Please email her at
For more information go to the Seniors On-Line website.
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.
Congratulations to Terry Brown, the winner of the McCutcheon Trophy for 2014.
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.