The State Mixed Pairs was held at the NSWBA on May 23-24. The winners were Andre Korenhof - Carola Hoogervorst. The Country Mixed Pairs was won by Stephen and Liz Hurley.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS!
The following teams have been ratified by the NSBWA council to represent NSW at the Interstate Teams in Fremantle in July:
OpenNick Rodwell - Fraser Rew
Julian Foster - David Weston
William Zhang - Michael Wu
Women'sGiselle Mundell - Avril Zets
Cathryn Herden - Patsy McCartney
Monica Ginsberg - Sybil Hurwitz
SeniorsMike Hughes - Kim Morrison
Peter Jeffery - Heather Cusworth
Bob Sebesfi - Richard Douglas
YouthJunkai Zhou - You Hu
Dominic Bell - Tomer Libman
John McMahon - Charles McMahon
Young Victorian expert Pete Hollands is playing bridge and explaining his thought process as he goes live on the internet every week.
The State Restricted Pairs Championship held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on April 11-12 was won by Tomer Libman and Lavy Libman. Winners of the Novice Pairs were John McCaffrey and Ray Hendlay.
Merger of NSWBA Club Operations with Sydney Bridge Centre
The council of the NSWBA is pleased to announce that from the 1st of April 2015 the regular club operations at Goulburn St will be merged with those of the Sydney Bridge Centre, which presently operates from premises in Rozelle and Henley.
Regular club games at the Goulburn St venue and at each of the existing venues will all be run under the Sydney Bridge Centre name.
The principals of the current SBC, Will Jenner-O'Shea and Vanessa Brown will be joint chief executives and will be responsible for club operations.
They will strive to provide members with a good game of bridge run by professional, competent and friendly directors.
Council sees this exciting initiative as providing a path for the growth of the club in the months and years to come. The club rooms are being upgraded to provide attractive playing conditions. There will be more sessions, lessons and development programmes provided to nurture existing members and encourage new growth.
In the longer term our plan is to obtain new premises in the city fringe which will bring the three venues together, increasing session sizes.
The NSWBA name remains but will be used for matters relating to its role as the State body administering bridge in NSW. Monday night championship events will also remain under the control of the NSWBA.
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Chairman, NSWBA Council