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Interclub Teams Championship 2022: The Interclub Teams Championship was held held on Saturday 30 July 2022.

Teams from Sunshine Coast, Caloundra, Coolum and Noosa competed for the perpetual trophy across 3 grades. The event was won by Noosa. Pictured at right are Adam Hertelendy, president of Noosa Bridge Club, receiving the trophy from Sunshine Coast Bridge Club president Brian Cordiner.

Follow the link for more details.... See more... [posted Sat 30-Jul-22]

2022 Club Teams Championship: The 2022 Teams Championship was contested over three Thursdays in July and 15 teams competed in an all-play-all event.

Winners were the Martin team (pictured at right, from left): Richard Perry, Alison Dawson, Bev Stacey, Lyn and Jim Martin and David Christian. Runners up re the Brookes team (Ken Dawson, Adrienne Kelly, Steve and Verna Brookes and Peter Busch)

Club President Brian Cordiner presented the prizes.

Thanks to director Steve Murray and helpers. See more... [posted Thu 21-Jul-22]

SCBC members at ANC: Two of our club members, Gabrielle Elich and Fay Stanton, were part of the 6 person Queensland Women's Teams competing at the Australian National Championship in July in Adelaide (pictured left in the team photo). The team played against the other state Women's teams in a grueling contest that lasts a week. Unfortunately victory eluded the Queensland team this year.

The ANC is an annual event held in a different State every year, and each State and Territory sends a 6-person team in each of the Women's, Seniors, Open and Youth divisions. [posted Sun 26-Jun-22]

June Congress 2022: The 2022 June Congress was held 17-19 June.

We held a walk-in pairs session as a prelude on Friday afternoon. This was won by Pepe Schwegler - Carmel Dwan, with runners-up Neville Francis - Patrick Bugler.

Saturday's Pairs event was won by Neville Francis - Patrick Bugler. The Category B prize went to Herold Rienstra - Melissa Weber.

The Teams event on Sunday was won by the Bardon team. The team was made up of Jim Wallis and Toni Bardon who were attending their 33rd consecutive Sunshine Coast June Congress, along with team-mates Neville Francis and Pat Bugler (three-quarters of the team pictured at right with Steve Weil from sponsors TBIB). This team also won last year's Teams. The Category B prize went to the Allan team.

Many thanks to director Peter, congress convenor Trish and Julie, the caddies and other helpers, and sponsors TBIB Insurance Brokers. See more... [posted Sun 19-Jun-22]

80th birthday: An 80th birthday was celebrated this week. Pictured (left) is Nancy Cook, cutting her birthday cake. [posted Fri 17-Jun-22]

Covid19 Vaccination Policy - 15 June 2022: At today's SCBC Committee Meeting, it was decided that, effective 15 June 2022, we would follow the lead of the QBA and ABF, and allow all players into our Club sessions, regardless of their vax status.

Face masks: Face masks are not required, but players may still choose to wear them if they wish.

People showing symptoms: Players should not attend the clubhouse if they have Covid19-like or flu-like symptoms. The director may ask players who appear unwell to leave. [posted Wed 15-Jun-22]

2022 Pairs Championship: The 2022 Pairs Championship was run as 2 Qualifying sessions and 2 Barometer Final sessions, and attracted 24 pairs. This event was played over 4 Monday afternoons.

Winners were Alison Dawson and David Christian (pictured right with Club President Brian Cordiner), with runners up Richard Perry and Rosemary Crowley. The Plate winners were Jim Martin and Ken Dawson. [posted Mon 6-Jun-22]

Novice Pairs Championship: The 2022 Novice Pairs Championship was held in April, with 18 pairs contending. An all-play-all barometer was held over 3 weeks, ably run by Steve Murray.

Winners (pictured top right with Club President Brian) were Julia Caldwell - Beulah O'Shea and second place went to Nancy Cook - Clare Benfield.

This is an honour board event,and is run annually. Red masterpoints were awarded. See more... [posted Wed 4-May-22]

Club members make Queensland team: Club members Fay Stanton and Gabrielle Elich played in the trials for the Qld Women's Team over the last two weekends, and finished 2nd which means they will represent Queensland as part of a team of six in the Australian National Championships in Adelaide later this year. Gabrielle and Fay ranked towards the top of the field for the entire event.

There were a number of Sunshine Coast players in the field, and club teacher Alison Dawson playing with Liz Zeller finished a commendable fifth.

Congratulations Fay and Gabrielle! See more... [posted Sat 2-Apr-22]

Graded Teams Congress: The 2022 Graded Teams was hosted by our club on 20 March. We had 26 teams playing in 2 grades, with players from all over south-east Queensland.

The A Grade was won by the Touton Team pictured top right (from left: Richard Touton, Ken Dawson, Adrienne Kelly and Ryan Touton). The B Grade was won by the Pereira team (lower right: Martin Wu, Eugene Pereira, Vesna and Voyko Markovic.

Many thanks to convenor Ursula, caddies Mary-Anne and Marion, director Peter, and Sonia and the other kitchen and bar helpers. See more... [posted Mon 21-Mar-22]

Gold Coast Congress victories: Gabrielle Elich and David Christian along with their team mates (pictured top left with their team mates) finished 1st in the Intermediate Teams Championship, after a 12 round Qualifying and a 1st vs 2nd all-day final at the 2022 Gold Coast Congress.

Debra Neisler and Dawn George (pictured at right with their team mates)also shone by finishing 2nd in the Novice Teams Championship.

Other notable achievements include John Stacy's 3rd place in the Seres-McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs, Ken Dawson's 4th place in the Ivy Dahler Butler Open Swiss Pairs and a special mention of Gary Pettersen and Carmel Dwan who finished 8th in the comparatively strong Ivy Dahler Under 300 Masterpoints Butler Swiss Pairs after leading the field at the overnight break.

Winning the Intermediate Teams wasn't the only memorable occurrence at the Gold Coast for David and Gabrielle - after lunch on the first day of the teams, David and the other team members found themselves locked in their apartment. After a visit from the fire department they eventually made it back to the venue, missing just one match. Gabrielle played that match with 3 substitutes.

Numbers at the Gold Coast Congress were significantly down on recent years, as a result of the Omicrom outbreak. Entries were looking positive in December, but then as Omicron took hold, hundreds of players cancelled their entries. GCC 2022 will end up running at a significant loss. To defray some of the losses, the ABF has approved some on-line gold point events, with proceeds going to the QBA. The first of these is a one day Swiss Butler Pairs and one day Swiss Teams over the weekend of 5-6 March 2022. Enter via MyABF. [posted Sat 26-Feb-22]

President's Trophy 2021: The 2021 President's Trophy was held in November, with 26 pairs contending. Winners (pictured right with sponsor Steve Weil from TBIB) were Alison Dawson - David Christian. Second place went to Steve Hughes - Drew Dunlop. See more... [posted Thu 25-Nov-21]

Qld Senior Pairs: Our club hosted the Qld Senior Pairs on Sunday 14 November. This was the first time this event has been hosted at SCCBC.

There were 32 pairs from all over south east Queensland in a strong field.

Overall winners were Rosemary Crowley / Richard Perry (pictured top right holding the trophy, with QBA Representative Richard Ward middle), and runners up were Joan McPheat / Alison Dawson (pictured lower right). Third place went to Jim and Lyn Martin.

The B Grade was won by Ross Shardlow / Peter Gruythuysen.

Full results are available here.

Thanks to director Peter, convenor Tricia, and the caddies, kitchen and bar help, and dealer. [posted Sun 14-Nov-21]

Novice Pairs Congress: Our 2021 Novice Pairs Congress was held on 4 October with 16 pairs from all over south-east Queensland contending. Winners (pictured top right) were Melva Leal and Midge Spice, from Recliffe.

Club members Kim and Lesley Rouse (lower right) were the best finishing pair from our club, and win the Mary Murray Shield for Novices.

Many thanks to Steve as director, Tricia as organiser, and the team of volunteers in the kitchen and bar. See more... [posted Sun 3-Oct-21]

Graded Pairs Congress: Our 2021 Graded Pairs congress attracted 21 tables, with players from across the Coast and from Brisbane.

We had 2 separate grades, and this is a popular format for players at all levels of experience. Winners of the A Grade (pictured top right) were Richard Ward and Tony Hutton, and B grade winners (lower right) were Glenda Vincent and Kate Balmanno.

Many thanks to Peter as director, Sam and Mary-Anne as caddies, and Tricia as convenor.

Click here for event results. [posted Sun 19-Sep-21]

Gold, gold, gold!: A Sunshine Coast team playing in the Barrier Reef Congress in Mackay last weekend won the Open Teams, competing in a strong field of players from all over Australia.

The Trollope team, comprising Dick Trollope, David Christian, Fay Stanton and Gabrielle Elich (pictured right with Charles page from the QBA) topped the 44 team field in a gruelling event.

This event is held annually in Cairns,Townsville, Mackay or Yeppoon and is one of the two gold Masterpoint events in Queensland. [posted Mon 3-May-21]

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