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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]
Double-vaxxed people only - policy to continue: Even though parts of Queensland have opened to unvaxxed pepople, our Club has decided to follow the QBA and ABF recommendation that only double-vaxxed people can enter the Clubhouse - this includes players (visitors and members), and non-players including kibitzers, beginners, employees, volunteers, contractors, and food preparers. The majority of Queensland bridge clubs are doing the same.
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 symptoms. The director may ask players who appear unwell to leave.
Latest Covid19 Plan is available here.
These policies are in keeping with Government regulation and community standards and are as recommended by the Queensland Bridge Association. [posted Thu 14-Apr-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]
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]
New prepaid game vouchers: The format of our vouchers will shortly be changing. The new vouchers will be supplied as books of tickets. A book of five vouchers will still cost $30 and each voucher is good for one regular session. Please ensure that you write your name on your voucher before redeeming it.
Voucher sellers should remember to ensure that they supply the new voucher books in strict numerical order.
Non-members, and members who are non-financial, must continue to use EFTPOS to pay their $8 table fees. [posted Sun 13-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]
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]
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]
We held a walk-in pairs session as a prelude on Friday afternoon. This was won by Anne Young / Alison Dawson (NS) and Ken Dawson / Rosemary Crowley (EW).
Saturday's Pairs event was won by Richard Ward / Tony Hutton (pictured). The Category B prize went to Brian Cordiner / John Kenny.
The Teams event on Sunday was won by the Bardon team which was made up of Jim Wallis and Toni Bardon who were attending their 32st consecutive Sunshine Coast June Congress, along with team-mates Neville Francis and Pat Bugler. The Category B prize went to the Scown team.
Many thanks to director Peter, congress convenor Trish, the caddies and other helpers, and sponsors TBIB Insurance Brokers. See more... [posted Fri 18-Jun-21]
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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