Central Coast Novice Pairs Congress
Hugh Makin and Michael Hogan played in the Central Coast Novice Pairs Congress and won! There are results here.

Central Coast Novice Pairs - Winners

Swan River Champions
Sydney Bridge Centre Directors Matt Smith and Johnno Newman won the Swan River Swiss Pairs. Matt is originally from Perth, and was pleased to have a win at his original home club.

Johnno & Matt

Coffs Harbour Success
The Coffs Harbour Congress was held from August 8th to 14th, with SBC players doing very well. Sarah Carradine & Michael Young won the Under 300 MPs Pairs and Peter Gill & Sue Ingham won the Open Pairs. Max & Kathy Gilbert won the Intermediate/Restricted Teams, and Will & Vanessa won the Open Teams.

Open Teams Winners Restricted Teams Winners
Open Teams Winners

Upcoming Workshops
On September 9th Will is running a Workshop titled “Better No-trumps Bidding & Play”. Topics include No-Trump Openings and Rebids, Using Conventions Over No-Trumps, Asking for Stoppers and Showing Stoppers, Fourth Suit Forcing & Stopper Asking Cue Bids, When to Avoid Playing in No-Trumps, and How to Decide Who Should Bid No-Trumps. There is a flier here.

The next workshops will be on October 7th and November 4th.

SBC Winter Congress & Teams Of Three Results
SBC’s Winter Congress was held over the weekend, results are up here.

The Teams Of Three congress was a fun day which brought together improving players and experts. Lots of Sydney Bridge Centre’s players and staff finished well. Results up here.

Mondays 10am – 1pm In The City: New Intermediate-Advancing Lesson & Game
We are excited to announce a new weekly lesson and game with Will!
These lessons will run from 10-11am, followed by a game until 1pm, with Will on hand to discuss boards. The lessons will reinforce the principles from preceding workshops, and are a perfect way to sharpen your game. There is a flier here.

Tuesdays 1:15pm – 4:30pm In The City: New Afternoon Game & Special Talk
Johnno will give a special talk at 1:15, then the game will run until 4:30, finished in time for you to beat the traffic home. We are offering a discount for players who play the morning & afternoon game – the second game will be only $7 / $8 / $10 ($20 for both games for Members). Details here.

Autumn National Teams
The Autumn Nationals was held over the weekend of April 28th – May 2nd. The Under Life Masters Teams was won by Sydney Bridge Centre members Wing Roberts and John Rogers, with Cynthia Brinkman and Terry Healey from Adelaide.

Cynthia, Terry, Wing & John

Sydney Bridge Centre State Champions!
The State Restricted and Novice Pairs were held over the weekend of April 23rd & 24th. The winners of both divisions are from Sydney Bridge Centre! Congratulations to Paul Roach & Ken Cahill (Novice) and Matt Smith & Richard McAuliffe (Restricted).

Paul & Ken Matt & Richard
Paul & Ken

Bridge For Brains Charity Day!
This Monday morning, May 2nd, Sydney Bridge Centre is hosting a Bridge For Brains Research Charity Day. Anyone coming to those sessions will be able to make a donation to the Neuroscience Research Foundation.


Happy Bridging,
Vanessa and Will