SBC Weekend Away!
Join us at Raffertys Resort at scenic Lake Macquarie from Fri 28th October to Sun 30th. A quick two hour trip and you can bridge it up, lounge around in leisure, get busy with outside activities… Whatever tickles your fancy. More info here.

Upcoming Workshops
On Friday October 7th Will is running a Workshop titled “Handling Misfits & Bidding Shapely Hands”.
Topics include: Finding The Best Fits With Shapely Hands, How High To Bid In A Contested Auction, Counting Your Tricks In The Bidding, Getting To Game & Slam With Not Enough Points, Right-siding No-Trumps, and Where To Stop With A Misfitting Deal.
There is a flier here.

The last workshop for the year will be on November 4th. and will be a review of the year, and system summary.

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

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