NSBC members in NSW State Team

Congratulations to David Weston, Lynn Kalmin and Lorna Ichilcik who have won their way into the State Open team. They will join Julian Foster, Matthew Thomson and Peter Buchen in representing NSW at the Australian National Championships to be held in Melbourne in July.

Well done too to Kit Meyers and Kerry Rymer who came second in the finals of the NSW State Restricted Pairs Championsip held in Orange over the weekend.

NSBC 2019 Mixed Pairs Championship

mixed pairs winners

The fourth and final round of this event was played last night.

The winners were:  Karen McCallum and Axel Johannsson.
Runners up:            Judy Osie and Steven Bock.
Third:                       David Weston and Helena Dawson 
                                      (Lakshmi Sunderasan sub on last night)

Full Results
More photos

Bidding after a Raise - Part 2

This week's Friday lesson at 9.30am at East Lindfield will be a continuation of the one started last week. Topics covered include:

1. Revalue Your Hand
2. After a Minor Suit Raise
3. Natural Bidding
4. Showing a Stopper

Please join Mike this Friday, then join in our fun and friendly duplicate at 10.00am and try out your new tricks.

No partner no problem just come along.

Mixed Pairs Event at East Lindfield

el mixed pairs 1st

This event has just concluded. The winners (by a mile) were

                          Roslyn and Tony Howes

Congratulations to our popular Director and Mrs Director!
Runners up were Fiona Lavery and Leo Goorevich.
Third were Robert Case and Margaret Pussell.

Session 1 Winners were Kay Moyes and Kevin Davies.
Session 2 Winners were Fiona Ballard and Ian Plummer.
Ros and Tony were the Session 3 Winners.

Full results here.               More photos

Swiss Pairs Congress at East Lindfield

swis pairs congress

This popular annual event was held on Sunday with 60 pairs competing.

The winners were two of our own stars - Witold Chylewski and Warren Dobes. They beat Ashley Bach and Ervin Otvosi into second place.

Great stuff Witold and Warren!

Full Results

Bidding After a Raise - Part 1

This week's Friday lesson at 9.30am at East Lindfield will be in two parts over the next two weeks.

1. Revalue Your Hand
2. After a Minor Suit Raise
3. Natural Bidding
4. Showing a Stopper

Please join Mike this Friday, then join in our fun and friendly duplicate at 10.00am and try out your new tricks.

No partner no problem just come along.

NSBC a Close 2nd in Inter-Club Teams

For the second year in a row, we have come 2nd (to Trumps) in this annual event - just missing out on top spot 11 award points to 12!
Congratulations to all members of the 8 teams who represented us.

The field was divided into 5 sections based on average Masterpoint rankings.
In the A section we came 1st (Dobes Team), 2nd (Lowry Team) and 3rd (Shand Team).
In the C section we came 3rd (Lavery Team).
In the D section we came 3rd (Clark Team).
In the E section we came 1st (Martin Team).

See Full Entries and Award Points.

Combatting Weak Openings - continued

Please join Mike this Friday 9.30am at East Lindfield for part 2 of the lesson he started last week.

See the topics here.

Join in our fun and friendly duplicate at 10.00am following the lesson and try out your new tricks.

No partner no problem - just come along and you will get a game.

March Newsletter

snip march newsletter

This month's issue of the NSBC Newsletter contains, in addition to all the regular features, guest columns by Matthew McManus and Karen McCallum; results and photos from events at our club and nation-wide as well as the schedules of upcoming events and classes that you may be interested in.

There is also Notice of the club's upcoming AGM on April 6th, where several committee members will be standing down. Nominations are now open for these positions - speak to our Club Manager Mike.

You may have already seen the Newsletter attached to a circular email from the club, or picked up a hard copy from the clubrooms.
             Otherwise  click here - March Newsletter.