Bridge for Brains

The Bridge for Brain Research Challenge, an annual National event, was held earlier this year to raise funds for Alzheimer's research at Neuroscience Research Australia.

The top results across Australia are summarised here.
Full results across Australia can be seen here.

Vale Noel Tobin 1930 - 2018

We were all very sad to hear of the loss of one of our long standing members, Noel Tobin, who passed away suddenly last Sunday. Noel had been a regular player at both Thursday night championship events and daytime duplicates for many years. In 2017 he won the club's Mens Pairs championship with Arthur Ramer.

Our condolences go to his daughter Ruth Tobin and the rest of the Tobin Family.

TBIB Stratified Pairs

This competition was held over 4 Saturdays in August. Results were scored across both the East Lindfield and Club Willoughby venues, with pairs counting their best three scores to produce separate winners in 5 Master Point categories. The winners were:

Mike's Friday Lesson

Tomorrow's free lesson at 9:30 am will focus on "fourth suit forcing". What does it mean? When to use it? What are the responses

Come along to East Lindfield and stay for the 10am regular duplicate.

Johnno wins Coffs Harbour Swiss Pairs

Many of our members have travelled North to the 2018 Coffs Coast Gold Congress.

In the first event being contested - the Open Swiss Pairs - our Director Johnno Newman won the event, partnered by Nye Griffiths.

The pair are on a roll, having  been part of the winning NSW Open team at the Australian National Championships only a week ago in Hobart.

Mike's Friday Lesson

Most partnerships will have worked out their conventions for an opening bid. Finding the optimum contract for a given hand relies on the accurate exchange of information in the subsequent bidding.

Mike will focus on Responses and Rebids in the free lesson at 9:30am tomorrow (Friday) at East Lindfield - just before the 10 am normal duplicate. All welcome.