AN EXCITING FINISH TO THE JOHN FISHER AWARD

 

The placegetters in the 2019 John Fisher Award were not determined until the final session of the competition on Monday 30 September.

Congratulations to Robyn Burt who successfully defended the title which she won in 2018. She was closely followed by Erica Gemmell who jumped from 6th place at the end of August to 2nd place with an impressive 1.24 green points in Club events during September.

BETTER BIDDING JUDGMENT with Anita Curtis

WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER AT 10AM.  Are you absolutely sure you should be in No Trump?  Do you ever doubt your own judgment when bidding?  Anita is here to help you evaluate your hand and choose your bid with confidence.  For example, should you be in No Trump, part score in a minor or even slam in a minor?  Highly recommended!   This is an intermediate+ lesson; not suitable for new or supervised players (see below).
Sign up on the notice board at Henley, e-mail us at bobternes@bigpond.com, or phone Bob Ternes 0419 488 701.  Registration is ESSENTIAL by Friday, 20 SEPTEMBER. 

WATCH THIS SPACE

We’ve been offering monthly intermediate lessons for about a year now, which have been very well received.  We realise there is an appetite for improvers’ lessons as well, so we’re in the process of organising these, which will begin soon.  We’ll let you know.

AUSTRALIA-WIDE OPEN PAIRS

The Club will be participating in the the Australia-Wide Open Pairs on Friday, 30 August. 

The event will be matchpointed across a field of approximately 4000 players. Each player will receive a booklet on the day, describing recommendations for how the bidding & play should have gone on each board. After the results are in, there will be a 2nd booklet available on the web comparing the actual results against the recommended results.

This is a day for everyone, regardless of ability or experience. 

WHAT'S ON IN AUGUST

Friday, 2 August:                                  August Pairs - a red point, one session event

Wednesdays, 28 Aug, 4 & 11 Sep:      Carolyn Molloy Pairs - a red point, three week, Club event*

Tuesdays, 27 Aug, 3 & 10 Sep:           State Open Pairs - a red point, three week, qualifying event**

*This is a Club event for all players. The usual membership eligibility criteria apply. All other criteria for club events are listed in the calendar handbook.