AND THE WINNERS ARE....

Susan Spinks & Anthony Curtin have qualified first in the recent Tuesday night State Open Pairs qualifying event. Congratulations to Susan & Anthony.
Runners up were:
2nd - Teresa Wilson & Ian Jamieson
3rd - Debbie Rose & Eva Veress.
Thank you to all the competitors who made the event an enjoyable one. Thank you, also, to our director, Charles Klassen.

WHAT'S ON IN JUNE

June is teams competition month for the club with two qualifying events.

Grand National Teams Qualifying (Gold Points) - Wednesdays 1st, 8th & 15th June
State Open Teams Qualifying (Red Points) - Fridays 17th, 24th June & 1st July

Please click on attachment below to see important information regarding conditions of entry, registration, etc. Please note that registrations for the GNOT close 25 May.

Eddie the Eagle Eyed

We have a new forum topic posted on the right.
Eddie notes that players are still not providing opponents with the opportunity to look at their system card. We would reiterate that it really is a useful exercise to sit down with you regular partner(s) & write one out. Then, of course, you need to remember to bring it to each game!
Eddie also provides another hand which is worth a look.

Vale

In case you haven't heard, Elizabeth Morgan died last week after a short illness. Her memorial service was last Friday. She was certainly a lovely woman. We'll miss her.

David Beauchamp's next lesson

Cue Bidding to Slam and Bidding Minor Suit Slams
Wednesday, May 25th at 10am. $15.

When is it right to cue bid instead of using Roman Key Card Blackwood? David will go through the options to successfully bid to slam.

Please register on the noticeboard at Henley or by return e-mail so that David will have enough boards for everyone.

Tuesday Supervised

The Tuesday supervised session is back!
If you're looking for an opportunity to play in a non competitive environment & one in which help is available with those tricky situations which arise all too frequently in this frustrating game of ours, please come. The session will run from 4.30-6.30 in the big room & will be supervised by Di Connors, ably assisted by Keith Van Klink.

Friday Teams Results

Congratulations (albeit somewhat belatedly) to the winning team of Parveen & Jamal Rayani, Faye Morris & David Mahadavan.

Runners up were:
2nd - Margaret Driscoll, Philip Moroney, Mike Bush & Kathie De Palo
3rd - Betty Priestley, Peter Shea, Tim Cregan & Richard Sheldrake

Thank you to all participants, particularly those who made the event viable by making themselves available on a day on which they would not normally play.

What's On In May

Tuesday 10, 17 and 24 May
State Open Pairs Qualifying (red points)
Entries close May 6 at 1pm.
Entry on noticeboard or by email to csheldrake@bigpond.com
One substitute allowed for a three week event. All substitutes to be notified to the director before the start of play. There must be a minimum of 12 pairs for the event to proceed.
No side game.

Monday 16, 23 and 30 May
Hunters Hill Cup (red points)

Anzac Day

Bridge will go ahead as usual on Monday, 25 April, thanks to the dedication of Peter Gill. Have a happy day.

Directors' Rulings - Hesitations

Charles Klassen has written a Forum article about the laws concerning Hesitation (or Break In Tempo) in the bidding. More importantly, he addresses the player's right to appeal. The Club has an Appeals Committee & where players feel that a decision made against them is incorrect, the opportunity exists to have the decision considered by that Committee.

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