2015 promises to be another busy year, starting with another session of beginners' lessons on Thursdays (10am-12pm) commencing on 29 January. Taught by acclaimed teacher, Anita Curtis, the cost will be $100 for six lessons, followed by a series of lessons and supervised sessions to bring new players up to a level where they can join in our regular duplicate sessions. This might be the only chance in 2015 for new players to start lessons with Anita. If you know anyone (partners, friends, relatives, neighbours) who might be interested, please ask them to contact us at email@example.com or phone Linda Allen on 9879 6803. There will be small fliers available at all sessions for you to distribute. If you have a good place where you could post a flier, please contact us. We'll need all the help we can get to fill this class on short notice. Off we go!
Our Christmas Party on Monday, December 15th is going to be HUGE! Please be aware that the session begins at 12:30 p.m. (not at 11:00 a.m. as on a normal Monday). This has been announced at all sessions. If you know of anyone without internet, can you please remind them of this change. Parking promises to be a nightmare. Carpool if you can. We are not permitted to park in the pre-school carpark. Can we ask some of our fitter members to park out on the street and walk down. Please try to arrive by 12 noon as seating will surely take a very long time. Santa will be very busy!
Our only closures will be on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. This means that all of Peter's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions during the Christmas season will go ahead, including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Charles will be directing on Friday, January 2nd and all sessions thereafter will operate as normal. Happy Christmas!
Well done to everyone who participated in the Clare Trophy Individual Event. There were 52 players playing 13 rounds with 13 different partners.
Congratulations to Leo Fernandes who won on 65.9%, and to Philip Moroney, Sandra Rowell Mitch Dowling and David Stewart who made up the first 5 placings.
Full results are attached.
Christmas is upon us again... and so soon!!!
The Hunters Hill Bridge Club Christmas Party will be held on Monday, December 15th, commencing with a Duplicate Bridge Game WHICH STARTS AT 12:30PM .
As in past years it will be in the format of a fun Bridge Session run by Peter, with prizes for the most frivolous reasons, followed by the party proper.
With summer nearly upon us, you can count on the air conditioning to be ON at Henley. We appreciate that the air conditioners there are less than ideal, i.e., blowing right on a few tables. The room is just too stuffy not to use them. If you don't like the air conditioning, please sit at a table that is not affected and/or bring a jumper. Amen.
As you know, our Monday and Wednesday sessions are huge. If you’re looking for a quieter game, can we suggest Thursday afternoons (1-4 pm). Directed by Brian Soutter, it has quite an intimate atmosphere, which might suit some players better than the hustle and bustle of our larger sessions. Let us know if we can help you find a partner.
Congratulations to Jan Durham and Philip Moroney who won the recent Monday Red Pairs event against 24 other eligible pairs.
Full results are attached.
There are 3 Bridge Events, an AGM and a Christmas Party left to round off our busy year:
Tuesday Night Pairs - 11th, 18th & 25th November - Bonus Green Point Event. Please note that this event has been put back one week as there is no Tuesday Night session on November 4th.
Club Pairs Championship - Wednesdays 19th & 26th November and 3rd December - Red Point Event. Please note that only a pair comprising 2 current club members can win the trophy. Masterpoints are available to all comers.
Two Tuesday Bridge sessions have been cancelled on next Tuesday 4th November - Melbourne Cup Day. They are:
The 7:30 pm Regular Duplicates Session; and
The 7:30 pm Beginners Session run by Anita Curtis.
Please note that the 5:00 pm Supervised Session WILL RUN as normal.