HHBC BBO Tournament Info

You MUST register your username with the Club at huntershillbridgeclub@bigpond.com to be permitted to play in these tournaments.  Simply having a BBO username isn't enough.  We send our list of players' usernames from our club to the host at BBO.  Please register your username by 4pm Sunday.

The Partnership Desk is within the BBO registration process online, so look for it when you register on BBO on the day. 

DUPLICATE ON LINE

We're very excited to announce our first on line duplicate session on Wednesday at 1.45pm.

This is our trial run & we're depending on your support to make it a success. In order to participate, you need to do the following:

Go in to BBO (Bridge Base Online) & register to obtain a a user name (if you don't already have one).
Send your username to huntershillbridgeclub@bigpond.com before Tuesday 4pm.
Register to play in the session. (Details of how to do this will be provided tomorrow.) Registration opens at 11.45am on Wednesday, so make sure you get in quickly.
Login on BBO to play in the session at least 15 minutes before the start time. BBO does not wait for latecomers!

Just before the start time of 1.45, login to BBO to play in the HHBC tournament.

Please note that, at this stage, there is no cost to players. Our directors will be Brian & Angie.

If you haven't played on BBO before. it is strongly recommended that you login & practice before the duplicate session. If you want to practice by yourself, login to BBB, click Solitaire & you can practice playing with 3 robots.

There is a very instructive video from Peter Hollands' YouTube video about using BBO.

Also, Paul Gibson has a set of 27 short videos on using BBO & at the very least, you should learn how to alert bids (you alert your own bids on BBO) & how to undo bids if you inadvertently make the wrong one.

Hope this all helps. Look forward to seeing you all online.

Vale Ron Fitzgerald (1922-2020)

With the passing of Ron on April 19th, we lost one of our most colourful members.

Ron was playing bridge nearly every day of the week until about a year ago. He was the Pairs Champion at Carlingford Bridge Club no less than 9 times. His name is recorded on many of our own honour boards. When he moved to Clermont House aged care facility, he missed his bridge enormously. Some of us went there to have a few hands with him which he really appreciated. Unfortunately, he deteriorated rather quickly without the stimulation of playing and socialising regularly. He had many good friends who visited him at Clermont House, which he loved.

Ron leaves his wife Dallice (also a long-time member of the club), three adoring daughters, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was so proud of them.

Anzac Day was very special to him. He encouraged us to watch for him at the Sydney parade a few years ago, riding in a jeep with his grandson. He often attended the service at Empire Bay with his whole family in attendance. His military service was very precious to him.

He created terror at the bridge table, fearless and infuriatingly ‘unconventional’. The only thing worse than playing against him was playing with him. A challenge at every turn.

He’ll be missed by many.

RESULTS FOR TRIAL GAME

Rank    Player 1                       Player 2                                   %

1          Tangawho                     P Campbell                             63.47

2          L Mallesch                    josephso                                 62.78

TRIAL GAME

Thank you to all who participated in yesterday's game. Thank you particularly to Carol Sheldrake, Brian Soutter & Linda Allen who spent many hours making this happen.

There were a couple of glitches & we apologise to those who were unable to play. We're working on this problem & hope to ensure our next game progresses seamlessly.

We're also working to get the results up on this website & eventually on Pianola as well. 

VALE GEOFF ROWELL

REMEMBERING GEOFFREY DAVENPORT ROWELL

10/04/1938 – 29/03/2020

Geoff was married to Marion Patricia Rowell (deceased) for 43 years, having met in 2nd class going to the same school. Geoff and Marion had an exciting life together. They travelled quite a bit and loved to entertain. Many of their friends loved to be the ones who were invited to join the Rowell clan.

Geoff had 3 children, Joanne, Mark and Amanda and 4 grandchildren. Their home life was of a loving family and Dad was always happy and making Jokes.

One of the highlights in Geoff’s life was his invention of the bean slicer around the 60’s which became a household success. I remember when Geoff spoke about this and later gave me one, I said” my mother had one of these” It made him sound so old. But he forgave me.

Geoff and Marion loved to do things for others; they were volunteers for 2000 Olympics which they loved doing so much that they were looking around to be involved in many other events.

Anyone who knew Geoff would speak of him as such a wonderful person who would help any person out if needed. I met Geoff and Marion through bridge and we became great friends. Marion passed away 10 yrs ago and five years later Geoff met a New Zealand lady called Colleen, who became the next love of his life, only to lose her five years later to cancer.

If you asked Geoff would he have changed anything in his life, he would have said “NO. I have had a Wonderful family, Wonderful friends and a Wonderful life." Including a love of bridge.

Geoff touched many during his life, and he will always be remembered in our Hearts.

Robyn W

CLOSURE NOTICE

It will come as no surprise that the Club is now closed for an indefinite period.

As soon as we are able to resume activities, a notice will be put on this site & a message sent to all members.

In the meantime, everyone keep well!

Vale Carolyn

Sadly, Carolyn Molloy passed away last week. Carolyn was a great force in the early days of Hunters Hill Bridge Club. She was a Director for many years and was instrumental in setting up our Monday session which was at the Hunters Hill Sailing Club in those days.

Some years ago she moved to the Central Coast where she directed at Brisbane Water Bridge Club. She returned to us only in recent years and played regularly at our Monday and Wednesday sessions.

An excellent player, Carolyn taught many of us to play bridge. Everyone who knew her had only good things to say about her: she was generous with her knowledge, never complained, made the best of life.

Carolyn was a lovely woman with that rare mix of being incredibly kind as well as very feisty. A lovely combination.

She will be missed barrelling down Victoria Road in her wheel chair, racing to get to a session. And she will be missed at the table by all, particularly her long-term acquaintances and partners at the club.

CLUB CLOSURE

The Club has been advised by the ABF that it should close for the next 4 weeks.

We're aware that our cohort is an at risk group & want to act in your best interests & to protect your health & well being.

Therefore, the Committee has decided that the only action we can take is to close the Club from & including Thursday 19 March. The Tuesday night session, the Wednesday morning lesson & the Wednesday afternoon session will proceed, but the Club will then close until Wednesday, 15 April.

CORONAVIRUS

The continuing presence of coronavirus, COVID-19, is causing a great deal of anxiety in the community.

At HHBC, we're aware of the uncertainty this has caused for many of our players. We've placed signage around the Club, reminding players about the basics of good hygiene. We ask everyone to adhere to this practice.

As well, because of our demographic , we need to ensure that everything possible is done to minimise any spread of the virus.

Therefore, we request that all players at the Club: