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Happy Birthday Mr President: President Michael celebrated his birthday in style today , bow tie and braces included, even though it was an insignificant number we are told! Happy Birthday Michael. [posted Wed 20-Sep-23]

Spring Cleaning 2023: The beginning of spring 2023 was celebrated at the NBC by our annual clean up. We had 15 members help , guided by Gerald, and the club now looks clean and sparkling. The highlight of the day was our non member Eileen Stewart who turned up for beginners lessons at 9am instead of 1pm, but stayed to help with the clean up. Thank you Eileen and to our other members for giving up your morning to help out. [posted Mon 18-Sep-23]

Noosa Teams Congress 2023: The Noosa Teams Congress was held today with 18 teams competing. The field was divided into two grades for prize monies but played as one competition. The winners of the A grade were the Luck Team, comprising John and Ivy Luck, Terry O Dempsey and Ralph Parker. Runners up were the Green Team, Rosemary Green, Phillipa Barnett, Tim Ridley and David Harris. The B Grade was won by Team Connell which was made up of Bev Connell, John Reiter, Don Scown and John Newton. Coming a very close second in the B Grade by only .24 of a VP was Team De Lacy, Barry and Phylly joined by Mark and Lorraine Miller. Congratulations to all who competed. Thank you to Director Peter Busch and Congress Convenor Joanne McCarthy, plus the caddies, kitchen helpers and bar staff. A special thank you to providore Ted for supplying the food enjoyed by all. [posted Sat 9-Sep-23]

Noosa Bridge Club History - How it all began: Our bridge club began in 1977 with nine members, and in those days, games were held in players homes. Since then, membership has grown to 338 and because of the hard work and dedication of these early members the NBC has become arguably one of the best clubs around. Attached is a brief history of the early years, click on the link to read how far we have come. This article will be permanently available under the "documents" tab above and thank you to Helen Lawson for your contributions. See more... [posted Mon 28-Aug-23]

Interclub Teams Championship 2023: The Interclub Teams Championship for 2023 was held today, with teams from the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra, Coolum and Noosa competing across three grades for the trophy. Noosa won the event last year and so hosted the competition today, enabling us to be well represented in each grade. The Noosa Club had a successful day winning each grade and retaining the trophy. The A grade was won by Team Quigley ( Di Quigley, Lizi French, Ann Mellings and Penny Sykes) The Huddart Team won the B grade ( Michael Huddart, Jean Pearce, Lesley Power and Chrissie Baynes) with Team Bunn ( Meredith Bunn, Leisha McMenamin, Sally Simmons and Joan Reeve) winning the C grade. Thank you to all the competitors, particularly those who travelled from the other clubs and played in such good spirit. Many thanks to Peter Busch for his skilful directing, to organisers Sue and Joanne, plus our caddies, kitchen helpers and bar staff. [posted Fri 18-Aug-23]

Noosa Pro Am 2023: 46 pairs entered into our Pro Am event and the overall winners North-South were Ann Mellings and James Taylor with runners up Rhonda Kingston and Dieter Bendt. In the East-West section the winners were Kitty Payne and John Gill with Di Jones and Peter King coming second. Congratulations also to our newly elected committee member Peter King for winning the best performing player with less than 10 master points. Thank you to our organisers Prue Adams, John Gill and Sue Smith, plus our directors on the day. [posted Sun 13-Aug-23]

Charity Day: Wednesday the 2nd of August was dedicated to the St Vincent de Paul Society and all our table fees, raffle monies and donations will be given to this worthy cause. The representative for this group, John Harrison, gave a short presentation and drew the raffles. Many thanks to all who came along to play and gave generously, by buying raffle tickets, donating cash and raffle items, plus bringing food for morning tea. Special thanks to our talented club member Michelle Behrens who put all the donations together to make the prizes. At this stage we have raised over $2200 which is a great effort. [posted Tue 1-Aug-23]

Member Profile: Ted McNamara: Our latest member profile highlights our club providore Ted McNamara. We all know Ted for his cooking skills but now we can see another side to him. A great read, thank you Susie Osmaston. See more... [posted Mon 31-Jul-23]

Noosa Teams Championships 2023: The Noosa Teams Championships for 2023 was contested over the last three Fridays, with 18 teams playing in an "all play all" event. There was a hard-fought battle for first position, with team Jones coming out on top, congratulations to Di Jones, Allison Walker, Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger. In second place were the Ridley team, comprising Tim Ridley, David Harris, Rosemary Green and Phillipa Barnett. Thank you to Steve Murray for his skilful directing and thank you to Congress Coordinators Joanne McCarthy and Pat Lovell, plus our caddies and bar staff, and our members who brought in food. [posted Fri 28-Jul-23]

MyABF is launched!: Noosa Bridge Club will be using the MyABF platform to run congresses and major events, starting with our Novice Congress on the 18th of October. To enter members must have registered with MyABF so we would encourage everyone to follow the link and sign up so you are ready to go. Any questions or problems please ask, contact Julie Scott for help. click here [posted Mon 17-Jul-23]

Noosa Bridge Club Library: We have a comprehensive library of bridge books available to all our members with topics to suit beginners through to grand masters. They cover aspects such as bidding, play, behind the play, conventions and psychology of bridge. Our latest acquisition is titled "Test Your Bridge Analysis Against the Experts" by Danny Roth and is recommended reading for intermediate players and above. Roth presents 70 hands on play, defence and opening leads where the play was less than expert. The author's goal is to help the reader enjoy the problems, and benefit by making mistakes away from the table, when it does not matter, rather than during actual play, when it does. Another book available (pictured ) is by Pat Sheinwold, a champion bridge player, and she reveals the winning psychology of bridge playing with the opposite sex...always challenging! Members may borrow books at any time but we would ask you to fill in your details, i.e. name and date borrowed in the file on the shelf, please see committee member Warwick Newton for more information. [posted Thu 29-Jun-23]

Noosa Swiss Pairs Congress 2023: Our Swiss Pairs Congress for 2023 was held today, June 15, and we were very pleased to have 42 pairs competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. Congratulations to Ken Dawson and Adrienne Kelly for winning the A grade in a very strong field, with Fred Whitaker and Duncan Badley taking out second place, Tim Ridley and David Harris third. The B grade was won by Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger (coming 9th overall), Dieter Bendt and David Thrum second, and Susan Lee and June Drysdale in third place. Congratulations to all, particularly to our novices playing in their first congress. Many thanks to Peter Busch for directing and to our Congress Convenor, caddy and kitchen helper Joanne McCarthy for her hard work. Thank you also to our helpers on the day plus the members that brought in the food we all enjoyed. [posted Wed 14-Jun-23]

Noosa Novice Pairs Championship 2023: Our Novice Pairs Championship finished today after two weeks of competition. We were delighted to have 28 pairs competing and a very exciting finish. Week one saw Dave Reid and Julia Caldwell finish on top with 65.78%, followed by Janelle Grady and Ingrid Allen with Karin Glenning and Persephone Lobb finishing third. However week two saw a very different result with Joanne McCarthy and Kerry Rutter on top, Robin Vincent and James Taylor second, and Karin and Persephone in their third position again. Julia and Dave were 8th but their first weeks results were enough to put them into the number one spot, finishing first overall. Congratulations to you both, and to Karin and Persephone finishing second overall and Robyn and James in third position. Well done to all who competed. [posted Sun 21-May-23]

2023 Noosa Pairs Championship: The 2023 Noosa Pairs Championship has concluded. This event attracted 28 pairs and was run over 2 qualifying sessions and 2 final sessions. The Championship was won by Chrissie Baynes and Susan Rodgers with last years winners Gwen King and Simon Andrew in second place. The Plate was won by Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger, with Don and Margaret Robertson in second place. Congratulations to all who entered, and thank you to our director plus all our helpers on the day. [posted Wed 17-May-23]

Member Profile: Sue Smith: Susie Osmaston has compiled another fascinating member's profile, this time it is our club secretary and administrator Sue Smith, aka "Saucy Sue", in the limelight! See more... [posted Sat 22-Apr-23]

President's Trophy 2023: The President's Trophy was started in 2011 by president at the time, Lyn Collins. It is run in a field divided by master points and then calculated on handicap. We were very pleased to have a total of 50 pairs competing .Congratulations to the winners of the A division, Lois Gorman and Rosemary Koch and in the B section, Frank Graham and Robert Mallac. [posted Sun 12-Mar-23]

QBA Mixed Teams: Our club hosted the QBA mixed teams event over the weekend, and we were delighted to have 22 teams represented from SE Queensland in a very strong field . The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. The winners of the A grade , once again, were the Ward team, comprising QBA president Richard Ward, Therese Tully, Terry Strong and Jill Magee. Runners up were team Solomon and coming third were the Bugler team. In the B grade we had Team McNamee coming out on top with members Peter McNamee, Pam Hawkins, Lizi French and Sheryl Cullenward. The Robertson team came a close second followed by team Holmes. Thank you to director Peter Busch for managing the field so well and special thanks to congress director Pat Lovell plus her team of helpers, caddies, kitchen and bar staff and all the members who donated cakes, slices and Peter Althaus for his delicious pikelets! [posted Sat 4-Mar-23]

Member Profile: Erika Gartner: Another fascinating member's profile from Susie Osmaston. This time the story is about our much-loved member Erika Gartner, and what an interesting story it is! We go from Erika in Austria, listening to American aircraft flying overhead in WWII, to cooking strudel and dumplings for Aussie farmers! And then of course don't forget Snorkie the pet pig! See more... [posted Mon 23-Jan-23]

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Christmas Party 2022: Today we held our Christmas Party with 134 members playing bridge, most staying to enjoy the party that followed. Presentations were made and prize winners announced, including best dressed on the day going to Rhonda Kingston and Doug Byrnes. Thank you to everyone that helped in the kitchen and bar plus all the members that contributed the delicious food we enjoyed. Thank you also to everyone who went to the trouble to dress for the occasion, a great time was had by all. (All the photos can be found under the photos button top right) [posted Thu 8-Dec-22]

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Noosa Swiss Pairs: We were pleased to host the Swiss Pairs event over the weekend with 30 pairs competing in a very strong field. The A grade winners were Adam Rutkowski and Judy Marks with Jim and Lyn Martin coming second. In the B grade the winners were Sue Smith and Pat Lovell with Janelle Kipping and Grace Mathias runners up. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone for competing. Many thanks to director Peter Busch and congress convenor Pat Lovell plus the team of helpers in the kitchen, bar and caddies. Special thanks to our members who contributed all the delicious food that was consumed over the weekend. [posted Sat 19-Nov-22]

Member Profile: Michael Huddart: Our treasurer is under the spotlight in another wonderful member's profile courtesy of Susie Osmaston. See more... [posted Sun 30-Oct-22]

Noosa Spring Pairs 2022: The Noosa Spring Pairs concluded today, after two weeks of competition. On the East side of the room the North South winners were Anna Jadach and David Richards, with Chrissie Baynes and Rozanne Thomas winning East West . On the West side, Tim Ridley and Rosie Green won the North South competition with Adam Hertelendy and Daniel Thiebaud coming on top for East West. Presentations were made following the event, congratulations to all. [posted Sun 23-Oct-22]

Noosa Novice Pairs Congress 2022: Our Novice Pairs Congress was held today, and we had 28 pairs competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. We were delighted to congratulate Eileen Nielsen and Janine Beyer as winners of the A grade, with Sally Simmons and Diedre Fitzgerald runners up. The B grade was won by James Taylor and Robyn Vincent who played very well finishing 6th overall. In second place in the B Grade with an amazing result on the day came Jack Baynes and Steven Lobb. Congratulations to all our winners but a big congratulations to all who took part on the day, some members playing their very first congress. A big thank you to director Peter Busch for ensuring the smooth running of play. Of course, days like these are not possible without our volunteers. Thank you to congress convenor Pat Lovell and to grand master David Harris and President Adam for caddying in the morning and to Sue (in the kitchen all day) and Julie for the afternoon, and also Don Roberston for coming in to open the bar! [posted Tue 18-Oct-22]

Noosa Teams Congress: The Noosa Teams Congress was held today, and we were fortunate to have 24 teams competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. The winner of the A grade was team Collins, comprising Paul Collins, Sue O'Brien, Ken Dawson and Adrienne Kelly. Runners up were the Francis team, and the Luck team were third. In the B grade the winners were the Gibbards Team, Gary and Debbie Gibbards, Hugh Gehrmann and Charlene Frederiksen. The Scott team came second and team Hertelendy came third. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who came and competed making the event such a sucess. Thank you to our director Peter Busch and Congress Convenor Pat Lovell. Thank you also to our caddies and kitchen helpers, plus the bar staff and our members who donated the delicious food we all enjoyed throughout the day. Special mention must go to caddies Julia and Jack who put in that extra effort dressing to match (see photo), and our last minute team of Adam, Susie, Helen and Dawn who had never played together before but put in a wonderful effort finishing in third place in the B Grade. [posted Sat 10-Sep-22]

Member Profile: Robyn Vincent: What an interesting life Robyn has led, filled with adventure! Thank you Susie Osmaston for another amazing story. See more... [posted Thu 4-Aug-22]

Members Profile : John Fields: So much we didn't know about John! What an interesting story and amazing life, well worth the read. Thank you Susie for this well written article. See more... [posted Tue 26-Apr-22]

Members Profile: Warwick Newton: Warwick is a member of our management committee and thanks to this very interesting article written by Susie Osmaston we can read what a "jack of all trades" he is. Let us know when your book "Larrikins I Have Known" hits the shelves Warwick! See more... [posted Mon 31-Jan-22]

Members Profile : Isabel Michie: Isabel is our Members Liaison and Charity Events Coordinator and thanks to this eloquent article written by Susie Osmaston we can see what a serendipitous series of events it was that brought Isabel to our Noosa Bridge Club. Thank you Susie for another wonderful members profile. See more... [posted Sat 6-Nov-21]

Members Profile :  Barry De Lacy: What an interesting life Barry has lead, very adventurous! A wonderful article thank you Susie Osmaston. See more... [posted Tue 3-Aug-21]

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