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Welcome to Noosa Bridge Club.

Congratulations to our new Directors: Well Done to Gayna Ryan, Syl Thiebaud, Russell Greenwood and Jim Harpley who have all passed their exams to become qualified club directors. They are welcome additions to our team of directors and we thank you for all your hard work and study. [posted Sun 18-Jul-21]


Covid 19 update: Thank you to all our members for their understanding and compliance with the QBA regulations. Masks must still be worn at the club and this mandate has been extended for another week, due to end Friday July 30. A reminder too that check in via the "Check in QLD" app is compulsory, we have a sign up sheet for those without a smart phone. [posted Sun 11-Jul-21]


Beginner Lessons in September: Our next intake for Beginner Lessons will be held in September, exact dates are to be confirmed but they will be held on Monday mornings and go for 8 weeks. Following the lessons our beginners transition into supervised play sessions where they can continue skill development within a friendly atmosphere. Any members who have family, friends, or neighbours who might be interested please spread the word and ask them to contact Sue Smith at the club for more details. [posted Tue 6-Jul-21]


What difference does 10 years make?: Nothing at all by looking at our NBC members, maybe playing bridge is the secret to staying young! These photos were all taken from newsletters around 10 years ago.

The prize for best bridge dialogue goes to the interchange between Di Quigley and Peter Mellish one cold winter morning. Peter protested when Lizi French went to turn off the wall heater near his table. Di said to him "I'm going to be mother here and ask you have you got a singlet on?" Not listening all that closely, Peter replied "Haven't looked at my hand yet, no idea if there's a singleton." July 2014 [posted Thu 1-Jul-21]


Noosa Swiss Pairs Congress: Our Swiss Pairs Congress was held on Thursday June 17 with 46 pairs contending. The winners of the A grade were Patrick Bugler and Neville Francis with Chris Snook and Denise Hartwig runners up (pictured right). In the B grade Phylly and Barry De Lacy were the winners with a great result finishing 6th overall and Michael Huddart and Jean Pearce in second place in B grade also to be congratulated for finishing in 11th position overall(pictured below). Congratulations also to all our novice players who played so well finishing far above their grading. Thank you to Peter Busch for directing and to convenor Pat. Thank you also to all those who supported our congress either by playing or by volunteering their time as caddy/kitchen hands and helping in the bar. [posted Thu 17-Jun-21]


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Bridge Etiquette - Role of Dummy: In the last week the committee have received a number of complaints about some members over stepping their role as Dummy. We know that bridge enjoys immense popularity because of the high standards of ethics and etiquette and at Noosa Bridge Club we follow the ABF standards of behaviour, attached is a document on the role of dummy and we would encourage all players to have a read and follow the guidelines. See more... [posted Sun 13-Jun-21]


Katie Rose charity day: A big thank you to all members for their generosity, special thank you to Isabel for acting as our liaison, to Ted for providing the cake and to Michelle for putting together the donations into worthy raffle prizes. We raised over $2200 which will go towards providing valuable support for end of life care at Katie Rose Hospice . Representative Carol Raye is pictured with Isabel drawing the tickets ( more photos can be found under the photo tab above) [posted Fri 4-Jun-21]


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MyABF update: MyABF use is expanding with over 2000 players signed up. There have been a few issues and one recommendation is to sign up the first time on a computer, not a phone. There have been reports that the sign up button doesn't work properly on some phone models. Another problem is people cannot login in and told their account is inactive, the reason for this is they have not activated their account. When you first sign up you are sent an email that contains a link which you need to click within 3 days. So please check for the activation email ( check spam/junk folder) The Gold Coast Congress 2022 will be run through MyABF [posted Wed 2-Jun-21]


Farewell Midge James: Sadly Midge is leaving us for the rolling green hills of Cambridge, the "equine capital" of NZ. We will all miss Midge's wonderful sense of fun and humour plus her kind, friendly manner. Good luck on your next adventure Midge....expect some visitors! ( pictured below are 2 of Midge's bridge partners Janine Beyer and Marylou Shaw) [posted Fri 28-May-21]


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Noosa Pairs Championship Winners: Finally captured Tim and David...worthy championship winners averaging over 60% after 4 sessions....congratulations to both [posted Thu 27-May-21]


Noosa Novice Pairs Championship 2021: As predicted the Novice Pairs championship for 2021 had an exciting finish with 6 pairs in contention at the last round. Rachel Wagner and David Richards are to be congratulated for their strong finish which saw them take second place but overall winners Clive Brown and Simon Reeve (pictured right) hung on to emerge victorious after both sessions. Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to Steve Murray for his skillful directing. [posted Mon 24-May-21]


2021 Noosa Pairs Championship: The Noosa Pairs Championship for 2021 has concluded. The event attracted 28 pairs and was run over 2 qualifying sessions and 2 final sessions. The winners of the Championship were David Harris and Tim Ridley with Maureen Jakes and Geoff Olsen finishing in 2nd place, Phillipa Barnett and Rosemary Green 3rd. The Plate winners were David Delgado and Dieter Bendt(pictured left) and runners up were Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger. [posted Fri 21-May-21]


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Novice Pairs Championship: Day One of the Novice Pairs Championship was held Monday 17th. The event attracted 22 pairs and was ably directed by Steve Murray. In a hotly contested field Sue Smith and Gilly Hogarth finished on top by 0.18% over Clive Brown and Simon Reeve. Next Monday should see an exciting finish [posted Mon 17-May-21]


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Newsletter Menu Button: Please note the addition of the menu button titled "News" above. This is a link to past and present newsletters so you can take a stroll down memory lane and check out the activities at the club dating back to 2008! [posted Mon 17-May-21]


Introducing Michael Huddart: Michael is one of our new committee members and is working hard behind the scenes as head of two sub committees

(1) a finance subcommittee looking at our membership and table fees

(2) a subcommittee to improve communication to members via the website, newsletters and other publicity forums [posted Mon 10-May-21]


MyABF for bridge players: The ABF's new technology program MyABF has recently been launched. This gives players a personal ABF account they can login to and this will enable everyone to see announcements from the ABF, states and clubs plus view masterpoints going back 10 years. Players can also participate in bridge discussion forums and view, enter and pay for bridge events. The expectation is many club congresses and all gold point events around Australia will use this facility within the next few years. To join MyABF is a very simple process...go to www.myabf.com.au and you just need your ABF number, email address and a password, then click on the email that will be sent to you to activate your account. If anyone has any difficulties please contact Julie Scott for assistance. [posted Mon 3-May-21]


Barrier Reef Bridge Congress: The Barrier Reef Congress for 2021 was held in Mackay over the weekend and was an enjoyable and well run event for all. Our President Adam and Dorothy Hertelendy are here reminiscing about the ''highs and lows" but still basking in the success of their 7D bid...a contract not found by anyone in the room! The Open Teams event was won by a team from the Sunshine Coast Club, congratulations to them for their impressive achievement [posted Mon 3-May-21]


Meet Isabel our Member Liaison Officer: Isabel Michie is our new club Liaison Officer and is keen on providing care and support for any members needing assistance, Isabel is the point of contact for members if you know anyone who would benefit from some help [posted Tue 27-Apr-21]


Committee Members Unmasked: New committee member Peter Franzmann and Vice-President Ted McNamara on duty [posted Sun 18-Apr-21]


      
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