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Simon's next Friday Lesson: This coming Friday, March 1st, at 11.15am Simon Andrew will be available for a question and answer session. So bring along all your tricky questions and difficult boards for Simon to give his insights. [posted Sun 25-Feb-24]


News from the Gold Coast Congress 2024: We are very proud of our Noosa members Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger who have been selected as one of the two pairs in Queensland to contest the ANC 2024 Restricted Pairs event. This prestigious event will be held in Orange in July and we wish them all the best. [posted Tue 20-Feb-24]


Noosa Bridge Club GNOT Entry Form: We are running our Grand National Open Teams event over four sessions in early March. All the information regarding dates and times are included on the entry form attached. This form needs to be filled in and emailed to [email protected] or handed in at the club. See more... [posted Sat 10-Feb-24]


Member Profile: John Osmaston: Our latest member profile is clearly one dear to the heart of the author. John is one of our card dealers, and an invaluable member of our club with a fascinating history. See more... [posted Sat 3-Feb-24]


Christmas Party 2023: Today we held our Christmas Party with 36 tables, 144 members playing bridge, and most staying to enjoy the party that followed. Presentations were made and prize winners announced, including best dressed on the day which was shared between Jules and Matthew Denslow, Ron Jadach , and Jill Yeatman and Janet Young. Congratulations to Julia Caldwell for winning the Joan Rathbun Shield for the most improved novice and to Ingrid Allen for winning the most improved player who started with nil points.Thank you Sue Smith for the hours of organising you put in and special thanks to our directors on the day for managing the large numbers so well. Many thanks also to everyone that helped in the kitchen and bar plus the members that contributed the delicious food we enjoyed. Thank you to everyone who went to the trouble to dress for the occasion, there were many wonderful outfits on display and a great time was had by all. (All the photos can be found under the photos button top right) [posted Thu 7-Dec-23]


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Noosa Swiss Pairs: We were pleased to host the Swiss Pairs event over the weekend with 34 pairs competing in a very strong field. The A grade winners were Sanmugaras Kamal and Neville Francis with Janeen Solomon and Alison Dawson coming second. In the B grade the winners were Pam Hawkins and Michelle Behrens with Noreen Weyling and Tony Davidson runners up. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone for competing. Many thanks to director Peter Busch and Congress Convenor Joanne McCarthy plus the team of helpers in the kitchen, bar and caddies. Special mention to Providore Ted for managing the last minute change of plans for the lunch orders so well and many thanks to our members for contributing all the delicious food that we enjoyed over the weekend. [posted Sat 18-Nov-23]


Member Profile :Gayna Ryan: Club director Gayna is the focus in the latest member profile compiled by Susie Osmaston. Read about Gayna's interesting life filled with Golf, Bridge and wine! See more... [posted Sun 29-Oct-23]


Joy Coop Turns 100: Our much-loved member Joy Coop celebrated her 100th birthday at the Noosa Bridge Club today by joining us to play in the afternoon session. During the afternoon Joy was presented with a birthday card from King Charles plus a beautiful card signed by members and we all enjoyed the special birthday cake. The occasion was made even more memorable as Joy's long time bridge partner Jan O'Connell joined us and we had a special visit by Laurie Cowled who shared some memories of playing bridge with Joy, Laurie and Joy were present at the first day of play in the NBC in 1994 (along with current members Phillipa Barnett, Rosemary Green, Doug Byrnes, Hilary French and Penny Sykes) Joy was born in Gympie, and joined the NBC in 1987. Thank you to everyone that made the afternoon such a success, special thanks to the Gympie Bridge Club members who came to join us. Happy 100th birthday Joy, such an incredible milestone and we are grateful to share it with you, is playing bridge the secret to Joy's longevity? [posted Wed 25-Oct-23]


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Noosa Spring Pairs 2023: The Noosa Spring Pairs concluded today after two weeks of competition. The winners of the A grade were David Harris and Phillipa Barnett with Elizabeth Van Vugt and Julie Scott coming second. In the B grade Warwick Newton and Louise Ryan were the winners with Lesley Bloomfield and Moira Gibbens runners up. We all enjoyed drinks and nibbles at the end of play,and thank you to directors Tim and Rosie for sorting out the complicated scoring. [posted Sat 21-Oct-23]


Noosa Novice Pairs Congress 2023: Today we held our Novice Pairs Congress, special for many reasons but today it was our inaugural congress run through MyABF. We had 32 pairs competing, an increase over last year, and we were delighted to have many pairs playing in their first ever congress and for some their first all day event. The competition was divided into two grades for prize monies but played as one field and congratulations to Robyn Vincent and James Taylor for winning the A Grade, with our visitors from Brisbane Althea Crowley and Jacqui Dudurovic in second place. In the B Grade Greg Murray and Lorna O'Donnell were the winners with a great result coming 4th overall, Dan and Alexis Stewart came second and Jill Yeatman and Janet Young had a successful day coming third. Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who took part. A big thank you to Director Steve Murray, to Congress Convenor Joanne McCarthy and to Vice President Prue for coming in to present the prizes. Many thanks to providore Ted and to all our members for bringing in the food we all enjoyed, plus thank you to our kitchen helpers and caddies with special mention to Peter and Keith for helping out in the bar. [posted Tue 17-Oct-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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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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