Winners of the 2017 Biddy Encouragement Plate (BEP)

A hearty congratulations goes to Len Perkins and Betty McCleary who managed the best overall score for the three week BEP event held in February.

State Mixed Pairs

On 4th February we ran our Club Mixed Pairs event with overall 1st place going to Helen Eaton and Gary Barwick, 2nd place to Sylvia Foster and Jaan Oitmaa and 3rd place to Henrietta Hohnen and Stuart Duxbury. These three pairs have been granted (and accepted) free entry to the State Mixed Pairs at NSWBA Association in Sydney (link for details) any pairs who played in the event can be entered as bonafide pairs and receive a discounted entry fee of $90 per pair (rather than the $120 if you pay up front). I will be sending in our entry details on friday this week and if any pairs are interested in entering at the discounted rate please contact me asap.

Click on the attachement below to view the results for our Club Mixed Pairs championship event.

WORKING BEE

A small, hard working band of members toiled the morning away tidying up the rear garden and side driveway, replacing and painting the post and rail barrier at the end of the carpark, carting away rubbish, planting out new pots, and painting the side tables. Well done Nola Daly, Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Norm Berger, Ken Townsend, Lee Gorman, Sally Clarke and Gary Clarke. More to be done. Random weeders and rubbish collectors always welcome.

CCBC Super Congress starts in just 6 Days and there is still time to enter (hurry up or miss out)

The Swiss Teams day on Sunday is full however there is a waiting list so maybe you can still get in. The Swiss Pairs event is filling fast, we have filled 46 of the 54 Tables which means there are only spaces available for 16 pairs (8 tables) as of this morning (Saturday). If you are new to bridge don't be afraid of the idea of a Super Congress it is just a really great day where we all come together to play bridge and have fun. Lots of people come from different areas to play and you get the opportunity to meet and play new people who also love bridge. For me the day I am most looking forward to at the moment is Friday, this is shaping up to be a great warm-up event for the weekend we have a good sized field however we would love more people to enter. The more the merrier. Cheers Gary.

You can enter the Super Congress via this link

 

Raffle Prizes and Baskets for our Supercongress

Thank you to all who have donated wonderful prizes for our raffle for Coast Shelter to be held at our super congress in less than two weeks now. If you are in charitable mood we would love some more donations. Pam Townsend is kindly organising the raffle this year and has requested that I ask any members who may have baskets they could donate for putting the prizes in. If you do could you bring them to the club as it would be nice to recycle them instead of having to purchase new ones. Cheers Gary.

GARDEN WORKING BEE - 25th March 2017, 8.30am

Calling all willing workers to a working bee to tidy up the garden area, back entry and pot plants at our club. I have checked the 14 day weather forecast, and at this time it looks as if it is clearing towards the end of next week. Hopefully it will be dry enough to get out and do things on Saturday 25th March, at 8.30am before the humidity becomes oppressive. Chores include, the pot at the front door, filling and planting two new pots for the rear, general tidy of rear garden, mulching, whipper-snipping and rubbish removal as required. Please bring along any tools and ideas.

BAMI PLATE

This event will be run on Thursday, March 23, starting at 9:30 am

Central Coast Super Congress 2017 Update 2

Just to let everyone know the Teams event on the Sunday of our Super Congress is full with 54 tables and there is now a waiting list with 2 teams already on it. There is no guarantee for any teams on the waiting list that there they will be able to attend. Sorry folks we are just too popular this year (btw I am one of the two teams on the waiting list! dang it I entered too late). The Saturday Swiss Pairs has the same table limitations so we can have only 108 pairs. We have as of this post 76 pairs already and its filling fast so don't be late like I was and be put on the waiting list. Cheers Gary.

Click this link to enter via the NSWBA website

Deepest Sympathy to Gordon Phipps

The members of the CCBC extend their sincere condolences to Gordon and the family and friends of Betty Phipps on their recent loss. Betty's funeral will be held at the Simplicity Funeral rooms, 428/430 The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay NSW 2261, on Tuesday 21st March, 2017 at 2.00pm. Our thought are with Gordon and his family at this sad time.

Deepest Sympathy to Ruth Stephens

The members of the CCBC extend their deepest sympathy to Ruth Stephens on the recent passing of Colin. Colin's funeral is tomorrow 14/03/17 at Our Lady of The Perpetual Succour Catholic Church, 458 Main Road, Noraville/Toukley. Our thought are with Ruth and her family at this sad time.

Fantastic News for our Central Coast Super Congress 2017

Fantastic news, we already have enough entries for our Super Congress in both Swiss Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday to be able to run two separate fields. The first field will be for the Open players and the second field will be a combined Novice/Restricted. This means the novice and restricted will not have to face of against the grand masters and will have a more enjoyable day playing pairs/teams a lot closer to their standard. For and players who are not aware, the Swiss movement essentially means the field is balanced after each round so as the day goes on you will be facing pairs/teams doing roughly as well as you are on the day. I love playing bridge and for me the most enjoyable days of bridge are playing in the Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events at congresses. If you have never played in a congress, don't be afraid! it really is a great way to experience competitive bridge. Cheers Gary.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Please set aside Saturday 6th May, 2017 for our Annual General Meeting which will be held in our rooms at 2.00pm on that day.
Dates which affect all members are:
* By 2.00pm 2nd April, 2017 any Special Resolution needs to be given to the Secretary. Please note that this is a Sunday.
* By 2.00pm 30th April nominations for Vacant Positions close. All members are eligible for nomination. Also a Sunday.
Proxy forms will be emailed/posted at the same time as notices - Australia Post, doing its bit, they are intended to arrive by 16th April.
NB: If you have an email address could you please provide me with a copy (if it is not on your details) to assist with this distribution of materials.
Thank you,
Toni

AIR CONDITIONERS

At the last committee meeting we discussed the vexed issue of the air conditioners. I know that it is impossible to keep everyone happy but would all members please take note of the following:

a) There is ONE person in charge of the remote control for the air conditioners. This is the director.
b) Air conditioners will be turned on 30 minutes prior to the start of a session.
c) If your table is in a cold section, then move to another table.
d) Members are advised to dress appropriately.
e) Members are asked to donate old shawls that can be used by others who feel the cold.

Charity Baskets for CCBC 2017 Super Congress

Pam Townsend is handling the raffle for this years Super Congress (31st March - 2nd April) and would like donations of spirits, wine and other goodies. The raffles have been very popular over the years and we hope members will once again give generously where they can. Cheers Gary.

Fanstastic News for our Central Coast Super Congress 2017

Fantastic news, we already have enough entries for our Super Congress in both Swiss Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday to be able to run two separate fields. The first field will be for the Open players and the second field will be a combined Novice/Restricted. This means the novice and restricted will not have to face of against the grand masters and will have a more enjoyable day playing pairs/teams a lot closer to their standard. For and players who are not aware, the Swiss movement essentially means the field is balanced after each round so as the day goes on you will be facing pairs/teams doing roughly as well as you are on the day. I love playing bridge and for me the most enjoyable days of bridge are playing in the Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events at congresses. If you have never played in a congress, don't be afraid! it really is a great way to experience competitive bridge. Cheers Gary.

CCBC SUPER CONGRESS

This year our Super Congress will be convened by Sally Clarke. The program runs over three days, Duplicate Bridge on Friday, 31st March, Swiss Pairs on Saturday,1st April and Swiss Teams on Sunday 2nd April. All events commence 10.00am; the Friday Duplicate Pairs is over two sessions.
Friday: Cost $50 per pair and no lunch is supplied but tea, coffee and snacks are provided.
Saturday: Cost is $80 per pair, lunch, tea, coffee and snacks are provided.
Sunday: $160 per team, lunch, tea, coffee and snacks are provided.
Pam Townsend is organising the Raffle and asking for donations of wine, goodies, food, nibbles etc. Please place your donations in the basket provided for this purpose.
Nola Daly is co-ordinating the cakes, sweets, savouries etc for tea and coffee breaks, so, if you can assist here will you please give her your name and an indication of what you can bring along. We need nibbles for the three days.
Entires can be made on the NSWBA website - go to their calendar and scroll down to the end of March and you will find CCBC Super Congress. There is also a poster/list on the Notice Board near the back entry of the club.

Membership Renewals

Thank you to all the members who have already renewed their membership either on line or in person.
Fees are $35 if CCBC is your home club or $10 for associate/social members and are due by the end of this month. Any member of the committee is able to accept your renewal form and fees.
It is very helpful if you include your email address as posting out notices of general meetings is quite time consuming.

Direct Debit to Renew Membership

Thank you if you have been able to complete your Membership Renewals.

IF YOUR DETAILS HAVE NOT CHANGED, you may, if your choose, renew by Direct Debit. Otherwise you may complete the coloured application form and renew in person. Any member of the committee, (or director in their absence) can assist you.

Our bank is Westpac
BSB: 032629
Account: 240315
Name: CCBC
Reference: Member name : e.g. Chris Smith

The fees for 2017 are $35 for home members and $10 for social/associate members.

Committee Meeting Minutes

Approved Minutes will be posted on this site and available in our club rooms.

Lee Gorman - Recorder and JP

We are so pleased that Lee Gorman has taken on the role of Recorder at the Club. Should you wish to report any incidents that happen at the bridge table that fall out of the scope of what the Director of the session deals with please contact Lee at leegorman5@gmail.com or phone 4332 4523.

Lee is also a JP so, if you have any need for a Justice of the Peace, Lee generally plays at the Club on Monday and Thursday mornings.

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