Keep validator happy
Note that date in program book is incorrect
Christmas Party is second Saturday in Dec
How to get a game of bridge when no club is open?
Bridge Base Online is the largest online site where you can play bridge from anywhere. There are thousands of players online at anytime of the day or night.
You can register (for free) and play with or against your friends. You can play with people from all around the world, for no charge. Games are typically only 8-10 boards and start every few minutes. Try your luck with a random partner at a 100 table event, Matchpoints, IMPS, knockout, normal deals or Goulash ... there are many possibilities. Sit down at a table in the main bridge room either with a partner or on your own, you can play a continuous stream of baords as long as you wish.
A free app is available for your mobile devices although the web site version available through the previous link is just as good (in my opinion) as the iPad/iPhone/Android app
Without registering at Bridge Base Online you can improve your game by using Bridge Master (a personal favourite)
Funbridge is another popular option with allows free play
If any BBC members have other sites they would like to share, drop me an email by clicking here - Paul Smith
Cup Sweep Apology
The payments for prizegetters in the Melbourne Cup sweep were made before the race results were declared official. As you may know there was a protest and the initial result was corrected by the stewards.
The result was that the second-past-the-line horse "Master of Reality" was relegated to fourth place. Unfortunately, I had already paid holders of that horse the second place money.
The third-past-the-post horse "Prince of Arran" was promoted to second place. Unfortunately, I had already paid holder of that horse the third place money.
The fourth-past-the-post horse "Il Paradiso" was promoted to third place. Unfortunately, holders of that horse received no money.
I apologise for these errors.
(The biggest monetary loser was the holder of "Prince of Arran" in the $10 sweep. They received $20 instead of $80. If it is any consolation that person was me. "Good Sport" award goes to Irene Chapman who rang me to offer the money. I declined.)
Vouchers cost $5.00 and can be purchased in any quantity
Contact one of the finance committee members or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Account Name
- Ballina Bridge Club
- Account Number
- 1011 8981
In the description for your direct deposit please add a code for the event you are entering and your name.
Some event codes
- Australia Day
- Harvey Norman
- Ballina Congress
- Club Teams
For example, if Chris McDowell was entering one of the Harvey Norman events
HN McDowell C
|Monday||9:00 am||Social Play ‡|
|Monday||12:45 pm||Open but simple systems only** ‡|
|Wednesday||12:45 pm||Open ✢|
|Thursday||12:45 pm||MP total for a pair must be <200|
|Friday||9:00 am||Supervised Play ‡|
‡ No partner required. Advise the Director when you arrive
** Standard American system only to be played
✢ Third Wednesday of the month is graded pairs
Players are to be seated 15 minutes before the session times
Cost: Members $5 per session; Visitors $7 per session