Welcome to Sunshine Coast Bridge Club.
Club re-opening - more sessions starting: The Club has recommenced all sessions now, following the Covid shutdown. We are playing Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and Wednesday nights. We will be following our COVID19 Safe Plan (amended 19 September 2020).
A condition of entry to the Club is that players will need to answer No to all the following questions:
* Have you been diagnosed with Covid19?
* In the last 14 days have you (a) been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid19, (b) returned from overseas, Victoria or other mandated hotspot, or (c) been in contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas, Victoria or other mandated hotspot?
* Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing (other than asthma)?
We will be conducting non-contact temperature checks at the door (37° or less to be admitted). Remember to bring your own pen or pencil and water container; once in the clubhouse, social distancing is to be observed where possible - no hugs, no handshakes, and keep at least 1.5 metres from others; and practise good hygiene.
Pictured right - post Covid19 session, with larger tables allowing necessary separation, with maximum capacity of just 18 tables. Click to enlarge photo. [posted Fri 18-Sep-20]
Regular BBO sessions - update: Our weekly BBO sessions have reduced to two a week: Wednesday night (7pm)and Thursday morning 9am.
To play in these sessions, you and your partner will need to log on and enter the event but this can't be done until 2 hours before the event starts. In BBO, go to Play or Watch Bridge, then Virtual Clubs (under the green Featured Areas heading, then choose ABF - Australia. There are 3 headings - Pending, Running and Complete. Under Pending, find our event (Sunshine Coast Bridge Club) and click the competition title. Four sections appear: Register, Details, Entries and Partnership Desk. In the Register section, add your partner's BBO name, and as long as they are online at the time (they should be), they will get a popup invitation on their screen and they should accept.
Remember that to create the entry, you and your partner need to both be logged on, and your partner will need to accept your invitation.
Then, make sure you're both logged on before the starting time but not in the BBO Casual area, and when the event starts you will both be removed from whatever else you are doing on BBO and taken to your starting table. Shortly after the end of play, the results will appear on our web site. Click for more information about club tournaments on BBO in this document. [posted Sun 31-May-20]
New discussion forum: In these challenging times, people need to stay engaged within their community. That's not easy when most of us are not even leaving our homes.
We've therefore decided to use technology to help our members stay connected with each other, and have set up a Discussion Forum. It's a place where people can post comments about pretty much anything (within reason), and others can view and reply. It''s not limited to bridge - in fact as most of us aren't playing much bridge there will probably be very little about bridge - but rather it's about anything that you think others in the Sunshine Coast bridge community may be interested in.
The Forum will be just like having conversions with lots of people, while still observing social distancing.
Anyone can view posts, but you need to register in order to post new topics and reply to existing topics. Registration is open to members, but we're also opening it to the broader Sunshine Coast bridge community. To register, visit the Forum and click "Sign up" on the top right side. When you register, you'll be asked to create a user name and to enter your Club or ABF number. The Club / ABF number will remain private but helps us keep spammers and inappropriate posts off the forum. [posted Mon 30-Mar-20]
Gold Coast Congress victories: Gabrielle Elich and David Christian had a successful week at the 2020 Gold Coast Congress (pictured top right with their teammates). They finished first in the Intermediate B Grade Pairs, and second in the Intermediate Teams Championship.
Gary Petterson and Laurie Bell (pictured bottom right) won the B Grade Restricted Pairs. Gary and Laurie won the Friday Novice Pairs last year.
Other notable performances included Ken Dawson and Andy Slater (3rd place Monday Butler).
It was also great to see a few of our newer players playing in this international event, including Kim and Lesley Rouse, Sally Weedon - Janet Benstead, Linda Darnell - Wendy Gibberd, Julia Benfield - Phil O'Shea, Carmel Dwan - Heather McKelvie-Morris, and Betty Markkanan - Collette Anderson, all of whom played in either the Under 10 Masterpoints or Under 50 Masterpoints events. [posted Sat 29-Feb-20]
The trophy was won by the Crowley team pictured (Liz Zeller, Alison Dawson, Richard Perry, Rosemary Crowley). The trophy was present to the winners by Richard Ward (pictured far left of photo, on behalf of the QBA.
Second place went to Laws (Vilma Laws, Jilliana Bell, Ken Rogers, Wendy O'Brien), and third place to Olsen (Geoff Olsen, Maureen Jakes, Lyn Martin, Jim Martin). It was pleasing to see that the top three positions were occupied by teams from our Club.
The B Category was won by the Rohde team(Jack Rohde, Lex Ranke, Gregory Gosney, Margaret Plunkett). See more... [posted Sun 2-Feb-20]
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