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Covid19 Vaccination Policy from 17 December 2021: Our Club takes very seriously its duty of care to try to keep its members, volunteers and officials as safe as possible. From 17 December 2021, our Club will only permit people who are double-vaccinated to attend sessions and events at our clubhouse. This is in keeping with Government and community standards and is identical to the vaccination policy introduced by the Queensland Bridge Association.

This requirement is not limited just to club members, but applies to everyone including non-members, non-players, kibitzers, beginners, employees, volunteers, contractors, and food preparers.

The onus is on the individual person to provide satisfactory evidence that they are vaccinated, typically the Qld Check-in app showing their double vax status, or an official vaccination certificate (electronically or in paper form). The Club will keep a record of members who have presented their proof and they can rely on this for future visits if necessary. However, showing a green tick on a smart phone every visit will probably allow quicker access through the door.

Update 2 January 2022: Masks are now mandatory for all players when in the clubhouse, except when eating and drinking, unless medical exemption has been provided to the Club.

More details are available from the Queensland Health web site along with their chart showing the plan for 80% and beyond. [posted Fri 10-Dec-21]

President's Trophy 2021: The 2021 President's Trophy was held in November, with 26 pairs contending. Winners (pictured right with sponsor Steve Weil from TBIB) were Alison Dawson - David Christian. Second place went to Steve Hughes - Drew Dunlop. See more... [posted Thu 25-Nov-21]

Qld Senior Pairs: Our club hosted the Qld Senior Pairs on Sunday 14 November. This was the first time this event has been hosted at SCCBC.

There were 32 pairs from all over south east Queensland in a strong field.

Overall winners were Rosemary Crowley / Richard Perry (pictured top right holding the trophy, with QBA Representative Richard Ward middle), and runners up were Joan McPheat / Alison Dawson (pictured lower right). Third place went to Jim and Lyn Martin.

The B Grade was won by Ross Shardlow / Peter Gruythuysen.

Full results are available here.

Thanks to director Peter, convenor Tricia, and the caddies, kitchen and bar help, and dealer. [posted Sun 14-Nov-21]

Novice Pairs Congress: Our 2021 Novice Pairs Congress was held on 4 October with 16 pairs from all over south-east Queensland contending. Winners (pictured top right) were Melva Leal and Midge Spice, from Recliffe.

Club members Kim and Lesley Rouse (lower right) were the best finishing pair from our club, and win the Mary Murray Shield for Novices.

Many thanks to Steve as director, Tricia as organiser, and the team of volunteers in the kitchen and bar. See more... [posted Sun 3-Oct-21]

Graded Pairs Congress: Our 2021 Graded Pairs congress attracted 21 tables, with players from across the Coast and from Brisbane.

We had 2 separate grades, and this is a popular format for players at all levels of experience. Winners of the A Grade (pictured top right) were Richard Ward and Tony Hutton, and B grade winners (lower right) were Glenda Vincent and Kate Balmanno.

Many thanks to Peter as director, Sam and Mary-Anne as caddies, and Tricia as convenor.

Click here for event results. [posted Sun 19-Sep-21]

June Congress 2021: The 2021 June Congress was held 18-20 June.

We held a walk-in pairs session as a prelude on Friday afternoon. This was won by Anne Young / Alison Dawson (NS) and Ken Dawson / Rosemary Crowley (EW).

Saturday's Pairs event was won by Richard Ward / Tony Hutton (pictured). The Category B prize went to Brian Cordiner / John Kenny.

The Teams event on Sunday was won by the Bardon team which was made up of Jim Wallis and Toni Bardon who were attending their 32st consecutive Sunshine Coast June Congress, along with team-mates Neville Francis and Pat Bugler. The Category B prize went to the Scown team.

Many thanks to director Peter, congress convenor Trish, the caddies and other helpers, and sponsors TBIB Insurance Brokers. See more... [posted Fri 18-Jun-21]

Inaugural Novice Pairs Championship: The inaugural 2021 Novice Pairs Championship was held in April, with 20 pairs contending. An all-play-all barometer was held over 3 weeks, ably run by Peter Busch and Steve Murray.

Winners (pictured top left) were Judy Desjardins - Mimie Jenman and second place went to Brian Salter - Elizabeth Schroder.

This is a new honour board event,and will be run annually. Red masterpoints were awarded. See more... [posted Tue 4-May-21]

Gold, gold, gold!: A Sunshine Coast team playing in the Barrier Reef Congress in Mackay last weekend won the Open Teams, competing in a strong field of players from all over Australia.

The Trollope team, comprising Dick Trollope, David Christian, Fay Stanton and Gabrielle Elich (pictured right with Charles page from the QBA) topped the 44 team field in a gruelling event.

This event is held annually in Cairns,Townsville, Mackay or Yeppoon and is one of the two gold Masterpoint events in Queensland. [posted Mon 3-May-21]

Graded Teams Congress: The 2021 Graded Teams was hosted by our club on 21 March. A maximum field size of 24 teams competed, and played in 2 grades.

The A Grade was won by the Brookes Team pictured top right (from left: Steve Brookes, Verna Brookes, Ken Dawson and Adrienne Kelly). The B Grade was won by the Gibbards team (lower right: Noreen Weyling, Tony Davidson, Deb and Gary Gibbards, pictured with President Brian Cordinder).

Many thanks to convenor Tricia, caddies Sam and Mary-Anne, director Peter and the many other helpers. See more... [posted Sun 21-Mar-21]

Birthday celebration for Joan: For Joan McPheat's special birthday this week, Wednesday morning players organised a singing telegram - surely a first for our Club.

We have uploaded it to YouTube so those who weren't present may enjoy it - click here to play it. [posted Fri 12-Mar-21]

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