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Qld Novice Pairs: The 2017 Qld Novice Pairs was hosted by our club in November with 38 pairs from all over Queensland contending. Winners (pictured) were Debbie and Gary Gibbards from Caboolture.

Club members Gary Petterson and Laurie Bell came third in the A category, and in the B category George Blacklock / Marylin Endacaott were first and Annette Moss / Peter Logan were third.

Many thanks to Peter as director, Trish as caddy and Janice and her team in the kitchen and bar. [posted Sun 12-Nov-17]

August Teams Congress: The August Teams congress attracted 24 teams from across the Coast and Brisbane. Winners (pictured) were Drew Dunlop, Tony Walford, Randall Rusk and Steve Hughes.

Many thanks to Peter as director, club providore Fay and her crew for providing snacks and nibbles throughout the day, and convenor Ursula who also caddied in the day. [posted Sun 6-Aug-17]

Clubhouse outside improvement: The front of our Clubhouse has had a facelift. The lattice has been replaced with modern looking paneling as pictured.

A new garden has replaced the old one and plants are doing well. [posted Sun 30-Jul-17]

Teams Championship 2017: The 2017 Club Teams Championship was contested in July by 18 teams. After 17 matches over 3 sessions, the Perry team was victorious. Pictured are the winning team members - Joan McPheat, Bev Stacey, Rosemary Crowley and Richard Perry.

Many thanks to Steve as director and to club providore Fay for providing snacks and nibbles after the final session. [posted Thu 27-Jul-17]

June Congress 2017: The 2017 June Congress was held 16-18 June. For the first time, we held a walk-in pairs session on Friday, and this was well supported with 11 tables. Winners were Ursula Sheldon - Susanne Sabados (NS) and Alison Dawson - Gabrielle Elich (EW).

Saturday's Pairs event was won by regulars Jim Wallis and Toni Bardon who were here for the June congress for the 29th consecutive year. The Category B prize was won by Maz McKee - Terry Beale, and the C category prize was won by Peter and Valerie Robbins.

The Teams event was won by the Carter team from Brisbane (Tony Hutton, Malcolm and Lyn Carter and Martin Doran) with the B category prize going to the Stanton team and the C category to the Schaaf team from Noosa.

Many thanks to Ursula as congress convenor and Sunday caddy, Trish as Saturday caddy, Ted and Marcia for looking after the drinks, Steve as assistant director on Sunday, and last but definitely not least to Donna, Fay, Anne, Iris and many others who helped in the kitchen and with food donations. See more... [posted Sat 17-Jun-17]

Pairs Championship: The 2017 Pairs Championship was played in May. The event consisted of two sessions of qualifying rounds, followed by one session of finals. The finals were played in three grades, Championship, Plate and Consolation.

Winners of the Championship were Maureen Jakes and Alison Dawson and they become the title holders. Runners up were Adrienne Kelly and Steve Brookes. The Plate was won by Verna Brookes and Peter Busch with the Consolation winners Denis Moody and Howard Baker. [posted Mon 29-May-17]

Graded Teams Congress: The 2017 Graded Teams was hosted by our club on 26 March 2017. A record field size of 34 teams competed, and played in 3 grades.

The event was won by the Phillips Team pictured (from left Mike Phillips, Shirley Phillips, Bev Stacey and Anne Mellings).

Many thanks to the army of helpers in the kitchen, bar and to the directors and caddy. See more... [posted Mon 27-Mar-17]

Qld Senior Teams 2017: The 2017 Qld Senior Teams was hosted by our club on 4/5 February 2017. A total of 28 teams competed, including many from Brisbane and other areas.

The event was won by the Steffensen Team pictured (Carolyn Miller, Paula and David McLeish and Kevin Steffensen). See more... [posted Sun 5-Feb-17]

Christmas Party 2016: The 2016 Christmas Party was held on Saturday 3rd December. Nearly 100 members enjoyed food and entertainment, and many stayed for a a game of bridge in the afternoon.

Many thanks to Janice and John as chief organisers of the entertainment, and Fay and her team of helpers in the kitchen.

More pics on our Photos page. See more... [posted Sat 3-Dec-16]

President's Trophy 2016: The 2016 President's Trophy was help in November, with 32 pairs contending. Winners (pictured left with president John Stacey) were Tony Walford and Wilma Hiddins. Second place went to Ken Rogers and Gus Connolly.

This event is scored on a handicap basis too, and handicap winners were Arch Morrison and Ann Mellings with second place on handicap going to John and Fran Stuart. [posted Sun 20-Nov-16]

Pro-Am - Spring 2016: The spring Pro-Am was held on Tuesday 8 November, with 24 Pro and Am partnerships playing in a Mitchell movement. Pictured from left are winners NS Pauline Clayton and Rosemary Crowley and EW Gary Petterson and Joan Coughlan.

The Club runs Pro-Ams twice a year, on a Tuesday in spring and on a Thursday in autumn. Each partnership is made up of an Am with fewer than 50 masterpoints, and a Pro. Pro-Am partnerships must not have played together on more than two occasions in the last six months. [posted Mon 7-Nov-16]

Club Renovations: Renovations are now complete, and everything s looking great. A big thank you to the Committee and especially to Peter Lewis who project-managed the whole undertaking.

More pics here, taken Wednesday. [posted Wed 2-Nov-16]

About our Club: The Sunshine Coast Contract Bridge Club is one of the top bridge clubs on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, and is centrally located at Buderim (see Google Maps - enter via Syd Lingard Drive). Nestled amongst tall gums, adjacent to the sports complex in Elizabeth Daniels Park, it is easily accessible from all parts of the Sunshine Coast, and has plenty of parking. [posted Thu 1-Jan-15]

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