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Graded Zone Pairs: The Graded Zone Pairs was held on Sunday 9 December, with a record number of 68 pairs across 3 grades participating.

Grade A winners were Dick Trollope and Rosemary Crowley (pictured with convenor Tony Walford). The B Grade was won by George Kavanagh / Astrid Borchhardt and the C Grade by Cathy Clarke / Upasana Shanti.

Thanks to director Steve, caddies Cherie and Pauline, kitchen helpers John, Janice and others, and Tony as convenor. [posted Mon 10-Dec-18]

President's Trophy 2018: The 2018 President's Trophy was held in November, with 33 pairs contending. Winners (pictured left with vice-president Bev Northey) were Tony Walford and Ramdall Rusk. Second place went to Adrienne Kelly and Steve Brookes.

This event is scored on a handicap basis too, and handicap winners were Muriel Saddler - Sue Higgins with second place on handicap going to Krystyna Schmidt / Robyn Feuerheerdt. See more... [posted Mon 19-Nov-18]

Novice Pairs Congress: Our 2018 Novice Pairs Congress was held on 11 November with 38 pairs from all over south-east Queensland contending. Winners were Kay Mukai / Kath Seefeld from Brisbane.

Club members Mary James and Anita Knechtle came second, and as the best finishing members of the Sunshine Coast Bridge Club, they became the inaugral winners of the Mary Murray Shield for Novices. Mary and Anita are pictured left, with Mary Murray.

Many thanks to Steve as director, Trish as caddy and the team of volunteers in the kitchen and bar. [posted Mon 12-Nov-18]

Graded Pairs Congress: Our 2018 Graded Pairs congress attracted a full house with players from across the Coast and from Brisbane. We had 3 separate grades, and this is a popular format for players at all levels of experience. Winners of the A Grade (pictured, with club president Brian Cordiner middle) were Lyn and Jim Martin.

Many thanks to Peter and Steve as directors, Trish as caddy, kitchen staff and helpers for providing snacks and nibbles throughout the day, and convenor Ursula. [posted Sun 16-Sep-18]

Reg Busch - 90th birthday: Last Saturday the Club celebrated Reg Busch's 90th birthday with not just one cake, but two, one provided by the Club (pictured) and one baked by club member Jean Hearn.

Reg was also presented with a certificate awarding him honarary life membership of the Club, which was decided at last week's AGM. Pictured is him receiving the award from president Brian Cordiner. The award was made in recognition of Reg's contribution over many years not only to our Club but to bridge in Australia generally. [posted Sat 8-Sep-18]

Thank you presentation for Wendy: At today's Friday session we had a celebration and cake for Wendy O'Brien who has been the club's teacher for nearly 10 years. Many of her past students were present. Wendy presented her last beginner lessons earlier this year. Future lessons will be presented by Alison Dawson. [posted Wed 27-Jun-18]

2018 Pairs Championship: The 2018 Pairs Championship was played in May and attracted 30 pairs.

Winners were Verna Brookes and Peter Busch (pictured), with runners up George Kruz and Vilma Laws. The best finishing pair in the lower half of the field (based on masterpoints) was won by John Stacey and Bob Small. [posted Tue 29-May-18]

Graded Teams Congress: The 2018 Graded Teams was hosted by our club on 25 March 2018. A maximum field size of 32 teams competed, and played in 2 grades.

The A Grade was won by the Brookes Team pictured (from left Don Levin, Adrienne Kelly, Verna Brookes and Steve Brookes). The B Grade was won by the Leathley team (Yvonne Houbolt, Judith Leathley, Richard Walsh and Kate Balmano).

Many thanks to the army of helpers in the kitchen, bar and to the directors and caddy. See more... [posted Mon 26-Mar-18]

Mary Murray's 100th Birthday: Club stalwart Mary Murray celebrated her 100th birthday this week, and on Tuesday morning the Club had a special morning tea in her honour. The 24 tables of players stopped for an extended morning tea while Mary cut the cake and gave a brief speech.

Channel 7 and WIN attended. Mary was interviewed during that time.

Mary and her partner Trish came second in their section on the day. [posted Mon 8-Jan-18]

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]

Qld Senior Teams 2018: The 2018 Qld Senior Teams was hosted by our club on 3/4 February 2018. A total of 30 teams competed, including many from Brisbane and other areas.

The event was won by the Francis Team pictured (Tony Hutton, Malcolm and Lyn Carter, missing Neville Francis). See more... [posted Sun 4-Feb-18]

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