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Welcome to the Brisbane Bridge Centre

About Our Club: The Brisbane Bridge Centre is a friendly and welcoming club. We are located in the Yeronga Memorial Park (See Google maps) with plenty of off-street parking.

We guarantee a game, if you turn up without a partner, at our Tuesday morning, Tuesday night supervised, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning supervised and Saturday afternoon sessions.

It is appreciated that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the session start time. [posted Mon 5-Nov-18]

Please click on the 'see more' link for further information, including the Position Description. See more... [posted Fri 18-Oct-19]

Announcement from the BBC Committee:
Our efficient, reliable and valued administrator, Chris Larter, has resigned from his position with the club in order to accept an offer of full time employment.

Chris has held this position in our club for four and a half years and has filled this role with diligence and expertise.

We are sure that all members will join with the Committee in wishing Chris all the very best in his future career and also to thank him for his huge contribution to maintaining BBC as a most excellent bridge club.

The Committee is setting the wheels in motion to advertise for a suitable replacement for Chris and we will keep the membership informed of any progress in that area.

The Brisbane Bridge Centre Committee [posted Fri 27-Sep-19]

Lorna Newnham - Rest in Peace: It is sad to advise that Lorna Newnham passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon 21 August.

Lorna was a founding member, life member, and former president of the Brisbane Bridge Centre.

We will miss you Lorna! [posted Fri 23-Aug-19]

BBC Graded Teams Congress: The BBC Graded Teams Congress was played on Sunday 28 July. We had 3 Grades with 12 tables in A Grade and 10 tables in B & C Grades.

Winners of the A Grade were Paul Collins, Sue O''Brien, Carmel Martin, Phil Hale (pictured).

Other prize winners were:
- Peter Evans, John Kelly, Ralph Parker, John Mills (2nd - A Grade)
- Geoffrey Toon, Siegfried Konig, Charlie Lu, Chuan Quin (3rd - A Grade)
- Paul Brake, Darren Brake, Jack Luke-Paredi, Sue Young (1st - B Grade)
- Kevin Hamilton-Reen, Mary Simon, Eugene Pereira, Sumant Handa (2nd - B Grade)
- Tilley Thillainathan, Devi Thillainathan, Hazel Parkins, Rosemary Thomson (1st - C Grade)
- Ben Leung, Ellen Visscher, Andrew Gosney, Jasmine Skeate (2nd - C Grade)

Players enjoyed the popular end of play BBQ while results were being finalised. Thank you to all who assisted with the event. See more... [posted Sun 28-Jul-19]

BBC Butler Pairs Congress: The BBC Butler Pairs Congress was played on Sunday 26 May. We had 3 Grades with 12 tables in A & B Grades and 8 tables in C Grade.

Winners of the A Grade were Peter Evans [BBC member] and Tony Treloar (pictured).

Other prize winners were:
- Richard Trollope & Don Levin (2nd - A Grade)
- Pamela Evans & Jim Evans (3rd - A Grade)
- David Earnshaw & Daniel Chua (1st - B Grade)
- Dewi Eastman & Paul Han (2nd - B Grade)
- Loraine King & Helen Standfast (3rd - B Grade)
- Kevin Hamilton-Reen & Mary Simon (1st - C Grade)
- Lena Darlington & Dudley Darlington (2nd - C Grade)

Players enjoyed the popular end of play BBQ while results were being finalised. Thank you to all who assisted with the event. See more... [posted Sun 26-May-19]

Entertainment Book & Digital Memberships: BBC is fundraising with Entertainment!

Your support really helps our fundraising at the BBC, so we are thrilled to let you know about special bonus Early Bird Entertainment Membership Offers for loyal supporters.

Pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership before 31 March and receive bonus offers you can use right away!

To Order, click the following link Entertainment Order Page [posted Sun 24-Mar-19]

2019 Club Pairs Championship: The 2019 Club Pairs Championship was played on Saturday 3 March.

We had an all-day Open Grade and a half day Under 50 Masterpoints Grade.

Winners of the Open Grade were John Lahey and Chris Larter (pictured).

Runners up were Peter Evans and John Kelly. B Category was won by Neil & Judy Hansen. Under 50 Masterpoints Grade winners were Rod Wilson and Edwin Clarke.

Thank you to Julie Jeffries and David O'Gorman who directed the event and all the members who brought along food to share. [posted Sat 2-Mar-19]

Gold Coast Congress Success: A few BBC members have had success at the recent Gold Coast Congress held in Broadbeach

Muriel Baker and Suzan Haynes (pictured) played in the Sunday Rookie 0-10 Masterpoint Pairs and came 2nd East-West.

Other notable performances were Richard Wallis (1st place Bobby Richman Open Pairs Group G), and Chris Larter and John Lahey (2nd place Bobby Richman Intermediate Pairs Group B). [posted Sun 24-Feb-19]

Christmas Hamper Draw Week: The week leading up to our Christmas Party is known as Christmas Hamper Draw Week. This is a chance for members to win a hamper full of Christmas goodies at every sessions they are present during the week. Winners this year were the following ...
- Saturday: George Macionis
- Monday: Bill Tolstrup and Geoff Ilett
- Tuesday: Judith Bennett
- Tuesday Night: Teresa Yates
- Wednesday: Sue Drapes (pictured)
- Thursday: Jane Davis
- Friday: Marie Buckley and Janette Hiatt [posted Tue 18-Dec-18]

Christmas Party 2018: Once again BBC had a wonderful Christmas Party on Saturday 15 December. Fabulous self-catering with alcohol, friends and good bridge including three grand slams - what more could one want?

Every person sitting West who played Board 13 had the opportunity of making an easy 7 spade contract. [posted Tue 18-Dec-18]

Brisbane Zone Interclub Teams: BBC participated in the Brisbane Zone Interclub Teams on Sunday 18 November at Toowong Bridge Club. The Interclub Teams is an event where clubs in the zone can nominate one team for each grade. If a club nominates a team for all grades, they are eligible to compete for the Marion Cooke Memorial Trophy. The four grades are Open, under 400 masterpoints, under 100 masterpoints, and under 10 masterpoints. Eight clubs - BBC, Kenmore, Northern Suburbs, QCBC, Redcliffe, Redland, Sunnybank, and Toowong - took part in the event this year.

BBC was represented by the following members with their final position at the end of play.
Open - 3rd (Richard Wallis, Julie Jeffries, John Kelly, Peter Evans)
Under 400 masterpoints - 1st (Chris Larter, Elaine Jonsberg, Peter Burke, Nanette Hinsch)
Under 100 masterpoints - 6th (Neil Hansen, Judy Hansen, Lynn Kelly, Marie Buckley)
Under 10 masterpoints - 1st (Paul Murray, Christina Murray, Philip Argyris, Rob Swann

With the combined results of all grades, it a great pleasure to announce that BBC won the event. [posted Wed 21-Nov-18]

Melbourne Cup Day 2018: 11 tables came to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at BBC on 6 November. The session started with bridge and was then followed by a bring a plate to share lunch and the watching of the race.

Prizes for best dressed went to Judy Hempel and Pat Daly (pictured left with director, Peter Evans). [posted Tue 6-Nov-18]

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