At the invitation of the Trailer Boat Club Management to set up a bridge club at their premises, I started
a Beginners Course there in April 2013.
At the Course's completion we commenced regular play
at the Trailer Boat Club.
Now we play every week at several other venues as well : the PINT Club, BUFF Club and the Darwin Bowls Club. Lessons are also conducted once a month at Tracy Village.
As a club we strive to achieve three objectives, which
sets us apart from other Clubs in the area playing bridge.
- A courteous behaviour at the table and sociable attitude
at all times (especially towards Novices)
- Strictly 2-hour sessions of play (playing 12-16 deals),
so that players who need to be at work early next day can be back
- Aiming to improve skill levels of all players, through
regular lessons and coaching sessions conducted each week and an online practice facility.
Our club is not affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation (ABF) and we do not award Master points.
At the present we have about 50 regular members, the majority of which are relative Novices, having only recently started to play bridge.
From now on we plan to grow slowly, restricting our regular membership to 60 members at the most, in order to maintain the happy social nature of our club.
Who can join us ?
We are a tight knit social club playing bridge (using duplicate bridge as the bonding medium), not a bridge club with a social touch.
In principle we only accept new members through our Beginners Courses.
Players from other bridge clubs are not admitted to our club sessions.
However our members may invite guests for a short period of time (up to a month). Such visitors may become regular members provided they are sponsored by 4 regular club members, including at least two Directors.