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First Aid Course Completed: Congratulations to our NBC members who took the opportunity to learn a new skill, under the guidance of Colleen and Jim Kneel from Allens Training. The course was very well presented and enjoyed by all, we can see Jill "sorting out" Janet's suspected fracture and Steve plying his new knowledge to remove an obstruction from the baby. Thank you all for giving up your time to improve our club. [posted Tue 30-May-23]

Noosa Novice Pairs Championship 2023: Our Novice Pairs Championship finished today after two weeks of competition. We were delighted to have 28 pairs competing and a very exciting finish. Week one saw Dave Reid and Julia Caldwell finish on top with 65.78%, followed by Janelle Grady and Ingrid Allen with Karin Glenning and Persephone Lobb finishing third. However week two saw a very different result with Joanne McCarthy and Kerry Rutter on top, Robin Vincent and James Taylor second, and Karin and Persephone in their third position again. Julia and Dave were 8th but their first weeks results were enough to put them into the number one spot, finishing first overall. Congratulations to you both, and to Karin and Persephone finishing second overall and Robyn and James in third position. Well done to all who competed. [posted Sun 21-May-23]

2023 Noosa Pairs Championship: The 2023 Noosa Pairs Championship has concluded. This event attracted 28 pairs and was run over 2 qualifying sessions and 2 final sessions. The Championship was won by Chrissie Baynes and Susan Rodgers with last years winners Gwen King and Simon Andrew in second place. The Plate was won by Eugenie Mooney and Anna Irminger, with Don and Margaret Robertson in second place. Congratulations to all who entered, and thank you to our director plus all our helpers on the day. [posted Wed 17-May-23]

Member Profile: Sue Smith: Susie Osmaston has compiled another fascinating member's profile, this time it is our club secretary and administrator Sue Smith, aka "Saucy Sue", in the limelight! See more... [posted Sat 22-Apr-23]

President's Trophy 2023: The President's Trophy was started in 2011 by president at the time, Lyn Collins. It is run in a field divided by master points and then calculated on handicap. We were very pleased to have a total of 50 pairs competing .Congratulations to the winners of the A division, Lois Gorman and Rosemary Koch and in the B section, Frank Graham and Robert Mallac. [posted Sun 12-Mar-23]

QBA Mixed Teams: Our club hosted the QBA mixed teams event over the weekend, and we were delighted to have 22 teams represented from SE Queensland in a very strong field . The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. The winners of the A grade , once again, were the Ward team, comprising QBA president Richard Ward, Therese Tully, Terry Strong and Jill Magee. Runners up were team Solomon and coming third were the Bugler team. In the B grade we had Team McNamee coming out on top with members Peter McNamee, Pam Hawkins, Lizi French and Sheryl Cullenward. The Robertson team came a close second followed by team Holmes. Thank you to director Peter Busch for managing the field so well and special thanks to congress director Pat Lovell plus her team of helpers, caddies, kitchen and bar staff and all the members who donated cakes, slices and Peter Althaus for his delicious pikelets! [posted Sat 4-Mar-23]

Member Profile: Erika Gartner: Another fascinating member's profile from Susie Osmaston. This time the story is about our much-loved member Erika Gartner, and what an interesting story it is! We go from Erika in Austria, listening to American aircraft flying overhead in WWII, to cooking strudel and dumplings for Aussie farmers! And then of course don't forget Snorkie the pet pig! See more... [posted Mon 23-Jan-23]

Queensland McCutcheons: George McCutcheon was born in Scotland in 1925, graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen, and migrated to Australia in the fifties. In subsequent years he exerted a profound influence on the organisation of bridge in Queensland and Australia. He was responsible for the introduction of a masterpoint scheme in Queensland, and also played a significant role in the establishment of the national masterpoint arrangements. Every year in each State and Nationally the McCutcheons recognise those that have accumulated the most Master Points at their grade level, and this year Noosa Bridge Club had an exceptional year.

Michael Huddart was first in Regional Master category and third nationally and was awarded a James O'Sullivan Award for being first.

Elizabeth Van Vugt was 2nd, and Julie Scott was 3rd in the Bronze State Master category (9th and 14th Nationally).

Julia Caldwell was 3rd in the Local Master category (6th Nationally), David Reid 4th in Graduate Master category (11th Nationally) and Kerry Rutter was 3rd and Joanne McCarthy was 4th in the Nil Master category (11th and 12th Nationally). Click on the link to see a full list of Noosa Club Members who came in the top 20 in their category. Congratulations and well done to everyone! See more... [posted Sun 22-Jan-23]

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Christmas Party 2022: Today we held our Christmas Party with 134 members playing bridge, most staying to enjoy the party that followed. Presentations were made and prize winners announced, including best dressed on the day going to Rhonda Kingston and Doug Byrnes. Thank you to everyone that helped in the kitchen and bar plus all the members that contributed the delicious food we enjoyed. Thank you also to everyone who went to the trouble to dress for the occasion, a great time was had by all. (All the photos can be found under the photos button top right) [posted Thu 8-Dec-22]

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Noosa Swiss Pairs: We were pleased to host the Swiss Pairs event over the weekend with 30 pairs competing in a very strong field. The A grade winners were Adam Rutkowski and Judy Marks with Jim and Lyn Martin coming second. In the B grade the winners were Sue Smith and Pat Lovell with Janelle Kipping and Grace Mathias runners up. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone for competing. Many thanks to director Peter Busch and congress convenor Pat Lovell plus the team of helpers in the kitchen, bar and caddies. Special thanks to our members who contributed all the delicious food that was consumed over the weekend. [posted Sat 19-Nov-22]

Member Profile: Michael Huddart: Our treasurer is under the spotlight in another wonderful member's profile courtesy of Susie Osmaston. See more... [posted Sun 30-Oct-22]

Noosa Spring Pairs 2022: The Noosa Spring Pairs concluded today, after two weeks of competition. On the East side of the room the North South winners were Anna Jadach and David Richards, with Chrissie Baynes and Rozanne Thomas winning East West . On the West side, Tim Ridley and Rosie Green won the North South competition with Adam Hertelendy and Daniel Thiebaud coming on top for East West. Presentations were made following the event, congratulations to all. [posted Sun 23-Oct-22]

Noosa Novice Pairs Congress 2022: Our Novice Pairs Congress was held today, and we had 28 pairs competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. We were delighted to congratulate Eileen Nielsen and Janine Beyer as winners of the A grade, with Sally Simmons and Diedre Fitzgerald runners up. The B grade was won by James Taylor and Robyn Vincent who played very well finishing 6th overall. In second place in the B Grade with an amazing result on the day came Jack Baynes and Steven Lobb. Congratulations to all our winners but a big congratulations to all who took part on the day, some members playing their very first congress. A big thank you to director Peter Busch for ensuring the smooth running of play. Of course, days like these are not possible without our volunteers. Thank you to congress convenor Pat Lovell and to grand master David Harris and President Adam for caddying in the morning and to Sue (in the kitchen all day) and Julie for the afternoon, and also Don Roberston for coming in to open the bar! [posted Tue 18-Oct-22]

Noosa Teams Congress: The Noosa Teams Congress was held today, and we were fortunate to have 24 teams competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into two grades for prize monies. The winner of the A grade was team Collins, comprising Paul Collins, Sue O'Brien, Ken Dawson and Adrienne Kelly. Runners up were the Francis team, and the Luck team were third. In the B grade the winners were the Gibbards Team, Gary and Debbie Gibbards, Hugh Gehrmann and Charlene Frederiksen. The Scott team came second and team Hertelendy came third. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who came and competed making the event such a sucess. Thank you to our director Peter Busch and Congress Convenor Pat Lovell. Thank you also to our caddies and kitchen helpers, plus the bar staff and our members who donated the delicious food we all enjoyed throughout the day. Special mention must go to caddies Julia and Jack who put in that extra effort dressing to match (see photo), and our last minute team of Adam, Susie, Helen and Dawn who had never played together before but put in a wonderful effort finishing in third place in the B Grade. [posted Sat 10-Sep-22]

The history of the Four Kings: Our club member and director Gayna Ryan has done some research into the history of the four kings in the deck of playing cards and found some very interesting facts. Thanks Gayna for compiling this article. See more... [posted Fri 19-Aug-22]

Member Profile: Robyn Vincent: What an interesting life Robyn has led, filled with adventure! Thank you Susie Osmaston for another amazing story. See more... [posted Thu 4-Aug-22]

And the winner is........ NOOSA!: The Interclub Teams Championship for 2022 was held on the 30th July, where teams from the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra, Coolum and Noosa competed across three grades for the trophy. Noosa had not won this trophy since 2016, so we were delighted to come away with a win! Adam is pictured receiving the trophy from SCCBC President Brian Cordiner, and then taking it home! Absent from the team photo are Ed and Jan Beckett plus Phylly and Barry De Lacy, all of whom contributed to our success on the day. A big thank you to all our seven teams for travelling to Buderim and playing so well, who needs masterpoints when we have passion and enthusiasm! [posted Sat 30-Jul-22]

Noosa Teams Championships 2022: The Noosa Teams Championships for 2022 was contested over the last three Fridays, with 18 teams playing in an "all play all" event. The winners were the Ridley team, comprising Tim Ridley, David Harris, Rosemary Green and Phillipa Barnett with the Huddart team (Michael Huddart, Jean Pearce, Rozanne Thomas and Sandy Long) coming second. Congratulations to all the teams playing, and many thanks to director Steve Murray and all the organisers, and helpers. [posted Thu 28-Jul-22]

Noosa Swiss Pairs Congress 2022: Our Noosa Swiss Pairs Congress was held on June 16 and we were delighted to have 40 pairs competing. The competition was played as one field but divided into three grades for prize monies. Winners of the A grade were Di Jones and Alison Walker(pictured right), with Neville Francis and Patrick Bugler coming second. In the B grade, winners were Adam Hertelendy and Jean Pearce with Amanda Harburg and Caroline Collie runners up. The C grade winners were Sally Simmons and Joan Reeve with Anna Jadach and Louise Ryan close behind. Congratulations to all and special thanks to our many "stand by" pairs who filled in at the last moment, with the large numbers of withdrawals due to ill health. A big thank you to our Congress Convenor Pat Lovell and Secretary Sue Smith for their efforts to keep the places filled so the congress could go ahead. Many thanks to director Peter Busch for his skilful directing and to our caddies and kitchen helpers, plus all those who donated food for the day. Special mention must go to our beginners Jill Yeatman and Janet Young, plus Joanne McCarthy and Kerry Rutter for competing, we are very proud of you! [posted Wed 15-Jun-22]

Members Profile : John Fields: So much we didn't know about John! What an interesting story and amazing life, well worth the read. Thank you Susie for this well written article. See more... [posted Tue 26-Apr-22]

Members Profile: Warwick Newton: Warwick is a member of our management committee and thanks to this very interesting article written by Susie Osmaston we can read what a "jack of all trades" he is. Let us know when your book "Larrikins I Have Known" hits the shelves Warwick! See more... [posted Mon 31-Jan-22]

Members Profile : Isabel Michie: Isabel is our Members Liaison and Charity Events Coordinator and thanks to this eloquent article written by Susie Osmaston we can see what a serendipitous series of events it was that brought Isabel to our Noosa Bridge Club. Thank you Susie for another wonderful members profile. See more... [posted Sat 6-Nov-21]

Members Profile :  Barry De Lacy: What an interesting life Barry has lead, very adventurous! A wonderful article thank you Susie Osmaston. See more... [posted Tue 3-Aug-21]

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