TOOWONG BRIDGE CLUB

Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to Toowong Bridge Club.

Vale Ross Dick: We are sorry to hear of the passing of Ross Dick who was a great force in getting Toowong Bridge Club to become one of the largest clubs in Australia.

Family and friends of Ross are invited to attend Funeral Prayers in St Ignatius Catholic Church, 30 Kensington Terrace, Toowong, on Tuesday, 25th February, at 10.30 a.m., followed by Burial at Toowong Cemetery.

Here are a few of his achievements:

  • As a member of the Clubhouse Building Committee, he was involved in preparing submissions for the leasing of Roy Street land.
  • He taught many of our Club's players, taking both beginner classes and supervised play for many years as well as holding intermediate lessons several times a year.
  • He was oo-editor of the Club newsletter.
  • While Club President for six consecutive years from 1992, the Club membership grew to Toowong being one of the largest Clubs in Australia.
  • As well as being an Accredited QBA congress director, he directed Tuesday morning, our largest session, for many years.
  • As Head Director he delivered comprehensive workshops for new and practising Club directors.
  • He was a great supporter of the Club library and enjoyed tending the garden.
  • He was honoured by being given Honorary Life Membership in 1998.
  • Later in life he was the author of two bridge books, popular with improving players.
  • He attained the level of Silver Grand Master.
  • [posted Wed 19-Feb-20]

    Where visitors are always welcome:
    Just arrive with your partner 15 minutes prior to play. Click here for Times of Play.

    Need a partner? Come to any daytime session, Monday to Friday, and we will provide one, or for a more permanent arrangement contact Chris Farr on 0417 736 024 or partnerfinder10@gmail.com

    You'll find us 3.8 km west of the city centre at 22 Roy Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane - on Dunmore Park, (close to Wesley Hospital.) Phone: 3871 0661.

    The club is well positioned for car access off Coronation Drive or Milton Road, each with convenient links to the South East Freeway, the Western Freeway and Brisbane's northern suburbs. Off-street car parking is available with spaces reserved for people with a disability. There is wheelchair access as well as wheelchair toilets and an automatic entry door. Public transport is available within easy walking distance at nearby Auchenflower and Milton rail stations, as well as bus stops on Coronation Drive and Milton Road.

    As one of the largest clubs in Australia we offer a wide program to meet the needs and interests of beginning, improving and experienced players. The club has been awarded an ABF Certificate of Achievement in Teaching by the Australian Bridge Federation in recognition of the high standard of its education program.

    The Toowong Bridge Club is a friendly, inclusive club which adopts best practice approaches and engages with the broader community. We welcome new members and guest players, so if you would like to know more click contact.

    We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring you have an enjoyable day.

    [posted Fri 1-Jan-16]

    Toowong IMP Pairs Congress held on 2nd February: Congratulations to the winners. Thank you Alan Gibson for directing and all the volunteers who made the day a success. See more... [posted Sun 2-Feb-20]


    The Early Days of Queensland Bridge.: Kim thought she would not find this document interesting however she has now read it twice as it is a fascinating read. The link is https://www.qldbridge.com.au/qba/qldHistory.php. The author of these articles is ABF Historian Keith Ogborn historian@abf.com.au. The major source for these articles is Trove, available on the National Library website at www.nla.gov.au/. Should readers wish to check a particular fact or see the full original source, a search in Trove for the approximate date should find the reference, or the Author will be pleased to assist. [posted Wed 1-Jan-20]


          
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