About South Canberra Bridge Club


Our Wednesday face-to-face sessions at the Woden Southern Cross Club are:

• Morning (new initiative, all welcome): Community Rooms 1 & 2, be there by 9:30am for a 9:45am start. Note the later starting time from 12 May

• Evening: Community Room 2, be there by 7pm for a 7:15pm start.

Our Thursday evening sessions are on BBO, conducted jointly with Capital Bridge Club. Please be online at 7.05pm for a 7.15 start


The Committee has developed a Covid-19 Safety Plan to manage our return to face-to-face bridge

To play face to face:

• you must have read the Plan here and agree to abide by the protocols it contains

• please register online on the Calendar to attend the session. The person registering the partnership will get a confirmation email.

• physical distancing requirements limit the number of tables we can have to 9 tables at night, daytime has a greater capacity (currently 13).

• The Club Calendar has been set to not allow new entries once 18 (evening) or 26 (morning) pairs have registered.

• PLEASE CANCEL OR EDIT your entry if it turns out that you or your partner are unable to play. Use the link in the confirmation email or contact the convenor.

• Contact one of our matchmakers if you need a partner or if you wish to be considered if someone drops out late.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start in the Community Room, Woden Southern Cross Club

• On arrival at the Southern Cross Club, you must check-in using their QR code.

• Show your check-in to our session administrator when you sign in for bridge.

• bring the exact table money, as change will not be given ($4 for members and Wed morning trial, $6 for guests at the evening session).


These sessions are run thanks to an arrangement between BridgeBaseOnline and the Australian Bridge Federation.

We play at https://www.bridgebase.com on Thursday nights

• Register for event between 5.15pm & 7pm, be logged in again by 7.05pm for a 7.15 pm start.

• Table money is 3BB$ (pre-purchase online – use a computer, not a smart phone or tablet).

• ABF masterpoints are awarded.

• Visitors welcome.

To play, you must:

• be registered with BBO (free)

• your username must be recorded on our club’s ‘include’ list on BB0, (which also incorporates the ABF list)

• for masterpoints, be signed up to the ABF’s mailing list (you can opt out of advertising material).

Click Contact Us via the menu bar to get in touch if you:

• need to add your BBO username to our ‘include’ list (this is particularly useful if your regular club isn't running any BBO sessions)

• need a partner arranged in advance of the session

• would like a friendly practice session on BBO to get used to it, or

• haven't been receiving club members’ emails.

BBO Instructions for registering/play etc

Information on BB$


ABF weekly nationwide red point events:

• Every Sunday starting at 2.30pm - Novice, Restricted and Open categories; You need to be on the ABF 'include list' by 6pm the night before the session.

Check if you are on the ABF (not SCBC) BBO 'include list'

ABF Events Calendar.

NSW Bridge Association calendar. This site has a very useful filter to group events by type.

The following events from those calendars may be of interest:

Upcoming online Congresses (to end April)

•15 May - BBO - Coffs Harbour Bridge Club Online Swiss Pairs

• 5 June - RealBridge - MasterBridge Online June Swiss Matchpoint Pairs

Upcoming face-to-face events

• ABF - Western Senior Pairs – Perth May 15-16

• Australia Wide Novice Pairs May 25-31

• ABF - Victor Champion Cup – Melbourne June 10-14

• ABF - Illawarra Bridge Association Chris Diment Memorial Congress June 12 - 13

• ABF - Mollymook Bridge Club Congress September 11- 12

Club Champions for 2019 - Michael Donnelly and Phil Clark

How to find us?

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We play face to face at the Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna Street Woden, in Community Room No 2, which is downstairs from Reception on level B1.

Car parking:

• Undercover parking is available at the Club, accessed from Corinna St.

• If the club carpark is full, free parking is available nearby from 5.30pm.

Access to the Community Rooms for persons with a disability:

• Designated parking spots are available on level G.

• A lift near the club entrance will take you to level B1. Turn right out of the lift

• Disabled access doors to the Community Rooms are on your left. Press the buzzer, hold your membership card up to the scanner and reception will admit you.

• Alternatively, park on level B1 and walk to the disabled access doors.

A stop for the North bound R4 and R5 buses is just around the corner on Callum St.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 6049 Mawson ACT 2607

Weekly Duplicate

Tea, coffee, food and drinks can be purchased upstairs in the main dining area. SCBC strongly values the patronage of the Southern Cross Club and we ask all our members and visitors to respect this by leaving the room in a neat condition.

The CSCC supports a large number of local community groups, schools and charities. SCBC greatly appreciates this support, and you can add your membership number to direct your support to the South Canberra Bridge Club Link to CSCC Community Rewards

We attempt to provide a partner for visitors - just contact our Matchmaker listed in the 'Contact Us' .

The table money and annual membership cost is in the "About Us" tab under "Fees" at the top of this page.


SCBC is an ABF affiliated club and Masterpoints are awarded at all sessions. We occasionally run Special Events such as our Annual Congress and Event Nights and they will be advertised at the top of this page.

You are most welcome to join the club. The Annual Membership cost is in the "About Us" tab under "Fees" at the top of this page. Note your ABF number is required to gain ABF Masterpoints from SCBC sessions.