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Celebrity Speakers Talk Coffs Harbour Gold Congress

  • Opal Cove Resort Opal Boulevard Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450 Australia (map)

Major Suit Raises: The Drury Convention - Joan Butts

10.15 - 11am

Joan has represented her country in world championships.  Her passion is teaching bridge, and for the past 25 years she has owned and operated a club in Brisbane. Since 2011 she has been the ABF Teaching Coordinator and in this capacity has run training programs to introduce bridge educators to the latest methods. Joan now also offers her lessons and videos on her website which caters for newer players and allows the user to play lots of interactive hands.


Bridge Myths & Truths  - David Beauchamp

11.15am - 12pm

David has been playing for close to 40 years and lives in Sydney. He is a full-time professional bridge player. His bridge partners have included Khokan Bagchi, Matthew Thompson and Warren Lazer.  He represented Australia in the Bridge Olympiad in Rhodes in 1996. As a professional, David has done it all -– director, teacher, supervised teacher, player and mentor. During recent times his focus has been on teaching. 

This event is free, but please RSVP to secure your place. Email your full name and phone number to Phil Houlton:


Earlier Event: August 7
The Art of Balancing & Safety Plays
Later Event: August 22
Modern Competitive Bidding