NSW repeated our performance from 2017 by qualifying for all 4 finals and winning 3 of them. Once again there was an excellent spirit among the teams who all supported each other. Our distinctive blue team jackets also meant we stood out everywhere we went (as well as keeping us warm)!
The Youth team dominated their round robin, but then had to come from behind to beat SA in the final, completing a 3rd successive win in the event.
The Seniors won their round-robin and also comfortably beat ACT in the final.
The Open finished 2nd in the round robin, beat Victoria in the 2nd v 3rd playoff, and came from behind in the last set to win the final against ACT.
The Women also finished 2nd in the round robin, comfortably beat SA in the 2nd v 3rd playoff, and narrowly lost to WA in the final.
The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at TRUMPS on Sunday November 11, 2018.
Good luck to all of our representative teams who will be competing in the Interstate Teams in Hobart, 29 July - 3 August
The World Bridge Federation has announced that a Mixed Teams Event will be added to the Open, Women's and Seniors' divisions at the World Teams Championships in odd numbered years. The playoff to select the 2019 Australian Mixed team will be held at the NSWBA on January 25-28, 2019.
The NSWBA is seeking player feedback on the scheduling of the Women’s and Senior’s Interstate Selection events in 2019. If you have some interest in playing either of these events (Seniors must be born before 1 Jan 1959), please complete the relevant survey. Each is quite short and should take you less than 2 minutes to complete.
The Australian Bridge Directors Association (ABDA) will be holding a seminar on Saturday-Sunday 17-18 November, 2018 at 6 Duff Place, Deakin, convener, Sean Mullamphy.
The presenters are currently working on the programme that will be passed on to all concerned.
The Seminar will be open to all. However, travel subsidies will only be available to current financial members.
The State Mixed Pairs was held at the NSWBA on May 26-27.
The joint winners were Susan Humphries - Kevin Rosenberg and Warren Lazer - Pauline Gumby.
The State Country Mixed Pairs was won by Bill Powell and Marjorie Askew.
George Finikiotis and Liz Fanos won the Autumn Swiss Pairs Congress.