• July Congresses in NSW - local clubs
  • NSW State Events coming up....
  • National (ABF) events

gets all "woolly"

reporting from
Wollstonecraft Congress!!!

 "Congress Player of the Year"
Your Association is pleased to acknowledge this 2014 Award.
There will be four categories.
  • Open
  • Intermediate <750 MPs
  • Restricted <300 MPS
  • Novice <100 MPS
Click HERE for our current list,
as at 31st May.
This award is based on masterpoints earned at
NSW Congresses held
under the auspices of NSWBA
during the year.

starring Oscar winners Diane Keaton & Michael Douglas. Directed by Rob Reiner, who also directed Oscar nominated films:-
When Harry Met Sally
A Few Good Men
The Princess Bride
Stand by Me.
Win a double pass
just ring Liz at NSWBA - 92648111
She has 10 double passes to give to members to attend the
preview screening on Monday 4th August at Event Cinemas, George St, Sydney.
View the trailer clicking  HERE

Insurance benefits
for ABF registered players

Are you fully aware of the great benefits of the ABF Travel Insurance Scheme? Click HERE

Receive YOUR ABF discounted accommodation in hotels in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe. Visit their website at

Escapes Direct
offers limited time only domestic and international luxury travel deals that are not only the best price available on the market at the time, but sometimes with selected add-ons (eg wi-fi, breakfast, dinners, spa treatments etc) that normally incur additional costs. Get into the habit of regularly checking their website  for domestic and international travel deals available to members of ABF affiliated clubs.

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Editor: John McIlrath                              July 2014
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A message from the ANC organiser, Marcia Scudder.

Sydney's ANC is almost upon us at Canterbury Park Racecourse on 12th - 24th July.  There are events for ALL comers - from the Novice player, right through to the expert level. General FLYER. Restricted FLYER
As an added touch, you can mix your bridge session with horse racing on the track outside at fun Congress events running on both Wednesdays, the 16th and 23rd July.  These events are designed to allow you to watch each race from the grandstand and maybe even have a flutter.

All details are in the full brochure
(here) and the website

EARLY BIRD discount
Entries received and fully paid by 30th June for the Open and Women's Butler Stage 1 will receive a discount of $25 per pair.
"The Year of the Horse"
Come to the

July Congresses in NSW - local clubs

July 5-6 (Sat-Sun)    Taree Bridge Club Teams
July 6 (Sun)            
Trumps Bridge Centre Winter Teams
July 12 - 23             
NSWBA Canterbury Guineas Congress
July 26-27(Sat-Sun)
Brisbane Water Bridge Club Super Congress
July 26-27 (Sat-Sun) Grafton Bridge Club Swiss Butler Pairs  


Aug 3 (Sun)              Ingleburn RSL Bridge Club Teams

Brochure, entry and further information can also be found on NSWBA web-site. Click

Special Congresses for YOU and your peers.
Play with people at your level.
(No sharks allowed)

12-13 July
NSWBA Canterbury Guineas Restricted Pairs & Teams
19-20 July
NSWBA Butler Pairs Restricted Championship (GOLD) or
Canterbury Guineas Novice Butler Pairs BROCHURE
26-27 July

Brisbane Water BC (Woy Woy) Super Congress - Novice and Restricted Pairs & Teams BROCHURE
13-14 Sept
Central Coast Bridge Club Novice Congress Pairs/Teams BROCHURE
16 Nov
Central Coast BC Almost Summer Novice/Restricted Teams

Matthew asks ...
"What happens most often at the bridge table?".
Read his answers .. HERE

New South Wales STATE event

Saturday 2nd August at 10:00am

National (ABF) events

BAWA Swan River Open Swiss Pairs

Aug 9 (Sat)-10 (Sun)


Coffs Coast Gold Congress

Aug 12 (Tue) - Aug 17 (Sun)


NTBA Territory Gold Bridge Festival

Aug 27 (Wed)-31 (Sun)


The ABF Management Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Get Wines Direct, Australia’s largest stand-alone online wine retailer.
This company has access to value, quality wines from a wide range of domestic and international suppliers and offers a 100% money-back guarantee on all their products.
Members of ABF affiliated clubs are offered a 7% discount off already discounted wine prices. Just make sure that you select NSWBA, your State Association and state the promotion code ‘bridge’ to receive your discount.
NSWBA will receive 3% of total wine purchases made by members. See the latest ADVERT.

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