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

to bid or not to bid ...?

reporting from
Trumps July Congress.

No letters received this month

 "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 30th June.
This award is based on masterpoints earned at
NSW Congresses held
under the auspices of NSWBA
during the year.

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.

Please send any articles to the editor, john@bridgeclub.com.au
Editor: John McIlrath                              August 2014
First Name, hi

Well, the 2014 ANC has been now run and won!

Firstly, congratulations to the NSW Women's team of Nevena Djurovic, Rena Kaplan, Pauline Evans, Giselle Mundell, Patsy McCartney, Cathryn Herden, Julian Foster (NPC) who won the Women's division of the Interstate Teams.

Secondly, well done too to the NSW Open team of Peter Buchen, Terry Brown, Nicoleta Giura,  Nick Hughes, David Beauchamp, Nye Griffiths, Paul Lavings (NPC) who were runners up in the Open.

Thirdly, thank you to all our players that competed in all the events.

To Marcia Scudder, the tournament organiser and her team of helpers, a huge congratulation from us all on an extremely well run championships, ANC, Butler and Congress.

All details can be found on the official 
website, including all the full results.

August Congresses in NSW - local clubs

Aug 3 (Sun)              Ingleburn RSL Bridge Club Teams
Aug 9-10 (Sat-Sun)  
Wagga Wagga Bridge Club Pairs/Teams
Aug 9-10 (Sat-Sun)  
Moree Bridge Club Open Pairs
Aug 10 (Sun)           
Peninsula Bridge Club Swiss Pairs
Aug 24 (Sun)           
Kings and Queens Teams
Aug 24 (Sun)            Tweed Bridge Club Winter Teams 

Aug 24 (Sun)            Toronto Bridge Club Annual Congress Teams
Aug 31 (Sun)            Trumps Bridge Centre Friendly Pairs

Sep 6/7 (Sat/Sun)       Blue Mountains Bridge Club Inc
                                  Bygone Beautys Bridge Congress

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)

13-14 Sept
Central Coast Bridge Club Novice Congress Pairs/Teams
14 Sept Hunters Hill Congress (Separate section if sufficient      numbers)

1-2 Nov Sydney Spring Nationals

Last year the Ted Chadwick Restricted Pairs made its successful debut at the Sydney Spring Nationals.  This year we would like to offer a new event exclusively for all those players with fewer than 100 Masterpoints.  It will be called the Novice Swiss Pairs.  All players in this category are invited to come and enjoy the buzz of a National Event.  You can earn GOLD Masterpoints, while playing against opponents of similar experience.  We need an entry of 24 pairs (12 tables) for the Novice Pairs be a separate event to the Restricted Pairs, so get your entries in and encourage your friends to come with you.  Click HERE to see the website, and online entry facility.

16 Nov
Central Coast BC Almost Summer Novice/Restricted Teams

Matthew rules on ...
"Playing the wrong cards".
Read about it .. 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)


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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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