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

Please meet
Leigh Mathison

reporting from
Brisbane Water Super Congress.

found Diamonds

went looking and found them at Diamond Bay
Kings & Queens Congress.

from Hawkes Nest - "Another episode of how "not" to to bid with an amazing final act!!"

 "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 July.
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                              September 2014
First Name, hi

Did you know that Australia fielded two teams in the 15th World Youth Teams Championship in Istanbul during August? Details of the teams can be found HERE. The results can be found HERE. Our Juniors finished 10th of 22 countries and the Girls finished 4th, in the qualifying, of 13 countries.
Australia (ABF) is sending two teams to the 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships in Glasgow from 8th to 13th September. Details of the teams can be found HERE. Good luck to all our players. 
Our next major event in New South Wales is the Sydney Spring Nationals, starts 29th October. All details on the website NOW

September Congresses in NSW - local clubs

Sep 6 (Sat) - 7 (Sun)  Blue Mountains Bridge Club Inc
Sep 12(Fri)-14(Sun)    Sapphire Coast Bridge Club
Sep 13(Sat)-14(Sun)
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc Teams
Sep 13(Sat )-14(Sun)  Central Coast Novice Congress
Sep 14(Sun)              
Hunters Hill Bridge Club Teams
Sep 14(Sun)              
Lismore Bridge Club Restricted Pairs
Sep 19(Fri)-21(Sun)   
Canberra Bridge Club Spring Congress
Sep 20(Sat)-21(Sun)  
Great Lakes Bridge Club Annual Congress
Sep 20(Sat)-21(Sun)  
Glen Bridge Club 45th Annual Congress Pairs
Sep 21(Sun)               Pennant Hills Bridge Club Teams
Sep 27(Sat)-28 (Sun) 
Mollymook Bridge Club
Sep 28(Sun)               Wollstonecraft Bridge Club Pairs

Oct 5(Sun)                
Kings and Queens Swiss Pairs

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 asks ...
"How hard is bidding?".
Read about it .. HERE

New South Wales STATE events

at North Shore, starts Tuesday 2nd Sept


at NSWBA, starts Monday 8th Sept

National (ABF) events

BAWA Hans Rosendorff Memorial Congress
Restricted Swiss Pairs BROCHURE

Women's Teams BROCHURE

Sept 20 (Sat) - 21 (Sun)

NSWBA Spring Nationals

Oct 29 (Wed) - Nov 6 (Thu)


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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