reports from
"Over the Hill"

went to Hunters Hill Congress and discusses some significant
bidding decisions.

from the Editor of the revamped NSWBA Newsletter. Can you contribute? First edition is here, if you have not seen it.
Read Steve's letter HERE
Submission to:- editor@nswba.com.au 

 "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 August.
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                              October 2014
First Name, hi

Our next major event in New South Wales is the Sydney Spring Nationals, starts 29th October. (Something for everyone)
  • Open Teams, 29-31 Oct, then Final series
  • Restricted Teams, 29-30 Oct
  • Open Pairs, 1-2 Nov
  • Restricted & Novice Pairs, 1-2 Nov
    We need an entry of 24 pairs (12 tables) for the Novice Pairs be a separate event to the Restricted Pairs
  • Seniors & Womens Teams, 3-5 Nov, then Final series
  • Special Oaks Day Pairs 6th Nov
All details and ENTRY methods on the website NOW

October Congresses in NSW - local clubs

Oct 5 (Sun)             Kings & Queens Pairs
Oct 10-12 (Fri-Sun)  Commercial Club (Albury) Super Congress
Oct 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Muswellbrook Bridge Club
Oct 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Tenterfield Contract Bridge Club
Oct 12 (Sun)            Cowra and District Bridge Club
Oct 19 (Sun)            NSWBA Spring Pairs
Oct 25-26 (Sat-Sun)  Dubbo Bridge Club
Oct 25-26 (Sat-Sun)  Tumbarumba Bridge Club
Oct 25-26 (Sat-Sun)  Gunnedah Bridge Club
Oct 26 (Sun)            Parramatta Bridge Club
Oct 26 (Sun)            Port Stephens Bridge Club

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)

29-30 Oct (Wed-Thurs)
Sydney Spring Nationals
                                  Two Men & A Truck Restricted Teams,   for players with less than 300 masterpoints as at 1st July 2014.
Click HERE to see the website, and online entry facility.
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 ...
"So you think you are a fast player!".
Try his short quiz .. HERE

New South Wales STATE events
GNOT Sydney
Metropolitan Final 

Oct 11-12 (Sat-Sun)



at NSWBA, 
Oct 18-19 (Sat-Sun)


National (ABF) events

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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