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

Rakesh wishes you ...
a slammish 2015!!

He reports here from two congress in early January. Trumps and Double Bay

Your Association is pleased to acknowledge this 2015 Award.
There will be four categories.
  • Open
  • Intermediate <750 MPs
  • Restricted <300 MPS
  • Novice <100 MPS
Our first progressive list will be in next month's eCongress News

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

Offering you the best value wine deals in Australia. ABF members will receive a 7% discount on all wine purchases (minimum order 1 dozen bottles). FLYER
If you missed out on the tastings at SFOB, here are the NOTES

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Editor: John McIlrath                              February 2015
First Name hi,
The Canberra Summer Festival is now behind us. Did you see all the results and congratulate your friends. Results are HERE
Winners of the 2015 National Open Teams:
LAZER team - Andy Braithwaite, Michael Ware, Matthew McManus, Warren Lazer, Pauline Gumby & Ian Robinson

For the second half of February there will be the usual mass exodus to the Gold Coast Congress. Check their website HERE

In the meantime, why not enter one of our weekend Congresses to get that last minute practice.

Why not follow the 2015 Open & Women's Australian Teams Playoff? Website is HERE Being played at Coogee Bay Hotel, Coogee from Jan 31st to Feb 5th featuring 13 of Australia's top teams.

New  ... New ... New

NSWBA is pleased to announce a new event ESPECIALLY for SENIORS and residents of NEW SOUTH WALES.
NSWBA is sponsoring a Seniors On-Line Bridge Festival during Senior's Week 14th - 22nd March. For more information go to the website Here The event is open to ALL bridge players whether they are affiliated or not. You just need to be a NSW resident and over the age 60. It's free to enter, all you need is a computer and a log-in. Our tournament Director, Maureen Adedayo will be very happy to assist anyone playing on-line for the first time. Please email her.

February Congresses in NSW - local clubs 
Sat - Sun 7th/8th       Armidale Bridge Club Swiss Pairs
Sun 8th                 Kings and Queens Swiss Pairs
Sat - Sun 14th/15th   Great Lakes Bridge Club Teams
Sun 15th                Trumps Bridge Centre Summer Teams
Sun 15th                   Canberra Bridge Club Valentines' Teams
Sat-Sun 28th & 1/3    Griffiths Ex-Servicemens Bridge Club

Mar 1 (Sun)               Forbes Bridge Club Swiss Pairs

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

Matthew alludes here to four situations where he sees partnerships consistently "get into trouble" and  suggests -
"Let's talk about ......"
(Ed. Matthew was a member of the winning NOT team, playing with Michael Ware from NZ, a system called CRUNCH. They had to talk about a large number of bids, of that I can assure you.)

National (ABF) events

All players welcome to come to the Gold Coast Congress

21st to 28th February 2015

Website                    Information Brochure HERE


Broker's Invitation Letter HERE

Novice & Restricted Pairs
11th & 12th April 2015
hosted by Brisbane Water Bridge Club -

ITS Seniors
16th & 17th May 2015
hosted by NSWBA

ITS Youth
17th May 2015
hosted by NSWBA

Mixed Pairs
23rd & 24th May 2015
hosted by NSWBA

Veterans Pairs
10th to 12th July 2015
hosted by Bowral Bridge Club -

1st August 2015
hosted by NSWBA

Open Pairs
14th & 15th Nov 2015
hosted by NSWBA

Novice & Restricted Teams
5th & 6th Dec 2015
hosted by Brisbane Water Bridge Club