Sydney Spring Nationals a Great Success

Over 700 bridge players came from all over the country to participate in the Sydney Spring Nationals at Canterbury Racecourse which was held from 21st – 29th October. After a series of competitive matches of teams and pairs, the Jacaranda Pairs on the 29th was held in conjunction with the finals of the Women's and Seniors' Teams. More than 20 players showed up in purple and enjoyed a fun game in style.

Please find all results, pictures and eBulletin on the Sydney Spring Nationals HERE.

There was a variety of congresses organized by local clubs last month, let them share their delightful experience with you

Wollstonecraft Bridge Club Matchpoint Pairs
– a full room with maximum entry of 20 tables on the 27th September

Tamworth Bridge Club Swiss Pairs Congress
– a pleasant and friendly congress on the weekend of the 26th and 27th September

Tenterfield Swiss Pairs
– This bridge mileage club run their 16th Annual Congress on the weekend of the 10th and 11th October

Pennant Hills Bridge Club Swiss Teams Congress
– a successful 47 team congress with positive feedback from players

Results and photos of all congresses can be found HERE.

Wollstonecraft Pairs winners – Heather Cusworth and Peter Jeffery.
Malcolm Saunders and Ian Price from Armidale won the Tenterfield Swiss Pairs.
Open Teams winners in the Pennant Hills Congress: John Newman, David Wiltshire, Pauline Gumby and Warren Lazer.
Upcoming Events
Events highlights from 31st October to 6th December. Click HERE to view congresses in the full year.

Congresses In NSW Local Clubs
Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun) Bathurst and District Bridge Club Central West Novice Tournament
Pairs and Teams
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Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun) Gunnedah Bridge Club
Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun ) Tumbarumba Bridge Club
Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Nov 1 (Sun) Parramatta Bridge Club Foundation Day TeamsEvent Details > 

Nov 1 (Sun) Port Stephens Bridge Club Annual Congress
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Nov 7 – 8 (Sat – Sun) Southern Highlands Bridge Club 24th Annual Congress
Open Swiss Pairs, Restricted Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Nov 8 (Sun) Trumps Bridge Centre Spring Teams
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Nov 15 (Sun) NSWBA Spring Swiss Pairs
Swiss Pairs
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Nov 21 – 22 (Sat – Sun) Taree Bridge Club
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Nov 22 (Sun) Ballina Bridge Club
Open and Restricted Teams
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Nov 22 (Sun) Manly Leagues Bridge Club
Margaret Smith Memorial Teams
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Dec 5 – 6 (Sat – Sun) Goulburn Bridge Club
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Dec 6 (Sun) Wollstonecraft Bridge Club
Swiss Pairs
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State Events
Nov 14 – 15 (Sat – Sun) NSWBA State Open Pairs Chamipionship

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Dec 5 – 6 (Sat – Sun) Brisbane Water Bridge Club (Woy Woy)
State Novice and Restricted Teams
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National (ABF) Events

Nov 14 – 15 (Sat – Sun) BAWA Golden West Swiss Pairs
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Nov 27 – 30 (Fri – Mon) ABF GNOT National Final
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Dec 5 – 6 (Sat – Sun) ABF Youth Triathon
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Featured Articles
We didn't plan it, but there are always moments that we end up in "crazy" contracts. Rakesh Kumar shared with you his experience of these absurd contracts in recent congresses and how he turned these moments into a happy ending.
Read the article of Crazy Contracts by Rakesh Kumar.
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Have you noticed that there is a new design on the NSWBA website to easily access to Matthew McManus' articles? Matthew McManus has been heavily involved in the Sydney Spring Nationals this month and would like to invite you to try this new page.
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Congress Player
of the Year

Your Association is pleased to acknowledge this 2015 Award. There will be four categories.

• Open
• Intermediate < 750 MPs
• Restricted < 300 MPs
• Novice < 100 MPs

Click HERE for our current "interim" list, as at
31st August 2015.

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

So how are masterpoints updated? Why haven't they been processed yet? Julian Foster, the Chairman of NSWBA, answers players' common question "Why haven't I got my masterpoints yet?"
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