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2018 Draft Calendar

Applications for congresses and holidays in 2018 are now open.

Any queries about the calendar should be sent to the Congress and State Events Co-ordinator:

To apply for a congress/holiday fill in the online application form: Online Congress and Holiday Application Form

Applications have been received and processed from the following clubs:

Armidale Bridge Club
Ballina Bridge Club
Batemans Bay Bridge Club
Blue Mountains Bridge Club Inc
Bridge with Beauchamp
Brisbane Water Bridge Club (Woy Woy)
Central Coast Bridge Club
Coffs Harbour Bridge Club
Double Bay Bridge Centre
Forbes Bridge Club
Glen Bridge Club
Grafton Bridge Club
Great Lakes Bridge Club
Helane K Tours
Holiday Bridge
Hunters Hill Bridge Club
Illawarra Bridge Association
Inverell Delvyn Bridge Club
Kiama and District Bridge Club
Leeton Soldiers Bridge Club
Lismore Bridge Club
Maitland Bridge Club
Manly Leagues Bridge Club
Mollymook Bridge Club
Muswellbrook Bridge Club
Nambucca Valley Bridge Club
Newcastle Bridge Club
North Shore Bridge Club
NSBC@Lindfield
NSWBA
Orange Bridge Club
Peninsula Bridge Club
Pennant Hills Bridge Club
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc
Sapphire Coast Bridge Club
Taree Bridge Club
Tenterfield Contract Bridge Club
Tilligerry Bridge Club
Tomaree Bridge Club Inc
Wagga Wagga Bridge Club
Watermark Freshwater Bridge Club
Wellington Bridge Club
Wollstonecraft Bridge Club
Yamba Bridge Club

Congresses and holidays for which applications have been received should appear on the draft calendar below.
All dates are draft and are subject to change.

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Club and Contact DetailsEvent & CommentsDateStart TimeType / TablesOnline Entries
December - 2017
Trumps Bridge Centre
Derrick Browne
02 9969 5959
Festival of Bridge Festival Teams
Jan 1 (Mon)Teams
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
January - 2018
Helane K Tours
Helane Knespal
0404 083 913
12 Night Great Barrier Reef Bridge Cruise
Jan 2-14Multi Event
Holiday Bridge
Ron Klinger
02 9958 5589

Director: Ron Klinger
Sydney to Singapore Cruise
Jan 3-21Multi Event
ABF
Director: Matthew McManus
ABF Australian Youth Championships
Jan 6-12Multi Event
Double Bay Bridge Centre
Paul Marston
02 9327 4599

Director: Michael Wilkinson
Entries to:
Swiss Pairs
Jan 7 (Sun)Pairs
25 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
ABF
Roy Nixon
02 6239 2265 or 0423 043 220
ABF Summer Festival of Bridge
Jan 10-21Multi Event
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Open ITS Stage I
Jan 22 - Feb 12 7:30 PMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Open ITS Stage II
Feb 26 - Mar 12 7:30 PMPairs
Open ITS Final
Mar 17-18 10:00 AMPairs
February - 2018
Great Lakes Bridge Club
Sharon Bull
0401 289 294

Director: Tony Howes
Swiss Teams Congress
Feb 10-11 10:00 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
QBA - Broadbeach
Charles Page
(07) 3906 2827 / 0449 758 046
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships
Feb 14-18Teams
QBA - Broadbeach
Therese Tully and Tim Runting
Gold Coast Congress
Feb 16-24Multi Event
Helane K Tours
Helane Knespal
0404 083 913
India, Sri Lanka, Asia Bridge Holiday
14 Nights India, Sri Lanki, Asia Bridge Cruise and Taj Mahal optional add on.
Feb 24 - Mar 11Multi Event
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
ITS Swiss Pairs
Feb 26 - Mar 12 7:30 PMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
March - 2018
Forbes Bridge Club
Judy Kerr
02 6852 1385

Director: David Reddel
Swiss Pairs
Mar 4 (Sun)Pairs
16 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Batemans Bay Bridge Club
Carolyn Bulger
0401 030 855

Director: Bruce Crossman
Walk-in Pairs
Mar 9 (Fri) 7:00 PMPairs
25 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Swiss Pairs
Mar 10 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
50 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Teams
Mar 11 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
50 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Wellington Bridge Club
Peter Reed
02 6845 2540

Director: David Reddel
Congress Swiss Pairs
Mar 10 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Congress Teams
Mar 11 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Armidale Bridge Club
Ian Price (TBC)
0432 153 294

Director: Trevor Strickland (TBC)
Swiss Pairs
Mar 10-11 10:15 AMPairs
16 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc
Freya Luick
02 6584 6765

Director: Ronnie Ng
March Congress Swiss Pairs
Mar 17 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairs
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
March Congress Teams
Mar 18 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Ballina Bridge Club
Marjorie Askew
02 6687 7464
Swiss MP Pairs
Mar 17 (Sat) 9:00 AMPairs
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Teams
Mar 18 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
NSBC@Lindfield
Michael Prescott
0435 528 872
Swiss Pairs
Mar 18 (Sun)Pairswww.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Kiama and District Bridge Club
John Hetherington
0415 526 977

Director: Jeff Carberry
Novice Swiss Pairs
Mar 18 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairs
18 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Bridge with Beauchamp
Anita Curtis
0405 449 767

Director: David Beauchamp
Hunter Valley Experience
Mar 19-22Multi Event
TBA - Launceston
Catherine Elliott
0407 535 197
Tasmanian Festival of Bridge
Mar 22-25Multi Event
Central Coast Bridge Club
Stephanie Mathews
0421 827 323

Director: Matthew McManus
Super Congress Pairs
Mar 23 (Fri) 9:30 AMPairs
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Super Congress Swiss Pairs
Mar 24 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
56 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Super Congress Teams
Mar 25 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
56 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
April - 2018
Watermark Freshwater Bridge Club
John McIlrath
0437 274 343

Director: John McIlrath
In the Name of Bridge - Southern Explorer
Apr 6-16Multi Event
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Women's ITS Qualifying
Apr 6 (Fri) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Women's ITS Final
Apr 7-8 10:00 AMPairs
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
WITS Swiss Pairs
Apr 8 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Sapphire Coast Bridge Club
Lewis Seychell
02 6495 2605

Director: John McIlrath
Swiss Pairs
Apr 14 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
Apr 15 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Inverell Delvyn Bridge Club
Don Learmonth
02 6722 5503

Director: Bruce Tier
Pairs
Apr 21-22Pairs
18 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Seniors' ITS Qualifying
Apr 22 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Seniors' ITS Final
May 5-6 10:00 AMPairs
Peninsula Bridge Club
Alan Davies
02 8407 9412
Teams
Clashes with SITS Qualifying
Apr 22 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Tilligerry Bridge Club
Pat Healey
02 4982 4109

Director: John McIlrath
Swiss Pairs
Apr 22 (Sun) 9:30 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
SABF - Adelaide
Jinny Fuss
0419 843 809

Director: David Anderson
Autumn Nationals
Apr 26-30Multi Event
Yamba Bridge ClubTenth Annual Congress Swiss Pairs
Apr 28-29 10:00 AMPairs
30 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Southern Highlands Bridge Club - Highlands Golf Club, Mittagong
Craig Curry
0410 478 024 (Tony Lye, Co-organiser)
State Novice and Restricted Pairs
Apr 28-29 10:00 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Taree Bridge Club
Judy Scott
0408 481 524

Director: Tony Howes
Swiss Pairs
Apr 29 (Sun) 9:30 AMPairs
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
May - 2018
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
SITS Swiss Pairs
May 6 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Youth ITS
May 6 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Maitland Bridge Club
Jenny Coyle
0419 774 807

Director: John McIlrath
Teams
May 6 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
QBA - Townsville
John Tredrea
Barrier Reef Congress
May 14-18Multi Event
BAWA - Perth
Jane Reynolds
0402 074 070
Western Senior Pairs
May 19-20Pairs
Coffs Harbour Bridge Club
Helen Blewitt
0419 523 566

Director: Tony Howes
Teams
May 19-20 10:00 AMTeams
28 tables

NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Teams of Three
May 20 (Sun) 9:45 AMTeams of Threewww.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
State Mixed Pairs Championships
May 26-27 10:30 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Leeton Soldiers Bridge Club
Helen Taylor
02 6953 3117

Director: David Reddel
Swiss Pairs
May 26 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
May 27 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Autumn Swiss Pairs
May 27 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
June - 2018
Illawarra Bridge Association
Jill MacRae
02 4284 8151

Director: Jeff Carberry
Chris Diment Memorial Welcome Pairs
Jun 1 (Fri) 1:30 PMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Chris Diment Memorial Pairs
Jun 2 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Chris Diment Memorial Teams
Jun 3 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeamswww.nswba.com.au
Open
VBA - Melbourne
Kim Frazer
0409 416 128
Victor Champion Cup
Jun 7-11Multi Event
Nambucca Valley Bridge Club
Gayle Keenan
02 6568 7687
Swiss Pairs
Jun 9 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairs
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
Jun 10 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Newcastle Bridge Club
Director: Mathew McManus
Entries to:
Swiss Pairs
Jun 16 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
60 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
Jun 17 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
60 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Wollstonecraft Bridge Club
Nick Hughes
02 9387 6175

Director: Nick Hughes
Teams
Jun 17 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
20 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
NSBC@Lindfield
Michael Prescott
0435 528 872
Restricted and Novice Swiss Pairs
Jun 23 (Sat)Pairs
35 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Restricted and Novice Teams
Jun 24 (Sun)Teams
35 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
North Shore Bridge Club
Michael Prescott
0435 528 872
Bridge Festival Matchpoint Pairs Open Seniors & Womens
Jun 28 (Thu) 10:00 AMPairs
50 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Bridge Festival Creightons Swiss Teams
Jun 29 (Fri) 10:00 AMTeams
50 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Bridge Festival Watermark Swiss Pairs
Jun 30 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairs
50 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Bridge Festival TBIB Swiss Teams
Jul 1 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
50 tables
www.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
NSWBA
Helen Milward
02 9264 8111
Country Teams Zonal Finals Northern
Jun 30 - Jul 1Teams
Country Teams Zonal Finals Outer Metro
Jun 30 - Jul 1Teams
Country Teams Zonal Finals South & West
Jun 30 - Jul 1Teams
Grafton Bridge Club
Frances Hiatt
02 6642 2882

Director: Trevor Strickland
Swiss Pairs
Jun 30 - Jul 1 9:30 AMPairs
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
July - 2018
Brisbane Water Bridge Club (Woy Woy)
Barry Foster
0411 968 240

Director: Matthew McManus & Ronnie Ng
Super Congress Open Swiss Pairs
Jul 7 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
50 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Super Congress Restricted Swiss Pairs
Jul 7 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
30 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Super Congress Teams
Jul 8 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
70 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Holiday Bridge
Ron Klinger
02 9958 5589

Director: Liam Milne
Tangalooma Resort
Jul 8-15Multi Event
TBA - Hobart
Tasmanian Bridge Association
Australian National Championships
Jul 26 - Aug 9Multi Event
Bowral Bridge Club Inc - Bowral Golf Club
Rob Ward
0418 611 908
State Veterans Pairs
Jul 27-29 1:30 PMPairs
18 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Taree Bridge Club
Judy Scott
0408 481 524

Director: Tony Howes
Teams
Jul 28-29 10:00 AMTeams
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Peninsula Bridge Club
Alan Davies
02 8407 9412
Swiss Pairs
Jul 29 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA - Statewide
Warren Lazer
02 9744 1555

Director: Club Directors
State Wide Pairs
Jul 30 - Aug 5Pairs
August - 2018
Orange Bridge Club
Manda Labuschagne
02 6361 3119

Director: David Reddel
Congress Pairs
Aug 4 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
30 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Congress Teams
Aug 5 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
30 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
State Individual
Aug 11 (Sat) 10:00 AMIndividualwww.nswba.com.au
Open
Wagga Wagga Bridge Club
David Brennan
02 6926 5521
40th Annual Congress Swiss Pairs
Aug 11 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
40th Annual Congress Teama
Aug 12 (Sun) 9:15 AMTeams
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Coffs Harbour Bridge Supercongress Association
Phil Houlton
0419 486 333

Director: Tony Howes
Coffs Coast Gold Congress
Aug 14-19Multi Event
BAWA - Perth
Hilary Yovich
08 9341 8116
Swan River Swiss Open Pairs
Aug 25-26Pairs
NSBC@Lindfield
Michael Prescott
0435 528 872
Teams
Aug 26 (Sun)Teamswww.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
NTBA - Darwin
Judy Herring
Territory Gold Bridge Festival
Aug 29 - Sep 2Multi Event
September - 2018
Blue Mountains Bridge Club Inc
Ian Maclean
0411 479744

Director: Ed Barnes
Bygone Beautys Bridge Congress Swiss Pairs
Sep 1 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Bygone Beautys Bridge Congress Teams
Sep 2 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Assoc
Freya Luick
02 6584 6765

Director: Ronnie Ng
Teams
Sep 8-9 10:00 AMTeams
32 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Hunters Hill Bridge Club
Diane Connors
0439 000 133

Director: Mattheew McManus
Teams
BYO LUNCH Refreshments through the day.
Sep 9 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
50 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Lismore Bridge Club
Director: Chris Snook (TBC)
Teams
Sep 9 (Sun)Teams
BAWA
Lynne Milne
Hans Rosendorff Memorial Congress Restricted Swiss Pairs
Sep 15-16Pairs
Hans Rosendorff Memorial Congress Women's Swiss Pairs
Sep 15-16Multi Event
Great Lakes Bridge Club
Sharon Bull
0401 289 294

Director: John McIlrath
Swiss Pairs
Sep 15 (Sat) 9:30 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
Sep 16 (Sun) 9:00 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Glen Bridge Club
Camilla Gilder
0429 822 233

Director: Alan Gibson
Pairs
Sep 15-16 10:00 AMPairs
23 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Spring Teams (incorporating the State Open Teams Metropolitan Final)
Sep 16 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeamswww.nswba.com.au
Open
Illawarra Bridge Association
Jill MacRae
02 4284 8151

Director: Jeff Carberry
Swiss Pairs
Sep 16 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
WBF - OrlandoWorld Bridge Series
Sep 22 - Oct 6Multi Event
NSWBA
Michael Wilkinson
0459 981 124
GNOT Metropolitan Final
Sep 22-23 10:00 AMTeams
Mollymook Bridge Club
Jim Thomas
0428 141 853

Director: Bruce Crossman
Congress Swiss Pairs
Sep 22 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Congress Teams
Sep 23 (Sun) 9:30 AMTeams
24 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
BFACT
John Brockwell
Canberra in Bloom Bridge Festival
Sep 28 - Oct 1Multi Event
NZCBANew Zealand National Congress
Sep 29 - Oct 6Multi Event
October - 2018
NSBC@Lindfield
Michael Prescott
0435 528 872
Labour Day MP Pairs
Oct 1 (Mon)Pairswww.northshore.bridge-club.org/bridge/lbc/upcoming-events
Holiday Bridge
Ron Klinger
02 9958 5589

Director: Matthew McManus
Norfolk Island
Oct 7-14Multi Event
Wollstonecraft Bridge Club
Nick Hughes
02 9387 6175

Director: Nick Hughes
Pairs
Oct 7 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairs
20 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Tenterfield Contract Bridge Club
Peter Barry
02 6736 1684

Director: Chris Snook
19th Annual Congress Butler Pairs
Oct 13-14 9:30 AMPairs
25 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
Muswellbrook Bridge Club
Terry Foote
02 6545 3360

Director: Nick Hughes
Pairs
Oct 13 (Sat) 10:30 AMPairs
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Teams
Oct 14 (Sun) 9:15 AMTeams
40 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Pennant Hills Bridge Club
Trish Grigson
02 9484 2996

Director: John McIlrath
Teams
Oct 14 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
50 tables
www.pennanthillsbridge.org.au/events.htm
NSWBA
Mike Prescott
0435 528 872
Sydney Spring Nationals
Oct 17-25Multi Event
Tomaree Bridge Club IncCongress Pairs
Oct 27 (Sat)Pairs
36 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
Congress Teams
Oct 28 (Sun)Teams
36 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
November - 2018
Taree Bridge Club
Judy Scott
0408 481 524

Director: Tony Howes
Teams
Nov 3-4 10:00 AMTeams
26 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
ABF
Jane Rasmussen
02 6239 2265
2019 Australian Open Team Playoff
Nov 10-15Teams
Armidale Bridge Club
Ian Price (TBC)
0432 153 294

Director: Trevor Strickland (TBC)
Teams
Nov 10-11 10:15 AMTeams
16 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Closed
BAWA - Mandurah
Allison Stralow
Golden West Senior Pairs
Nov 16-18Pairs
Manly Leagues Bridge Club
Carolyn Dowling
0414 355 355

Director: John McIlrath
Margaret Smith Memorial Teams
Nov 18 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeams
36 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
State Open Pairs Championship
Nov 24-25 10:30 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
Spring Swiss Pairs
Nov 25 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
ABF - Tweed Heads
Ray Ellaway
Grand National Open Teams Finals
Nov 30 - Dec 3Multi Event
December - 2018
NSWBA - Statewide
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
State Under 100MP Finals
Dec 2 (Sun)Pairs
Wollstonecraft Bridge Club
Nick Hughes
02 9387 6175

Director: Nick Hughes
Swiss Pairs
Dec 2 (Sun) 10:00 AMPairs
20 tables
www.nswba.com.au
Open
ABF
Jane Rasmussen
02 6239 2265
2019 Australian Team Seniors’ and Women’s Playoffs
Dec 8-13Teams
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
State Youth Championships Pairs
Dec 8 (Sat) 10:00 AMPairswww.nswba.com.au
Open
State Youth Championships Teams
Dec 9 (Sun) 10:00 AMTeamswww.nswba.com.au
Open
NSWBA - NSWBA
Office Manager
02 9264 8111
John Arkinstall State Open Teams Finals
Dec 14-16 7:00 PMTeams