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2024 Australian National Championships, Orange

As they say in making movies, "that's a wrap". With 690 individual players from 95 clubs in 19 competitions across 13 days, the Australian National Championships and Central West Festival have been an enormous achievement. I extend thanks on behalf of the entire bridge community to the organisers, Rob Ward, Murray Paterson, Anne Tonna and the clubs who hosted the events.

Rob and the team have provided a masterclass on undertaking such a massive task and set the foundation for a future major event. The Central West Festival returns next year as a National Gold Points event in March. The Central West Festival has engaged a lot of clubs and players of all levels around Orange and across NSW. This will contribute to building our event player community and local clubs.

The Central West Festival will be a unique event on the annual Australian bridge calendar for its inclusivity and because it offers players and their partners quality side activities. The event brought new approaches to increasing enjoyment and participation and provided interesting options for other major events. We hope further promotion will deliver growth and attract even more interstate players.

Bridge NSW is enormously grateful to the many volunteers who have helped make this a success. We hope this event and other coming changes will help revitalise the game we love.

I also want to congratulate the victorious NSW teams in the Open, Seniors and Women's categories of the interstate teams.

Catherine Chaffey
Chair
Bridge NSW

2024 Interstate Teams Championships

Congratulations to the NSW Open, Women's and Seniors teams who all won their respective finals at the ANC in Orange.

The Youth team finished 4th in the qualifying.

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2024 Australian National Championships Big Slam Magazine

Follow all of the action at the 84th Australian National Championships in the Big Slam Magazine.

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Bridge NSW Introductions

Bridge NSW is now the state peak body for NSW and responsible for advancing the playing and enjoyment of Bridge in NSW. We look forward to working with clubs to reinvigorate Bridge in this State. The Board has established structures aimed at developing an inclusive and whole of community way of working with all our members.

We are most fortunate to have attracted a team of skilled and energetic people who are passionate about the future of Bridge to positions on the Bridge NSW Board, its standing Committees and the Bridge NSW Council. It is a great pleasure to introduce this outstanding team to you.

The Council represents the breadth of bridge clubs, and its primary responsibilities are the appointment of the Board (or dismissing them) and making By-Laws on the recommendation of the Board. It is one of the ways the Board connects with the member clubs. Board members, general counsel, ABF delegates, and special councillors (if any appointed by council) also attend Council meetings.

The Board is responsible for the operation of Bridge NSW in terms of developing Bridge in the state, the selection of state representatives and is the constituent entity with the ABF. The Board has established five standing Committees to assistit in advancing Bridge in NSW.

The members of the Council and Board, the membership of the committees and their purpose are included in the document below.

» Bridge NSW Introduction to Clubs

The website (bridgensw.com.au) will be launched in two phases. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of August and will include the full details of the governance arrangements. Other existing functionality will be maintained on the old site (nswba.com.au) till later in the year.

The newly appointed Executive Officer, David Havyatt, should be your first point of contact with any enquiries or requested support. He can be reached by phone on 0477 52 52 52 (operational from 21 June) or by email at .

2024 ANC Seniors Team

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Seniors Interstate Teams Selection.

2024 Seniors ITS Winners
Peter Buchen, Bruce Neill, Joan Butts, Pauline Gumby, Michael Courtney and Warren Lazer

Subject to ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Seniors Teams in Orange in July will be:

Joan Butts - Michael Courtney
Peter Buchen - Bruce Neill
Pauline Gumby - Warren Lazer

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2024 ANC Youth Team

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Youth Interstate Teams Selection.

2024 Youth ITS Team
Sherry Wang, Shannon Ooi, Yiwei Qi, Adrian Le, Duncan Lai and Aadhi Hariharan

Subject to ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Youth Teams in Orange in July will be:

Yiwei Qi - Adrian Le
Sherry Wang - Shannon Ooi
Duncan Lai - Aadhi Hariharan

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2024 ANC Women's Team

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Women's Interstate Teams Selection.

2024 Women's ITS Winners
Marcia Scudder, Judy Mott, Sybil Hurwitz, Monica Ginsberg, Ella Jacob and Louise Leibowitz

Subject to ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Women's Teams in Orange in July will be:

Sybil Hurwitz, Monica Ginsberg
Marcia Scudder - Judy Mott
Louise Leibowitz - Ella Jacob

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2024 ANC Open Team

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Open Interstate Teams Selection.

2024 Open ITS Winners
Liam Milne, Dagmar Neumann, Maurits van der Vlugt, Tony Nunn, James Coutts and Paul Dalley

Subject to ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Open Teams in Orange in July will be:

Dagmar Neumann - Maurits van der Vlugt
Tony Nunn - Paul Dalley
Liam Milne - James Coutts

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In 2024 State Championship events are being run by the NSWBA, Central Coast Leagues Club BC and Illawarra BA. Players from all clubs may play in any of the State events.

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