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2015 NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championship

2015 winners of the top UHMP prize

The final results for the inaugural Under 100 Masterpoints Championships are now available.

Congratulations to Ken and Susan McMahon from Wagga Wagga, the winners of the the top prize of an ABF grant of $2000 to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Brisbane ANC.

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2015 John Arkinstall State Teams

The Finals of the 2015 John Arkinstall State Teams were held at the NSWBA on December 11-13.

2015 State Open Teams Winners

The winners of the State Open Teams Final were:

Peter Buchen, Terry Brown, Mike Hughes, Avinash Kanetkar, Kim Morrison, Ron Klinger

The winners of the Country Teams Playoff representing the Northern zone were:

Ian Price, Ros Roworth, Greg Mayo, Sharon Mayo

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2015 State Novice and Restricted Teams

Winners in the State Novice and Restricted Teams held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on December 5-6 were:

Novice Teams: Charles Bowen-Thomas, Lesley Bowen-Thomas, Joe Conde and Alan Hemmingway

Restricted Teams: Fran Campbell, Sallie Quarles, Allan Pike and Arthur Bragg

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2016 Interstate Teams Selection

The NSWBA Interstate Teams Selection events will have a slightly different format next year.

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2015 GNOT

Sydney players dominated the 2015 GNOT Finals. Congratulations to overall winners SYDNEY 1 - Avi Kanetkar, Ron Klinger, Kim Morrison, David Beauchamp, Terry Brown, Peter Buchen who defeated ADELAIDE 1 - Phil Markey, Justin Williams, Jeff Travis and Russel Harms in the Final.

Well done to SYDNEY 2 - Dennis Zines, Tom Moss, David Stern, Robert Grynberg, Robert Krochmalik and Brian Bedkober and SYDNEY 3 - Martin Bloom, Tony Nunn, Mathew Vadas and Michael Wilkinson who reached the Semi Finals.

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NSWBA Newsletter

The latest NSWBA Newsletter (September-November 2015) is available for viewing online.

State Open and Country Pairs Championship

The State Open and Country Pairs Championship was held on November 14-15. The winners were:
Open Pairs: Sophie Ashton and David Wiltshire
Country Pairs: Catherine Chown and Chris Bayliss

The winners of the Swiss Pairs Congress were:
Donald Knaggs and Albert Tjahja

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2015 Annual General Meeting - REMINDER

The Annual General Meeting of the NSWBA will be held at the NSWBA premises on Wednesday December 9, 2015 commencing at 6:30pm. The Agenda and Annual Report is now available online.

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NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championship

There will be a 2 session event hosted by the North Shore Bridge Club in conjunction with the NSWBA on November 29 for all players who did not compete in a club qualifying event.

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Sydney Spring Nationals

21-29 October 2015
Canterbury Race Course

Congratulations to the Winners!

Spring National Open Teams

Tony Nunn - Sartaj Hans -Michael Ware - Tom Jacob - Nick Jacob 

Dick Cummings Open Pairs

Avi Kanetkar - Ron Klinger

Two Men & A Truck Restricted Teams

Malcolm Clift - Kathy Clift - Sallie Quarles - Fran Campbell

Ted Chadwick Restricted Pairs

Clive Klugman - Fran Martin

Spring National Novice Pairs

Greta Davis - Gayle King

Bobby Evans Seniors' Teams

Gabi Lorentz, Stephen Burgess,  Bill Haughie, Ron Klinger

Linda Stern Women's Teams

Barbara Travis,  Candice Ginsberg,  Sue Lusk,  Margaret Bourke,  Marianne Bookallil, Jodi Tutty

Jacaranda Pairs

Margaret Stanton - David Burton

Results | eBulletins

Special Councillors - Call for Nominations

The NSWBA is calling for nominations for the four Special Councillors elected by the Affiliated Clubs to represent them on the NSWBA Council. Details and the Nomination Form are in the document below

Call for Nominations 2015-2016

Directors' Course - Club Level

The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at Trumps on Sunday, November 15.

  Directors' Course Flyer

2015 NSW Country Carnival

The finals of the NSW Country Carnival were held at the Port Macquarie-Hastings Club on October 3-4. The overall Zonal winner was Outer Metropolitan.

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Teacher Training Program Workshop

The next Teacher Training Program Workshop conducted by Joan Butts will be held at Brisbane Water on October 31 - November 1.

Teacher Training Program Workshop Flyer

2015 State Wide Pairs

This year’s winners were Helen and Eric Taylor from Leeton Soldiers Bridge Club with an average score of 67.25 %. Congratulations on a great effort.

There were 343 pairs competing in 24 different clubs.

Certificates for the top placed pair in each club, cheques for overall place getters and Bridge Shop gift cards for sessional winners and restricted winners will be mailed to clubs at the beginning of October.

» Final positions of all pairs

NSWBA Newsletter

The latest NSWBA Newsletter (June-August 2015) is available for viewing online.

2015 Pacific Asia Women's On-Line Bridge Festival

The 2015 Pacific Asia Women's On-Line Bridge Festival is being held from Monday August 31st to Friday September 4th.

Registrations are now open for the Festival, and there will be 3 x12 board matches a day. There are Pairs, Robots and Individual matches, with great prizes available for various categories.

» Results

Go to and you will find the link.

Teachers Forum Lunch

Coffs Harbour Teachers Forum

The teachers forum lunch at Coffs Harbour was hailed as a great success.

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Director Workshop in Hobart

ABDA are holding a Weekend of Seminars and Workshops for Bridge Directors in Hobart, on the 19th and 20th September 2015. Brochure

Club Directors' Workshop

The ASE9 and Bridgemate problem resolution workshop for club directors has been scheduled for Saturday, 19th September, from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Peninsula Bridge Club.

Club Directors' Workshop Flyer

Teaching Forum

Bridge teachers are invited to a lunch funded by the NSWBA and hosted by the ABF National Teaching Coordinator, Joan Butts, together with panel experts, including Will Jenner-O’Shea to be held during the Coffs Coast Gold Congress, August 14.

  Coffs Teaching Forum Flyer

2015 State Individual

From left: Vivien Eldridge & Warren Lazer, =3rd
Jennifer Ardill, 2nd
Julian Foster, 1st

44 players played in the 2015 State Individual held at the NSWBA on Saturday August 1. The winner was Julian Foster.

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Australian National Championships in Fremantle

Women's Butler Winners

Congratulations to Marilyn Chadwick and Toni Sharp who won the Women's Butler Pairs.

Restricted Butler Winners

Well done Lavy and Tomer Libman who won the Restricted Butler Pairs.

NSW Seniors’ Teams Winners

NSW Women's Teams Runners Up

Congratulations to the NSW Seniors’ Team of Peter Jeffery, Bob Sebesfi, Heather Cusworth, Richard Douglas, Mike Hughes, Kim Morrison and David Beauchamp (NPC) who won the Senior's division of the Interstate Teams in Fremantle and to the NSW Women's team of Monica Ginsberg, Sybil Hurwitz, Avril Zets, Giselle Mundell, Patsy McCartney, Cathryn Herden and Judy Mott (NPC),who were runners up.


State Veterans Pairs at Bowral

2015 State Veterans Pairs Winners

The inaugural State Veteran Pairs Championship was held at the Bowral Golf Club on July 10-12. The winners were Berenice and Ross Folkard.

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North Shore Bridge Club GNOT Direct Qualifier

Your last chance to qualify directly to the GNOT Finals starts Thursday 30th July 7:30pm at the North Shore Bridge Club. This five week knock-out event sees the top seventh go to the next stage. The winners go directly to the National Final in Tweed Heads and the others qualify for the Metropolitan Final. Entries close at 1:00pm on Wednesday 29th July. More details on the NSBC Website.

State Mixed Pairs

2015 State Mixed Pairs Winners

The State Mixed Pairs was held at the NSWBA on May 23-24. The winners were Andre Korenhof - Carola Hoogervorst. The Country Mixed Pairs was won by Stephen and Liz Hurley.

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2015 Interstate Teams


The following teams have been ratified by the NSBWA council to represent NSW at the Interstate Teams in Fremantle in July:


Nick Rodwell - Fraser Rew
Julian Foster - David Weston
William Zhang - Michael Wu


Giselle Mundell - Avril Zets
Cathryn Herden - Patsy McCartney
Monica Ginsberg - Sybil Hurwitz


Mike Hughes - Kim Morrison
Peter Jeffery - Heather Cusworth
Bob Sebesfi - Richard Douglas


Junkai Zhou - You Hu
Dominic Bell - Tomer Libman
John McMahon - Charles McMahon


Inside the Expert's Mind
Pete Hollands

Young Victorian expert Pete Hollands is playing bridge and explaining his thought process as he goes live on the internet every week.


2015 State Novice and Restricted Pairs

2015 State Restricted Pairs Winners
Tomer and Lavy Libman with Louis Koolen

The State Restricted Pairs Championship held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on April 11-12 was won by Tomer Libman and Lavy Libman. Winners of the Novice Pairs were John McCaffrey and Ray Hendlay.


Merger of NSWBA Club Operations with Sydney Bridge Centre

The council of the NSWBA is pleased to announce that from the 1st of April 2015 the regular club operations at Goulburn St will be merged with those of the Sydney Bridge Centre, which presently operates from premises in Rozelle and Henley.

Regular club games at the Goulburn St venue and at each of the existing venues will all be run under the Sydney Bridge Centre name.

The principals of the current SBC, Will Jenner-O'Shea and Vanessa Brown will be joint chief executives and will be responsible for club operations.

They will strive to provide members with a good game of bridge run by professional, competent and friendly directors.

Vanessa, Will and Mac the Westie

Council sees this exciting initiative as providing a path for the growth of the club in the months and years to come. The club rooms are being upgraded to provide attractive playing conditions. There will be more sessions, lessons and development programmes provided to nurture existing members and encourage new growth.

In the longer term our plan is to obtain new premises in the city fringe which will bring the three venues together, increasing session sizes.

The NSWBA name remains but will be used for matters relating to its role as the State body administering bridge in NSW. Monday night championship events will also remain under the control of the NSWBA.

Click here for further information in the form of frequently asked questions. If you have a question which is not covered, please send it to and we will respond. If we judge it to be of wider interest, the question and our answer will be added to those in the frequently asked questions.

Julian Foster
Chairman, NSWBA Council

Directors' Workshop

A workshop for directors will be held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on Friday, May 29, 9:30am-12pm.

Directors' Workshop Flyer

Directors' Course - Club Level

The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at the NSWBA on Saturday May, 9.

  Directors' Course Flyer


Simon Stancu will now be operating the canteen initially only on Monday nights, starting 2nd March – serving coffee and light meals.


Regulations governing substitutions in events at the NSWBA have changed. All substitutions must now be pre registered using the online Substitution Form 5 days before the session. For full details consult the Substitution Regulations.

Seniors On-Line Bridge Festival

The winner of the Seniors On-line Bridge Festival was Frank Budai, second was Enid Wolf and third Anne Rutter.

Seniors On-Line Results

2015 ANC Restricted Butler Pairs

The ABF is offering $2000 travel grants and entry to the ANC Restricted Butler Pairs in Fremantle in July 18-19, see

The two top pairs in the NSW State Restricted Pairs to be held at the Brisbane Water Bridge Club on April 11-12 will be offered these grants.

Players must have fewer than 300 masterpoints as at January 1, 2015.

Margaret Smale 2015 Sydney North InterClub Challenge

The Margaret Smale 2015 Sydney North InterClub Challenge was held Sunday February 8.  North Shore won with 16 points ahead of Peninsula (13) and Trumps (11). Results can be viewed here.

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NSWBA Newsletter

The latest NSWBA newsletter (December 2014 - February 2015) is available for viewing online.

State Wide Pairs

The dates of the State Wide Pairs are now July 27 - August 9 to avoid clashing with the Australia Wide Pairs.

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Seniors On-Line Bridge Festival

The NSWBA is pleased to announce a new event ESPECIALLY for SENIORS and residents of NEW SOUTH WALES. The NSWBA is sponsoring a Seniors On-Line Bridge Festival during Senior's Week 14th - 22nd March. 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 at

For more information go to the Seniors On-Line website.

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