The results for the 2019 Under 100MP Championships have been finalised. Congratulations to Jane Ryan and Sarah Edelman from the Sydney Bridge Centre who were the winners on handicap.
Congratulations also to Joanne Morgan and Gale Spalvins from the Sydney Bridge Centre who won the top prize of free entry and an ABF grant to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Adelaide ANC.
The Annual General Meeting of the NSWBA was held on
Wednesday December 11 at 5.30pm
162 Goulburn St, Sydney.
The 2019 Annual Report is now available for viewing online.
9 pairs competed in the State Youth Pairs held at the NSWBA on Saturday, December 7. The winners were Raveen De Silva and Almir Gungor.
The State Open and Country Pairs Championships were held at the NSWBA on November 23-24.
The winners of the Swiss Pairs Congress were:
Warren Lazer and Pauline Gumby
Invoices for next year's State affiliation fees were emailed out to all clubs on Fri 15th November. Please advise the NSWBA if the wrong email address has been used.
The NSW State Novice and Restricted Teams Championships were held at the Illawarra Bridge Association on November 16-17.
13 teams competed in the Novice section and 16 in the Restricted. The winners of the Novice teams were Norman Johnston, Frank Hardiman, Mahendra Parekh and Mukesh Parekh. The winners of the Restricted Teams were Martin Brown, Gail McKenzie, Robbie Feyder and Michael Hogan.
Congratulations to the SYDNEY METRO 2 team, Dave Wiltshire, Sophie Ashton, Shane Harrison, Jessica Brake, Andrew Peake and Susan Humphries winners of the 2019 John Arkinstall State Open Teams and the SOUTH WEST 2 team, Sue McMahon, Ken McMahon, John McMahon, Charles McMahon and Georgina McMahon winners of the 2019 State Country Teams.
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It was a close affair this year in the 2019 State Wide Pairs, with winners Margaret Dunlop and Nancy De Ville from Camden Haven (Lusc) less than a third of a top ahead of Rosemary and David Smart from Cromer.
20 players played in the 2019 State Individual held at the NSWBA on Saturday August 3. The winner was Simon Haynes.
The State Veterans Pairs was held in Bowral on July 26-28.
Congratulations to the NSW Seniors and Youth Teams for their wins in the Interstate Teams in Melbourne. The Youth dominated the qualifying and defeated South Australia in the Final 200.8-138. NSW lead all the way in the the Seniors qualifying and defeated Queensland in the final 121.3-107. Commiserations to the Open team who lost to South Australia 93.8-93. Well done to the Women's team who finished a close 3rd in the qualifying.
Players who are intending to enter the 2020 Australian Open Team Playoff should note that entries close on October 4.
The members of the team who will represent NSW at the 2019 ANC Interstate Youth Teams in Melbourne in July have been selected.
Matt Smith - John McMahon
Lara Topper - Jacob Rose
Ailsa Peacock - Alex Phillips
Charles McMahon (NPC)
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 ANC Seniors' Interstate Selection.
The team to represent NSW in the ANC Seniors' Teams in Melbourne in July is:
George Bilski - Nicki Strasser
Warren Lazer - Pauline Gumby
Andrew Markovics - Peter Jeffery
Hugh Grosvenor (NPC)
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 ANC Women's Interstate Selection.
The team to represent NSW in the ANC Women's Teams in Melbourne in July is:
Helene Pitt - Ruth Tobin
Susan Humphries - Sophie Ashton
Cathryn Herden - Judy Mott
Marcia Scudder (NPC)
Congratulations to the ANC Open Team for 2019.
The team to represent NSW in the ANC Open Teams in Melbourne in July is:
Julian Foster - David Weston
Peter Buchen - Matthew Thomson
Lorna Ichilcik - Lynn Kalmin
John McIlrath (NPC)
The State Mixed Pairs was held at the NSWBA on May 25-26.
The winners were Shirley Arnold and Barry Dalsto from the Pennant Hills BC.
The State Country Mixed Pairs was won by Jim and Ellie Fitz-Gerald from the Maitland BC.
Peter Jeffery and Yumin Li won the Autumn Swiss Pairs Congress.
The Australian Bridge Directors' Association Seminar is to be held on July 27-28, 2019 at the Victorian Bridge Association, 131 Poath Rd, Murrumbeena, Victoria 3163. The Seminar will be open to all however, travel subsidy will only be available to current financial members.
Check the ABDA Website for more details.
The winners of the State Novice and Restricted Pairs hosted by the Orange BC on March 23-24 were:-
Restricted: Sue and Ken McMahon
Novice: Maeve Doyle and Di McAuliffe
Last year we conducted a survey about the Monday night session. The results, in summary and then by each question are described in the document below:
Monday Night Survey Results.
The key actions proposed are:
- Keep the mix of events and event lengths broadly unchanged
- Keep the number of boards at 27-28
- Keep the main night on Monday but run a test event on a Tuesday night (this will be the Masters Teams commencing Tue 23 April 2019 for 3 weeks)
Move the session start time forward to 7.15pm – this will commence from the start of the next events:
- Masters Teams on Tue 23 April
- State Mixed Pairs qualifying on Mon 29 April
The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at the NSWBA on Saturday May 11, 2019.
Congratulations to David Beauchamp and team mates Jodi Tutty, Renee Cooper and Ben Thompson who won the inaugural Australian Mixed Team Playoff held at the NSWBA over the Australia Day weekend.
This team with the addition of Pele Rankin and Stephen Fischer will along with the teams below represent Australia at the Australian Pacific Bridge Championships (APBF) in Singapore in June and at the World Team Championships in Wuhan in September.
Sartaj Hans - Peter Gill - Nabil Edgtton - Andy Hung - Tony Nunn - Liam Milne
Helene Pitt - Helena Dawson - Giselle Mundell - Avril Zets - Lorna Ichilcik - Rena Kaplan
Bruce Neill - Avinash Kanetkar - Pauline Gumby - Warren Lazer - Andrew Braithwaite - Arjuna De Livera
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