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NSW Online Pairs League

A new tournament organised by the NSWBA, the NSW Online Pairs League is  open to all bridge players, with separate divisions for players at every level. It is particularly aimed at non-metropolitan players and will be played on the RealBridge platform. A fully fledged competition is scheduled to commence 7th July.

There will be a trial event of four 12-board matches, one match per week, separate NS and EW fields, scored as cross IMPs, commencing Thursday 28th April at 7:30pm. Registration fee $5 per player.

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Gold Coast Congress Online Rescue Series 2

Entries are now open for the Gold Coast Rescue Events Series 2.
Saturday April 9: Open, Under 750 and Novice Butler Swiss Pairs
Sunday April 10: Open Swiss teams

Starting time for this Gold Point event on both days: 10.00am AEST.

Entries on My ABF

2021 McCutcheon

Congratulations to David Weston, the winner of the McCutcheon Trophy for the most masterpoints earned in 2021 with 310.97 masterpoints.

For all McCutcheon lists go to National Masterpoint Reports

Gold Coast Congress Online Rescue Series 1

The 60th Gold Coast Congress is currently running face to face. Although the event will run at a huge loss, the organisers were committed to holding this special event. The ABF has kindly approved some online events to be run over the next couple of months with the first being March 5 Pairs (Open and Restricted) and March 6 Teams (Open).

 The format will be 6 x 9 board matches each day at a cost of $40 per player, per day i.e. $80 for the Open and Restricted Butler Swiss Pairs Events on Saturday 5th March 2022 and $160 for the Open Teams Event on Sunday 6th March 2022. Starting time for this Gold Point event on both days: 10.00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

Entries on My ABF

Open ITS

Stage 2 of the of the Open Interstate Teams Selection begins Monday February 28 on RealBridge. All players who have qualified for Stage 2 are required to enter and pay via My ABF.
» Stage 2 Qualifiers
» Enter Open ITS Stage 2

All other players are invited to play in the ITS Swiss Pairs, Mondays February 28, March 7 & 14 on RealBridge.
» Enter ITS Swiss Pairs

Job Vacancy

The North Shore Bridge Club is looking to fill the position of General Manager (GM), a newly-created role designed to reflect the growth plans of the club in a post-Covid world.

The GM is both responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the club, requiring a strong background in management, governance, marketing, human resources and finance.

To be successful in this role you will have a background in leading a team in the clubs or community services sector. Reporting to the club President, you will enjoy a high level of autonomy while demonstrating a focus on collaboration and delegation.

More details about the position can be found on the link below on Seek.


ABF Foundation Pro-Am Tournament

UPDATE: The auctions for the PRO-AM tournaments have closed with over $10,000 raised. Details of the the event to be held on February 15 at 7pm (AEDT) can be found at 2022 ABF Foundation PRO-AM.

The ABF Foundation organised pro-am tournaments on February 1 and February 15 to raise funds in support of the ABF Foundation.

Proceeds will support the ABF Foundation, established in 2020, to assist participants of all skill levels to enjoy and promote our fascinating game. The Foundation hopes to provide scholarships, promote regional bridge and bridge for youth right through to the retirement community; indeed, it will support any activity that is considered positive for the future of bridge.

» ABF Foundation website

Women's Interstate Teams Selection

The Women's Interstate Teams Selection to select the women's team to represent NSW at the Australian National Championships in Adelaide in July is being played on RealBridge on Friday-Sunday January 28-30.

Kibitzing (with delay) is available at

Women's Interstate Team Selection

Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 infections the Women's Interstate Team Selection will be played online using RealBridge. All entrants must have a working camera and microphone.

Open Interstate Team Selection

Stage I of the Open Interstate Team Selection begins on Monday, January 10 at 7:15pm on RealBridge.

All players who are members of a club affiliated with the NSWBA are invited to play.

State Open Teams

Congratulations to the MORRISON team Kim Morrison - Bruce Neill - Mike Hughes - David Weston - Julian Foster who defeated LAZER in the final of the 2021 State Open Teams held on RealBridge, December 11-12.

The Country Teams playoff was won by Outer Metropolitan 1 Sharon Mayo - Greg Mayo - Paul McGrath - Michael Simes defeating Northern 1.

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