This really is a new era of bridge, one that we wouldn't have imagined a year ago. While the convenience of online bridge has nurtured a lot of cross-state partnerships, recent face-to-face bridge congresses have been well supported by players who couldn't wait to travel again.
The first face-to-face Congress organised by NSWBA will be the WITS Swiss Pairs
on Sunday 25th April. This is a one-day congress, open to all, which will run alongside the Women's Interstate Teams Selection
Final. That means at least some players who don't qualify to the Final are likely to join in the Sunday congress, so the number of entries will be more than what shows up on the list on the NSWBA website.