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2016 Grand National Open Teams (GNOT - Sydney Metropolitan Region)

The NSWBA will send 22 teams to the GNOT National Final with 7 of those teams from the Sydney Metropolitan region (2 directly from the NSWBA qualifying event, 1 directly from the NSBC qualifying event and 4 from the Sydney Metropolitan final).

The teams to represent Sydney will be:

1. BUCHEN Peter Buchen, David Beauchamp, Terry Brown, Avi Kanetkar, Ron Klinger, Kim Morrison (1st NSWBA DQE)
2. BLOOM Martin Bloom, Nigel Rosendorf, Sue Crompton, Mike Prescott (1st NSBC DQE)
3. FOSTER Julian Foster, David Weston, Nick Hughes, Nicoleta Giura (2nd NSWBA DQE)
4. MILNE Liam Milne, Nye Griffiths, Sartaj Hans, Tony Nunn, Sophie Ashton, Paul Gosney (=1st Metrop Final)
5. WILKINSON Michael Wilkinson, Mathew Vadas, Warren Lazer, Pauline Gumby (=1st Metrop Final)
6. MUNDELL Giselle Mundell, Avril Zets, Bob Sebesfi, Richard Douglas, Michael Cartmell (3rd Metrop Final)
7. BOCK Stephen Bock, Kevin Davies, Arthur Ramer, Axel Johannsson, Rakesh Kumar (4th Metrop Final)
This is not the seeding order. Please check the ABF Website for the actual seeding.  

Sydney Metropolitan Qualifying

All Sydney Metropolitan clubs are invited to hold qualifying events to determine representative teams that will compete in a Metropolitan Final at the NSWBA on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October.

Sydney Metropolitan Direct Qualifiers

The NSWBA and the North Shore Bridge Club will each hold an event to qualify two and one teams respectively directly to the GNOT National Final.

NSWBA Direct Qualifier Results

NSBC Direct Qualifier Results

Sydney Metropolitan Final
NSWBA October 8-9

» Results

A knock-out teams event (28 board matches) with Swiss repechage (14 board matches). Two teams from the knockout section and two teams from the Swiss repechage qualify to the National Final, held from 25-28 November.

Players who have failed to qualify via a club qualifying event may form teams and enter the Metropolitan Final directly via the NSWBA. All members of such teams must have participated in a DQE or a club qualifying event and the entry must specify the club(s) at which the members played. Direct entry costs $280 per team. Augmentation of such teams at the completion of the Metropolitan Final is not permitted – the team that enters is the team that qualifies to the National Final.

» Sydney Metropolitan Entries


The café downstairs has agreed to open up on Sat 8th and Sunday 9th to cater for players who want to order lunch. They will supply a list of available sandwiches/salads and the players will write their orders on paper bags prior to the commencement of play which will be delivered up before lunch.

All enquiries to the organiser:
Michael Wilkinson

0459 981 124