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2016 Under 100MP Results

The results for the 2016 Under 100MP Championships have been finalised. Congratulations to Edward Gao and Morgan Gao from Great Lakes who were the overall winners.

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2016 John Arkinstall State Open Teams

Congratulations to the WESTON team, David Weston, Kim Morrison, Orlando Wu and Johnno Newman, winners of the 2016 John Arkinstall State Open Teams and the SOUTH WESTERN team, Kevin Douglas, Michael Ross, Steve Hurley and Liz Hurley winners of the 2016 State Country Teams.

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Junior Bridge Course

A 3 day introduction to bridge course for 6 to 25 year olds will be held at the NSWBA on 3-5 January, 2017.

Junior Bridge Course Flyer


Farewell Marion Rice
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Marion Rice passed away on November 22, 2016 at the age of 107. Marion has been a member of our club for over 40 years. Her health kept her away from SBC in recent times, but until then Marion played at Goulburn St regularly, including morning and afternoon of our Christmas party last year. Her first congress was at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains when she was invited up by Paul Lavings and Ron Klinger. Until recently she still played regularly at the Gold Coast Congress and has gone on many Bridge Cruises. On her 106th birthday, there was a press release published in the Senior Magazine.


State Open and Country Pairs Championship
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State Open Pairs Winners:
Peter Gill and Peter Livesey

The State Open and Country Pairs Championship was held at the NSWBA on November 19-20. The winners were:

Open Pairs: Peter Gill and Peter Livesey
Country Pairs: Liz and Steve Hurley

The winners of the Swiss Pairs Congress were:
Peter Jeffery and David Hudson

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NSWBA Women's Teams of Three
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Women's Teams of Three Winners:
Dawson Team

The winners of the Women's Teams of Three held at the NSWBA recently were the DAWSON team.

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Sydney Spring Nationals - Thank you Marcia

The NSWBA would like to thank both Marcia and John Scudder for their hard work for the past 7 years.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the NSWBA will be held at the NSWBA premises on Wednesday December 21, 2016 commencing at 6:30pm. This is your opportunity to have your say and make suggestions or to simply congratulate the outgoing Council.

There will be a motion to replace the Constitution.

The Annual Report is available for viewing online.

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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 Regional Nominations 2016-2017


Directors' Course - Club Level

The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at Trumps Bridge Club on Sunday November 13, 2016.

  Directors' Course Flyer


Sydney Spring Nationals

19-27 October 2016
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For all results and eBulletins please visit the Championship Website.


Swan River Open Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Matt Smith and Johnno Newman who had a convincing win in the Swan River Swiss Open Pairs on August 20-21 in Perth.

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2016 State Individual
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Julian Foster

28 players played in the 2016 State Individual held at the NSWBA on Saturday August 6. The winner was Julian Foster.

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2016 NSW State Veteran Pairs

2016 State Veteran Pairs Winners

24 Pairs travelled to Bowral on July 29-31 to compete in the State Veterans Pairs. The winners were Carolyn Dowling and Anne Small.

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ANC Interstate Teams

Congratulations to the NSW Open and Youth Teams the winners of the 2016 Interstate Open and Youth Teams Championships. The Women's team finished 3rd in the qualifying and the Seniors 4th.

All of the Results and Bulletins can be found on the 2016 ANC website.


GNOT Metropolitan Final

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.

Players who have failed to qualify via a club qualifying event may form teams and enter the Metropolitan Final directly via the NSWBA.

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State Open Teams Metropolitan Final Congress

ALL players are invited to compete in this year's State Open Teams Metropolitan Final Congress on Sunday September 18 . Cash prizes will be awarded.

The top team consisting wholly of players eligible to participate in a Metropolitan Zone club qualifying event will be offered a place in the State Final on December 9-11. Players do not need to have played in a club qualifying event to enter.

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2016 Pacific Asia Women's On-Line Bridge Festival

The 2016 Pacific Asia Women's On-Line Bridge Festival is being held from Monday August 22nd to Friday August 26th.

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.

Go to www.abfevents.com.au/events/pawobf/2016/ for more information.


GNOT Direct Qualifier - NSBC

Starting this Thursday evening 7:30pm (5-week event) at North Shore Bridge Club, Club Willoughby venue, this Direct GNOT qualifier event. Winner of this knock-out wins direct entry to the National Final at Tweed Ultima Resort, 20 Stuart Street, TWEED HEADS NSW Friday November 25 - Monday November 28 2016. Then the top seventh of the field wins a spot at the Metropolitan Final for a second chance.


Sydney Spring Nationals Tournament Organiser
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Expressions of interest are being sought for the position of Tournament Organiser of the Sydney Spring Nationals in 2017.

Update: Michael Prescott has been appointed as the organiser for 2017.

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Bridge Directors' Course

Tony Howes will present a course for Bridge Directors at the Griffith Exservicemens Bridge Club on August 21. Contact Leonie Evans at .


2016 NSW State Mixed Pairs

2016 State Mixed Pairs Winners

The State Mixed Pairs was held at the NSWBA on May 21-22. The winners were Judie Osie - Steven Bock. The Country Mixed Pairs was won by Garry and Sally Clarke.

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New Manager for the North Shore Bridge Club

Mike Prescott

North Shore Bridge Club are pleased to announce Mike Prescottt as their new Manager, effective immediately.


2016 NSW Seniors' and Youth Representative Teams

2016 Seniors ITS winners
Dennis Zines, Tina Zines, Nigel Rosendorff, Nicky Strasser, George Bilski, Martin Bloom

Congratulations to our NSW Seniors' Team!

Subject to council ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Interstate Teams in Brisbane in June will be:

Dennis Zines - Tina Zines
Martin Bloom - Nigel Rosendorff
Nicky Strasser - George Bilski

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2016 ANC Youth Team
John and Charles McMahon, Matt Smith and Ailsa Peacock, Lakshmi Sunderasan and Alex Phillips

Congratulations also to our NSW Youth Team!

Subject to council ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Interstate Teams in Brisbane in June will be:

Matt Smith - Ailsa Peacock
Alex Phillips - Lakshmi Sunderasan
Charles McMahon - John McMahon

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2016 NSW Open Representative Team

2016 Open ITS winners
Mathew Vadas, Michael Wilkinson, Nicoleta Giura, Terry Brown, Nick Hughes, Peter Buchen

Subject to council ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Interstate Teams in Brisbane in June will be:
Mathew Vadas - Michael Wilkinson, Nicoleta Giura - Nick Hughes, Terry Brown - Peter Buchen

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2016 NSW Women's Representative Team

2016 Women's ITS winners
Elli Urbach, Nafi Bashar, Kinga Moses, Berri Folkard, Marcia Scudder, Inez Glanger

Congratulations to our NSW Women's Team!

Subject to council ratification the team to represent NSW at the ANC Interstate Teams in Brisbane in June will be:

Berri Folkard - Elli Urbach
Nazife Bashar - Kinga Moses
Inez Glanger - Marcia Scudder

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2016 State Novice and Restricted Pairs

2016 State Restricted Pairs Winners
Richard McAuliffe and Matt Smith

The State Restricted Pairs Championship held in Mittagong on April 23-24 was won by Richard McAuliffe and Matt Smith. Winners of the Novice Pairs were Paul Roach and Ken Cahill.

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2016 Seniors' Interstate Team Selection

The Seniors' Interstate Team Selection (SITS) which will select the Senior team to represent NSW at the ANC in Brisbane in June is open to all players born before 1st January 1958 who are permanent residents of NSW or who are bona fide members of a club affiliated with the NSWBA. However, all entrants must be contending, i.e. all entrants declare their availability to represent NSW at the Brisbane ANC. Country players may apply for subsidies.

The SITS will run on a single weekend on May 14-15 at the NSWBA premises. Two sessions on the Saturday will qualify 8 pairs to the final on Sunday. Any players not qualifying for the final may play in the SITS Swiss Pairs Congress on the Sunday free of charge.

The SITS Swiss Pairs Congress is open to all players.

More details here: SITS Flyer and SITS Swiss Pairs Congress Flyer.


Directors' Course - Club Level

The next Club Level Directors' course will be held at the NSWBA on Saturday, May 7.

  Directors' Course Flyer


2016 Australian Seniors' and Women's Teams

2016 Australian Seniors' Team
Stephen Burgess, Gabi Lorentz, Robert Krochmalik, Ron Klinger, Bill Haughie and Paul Lavings

2016 Australian Women's Team
Paula McLeish, Pele Rankin, Helene Pitt and Ruth Tobin

The playoffs for the 2016 Australian Seniors' and Women's Teams concluded on Thursday March 17, 2016.

Congratulations to the LORENTZ team who will represent Australia in the Seniors's division of the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw in September: Gabi Lorentz, Stephen Burgess, Robert Krochmalik, Paul Lavings and Ron Klinger from NSW and Bill Haughie from Queensland and to the PITT team who will represent the Women's division: Helene Pitt and Ruth Tobin from NSW and Pele Rankin and Paula McLeish from Queensland.

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NSWBA Newsletter

The latest NSWBA Newsletter (December 2015 - February 2016) is available for viewing online.


Sydney stars at the 2016 Gold Coast Congress Open Teams

2016 Gold Coast Congress Open Teams Winners
Avi Kanetkar, Bruce Neill, Warren Lazer and Pauline Gumby

The final of the Gold Coast Congress Open teams was won by the KANETKAR team. Runners up were the GOLD team, Leigh Gold, Vanessa Brown, Will Jenner-O'Shea, Mike Doecke and Joe Haffer.

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2016 Australian Open Team

2016 Australian Open Team
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The playoff for the 2016 Australian Open Team was concluded on Thursday February 11, 2016. Congratulations to the NUNN team who will represent Australia in the Open division of the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw in September: Andrew Peake, Peter Gill, Sartaj Hans, Tony Nunn from Sydney and Ben Thompson and Bill Jacobs from Melbourne.

Runners up were the STERN team: Gabi Lorentz, Stephen Burgess, Justin Howard, Peter Hollands, Nye Griffiths and Liam Milne.

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2016 Women's Interstate Teams Selection

The format for the Womens Interstate Teams Selection (WITS) has been simplified this year making it easier for all women in NSW to participate. Country players may apply for subsidies.

The WITS will run on a single weekend on April 16-17 at the NSWBA premises. Two sessions on the Saturday will qualify 8 pairs to the final on Sunday. Any players not qualifying may play in the WITS Swiss Pairs Congress free of charge.

All players entering the WITS must be contending. i.e. all entrants declare their availability to represent NSW at the Brisbane ANC.

More details here: WITS Flyer and WITS Swiss Pairs Congress Flyer.


2016 Spring World Online Women's Bridge Festival

The WBF and BridgeBase Online invite all women players to participate in the Spring World Wide Online Women's Bridge Festival to be held from 4th – 10th April 2016. More details here: WBF Press Release.


2015 McCutcheon

Congratulations to Warren Lazer, the winner of the McCutcheon for 2015 with 516.06 masterpoints.

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