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2015 NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championship

Overall Winners
Susan and Ken McMahon

Local SBC Winners Andrew Refshauge and Michael Choueifate
with Marcia Scudder

Dawn and Laurice from Hawks Nest

Sandy and Vera from Hawks Nest

Helen and Grahame from Hawks Nest

Bill and Anne from Hawks Nest

Maureen and Amber from Nambucca Valley

Suzanne and Jennifer from Peninsula

Annegrete and Susan from Peninsula

Heidi and Ray from Peninsula


The final results for the inaugural Under 100 Masterpoints Championships are now available.

A total of 155 UHMP sessions were played at 52 different clubs during September - October qualifying over a thousand pairs for the Local Finals. Local Finals, in which 276 pairs competed, were played on 29th November at 19 separate venues around the state. The scores from all venues were matchpointed across the state and the results are presented in the following files:

Masterpoint awards
These were calculated on the non-handicapped results and all pairs playing in the Finals were eligible to win masterpoints. The awards were calculated separately in the four different divisions: 0-9.99, 10-24.99, 25-49.99 & 50-99.99.

Only pairs that paid the $4 UHMP entry fee (either at the NSBC Local Final or at a club qualifying event held during September or October) were eligible for prizes.

The top prize of an ABF grant of $2000 to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Brisbane ANC is based on the non-handicapped scores. Congratulations to Ken and Susan McMahon from Wagga Wagga. All other prizes are awarded on the basis of the handicapped results.

Medals and cash ($300, $200 & $100 respectively) are awarded to the pairs coming first, second and third overall.
1st Ray Hurst - Heidi Colenbrander (0-9.99)
2nd Laurence Priddle - Robyn Lawrence (50-99.99)
3rd Ken McMahon - Susan McMahon (50-99.99)

Divisional prizes will be awarded to those pairs who have not already received a cash prize for finishing in the top three placings. So prizes will also be awarded to the pairs running 4th and 5th in the 50-99.99 division and 4th in the 0-9.99 division. Winning pairs in each Masterpoint Division win $100, whilst each runner-up receives a voucher from the Bridge Shop worth $30. In addition, all the prize winners listed have won subscriptions to the Novice Edition of Australian Bridge magazine. Winners need to email me at or  and tell me your email address so that your on-line subscription can be set up.

Certificates will also be issued to the winners in each division at each of the centres holding local finals. Winners of major prizes can expect to receive them sometime in January.

List of divisional prize winners based on handicapped results

50-99.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Laurence Priddle - Robyn Lawrence
2nd Ken McMahon - Susan McMahon
3rd Jan Osborn - Hazel Walshaw
4th Brian Osborne - Stuart Ball
5th Nola Daly - John Major
25-49.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Suzanne Cole - Jennifer Ardill
2nd Laurice Chivers - Dawn Bridges
3rd William Brazier - Dominic Bell
10-24.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Ardele McCorkell - Margi Kindl
2nd Henry Zhao - Gavin Xiao
3rd Aledis Kedwell - David Kedwell
0-9.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Ray Hurst - Heidi Colenbrander
2nd Janet Heenan - Graham Bradley
3rd Ann Challender - Terry Challender
4th Bill Goodwin - Sylvia Goodwin

Qualifying sessions: September 14-20, 2015 and October 12-18, 2015 (in your local club).

Finals: Sunday November 29, 2015 (in a local club)

Finals Hand Records: Session 1 Session 2

There will be a 2 session event hosted by the North Shore Bridge Club in conjunction with the NSWBA on November 29 for all players who did not compete in a club qualifying event.

Venue: Lindfield Bowling Club, 2b Carlyle Road, East Lindfield
Convener: Alexis Ngan, email or mobile 0414 986 500

Enter via the NSBC website:

Over 70% of the registered active players in the state have fewer than 100 masterpoints.
Masterpoint range % of registered
active NSW players
0-9.99 MP 33%
10-24.99 MP 13%
25-49.99 MP 12%
50-99.99 MP 12%

These new State Pairs Championships are restricted to those players with fewer than 100 masterpoints. Qualifying sessions are held in your club and the Finals are held at multiple venues around the state, thus eliminating problems associated with travel times and accommodation costs.

Red masterpoints are issued at level B4s and will be paid for by the NSWBA. Masterpoints are calculated and awarded separately in each masterpoint division.

Entry fee is just $2.00 per player, payable when you play your club qualifying session.

Prizes (cash, subscriptions to the Novice Australian Bridge magazine and certificates) will be awarded separately in each masterpoint division.

Clubs that will be participating are listed below.

Session dates and times

Club holding final Clubs in region
Central Coast Central Coast, Central Coast Leagues Club, Brisbane Water
Glenbrook Glenbrook, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Springwood, Windsor
Glen (Glen Innes) Glen, Inverell Delvyn
Dubbo Dubbo, Mudgee
Bathurst Bathurst, Cowra, Orange
Great Lakes Taree, Great Lakes
Camden Haven Camden Haven, Port Macquarie-Hastings
Maitland Maitland, Toronto, Nelson Bay, Tilligerry, Muswellbrook
Batemans Bay Batemans Bay, Moruya, Bridge @ the Bay, Mollymook
Trumps Trumps, Castle Hill
Hawks Nest Hawks Nest
Griffith Leeton, Griffith
Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga, Tumut
Kiama & District Kiama & District, IBA, Nowra
Commercial (Albury) Commercial (Albury)
Peninsula Peninsula
Ballina Ballina, Brunswick Valley, Ballina Seniors, Lismore, Lennox Head
Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Valley, Urunga, Woolgoolga
Grafton Grafton, Yamba
Sydney Bridge Centre Sydney Bridge Centre
For Clubs

The NSWBA invites all affiliated clubs to conduct qualifying events for the 2015 Under 100 MP Pairs Championships.

All enquiries to the NSWBA Office
Phone: (02) 9264 8111