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Freedom Monday

The relaxation of the coronavirus regulations dubbed Freedom Monday is unfortunately not so good for the playing of bridge.

Yes, the two square metre rule will apply to those venues used for playing bridge but there is no relaxation of the 20 players in a group regulation. This size of a group still applies to all activities in Community Halls and Indoor Recreation venues.

So, the size of the spaces into which you can put your 5-table sections decreases from 80 sq m to 40 sq m. This may let you to fit more sections into your venue but you cannot play movements of 6 or more tables.

Social distancing still exists at 1.5m but it is recommended rather than mandatory. Given the demographic of bridge players you should follow this recommendation. The NSWBA is continuing to use its new 1200 mm square tables.

John Scudder
Chairman, NSW Bridge Association

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the NSWBA will be held on
Wednesday December 9 at 5.30pm
Level 1, 162 Goulburn St, Sydney.

» Notice, Nomination and Proxy Forms

The 2020 Annual Report is now available for viewing online.

Sydney Spring Nationals Online Pairs
12-13 December, 2020

Entries are now open for the Sydney Spring Nationals Online Pairs, an online event to be played on the RealBridge platform.

» Sydney Spring Nationals Website

RealBridge Practice Sessions

Events are now running on the RealBridge online platform. RealBridge uses your camera and microphone allowing you to see and hear each other.

Players are invited to come and try the "REALBRIDGE.ONLINE" platform and play some boards on this NEW platform.

 Check your Camera and Microphone, so your partner and opponents can "SEE and HEAR" each other.

Book into the taster sessions being provided by the Canberra Bridge Club:

  • Monday 30 November at 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 1 December at 5.30
  • Thursday 3 December 6pm
  • Saturday 5 December 10.30 amd and 2.30pm

» Canberra BC Tasters

State Online Open and Country Pairs

The State Open and Country Pairs was run online on November 15, 2020 on the RealBridge platform.

The winners were:

Open: Kate McCallum and Axel Johannsson
Country: Sally Clarke and Garry Clarke

All participants of the State Open Pairs have free entry to the NSWBA Online Spring Swiss Matchpoint Pairs Congress on November 22.

All other players are invited to enter the congress at a cost of $20 per player. If you are new to RealBridge please join in on one of the free Taster sessions.

» Enter the NSWBA Online Spring Swiss Matchpoint Pairs

Insight 06 September 2020

The latest version of Insight, a publication for all those involved in the administration of bridge clubs across the state, is now available.

  • Are you (thinking about) re-opening? Read the recommendations of the NSWBA State Committee
  • A brief summary of recent developments with respect to playing online bridge
  • How you can help your learners improve their bridge during the COVID shutdown
ABF Accreditation Programmes on Zoom

The ABF has some free training programmes available via Zoom for teachers and other interested persons.

» ABF Education Flyer

A message from the NSWBA Chairman

How You Play Matters
It is everybody’s responsibility to be CovidSafe everywhere

» read more + templates for clubs

Closure of the NSWBA (Sydney Bridge Centre)

The Council of the NSWBA has voted to close the NSWBA (trading as Sydney Bridge Centre) at midnight on Tuesday 17th March.

» SBC Club Closure Notice

All Club sessions at Rozelle and Henley are cancelled.

UPDATE: Goulburn Street reopened on Tuesday 6th October for F2F duplicate sessions. Rozelle and Henley remain closed for the moment. The Sydney Bridge Centre is running both F2F duplicate sessions at Goulburn Street AND online games on BBO. Go to www.sydneybridgecentre.com/sbc-sessions/ for session details.

These NSWBA events are cancelled:

  • State Youth Championships, December 12-13
Congresses/Events cancelled due to COVID-19
  • State Youth Championships, December 12-13

 

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