reports from
the future "beach"

went to Parramatta Congress where he found all the
SLAMS an adventure.

 No one has written to me this last month?

How about some "Dear John .." letters?

 "Congress Player of the Year"
Your Association is pleased to acknowledge this 2014 Award.
There will be four categories.
  • Open
  • Intermediate <750 MPs
  • Restricted <300 MPS
  • Novice <100 MPS
Click HERE for our current list,
as at 30th September.
This award is based on masterpoints earned at
NSW Congresses held
under the auspices of NSWBA
during the year.

Insurance benefits
for ABF registered players

Are you fully aware of the great benefits of the ABF Travel Insurance Scheme? Click HERE

Receive YOUR ABF discounted accommodation in hotels in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe. Visit their website at

Escapes Direct
offers limited time only domestic and international luxury travel deals that are not only the best price available on the market at the time, but sometimes with selected add-ons (eg wi-fi, breakfast, dinners, spa treatments etc) that normally incur additional costs. Get into the habit of regularly checking their website  for domestic and international travel deals available to members of ABF affiliated clubs.

Please send any articles to the editor, john@bridgeclub.com.au
Editor: John McIlrath                              November 2014
First Name, hi

As you read this, we are heavily involved in the Sydney Spring Nationals. Check all the results as we go. RESULTS or go to the
website NOW.

It is not too late to enter the fun day event - 
  • Special Oaks Day Pairs on Thursday 6th November.

November Congresses in NSW - local clubs

Nov 8-9 (Sat-Sun)    Southern Highlands Pairs & Teams
Nov 9 (Sun)             Trumps Teams
Nov 15-16 (Sat-Sun) Central Coast Teams
Nov 15-16 (Sat-Sun) Armidale Teams
Nov 22-23 (Sat-Sun) Taree Teams
Nov 23 (Sun)            Manly Leagues Memorial Teams
Nov 23 (Sun)            Ballina "Double" Teams

Brochure, entry and further information can also be found on NSWBA web-site. Click

Special Congresses for YOU and your peers.
Play with people at your level.
(No sharks allowed)

16 Nov
Central Coast BC Almost Summer Novice/Restricted Teams

23 Nov
Ballina Club "Double" Congress

Matthew asks ...
Have you read this article before? From comments and director calls received, it seems best to repeat it here.
It is entitled
"Ethical Dilemmas - Part 1".
What should you do when partner gives an explanation of your bid that doesn't match your hand?
Article HERE

National (ABF) events

GNOT National Final

Nov 28 (Fri) - Dec 1 (Mon)

Follow all the New South Wales teams both Metropolitan and Country Regions


Summer Festival of Bridge

Jan 13 (Tues) - Jan 25 (Sun)


QBA Gold Coast Congress

Feb 21 (Sat) - Feb 28 (Sat)


The ABF Management Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Get Wines Direct, Australia’s largest stand-alone online wine retailer.
This company has access to value, quality wines from a wide range of domestic and international suppliers and offers a 100% money-back guarantee on all their products.
Members of ABF affiliated clubs are offered a 7% discount off already discounted wine prices. Just make sure that you select NSWBA, your State Association and state the promotion code ‘bridge’ to receive your discount.
NSWBA will receive 3% of total wine purchases made by members. See the latest ADVERT.

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