Celebrate the Season with Sydney Spring Nationals

Spring is in the air, join us to celebrate the warm, sun-kissed season in the Sydney Spring Nationals at the Canterbury Park Racecourse. The congress starts from 21st to 29th October, offering a variety of programmes, your choice of game:
Sydney Spring Nationals
21st – 29th October at Canterbury Park Racecourse

  • Open Teams, 21 – 23 Oct (Wed – Fri), then Final series
  • Restricted Teams, 21 – 22 Oct (Wed – Thur)
  • Open Pairs, 24 – 25 Oct (Sat – Sun)
  • Restricted & Novice Pairs, 24 – 25 Oct (Sat – Sun)
  • We need an entry of 24 pairs (12 tables) for the Novice Pairs be a separate event to the Restricted Pairs
  • Seniors & Womens Teams, 26 – 28 Oct (Mon – Wed), then Final series
  • Special Jacaranda Pairs 29 Oct (Thur)
    It's a Fun Day, so wear something purple to celebrate with Jacaranda blossoms!
All details and ENTRY methods can be found on the website NOW.

Last month we have seen a mixture of different congresses, something for everyone! Let them share their joyful experience with you:

Central Coast Bridge Club 2nd Novice Congress
– the event was serious...ly full of fun and laughter

Trumps Bridge Centre Friendly Pairs
– about a dozen of encouragement prizes were offered

Blue Mountain Bygone Beautys Congress
– 40 tables for Pairs and 41 tables for Teams

Hunters Hill Bridge Club Teams
– impressive Open Team winner led all the way from Round 1 to Round 7!

Results of all congresses in September can be found HERE.

Champions in Central Coast Novice Congress: (Left) Pairs winner – Ray Hendley and John McCaffrey. (Right) Teams winner – Ray Hendley, Joe Conde, John McCaffrey and John Lette.
The friendly victors in the Trumps Congress: (Left) Winners Kim Morrison and Toni Sharp with runners-up Pedro Saavedra and Matt Smith. (Right) Plate winners Mitch Dowling and Claire Langford.
Prizewinners in Blue Mountain Bygone Beautys Congress: (Left) The best Pairs NS – Griff Ware and Michael Wilkinson. (Middle) The best Pairs EW – George Finikiotis and Liz Fanos. (Right) Teams winner – Michael Wilkinson, Bob Sebesfi, Griff Ware and Johnno Newman.
The impressive achiever in Hunters Hill Teams: (Left) Open Teams winners – Michael Drapper, Bijan Assaee, Alexis Ngan and Ranjit Limaye. (Right) Restricted Teams winners – Guy Dillon, Holly Dillon, Robbie Carmichael and Craig Taberner.
Titlists in the Great Lakes Annual Congress: (Left) Swiss Pairs winners – Ken Wilks and Michael Simes. (Right) Teams winners – Kim Morrison, Liz Fanos, Marilyn Chadwick and George Finikiotis.
Upcoming Events
Events highlights from 1st October to 1st November. Click HERE to view congresses in the full year.

Congresses In NSW Local Clubs
Oct 4 (Sun) Kings and Queens Spring Congress
Swiss Pairs
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Oct 9 – 11 (Fri – Sun) Commercial Club (Albury) Bridge Club 35th Interstate Super Congress
Pre-Congress Pairs, Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Oct 10 – 11 (Sat – Sun) Muswellbrook Bridge Club 25th Congress
Pairs and Teams
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Oct 10 – 11 (Sat – Sun
) Tenterfield Contract Bridge Club 16th Annual Congress
Swiss Pairs
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Oct 11 (Sun) Cowra and District Bridge Club
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Oct 17 – 18 (Sat – Sun) Armidale Bridge Club 
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Oct 18 (Sun) Pennant Hills Bridge Club
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Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun) Bathurst and District Bridge Club Central West Novice Tournament
Pairs and Teams
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Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun) Gunnedah Bridge Club
Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Oct 31 – Nov 1 (Sat – Sun ) Tumbarumba Bridge Club
Swiss Pairs and Teams
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Nov 1 (Sun) Parramatta Bridge Club Foundation Day TeamsEvent Details > 

Nov 1 (Sun) Port Stephens Bridge Club Annual Congress
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State Events
Oct 3 – 4 (Sat – Sun) NSWBA Country Carnival
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National (ABF) Events

Oct 2 – 5 (Fri – Mon) BFACT Canberra in Bloom Gold Point Bridge Festival
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Oct 10 – 11 (Sat – Sun) BAWA HGR Memorial Congress
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Oct 21 – 29 (Wed – Thur) NSWBA Sydney Spring Nationals
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Featured Articles
There were some spectacular results in the Hunters Hill Teams – the winning Open Teams lead all the way from Round 1 to Round 7, and Kinga & Neville Moses topped the pairs board in a landslide victory.
Read the report on Hunters Hill Congress by Rakesh Kumar.
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Where is the hand opponent said they had? Is it a "psyche"?  Matthew McManus continues to discuss this topic in part 2. Read this second article to find out, what a player and a director should do when your opponent has accidentally deviated from their system.
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Congress Player
of the Year

Your Association is pleased to acknowledge this 2015 Award. There will be four categories.

• Open
• Intermediate < 750 MPs
• Restricted < 300 MPs
• Novice < 100 MPs

Click HERE for our current "interim" list, as at
31st July 2015.

This award is based on masterpoints earned at NSW Congresses held under the auspices of NSWBA during the year.

So how are masterpoints updated? Why haven't they been processed yet? Julian Foster, the Chairman of NSWBA, answers players' common question "Why haven't I got my masterpoints yet?"
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