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Victor Champion Cup

6th to 10th June 2024





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VICTORIAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATION LTD

ABN: 51 004 595 993

 

AUSTRALIAN BRIDGE FEDERATION LTD 

ABN: 70 053 651 666




People

Organiser:Geoff Schaller
Phone: 0418 559 343
Email: vcc@abf.com.au
Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso


Links

2023 Results


Some useful resources for you. In particular, the VCC will adhere to the ABF's guidelines for wellness. Players and officials who are not feeling well should not attend the event or should leave if they notice whilst attending. The full ABF policy can be found here:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to the Victor Champion Cup Bridge Festival. This event is run by Bridge Victor under licence from the ABF and is scheduled over the Victorian King's Birthday long weekend, from Thursday 6th June through to Monday 10th June 2024. All entries must be made online and all players need to be registered with MyABF.

Gold Point Event
with
Playoff Qualifying Points*

Four Swiss Pairs Events and the Victor Champion Cup Swiss Teams 

*PQP’s available for specific events - see schedule.

 

Entry Fee: Pairs - $330, Teams - $840

Early Bird: Pay online on or before 20 May and receive a discount of $30 per pair or $60 per team

Entries: must be made online through this portal

Payment Options: Credit card and MyABF credits only

Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse, 2 Feehan Ave, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

Master Point Cut-off Date: 31/12/2023

Partnership Desk: Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769

2023 Results

Location - Moonee Valley Racecourse - Octagonal Lounge

Transport

If you are driving to the venue, take Gate 6 from Dean St or use Wilson St and proceed to the centre of the racecourse to park. Parking will now be free. If you have disabled passengers, you can drop them at the front door before proceeding back out to park. We will provide separate details later. From the airport, it is only a 15-minute drive.  Allow 10 more minutes during the peak. Coming by tram, the nearest stop is just 150m from the Gate 2 main entry. Use the Moonee Valley Civic Centre stop on Pascoe Vale  Rd. Coming by train, use the Moonee Ponds station and walk 450m to Gate 2. Everything is shown on the map above. Detailed instructions will be sent out to players the weekend prior. Gate 2 is the entrance nearest the junction of Feehan Ave and Dean St. Older GPS may not recognise Feehan Ave (it was renamed 3 years ago). Use 28 Dean St instead in your GPS.

Catering

The racecourse is situated in the heart of Moonee Ponds with cafes, hotels, restaurants and more, all within walking distance to the venue and reasonable prices. Courtesy Kim Frazer, here are some places you should google and try:

Saros - bottom of Sebel - although it is the hotel's restaurant, has excellent service.
Chiba - Japanese (well recommended).
Taksim Square - Turkish (go there hungry) good for groups and sharing plates.
Phillelhene - Greek - also good for groups and sharing plates.
Escagrill - Italian - variety of traditional Italian dishes and steak.
Gourmet Kitchen (Good international cuisine).
Chilli Pepper - Vietnamese - small place but been in the area for a long time.
Vintage Cellar Wine Bar (very busy popular Wine Bar with Spanish influence). 
Ascot Food & Wine (gets great reviews and is always busy)

Other options include Jack's Satay Bar, Portobello, and Carosello.
Further afield in Union Road ( a short Uber trip) is Arcadia Gastronomique 

During the event, we will be bringing you an in-house menu to order from for some smart and simple lunches. I will email instructions and price list to all players. We need you to pay on ordering with a credit card. A tea station will be available all day but coffee lovers will have their usual coffee cart fro which to purchase coffee.


Additional Information

ACCOMMODATION:

We have negotiated rates at Quest and Sebel but you need to get in quickly. Deep discounts are available for bookings made and paid this side of Christmas. However, this area is rich with options, both apartment style and hotel style. Whilst I recommend you peruse Expedia.com.au, I can offer some names that are close to the venue:


Quest Moonee Valley

  • 7 Feehan Avenue (formerly 1 McPherson St), Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 2 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via Quest Moonee Valley (questmooneevalley@questapartments.com.au)
  • Studio apartments  $199/night,  one bedroom apartments are $299/night, two bedroom apartments $399/night
  • (Bookings prior to 31 Dec - after that you will need to contact them for rates)

The Sebel Moonee Valley

  • 41 Homer Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 14 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via (03) 8593 9678
  • Balcony apartments from $202/night

    Boutique Balcony Units with City Views

    • 26 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
    • 12 minute walk to Gate 2
    • Balcony apartments from $220/night


    Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

    • 873 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon 3040
    • 1.65km from Gate 2
    • Book via expedia.com.au or direct

    Based on your experiences, we will plan reserved accommodation for 2024.


    Last Day Flight Planning:

    We are planning to conclude play by 1:30 pm but this is followed by presentations. By Taxi or Uber, the trip to the airport is only 15 minutes. If you are booking flights, my recommendation is to choose a flight no earlier than 3:00 pm. There are still a lot of issues around security checks and it is a public holiday.

    PROGRAM


    Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
    Restricted Swiss Pairs (u 300 MP each)330 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 2 Enter
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    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Jim and Norma Borin Mixed Swiss330 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 4 Enter
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    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Wally Scott Open Swiss Pairs330 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 14 Enter
    View Entries
    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Victor Champion Cup Swiss Teams840 credits Saturday 08-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 11 Enter
    View Entries
    Sunday 09-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Monday 10-06-2024 - 10am

    Early Bird discounts of $30 per pair and $60 per team apply until May 20th, 2024

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