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NTBA - Territory Gold

28th August to 1st September 2024

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Organiser:  Pam Nunn
Phone:  0402 852 820
Chief Tournament Director: Matthew McManus


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The Northern Territory Bridge Association together with the ABF are very excited to promote our Territory Gold Bridge Festival. This year the Festival is being held in Darwin from  28 August - 1 September

The Festival includes 3 events, namely, Matchpoint Pairs, Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs; all of which are gold point events. The Swiss Pairs will attract PQPs towards the 2024 national playoffs.

Entry fee for Swiss Pairs includes presentation ceremony with drinks and canapes on Sunday pm immediately following play.


Location - DoubleTree by Hilton, Esplanade, Darwin (116 the Esplanade)


If arriving by plane in Darwin, taxis and uber are available for transfer into the CBD; and the trip will take no more than 15-20 minutes.

The Festival is being held in the Reflections room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade (116 the Esplanade) which is in the CBD; and there are a host of accommodation options in close proximity for our players. Book early to avoid disappointment. Darwin tends to be busy in August. 

Transport options include taxis, uber, public buses, e-bikes and e-scooters. Our local players may also be able to help you.

Parking is available at the Hilton Hotel - there is a daily rate of $10. In addition, parking is available on the Esplanade and Mitchell Street - more info at


Water will be provided to players in the Reflection room. Tea and coffee will also be available for players (with an honour payment system).

Lunches will be available for purchase in the hotel.

There are a number of catering venues in very close proximity (2 minute walking distance) to the hotel including Hanuman's, the Noodle House,  the Lost Arc and the Coffee Man. Additional catering options (5-10 minute walking distance) include Lizard's bar and restaurant, Shenanigan's pub, the D Hotel, the tap bar, and the Coffee Club.

Additional Information

Stay at the venue - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (116 the Esplanade) or one of Hilton's other venues in close proximity which may have discounts available - these are the Hilton Darwin (32 Mitchell Street) and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin (122 the Esplanade). Links as follows:

116 the Esplanade

Available Rooms - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

32 Mitchell Street

Available Rooms - Hilton Darwin

122 the Esplanade

Available Rooms - Hilton Garden Inn

Alternatively, you may wish to consider Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin City Hotel, Argus Hotel, Novotel, Frontier Hotel, Luma Luma Apartments, Travelodge, Palms City Resort, Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel, Rydges Darwin Central Hotel, Alatai Apartments, Ramada Suites, H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel, H on Smith Hotel or Mantra Pandanas - all of which are in the city and in reasonable walking distance to the Territory Gold Bridge Festival. A little further afield you may wish to consider Mindil Beach Casino Resort, Quest Palmerston or Rydges Palmerston. 

Book early to avoid disappointment. Darwin tends to be busy in August with a variety of events prior to our Territory Gold Bridge Festival including the Darwin Cup Carnival, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Darwin Festival.

Have a holiday and take the opportunity to extend your time in the Top End and enjoy the many experiences available.

The Northern Territory is vast. Occupying about one-sixth of Australia’s total land mass, its boundaries encompass a variety of contrasting landscapes and experiences, best enjoyed by exploring a few key destinations – each with their own distinct personality, we encourage you to experience the wonders of our region


* For teams events Entry fee per player assumes a team of 4. Amounts will differ for teams of 5 or 6.

Event Full entry fee per player Day Time Total entries Action
Matchpoint Pairs120 credits Wednesday 28-08-2024 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 42 Enter
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Thursday 29-08-2024 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams120 credits* Thursday 29-08-2024 - 2:15pm 21 Enter
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Friday 30-08-2024 - 9:30am & 2:15pm
Swiss Pairs150 credits Saturday 31-08-2024 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 45 Enter
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Sunday 01-09-2024 - 9:30am & 2:15pm


The NTBA reserves the right to cancel the Territory Gold Bridge Festival and accepts no responsibility for any expenses incurred by players in the event of such a cancellation. The NTBA recommends that players take out appropriate insurance.

In the event of cancellation due to the pandemic or border closures, the NTBA will refund in full all entry monies paid.

Pay by Monday 29 July 2024 to receive a discount of $20 per pair or $40 per team, where the entry fee for an event is made in one payment. These rates are reflected in the entry fee shown. The entry fees will increase accordingly on Tuesday 30 July 2024. 

Entries close on 23 August. The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to accept late entries and/or close entries early for the Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs depending on numbers.


Note: 1 credit = $1. 

Bank details:

Account Name      NTBA

BSB                         085-928 

Account No.          04-535-9762 

Reference              include your ABF number 

Bank Transfer Details

Account Name      NTBA

BSB                         085-928 

Account No.          04-535-9762 

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