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28th April to 2nd May 2022





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People

Organiser:Barbara Travis
Phone:0437 919 928
Email:ANOT@abf.com.au
Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso

Links

My ABF resources page:  https://www.abf.com.au/member-services/my-abf-resources/

YouTube video:  MyABF:  Player functions overview - https://youtu.be/Y4wy7PbErwk 

YouTube video:  MyABF:  Browse, enter and pay for congresses - https://youtu.be/9S7JaX9lf4Y



GENERAL INFORMATION

The Autumn National Championships are conducted by the SA Bridge Federation under licence from the ABF.  These will all be Gold Point events.  The Open and Mixed events will attract PQPs towards the 2023 national playoffs.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2022:

* Play starts each day at 9.30am and finishes at 5.45pm (Thursday to Sunday).

* All weekend Teams events have 8 x 14-board matches (4 per day)

* Two new events have been added:

     * Under Grand Master Butler Swiss Pairs (Thursday and Friday)

     * Under Grand Master Teams (Saturday and Sunday)

       for players who have not attained the rank of Grand Master by 31st December 2021.


THE EVENTS:

* Butler Swiss Pairs: Open, Mixed, Under Grand Master or Under Life Master

Thursday 28th April and Friday 29th April (attendance at all sessions is compulsory),

8 x 14 board matches, 9.30am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

To play in the Under Grand Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Grand Master by 31st December 2021.

To play in the Under Life Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Life Master by 31st December 2021.

* Swiss Teams: Open, Under Grand Master or Under Life Master

Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory),

The Final of the Open Teams will be held on Monday 2nd May.   

8 x 14 board matches, 9.30am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

To play in the Under Grand Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Grand Master by 31st December 2021.

To play in the Under Life Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Life Master by 31st December 2021.

 * Consolation (Swiss Pairs and Teams) held on Monday 2nd May, concurrently with the final of the Open Teams.  There will be 6 x 8 board matches.  To encourage newer players, entry will be free for players with less than 25 masterpoints, who have not played in these events previously.


IMPORTANT POINTS:

* All players must be double vaccinated (or provide a valid exemption) as per the ABF’s vaccination mandate.

* We will be complying with any SA Health regulations in place at the time of the event.

* Gold points will be awarded in all events: in Open events, at the full rate; in Under Grand Master events, at the A2 rate (half the Open rate); in Under Life Master events, at a lesser rate (dependent on the entrants).

* Full refunds will be given to all entries if the event is cancelled for pandemic reasons or border closures.

* If paying by bank transfer:

     Account Name       SA Bridge Federation

     BSB                         085333

    Account No.           791911424














DOWNLOADS

Location - Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground

Transport

The venue is well-served by public transport. Travel to Bus Stop 2 on Goodwood Road via bus routes G10 / W91 / G20 / G30 / G40, which leave King William Street in the city at regular intervals. Or (further to walk) catch the Seaford or Belair line train to the Showground station.  Or take the tram to Leader Street. For timetables etc, go to adelaidemetro.com.au.

On-site parking is available at $12 per day, entry via Rose Terrace (to the north). We will be sourcing a number of 5-day parking passes at cost of $24 per pass (for the duration of the events) . Contact the Organiser before 18th April to have one allocated to you.

There is a limited amount of parking nearby for mobility-challenged players. Please contact the Organiser for more information.

Catering

Water and instant tea & coffee are provided free of charge for players (in the break-out area of the Ridley Centre).

Lunches will be available for purchase in the Atrium Court outside the Ridley Centre. This will include sandwiches, hot food, cakes, fresh fruit etc and ‘better’ coffee. To reduce queuing, you can pre-order your lunch up to an hour before play starts each day.

Drakes have a food centre in their supermarket across the road, selling hot and cold lunches, hot and cold drinks (Nonna's Pasta, The Little Kitchen, Muffin Break, Grown & Ground).

There is also a Subway outlet on Goodwood Road a short walk south of the venue.

Additional Information

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Some accommodation venues are already heavily booked because Tasting Australia starts at the same time.  It is therefore recommended to book early.  Please check flexibility re bookings/cancellations.  (Should you be interested in finding out more about Tasting Australia: https://tastingaustralia.com.au/program)

Quest King William South                       2.1km  (on tramline)          

379 King William Street, Adelaide                   phone 8206 6500

Studio                                     $ 155 (incl. GST)

1-Bed apartment                  $ 165 (incl. GST)

2-Bed apartment                   $ 250 (incl. GST)

Complimentary: tram tickets to Showground, use of gym.

To book, phone or use link, and quote Promo Code: SABRIDGE

https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/sa/adelaide/quest-king-william-south/overview

(8 nearby restaurants do ‘chargeback’)


The Terrace Hotel                                        2.2km  (short walk to tramline)

(all rooms have shower over bath):                 

208 South Terrace, Adelaide                             phone 8223 2800

Deluxe Balcony Queen                $ 120 (incl. GST)

Deluxe Balcony Twin                   $ 130 (incl. GST)

Offer closes 12th March or until allocation filled

(part of Rydges group) 

https://www.rydges.com/private-page/bridge-autumn-nationals-2022/   (please specify The Terrace or HotelMotel)

HotelMotel Adelaide                                    2.2km  

(all rooms have walk-in shower, no bath), incl. 1 car park:          

215 South Terrace, Adelaide                             phone 8223 2800

King Room                                   $ 135 (incl. GST)

Twin Room (2 double beds)      $ 140 (incl. GST)

Offer closes 12th March or until allocation filled

(part of Rydges group)

https://www.rydges.com/private-page/bridge-autumn-nationals-2022/    (please specify The Terrace or HotelMotel)



Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury     2.8km  (on tramline)

2 Flinders Street, Adelaide                                              phone 8112 0000

Premier Studio                              $ 175 (incl. GST)

Premier 1-Bed apartment           $ 195 (incl. GST)

To book, phone and quote: SA BRIDGE FEDERATION

(TFE group)


Rydges South Park                                     1km walk

1 South Terrace, Adelaide

Rydges South Park offer a 15% discount to bridge players.  Use the following link:

https://www.rydges.com/private-page/adelaide-showground/



Adelaide Showground Caravan Park 

(if you have a caravan):  mention BRIDGE for a 10% discount


OTHER OPTIONS (no arrangements made)

La Loft Apartments 1.9km (City and Unley)

VUE Penthouse on KW 1.9km





PROGRAM


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Butler Swiss Pairs - Mixed280 credits Thursday 28-04-2022 - 9:30am 26 Enter
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Friday 29-04-2022 - 9:30am
Butler Swiss Pairs - Open280 credits Thursday 28-04-2022 - 9:30am 34 Enter
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Friday 29-04-2022 - 9:30am
Butler Swiss Pairs - Under Grand Master280 credits Thursday 28-04-2022 - 9:30am 28 Enter
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Friday 29-04-2022 - 9:30am
Butler Swiss Pairs - Under Life Master280 credits Thursday 28-04-2022 - 9:30am 25 Enter
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Friday 29-04-2022 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams - Under Life Master560 credits Saturday 30-04-2022 - 9:30am 8 Enter
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Sunday 01-05-2022 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams - Open560 credits Saturday 30-04-2022 - 9:30am 40 Enter
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Sunday 01-05-2022 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams - Under Grand Master560 credits Saturday 30-04-2022 - 9:30am 14 Enter
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Sunday 01-05-2022 - 9:30am
Consolation Butler Swiss Pairs30 credits Monday 02-05-2022 - 9:30am 10 Enter
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Consolation Teams60 credits Monday 02-05-2022 - 9:30am 0 Enter
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The SA Bridge Federation reserves the right to cancel the Autumn Nationals tournament and accepts no responsibility for any expenses incurred by participants in the event of such a cancellation. SA Bridge Federation recommends that participants take out appropriate insurance.

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