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SABF - ANC 2022

2nd to 14th July 2022

Sponsored by

AustralianBridge Federation (ABF)

TBIB Insurance

Paul Lavings - Bridge Supplies, Books, Cards

SA Bridge Assoc


Bird in Hand

Bridge At Beaumont (Barbara Travis)



Organiser:Adel Abdelhamid
Phone: 0402433674
Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso


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Please use this link for the Interstate Teams related in formation:


Welcome to the 2022 ANC to be held at the Morphettville Racecourse, corner of Anzac Highway and Morphett Road, Morphettville - SA

The ANC events are conducted by the SA Bridge Federation under licence from the ABF. The Butler Open Pairs and the Butler Mixed Pairs will attract 2023 Playoff Qualifying Points. The top three pairs in the Mixed Butler will be invited to represent Australia in Poland later this year.

Format of Championship Events

The first event of the Championships is the Paul Lavings Bridgegear Welcome Swiss Pairs, to be played on Saturday 2nd July.

The Interstate Teams, which precedes the Butler Pairs, begins on Sunday 3rd July, with the Finals on the evening of Wednesday 6th, and Thursday 7th July.  The only evening session is the first stanza of the Interstate Teams Final.

The ANC Matchpoint Interstate Swiss Pairs will be held on Thursday July 7th and Friday July 8th. The event takes the form of a single field Matchpoint Swiss Pairs event, with 10 matches each of 10 boards (5  on each day).  Prizes will be awarded to the highest placed Open, Mixed and Youth Pairs.  Free entry is provided for ANC Interstate Teams contestants, others may enter for a fee of $60 per pair.  Each pair of entrants must be from the same state.

Please use this link for the Interstate Teams related in formation:

The TBIB Butler Pairs will run from Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th July. The TBIB Open, Mixed and Senior Butler Pairs will be conducted in two stages—a Preliminary Stage and a Final Stage. 

The format for these events can be found in the Supplementary Regulations.

The TBIB Restricted Butler Pairs Event will be run alongside Stage 1 of the TBIB Open Butler and will consist of 9 x 12 board matches in a Swiss movement.


Restricted Butler – under 300 Masterpoints as at 31/12/2021;

Youth – must be born on or after 1/01/1997;

Senior Butler Pairs – must be born before 1/01/1961;

Youth Discount:

50% off all entry fees – (ensure your DOB is entered in your My ABF profile to have the discount applied when entering) – all T&Cs apply.

Other Discount:

An early bird discount will be available for those players who register and pay for their entries before 8th June 2022.  This discount applies to the TBIB Butler Stage 1 Pairs, also the Restricted, Mixed and Seniors competitions and is $10.00 per player per event.  All entry fees are inclusive of GST.

World Bridge Series in Wroclaw Poland, 19 August - 3 September 2022

The top 3 placegetters of the Mixed Butler Pairs are eligible to receive a subsidy if they attend the World Bridge Series in Poland and play one event as a pair (either pairs or teams event).
First - $3,000 for the pair plus entry fee for one event;
Second - $2,000 for the pair plus entry for one event; and
Third - $1,000 for the pair plus entry fee for one event.


Location - Morphettville Race Course - Adelaide Cup room


Parking:  There is ample free parking with access from Anzac Highway (Junction Car Park – Tram Gate Entrance).  If anyone is mobility impaired, please approach  the Tournament Organiser for an alternative.

Public Transport:  Morphett Road is a designated tram stop between Adelaide and Glenelg.  Morphettville Racecourse tram stop is only available on race days.  Numerous buses also stop close to the venue.  Maps & timetables will be available from the hospitality desk at the venue.

Taxis:  Numbers for local taxis are:  Suburban - 131008 and Adelaide Independent - 132211.


Catering:  Tea, coffee and lunch items will be available for purchase from the catering window next to the playing area after 8.30am each day.

Bar Facility:  The Bar will be open after play and until 7.00pm each day.

Venue Closure:  The venue will close at 7.30pm each day.

Victory Dinner

When7.00 p.m., Thursday, 7th July 2022.

WhereMorphettville Racecourse, Corner of Anzac Highway and Morphettville Road – admission via ticket.

 Includes the presentation of Interstate trophies and medallions. This event is open to all.

Cost:   $110 (inc. GST) per person (covers dinner and limited drinks—  open bar for other drink purchases).

 Any request for special dietary needs should be advised when purchasing tickets.

ParkingAlternative parking is available for the dinner in the Member’s Car Park off Morphett Road (refer to the map above).

 Set Menu:  Entrée, a choice of two main courses and two desserts, tea and coffee served with chocolates 

Additional Information

Score-up Facility:  There are several tables by the windows for scoring up. Each State Team will have its own table.  

Smoking:  There will be a designated outside area for smokers.  There is no smoking inside the building.

Access to the Playing AreaPlayers can go up to the playing area by lift, stairs, or the escalator.

Toilets:  There are ample toilet facilities.  They are clearly signed.

Hospitality DeskThe desk will be manned by volunteers prior to the commencement of each Teams, Butler, and Congress session. 


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Paul Lavings Bridgegear Pairs30 credits Saturday 02-07-2022 - 9:30am 19 Enter
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SA Bridge Assoc. Teams Challenge120 credits Sunday 03-07-2022 - 9:30am 3 Enter
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Bird in Hand Pairs AM30 credits Monday 04-07-2022 - 9:30am 1 Enter
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Bird In Hand Pairs PM30 credits Monday 04-07-2022 - 1:30pm 1 Enter
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Bridge at Beaumont Novice Pairs30 credits Tuesday 05-07-2022 - 9:30am 1 Enter
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Bridge at Beaumont Open Pairs30 credits Tuesday 05-07-2022 - 1:30pm 2 Enter
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Support Cancer Council Pairs AM30 credits Wednesday 06-07-2022 - 9:30am 1 Enter
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Support Cancer Councel Pairs PM30 credits Wednesday 06-07-2022 - 1:30pm 1 Enter
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Interstate Matchpoint Swiss Pairs60 credits Thursday 07-07-2022 - 9:30am 2 Enter
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Friday 08-07-2022 - 9:30am
TBIB Butler Pairs - Open - Stage 1300 credits Saturday 09-07-2022 - 10am 19 Enter
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Sunday 10-07-2022 - 10am
TBIB Butler Pairs - Restricted230 credits Saturday 09-07-2022 - 10am 16 Enter
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Sunday 10-07-2022 - 10am
TBIB Butler Pairs - Seniors - Stage 1260 credits Monday 11-07-2022 - 10am 0 Enter
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Tuesday 12-07-2022 - 10am
ANC Swiss Pairs A180 credits Monday 11-07-2022 - 10am 2 Enter
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Tuesday 12-07-2022 - 10am
TBIB Butler Pairs - Mixed - Stage 1260 credits Monday 11-07-2022 - 10am 11 Enter
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Tuesday 12-07-2022 - 10am
ANC Swiss Pairs B180 credits Wednesday 13-07-2022 - 10am 0 Enter
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Thursday 14-07-2022 - 10am

Please note: When paying the entry fee for an event one Credit is equal to  one Australian dollar.

The preferred method of payment is via the, however bank transfers  to the following account will be accepted.

Account Name: SA Bridge Federation 

BSB: 085 333

Account Number: 79-191-1424

Reference: ANC - Your Name

Important Points

  • The SA Bridge Federation reserves the right to cancel the ANC and accepts no responsibility for any expenses incurred by participants in the event of such action. It is recommended  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.
  • All players must be fully vaccinated against COVID (or provide a valid medical exemption) as per the ABF's vaccination mandate.
  • If the SA Governament still has its indoor mask wearing mandate in place, we will be wearing masks. This means wearing masks properly, over the nose and over the chin.