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NTBA - Territory Gold

24th to 28th August 2022





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Organiser:Mairéad Kelly
Phone: 0427000923
Email: TGBF@abf.com.au
Chief Tournament Director: Matthew McManus


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GENERAL INFORMATION

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 24 - 28 August.

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 2023 national playoffs.

Pay by Monday 25 July 2022 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 26 July 2022. 

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)

Transport

If arriving by plane in Darwin, taxi, uber and shuttle bus 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.



Catering

Water will be provided to players in the Reflection room (subject to CHO Directions). 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 and the Lost Arc. Additional catering options (5-10 minute walking distance) include 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 - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin


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 offered by one sixth of Australia’s total land mass.

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 www.northernterritory.com

PROGRAM


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Matchpoint Pairs200 credits Wednesday 24-08-2022 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 32 Enter
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Thursday 25-08-2022 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams400 credits Thursday 25-08-2022 - 2:15pm 20 Enter
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Friday 26-08-2022 - 9:30am & 2:15pm
Swiss Pairs280 credits Saturday 27-08-2022 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 35 Enter
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Sunday 28-08-2022 - 9:30am & 2:15pm

IMPORTANT POINTS:

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.

Supplementary regulations to be published by 1 August.

Pay by Monday 25 July 2022 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 26 July 2022. 

Entries close on 17 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.

All players must be double vaccinated (or provide a valid exemption) as per the ABFs vaccination mandate.

In addition, any directions or mandatory requirements (such as indoor mask wearing) in place by the NT Chief Health Officer and/or NT Government will need to be followed. Current info available here 

Note: 1 credit = $1. 

Bank details:

Account Name      NTBA

BSB                         085-928 

Account No.          04-535-9762 

Reference              include your ABF number