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17th to 25th February 2023





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PARKING - Parking will be available.  The price is not available as yet but a weekly pass with unlimited entry from Saturday 18th February to Saturday 25th February inclusive will be available. The Bridge Administration Desk is the ONLY place you can obtain a weekly pass. The Bridge Administration Desk will be open on Friday 17th February from 3pm until 6pm, then from Saturday one hour before play to half an hour after play finishes. Weekly passes can only be used from Saturday to Saturday inclusive. For those requiring casual day parking, a one entry one exit ticket will be available from the machine upon entry. Those parking will need to pay (TBA) on departure at the pay stations which are located at the lifts as you are exiting. Note that the  casual ticket is a one entry and one exit ticket so if you intend to leave between sessions you will be required to pay a second (TBA) amount parking fee.

People

Tournament Organiser:

Tim Runting

Phone:

(For MyABF queries, please ring Kim or Pele 0439949060 9am-5pm)

Email:

gccconvenor@qldbridge.com.au

Manager:

Kim Ellaway

Phone:

0412 064 903

Email:manager@qldbridge.com.au

Chief Tournament Director:

Dr Laurie Kelso

Chief Scorer:

Matthew McManus

Links

You need to be registered with MyABF to submit an entry to any event. International players may submit their entries via Pele Rankin - gccentries@qldbridge.com.au 

To sign up MyABF website, please follow these instructions. It only takes a couple of minutes:

  1. Sign up at this site https://www.myabf.com.au/view
  2. Click on ‘SIGN UP’, which will take you to this link https://www.myabf.com.au/accounts/register where you will need to enter ABF number, Name, Email address and a password that’s easy to remember to avoid having to reset password.
  3. Once you have done this, you will be sent an email to activate your account. Check spam for the activation email if you haven't received it.
  4. Once you have activated your account, it will take you to a site with your profile. Include your mobile phone number and select the box for notifications if you would like to receive your results via text message.

For information on registering -  MyABF resources and how to sign up

GENERAL INFORMATION

    Welcome to the 61ST Gold Coast Congress

An event organised by the Queensland Bridge Association under license from the ABF.

The 61st Gold Coast Congress theme is Mad Hatters 

Early Bird: Pay by 6th February 2023 and receive a discount of $20 per pair or $40 per team.  No discount for 1 session 0-50 Masterpoint Pairs, Rookie Pairs and Walk-In Pairs.

What's new in 2023: 

  • No hard copy Entry Form. If posting entry, click here for a form for your entry.
  • Bobby Richman Pairs entry fee will increase from $310 to $330 per pair
  • Team entry fee will from $740 to $780 per team
  • Two session 0-50 Pairs entry fee will increase from $90 to $110 but is eligible for the early bird discount

Important points:

  • Eligibility for youth players, overseas players and events limited by masterpoints can be found on the page 22 of the GCC Information Manual
  • If paying by bank transfer: Account Name: QBA  BSB: 484-799   Account No: 452338505
  • Gold Points are awarded in all events except Walk-in Pairs
  • List of prizes will be published in Downloads
  • System regulations published on website after 1st January 2023
  • Supplementary regulations published on website after 1st February 2023
  • Seating for Pairs and Teams Championships available on website 24 hours prior to event
  • Gold Coast Congress Information Manual updated regularly as information comes to hand

DOWNLOADS

Location - Gold Coast Convention Centre

Transport

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is located in Broadbeach, on Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland. It is a unique destination which caters for both leisure and business tourism. Close to a variety of accommodation, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and 70 km's of pristine white sandy beaches.  How to get there 

Additional Information

The Combi is open for coffee and lunch snacks. As it is the only food option available at the GCCEC, we recommend you pre-order your lunch. Alternatively, Broadbeach has number of cafes/restaurants nearby. 

The air conditioning often makes it cold in some parts of the venue. For your own comfort, we recommend you bring a cardigan. 

There's more to the Gold Coast than a great bridge congress. Whatever your favourite holiday idea - relaxation or adventure - you'll find it on the Gold Coast. More information is available at Tourism Queensland.

PROGRAM


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Open330 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 30 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)330 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 23 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)330 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 29 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)330 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 15 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs260 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 2:30pm 21 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs 0-500260 credits Saturday 18-02-2023 - 2:30pm 9 Enter
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Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Rookie Pairs (0-10 MPs) Sunday50 credits Sunday 19-02-2023 - 10am 2 Enter
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Monday Butler Swiss Pairs150 credits Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 12 Enter
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Monday Butler Swiss Pairs 0-500150 credits Monday 20-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 14 Enter
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0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Tuesday50 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am 9 Enter
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Teams Championship - Open780 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 36 Enter
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Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Under 1500780 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 11 Enter
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Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)780 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 17 Enter
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Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)780 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 24 Enter
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Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)780 credits Tuesday 21-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 8 Enter
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Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Wednesday110 credits Wednesday 22-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 9 Enter
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0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Thursday110 credits Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 8 Enter
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Rookie Pairs (0-10 MPs) Thursday50 credits Thursday 23-02-2023 - 10am 4 Enter
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Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Open210 credits Friday 24-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 20 Enter
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Saturday 25-02-2023 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)210 credits Friday 24-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 11 Enter
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Saturday 25-02-2023 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)210 credits Friday 24-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 16 Enter
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Saturday 25-02-2023 - 10am
Seres-McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 24-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 1 Enter
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Friday Novice Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 24-02-2023 - 10am & 2pm 11 Enter
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Fri
17 Feb

Sat
18 Feb

Sun
19 Feb

Mon
20 Feb

Tue
21 Feb

Wed
22 Feb

Thu
23 Feb

Fri
24 Feb

Sat
25 Feb

Bobby Richman Pairs Championship

Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs

Monday Butler Pairs

 

 

Rookie

0-10 MP Pairs

 

 

 

Rookie

0-10 MP Pairs

 

 

No Frills Walk-in

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

Walk-in Pairs

 

 

Teams Championship

Teams Finals

Open Teams Final

0-50 Masterpoint Pairs

0-50 #1&2 Masterpoint Pairs

0-50 #1&2 Masterpoint Pairs

Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs

 

 

Seres McMahon Pairs

 

Friday Novice Pairs

0-99 MP

Dinner Dance