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29 April to 3 May 2021





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Organiser:Jinny Fuss
Phone:04 740 740 05
Email:AutumnNationals@gmail.com
Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso

Links

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

We are trialling using the new MyABF system for entries and payments.  Please note that to use MyABF you must be logged in to MyABF, and any players you enter must have registered for MyABF.  There are bound to be teething problems as the Organiser and players get used to the new system so if you have any problems, or are uncomfortable using this system, please contact the Organiser directly (between 5 and 6 pm daily is good for phone calls).


There will be 3 events at the Autumn Nationals in 2021:

  - Swiss Pairs (Open, Mixed and Under LifeMaster) held on Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April (attendance at all sessions is compulsory).  These will be 8 x 14 board matches.  To play in the Under LifeMaster event, players must have less than LifeMaster status as at 31 December 2020.

  - Swiss Teams (Open and Under LifeMaster) held on Saturday 1 May and Sunday 2 May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory), with the final for the Open section to be held on Monday 3 May.    There will be 5 x 12 board matches and 4 x 14 board matches.  To play in the Under LifeMaster event, players must have less than LifeMaster status as at 31 December 2020.  In addition, an Under LifeMaster team may have one player of less than Bronze LifeMaster status

  - Consolation (Swiss Pairs and Teams) held on Monday 3 May concurrently with the finals 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.


The Autumn Nationals is conducted by the SA Bridge Federation under licence from the ABF.  These will all be Gold Point events.  Subject to confirmation from the ABF, the Open Pairs, Mixed Pairs and Open Teams will attract PQPs.


A special discount is available when the entry fee for the event is paid in one payment before 1 April.  So, the full entry fee for the Teams is $560 but where the entry payment for a team is made in one payment. this reduces to $520  Similarly, the full entry fee for the Pairs is $280 which reduces to $260 when the entry fee is made in one payment.  No discount is available for payments by cash or cheque, payments received after 1 April or when players pay separately.

Unfortunately myABF does not yet support early payment discounts, so please contact the Tournament Organiser if there is any confusion.

Location - Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showgrounds

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 Showgrounds station or the tram to Leader Street. For timetables etc, go to adelaidemetro.com.au.


On-site parking is available at $11 per day. Entry is via Rose Terrace (to the north). We have been able to source a number of 5-day parking passes for $20 each. Contact the Organiser before 18 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 for players in the foyer 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.

There is a Subway outlet on Goodwood Road a short walk south of the venue, and a snackbar to the north.

Addiional Information

The closest hotel is Rydges, a flat walk of 1 km.  They are offering 15% off their best available rate, and other inclusions.  See rydges.com/private-page/adelaide-showground


A nearby B&B run by a bridge player:  Rose Villa B&B 29 Albert Street, Goodwood


For those looking to make a holiday of their visit, the Showground now has its own caravan park onsite.  See  www.adelaideshowgroundcaravanpark.com.au

Or you could stay at Glenelg and catch the tram.


PROGRAM


Event Entry Fee Day Time Action
Swiss Pairs - Open260 credits Thursday 29-04-2021 - 10am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Friday 30-04-2021 - 9:30am
Swiss Pairs - Mixed260 credits Thursday 29-04-2021 - 10am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Friday 30-04-2021 - 9:30am
Swiss Pairs - Under LifeMaster260 credits Thursday 29-04-2021 - 10am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Friday 30-04-2021 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams - Open520 credits Saturday 01-05-2021 - 9:30am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 02-05-2021 - 9am
Swiss Teams - Under LifeMaster520 credits Saturday 01-05-2021 - 9:30am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 02-05-2021 - 9am
Consolation Teams30 credits Monday 03-05-2021 - 9:30am Enter
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Partnership Desk
Consolation Butler Swiss Pairs30 credits Monday 03-05-2021 - 9:30am Enter
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Partnership Desk

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. SA Bridge Federation will refund in full all entry monies paid.