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18th to 26th February 2022





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When players elect to pay using Bridge Credits, it goes to their cart with message “Remember to checkout to complete entry. You can click on the cart at the top right whenever you are ready.”  The message confuses many as it implies you need to checkout immediately to complete the entry process. If you prefer to pay at a later date, leave the payment in the cart until such time as you are ready to pay.  Your entry will have payment 'Pending'.

Alternatively, you may select "Bank Transfer" as payment method. This payment method can be changed to Bridge Credits at a later date if you wish to pay via MyABF. 

People

Tournament Organiser:

Tim Runting

Phone:

0458 448 765

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 put an entry in.

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

    Welcome to the 60th Gold Coast Congress


An event organised by the Queensland Bridge Association under license from the ABF. Fittingly, our theme in 2022 is Diamonds.

Early Bird: Pay by 7th February 2022 and receive a discount of $20 per pair or $40 per team. No discount for Rookie Pairs and 0-50 Masterpoint Pairs.

What's new in 2022:

  • All morning sessions start at 10.00 am.
  • Bobby Richman Pairs Final 3 is at 10.00am.
  • Afternoon sessions start at 2.30 pm, except Monday and Friday - 2.00 pm
  • All Rookie and 0-50 events commence at 10.00 am
  • There is a new division in Teams Championship - Under 1500 masterpoints

Important points:

  • Following ABF guidelines on Gold Point events in 2022, it is a requirement that all players and officials be fully vaccinated. For those ineligible to be vaccinated for medical reasons, a medical certificate confirming such ineligibility along with confirmation of a negative Covid test conducted within 3 days of commencement of the event will be required.
  • Full refunds will be given to all entries if the event is cancelled for Pandemic reasons or border closure reasons.  We are asking everyone with the intention of coming to enter so we know if the support is out there.  If we realise that entries are not coming in as we would like, we will go back to the drawing board.
  • Gold Points are awarded in all events except Walk-in Pairs
  • List of prizes published on the website after 1st January 2022
  • System regulations published on website after 1st January 2022
  • Supplementary regulations published on website after 1st February 2022
  • Seating for Pairs and Teams Championships available on website 24 hours prior to event
  • Gold Coast Congress Compendium 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 

Addiional 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, here are some suggestions provided by the GCCEC - Cafes near GCCEC 

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
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs260 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 2:30pm 42 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs 0-500260 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 2:30pm 16 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Open310 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 56 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Intermediate (<750 MP's)310 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 42 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Restricted (<300 MP's)310 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 46 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Novice (<100 MP's)310 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 26 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am
Rookie Pairs (0-10 MP's) Sunday 20th Feb50 credits Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am 3 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Monday Butler Swiss Pairs150 credits Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 28 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Monday Butler Swiss Pairs 0-500150 credits Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 20 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Teams Championship - Restricted (<300 MPs)740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 35 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Novice (<100 MPs)740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 9 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Intermediate (<750 MPs)740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 36 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Under 1500740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 27 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Open740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 50 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Tuesday50 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am 7 Enter
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Partnership Desk
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Wednesday90 credits Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 7 Enter
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Partnership Desk
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Thursday90 credits Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 7 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Rookie Pairs (0-10 MP's) Thursday 24th Feb50 credits Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am 4 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Intermediate (<750 MP's)210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 27 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Seres-McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 8 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Open210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 44 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Restricted (<300 MP's)210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 20 Enter
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Partnership Desk
Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Friday Novice Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 6 Enter
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Partnership Desk

Fri
18 Feb

Sat
19 Feb

Sun
20 Feb

Mon
21 Feb

Tue
22 Feb

Wed
23 Feb

Thu
24 Feb

Fri
25 Feb

Sat
26 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