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18th to 26th February 2022





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Latest News

GCC Update 10 January 2022
It is a fluid situation, but at this point the GCC is proceeding. • The Bridge widows’ calendar is on our website.• The sponsor’s list is on the web site.• Celeb Speakers program almost completed.• Bulletin team on board.• Recorders almost complete.• Staff accommodation booked.• Directors confirmed.Experts are expecting Omicron to peak at the end of January, also 16 million Australians will be eligible for their booster shot by then, so with 6 weeks to go we remain positive that the event will be proceeding.Being the 60th Anniversary we have really geared up for an exciting event!Of course, we do not have a crystal ball to say what the 18th February will bring, however.… please let others know at this point, it is certainly going ahead!!”Tim Runting, Convenor

People

Tournament Organiser:

Tim Runting

Phone:

(Please ring Kim or Pele 0439949060 if you have MyABF queries)

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

For the latest Queensland Government Covid-19 Updates, visit this link - Qld Govt Latest Covid-19 Updates

You need to be registered with MyABF to submit an entry to any event.

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. Many players forget their 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 think it hasn’t been sent.
  4. Once you have activated your account, it will take you to a site with your profile. Please confirm that you have been fully vaccinated as this is another prerequisite for attendance to the congress.  If not vaccinated, you will need a medical certificate confirming ineligibility to be vaccinated plus you will need a negative covid test within 3 days of start of the event.

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:

  • All players have to be double vaccinated. GCCEC COVID Conditions of Entry
  • Full refunds will be given to all entries if the event is cancelled for Pandemic reasons or border closure reasons.
  • Eligibility for Seniors, youth players, overseas players and events limited by masterpoints can be found on the page 7 of the entry form
  • 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 is now published in downloads
  • 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 

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, 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 76 Enter
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Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs 0-500260 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 2:30pm 24 Enter
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Sunday 20-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Open310 credits Saturday 19-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 100 Enter
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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 64 Enter
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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 78 Enter
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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 52 Enter
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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 14 Enter
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Monday Butler Swiss Pairs150 credits Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 52 Enter
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Monday Butler Swiss Pairs 0-500150 credits Monday 21-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 30 Enter
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Teams Championship - Restricted (<300 MPs)740 credits Tuesday 22-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 50 Enter
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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 16 Enter
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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 52 Enter
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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 29 Enter
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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 81 Enter
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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 27 Enter
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0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Wednesday90 credits Wednesday 23-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 29 Enter
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0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Thursday90 credits Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am & 2:30pm 22 Enter
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Rookie Pairs (0-10 MP's) Thursday 24th Feb50 credits Thursday 24-02-2022 - 10am 12 Enter
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Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Intermediate (<750 MP's)210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 35 Enter
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Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Seres-McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 11 Enter
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Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Open210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 74 Enter
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Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Restricted (<300 MP's)210 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 41 Enter
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Saturday 26-02-2022 - 10am
Friday Novice Matchpoint Swiss Pairs150 credits Friday 25-02-2022 - 10am & 2pm 17 Enter
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Sat
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Sun
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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