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NTBA - Territory Gold

6th to 10th September 2023

Sponsored by

                                                         MAJOR SPONSOR



 ALICE SPRINGS GOLF CLUBwalking distance - 89521921

ERIC NUNN JEWELLERY - on site and on line 

 CASA NOSTRA- BYO – excellent Italian 89526749

 HANUMAN RESTAURANT – Thai and Indian dishes - 89537188

 PAUL LAVINGS BOOK SHOP- Lots of presents for Bridge lovers.

DESERT PALMS  RESORT - Good Accommodation Rates 89525977

CONVENTION CENTRE & LASSETERS CASINO – for our excellent rates.

 MLA ROBYN LAMBLEY –all our photocopying 


Organiser:Eileen Boocock
Chief Tournament Director:Matthew McManus


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4.     When you have activated your account, it will take you to a site with your profile where you can add further details as you wish.

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   Welcome to the Territory Gold Bridge Festival for 2023  

                                                                             "Bridge is back in the Red Centre"                                                                                                  

The Northern Territory Bridge Association together with the ABF look forward to welcoming you in Alice Springs September 6-10.    
The Welcome Function will be held at the Convention Centre in the courtyard 5.30-7pm. This is free of charge and is an opportunity to meet new friends and renew old ones!

Sessions:           Matchpoint Pairs -  Sept 6th 9.30am and 2.15 pm and Sept 7th 9.30am       

                                 Swiss Teams  - Sept 7th 2.15pm Sept 8th 9.30am and 2.15pm

                                 Swiss Pairs (with PQP’s) - Sept 9th & 10th at 9.30am & 2.15 pm

                                                    ALL WITH GOLD MASTERPOINTS and CASH PRIZES

Pay by Monday 7 August 2023 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 8 August 2023. 

It is hoped you will enjoy your stay in Alice Springs as well as the Bridge Competition.  We look forward to seeing you at the festival and should you have any further queries please contact Eileen on 0409677356. 



Location - Alice Springs Convention Centre Barrrett Drive (next to Lasseters Casino)


If arriving by plane in Alice Springs, taxis and bus transfers are available into the CBD; and the trip will take no more than 15-20 minutes.

Parking is not a problem at the venue.  Plenty of free parking.


ALL Lunches are included each day in your registration fee.

The Welcome Function with canapes and drinks is included in your registration fee. 

The Presentation Dinner $50pp. Includes Buffet dinner and wine.

Water will be provided to players in the room (subject to CHO Directions). Tea and coffee will also be available for players (with an honour payment system).

Additional Information


Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel Casino and Convention Centre is an excellent venue, with exclusive event accommodation packages:                                       Standard Room : $260 per night.   Mention the Bridge Festival when booking because rooms are limited.       Email: or PH: (08) 89507777    

                     Another option in close proximity is:  Desert Palms Resort (approx 5 min walk)  PH: (08) 89525977  79 Barrett Drive                                                                 email:                                                                   They have a special rate for a self contained Villa $185 per night - mention the Bridge Festival when booking.  


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Matchpoint Pairs240 credits Wednesday 06-09-2023 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 38 Entries closed on Tuesday 5 Sep 2023View Entries
Thursday 07-09-2023 - 9:30am
Swiss Teams480 credits Thursday 07-09-2023 - 2:15pm 19 Entries closed on Tuesday 5 Sep 2023View Entries
Friday 08-09-2023 - 9:30am & 2:15pm
Swiss Pairs280 credits Saturday 09-09-2023 - 9:30am & 2:15pm 41 Entries closed on Tuesday 5 Sep 2023View Entries
Sunday 10-09-2023 - 9:30am & 2:15pm
Presentation Dinner50 credits Sunday 10-09-2023 - 6pm 42 Entries closed on Tuesday 5 Sep 2023View Entries


1. Entries will open on 1 January 2023

2.  1 Credit = $1

3.  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.

4.  Supplementary regulations now available.

5. Covid-19 Policy for ABF Licensed events from 1st June 2022

The ABF notes that all state and territory governments no longer require proof of double vaccination and wearing of masks when entering venues and business. As a consequence, these will no longer be mandated for ABF Licensed events. Tournament Organisers will make their own decisions regarding whether or not to relax the earlier policies and players are advised to check the website for each event prior to entry.

Players and officials are asked not to attend any event if they are not well, or if they are supposed to be isolating or quarantining. If you come to play but are not well, you will be asked to leave the venue. If you start feeling unwell with Covid-19 symptoms during any event, please ask the Director to find a substitute until you are feeling well and have a negative RAT test.

Tournament Organisers reserve the right to make decisions as to the running and conduct of an ABF License event and vary these regulations the health and welfare of the competitors and officials is compromised.

6.  For those wishing to pay by bank transfer the bank details are:

Account Name    NTBA.    BSB    085-928.  Account No.  04-535-9762.   Reference - include your ABF number 

Bank Transfer Details

Bank details:

Account Name      NTBA

BSB                         085-928 

Account No.          04-535-9762 

Reference              include your ABF number 

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