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Victor Champion Cup

8th to 12th June 2023

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Geoff Schaller
Phone: 0418 559 343
Chief Tournament Director:
Laurie Kelso
Chief Scorer:Martin Willcox
Partnership Desk:Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769


2023 Results

Some useful resources for you. In particular, the VCC will adhere to the ABF's guidelines for wellness. Players and officials who are not feeling well should not attend the event or should leave if they notice whilst attending. The full ABF policy can be found here:


Welcome to the Victor Champion Cup Bridge Festival. This event is run by the Victorian Bridge Association under licence from the ABF and is scheduled over the Victorian King's Birthday long weekend, from Thursday 8th June through to Monday 12th June 2023. All entries must be made online and all players need to be registered with MyABF.

Gold Point Event
Playoff Qualifying Points*

Four Swiss Pairs Events and the Victor Champion Cup Swiss Teams 

*PQP’s available for specific events - see schedule.


Entry Fee: Pairs - $300, Teams - $780

Early Bird: Pay online on or before 22 May and receive a discount of $30 per pair or $60 per team

Entries: must be made online through this portal

Payment Options: Credit card and MyABF credits only

Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse, 2 Feehan Ave, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

Master Point Cut-off Date: 31/12/2022

Partnership Desk: Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769

2023 Results


Location - Moonee Valley Racecourse - Octagonal Lounge


If you are driving to the venue, take Gate 6 from Dean St or use Wilson St and proceed to the centre of the racecourse to park. Parking will now be free. If you have disabled passengers, you can drop them at the front door before proceeding back out to park. We will provide separate details later. From the airport, it is only a 15-minute drive.  Allow 10 more minutes during the peak. Coming by tram, the nearest stop is just 150m from the Gate 2 main entry. Use the Moonee Valley Civic Centre stop on Pascoe Vale  Rd. Coming by train, use the Moonee Ponds station and walk 450m to Gate 2. Everything is shown on the map above. Detailed instructions will be sent out to players the weekend prior. Gate 2 is the entrance nearest the junction of Feehan Ave and Dean St.


The racecourse is situated in the heart of Moonee Ponds with cafes, hotels, restaurants and more, all within walking distance to the venue and reasonable prices. Courtesy Kim Frazer, here are some places you should google and try:

Saros - bottom of Sebel - although it is the hotel's restaurant, has excellent service.
Chiba - Japanese (well recommended).
Taksim Square - Turkish (go there hungry) good for groups and sharing plates.
Phillelhene - Greek - also good for groups and sharing plates.
Escagrill - Italian - variety of traditional Italian dishes and steak.
Gourmet Kitchen (Good international cuisine).
Chilli Pepper - Vietnamese - small place but been in the area for a long time.
Vintage Cellar Wine Bar (very busy popular Wine Bar with Spanish influence). 
Ascot Food & Wine (gets great reviews and is always busy)

Other options include Jack's Satay Bar, Portobello, and Carosello.
Further afield in Union Road ( a short uber trip) is Arcadia Gastronomique 

During the event, we will be bringing you an inhouse menu to order from for some smart and simple lunches. I will email instructions and price list to all players. We need you to pay on ordering with a credit card.

Additional Information


It has not been possible to pre-book accommodation this late in the year so it is up to you to find accommodation. However, this area is rich with options, both apartment style and hotel style. Whilst I recommend you peruse, I can offer some names that are close to the venue:

  • Quest Moonee Valley
  • 7 Feehan Avenue (formerly 1 McPherson St), Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 2 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via Quest Moonee Valley (
  • Studio apartments  $189/night,  one bedroom apartments are $289/night, two bedroom apartments $389/night
  • The Sebel Moonee Valley
  • 41 Homer Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 14 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via (03) 8593 9678
  • Balcony apartments from $202/night
  • Boutique Balcony Units with City Views
  • 26 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 12 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via 
  • Balcony apartments from $220/night
  • Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social
  • 873 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon 3040
  • 1.65km from Gate 2
  • Book via or direct

Based on your experiences, we will plan reserved accommodation for 2024.

Last Day Flight Planning:

We are planning to conclude play by 1:30 pm but this is followed by presentations. By Taxi or Uber, the trip to the airport is only 15 minutes. If you are booking flights, my recommendation is to choose a flight no earlier than 3:00 pm. There are still a lot of issues around security checks and it is a public holiday.

Moonee Valley Bridge Club Event:

Why not enjoy 11 days of Bridge, get practise in for the VCC and make a real trip to Melbourne! MVBC is running two events just ahead of the VCC, very nearby. You can enjoy these two great options: 

  • MVBC Super Congress (50% bonus red points) on 2nd - 4th June 2023 with 10am start all days, and
  • MVBC single session State Congress red point event on 7th June 2023, 7.15pm start.
  • 2a Pattison St, Moonee Ponds.

 Sign up at My ABF - Congress View.


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
Frank Power Trophy Swiss Pairs(under 200MP combined)300 credits Thursday 08-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 7 Entries closed on Friday 2 Jun 2023View Entries
Friday 09-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Victor Muntz Restricted Swiss Pairs (under 300MP each)300 credits Thursday 08-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 13 Entries closed on Friday 2 Jun 2023View Entries
Friday 09-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Jim and Norma Borin Mixed Swiss Pairs300 credits Thursday 08-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 30 Entries closed on Friday 2 Jun 2023View Entries
Friday 09-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Wally Scott Open Swiss Pairs300 credits Thursday 08-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 86 Entries closed on Friday 2 Jun 2023View Entries
Friday 09-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Victor Champion Cup Swiss Teams780 credits Saturday 10-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm 59 Entries closed on Friday 2 Jun 2023View Entries
Sunday 11-06-2023 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 12-06-2023 - 10am

Early Bird discounts of $30 per pair and $60 per team apply until May 22nd, 2023

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