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17th to 24th February 2024





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SUNDAY EVENTS HAVE NOW CLOSED


If you'd like to enter any of these events, please contact Kim Ellaway.



AIR CONDITIONING

Pack something warm to wear in the playing area. Some areas are much colder than others.  It takes a while to get the temperature to a satisfactory level. 

GOLD COAST CONGRESS 2025

Gold Coast International Congress for 2025 will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre from Saturday 1 February to Saturday 8 February 2025

People

Tournament Organiser:Tim RuntingContact via manager@qldbridge.com.au
Manager:Kim Ellaway

manager@qldbridge.com.au

0412 064 903

Chief Tournament Director:
Dr Laurie Kelso
Chief Scorer:
Matt McManus

Entries Coordinator:

Pele Rankin

gccentries@qldbridge.com.au

0439 949 060

Don't have a partner or team mates?

Partnership Coordinator:

Toni Bardon

tmbardon@hotmail.com

0401 082 054

Accommodation EnquiriesSue Smith

Sue.gccongress@gmail.com

0429 056 445

Links

 Seating and Results



Bridge Companions Program

Social & Other Activities

New Players Information Links

You need an ABF number, and registered on My ABF to submit an entry to any event. International players may submit their entries via Pele Rankin - gccentries@qldbridge.com.au 

To get an ABF number, please email masterpoints@abf.com.au with your name, gender, date of birth and for NZ players - NZB.  If you already have an ABF number but don't remember it, you may search for it here - ABF Masterpoint Centre.

To sign up My ABF 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 to avoid having to reset 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 haven't received it.
  4. When you have activated your account, update your profile accordingly.

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

Bulletins

GENERAL INFORMATION

    Welcome to the 62ND Gold Coast Congress 

An event organised by the Queensland Bridge Association under license from the ABF.

The 62nd Gold Coast Congress theme is SPORTS  

What's new in 2024: 

  • Apart from the Walk-In Pairs, all events have a $20 discount per person, if the entry fee is paid by 12 February 2024. The advertised entry fees below (program) are the non-discounted prices.
  • No hard copy Entry Form. If posting entry, click here for a form for your entry.
  • Bobby Richman Pairs reduced to 4 sessions however both Qualifying and Finals will be 3 board matches. 
  • Bobby Richman Finals will be 10 tables, not 14 for 2024.
  • Weekend Swiss abolished for 2024 and replaced with one day butler
  • Seres McMahon abolished and replaced with Friday one day butler
  • One session 0-50 Pairs abolished and replaced with 2 session event.
  • Walk Ins every session.


Important points:

  • Don't have a partner or team mates? Contact Toni Bardontmbardon@hotmail.com 0401 082 054
  • Eligibility for youth players, overseas players and events limited by masterpoints can be found on the page 22 of the GCC Information Manual
  • 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 published in Downloads
  • System regulations published in Downloads
  • Supplementary regulations published in Downloads
  • Seating for Pairs and Teams Championships available on website 24 hours prior to event
  • Gold Coast Congress Information Manual updated regularly as information comes to hand
  • 1 bridge credit = AUS$1

QBA WELLNESS GUIDELINES: Players and officials are asked not to attend any event if they are infectious, or if they are supposed to be isolating or quarantining. Those who come to play and, feeling unwell, self-diagnose that they may be infectious, should inform the director and leave the venue.

Please wear a mask if you're unsure. Masks are available if you don't have one - ask at the GCC office.

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 

Transport to Broadbeach from Brisbane Airport: 

Train and tram is the cheapest way to get to Broadbeach - approximately $45 per person - Airtrain.com.au

Door to Door shuttle service - approximately $55 per person -  Con-X-ion 

Transport to Broadbeach from Gold Coast Airport: 

Taxi is approximately $55-$65

Public Transport information may be found at Gold Coast Airport website

Con-X-ion Shuttle service and Link Transfers offer Door to Door service

Catering

The Kombi Van will be open during the GCC. Café style take away food and drinks, including barista made coffee, will be available. There are numerous cafes a short walk from the GCCEC.

Additional Information

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
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Open290 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 225 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)290 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 116 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)290 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 158 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)290 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 87 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Sunday Butler Swiss Pairs170 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 98 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Sunday Butler Swiss Pairs 0-500170 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 32 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Rookie Pairs (0-10 MPs) Sunday90 credits Sunday 18-02-2024 - 10am 33 Entries closed on Saturday 17 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday Butler Swiss Pairs170 credits Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 113 Entries closed on Sunday 18 Feb 2024View Entries
Monday Butler Swiss Pairs 0-500170 credits Monday 19-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 40 Entries closed on Sunday 18 Feb 2024View Entries
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Tuesday140 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 56 Entries closed on Monday 19 Feb 2024View Entries
Teams Championship - Open860 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 148 Entries closed on Thursday 15 Feb 2024View Entries
Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Under 1500860 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 50 Entries closed on Thursday 15 Feb 2024View Entries
Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)860 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 74 Entries closed on Thursday 15 Feb 2024View Entries
Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)860 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 86 Entries closed on Thursday 15 Feb 2024View Entries
Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)860 credits Tuesday 20-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 30 Entries closed on Thursday 15 Feb 2024View Entries
Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm
0-50 Masterpoint Pairs Wednesday140 credits Wednesday 21-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 51 Entries closed on Tuesday 20 Feb 2024View Entries
0-50 Butler Swiss Pairs Thursday140 credits Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am & 2:30pm 38 Entries closed on Monday 19 Feb 2024View Entries
Rookie Pairs (0-10 MPs) Thursday90 credits Thursday 22-02-2024 - 10am 31 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Open230 credits Friday 23-02-2024 - 10am & 2pm 200 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries
Saturday 24-02-2024 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)230 credits Friday 23-02-2024 - 10am & 2pm 80 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries
Saturday 24-02-2024 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)230 credits Friday 23-02-2024 - 10am & 2pm 76 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries
Saturday 24-02-2024 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Novice (Under 100 MPs)230 credits Friday 23-02-2024 - 10am & 2pm 44 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries
Saturday 24-02-2024 - 10am
Friday Butler Swiss Pairs170 credits Friday 23-02-2024 - 10am & 2pm 58 Entries closed on Thursday 22 Feb 2024View Entries

Fri
16 Feb

Sat
17 Feb

Sun
18 Feb

Mon
19 Feb

Tue
20 Feb

Wed
21 Feb

Thu
22 Feb

Fri
23 Feb

Sat
24 Feb

BR Matchpoint Pairs Championship

Sun Qual/Mon Final

Sunday Butler Swiss Pairs

Monday Butler Swiss Pairs

Friday Butler Swiss Pairs

 

 

Rookie

0-10 MP Pairs

 

 

 

Rookie

0-10 MP Pairs

 

 

No GCC

Walk-in Pairs x1

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x2

Walk-in Pairs x1

 

 

Teams Championship

Teams Finals

Open Teams Final

0-50 #1&2 Masterpoint Pairs

0-50 #1&2 Masterpoint Pairs

0-50 #1&2 Butler Swiss Pairs

Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs – #1,2 & 3

Dinner Dance

Bank Transfer Details

Account Name: QBA  BSB: 484-799   Account No: 452338505

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