48th Australian Youth Bridge Championships

Canberra Bridge Club

Deakin, ACT

9 - 15 January 2016

  ° General Information
  ° Brochure
  ° Program
  ° Venue
  ° Accommodation
  ° Travel
  ° Target Events
  ° System Regulations
  ° Regulations
  ° Contact
  ° How to Enter
  ° Fees
  ° Parental Consent Forms for Under-18s
Online Player Information/Entry Form
Current Entries
  ° Youth Teams Results
Past AYC

 • General Information

The 2016 Australian Youth Championships (AYC) consists of three major events:

  • Australian Youth Teams 9th to 10th January - starting 10am on the 9th. The Final (top two teams at end of qualifying) to be played on Monday 11th 10 am Players in the final receive automatic entry to the Pairs final on Tuesday 12th January
  • Australian Youth Pairs 11th to 12th January - starting 10am on the 11th.
  • Australian Junior Team Selection Butler 13th to 15th January - starting at 9.30am


  • Other events and activities from 13th to 15th January for players who do not qualify to, or are not eligible for, the Butler.
  • Social events, including some bridge events such as speedball, will be organized for the evenings

There will be a test match between New Zealand and the Australian team, as selected, on Saturday 16th January, to contest the "Stern-Cornell Trophy". The format of the Australian Youth Team selection Butler will be 9x 20-board matches over Wed-Fri, 13th to 15th January with qualifying via teams butler results similar to previous years.There will also be a third/fourth play-off on the Saturday to be played simultaneously to the Youth Test.

 • Brochure


 • Program

2016 AYC Program

  Morning Afternoon Evening 
9 Jan
10 am start
Teams Teams  
10 Jan
10 am start
Teams Teams  
11 Jan
10 am start
Pairs Qualifying Teams Final Pairs Qualifying Teams Final Cliff Wake
12 Jan
10 am start
Pairs Final and Consolation Pairs Final and Consolation  
13 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler Youth Butler
14 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler Final
 & Consolation event
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event
15 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event

Start time TBA
Test Match Australia vs New Zealand
Start time TBA
Youth Butler 3rd/4th Playoff

 • Venue

New Venue!
Canberra Bridge Club, 6 Duff Place Deakin

 • Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided but there are many options available.

There is a Motel (Greenleigh), about 7 mins drive from the venue, that offers a range of budget rooms. One configuration is a room with two singles, and two bunk beds, plus an on-suite bathroom, for $85/night. Their web-site is http://stayatgreenleigh.com.au/. An early booking is recommended.

 • Travel

Transport to and from the Championships will normally be cheaper if booked early on the web. Canberra is serviced by Virgin, Qantas and Tiger flights and by Greyhound and Murrays buses. Please let us know if you need to be picked up from the airport or bus station. Some players typically drive to Canberra from Sydney and Melbourne. If you would like a lift from either of these cities, email David at youthweek2016@abf.com.au well before the event to be put in contact with those who are driving.

The ABF Youth Committee and the Australian Youth Bridge Championships organisers and officials take no responsibility for passenger safety for any transport arranged for players.

 • Target Events

The targeted events for 2016 are the 16th World Youth Teams Championship in Salsomaggiore, Italy, August 3rd to 13th, and the New Zealand National Congress and Test Match, September 24th to October 1st.

 • System Regulations

ABF system regulations apply. Yellow systems are not permitted. Brown Sticker conventions will also be prohibited in certain events: check the supplementary regulations closer to the event. Inexperienced pairs may be able to claim protected pair status against brown sticker conventions in some events.

 • Regulations

Supplementary Regulations - Draft December 17, 2015

 • Contact

Erin Tewes and David Thompson
☎  0417 526 331 (David)
Chief Tournament Director:  
Bruce Crossman

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