48th Australian Youth Bridge Championships
Canberra Bridge Club
9 - 15 January 2016
• General Information
The 2016 Australian Youth Championships (AYC) consists of three major events:
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.
2016 AYC Program
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Supplementary Regulations - Draft December 17, 2015
Erin Tewes and David Thompson
☎ 0417 526 331 (David)
Chief Tournament Director:
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