49th Australian Youth Bridge Championships

Canberra Bridge Club

Deakin, ACT

7 - 13 January 2017

  ° General Information
  ° Brochure
  ° Program
  ° Venue
  ° Accommodation
  ° Travel
  ° Lunches
  ° Contact
  ° How to Enter
  ° Fees
Player Information and Entry Form
  ° Target Events
  ° System Regulations
  ° Supplementary Regulations
Current Entries
Past AYC

 • General Information

The 2017 Australian Youth Championships (AYC) are open to all players born in 1987 or later. International participants are very welcome. Australians must be ABF Members. To qualify for the Australian Junior Team Selection Butler event, players must satisfy eligibility requirements including being born on or after 01/01/1992. 

Therer are three major events:

  • Australian Youth Teams 7-9 January - starting at 10am. The Final between the top two teams at the end of the qualifying to be played on Monday 9 January 10.30 am. Players in the final receive automatic entry to the Pairs final on Tuesday 10 January,
  • Australian Youth Pairs 9-10 January - starting at 10.30am.
  • Australian Junior Team Selection Butler 11-13 January - starting at 9.30am.


  • Other events and activities from 11-13 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 organised for the evenings.

There will be a test match between New Zealand and the Australian team, as selected, on Saturday 14 January, to contest the "Stern-Cornell Trophy".

The format of the Australian Youth Team selection Butler (11-13 January) will be be determined by the number of entries received, but the fiinal will "likely" be contested between the the 10 top qualifying pairs. The TOP THREE PAIRS AT THE END OF THE BUTLER FINAL will qualify as the Australian Youth team for 2017.

 • Brochure

2017 AYC Brochure


 • Program

2017 AYC Program (Provisional)

  Morning Afternoon Evening 
7 Jan
10 am start
Teams Teams  
8 Jan
10 am start
Teams Teams  
9 Jan
10.30 am start
Pairs Qualifying
Teams Final
Pairs Qualifying
Teams Final
10 Jan
10 am start
Final and Consolation
Final and Consolation
Cliff Wake/
Pizza Night
11 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler
Youth Butler
12 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler Final
 & Consolation event
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event
13 Jan
9.30 am start
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event
Youth Butler Final
& Consolation event

14 Jan
Start time TBA
Test Match Australia vs New Zealand

The program is subject to change dependent on entries. The events listed in italics are for participants not playing in the Butler and are given as a guide only.

 • Venue

Canberra Bridge Club, 6 Duff Place Deakin

 • Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided but there are many options available.

 • 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.

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.

 • Lunches

Lunches (normally; assorted sandwiches, fresh fruit, fruit juice) will be provided daily for the event, free of charge. There will a B-B-Q evening on Friday 13 January. Any participants with dietary requirements (gluten intolerance; allergies; etc) should contact the organiser when entering.

 • Contact

Elainne Leach
☎ 0402 081 506
Chief Tournament Director:  
Bruce Crossman

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