• Program

Date Event Details
Tuesday
9 January
Warm-up Pairs 1 session at 7.30pm. Cash prizes. The entry fee of $22 per pair collected at the table.
Wednesday
10 January
Penline One-Day Swiss Pairs 6-round Swiss Butler Pairs. $120 per pair. 10am start.
Wednesday
10 January
National Super Novice Pairs Each player must have 20MPs or less as at 30/9/2017. Start 10am. Sessions dependent on entries. Entry fee $100 per pair.
Wednesday
10 January
20-50 Rising Stars Pairs Each player must have 50MPs or less as at 30/9/2017. Start 10am. Sessions dependent on entries. Entry fee $100 per pair.
Wednesday - Friday
10-12 January
National Women's Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board qualifying sessions. Entry Fee $640 per team. Session start 10.00am, each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. Details of semi-finals and finals are below.
Wednesday - Friday
10-12 January
National Seniors' Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board qualifying sessions. Entry Fee $640 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. All players must have been born before 1/1/1960*. Trophies are awarded for the best Mixed, Veteran & Country teams. Details of semi-finals and finals are below.

*In August, 2017 the WBF announced a rise in the Seniors age requirement which will commence in 2018. Due to the lateness of the announcement Seniors who were born in 1959 are permitted to play in the National Seniors' Teams but will not be eligible for Seniors PQPs.

Wednesday - Friday
10-12 January
National Red Plum Life Masters Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board sessions - Entry Fee $640 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. Each player must not have achieved the rank of Grand Master as at 30/9/2017.
Wednesday - Friday
10-12 January
National Pianola Plus Non-Life Masters Teams Championship 8 x 20-Board sessions - Entry Fee $570 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 4.00pm Friday. Each player must not have achieved the rank of Life Master as at 30/9/2017.
Wednesday - Friday
10-12 January
National Novice Teams Championship 8 x 20-Board sessions - Entry fee $570 per team. All players must have fewer than 100MPs as at 30/09/2017. Grand Slam Members must have a rating under 58%. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 4.00pm Friday.
Thursday - Friday
11-12 January
Chris Diment Matchpoints Swiss Pairs Start 10am Thursday. Matchpoint Swiss pairs. Entry fee $240 per pair.
Thursday - Friday
11-12 January
National Super Novice Teams Start 10am Thursday. Sessions dependent on entries. Entry fee $290 per team. Finishes 4.00pm Friday.
Thursday - Friday
11-12 January
National Rising Stars Teams Start 10am Thursday. Sessions dependent on entries. Entry fee $290 per team. Finishes 4.00pm Friday.
Saturday - Sunday
13-14 January
TBIB National Open Swiss Pairs Championship 11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $240 per pair. Category Winners: Seniors, Women, Men, Mixed, Youth, Country. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
13-14 January
Penline 500 Swiss Pairs Championship
(for players under 500 MPs)
11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $240 per pair. All players must have fewer than 500MPs at 30/9/2017. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
13-14 January
Novice Swiss Pairs Championship
(for players under 100 MPs)
11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $240 per pair. All players must have fewer than 100MPs at 30/9/2017. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
13-14 January
National Women's Teams & National Seniors' Teams  Finals Finals for the top 4 teams from National Women's Teams & National Seniors' Teams. Semi-Finals (4 teams) - Starts Saturday 10.00am. Final (2 teams) Starts Sunday 9:00am. Entry Fee $120 per team per day. Finishes 6.30pm Sunday. Venue:  To be Advised.
Monday - Thursday
15-18 January
South-West Pacific Open Teams Championship 12 x 20-Board matches. - Entry Fee $900 per team. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm (no evening sessions). Finish 6.30pm Thursday. The leading 8 teams at the end of play on Thursday qualify for the National Open Teams event starting at 10.00am on Friday. Trophies are awarded for the best Women's, Mixed, Senior Youth and Country. Category prizes:
  • 1st Qualifying
  • 1st Women - All team members must be female
  • 1st Mixed - Must play as a mixed team in every session
  • 1st Seniors - All team members born before 1/1/1960
  • 1st Veterans - must be 70 years or more at the beginning of the event being played
  • 1st Country - All team members Australian residents who do not reside in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney
  • 1st Youth - All team members born on or after 1/1/1993
  • 1st Novice - All team members having fewer than 100 masterpoints as of 30/9/2017
  • 1st ACT - Lew Thomson Trophy (all team members play regularly in the ACT)
  • 1st Zone 7 - New Zealand High Commissioner's Trophy (teams comprising only players eligible to represent a Zone 7 NCBO other than Australia)
Monday - Wednesday
15-17 January

NEW EVENT
Canberra Rex Under 750/300 MP Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board matches. - Entry Fee $640 per team. Session Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm. Finish 6.45pm Wednesday. The leading 2 Under 750 MP teams and 2 Under 300 MP teams at the end of play on Wednesday qualify for a 32 board Final starting at 10.00am on Thursday. Category prizes: 1st Qualifying in each category
  • 1st Women - All team members must be female
  • 1st Seniors - All team members born before 1/1/1960
  • 1st Country - All team members Australian residents who do not reside in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney
Thursday-Friday
18-19 January

NEW EVENT
Neura Two Day Swiss Pairs Start 10am Thursday. Butler Swiss pairs. Entry fee $250 per pair. Finish 4.30 pm Friday. Category prizes:
  • 1st Overall
  • 1st Under 750MP
  • 1st Under 300MP
  • 1st Under 100MP
$50 of every entry fee will be donated to NEURA Research (Bridge for Brain)
Friday
19 January

NEW EVENT
Two Men Nearly Time to Pack Up and Go Home Pairs Start 10am 2 Session IMP Pairs $100 per pair. Finish 4.30 pm Category prizes: Open, Restricted and Novice.
Friday - Sunday
19-21 January
National Open Teams Championship (8 pre-qualified teams from SWPT only) Entry Fee $120 per team per stage. Eight teams will have qualified for the NOT starting Friday morning 10.00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Meeting for Captains to exercise choice after correction/appeal period expiry - approximately 7.30pm on Thursday 19 January. Venue: Grand Ballroom, Canberra Rex Hotel
  • 1st - ABF Trophy