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Non-contending teams comprising mixed pairs may enter, but cannot proceed to the semi-finals.

 • Purpose of the Playoff

The primary purpose of the Playoff is to select the Australian Mixed Team for 2019. By entering the Playoff, all contending players declare that they are available and intend to represent Australia in any Target Event/s if they qualify.

Participation and performance in the Playoff are also major criteria in deciding to whom the ABF offers the opportunity to represent Australia in any other (non-target) representative events that may arise in that year.

All players entering the Playoff who wish to be contending must be eligible to play for Australia as per the ABF's Eligibility to represent Australia Policy, and be eligible for any Target Events as per their eligibility codes.

 • Venue

NSW Bridge Association, 162 Goulburn St, Surry Hills, NSW

 • Parking

Parking vouchers for the council car park on the corner of Goulburn and Elizabeth Streets may be purchased from the NSWBA. Tickets ($12.00) are valid all day till 12.00 midnight.

 • Accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options near the NSWBA to suit all budgets.

 • Eligibility

Open entry to teams of 4 or 6 where each pair is mixed. There are no PQP requirements. All systems will be permitted. Pairs intending to play a Yellow system must satisfy the system lodgement requirements which will be set out in the Supplementary Regulations of the event. Otherwise there will be no requirement to lodge systems in advance.

Non-contending teams comprising mixed pairs may enter, but cannot proceed to the semi-finals.

Teams proceeding to the semi-finals must comply with the Eligibility to represent Australia Policy and must also comply with the conditions of eligibility set forth in the WBF's Eligibility Code. These teams also declare their availability to represent Australia at the target event if they win the Playoff. In order for a team to be eligible, every individual member of the team must be eligible.

 • Fees

$720 per team paid to ABF by 17th January. Pairs in teams failing to qualify to the semi-finals receive free entry to the Consolation Sunday Pairs. There will be no refunds. 50% Youth discounts apply.

 • Catering

Lunch will be included each day. In addition, tea, coffee, biscuits will be available throughout the day.

 • Format

Qualifying

2 days Swiss or Round Robin. The format of the Qualifying will depend on the number of entries. If necessary, a House Team will ensure that the number of teams is even.

Semi Finals and Finals

64 board semi-finals and 64 board final. All screened tables with BBO coverage.

Consolation Sunday Pairs

A Swiss Matchpointed Pairs with cash prizes, run by the NSWBA.

 • PQP

Open PQPs will be awarded. Women will be able to transfer these to the Women’s PQP list at double the value.

 • Target Events

The target event will be the Mixed Teams at 2019 World Teams Championships and any event that might be a precursor, such as a Zone 7 Mixed Team Playoff should it occur.

 • Regulations

Supplementary Regulations will be posted here when they are available.

 • Program

Friday-Saturday
25-26 January
Qualifying
Sunday
27 January
Semi-Final
Sunday
27 January
Consolation Swiss Matchpointed Pairs
Monday
28 January
Final

 • Contacts

Tournament Organiser
Marcia Scudder
(02) 9264 8111
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Chief Tournament Director and Scorer
Matthew McManus