2020 Asia Pacific Bridge Congress Postponed

A message from Kim Frazer, ABF Secretary:

Dear all,

The ABF regrets to advise you that the Joseph Greenfeld Asia Pacific Bridge Congress 2020, April 15-22 has been postponed indefinitely.

The ABF has considered very carefully what actions need to be taken in relation to the Joseph Greenfeld Asia Pacific Bridge Congress in April. The health and safety of all players and officials has always been our number one priority in making this decision to cancel the event.

The ABF has taken the current advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, together with that of health experts around the world who are all in agreement that the best way to slow the transmission of the virus is for people to practise social distancing. Bridge is a game that involves intimate contact around a bridge table and the touching of cards that go to numerous people around the room. Droplets from people talking laughing, sneezing and coughing pose a threat to all players and officials in the room, especially if someone is unaware they are infected with the virus. Further to this the Australian Government's announcement that all people coming to Australia will have to self-isolate for 14 days means that international players will be unable to compete, thus reducing the field.

The ABF thanks the organising committee and volunteers who have put in many hours of work in preparation for the event. The ABF trusts you understand that we have made this difficult decision in the best interest of the bridge community.

You will receive a full refund for your entries. If you paid by credit card it will be refunded back to your card automatically which can take up to a week to process by the credit card provider.
If you paid by bank deposit then please write an email to stating the entries you have made and your bank account details to assist the organiser with arranging return of your funds.
Please be patient as there is a lot of work to complete and please try to resolve issues via email in the first instance to

Best regards


ABF President

The ABF welcomes all bridge players to Perth, Western Australia, for the Joseph Greenfeld Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Congress to be held from the 15th-22nd April 2020. In the year of the Summer Olympics the APBF holds an Open Congress. This congress is a transnational event welcoming players from all over the world, without limitation as to the number of participants per country. As this event is not restricted to the teams that will represent their countries, but open to all bridge players, save the dates and organise your teams and/or pairs. Teams and/or pairs can also consist of players from more than one NBO. I look forward to you joining us at an exceptional venue and sharing my beautiful city.

The best of Bridge to you all.

Allison Stralow
ABF President


Kings Park
Kings Park
Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay
Swan River
Swan River
Yagan Square
Yagan Square

Situated on the banks of the spectacular Swan River, and overlooked by the iconic Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth is one of the prettiest and most isolated cities in the world. It boasts some of the best beaches in the world over which stunning sunsets can be seen.


The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is Western Australia’s only dedicated and purposebuilt conference, exhibition and meeting space. Situated beside Elizabeth Quay, the river gateway to the city, it is accessible by road, train, bus and ferry. World class accommodation, restaurants, shopping and other attractions are within walking distance of the Centre. Hop on a City Cat bus to Kings Park, East Perth canals, Yagan Square and the University of Western Australia. Take a short ferry ride to Perth Zoo and the culinary delights of South Perth. Spend the evening eating out in Northbridge or at the Crown Casino.

Convention Centre at Dusk
Convention Centre
Convention Centre Plaza


Many hotels are offering special rates to APBF 2020 participants. For example: The Ritz-Carlton Perth, situated in the heart of Elizabeth Quay, will have 40 of its 204 rooms/suites available for the APBF and The Melbourne Hotel will hold 20 rooms for APBF participants.

The Ritz-Carlton Perth

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is located in the heart of the Elizabeth Quay precinct and serves as a landmark on the skyline of Perth. Situated adjacent to the majestic Swan River, the hotel occupies the Perth’s most coveted location in Elizabeth Quay with breathtaking panoramic views of the river, the Perth skyline and expansive urban parkland. The Ritz-Carlton Perth is located within walking distance from Perth’s central business district, financial hub, transport, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and key attractions.

All 205 guest rooms inclusive of 18 suites and an expansive Ritz-Carlton suite, boast unobstructed views over the Perth skyline or Swan River. Distinguished by award-winning hospitality synonymous with The Ritz-Carlton brand, the hotel features a Club Lounge with alfresco area, while world class dining options include a restaurant which showcases a true taste of Western Australia and an outdoor pool bar and lounge. The Ritz-Carlton spa features four treatment rooms, two vitality pools and an outdoor relaxation area. The Ritz-Carlton Perth welcomes guests to enjoy flawless services and discreet luxuries to enliven the senses.

BOOKING. Opening in mid November 2019, the booking system will be up and running in September. The hotel is offering 40 twin-bedded rooms and the rooms below for the following rates:

Book your group rate for The Asia Pacific Bridge Federation

Room Category Special rate for this Group
Deluxe King and Deluxe City King
540 sq ft / 51 sqm)
Maximum fifty (50) rooms
Room with in In-Room
Internet Access
AUD $290
per room per night
Premium Room
(595 sq ft / 51 sqm)
Maximum twenty (20) rooms
Room with in In-Room
Internet Access
AUD $330
per room per night
Studio Room
(690 sq ft / 64 sqm)
Maximum twenty (20) rooms
Room with in In-Room
Internet Access
AUD $410
per room per night

Pricing is valid for three (3) days pre and post the listed peak dates of 14th – 22nd April 2020 in the above stated block on a subject to availability basis

Pricing is quoted in Australian currency and inclusive of 10% GST.

The Melbourne Hotel

From the corner of Hay and Milligan Street in the heart of Perth city, The Melbourne Hotel has been part of the local character and culture since 1897. Fusing old-world elegance with modern, state-of-the-art amenities, a stay at The Melbourne Hotel promises a fascinating glimpse into Perth’s dynamic heritage. Opt for the aptly named Heritage Rooms, each a one-of-a-kind space with distinct, original design elements, or experience a contemporary room with sophisticated and modern architecture.

Just as every room has a story to tell, so do the five dining offerings. Savour an international array of flavours, from classic Australian favourites to authentic Asian cuisine. Relax in the ‘Old Melbourne’ pub-styled warmth of De Baun & Co, pick up a decadent Japanese cream bun from Hattendo, sample sophisticated chef-driven Japanese and Cantonese specialities at Keisuke and Grand Orient, or watch the city skyline sparkle to life with a cocktail at Aurora Rooftop Bar.

The Melbourne Hotel Fact Sheet

Bookings for accommodation can be made directly via The Melbourne Hotel website using the code APBC20. Follow the instructions in The Melbourne Hotel Booking Procedure.

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth

Situated seconds from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Adina Apartment Hotel Perth is conveniently nestled in the CBD and close to the magnificent Kings Park. The hotel is easily accessible with plenty of parking nearby and within walking distance of the Esplanade Train Station, making it a perfect base for convention delegates. The private, apartment-style accommodation is a home away from home for guests, offering enough room to entertain or simply relax in a spectacular destination. A special rate for APBF delegates can be found at the following link:

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth Special Rates

From time to time the hotel runs specials with strict terms and conditions such as fully pre-paid and non-refundable. Those specials have a limited inventory and will be available for delegates to book if they are happy with the terms and conditions.

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central is a hotel conveniently located in the heart of Perth’s central business district. Within easy walking distance of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and just around the corner from St Georges Terrace, and the greenery of Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Choose one of our 103 stylish rooms and apartments to enjoy smart accommodation that has been designed with your needs in mind. A special rate for APBF delegates can be found at the following link:

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central Special Rates

From time to time the hotel runs specials with strict terms and conditions such as fully pre-paid and non-refundable. Those specials have a limited inventory and will be available for delegates to book if they are happy with the terms and conditions.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Located in the heart of the CBD just 12km from Perth Airport, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is a popular destination for both leisure guests and business travellers.

With a free CBD bus opposite the hotel and Perth train station only a block away, it’s the ideal base from which to explore the key attractions of this vibrant city. From world-class restaurants, hidden laneway bars and shopping precincts to beautiful parklands and relaxing river cruises, everything is on your doorstep when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

This renowned Perth holiday hotel is also ideally situated close to major venues such as the Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre and Perth Arena, which means you can see a show, visit an exhibition or attend a business event with ease. And when you’re not out exploring, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre offers a range of modern facilities and services to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. This includes our ‘Kids Stay & Eat Free’ program, Ivy & Jack Restaurant, onsite parking, 24-hour Business Centre, 24-hour concierge, plus access to the nearby 24-hour Fitness Centre. So if you’re looking for a hotel in Perth CBD, The Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect Perth accommodation for your next stay.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Booking Information

Quest Mounts Bay Road

Quest Mounts Bay Road is conveniently located within an 8 minute walk to the Perth CBD, nestled against the Kings Park hillside and overlooking the John Oldham parklands and water features. Self-contained Studio, Studio Executive and 1 Bedroom Apartments are available inclusive of WIFI. Quest Mounts Bay Road is a 10 minute walk to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Our website is

Booking code is BRIDGE2020

See the Quest Mounts bay Road Fact Sheet for information on facilities including 24 hour and onsite café.

Quest South Perth Foreshore

Conveniently located in the heart of South Perth, near restaurants and other facilities, Quest South Perth Foreshore caters for all short and long stay travellers. Built with both comfort and functionality in mind, Quest South Perth Foreshore consists of 90 fully self-contained and well-appointed Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, and is a short ferry ride to Elizabeth Quay and the Convention Centre. Enjoy the Perth skyline across the river.

At the core of Quest South Perth Foreshore lies a commitment to service and quality. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand 24 hours a day and are always ready to assist our guests.

Quest South Perth Foreshore Website

Our promo code is STAY6151 to save 15%.

Our features:

  • High speed unlimited WiFi access
  • Alfresco BBQ area with river and city views
  • 24-hour Gymnasium
  • Balcony rooms available
  • Business Lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Modern self-contained apartments
  • Air conditioning


Guest services include:

  • On-site reception
  • Restaurant chargeback options
  • Pantry shopping
  • Valet dry cleaning
  • Business administration services

Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth

Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth holds a prime position on Adelaide Terrace in the Perth CBD and offers modern well-appointed accommodation conveniently located a short stroll from the Swan River and an array of restaurants, bars and cafes. The property features free Wi-Fi internet access within guest rooms and in all public areas, a 24 hour reception, an onsite restaurant and bar with daily happy hour and a gymnasium and sauna.


Promo code: APBF20

Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth

Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth provides a “Home Away From Home” atmosphere with a focus on great service, comfort and value for money. Guests can enjoy the convenience of fully-equipped kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi internet access and a 24 hour reception and can also take advantage of hotel facilities such as Adelaide’s on the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, onsite beauty salon, and 24 hour lobby shop.


Promo code: APBF20

Nesuto Mounts Bay Perth Apartment Hotel

Nesuto Mounts Bay Perth offers 140 welcoming one, two and three bedroom, fully self-contained and well-furnished apartments, including penthouses. The apartments are situated in a village style environment, the secluded Mounts Bay Village. This sanctuary of landscaped garden's is complemented by swimming pools and tennis courts, with ample undercover parking within the complex.

With its central location in the City Centre, between Kings Park and the Swan River, it is a short walk from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as Perth’s newest entertainment complex – Elizabeth Quay.

This apartment-hotel is located in the CBD’s Free Transit Zone, making it the perfect base when travelling for work or holiday.


Specialists in both short and extended stay accommodation for families, corporate and leisure guests, Nesuto Mounts Bay Perth caters well, whether it is for a night or a year.

With 24 hour Reception and a friendly team always on hand to assist, two outdoor swimming pools, two gymnasiums, two tennis courts, Housekeeping service, secure underground parking, free Wifi, onsite Restaurant with room service and take away options, 3 Meeting & Event rooms, bicycle hire, dry cleaning services and secure entry to all areas of the Village.

Nesuto Mounts Bay Perth Reservations

The discount code is APBF20 to get 10% off Best Flexible rate.

ibis Perth

Located in the Perth West End, ibis Perth sits just 300 m from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls. Featuring 192 air conditioned rooms, the Ibis is the ultimate Perth hotel for either business or leisure travel. The hotel bistro serves great-value meals daily, and guests can relax after a busy day at Rubix Bar, which offers meals and drinks, and bursts into life on weekends with a real party atmosphere. Situated on the doorstep of Perth's city centre, ibis Perth offers easy accessibility to the Perth Convention Centre and many of the city's top attractions. The Swan River and Kings Park are within easy reach, as are Perth Arena, His Majesty's Theatre and Perth Stadium. Scarborough, City Beach or Cottesloe Beach are a short trip away; and those looking for retail therapy can head to Murray Street Mall, Watertown Outlets or the Fremantle market.

Bookings. Special promo code for this conference is APBF150420. Ibis Perth Hotel is offering 15% off the best flexible rate on the day for APBF delegates. Bookings can be made directly to the hotel by phone or email and payment will be taken upon arrival.


T. +61 (0)8 9326 7097 - F. +61 (0)8 9221 3344


Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth

No. 185 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Treat yourself to unparalleled convenience and comfort at Somerset St Georges Terrace, located in the heart of the business district in Perth. These apartment accommodations are ideal for the international business trip and leisure vacation as each contemporary apartment is designed with space, light and modern features for both living and working comfort.

You can experience the vibrant city of Perth from an inner city retreat with business facilities as well as extensive recreational facilities and resident's programs. Just outside the residence are restaurants, entertainment, art and cultural destinations, parks and the scenic Swan River. Discover Perth while living in the security and comfort of a private serviced residence with personalized services and facilities.

Studio Deluxe & Executive – Citadines St George Terrace Fact Sheet

Flexible vibrant design with a King, Queen or Two single beds, an ensuite bathroom, moveable work space/dining table, kitchenette; home entertainment system, television (cable channels), CD/DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi and individually controlled air conditioning/heating.

Daily rate : AUD155.00+
+ Rates are inclusive of GST

Complimentary wi-fi
24 hour reception
Restaurant on site
Complimentary Offsite gym – Good Life

Group name: APBF 2020 Group

Group reservations contact details
Contact: Patricia Tanuputri
Phone: +61 3 9660 5457
Fax: +61 3 9660 5490

Novotel Perth Langley

Settle comfortably into your routine – whether that might be business or leisure – at the Novotel Perth Langley, a 256-room hotel offering uninterrupted views of the Swan River from the Perth CBD. Corporate executives, families, couples and groups seeking affordable accommodation and exceptional facilities find this 4.5 star hotel to be the ideal hub in the city centre of Perth, Australia. 

Be sure to visit our award-winning Sen5es Restaurant, constantly ranked in the top 10 restaurants out of over 1,100 Perth restaurants on TripAdvisor. Enjoy a sumptuous hot breakfast that routinely draws guests from other hotels. Our inviting Fenians Irish Pub is perfect for relaxing after a day of travel, meetings or exploring Perth. Allow our attentive, friendly staff to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations.

Choose from a diverse array of spacious rooms and suites designed to accommodate one-night stays or extended visits of a week, a month or more. Enjoy an invigorating workout in our gymnasium or relax in our rooftop spa that offers inspiring views over the Swan River. For guests hosting an onsite conference, wedding or special event, Novotel Perth Langley offers five distinctive function venues, ranging from an expansive and pillarless ballroom suitable for up to 600 guests to smaller venues for more intimate events. 

Surrounded by Perth’s top attractions, shopping precinct and restaurants, Novotel Perth Langley is moments from popular destinations like Langley Park, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Arena and Optus Stadium. This means the best of one of Australia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities is right outside our door. 

Bookings. Bookings can be made by email or phoning the hotel and quoting “Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Congress” to receive the discounted rate of $150.00 per room per night across the 14 - 23 April 2020.

  • This rate is subject to availability,
  • Buffet Breakfast will be offered at a discounted rate of $25.00 per person, per day (reduced from $36.00pp)
  • Credit card needed to secure booking

Details about the hotel:
+61 8 9221 1200
Booking code:
Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Congress

Parmelia Hilton Perth

Situated only a short walk from the Convention Centre and Elizabeth Quay, the Parmelia Hilton hosts a special collection of art as well as comfortable guest rooms and suites. It is offering APBF delegates Hilton Queen Guest Rooms for $195 room only, with a discounted breakfast at $20.

Bookings: Special link for APBF

OR – look for specials on their website.


Swan Valley
Swan Valley
Boranup Karri Forest
Karri Forest
Cottesloe Beach.jpg
Cottesloe Beach

Visit these sites: and for things to do and see near Perth, including one day trips to Rottnest Island for a Quokka selfie, the Pinnacles, cruise to or take a train to the historic port of Fremantle with its unique architecture and markets or take a river cruise to the Swan Valley wine region.

Swim with Whale sharks off Exmouth, take a 40 m high tree top walk at the Valley of the Giants, walk in Kalbarri Gorge with its fossil trackways of some of the first animals that walked on Earth, tour the Margaret River wine region or visit the pearling city of Broome.