• Latest News
The Asia Cup is now confirmed as the target event for each of the Open and Women's Playoffs.
The Stage I draws for the Open and Women's Playoffs have been posted on the Results page.
The ABF has produced an International Representative Players Charter in draft format. See below.
The document will be in place for use at the Asia Cup. The Management Committee will consider feedback received by 21st February 2014. Please reply to:
International Representative Players Charter (DRAFT)
The Australian Open and Women's Playoffs will be held February 5-9, 2014 at the
Coogee Bay Hotel, 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee.
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There will be 52 parking spaces (subject to availability) at the venue. There
is a public car park on the corner of Brook St and Coogee Bay Rd.
ACCOMMODATION IN COOGEE
At the venue. The Coogee Bay Hotel rates applicable for
District View Rooms are: $ 210.00 Sun-Fri bookings, $ 239.00 Saturday bookings.
All rooms include a light breakfast in the Brasserie and are applicable for
both single or double occupancy . These rates will be available until the 20th
December 2013 or until allocated rooms are sold. Visit their website for more
The Dive Hotel - within 5 minutes walk on Arden Street. Also
Crowne Plaza Hotel - also within 5 minutes walk but a little
further down Arden Street. This hotel has a 4 1/2 * rating. Toll free 1800 669
562 or book online at www.crowneplaza.com
Medina Executive Coogee - A little further from the beach on
Coogee Bay Road, but still within 5 minutes of the venue, this hotel offers
both 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as well as studio rooms. Also 4*.
Coogee View Serviced Apartments Located at the southern end of
Coogee Beach they offer a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self catering apartments.
Still within a few minutes walk. www.aeahotels.com.au
Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments Located at the northern end
of the beach. Probably little further than the other options but not by much.
An extensive range of private style rentals can also be found at
www.stayz.com.au. These include apartments and houses offering a range
of facilities and locations within Coogee.
• Fees and Subsidies
The entry fee is $560 per pair.
Entry fees must be paid by direct deposit into the ABF Account (BSB: 082968;
A/C: 641482644) by the close of business on Sunday 19th January 2014
The ABF policy on entry fees paid by Youth players applies to this event.
The 2014 Australian Open and Women's Playoffs will be in a pairs format based on IMPs scoring.
Prize money for the playoffs will be as follows:
1st $5000 (i.e. $2500 each)
2nd $3000 (i.e. $1500 each)
3rd $2000 (i.e. $1000 each)
1st to 3rd will be offered the chance to participate in the Asia Cup with the ABF paying the entry fee, plus an additional $2,000 per pair for each category. No additional subsidy will be paid for a Non-playing Captain. In the event that any of 1st, 2nd or 3rd pair decline the offer to participate in the Asia Cup, the places will be offered down to 6th place with the subsidy available being $2000 per pair only.
• Target Events
The target event for the 2014 Open and Women's Teams Playoffs is the Asia Cup to be held in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China with shuttle provided from Hangzhou, June 12-22, 2014.
The venue for the Asia Cup will be the Wu Yi Hot Spring Resort in the WU Yi County.
Asia Cup Programme (as at April 14)
Asia Cup Supplementary Conditions of Contest (as at April 14)
Supplementary Regulations (February 5, 2014)
All persons participating in target WBF events must comply
with all of the WBF's codes and regulations.
For further information contact Sean Mullamphy
Mobile: 0401 509 616.