Welcome to the 2017 Sydney Spring Nationals
Posted by Mike Prescott on Sunday, 8 October 2017 at 09:56
In my freshman year as Tournament Organizer, I would like to welcome all of you who are participating in the 2017 Spring Nationals. For many years this event has been under the able leadership of Marcia Scudder and I know only too well what a high standard she has set. Rest assured that I - and all of my team - will do our very best to ensure that you get the utmost enjoyment from this year's proceedings.
Enjoy and play well!
Our Chief Tournament Director is Matthew McManus. Also directing are John McIlrath, Jeff Carberry and Ronnie Ng.
Matthew John Jeff Ronnie
The Role of the Recorders
The ABF is keen to ensure events are played in the spirit of sportsmanship, and that players have an enjoyable experience at events run under the auspices of the ABF. The recorders at this event fulfil an important role in supporting this objective.
Recorders may receive oral or written communication from players at the end of each session regarding issues that have arisen during the event relating to player ethics or behaviour. Please feel free to consult with them about any concerns you might have. We have two Recorders at the Spring Nationals: Kim Morrison and George Finikiotis.
The Semi-Finals and Finals of the Open Teams and the Finals of the Women's and Seniors' Teams will be broadcast on BBO. I am grateful to the ABF, as they will pay for the staff to facilitate this.
As in past years, there will be a 2017 Spring Nationals eBulletin. Anyone can contribute an article. Email Mike or see Mike to obtain a login and password. You can then use the site to write and submit articles to the Editors. If you would prefer to write an article in Word or any other format, email it to Mike and it will be converted and published. If pen and paper are your preference, then hand it to Mike wherever you see him.
Penline Matchpoint Pairs
The finals of the Women's and Seniors' Teams will be held at this venue on Thursday 26th October. As a side event that day, Penline will sponsor a two session Match Point Pairs event. Come along in your finest purple (celebrating Spring and the arrival of this gorgeous flower in Sydney), play bridge and support the finalists in the Women’s & Seniors’ Teams
Two Men & A Truck Restricted Teams
First: T Bowmaker F Jeppesen M Young R Cowan
Second: M Clear P Halloran T Renaud R Bizys
Datum winners: Tony BOWMAKER - Fay JEPPESEN
Spring National Open Teams
First: Liam Milne - Nye Griffiths - Andy Hung - Sartaj Hans
Second: Avinash Kanetkar - Bruce Neill - Pauline Gumby - Warren Lazer
Datum winners: Ashley BACH - Mike CORNELL
Dick Cummings Open Pairs
First: Matthew THOMSON - David BEAUCHAMP
Second: Philip MARKEY - Ben THOMPSON
Ted Chadwick Restricted Pairs
First: Jenny DELANY - Susan LAURENSON
Second: Denis KRISTANDA - Terry DUNNE
Spring National Novice Pairs
First: Bevin BROOKS - Ingrid COOKE
Second: Ken CAHILL - Paul ROACH
Linda Stern Women's Teams
First: Alida Clark - Viv Wood - Pele Rankin - Eileen Li
Second: Barbara Travis - Candice Ginsberg - Margaret Bourke - Sue Lusk - Marianne Bookallil - Jodi Tutty
Datum winners: Pele RANKIN - Eileen LI
Bobby Evans Seniors' Teams
First: Jonathan Free - Michael Smart - Robert Sebesfi - Richard Douglas
Second: Pauline Gumby - Warren Lazer - Ian Robinson - George Kozakos
Datum winners: Jonathan FREE - Michael SMART
First: Carolyn GREENWICH - Rhonda LANGLEY
Second: Martin CLEAR - Phillip HALLORAN
I am very grateful to our sponsors:
Paul Lavings Bridgebooks Two Men and a Truck Penline
Australian Bridge Central Coast Bridge Club
Australian Bridge Federation Queensland Bridge Association Tasmanian Bridge Association
Tony Bemrose Insurance Brokers
Please support those who support our Tournament.