Program

What's new in 2019? New LinkBobby Richman Pairs - sessions start 30 minutes earlier New LinkWeekend Swiss to start 15 minutes earlier New LinkMonday Butler to start 30 minutes earlier, and more boards played New LinkTheme afternoon - "Sand and Sea" New Link New 0-50 masterrpoint event Thursday.

Dates Event Details
Fri
15 Feb
No-Frills Walk-ins Staggered starts between 6.00pm and 6.30pm. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table. Finished by 10pm.

Sat - Mon
16-18 Feb
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship
(5 sessions - all pairs play in all sessions)
  • Open
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate (under 750 MPs)
  • Restricted (under 300 MPs)
  • Novice (under 100 MPs)
Pairs event over 2 qualifying (Saturday 10.30am and 3.00pm) and 3 Finals sessions (Sunday 10.30am and 3.00pm finishing 6.15pm, and Monday 1.30pm finishing 5.00 pm). Open Pairs Championship Section will be playing for the Bobby Richman Trophy which is sponsored by Penline. The best women's pair will be playing for the Gerda Stern Trophy and sponsored by David Stern. The Seniors' Pairs Championship will be playing for the Forest Place Trophy. The Intermediate Pairs Championship will be playing for the Lee Carter Trophy which is sponsored by Greer Tucker. The Restricted Pairs Championship will be sponsored by Vanessa Brown. The Novice Pairs Championship will be playing for the Tony Jackman Shield, which is sponsored by Pianola.

Sat - Sun
16-17 Feb
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs
(3 sessions)
  • Open
  • 0-500 MPs
Matchpointed Swiss Pairs event 9 x 9-board matches over 3 sessions (Saturday 3.00pm, Sunday 10.30am and 3.00pm, finishing by 6.15pm Saturday, 6.15pm Sunday).

Sat
16 Feb
Holiday Walk-in Starts 10.30am and 3.00pm - two separate sessions. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table. Sponsored by Sage Restaurant.

Sun
17 Feb
Sunday Rookie Pairs Single session matchpoint pairs for players under 10 MPs (Start 10.30am, finishing approx 2.15pm). Sponsored by Annette Maluish.
  Holiday Walk-in Starts 3.00pm. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table.

Monday
18 Feb
Monday Butler Swiss Pairs
(2 sessions)
  • Open
  • 0-500 MPs
Butler Swiss Pairs event - 6 x 9-board matches over 2 sessions (9.30am and 1.30pm, finishing by 5.00pm). Separate NS and EW fields in ths Open.
  Holiday Walk-in Starts 9.30am and 1.00pm - 2 separate sessions. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table. Sponsored by Sage Restaurant.

Tue - Thu
19-21 Feb
Teams Championship
  • Open
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate (under 750 MPs)
  • Restricted (under 300 MPs)
  • Novice (under 100 MPs)
Comprising 12 x 14-board matches for all sections. The Open Teams Championship field will be playing for the Cosmetics Plus Trophy. The Intermediate Teams Championship will be playing for the Two Men and a Truck Trophy. Other events all have trophies however unnamed.
Matches: Starting times each day - morning sessions commence 10.30am, afternoon sessions commences 3.00pm (4 matches per day), finish by 6.30pm.
Finals: Fri-Sat - see below

Tue
19 Feb
Under 50 Masterpoint Pairs Single session matchpointed pairs for players with fewer than 50 MPs (start 10.30am). Sponsored by Annette Maluish.
  Holiday Walk-in Start 10.30am and 3.00pm - 2 separate sessions. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table. Sponsored by Sage Restaurant.

Wed
20 Feb
Under 50 Masterpoint Pairs
(2 sessions)
Two-session matchpointed pairs for players with fewer than 50 MPs MPs (Start 10.30am and 3.00pm).
  Holiday Walk-in Starts 3.00pm. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table.

Thu
21 Feb
Thursday Rookie Pairs Single session matchpoint pairs for players under 10 MPs (starts 3.00pm). Sponsored by Annette Maluish.
  0-50 MPs Butler Pairs Two sessions 10.30am and 3.00pm.
  Holiday Walk-in Starts 10.30pm. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table.

Fri - Sat
22-23 Feb
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs
  • Open
  • Intermediate (under 750 MPs)
  • Restricted (under 300 MPs)
Comprises 10 x 8-board matches over 3 sessions (Friday 10.00am and 2.00pm, session finishing by 6.00pm, and Saturday 10.00am (finishing by 1.30pm). Open, Intermediate and Restricted sections. Open, Intermediate and Restricted players will be playing for the Ivy Dahler Trophies . Two fields in Open section. Single fields in Intermediate and Restricted sections. No drop-outs will be permitted, however drop-ins from Round-of-4 finals will be allowed - conditions apply.
  Teams Finals Open Round-of-Four for 3rd to 6th places - Friday 9.00am (2 x 12-board matches)
Open Semi-Finals for 1st and 2nd and two winners from Round-of-four - Friday 2.00pm (4 x 10-board matches)
Open Finals for 2 Semi-finals winners - Saturday 9.00am (4 x 12-board matches);
Seniors' Finals for top 2 at the end of Match 12 - Friday 10.00am (4 x 12-board matches)
Novice, Restricted and Intermediate Finals for top 2 at the end of Match 12 - Friday 10.00am (4 x 12-board matches)

Fri
22 Feb
Seres-McMahon Matchpoint Swiss Pairs Comprises 6 x 8-board matches over 2 sessions - 10.00am and 2.00pm. Playing for the Seres McMahon Shield.
  Friday Novice Pairs Comprises 6 x 8-board matches over 2 sessions - 10.00am and 2.00pm. Sponsored by Annette Maluish.
  Holiday Walk-in 2 separate sessions, 10.00am and 2.00pm. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table.

Sat
23 Feb
Holiday Walk-in Starts 10.00am. No registration necessary. Entry fee $15 per player collected at the table.
  Dinner Dance A popular climax to the week. Attendees will be invited to register for this event during the week. The cost is $20 per player and $50 per non player regardless of events played. Commences 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

Holiday Walk-in Pairs Events

Players can play any sessions in any or all of the events, and each session will have voucher prizes. Overall prize in each event for the pair with the highest total score over three sessions. Pre-entry not necessary for walk-ins - pay at table.

  • No-frills walk-in: Fri 16 Feb (staggered starts between 6.00pm and 6.30pm)
  • Event 1 (Sponsored by Sage Restaurant): Sat 16 Feb at 10.30 am and 3.00 pm, Sun 17 Feb at 3.00 pm, Mon 18 Feb 9.30 am and 1.30 pm
  • Event 2 (Sponsored by Oasis Shopping Centre): Tues 19 Feb at 10.30 am and 3.00 pm, Wednesday 20th Feb at 3.00 pm and Thursday 21st Feb at 3.00 pm
  • Event 3: Fri 22 Feb - 2 sessions (starting 10.00am and 2.00pm) and Sat 24 Feb (starting 10.00am)

Calendar

Fri
15 Feb
Sat
16 Feb
Sun
17 Feb
Mon
18 Feb
Tue
19 Feb
Wed
20 Feb
Thu
21 Feb
Fri
22 Feb
Sat
23 Feb
Pairs Championship
Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs Monday Butler Pairs
Rookie Novice Pairs Rookie Novice Pairs
No Frills Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in Holiday Walk-in
Teams Championship Teams Finals Open Teams Final
Under 50MP Pairs Under 50MP Pairs Under 50MP Pairs Ivy Dahler Butler Pairs
Seres McMahon Pairs
Friday Novice Pairs
Dinner Dance