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Victor Champion Cup

6th to 10th June 2024

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Hi Folks,

All events are now closed to new entries. However, we are taking standby entries as there will be a few fallouts from Covid and other issues. Please email me at or call me on 0418 559 343. Or contact the partnership desk.


Organiser:Geoff Schaller
Phone: 0418 559 343
Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso


2024 Results

Some useful resources for you. In particular, the VCC will adhere to the ABF's guidelines for wellness. Players and officials who are not feeling well should not attend the event or should leave if they notice whilst attending. The full ABF policy can be found here:


Welcome to the Victor Champion Cup Bridge Festival. This event is run by Bridge Victoria, under licence from the ABF and is scheduled over the Victorian King's Birthday long weekend, from Thursday 6th June through to Monday 10th June 2024. All entries must be made online and all players need to be registered with MyABF. We have expanded our offering with a new event for Rookies, those under 25MPs.  

Gold Point Event

Playoff Qualifying Points (PQP) for identified events.

Entries: must be made online through this portal

Organisers reserve the right to combine restricted categories if insufficient tables register. Equally, existing categories may be broken out to separate events should there be sufficient tables.

Payment Options: Credit card and MyABF credits only

Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse, 2 Feehan Ave, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

Master Point Cut-off Date: 31/12/2023

Partnership Desk: Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769

2023 Results


Location - Moonee Valley Racecourse - Octagonal Lounge


If you are driving to the venue, take Gate 6 from Dean St or use Wilson St and proceed to the centre of the racecourse to park. Parking will now be free. If you have disabled passengers, you can drop them at the front door before proceeding back out to park. We will provide separate details later. From the airport, it is only a 15-minute drive.  Allow 10 more minutes during the peak. Coming by tram, the nearest stop is just 150m from the Gate 2 main entry. Use the Moonee Valley Civic Centre stop on Pascoe Vale  Rd. Coming by train, use the Moonee Ponds station and walk 450m to Gate 2. Everything is shown on the map above. Detailed instructions will be sent out to players the weekend prior. Gate 2 is the entrance nearest the junction of Feehan Ave and Dean St. Older GPS may not recognise Feehan Ave (it was renamed 3 years ago). Use 28 Dean St instead in your GPS.


The racecourse is situated in the heart of Moonee Ponds with cafes, hotels, restaurants and more, all within walking distance to the venue and reasonable prices. Courtesy Kim Frazer, here are some places you should google and try:

Saros - bottom of Sebel -  Excellent service and excellent food.
Chiba - Japanese (well recommended).
Taksim Square - Turkish (go there hungry) good for groups and sharing plates.
Phillelhene - Greek - also good for groups and sharing plates.
Escagrill - Italian - variety of traditional Italian dishes and steak - excellent food and Service
GK Tapas Bar & Resaurant Change of name and cuisine from last year.
Chilli Pepper - Vietnamese - small place but been in the area for a long time.
Vintage Cellar Wine Bar (very busy popular Wine Bar with Spanish influence). 
Bekka - Lebanese - very popular and always busy - excellent food and service (try the cheese desserts)

Other options include Jack's Satay Bar, Portobello, and Carosello.
Further afield in Union Road ( a short Uber trip) is Arcadia Gastronomique 

During the event, we will be bringing you an in-house menu to order from for some smart and simple lunches. I will email instructions and price list to all players. We need you to pay on ordering with a credit card. A tea station will be available all day but coffee lovers will have their usual coffee cart from which to purchase coffee.

Additional Information


We have negotiated rates at Quest and Sebel but you need to get in quickly. Deep discounts are available for bookings made and paid this side of Christmas. However, this area is rich with options, both apartment style and hotel style. Whilst I recommend you peruse, I can offer some names that are close to the venue:

Quest Moonee Valley

  • 7 Feehan Avenue (formerly 1 McPherson St), Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 2 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via Quest Moonee Valley (
  • Studio apartments  $199/night,  one bedroom apartments are $299/night, two bedroom apartments $399/night
  • (Bookings prior to 31 Dec - after that you will need to contact them for rates)

The Sebel Moonee Valley

  • 41 Homer Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • 14 minute walk to Gate 2
  • Book via (03) 8593 9678
  • Balcony apartments from $202/night

    Boutique Balcony Units with City Views

    • 26 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds 3039
    • 12 minute walk to Gate 2
    • Balcony apartments from $220/night

    Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

    • 873 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon 3040
    • 1.65km from Gate 2
    • Book via or direct

    Based on your experiences, we will plan reserved accommodation for 2024.

    Last Day Flight Planning:

    We are planning to conclude play by 1:30 pm but this is followed by presentations. By Taxi or Uber, the trip to the airport is only 15 minutes. If you are booking flights, my recommendation is to choose a flight no earlier than 3:00 pm. There are still a lot of issues around security checks and it is a public holiday.


    * For teams events Entry fee per player assumes a team of 4. Amounts will differ for teams of 5 or 6.

    Event Full entry fee per player Day Time Total entries Action
    Victor Muntz Restricted Swiss Pairs (u 300 MP each)130 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 16 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Jim and Norma Borin Mixed Swiss Pairs165 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 32 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Wally Scott Open Swiss Pairs165 credits Thursday 06-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 105 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Rookie Pairs45 credits Friday 07-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 14 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Restricted Teams (u 300 MP each)167.5 credits* Saturday 08-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 3 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Sunday 09-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Monday 10-06-2024 - 10am
    Victor Champion Cup Swiss Teams210 credits* Saturday 08-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 70 Entries closed on Friday 31 May 2024View Entries
    Sunday 09-06-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm
    Monday 10-06-2024 - 10am

    Early Bird discounts of up to $15 per player apply until May 20th, 2024

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