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4th to 7th October 2024





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People

Organiser:Rob Hurst and Roger Brake
Phone:Rob (0404 999 473) Roger (0466 009 426)
Email:cib@abf.com.au
Chief Tournament Director:Ronnie Ng


Links

Make sure to visit Floriade while in Canberra Floriade website

How to browse, enter and pay for congress entry watch here

General introduction to myABF watch here

Any problems using myABF - contact Roger Brake via email:  myABF@bfact.com.au or 0466 009 426

Results -

Regulations - 

GENERAL INFORMATION


Held in conjunction with Australia's largest floral festival, Floriade, Canberra in Bloom is a national, gold points congress for players of all abilities. Pairs and teams events are held in novice, restricted and open categories, with a rookies pairs event catering for players with less than 5 masterpoints.

New this year is a restricted/novice one day teams event.

The mixed teams event has PQPs with qualifying sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning, and semi-finals and finals held over Sunday afternoon and Monday. Note that players that do not qualify for the finals can enter another event on the Sunday.

Early bird prices for all events are available until 31 August.

Restricted: Under 300 Masterpoints

Novice: Under 100 Masterpoints

Entries close 22 September (late entries may be accepted at Convenors' discretion). Contact convener for consideration.

Rookie: Under 5 Masterpoints

Prizes for winning competitors (subject to minimum number of entrants)

There are a range of accommodation options in the vicinity, from budget to 5 star.

We are supported by the friendly team at Forrest Hotel and Apartments - they provide comfortable accommodation in lovely grounds, with plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. To gain a discount to stay there, just click on the link, press on the green button and become a member to access discounted prices. Or you can call them and mention either the Canberra Bridge Club or the Canberra Bridge tournament to get the discount.


Location - Canberra Bridge Club (TBC)

Transport

Ample free parking at the venue or neaby Hannah Place.

Catering

Morning and afternoon tea provided and light refreshments and drinks at the conclusion of the event. Lunch available from nearby cafes.

Additional Information

There are a range of accommodation options in the vicinity, from budget to 5 star.

We are supported by the friendly team at Forrest Hotel and Apartments - they provide comfortable accommodation in lovely grounds. To gain a discount, just click on the link, press on the green button and become a member to access discounted prices. 

It can be a little cool depending on where you are sitting relative to the airconditioning, so please bring a jacket/jumper.

PROGRAM

* 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
Butterfly Orchid Rookie (Less than 5 Masterpoints) Pairs, with an introductory talk30 credits Friday 04-10-2024 - 1:30pm 0 Enter
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Spider Orchid Novice MP Swiss Pairs65 credits Friday 04-10-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 3 Enter
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Spider Orchid Restricted MP Swiss Pairs65 credits Friday 04-10-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 4 Enter
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Royal Bluebell Open MP Swiss Pairs65 credits Friday 04-10-2024 - 10am & 2:15pm 6 Enter
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Grevillea Gem Restricted and Novice Teams65 credits* Saturday 05-10-2024 - 10am & 2pm 5 Enter
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Val and John Brockwell Mixed Teams95 credits* Saturday 05-10-2024 - 10am & 2pm 2 Enter
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Sunday 06-10-2024 - 10am & 2pm
Monday 07-10-2024 - 9:30am
Golden Wattle Open Teams95 credits* Saturday 05-10-2024 - 10am & 2pm 4 Enter
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Sunday 06-10-2024 - 10am
Federation Rose Restricted IMP Swiss Pairs90 credits Sunday 06-10-2024 - 2pm 2 Enter
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Monday 07-10-2024 - 9:30am & 12:40pm
Federation Rose Novice IMP Pairs90 credits Sunday 06-10-2024 - 2pm 1 Enter
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Monday 07-10-2024 - 9:30am & 12:40pm
Canberra Bells IMP Swiss Pairs90 credits Sunday 06-10-2024 - 2pm 3 Enter
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Monday 07-10-2024 - 9:30am & 12:40pm

Photo gallery - photos from 2023 Canberra in Bloom

Panorama of main room - Friday




Open Team Winners



Val and John Brockwell Mixed Teams Winners



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