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SABF - ANOT

2nd to 6th May 2024





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People

Organiser:Barbara Travis
Phone:0437 919 928
Email:

ANOT@sabf.asn.au

Chief Tournament Director: Laurie Kelso

Links

ANOT 2024 will be making use of the MyABF facility to send an SMS with personalised draw and result information. You can sign up through MyABF.



My ABF resources page:  https://www.abf.com.au/member-services/my-abf-resources/

YouTube video:  MyABF:  Player functions overview - https://youtu.be/Y4wy7PbErwk 

YouTube video:  MyABF:  Browse, enter and pay for congresses - https://youtu.be/9S7JaX9lf4Y



GENERAL INFORMATION

The Autumn National Championships are conducted by the SA Bridge Federation under licence from the ABF.  These will all be Gold Point events.  The Open and Mixed events will attract PQPs towards the 2025 national playoffs.


What's new in 2024:

All morning sessions start at 9.45am (Thursday to Sunday).


Early Bird Discount:

Early Bird discount applies to entries received and paid in full before 31st March 2024.


Early Bird rates are the same as in 2023:  $270 per pair / $540 per team.  ($100 per pair for Rookie Pairs).

Full rates will be $330 per pair / $660 per team ($120 per pair for Rookie Pairs).

The entry fees listed for registration are currently Early Bird Rates.


The Events:

TBIB Butler Swiss Pairs: Open and Mixed

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory)

8 x 14 board matches, 9.45am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

Full entry fee:  $330 per pair. 


StepBridge Butler Swiss Pairs:  Under Grand Master and Under Life Master

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory)

8 x 14 board matches, 9.40am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

To play in the Under Grand Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Grand Master by 31st December 2023.

To play in the Under Life Master event, players must not have attained the rank of Life Master by 31st December 2023.

Full entry fee:  $330 per pair.  


David Lusk Rookie Butler Swiss Pairs

Thursday 2nd May (one day only):  6 x 8 board matches (attendance for all matches is compulsory)

9.45am start, will finish by about 5pm

To play in this Rookie Pairs event, each player must not have attained 35 masterpoints by 31st December 2023.

Full entry fee:  $120 per pair.  


TBIB Open Swiss Teams

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory)

The Final of the Open Teams will be held on Monday 6th May - venue to be advised.

8 x 14 board matches, 9.45am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

Full entry fee:  $660 per team.  



StepBridge Swiss Teams: Under Grand Master and Under Life Master

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May (attendance at all sessions is compulsory)

8 x 14 board matches, 9.45am start each day (finish 5.45pm)

To play in the Under Grand Master event, all players must not have attained the rank of Grand Master by 31st December 2023.

To play in the Under Life Master event, all players must not have attained the rank of Life Master by 31st December 2023.

Full entry fee:  $660 per team.  



Important Points:

* The SABF expects all participants to comply with any SA Health regulations in place at the time of the event.

* Gold points will be awarded in all events: in Open events, at the full rate; in Under Grand Master events, at the A2 rate (half the Open rate); in Under Life Master events, at a lesser rate (dependent on the entrants).

* Full refunds will be given to all entries if the event is cancelled for pandemic reasons or border closures.

* If paying by bank transfer:

     Account Name       SA Bridge Federation

     BSB                         085333

     Account No.           791911424














ird discount applies to entries received and paid in full before 31st March 2024.

Location - Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground

Transport

The venue is well-served by public transport. Travel to Bus Stop 2 on Goodwood Road via bus routes G10 / W91 / G20 / G30 / G40, which leave King William Street in the city at regular intervals. Or (further to walk) catch the Seaford or Belair line train to the Showground station.  Or take the tram to Leader Street. For timetables etc, go to adelaidemetro.com.au.

On-site parking is available at $12 per day, entry via Rose Terrace (to the north). We will be sourcing a number of 4-day parking passes at cost of $24 per pass (for the duration of all events) . Contact the Organiser before 30th April to have one allocated to you.

There is a restricted amount of parking nearby for mobility-limited players. Please contact the Organiser for more information.

Catering

Water will be provided free of charge throughout the playing areas and break-out areas.

Lunches will be available for purchase in the Atrium Court outside the Ridley Centre. This will include sandwiches, hot food, cakes, fresh fruit etc and ‘better’ coffee. To reduce queuing, you can pre-order your lunch up to an hour before play starts each day.

Drakes Supermarkets have a food centre in their supermarket across the road, selling hot and cold lunches, hot and cold drinks (Nonna's Pasta, The Little Kitchen, Muffin Break, Grown & Ground).

There is also a Subway outlet on Goodwood Road, a short walk south of the venue.

Additional Information

Accommodation Options:

Special rates will be arranged with the venues:


Rydges South Park                                 1km walk

1 South Terrace, Adelaide

Rydges South Park usually offer a 15% discount to bridge players (to be arranged)


Quest King William South                       2.1km  (on tramline)          

379 King William Street, Adelaide                   phone 8206 6500

Studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.                                

Complimentary: tram tickets to Showground, use of gym.

https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/sa/adelaide/quest-king-william-south/overview

(8 nearby restaurants do ‘chargeback’)


The Terrace Hotel                                        2.2km  (short walk to tramline)

(all rooms have shower over bath):                 

208 South Terrace, Adelaide                             phone 8223 2800

(part of Rydges group) 



HotelMotel Adelaide                                    2.2km  

(all rooms have walk-in shower, no bath), incl. 1 car park:          

215 South Terrace, Adelaide                             phone 8223 2800

(part of Rydges group)


Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury     2.8km  (on tramline)

2 Flinders Street, Adelaide                                              phone 8112 0000

Studio or 1-bedroom apartments

(TFE group)


Adelaide Showground Caravan Park 

(if you have a caravan):  mention BRIDGE for a 10% discount

PROGRAM


Event Entry Fee Day Time Total Entries Action
David Lusk Rookie Butler Swiss Pairs (one day only)100 credits Thursday 02-05-2024 - 9:45am 4 Enter
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StepBridge Under Life Master Butler Swiss Pairs270 credits Thursday 02-05-2024 - 9:45am 11 Enter
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Friday 03-05-2024 - 9:45am
StepBridge Under Grand Master Butler Swiss Pairs270 credits Thursday 02-05-2024 - 9:45am 13 Enter
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Friday 03-05-2024 - 9:45am
TBIB Mixed Butler Swiss Pairs270 credits Thursday 02-05-2024 - 9:45am 10 Enter
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Friday 03-05-2024 - 9:45am
TBIB Open Butler Swiss Pairs270 credits Thursday 02-05-2024 - 9:45am 15 Enter
View Entries
Friday 03-05-2024 - 9:45am
StepBridge Under Life Master Teams540 credits Saturday 04-05-2024 - 9:45am 1 Enter
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Sunday 05-05-2024 - 9:45am
StepBridge Under Grand Master Teams540 credits Saturday 04-05-2024 - 9:45am 8 Enter
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Sunday 05-05-2024 - 9:45am
TBIB Open Teams540 credits Saturday 04-05-2024 - 9:45am 20 Enter
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Sunday 05-05-2024 - 9:45am

Early Bird Rates are those listed at present - $270 per pair ($330 being full cost), $540 per team ($660 being full cost).

The SA Bridge Federation recommends that participants take out appropriate insurance.



Bank Transfer Details

SA Bridge Federation

BSB 085-333

A/c 791911424

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