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1st to 8th February 2025





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Tournament Organiser:Tim Runting
Contact via:  manager@qldbridge.com.au 
Manager:
Kim Ellaway

manager@qldbridge.com.au

0412 064 903

On-site Manager
Richard Ward
Contact via:  manager@qldbridge.com.au 
Chief Tournament Director:
Dr Laurie Kelso
Contact via:  manager@qldbridge.com.au 
Chief Scorer:
Matthew McManus
Contact via:  manager@qldbridge.com.au 
Entries Coordinator:
Jacqui Dudurovic

gccentries@qldbridge.com.au 

0466 44 44 25

Looking for a partner or team mates?

Partnership Coordinator:

Toni Bardon

Click on the red "Partnership Desk" button

tonib.gccpartnership@gmail.com

0401 082 054

Accommodation & Local Area Enquiries
Sue Smith

sue.gccongress@gmail.com

0429 056 445






 

Links

Below are links to all the information on the Gold Coast Congress. 

Simply click on the purple link to access the information.

1. Seating and Results  

2. Links for Notifications

You can receive notifications such as congress results and draws on your phone or smart watch.

The messages are handled through the My ABF mobile App, available on the

Apple App store 

 or Google App store 


3. Links to GCC Event Information

GCC Flyer 

GCC Programme  

GCC Information Manual

4. Links to My ABF Information

New Players Information

To submit an entry to any event, you need an ABF number and to be registered on My ABF.

International players may submit their entries by emailing the GCC Entries Coordinator, Jacqui Dudurovic at gccentries@qldbridge.com.au .

Steps to take:

i. ABF Number:

To obtain an ABF number, please email masterpoints@abf.com.au with your name, gender, date of birth and for NZ players - NZB. 

If you already have an ABF number but can't remember it, you may search for it by clicking on the following link to the ABF Masterpoint Centre .

ii. My ABF:

To register on My ABF, please follow the instructions below.

It only takes a couple of minutes.

  1. Register at this website:  https://www.myabf.com.au/view
  2. Click on ‘SIGN UP’, which will take you to this page https://www.myabf.com.au/accounts/register .
  3. Enter your ABF number, Name, Email address and a password that’s easy to remember.  This is  to avoid having to reset the password.
  4. Once you have entered the information, you will be sent an email to activate your account. Check spam for the activation email if it isn't in your Inbox.
  5. Follow the prompts in the Activation email. Once you have activated your account, update your profile and settings.
  6. For more information on registering on My ABF click on the following link - My ABF Resources and How to Sign Up .

To Withdraw an Entry or Request a Refund.

5. Links to GCC Entry Information

GCC Entry Form - 18.07.24 

GCC Eligibilty Requirements - 18.07.24

System Regulations - 30.05.24 

6. Links to Useful Information for Players

What's New in 2025 - 31.05.24

Frequently Asked Questions - 18.07.24

Partnership Desk - 30.05.24

Handy Guide for Novice Players - 27.05.24

Help Before Play Information - 30.05.24 

Rookie to Novice Players Events - 09.06.24 

Prizemoney - 07.07.24

Walk-Ins - 30.05.24

Trophies - 01.06.24


7. Links to "Guest Speaker" Information

To be confirmed

8. Links to Sponsors and Charities Information

Sponsors - 27.05.24

9. Links to Other Information

 Accommodation - 07.07.24






GENERAL INFORMATION

 

     

   


Location - Gold Coast Convention Centre

Transport

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is located at Broadbeach at Australia's glorious Gold Coast in QLD. 

The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination known for its sunny sub tropical climate and  its 70km of long white sandy beaches.  A surfer's paradise!  

Close to the venue is a diverse offering of accommodation catering for all tastes and a great variety of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment.


 Transport options to the Venue 

Transport to Broadbeach from Brisbane Airport: 

Train and tram is the cheapest way to get to Broadbeach - approximately $45 per person - Airtrain.com.au

Door to Door shuttle service - approximately $55 per person -  Con-X-ion 


Transport to Broadbeach from Gold Coast Airport: 

Taxi is approximately $80

Public Transport information may be found at Gold Coast Airport website

Con-X-ion Shuttle service and Link Transfers offer Door to Door service


Gold Coast Light Rail (GCLR) Road Works

GCLR is the largest transport project undertaken on the Gold Coast.

During construction there may be road works creating delays.  Click on Traffic Changes and Works Notifications for the latest updates. 

Catering

Refreshments:

There are numerous cafes a short walk from the GCCEC.

At the venue there is the following;

1. The GCC Bridge Coffee Shop sells coffee, bottles of water and biscuits.

Coffee vouchers can only be purchased at the GCC Bridge Coffee Shop.



2. The Kombi Van will be open during the GCC offering café style take away food

and drinks, including barista made coffee.

Note: the Kombi Van does not accept Coffee Vouchers from the GCC Bridge Coffee Shop.


Additional Information

1. Air Conditioning:  The air conditioning can make it cold in some areas of the venue. 


For your comfort, we recommend you bring warm clothing.


2. Toilets:  The two sets of toilet amenities outside the playing area are for use by GCC participants

NOT any other toilet amenities in the GCCEC.


3. Water: The GCCEC no longer have vending machines.  

Please remember to bring your own water bottle or beverage. 

The GCC Bridge Coffee Shop sells bottles of water.



There's more to the Gold Coast than the great Gold Coast Bridge Congress!

You will find your ideal holiday experience be it adventure or relaxation at the Gold Coast.

More information is available at Tourism Queensland.


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
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship (Open)180 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 17 Enter
View Entries
Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)180 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 21 Enter
View Entries
Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)180 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 30 Enter
View Entries
Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am
Bobby Richman Pairs Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)180 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 20 Enter
View Entries
Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am
Butler Swiss Pairs (Open) Saturday85 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 13 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Under 500 MPs) Saturday85 credits Saturday 01-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Open) Sunday85 credits Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Under 500 MPs) Sunday85 credits Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Rookie Pairs (Under 10 MPs) Sunday AM50 credits Sunday 02-02-2025 - 10am 1 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Open) Monday85 credits Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 14 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Under 500 MPs) Monday85 credits Monday 03-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 11 Enter
View Entries
Teams Championship - Open220 credits* Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 18 Enter
View Entries
Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Under 1500 MPs220 credits* Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)220 credits* Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 26 Enter
View Entries
Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)220 credits* Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 17 Enter
View Entries
Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Teams Championship - Novice (Under 100 MPs)220 credits* Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 8 Enter
View Entries
Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm
Matchpoint Pairs (Under 50 MPs) Tuesday80 credits Tuesday 04-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Matchpoint Pairs (Under 50 MPs) Wednesday80 credits Wednesday 05-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Butler Swiss Pairs (Under 50 MPs) Thursday80 credits Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am & 2:30pm 10 Enter
View Entries
Rookie Pairs (Under 10 MPs) Thursday AM50 credits Thursday 06-02-2025 - 10am 2 Enter
View Entries
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Open120 credits Friday 07-02-2025 - 10am & 2pm 19 Enter
View Entries
Saturday 08-02-2025 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Intermediate (Under 750 MPs)120 credits Friday 07-02-2025 - 10am & 2pm 18 Enter
View Entries
Saturday 08-02-2025 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Restricted (Under 300 MPs)120 credits Friday 07-02-2025 - 10am & 2pm 17 Enter
View Entries
Saturday 08-02-2025 - 10am
Ivy Dahler Butler Swiss Pairs - Novice (Under 100 MPs)120 credits Friday 07-02-2025 - 10am & 2pm 12 Enter
View Entries
Saturday 08-02-2025 - 10am
Butler Swiss Pairs (Open) Friday85 credits Friday 07-02-2025 - 10am & 2pm 6 Enter
View Entries



Bank Transfer Details

The preferred payment method is Bridge Credits however if bank transfer is necessary ...

Account Name: QBA  


BSB: 484 - 799   

Account No: 452 338 505

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