State Gala Day PairsGALA ‘GOLD’ Pairs – Sunday 29 September 2019

Objectives --  Format --  Team Formation -- Prizes & Categories -- Entry Costs -- Contact - List of Entrants
 For Beginners Entries see here

The Bridge Federation of the ACT is holding a Gala ‘Gold’ Pairs Day on 29 September 2019 at the Canberra Bridge Club, 5-7 Duff Place Deakin starting at 9.30 am. (Note the early start time).     Please note, no lunch will be provided, you are asked to bring your own lunch or be prepared to drive to another suburb for lunch (a full hour will be allowed for the lunch break).

Objectives of the day -- Back to top

  1. Provide a one-day butler pairs event where players of all levels will be welcomed and will be competitive.  The event will have Open, Restricted and Novice divisions. There will be also a half day beginners event -- see here
  2. Select “Canberra 2” and “ACT Provincial Team” (a provincial player is one who is under 300 MP or a player from a provincial club affiliated to BFACT) for the GNOT. The GNOT will be held 29th November to 2nd December 2019 at Tweed Heads.  The selected teams will receive free entry and, from the ABF, fully paid return airfares for 4 players.

Format of the day - Back to Top

The event to be conducted as an Imp Pairs competition:.

Afterwards, there will be a prize presentation accompanied by drinks and hot and cold snacks.

The BFACT Annual General Meeting will follow the prize presentation.

Forming Teams - Back to Top

The top two placed contending pairs will form the Canberra 2 team.  The team can augment with another pair if they wish.  Note that the ABF subsidy for GNOT is on a per team basis.

The ACT Provincial team will be the top 2 contending pairs that qualify for ACT Provincial status, i.e. those from provincial areas or those with less than 300 masterpoints per person.  The ACT Provincial team can augment with another suitable pair if they wish.

Prizes - Back to Top

Players will compete for prizes in the following categories:

  • Novice (under 50 MP) for the Earl Dudley Trophy
  • Restricted (under 300 MP) for the Valerie Mitchell Trophy
  • Intermediate (Under 1000 MP) for the Beverley Carmichael Trophy
  • Best restricted or novice pair that plays predominantly in the day-time
  • Best pair from regional club affiliated with BFACT

The trophies will be presented at the completion of play.

Entries - Back to Top

Entries close at 12pm on Friday, 27th September 2019
The cost of entry (without lunch):

  • $30 for all 
  • Entry can be made
    • on the entry form at the Canberra Bridge Club
    • using the Online Entry form
    • or forwarded by phone or mail to Manager, Canberra Bridge Club, Phone /Fax: 02 62822382, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact - Back to Top

For more information, please contact: Marianne Bookallil on  0422905862 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  List of Entrants - Back to top

For Under-Graduate & Graduate Masters (Beginners) Entries see here
  1. Earl Dudley, Anne Powell
  2. Ken Colbert,  Alex Hewat
  3. Julia Hoffman & Chris Quail
  4. Gordon Henderson & Sunny Campbell
  5. Di Hawke & Adrienne Stephens
                     Intermediate, fewer than 1000 masterpoints                    
  1. Robin Erskine, Paul Nelson
  2. Jan Davis, Perelle Scales
  3. Lynne Moss, Terry Heming
  4. John & Terry Pearson
  5. Bruce & Bev Crossman
                        Restricted, fewer than 300 masterpoints
  1. Patricia Mulcahy, Geoff Hooper
  2. George McLean & Tim Mather
                             Novice, fewer than 50 masterpoints
  1. Simon & Michele Grant