State Gala Day PairsGALA ‘GOLD’ Pairs – Sunday 19 September 2021

Objectives --  Format --  Team Formation -- Prizes & Categories -- Entry Costs -- Contact

The Bridge Federation of the ACT is holding a Gala ‘Gold’ Pairs Day on 19 September 2019 online using the RealBridge platform, starting at 9:45am (note the early start time.)

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.
  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 26th November to 29th November 2021 online in the RealBridge platform.

Format of the day - Back to Top

The event to be conducted as a Swiss of 6x8 board matches (09:45, 10:45, 11:45, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30).

  • The Open entrants will play together.
  • Restricted (under 300 MP), Provincial  and Novice (under 50 MP)

Players who are eligible to represent ACT at the GNOT final will be contacted after scores are confirmed.

The BFACT Annual General Meeting will follow matches at 5:00 p.m and will be on Zoom. A link to join the Zoom meeting will be available on the day.

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.

The ACT Provincial team will be the top 2 contending pairs that qualify with 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 pair from regional club affiliated with BFACT

Winners will be contacted following confirmation of results.

Entries - Back to Top

Entries should be submitted by 10:00am Saturday, 18 September.
The cost of entry is:

  • $15 for full-time students
  • $25 for all others
  • Entry can be made in the MyABF system at “” or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact - Back to Top

For more information, please contact: Niek Van Vucht 0422471649 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.