Please note the August Teams have reached 106 tables and as a result the pending file will double as the waiting list.

Priority will be give to teams that are complete if a vacancy becomes available which is likely during the ensueing months.

Replacement teams will be selected on the basis of keeping both the Open and restricted category at an even number of tables.

Any entries on the pending file that have paid for their entry will be refunded on request

Hosted by : Coffs Harbour Bridge Club

- Tuesday 14th August - Sunday 19th August 2018

Venue : Opal Cove Resort

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Coming from the North:

Opal Cove is approx 18 km south of Woolgoolga on the Pacific Highway. Just as you are leaving Woolgoolga you will see the Sikh Temple on the left side. 12km from here you will pass the Moonee Shopping centre again on the left, noticeable by Coles Supermarket. The venue is 5.5 km from here, 300 metres from the turning (left) there is a sign saying 'Opal Cove resort 300 metres'.

Coming from the South:

Opal Cove is approx 7 km north of the Coffs Harbour CBD on the Pacific Highway .The Big Banana is about half way on the left hand side. Stay on the right hand side lane. As soon as you see Sapphire Motel & Pacific Palms Motel (on left), indicate right & start filtering into the right turn which takes you into Opal Cove.

 • Accommodation

Do not try and book with Opal Cove direct as all accommodation has been blocked by Australia Wide Conferences for the Bridge players!

Programme: 2018 August Gold Point Congress

Tuesday 14th August 2018

  6.00pm.....Welcome Cocktail Party (free)

  7.00pm.....Welcome Walk-in Pairs $10 per player pay at table (Red points)

Wednesday 15th August 2018

  10.00am.... 1st session - Butler Swiss Pairs (Gold points)

  Buffet Lunch approx 1.30pm

  2.30pm..... 2nd session Butler Swiss Pairs (Gold points)

Thursday 16th August 2018

  10.00am.... 3rd session Butler Swiss Pairs (Gold points)

  Buffet Lunch approx 1.30pm

  2.30pm..... 4th session Butler Swiss Pairs (Gold points)

  Followed by Prizegiving & Champagne

Friday 17th August 2018

  9am - 10.30 ..Directors Forum

  10.15am - 12..Teaching forum Education Session

  2.30pm..... 1st session Swiss Teams - (Gold Points)

Saturday 18th August 2018

  10.00am.... 2nd session Swiss Teams

  Buffet Lunch approx 1.30pm

  2.30pm..... 3rd session Swiss Teams

Sunday 19th August 2018

  10.00am.... 4th session Swiss Teams

  Followed by Prize giving (Champagne & Canapes)

  Finishing at approximately 2pm.


Welcome Cocktails Free

Walk-in Pairs - $10 per person - pay at table

Pairs..........$175 per person - including 2 Buffet Lunches

Teams.......$640 per team - including 1 Buffet Lunch

Free Complimentary Workshop on Friday

Cancellation Policy

All transactions are processed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

For players who have submitted a valid entry and wish to cancel their entry the following conditions apply:

It is the player's responsibility to find a suitable replacement/substitute although the organiser will make every effort to assist in the process.

A suitable replacement/substitute will only be accepted once approved by the organiser.

All cancellations/amendments must be made in writing and emailed to Jon Doland: jon@australiawideconferences.com.au

All valid refunds will be credited to the original credit card or bank account used to make the payment.

Session Times

Tuesday Cocktail Party 6pm - 7pm Opal Cove Resort (Free))

Tuesday Night Walk-In pairs 7pm $10 per player pay at the table

Wednesday/Thursday mornings: 10am start - 2 sessions

Buffet Lunch: approx 1.30pm - 2.30 pm

Wednesday/Thursday afternoon: 2.30pm 2 sessions

Thursday after final session: - Prize giving and drinks

Friday 9am - 10.30 ..Directors Forum

Friday 10.15am - 12am..Teaching forum - Education Session

Friday 2.30pm - Swiss Teams 2 matchs

Saturday 10am - 2 matchs

Buffet Lunch: approx 1.30pm

Saturday 2.30am - 2 matchs

Sunday 10am - 2 matchs

Prize giving drinks & canapes

Approx 2.30pm finish


Butler Swiss Pairs 1st 2nd 3rd
Open Pairs $2000 $1000 $500
Open < 1000mp Pairs $500 $250 $125
Intermediate < 750mp Pairs $500 $250 $125
Restricted < 300mp Pairs $500 $250 $125
Swiss Teams 1st 2nd 3rd
Open Teams $4000 $2000 $1000
Open < 1000mp Teams $1000 $500 $250
Intermediate < 750mp teams $1000 $500 $250
Restricted < 300mp teams $1000 $500 $250

Player Categories


    Each player must have less than 750mp as of 1st April in the current year to play in this section.

    Intermediate/Restricted section is played as a separate field to the Open field.

Open field

     This field is opened to any player and there is a prize level for the best performing players under 1000mp.

Payment Methods:

Credit card: Master card or Visa card only

Direct Credit to:    (this is the most secure method)

    Account name: Coffs Harbour Bridge Super Congress Club Inc.

    A.B.N.:   28726121486

    BSB: 082 551 Account No:573 093 822


    Reference:ABF Number/Surname

Entry Acceptance

Only entries that are complete and fully paid will be listed on the accepted list.

Note: Entries where players are listed as "To be Advised" will be considered incomplete!

All entries will remain in the pending file until they meet the first criteria.

Payments are manually processed after they appear in the club bank account, so allow for a possible delay especially over week end periods.

Players should keep looking at the accepted entries and pending entries on the Coffs Harbour Bridge club site.

There will be date time stamp on each of these lists which will indicate when they were last uploaded.

It may be necessary to click the reload button on your browser if you suspect the list is not the latest!

We will also reply by email to whoever submitted the entry if the entry is considered incomplete. The status of the entry will be shown on the pending list.

Make sure you read and understand the cancellation policy.

The pending file will also act as the waiting list when maximum table capacity is reached (approx 106 tables).

Tournament Directors

Tony Howes & Mathew McManus

Table Numbers

Will be capped at approx 106 tables at the discretion of the committee.

Entries received after the cap has been reached will be added to the pending file as status "Waiting" - it will not be necessary to pay for these entries at this point.

Generally on the run up to August you can expect several cancellations.

Contact details

Entries & Accommodation.

Any changes to entries or accommodation matters need to be in writing preferably by email.

Jon Doland Mobile: 0407 904 600 or click to email:

Mail: Jon Doland 15 Murphy Crescent Coffs Harbour NSW 2450