Swiss Pairs Congress

Swiss Pairs Congress - 4th February 2024

The congress is open to ALL players at ALL levels (no restriction on MPs).   Please see the detailed information below.

The SA Bridge Association Swiss Pairs Congress be held on Sunday, February 4th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Unley.

It is open to ALL players at ALL levels. Members of other clubs are also invited to participate.
Congress Director:  David Anderson

Session Times: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm.

The Swiss pairs will be played both in the morning and afternoon. Where possible entrants shall be divided into three sections, Open, <500 masterpoints each, and <100 masterpoints each, bearing in mind that each section must have an even number of players.

Pairs will then play in the nominated section throughout the day.

A Swiss draw will be used for each round after the first, so from round two onwards pairs will be playing against opponents with a similar aggregate to themselves. 

Cash prizes for:

  • Open – First, Second and Third place
  • Restricted – First and Second place
  • Novice – First and Second place (depending on number of entries)

Entry Fee:

$80 per pair – Attendance at both sessions is compulsory (includes sandwich lunch and the table fees for both morning and afternoon bridge sessions for 2 pax). Registrations close on Thursday, 1st February at midnight. Late registrations may be accepted at the discretion of the club if we need to make up even number of pairs.

How it works:

Scoring will be by match points (normal pairs scoring). Competitors will play a succession of 8 board matches, earning red master points for each match they win. 

A Swiss draw will be used for each round after the first, so from round two onwards, pairs will play against opponents with a similar aggregate. The field will be divided into sections during the lunch break.

Lunch Arrangements:

A sandwich lunch will be provided. Tea and coffee are now available at the café bars in the main room and in the front lounge.  A vending machine in the front lounge also provides soft drinks and snacks.

Registrations are closed for this event.



1Sharmini Anderson & Eleonora Truskewycz
2Chris Barnwell & Merilyn Paris
3Bevin Brooks & John Lokan
4Peter Chan & Ingrid Cooke
5Bob Clarke & Therese Demarco
6Jim Coffey & Milton Hart
7Caprice Davey & Susan Emerson
8Attilio De Luca & John Zollo
9Di Dunne & Moira Smith
10Catherine Ellice-Flint & Helen Gray
11Jeff Fallon & Ella Lupul
12Alice Handley & Owen Teakle
13Helen Kite & Jennifer Smith
14Bertie Morgan & Joshua Tomlin


< 500

1Paul Acfield & Graham Stucley
2Melinda Andrews & Alison Bullock
3Frances Berry & Hadyn Hanna
4Julia Bevan & Bob Thiele
5Yvonne Blewett & Patricia McGaffin
6Chris Brady & Elizabeth Eccleston
7Petter Carlmark & Max Kloeden
8Julie Clark & Julie Roberts
9Meredith Coleman & Carolyn Toh
10Brian Craig & Dini Fotheringham
11Andrea Dayman & Helene Maddern
12Vicki Djurasevich & Pat Draper
13Genevieve Donnelly & Terry Healey
14Sally Fraser & Megg Kelham
15Elaine Kenny & Veronica Peters
16Franco Lanfranchi & Peter McKay
17Varn Treleggan & Bronwyn Vale


< 100

1Ann Axelby & Jill Braithwaite
2Angela Barbour & Sue Matas
3Matthias Birkner & Geoff Marks
4Sue Carthew & Susie Linehan
5Denise Connor & Angy Henn
6Lynne Cotton & Cynthia Hickey
7Cheryl Fahey & Karenne Roennfeldt
8Karl Hornlund & Martin Schreiber
9Joan Ketteridge & Fiona Sage
10Mark & Sue Lyons
11Robby Randall & Bob Williams
12Jacob & Jeremy Randell


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