2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS CHAMPIONS

Gold Coast Congress 2014 

Saturday 22 February to Saturday 1 March 2014

The Gold Coast Congress is the most important event for Australian Bridge Players 2,000 or more bridge players and officials gather for the largest tournament in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.

[ilink url=»http://www.qldbridge.com/gcc/results2014.php»]Results[/ilink]   [ilink url=»http://www.qldbridge.com/gcc/bulletins.php»]Daily Bulletins[/ilink]

Everyday we will inform you about the winners of the most important events, you will find photos selected from the congress daily bulletins. 

Sunday March 1: 2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS

2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS CHAMPIONS
2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS CHAMPIONS
2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS RUNNERS-UP
2014 GCC OPEN TEAMS RUNNERS-UP
Matthew Thomson, Michael Ware, Hugh McGann, GeO Tislevoll, Fiona Brown and Tony Nunn
Li Xin, Zhang Bankxiang, Shen Jiaxing – Gan Xinli

Friday February 28:

OPEN TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: The Teams Final on Saturday will be fought out between:

McGann (2)= Hugh McGann, Matthew Thomson, Fiona Brown, Tony Nunn, Michael Ware, Geo Tislevoll
and
China Nangang (9) = Zhang Bankxiang, Shen Jiaxing, Gan Xinli, Wang Ru, Li Xin

after their wins over Bourke and Fischer Respectively. Follow all the action on BridgeBase Online.


Thursday February 27: New Winners

Winners of the Thursday Rookie Pairs: Dianne Thatcher & Beverley Northey
Winners of the Thursday Rookie Pairs:
Dianne Thatcher & Beverley Northey
 
Winners of the Thursday Rookie Pairs: Jennifer Montague & Jane Hills
Winners of the Thursday Rookie Pairs:
Jennifer Montague & Jane Hills

Wednesday February 26: And More winners

 

Monday, Tuesday February 24/25: More Winners

   
     

Sunday February 23:  Winners Starting to Emerge

(Source: [button link=»http://www.qldbridge.com/gcc/2014/bulletin_03.pdf» size=»small» window=»yes»]Bulletin 3, Goald Coast Congress[/button] )

Two events have been run and won and we would like to laud the winners together with you. Firstly the Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs was won by Adam Edgtton and Andy Hung. After being in front with three rounds to go they had to survive two bad matches and some fortunate results at other tables to emerge the winners and take home the $550 prize money which they assured me would not be used for partying – yeah sure guys!
The Second event completed on Sunday was the Rookie Pairs which saw an excellent turnout of thirteen tables. The winners North-South were Lucinda Gun & Christine Williams scoring 60.8% while East-West was won by Catherine Armstrong & Veronica Amerena scoring 63.8%. It must be great to be starting your bridge career and win an event like this – if only I could remember back that many years I also would be happy.

Andy Hung & Adam Edgtton
Andy Hung & Adam Edgtton
    
Lucinda Gun & Christine Williams
Lucinda Gun & Christine Williams
  
Catherine Armstrong & Veronica Amerena
Catherine Armstrong & Veronica Amerena

Read: [ilink url=»http://csbnews.org/mistakes-we-all-make-by-barry-rigal/?lang=en»]Mistakes we All Make by Barry Rigal[/ilink]

GOLD COAST CONGRESS 2014 – CALENDAR OF CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

 This year Pablo Lambardi of Argentina will offer a lecture on: Trendy Transfers (Responses to Minor openings in Competition). Thursday 27th February; 9:00 AM