Teams Competition

To encourage participation, OBC is continuing the monthly teams' session.  This will be held on the 3rd Friday morning of each month.

Clark Trophy

Open and Restricted categories (In this competition, Restricted players will have fewer than 100 masterpoints). 

·       Open to all members of Orange Bridge Club.

·       Played on the afternoon of the second Monday of each month from February to November. 

·       Members are automatically entered into the Clark Trophy, free of charge, simply by playing in the eligible sessions.

·       Members receive points towards the trophies for each session that they play with a different partner.

·       To maximise their points, members should try to play with a different partner at each of the eligible sessions.


Dot Whitney Trophy - Tops and Bottoms Competition

Awarded to the most successful “bottoms” member (fewer than 30 Masterpoints) calculated from 1st January to 30th November each year.

Monthly Eclectic Competitions

A monthly eclectic competition is held each month from February to November. Members are automatically entered into Eclectic Competitions, free of charge, simply by playing in eligible sessions.

Eligible sessions are:

February and July - Monday afternoon

March and August - Wednesday morning

April and September - Wednesday evening

May and October - Friday morning

June and November - Saturday afternoon 

Bonus green masterpoints are awarded for each Monthly Eclectic Competition. To be eligible you need to play at least three of the nominated sessions with the same partner in the month. The top half of the eligible field receives bonus green points.


New Event - Rookie Rivalry

Rookie Rivalry, a new event open to players with less than 10 masterpoints, is aimed at encouraging our newer players to participate fully in club events. This event is dependent on there being a sufficient number of interested players (12+ players).

Suzanne Kay Trophy

 In 2022 the Suzanne Kay Trophy will be awarded to the member who scores the best percentage in the club in the following 4 events:

 ·       Bridge for Brains - date to be confirmed

 ·       State Wide Pairs - Monday  1st August 

 ·       Australia Wide Pairs - Monday 29th August

 ·       4th event, to be advised

GNOT (Grand National Open Teams)

  • Teams of six are allowed
  • GNOT Teams qualifying Event - Sunday 6th February 2022
  • GNOT Regional Final - Sunday 18th September 2022

Club Teams Championships

Sunday 12 June 2022

  • This is also a GNOT qualifying event, eligible for Gold Points
  • To compete, players must be Orange Club members.
  • The championship will be played over 2 sessions – Sunday AM & PM. Teams of six are allowed. 

Country Teams Regional Final

Date to be announced.

Speed Bridge

This event will be held Saturday 2nd July 2022 

New Event - Winter Event

Sunday 17th July 2022 - Information will be published on our website and in our newsletter


Slam Saturday

This event will be held on Saturday afternoon, 22nd October 2022.

Club Pairs Championships - Dan McLean Trophy

Sunday 13th November 2022

·       To compete for the Pairs Championship, players must have the same partner for the 2 session event.

·       The event will include a Novice championship (subject to there being at least three Novice teams participating).

·       The format will be at the discretion of the director.

Doctors' Plate

Awarded to the Home Club member who wins the most points in Orange Bridge Club up to Club Master rank (5 Masterpoints) calculated from 1st December 2021 to 30th November 2022.

Improvement Awards

(From ABF McCutcheon Totals)

Calculated from 1st January to 30th November 2022. Members who win the most points in each of the following grades:


·         Nil Master  (Less than 2 masterpoints)

·         Graduate   (2 masterpoints)

·         Club           (5 masterpoints)

·         Local          (15 masterpoints)

·         Local*        (25 masterpoints)

·         Local**      (35 masterpoints)

·         Regional/State: (combining Regional, *Regional, State and  *State Masters)

·         National: (combining National, *National and **National Masters)

·         Life and above: (combining Life, Bronze Life, Silver Life, Gold Life, Grand Masters and above).


Most Improved Player 2022

Awarded to the member who tops the ABF most improved player list for the period: 1st January to 30th November 2022.

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