The 2019 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge was held at Wrest Point Casino Hotel in Hobart from 28th to 31st March 2019
There were a record number of participants with 140 pairs competing in the premier event, the TBIB Australian Swiss Pairs. 86 pairs contested the Roger Penny Senior Swiss Pairs, 62 pairs in the TFOB Restricted Swiss Pairs and 16 pairs in the Island Matchpointed Swiss Pairs.
TBIB Australian Swiss Pairs Winners David Beauchamp and Jodi Tutty
Roger Penny Seniors' Swiss Pairs Winners Phil Gue and Nigel Rosendorff with TBA President Julie Rhodes
TFOB Restricted Swiss Pairs Winners Jack Foreman and Bob Ransom
Warren Walker Memorial Prize winners Rob and Jane Tyson with Sue Thompson-Walker. This prize, donated by Sue, is for the best placed Tasmanian Pair in the TBIB Australian Swiss Pairs.
The 2020 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge will be at a new venue, the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. The Festival will run from Thursday 26th March to Sunday 29th March 2020.
The Role of the TBA
The TBA is is the largest bridge club in the state with about 400 members and is the administrative body for the game of bridge in Tasmania. Local Tasmanian clubs affiliated with the TBA are Burnie, Devonport and Ulverstone in the north-west region, Tamar and Launceston in the north and southern clubs Kingborough, Eastern Shore and Hobart City. The TBA is responsible for running national and state events including the Australian Swiss Pairs championships and the Roger Penny Senior Swiss Pairs competition. These are conducted annually with the venue alternating between Hobart and Launceston. The TBA also administers the Masterpoints system for the ABF and endeavours to promote the growth and teaching of bridge throughout Tasmania via its affiliated clubs. The TBA's purpose-designed Centre at 5 Marine Esplanade, New Town Bay serves as both our local Clubrooms and the headquarters for bridge in the state.
Phone: 0400 492 327
Post: PO Box171, North Hobart 7002
Bank Account Details for direct debit: BSB: 067-102 A/C #: 2801 2004 A/C Name: Tasmanian Bridge Association
ABN: 66 028 130 967
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