By entering the Playoff, all players declare that they are available and intend to represent Australia in any Target Event/s if they qualify.
There is no target event for 2018, since there is no World Championship or Asia Pacific event where we can send an Australian Representative Team.
Successful participants in the Playoff may be offered the opportunity to participate in any other supported events. Details will be posted as they become available.
• Other Supported Events
The ABF will offer successful pairs support to attend one or both of the events below. The ABF may decide to support other events if they become available and are thought to be worth supporting.
World Bridge Series in Orlando Florida, 22 September – 6 October 2018
The ABF will offer support for the pairs placing 1st and 2nd in the Open playoff to attend this World Bridge Federation event. If a pair declines the offer, the offer will pass to the next highest placed pair(s).
Support will be $3,000 for the higher paced pair and $2,000 for the other pair, with a further maximum entry fee contribution capped at $1,000 per pair subject to evidence of entry expenses. The support will be conditional on the pair playing as a unit, but they will be free to play with team-mates of their choice and in events of their choice.
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships at the Gold Coast, 14-18 February 2018
Three successful pairs in the Open Playoff will be invited to form a team to represent Australia in the 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships. This team will compete in the Commonwealth Nations Championship category.
Selection will be based on the ABF Team Selection Policy for Non-Target Events. Support will be $1800 per team plus entry fee