SOFB Rising stars and Novice events DRAFT

Find out about the events
Full Program

About the U20 and U50MP Pairs


About the U20 and U50MP teams (Thursday – Friday)

About the U100MP Swiss Pairs (Sat – Sun)



What to expect 

The venue

The differences between a national event and your club events

Gold Masterpoints


See what past players have to say

Helpful videos for participants

 What is a system card and how to complete one

How to use bidding boxes

How to score up in a teams event

How the scoring works in the pairs events

How to use an electronic scorer

What to do if you have specific needs

Event contacts









Preparing for the event


How to enter

Coping with different systems

When to call the director



Pre event preparation and training plan.

1 month out is the perfect time to really start preparing for the event. From early December this area will feature some tips and tricks to mentally prepare and some good bridge hints to improve your game

Profile: Laura Ginnan (Tournament liaison and director) 

 laura head shot

How long have you been playing bridge:  20 years!  but only seriously for about 9.

Where was your first national event:  Canberra actually, I grew up there.

What's your favourite convention:  Stayman, there are so many uses when you know the in's and out's.

Favourite card:  The 7D.  If you are declarer and win it on the last trick of the hand you partner owes you a beer or a wine.  There are a couple of catches, diamonds can't be trumps and you must make your contract.

Favourite bridge moment:  My partner and I had a bidding disaster!  He forgot our system and we ended up in 6NTX.  When the dummy came down the whole table burst into laughter.  Partner had shown 20 points and 5+ spades.  They put down 6 points and 2 spades.  We went for -2000!