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ABF GNOT Subsidy News

GNOT National Final - Number of Teams and Subsidy Arrangements

As foreshadowed in earlier announcements, the ABF is making changes to the number of teams participating in the National Final and the subsidy arrangements. For 2017, the number of competing teams has been reduced to 60 with a further review in the coming months with the aim of reducing the final to 56 teams in 2018.

For 2017 there is also a change in the way qualifying teams are subsidised to attend the national final. For the 44 teams using air travel to Tweed Heads, the ABF will be purchasing airfares for 4 team members rather than providing cash subsidies. Ground transport cash subsidies will continue at existing levels for the teams located within reasonable driving distance of Tweed Heads.

The ABF and its travel manager, Corporate Traveller, has set up a dedicated GNOT registration website where ALL 60 teams must register to receive their air tickets and details of their ground transport cash subsidies. Once teams have qualified, players will receive an invitational email with a link to this registration website.

We will be getting in touch soon with information to populate our GNOT website on


None of us like to play with dirty, bent, chipped, or old cards.

BAWA and Bridge clubs go to a great expense buying playing cards, bidding boxes and dealing machines.

Playing cards and bidding cards are handled hundreds of times in just one session of Bridge.

Could We All Please Remember:

  • Cards are not to be used to cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • When thinking of your next card to play or the bid that you are going to make avoid putting them up to your mouth (you are not the only person who is going to use them again and they have been handled before you picked them up.)
  • Eating food during play leaves residue on cards that makes them dirty.

When playing the cards be mindful that snapping them by the corners and bending them onto the table shortens the life span of cards.

may 2017

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