Hunter Region GNOT Regional Final

The GNOT regional final for the Hunter Region will be held at the Newcastle Bridge Club on Sunday 27th August. Teams from bridge clubs throughout the region will be competing for the three positons available to progress to the national finals which will be held at the Tweed Ultimate Resort in Tweed Heads from Friday 24th November to Monday 27th November 2017.

 Play will commence 9.30am sharp. The format will be 6 x ten board matches, three before lunch and three after lunch. Lunch will not be provided so players are requested to bring their own.  Drinks and snacks will be provided at the conclusion of play.

Changes in the Laws of Duplicate Bridge

The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge has recently been issued by the World Bridge Federation, replacing the Laws issued in 2007.  Directors will be applying the new Laws as from 1 August this year.  I have listed below a few of the more significant changes that may affect you as a player.  To see for yourself the changes that have been made, the following website provides a copy of the 2017 Laws in word or pdf format, with changes highlighted:

www.worldbridge.org/rules-regulations/2017-laws-of-duplicate-bridge/

Peter Peterson (Tournament Director)

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