2020 Asia Pacific Bridge Congress Postponed

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2020 Asia Pacific Bridge Congress Postponed

A message from Kim Frazer, ABF Secretary:

Dear all,

The ABF regrets to advise you that the Joseph Greenfeld Asia Pacific Bridge Congress 2020, April 15-22 has been postponed indefinitely.

The ABF has considered very carefully what actions need to be taken in relation to the Joseph Greenfeld Asia Pacific Bridge Congress in April. The health and safety of all players and officials has always been our number one priority in making this decision to cancel the event.

The ABF has taken the current advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, together with that of health experts around the world who are all in agreement that the best way to slow the transmission of the virus is for people to practise social distancing. Bridge is a game that involves intimate contact around a bridge table and the touching of cards that go to numerous people around the room. Droplets from people talking laughing, sneezing and coughing pose a threat to all players and officials in the room, especially if someone is unaware they are infected with the virus. Further to this the Australian Government’s announcement that all people coming to Australia will have to self-isolate for 14 days means that international players will be unable to compete, thus reducing the field.

The ABF thanks the organising committee and volunteers who have put in many hours of work in preparation for the event. The ABF trusts you understand that we have made this difficult decision in the best interest of the bridge community.

You will receive a full refund for your entries. If you paid by credit card it will be refunded back to your card automatically which can take up to a week to process by the credit card provider.
If you paid by bank deposit then please write an email to secretariat@abf.com.au stating the entries you have made and your bank account details to assist the organiser with arranging return of your funds.
Please be patient as there is a lot of work to complete and please try to resolve issues via email in the first instance to secretariat@abf.com.au

Best regards
Kim

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