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2017 Summer Festival of Bridge - 'Early Bird' accommodation offer from QT Hotel, Canberra

Please alert club members likely to attend the 2017 Summer Festival of Bridge.

The program for the 2017 Summer Festival of Bridge is now available on the event website (which is still under development).  The program, which can be accessed by clicking here, has been loaded so that people can take advantage of the following accommodation offer.

Our sponsor, the QT Hotel in Canberra (the event venue), is offering a generous "Early Bird Rate' of 20% off the rates below if people book and confirm before Monday 31st October.

  • QT Standard accommodation $190 per room per night including full buffet breakfast for 1 adult
  • QT Standard accommodation $210 per room per night including full buffet breakfast for 2 adults

Bookings may be made via www.qthotelsandresorts.com and under MORE BOOKING OPTIONS in the CORPORATE ID field enter your corporate ID: BRIDGE17 or you can telephone QT Canberra on (02) 6247 6244. 

If bookings are made post Monday 31 October 2016 the above room rates will apply.

Note:  Entries for the 2017 Summer Festival of Bridge will open in August.

ABF Marketing Seminars

Thanks go to Peter Lloyd (Club President) for sponsoring the seminar held at the Surfers Paradise Bridge Club on 19 June.  Attendees from Ballina, Mount Tamborine and the Surfers Paradise Club braved the terrible weather to attend.

Following the seminar we were all treated to a wonderful lunch provided by the Club, which was greatly appreciated, before we had to head off in the stormy weather.

Coming up..

The next marketing seminar is scheduled for 9.30am on Saturday 6 August at QCBC in Brisbane.  Registrations can be made with the State Secretary at manager@qldbridge.com by 29 July.

Discussions are currently under way with the Victorian Bridge Association for a seminar later this year.

Enjoying the hospitality at the Surfers Paradise Bridge Club

Lunch time - main course!  Yum!

ABF Teacher Accreditation Program

1.  Teachers can now complete the first part of the ABF Accreditation Program online.

Teacher Training Program - the online exam involves watching a video and then answering a series of questions.  The video can be accessed by clicking here.

Successful completion of the exam will gain 5 points towards a teacher's accreditation.

2. The National Teaching Coordinator, Joan Butts, will be conducting the following workshops for teachers.

Continuing Professional Development Day 2 - How to Teach Defence (10 points towards accreditation)

  • VIC:  Melbourne VBA, Tuesday 19 July
  • SA:  Adelaide SABA, Sunday 11 September
  • NSW:  Sydney Peninsula Bridge Club, Sunday 16 October

Continuing Professional Development Day 1 - Modern Competitive Bidding (10 points towards accreditation)

  • QLD:  QCBC, Brisbane, Sunday 20 November
  • Online:  Complete the program here (5 points)

Teacher Training Program (15 points towards accreditation)

  • QLD:  QCBC, Brisbane, Saturday 19 November
  • WA:  Expected to be announced later this year.

To register for any of these sessions, email teaching@abf.com.au and include your name, contact details and the session you wish to attend.

Reminder - upcoming National promotion

The September issue of Health Times Magazine will feature this full page advertisement.  The issue will be distributed to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals around Australia at the end of that month.

Take advantage of this National promotion by contacting relevant employers in your local area.

View the current issue of the magazine by clicking here.


If you have any queries or feedback please contact the ABF National Marketing Officer, Sandra Mulcahy, at marketing@abf.com.au or on 0417 920 816.