• Latest News
Summer Festival of Bridge - Important Announcement - Field Size Limits:
South West Pacific Teams, Canberra Rex U750/U300 Teams, Neura Two Day Swiss Pairs
Space restrictions mean the daily table limit at the Summer Festival is 140 tables, so maximum table limits are needed for three events over the period Monday 15 - Thursday 18 January:
The South West Pacific Teams will be limited to 122 teams.
The Canberra Rex U750/U300 Teams will be limited to 18 teams.
The Neura Two Day Swiss Pairs will be limited to 18 tables.
Unpaid entry fees: Entries are only confirmed once full payment is received. Once the maximum field size for the events above has been reached, entries with unpaid entry fees after 19 December 2017 will be placed on the Waiting List. If players need assistance making payment they should contact the Tournament Organiser, Roy Nixon on 0423043220.
Further entries: For all these events, any further entries after the limits are reached will be placed on a waiting list based on the date full payment of entry fees is made.
Further announcements will be made as required if table numbers for other events approach the 140-table limit.
Following comments from players that there is no continuation event on the second Friday for those not qualifying for the National Open Teams Championships, a new one day 2 sesssion IMP Pairs event is being added to cater for this demand. The Two Men Nearly Time to Pack Up and Go Home Pairs on Friday 19th January is open to players of all experience with Open, Restricted and Novice flights. It will suit players wanting an extra day's bridge following the South West Pacific Teams or anyone else who may have a day to spare.
Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
The finals of the National Seniors' Teams and National Women's Teams will be held at the Parklands Hotel and Apartments.
Parking at the Rex itself is limited to about 65 spaces surrounding the hotel but players will be able to park for free in the large parking areas around Fenner Hall which is located directly across Ipima Street from the Rex and at the nearby Ainslie Football Club
• Accommodation at the Venue
It has been brought to the attention of the Summer Festival Tournament Organiser that a number of players have experienced problems when trying to book rooms at the new 2018 Festival venue, the Canberra Rex Hotel. Some players saw that for the January dates of next year’s Festival, the website was saying that all rooms were sold. This was also the response for some who rang the hotel and spoke to reservations staff. This is definitely not the case and there are still plenty of rooms, suites and apartments available for all dates.
The Tournament Organiser has had recent discussions with our Rex event manager, Elly Ivill, and we have agreed to the procedure below for making bookings. Please note this procedure requires either a telephone call or email and bookings cannot be made directly online.
The rate sheet for the Festival guarantees an Early Bird discount of 20% on all rooms/suites (which includes two breakfasts where 2 occupy a room/suite) and apartments for all bookings made on or before 31 October 2017. A King Twin has been reduced to $168 per night and all their excellent suites and apartments are well priced.
How to Book at the Canberra Rex Hotel
Canberra Rex Hotel Rate Sheet