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Entry to all playoffs for the for 2022 Australian Teams will be based on PQPs.
Open, Women's and Seniors' PQPs: The 2020/2021 PQP awards period for the 2022 Playoffs begins with the 2019 Spring Nationals and ends with the 2021 Hans Rosendorff Women's Swiss Pairs. PQPs will be calculated by adding PQPs earned from the 2019 Spring Nationals until the 2020 Gold Coast Congress (inclusive) to any PQPs earned in advertised PQP events held during 2021 up to and including the 2021 Hans Rosendorff Women's Swiss Pairs.
Mixed PQPs: All entrants in the Mixed Playoff will need to have earned at least 1 Mixed PQP. Entry to the Playoff for the 2022 Australian Mixed Team will be based on Mixed PQPs awarded at the following 2021 events:
Autumn National Swiss Pairs - Mixed
VCC Swiss Pairs - Mixed (subject to the VBA choosing to hold a suitable event at the VCC in Melbourne)
ANC Mixed Butler Pairs
Canberra in Bloom Mixed Teams
Spring National Mixed Teams
• Purpose of the Playoffs
The primary purpose of the Playoffs is to select the Australian Women's, Senior and Mixed Teams for the next year. By entering either Playoff, all players declare that they are available and intend to represent Australia in any Target Event/s if they qualify.
Participation and performance in the Playoffs are also major criteria in deciding to whom the ABF offers the opportunity to represent Australia in any other (non-target) representative events that may arise in that year.
All players who enter the Playoff must be eligible to play for Australia as per the ABF's Eligibility to represent Australia Policy, and be eligible for any Target Events as per their eligibility codes.
The format and timing of the Playoffs will be confirmed once the ABF MC has a better understanding of what international travel will be permitted by the Australian Government and the location and type of WBF event(s) in 2022. Notwithstanding this, and in the interest of providing maximum information to interested players, the timing for all playoffs is likely to be Q1 2022.
The Women's, Seniors' and Mixed Playoff events are likely to be 4-team playoffs, conducted over 4 days, with entry based on PQPs, with the proviso that if the current team in each category is unable to attend the 2021 World Bridge Team Championships they be offered automatic entry and seeded 1 (provided the whole team, i.e. all 3 pairs, participates).