NEW MONTHLY UPDATE DEADLINE
14-Jan-14 At the recent ABF Management Committee held in Sydney, it was decided that the current monthly midnight deadline would be changed.
Starting with the January end of month update, the new deadline is now 4:00pm AEDT on the 1st day of the next month. Or, if that day is not a normal business day in NSW, then work on the update will commence at 10:00am AEDT on the next business day.
So for the end of January, the update will commence on Monday the 3rd February at 10:00am, as that is the first business day after the end of month.
You will now need to have your players movements entered, and your awards uploaded by the 4:00pm AEDT deadline on the 1st of the month to have them included in the end of month update.
31-Aug-12 All clubs now have the ability to download any documents that have been emailed to them this year.
There is a new option of Show Club Documents, which will list any PDF's that have been emailed to you, grouped on a month by month basis.
Refer the latest August Newsletter for complete details.
NEW FEATURES ON WEB SITE
23-Apr-13 We've just a couple of new features to the Masterpoint Centre web site.
- Important news items will now appear on the front page as well as on the News page
- The Promotions Report can now be viewed at the State and National levels (previously just by Club)
- List of Grand Masters by State (via the State Reports page)
- For Clubs, we've simplified the process of adding Alternates to your club by offering an option to search for a player's ABF Number
13-Nov-13 At the recent ABF Management Committee meeting held in early November, it was resolved to abolish all reactivation fees. These fees have been abolished retrospectively, and have taken effect from 1st October 2013.
Previously, if members failed to renew their annual membership within 3 months of the start of the membership year (1st April), not only were they charged the annual capitation fee when they did renew, but they were also charged an activation fee. In 2013 the fee was $14.00. It is this fee that has now been abolished.
INACTIVE PLAYERS IN ABF SPONSORED EVENTS
1-Jan-11 It is important that the conveners of all ABF events check their entry lists for inactive players. ABF regulations expressly state that all players must be paid up (active) members of an ABF affiliated club in order to enter and play in any state and national championship, as well as in all congress-type events sponsored by ABF whether or not they are run in conjunction with a championship.
The web site is the best way of finding out about inactive players. if you search by name or ABF Number, inactive players will appear but will be marked as inactive.
11-Apr-11 As from May 1st 2006, the date and month must be included on the Player Details forms when registering, activating or transferring players. We would like the full details, but the year remains optional. It has become necessary to insist upon this compulsory inclusion because of the many duplications occurring.
We are not asking people to reveal their age, just the date and the month. There is no privacy issue here. Peoples' addresses are far more intrusive than 4 numbers which means nothing to anyone outside the Bridge administration, but are essential to us for the legitimate purpose of avoiding duplications.