Entry to these competitions is limited to players who are registered with the ABF, or else are visitors from overseas.
|Grand National Open Teams (qualifying)||All States|
|Australian Youth Teams||Youth||Canberra|
|Australian Youth Pairs||Youth||Canberra|
|Australian Restricted Teams||Under Life||Canberra|
|Novice Teams||Under 150||Canberra|
|Super Novice Teams||Under 20||Canberra|
|Super Novice Pairs||Under 20||Canberra|
|Australian Life Master Teams||Under Grand||Canberra|
|Australian Mixed Teams||Mixed||Canberra|
|Friday Festival Teams||Open||Canberra|
|Chris Diment Pairs||Open||Canberra|
|Flighted Swiss Pairs||Open||Canberra|
|Weekend Matchpoint Swiss Pairs||Open||Gold Coast|
|Monday Swiss Butler Pairs||Open||Gold Coast|
|Seres McMahon Mixed Teams||Mixed||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Intermediate Teams||Under 700||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Restricted Teams||Under Life||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Restricted Pairs||Under Life||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Restricted Swiss Pairs||Under Life||Gold Coast|
|Under 50 Masterpoint Pairs||Under 50||Gold Coast|
|Rookie Pairs||Under 10||Gold Coast|
|ANOT Restricted Swiss Pairs||Under Life||Adelaide|
|ANOT Restricted Swiss Teams||Under Life||Adelaide|
|VCC Restricted Swiss Pairs||Under Life||Melbourne|
|Charlie Snashall Restricted Swiss Teams||Under Life||Melbourne|
|Tasmanian Restricted Swiss Pairs||Under Life||Tasmania|
|ANC Swiss Pairs||Open||ANC|
|Australian Butler Novice Pairs||Under Life||ANC|
|Territory Gold Teams||Open||Nthn Territory|
|Territory Gold Pairs||Open||Nthn Territory|
Australian Teams Selection - Open/Women/Seniors/Youth
|National Open Teams||Open||Canberra|
|Australian Butler Pairs, stage 2||Open/Women/Seniors||ANC|
|Grand National Open Teams (final stage)||Tweed Heads|
|National Womenís Teams||Women||Canberra|
|Australian Seniorsí Teams||Seniors||Canberra|
|National Swiss Pairs||Open||Canberra|
|South West Pacific Teams||Open||Canberra|
|Gold Coast Teams||Open||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Seniorsí Teams||Seniors||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Pairs||Open||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Swiss Pairs||Open||Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast Seniorsí Pairs||Seniors||Gold Coast|
|ANOT Open Pairs||Open||Adelaide|
|Autumn National Seniorsí Swiss Pairs||Seniors||Adelaide|
|Autumn National Women's Swiss Pairs||Women||Adelaide|
|Autumn National Open Teams||Open||Adelaide|
|Victor Champion Cup Teams||Open||Melbourne|
|McCance Seniorsí Teams||Seniors||Melbourne|
|Australian Butler Pairs, stage I||Open/Women/Seniors||ANC|
|Territory Gold Swiss Pairs||Open||Northern Territory|
|Hans Rosendorff Memorial Teams||Women||Perth|
|Western Seniorsí Pairs||Seniors||Perth|
|Swan River Swiss Pairs||Open||Perth|
|Manzoni Women's Swiss Teams||Women||Sydney|
|Australian Swiss Pairs||Open||Tasmania|
|Roger Penny Seniors' Swiss Pairs||Seniors||Tasmania|
|R J Cummings Pairs||Open||Sydney|
|Bobby Evans Seniorsí Swiss Teams||Seniors||Sydney|
|Spring National Open Teams||Open||Sydney|
|Spring National Womenís Teams||Women||Sydney|
|ANOT Consolation Teams||Open||Adelaide|
|Barrier Reef Swiss Teams||Open||Nth Queensland|
|Barrier Reef Swiss Pairs||Open||Nth Queensland|
|VCC Open Pairs||Open||Melbourne|
|Coffs Coast Congress||Open||Coffs Harbour|
|Hans Rosendorff Swiss Pairs||Men||Perth||Golden West Swiss Pairs||Open||Perth|
Grade A2 events are masterpointed in the standard manner (allowing for the grade weighting of 5.0), following the procedure described in clause 5.4.1 for grade A2 Congresses. The Goldpoint Coordinator, as the officer responsible for issuing all gold point credits (apart from those issued in GNOT qualifying rounds) must approve and then authorize the masterpoint calculations .
Grade A events, as listed in clause 7.3.3, are masterpointed as above, allowing for the grade weighting of 10.0. Grade A events listed in clauses 7.3.1 and 7.3.2 (with the exception of the GNOT) receive a table amplification factor, to compensate for the fact that the field is limited in numbers due to the preceding selection process. Whenever this factor applies, the outright award (but not the session awards) is based on the amplified number of tables. Details of the events affected by the above rule are given in the following clauses 7.5.3 to 7.5.8 inclusive.
Masterpoints are awarded for the National Play-offs. Session awards are standard for the grade (0.08 gold point per board), and increase to 0.12 gold point per board when the field is, or is reduced to, 4 teams or less. These awards should be reduced by 25% for Women's Senior's and Youth events. When matches are played in a number of segments, session awards are given per segment (and not the whole match) provided the segments are not shorter than 12 boards. Therefore, when a 60 board final is played in 6x10 board segments, it will be treated as three 20 board matches. A table amplification factor of 3 applies, hence the outright awards are given to all participants (one third of the amplified field). These awards are based on the number of 24 board sessions actually played by the teams under consideration.
Stage 1 receives session awards at grade A level.
Stage 2 is the final round of the grade A event proper. Consequently, session awards increase to 0.12 gold point per board.
Outright awards are based on the number of tables in stage 1 and the number of 24 board sessions played in stages 1 and 2 together.
Session awards are 0.08 gold point per board, increasing to 0.12 gold point per board for the finals. Outright awards, based on a table amplification factor of 3, are calculated as described in clause 7.5.3.
Session awards are standard for the grade (based on the actual size of the field). Outright awards, based on a table amplification factor of 1.5, are given to the top three quarters of the actual field (one half of the amplified field).
Qualifying rounds (played in all States) receive session awards at grade A2
level (0.04 gold point per board), increasing to 0.06 gold point per board for
State or Regional finals, provided that such finals are of at least three sessions
duration, with not less than 10 teams (each qualifying via club heats) participating.
These awards apply for matches of 5 or more boards. Masterpointing of the qualifying rounds
is the responsibility of the State Masterpoint Secretaries - the supervision
of the Goldpoint Coordinator is not required. The National preliminary rounds
receive session awards at grade A level: 0.08 gold point per board, increasing
to 0.12 gold point per board for the finals, defined as the point at which the
number of tables drops to 8 or less.
Qualifying events, where the winners do not directly qualify for the National Finals, are not eligible for final placing awards, only the Grade A2 session awards.
Qualifying events, where the winners go directly to the National Finals, are entitled to final placing awards. The awards, at the A2 rate, are calculated ignoring prior qualifying events, e.g. club qualifying sessions for a Regional final, T equals the number of tables in that final, while S equals the number of sessions of that event.
Outright awards for the National final are based on the number of tables in the National preliminary, are calculated as described in clause 7.5.3, and then given to all players who reached the National preliminary qualifying stage.
Participation in this event is restricted to "N" Teams
(number selected by the ABF depending on the size of the initial field) which
finished at the top of the field, or fields, in the South West Pacific Teams Championship.
Session awards are 0.12 gold point per board (50% premium applied).
Outright awards, based on a table amplification factor of 3, calculated as described in clause 7.4.3, are given to the entire field.