Prize list for the 2018 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs
Players in the top 50 pairs win a one-year subscription to Australian Bridge Novice Edition.
Players in the Top 10 pairs can choose additional prizes from the list below.
Each prize has been awarded a Point Value, and each
player can choose prizes up to a total of 50 points.

You can combine your selection with your partner's if you like (100 points per partnership).
Please email us at mail@australianbridge.com with your selection and your address.

Bridge Baron (computer bridge software)
Suggested audience: all players 

Available on CD and electronic download

Retail value: $99

Prize point value: 50 points


Jack (computer bridge software)
Suggested audience: all players

Available on CD and electronic download

Retail value: $99

Prize point value: 50 points


Australian Bridge Magazine
One year subscription

Suggested audience:
experienced club players

Retail value: $59

Prize point value: 50 points


Any item from our collection of interactive CDs
Suggested audience: Novice/Intermediate

Retail value: $65 each

Prize point value: 30 points each, or any two (plus bonus
Kantar Modern Bridge Defense CD) for 50 points
 

  
  


Selections from Tim Bourke's "Ten Greatest Books Of All Time" list

25 Conventions
You Should Know
by Seagram & Smith

Retail value: $32.95

Prize point value:
30 points

Winning Duplicate
Tactics
by David Bird

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value:
25 points

Winning Notrump
Leads
by Bird & Anthias

Retail value: $24.95

Prize point value:
25 points

Winning Suit
Contract Leads
by Bird & Anthias

Retail value: $26.95

Prize point value:
25 points


 

$20 gift card

                 
One $20 discount off the retail
value of any product on this page

Prize point value: 20 points

 

Our favourite titles from the Bridge Humour genre

If I Only Had A Heart
by Adamson & Smith

You've read the introductory chapters
in Australian Bridge Magazine,
and now the full book is available.

The adventures of Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow
and the Lion at the Rainbow Club.

Retail value: $32.95

Prize point value: 30 points

The Principle Of Restricted Talent
by Kleinman & Straguzzi

The 2005 IBPA Book Of The Year

One of the best pieces of bridge humour ever written.
The adventures of a prototype robot whose bridge
skill is matched only by his personality disorders.
 

Retail value: $34.95

Prize point value: 30 points

 
 
   
    

Bridge at the Enigma Club
by Peter Winkler
 

A hopeful young man's ill-fated attempts to impress his
beautiful pick-up partner at a very unusual bridge club.

It's a fictional look at how bridge might be played in the
near future, containing a few fascinating advanced
concepts which do not interfere with the story.

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value: 15 points

Selected titles from
David Bird and Victor Mollo
 

The Abbot, The Parrot And The Bermuda Bowl
The Abbot's Return To Earth      Celestial Cardplay
The Headmaster, The Matron And The Scissors Coup
The Abbot And The Sensational Squeeze
Unholy Tricks           All Hands On Deck
Heavenly Contracts       Beaten By The Masters
The Hog Takes To Precision     Bridge In The Menagerie
Swings And Arrows         Last Call In The Menagerie
Diamonds Are A Hog's Best Friend

Prize point value: 30 points


Selections from the writing team at Australian Bridge Magazine

A Good Game of
Modern Bridge
by Ron Klinger

Retail value: $32.95

Prize point value:
30 points

Countdown to
Winning Bridge
by Bourke & Smith

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value:
30 points

How to Read Your 
Opponents' Cards
by Mike Lawrence

How the experts see
through the cards

Retail value: $26.95

Prize point value:
25 points

To Bid Or
Not To Bid
by Larry Cohen

The book that changed
competitive bidding forever 

Retail value: $34.95

Prize point value:
25 points


Books from the Bridge Technique series
Suggested audience: Novice/Intermediate

Retail value: $12 to $18 each

Prize point value: 12 points each 
or five for 50 points
 

      
    


   

Popular books by Larry Cohen
Suggested audience: General interest

Retail value: $29.95 each

Prize point value: 25 points each 


   

Instructive classics by Reese and Pottage
Suggested audience:
Intermediate/Advanced

Retail value: $19.95 each

Prize point value: 15 points each


Paul Marston's The Language Of Bidding
Suggested audience: unless you think you know everything about bidding, you should read this

Available in Standard (2007 edition)
or the new 2/1 GF version (2017 edition)

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value: 25 points


Quiz books by Pat O'Connor
Suggested audience: Novice

Retail value: $24.95 each

Prize point value: 25 points each


Recommended by Australian Bridge:
Bridge at the Enigma Club by Peter Winkler 

A hopeful young man's ill-fated attempts to
impress his beautiful pick-up partner at a
very unusual bridge club.

It's a fictional look at how bridge might be
played in the near future, containing a few 
fascinating advanced concepts which do
not interfere with the story.

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value: 15 points 


    

Focus series by Danny Roth

Retail value: $22.95 each

Prize point value: 10 points each
or all three for 25 points 


Bridge Mix by Charles Schulz

A collection of bridge cartoons from
the legendary Peanuts author

Retail value: $12

Prize point value: 10 points
(but if you've used up 45 of your 50 points on
other books, you can have this one for 5 points)  


Go Ahead Laugh by Jude Goodwin

A collection of clever and relatable cartoons
depicting an aspiring new tournament player

Retail value: $29.95

Prize point value: 15 points
(but if you've used up 40 of your 50 points on
other books, you can have this one for 10 points)  


Miscellaneous books

Kantar on Kontract
Eddie Kantar
  $22     Prize point value: 20 points

Play Cards with Tim Seres
Michael Courtney
Rating: Advanced
Prize point value: 25 points

Win The Bermuda Bowl With Me
Jeff Meckstroth & Marc Smith
  $34.95     Prize point value: 25 points

Helgemo's World Of Bridge
Geo Tislevoll
  $19.95     Prize point value: 20 points

Breaking The Rules
Barry Rigal
  $29.95     Prize point value: 25 points

How To Play Bridge With Your Spouse
Teutolsky
  $29.95     Prize point value: 20 points

The Hands Of Time
Mark Horton
  $29.95     Prize point value: 20 points

The Bridge Magicians
Mark Horton
  $34.95     Prize point value: 25 points

Northern Lights
Ray & Linda Lee
  $32.95     Prize point value: 25 points

Bridge Today Digest
Pamela & Matthew Granovetter
  $29.95     Prize point value: 20 points

Matchpoint Defense
Jim Priebe
  $29.95     Prize point value: 25 points

Samurai Bridge
Robert McKinnon
  $32.95     Prize point value: 20 points

One Trick At A Time
Jim Jackson
  $32.95     Prize point value: 20 points