Special Intermediate and Junior events

The National Bridge Congress is for all tournament players, whether you are Open, Intermediate or Junior grade.

Many Open players have been to the National Congress before but Junior and Intermediate players may be thinking of coming for the first time, especially at the new venue. We hope many Junior and Intermediate players will come and enjoy the experience. We believe the Congress, while competitive, is also a very friendly and social place to be. We want you all to experience that, whether you come for just one day, for three days of Junior/Intermediate bridge or all eight days. In the revamped February Congress, the Intermediate/Junior events are over the week-end, + Monday). So, minimal time off work is needed.

As an Intermediate or Junior player, you can play in any event though there are four exclusively for you and not for Open players. It has been  our dream, our aim, to eventually have enough Junior pairs/ teams to have events just for Juniors. This year, we have the New Zealand Junior Pairs (see details below).With respect to Teams and Swiss Pairs, for this year, Intermediates and Juniors will play in the same field but with special prizes for Junior players.

The lower ranking Open players are allowed to play with Intermediates and Juniors in the following events:

  * New Zealand Restricted Open Teams: Thurs/Fri 10/11th February  4 sessions  Thursday and Friday morning & afternoon  
  * New Zealand Restricted Open Pairs: Tues/Wed/Thurs 15th-17th February  5 sessions  2 sessions qualify Tues   3 session barometer finals for all. 2 session Wed and 1 session Thurs morning. Prize giving/finger food lunch Thursday.


pdf NZB Congress 2021 Restricted Poster.pdf    

but these next three events are just for Intermediates and Juniors:

pdf NZB Congress 2021 Junior Poster.pdf 

pdf NZB Congress 2021 Novice Poster.pdf

New Zealand Intermediate Swiss Pairs

Saturday 12th February

2 sessions: morning,afternoon

New Zealand Junior Pairs

Sunday 13th February

2 sessions: morning,afternoon

New Zealand Intermediate Pairs

Sunday 13th February

2 sessions: morning,afternoon

New Zealand Intermediate Teams

Monday 14th February

2 sessions:  morning, afternoon

 Junior players can play in any of the above 4 events. There will be special prizes for Junior pairs/ teams taking part in the NZ Intermediate Teams and Intermediate Swiss Pairs.

 Follow this link (click here) for more details about each of the events.

"Congress" is a wonderful experience. Enjoy the bridge. Revel in the atmosphere. Gain some more master-points.

If you want to know more, email me on richard.solomon@nzbridge.co.nz   or phone me on 027  245 5418  ...... any time.

Richard Solomon, NZ Bridge National Bridge Congress Organiser



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