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. 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 of Junior/Intermediate bridge or all eight days. 

As an Intermediate or Junior player, you can play in any event.

Events specifically for Intermediate, Junior & Novice


Novice Pairs                                         Saturday 28th September                                 1 session 2.00pm

NZ Intermediate Pairs                          Saturday 28th September                                 2 sessions 10.00am & 2.00pm

NZ Junior Pairs                                     Saturday 28th September                                 2 sessions 10.00am & 2.00pm

Intermediate/Junior Swiss Pairs           Sunday 29th September                                   2 sessions 10.00am & 2.00pm

Congress Intermediate Matchpoint Swiss Pairs   Monday 30th September                  2 sessions 10.00am & 2.00pm

Junior Matchpoint Swiss Pairs             Monday 30th September                                   2 sessions 10.00am & 2.00pm      

NZ Intermediate Teams                       Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd October            8 x14 board matches

NZ Junior Teams                                 Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd October            8 x14 board matches

NZ Intermediate Swiss Pairs               Thursday 3rd & Friday am 4th October              9 x 8 board matches

NZ Junior Swiss Pairs                         Thursday 3rd Friday am 4th October              9 x 8 board matches

Congress Intermediate Teams.           Friday pm 4th & Saturday 5th  October              5 x 12 board matches

Congress Junior Teams                      Friday pm 4th & Saturday 5th  October              5 x 12 board matches




"Congress" is a wonderful experience.

Enjoy the bridge. Met new people and make friends

Revel in the atmosphere.

Gain some more master-points.

Any Junior Players attending their first National Congress can claim a further 10% discount.

(playing in 3 or more events)


If you want to know more, email me on  

or phone me on 027 243 8321

Bridget Hannaway, NZ Bridge National Bridge Congress Organiser



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