New Zealand BRIDGE CONGRESS -
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NATIONAL CONGRESS HAS MOVED HOME.
THE NEW VENUE IS: Lion Foundation Centre, Bay Park, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui
After the disappointment of not being able to hold a National Congress in 2020, we look forward to staging the event in a new venue this year. There will not just be a new home but there will be many other changes as well. The 35th New Zealand National Bridge Congress is the premier bridge event in our annual calendar and was last attended by over 700 players in 2019. In 2021, it will be held at "The Mount" from Saturday 25th September to Saturday 2nd October 2021 with events open to all levels of players, from grand-master to Novice players. One change, is that there will no longer be Packages. You enter as many or as few as you wish. Each event, including the different stages of the New Zealand Open Teams, has its own separate price.
NO MORE PACKAGES but:
We encourage players to pre-enter all events in which you might play even if your progress in the New Zealand Open Teams may cause that to change. You do not have to pay at the time you register for events though payments made by 31st August 2021 will attract a 10% discount. Unfortunately, there will no longer be subsidies for South Island players.
The total cost for playing 8 days of bridge from Saturday to Saturday will be $520 per player. Take advantage of the prompt payment discount and that reduces to $468. The prices before discount per player are:
|New Zealand Open/Restricted Open Pairs||$160||Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning|
|New Zealand Open Swiss/ Restricted Open Teams||$160||Monday afternoon, Tuesday, Wednesday morning|
|NZ Teams Round 16 and QF/ Open or Restricted Swiss Pairs||$80||Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning|
|NZ Teams Semi Final/ Matchpoint Swiss Pairs/Seniors Pairs||$60||Thursday afternoon, Friday morning|
|NZ Teams Final/ BOP Open Teams/Senior Teams||$60||Friday afternoon, Saturday|
|Intermediate Swiss Pairs||$60||Friday|
|Intermediate Teams||$60||Saturday 2nd October|
|Novice Pairs||$10||Saturday 2nd October|
- Those who are knocked out of the Top 16 can play in the Thursday morning part of the Swiss Pairs.
- Entry to the Novice Pairs can be made right up to the start time of the event.
Please note there are special events for Intermediate and Junior players.
You are welcome to play in any Congress event but the following are just for Intermediates and Juniors:
|New Zealand Intermediate Pairs||Thursday – 30th September||2 sessions (morning,afternoon)|
|New Zealand Junior Pairs||Thursday- 30th September||2 sessions (morning, afternoon)|
|Intermediate Swiss Pairs||Friday – 1st October||2 sessions (morning, afternoon)|
|New Zealand Intermediate Teams||Saturday 2nd October||2 sessions (morning, afternoon)|
ENTERING AND PAYING
The processes of entering and paying are separate. Firstly you need to be registered on this site to be logged in to enter events and pay. To enter any event click the "Enter Now" button within each event and you can then enter your details and those of your partner or team. Every event must be entered individually. NB: Paying for a Package does not mean you are entered for events.
After entering an event ...
- you can see the confirmation on screen
- you will receive an email for your booking (because you have registered with your email address)
- your partners or teammates will also receive the email if they are also registered
- you can see your entry at the bottom of My NZB page and in the event itself
FULL-TIME STUDENT YOUTH PLAYERS
There is a special rate for youth players who are full-time students. Enter "youth" in the promo code at the final stages of the checkout and you get a 50% discount on any Congress package or event.
All prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars and include GST. Prices exclude travel, accommodation etc. Refund policy is 100% up to one week before the start of Congress, with the Organisers having flexibility on refunds against written requests after that date.