Auckland Northern Region Committee 


Welcome …. the Auckland/Northland Regional Committee web page. On this page you will find information about tournaments and events, links to the clubs across the region and news items that we hope you will find useful.

News from across the region

Nominations Youth Team Squads for 2020

NZ Bridge in conjunction with youth coordinator Sam Coutts invites expressions of interest from youth players (in pairs) to be considered for the following Squads for 2020
• Under 21 - For players who have not achieved their 20th birthday by 31st December 2019
• Under 31 - For players who have not achieved their 30th birthday by 31st December 2019

For full details please go to the NZBridge website 

Friday Night Junior Pairs Competion - November date

Auckland Regional Bridge Junior Pairs Competition at Mt Albert Bridge Club. All juniors and novices are invited to play. Organise a partner and come along to enjoy the night, no need to register.

Next Event - Friday 15th November 2019 -Play starts 7.30 pm (please be seated by 7.15pm) - Look forward to seeing you there.

Cost $4 Table Money - A light supper will be served. 

How to find the club rooms. From: New North Rd -Wairere Ave corner (Rocket Park on right) travel 100 meters down Wairere. Turn into the 1st driveway on the right and Mt Albert Bridge Club is the 1st Building on the left. 


Changes to board numbers for tournaments

The Board has agreed to adopt the following changes to the board requirements for certain tournament levels. The change is effectively immediately and will be reviewed in 12 months’ time.
• 5A 48 - 60 boards
• 10A 60 - 72 boards
• 15A 72 - 96 boards
• 20A 96 -120 boards
The rationale behind the change is to give directors and event organisers some flexibility when considering the number of tables in play and the time available. This will be particularly useful for mini congress events held over 2 -3 days or more.
Rather than focusing on a minimum number of boards we are implementing a range depending on the level of the event.
As is the case already, the minimum number must be played, however there will be instances where it is appropriate to exceed the upper end in the range and this is acceptable.
Section E of the Manual will be updated to reflect these changes in due course.

Director Exams 

New Zealand Bridge will conduct Club level Director Examinations over the weekend of November 2nd & 3rd 2019.

Nominations close with the National Secretary at 5pm Monday October 14th 2019 and should include the following:
• Candidates full name and contact details
• Supervisors name and contact details
• Preferred date
• Exam venue
• Exam entry fee $10 per candidate

Volunteer of the month

This is an award which recognises that so much that is done at our clubs is done by unpaid volunteers. New Zealand Bridge would like to recognise some of these people. They may just provide help over one short-term project or may have been around a club for years, almost a permanent feature, always helping.

We just want to give such people a little recognition, about how valuable they are. As such, they will receive a certificate, presented at a session of their club so that others may acknowledge and appreciate the person’s value to the club. We will also give them a small gift, a bottle of nice wine, a box of chocolates, flowers, depending on who it is.

We need club committees to nominate such people and write a few words about why the person has been nominated and their value to a club. Please email nominations to me at 

We will publish on the NZ Bridge website a photo of the presentation along with the explanation as to why the person has received the award.

New Zealand Bridge appreciates that at every club there are many people who play their part. We are not asking you to choose one person above others. As a club, you may nominate more than one person at different times. Not everyone can receive such an award though those who have, though often in a very modest way, really appreciate the thanks they receive.

Look around your club. Please nominate a person.


Bridge Champs      -     Who can be the best pair/individual?

Intermediate Bridge Championship

No entry fee or need to enter. Points awarded for the following events.

15 June Waitemata Intermediate

23 June Dargaville Intermediate/Junior

29 June Howich Intermediate

6 July Mt Albert Intermediate

3 August Auckland Intermediate

21 Sept Franklin Intermediate

Junior Bridge Championship

No entry fee or need to enter. Points awarded for the following events.

15 June Waitemata

23 June Dargaville

24 August Mt Albert

7 Sept Royal Epson  (this tournament has been cancelled)

19 Oct North Shore

After each event points will be uploaded to Auckland Northland Regional Bridge site. Points allocated to all entrants and then by placings.

No need to enter all events listed but points awarded equally to each event.

1st 6 points, 2nd 5 points, 3rd 4 points, 4th 3 points, 5th 2 points, all others 1 point

Full set of rules available here

$200 in prizes for the best Intermediate and $200 for the best Junior     Are you up to it?     Go on give it a go







Youth Tournament Subsidy Form