The Leagues

Check the latest standings:

What is this?

These are the Championship Leagues which the Waikato-Bays have been running for over ten years. Whole generations on now-Open players have taken part in the WB Leagues. They are only for Intermediate and Junior players and players accumulate points over the season.

Skip down to the Attachments to view the downloadable information for the Intermediate and Junior Leagues.

The eight Intermediate events go from Taupo in March through to Cambridge in the last weekend of October. The WBRC voted to more than double the 2108 $490 prize money for 2019. There is now a pool of $1080 to be spread over the top ten placings.

Taupo 9-Mar
Katikati 19-May
Tauranga 15-Jun
Hamilton 13-Jul
Mt Maunganui 20-Jul
Te Awamutu 17-Aug
Matamata 15-Sep
Cambridge 20-Oct - includes prize-gving

For Juniors the six-event series runs from the Cambridge Junior tournament in April through to the Te Awamutu Junior in October. The WBRC voted to quadruple the 2018 $240 prize money for 2019. There is now a pool of $960 to be spread over the top eight placings.

Cambridge 30-Mar
Matamata 04-May
Tauranga 15-Jun
Mt Maunganui 20-Jul
Hamilton 07-Sep
Te Awamutu 13-Oct - includes prize-gving

The more of the tournaments listed on the score card that you can play in, the more points you will collect and the higher your chances of doing well.

The competition awards points both for participation and for success (final placing and a bonus point each for turning up, getting over 50% average for day or winning a session outright). Ineligible players are not awarded League points if they do not qualify because of grading or home region. Any points that they may have won go into the ether.

In 2019, again, it is an individual competition so you can either play with the same partner each competition, a different one or a combination.
Why have this competition?
To encourage Junior and Intermediate to play in more tournaments
To encourage players to form partnerships

What is in it for the players?

  • Good bridge
  • New Friends
  • A handsome trophy
  • Lots of $$$

Yes, Waikato Bays is putting up good prize money for the top place getters overall.

It is good fun and gives you the impetus to develop sound friend/partner-ships and a better grasp of the game. Please book your partner(s) in for as many of these excellent tournaments as you can manage!

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