The IPs

SilverwareSilverware2020 Inter-Provincial Trials

Date: 9 and 10 May (please note 2 days)
Entries Close: Saturday 2 May 2020
Cost of Entry $30 per player. Please note: Lunch is NOT provided.
Venue: Tauranga Bridge Club
Time: 10 am start Saturday and 9.30 am Sunday

If you need a billet, please contact Norm or Karen at the Tauranga Bridge Club Email:, Phone: (07) 576 5022

2020 Inter Provincial Trials Format
The Regional committee has had a lot of comments over the years about the format of the trials. Some constructive, often negative. It seems impossible to please everyone.

In 2018 we ran with the format used for some years where the three categories were combined in one Swiss Pairs event, and that players had a first, second or even third choice to pick a category to play in, as long as they were high enough in the Swiss Pairs ladder.

In 2019 players had to choose which category they wish to trial for, either Open, or Senior, or Women. We ran a double round robin for each of these categories and a fourth for the Intermediates. The top two pairs at the end of the trial represented our region in Christchurch.

In 2020 we are harking right back to the days of trialing teams of four .. hopefully in each category but if the entries are too low then we might decide to combine the categories.

2020 Inter-Provincial Finals
NZ Bridge is continuing to hold this event as four “man” teams separate to the National Congress. At time of writing the venue was yet to be announced but the date has been set for This year it will be held in Wellington from 21 to 23 November. Please note that the finals have a huge impact on our finances. We will apply for a grant towards the costs, but there is no guarantee we will receive any funding. Therefore please be aware that the region will only be able to fund accommodation on a twin-share basis. NZ Bridge may announce a flight subsidy for this event.

Rona Driscoll
Chairperson – Waikato Bays Regional Committee