The Leagues

Check the current standings for 2023:
Junior League

Intermediate League

The Intermediate and Junior Leagues

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.

For Juniors a six-event series runs from the Hamilton Junior tournament in March through to the Te Awamutu Junior in October. Generous prize money is up for grabs.

Hamilton Sat 11-Mar
Cambridge Sat 15-Apr
Matamata Sat 29-Apr
Mt Maunganui Sat 15-Jul
Tauranga Sat 26-Aug
Te Awamutu Sun 08-Oct - includes prize-giving

The eight Intermediate events go from Taupo in February through to Cambridge in October. Generous prize money is up for grabs.

Taupo Sat 25-Feb
Hamilton Sat 11-Mar
Katikati Sun 14-May
Mt Maunganui Sat 15-Jul
Te Awamutu Sat 12 Aug
Tauranga Sat 26 Aug
Matamata Sun 10-Sep
Cambridge Sun 15-Oct - includes prize-giving

The Restricted Open League has been dis-established for 2023

The more of the tournaments listed that you can play in, the more points you will collect and the higher your chances of a prize.

The competitions award 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). Double points are awarded for A-point events. 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 2023, again, both leagues are individual competitions so you can either play with the same partner each competition, a different one, or a combination.

Why have these league competitions?
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 $$$

The Waikato Bays Regional Committee is allocating generous prize money for the overall top place-getters in each competition.

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!

Junior Championship League poster 2022.pdf484.18 KB
Intermediate Championship League poster 2022.pdf484.71 KB
WB League Rules 2022-1.pdf658.68 KB