The Leagues

Check the final standings for 2023:
Junior League

Intermediate League

The Intermediate and Junior Leagues in 2024

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.

Juniors
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.

16-Mar-24 Hamilton
20-Apr-24 Cambridge
11-May-24 Matamata
20-Jul-24 Mt Maunganui
31-Aug-24 Tauranga
13-Oct-24 Te Awamutu - includes prize-giving

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

3-Mar-24 Taupo (changed from 2-Mar - clash with Iron Man)
16-Mar-24 Hamilton
19-May-24 Katikati
20-Jul-24 Mt Maunganui
17-Aug-24 Te Awamutu
31-Aug-24 Tauranga
15-Sep-24 Matamata
20-Oct-24 Cambridge - includes prize-giving

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). 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
  • There's a handsome trophy for the winners of the Intermediate League
  • 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!

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