Congress Sponsorship

Get sponsored to the 2019 National Congress!

The Canterbury Region is delighted to announce that it will sponsor three Intermediate/Junior players to attend the 2019 NZ National Congress in Hamilton.

Congratulations to Margaret Fraser and Beverley Parlane, receivers of the 2017 sponsorship.

“It was NOT the daunting experience I thought it would be but a rewarding one from both a bridge and social perspective.”

“I would encourage bridge players who haven’t been to Congress before to put their names forward in 2018 for sponsorship. The experience is something every keen bridge player should aspire to.”

You can enter now for 2019

Conditions Apply:

  1. Sponsorship consists of the value of $300 per player, towards entry and travel costs.
  2. You must be a member of a Canterbury club that is affiliated to NZBridge; and of national Intermediate or Junior grade as at 1st February 2019.
  3. You must have played in at least 5 tournaments in the region between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019.
  4. You must not have played at the NZ National Congress before (excluding the Top teams event, Inter-Provincial Championships or Congress Novice Pairs).
  5. The closing date for nominations will be the 1st May 2019.
  6. Pairs self nominate themselves by sending their names to the CRC Secretary by the closing date.    
  7. Once entries close all players will go in to a random draw and three successful players will be drawn.
  8. The successful players will be paid out their sponsorship monies once they present their NZ National Congress entry payment receipt to the CRC Secretary.
  9. Should asuccessful player not complete their trip to the NZ Congress, the monies must be repaid in full.
  10. The NZ National Congress is usually held in the last week of September.

Send your entry to us here!