Congress Sponsorship

Get sponsored to the 2018 National Congress!

The Canterbury Region is again delighted to announce that it will sponsor an Intermediate/Junior Pair to attend the 2018 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 2018

Conditions Apply:

  1. Sponsorship consists of the value of the Intermediate/Junior or Senior Package to Congress (e.g. $200 per person in 2017) and $100 per person towards other expenses (e.g. total of $600 in 2017).
  2. You both must be members of a Canterbury club that is affiliated to NZBridge and of national Intermediate or Junior grade as at 10th Jan 2018.
  3. Each player (together or individually) must have played in at least 5 tournaments in the region between 1st May 2017 – 30th April 2018.
  4. Both players 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 is the 1st May 2018.
  6. Pairs must self nominate themselves by sending their names to the CRC secretary by the closing date.
  7. Once entries close all pairs will go in to a ‘hat’ and one successful pair will be drawn.
  8. The successful pair will be paid out their sponsorship monies once they present their NZ National Congress entry payment receipt to the CRC Secretary.
  9. Should the successful pair 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!