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Wednesday Evening Programme



Convenor: Phillipa Watkins - 03 3133844 or 027 2711947

Partner Finder: Lesley Smith, Ph 3137836, Cell 02102686181, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is stressed that ALL members are entitled to play at the Club every Wednesday evening of the Bridge Year.

Members may either select their partners in accordance with the various competition rules in order to qualify, or alternatively, they may play with whomever they wish and not qualify.

The Anniversary Pairs Tournament, Three Night Matches and the Presidents events are primarily intended to foster a better club spirit by encouraging members of any ability to play together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Although Senior and Junior Pairs play together in the same group they are placed separately and awarded separate trophies for the Premier Pairs, Plate Pairs, Individual and Overall Individual competitions. Whereas for the Three Night Matches all partnerships (Junior, Senior or Mixed) participate in the same competition.


12(15) ROUNDS. 8(10) to qualify, all rounds played with the same partner, whomust be a different person from the Plate Pairs partner. If more than 8(10) Rounds are played with the same partner, all such rounds will be counted.   Progressive results will be posted after each round.  After three rounds the top 8 Pairs will be seeded. The Committee may approve a permanent substitute for anyone unable to continue in the Competition. If a Pair consists of a Senior and a Junior player the pair will be regarded as a Senior Pair. 

The Senior and Junior Pairs trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.


8(12) ROUNDS. 6(8) to qualify, all round played with the same partner, who must be a different person from the Premier Pairs partner.  If more than 6(8) rounds are played with the same partner all will be counted. Same rules apply as for Premier Pairs.

NOTE:  The Premier Pairs and Plate Pairs competitions are regarded as having equal status.



4(5) ROUNDS. 3(4) to qualify, each round to be played with a different partner. If more than 3(4) Rounds are played, all such rounds will be counted except when more than one round has been played with the same partner, in which case only the first such round will be counted. If a pair consists of a Senior and a Junior player the pair will be regarded as a Senior Pair and consequently the score will not count towards the Junior partner's qualification in the Junior competition.

Senior and Junior Pairs trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.


To qualify, a player must qualify in each of these competitions - Premier Pairs, Plate Pairs and Individual.  To determine the Overall Individual winner the final percentages counted in these three Competitions are averaged.

A Junior, playing with a Senior in either Pairs competitions will be regarded as a Senior in the Overall Individual Competition.

Senior and Junior trophies are awarded to the winners in this competition.


Senior/Junior Mixed Partnerships

3(4) Rounds.  To qualify a player must play 2(3) rounds.  Each round can be played with a different Senior/Junior partner, who must nobe their Premier or Plate Pairs partner. Two rounds can be played with the same partner. If more than 2(3) qualifying rounds are played all will be counted.

The competition is intended for juniors to benefit from the experience of playing with Seniors, and the committee would like ALL seniors to partner a junior player. The convenor, partner finder and committee will provide active support to enable pairing of seniors and juniors.  Please seniors, ask a junior.

For those members who do not wish to participate in the competition for trophies there will be a separate section played with the same boards.  The Director will set up two events and score them separately, each being assigned C points.

Senior and Junior trophies are awarded to the winners in this Competition.


These matches are played on 2 or 3 consecutive Club nights. To qualify, a player must play all nights of a match with the same partner, (and each match with a different partner), who must not be their Premier Pairs or Plate Pairs partner. One substitution will be allowed for each 3 night match. Double substitution is not permitted. (ie A player who is already playing or who has played as a substitute in he competition cannot be a substitute for another pair).  Substitute partners must be declared on the table slip before play starts each night. No substitution is allowed in the 2 night match.


Teams of 4 will compete in a round robin with no restrictions on playing combinations. Substitutions will be allowed and players will find their own substitutes if required. The winning team and the best Junior pair/team (if they are not part of the winning team) will receive a prize.

If members choose not to play Teams, then the instructions for the 3 Night Pairs matches will apply.


This event is a single session tournament. Qualifying eligibility is restricted to Club members and past Club members. Players may choose a partner from any grade. Pairs are split into 3 groups based on the strength of each pair. This is generally assessed on NZ Rating Points. Trophies are awarded to the overall winner plus the winner of each group.


Refer to Teams, Graded, Tournaments tab.




8 Meet & Greet - do not book a partner 1 Premier Pairs 7
15 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match  8 Premier Pairs 8
22 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match 15 Premier Pairs 9
29 Summer 3 Night Pairs Match 22 AGM -  Winter 3 Night Pairs Match
    29 Winter 3 Night Pairs Match



5 Premier Pairs 1 5 Winter 3 Night Match
12 Premier Pairs 2 12 Plate Pairs 7
19 Premier Pairs 3 19 Plate Pairs 8
26 Anniversary Pairs 26 Plate Pairs 9



 4  Presidents 1 2 Individual 3
11  Plate Pairs 1 9 Premier Pairs 10
18  Plate Pairs 2 16 Premier Pairs 11
25   23 Premier Pairs 12
    30 Presidents 4



1   7 Plate Pairs 10


14 Plate Pairs 11
15   21 Plate Pairs 12


28 Individual 4



6   4 Premier Pairs 13
13   11 Premier Pairs 14
20   18 Premier Pairs 15
27   25 Individual 5



3   2 Christmas 2 Night Pairs Match
10   9 Christmas 2 Night Pairs Match
17 Presidents 3 16  Christmas Party-By ticket
24 Individual 2