Regional Championship Trials 2024

Central Districts

Regional Championship Trials and Regional  Championships 2024


Background Information

The 2024 Regional  Championship Teams will be played in four categories: Intermediate, Senior, Women, and Open. A Youth category may also be held, subject to confirmation from NZ Bridge. 

The Central Districts Region will hold Trials for the 2024 Regional Championship Teams on 4-5 May 2024. The Trials will be held Face to Face at Wanganui Bridge Club. 

Teams should enter online at Entries close Thursday 18 April 2024. Entry fee per player is $20. Payment should be made to the CD  Region account, 02 0644 0128181 00.  


The Regional Championships will be held at Wellington Bridge Club, 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2024. Those who participate in the Trials must be willing and able to attend the Interprovincial event, if selected. 

Entry fees for the Regional Championships will be paid by the CD Regional Committee, and NZ Bridge will subsidise the transportation costs to/from Wellington. The costs of accommodation, food and local transport are the responsibility of players who are selected to represent the CD Region. There may be some subsidies available but the budget for CD is unknown at this time.


Players must be a member of a Club in the Region for which they wish to play. Players who belong to Clubs in more than one Region can trial for only one Region each year and must play regularly in a Club of the Region for which they trial


Trial Information

The Regional Committee is running the Trials as per below.

1. All categories will trial separately if there are enough teams in the category.

2. Players enter as a 4 Player team.

3. Teams scoring will apply.

4. The format will be finalised once the numbers are known. Be prepared to play for up to two days.

5. The region will select a  6-player team in each category, consisting of the winning team and a third pair. The third pair will be selected by the CD Regional Committee based on datums in consultation with the winning team.  The CD Regional Committee will have the final decision on team composition.

a.      To be considered for the third pair in the team you must trial as part of a team in the respective category.

b.     If there is only one team registered in a category, that team is deemed to be selected and the 3rd pair will be selected by the CD regional Committee in consultation with the team.

c.      If there are no teams entered in a category, then the selection of the teams will be made by the CD Regional Committee.


 6.  If a Youth Category is held, Youth players will not be required to trial and will be selected. Youth players who are interested in being considered for a Youth Team should email the Central Districts Secretary at

 Post-Trial Information

7. In the event of a pair or individual player withdrawing subsequent to selection, then the CD Regional Committee will appoint a replacement pair or player. In the event of a pair withdrawing, the CD Regional Committee will normally appoint another pair who had trialled in the respective category. If that is not possible, the CD Regional Committee will select a replacement pair. In the event of an individual player withdrawing, the CD Regional Committee will consult with the remaining player and their teammates; the replacement player need not have participated in the trial event. 

8. The CD Regional Committee will appoint a Chef de Mission for the Regional Championships.



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