The event is sponsored by New Zealand Bridge.
Dougal was a well-liked and accomplished bridge player from Wellington's Victoria Bridge Club, and a partner in a large accountancy firm.
Teams participate from Auckland/Northland, Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago/Southland, Top of the South, Waikato Bays and Wellington. Each province fields teams in the Open, Junior/Intermediate, Senior and Women sections, and a non-playing captain.
In 2014, with seven provinces participating, scoring for the Dougal McLean is for 7 points cumulative first place within each of the the four sections, 6 points for second overall within each section, etc ...
|2012||Auckland/Northland held during National Congress|
|2013||Canterbury held at Wellington Bridge Club|
|2014||Auckland/Northland held at Auckland Bridge Club|
Auckland/Northland held at Christchurch
|3rd||Wellington||Top of the South||Waikato Bays||Wellington||Canterbury|
|6th||Central Districts||Central Districts||Top of the South||Top of the South||Wellington|
|7th||Top of the South||Waikato Bays||Central Districts||Waikato Bays||Top of the South|
|2nd||Auckland||Otago Southland||Waikato Bays||Central Districts||Central Districts|
|4th||Central Districts||Auckland||Otago Southland||Waikato Bays||Wellington|
|5th||Waikato Bays||Waikato Bays||Top of the South||Otago Southland||Auckland|
|6th||Wellington||Central Districts||Central Districts||Wellington||Waikato Bays|
|7th||Top of the South||Top of the South||Wellington||Top of the South||Top of the South|