The Club has large upstairs and downstairs rooms: downstairs accommodates about 50 playing tables, and this is where the event will be played but using upstairs for lunch, team areas and refreshments. There are two staircases and a lift but the lift is a delicate beast and should only be used by those with a genuine need for the lift: and the lift instructions must be followed with care unless you want to spend a lengthy period of time waiting for the lift engineer, and reflecting on why you did not read the instructions.
There is a public wireless network available and the password is displayed in the Club Office window. It has limited capacity and offered for short sharp internet access: it is not designed for movie downloads and alike. The facility will be withdrawn if there are difficulties, so please use it wisely and sensibly.
A gallery of photos Gallery 2014 IP.
Click on Interprovincial 2014 results (never worked for three days, perhaps will now)
Catering during the event
Lunches will be able to be purchased at the Club and orders will be taken before play commences on every day.
An evening meal, buffet style, will be available on the Saturday and Sunday evenings between the afternoon and evening matches. The cost is $30 per person per night and we will require confirmed bookings 10 days before the commencement of the event.
Remuera Road is packed with shops, a supermarket, cafes and restaurants. Check out http://www.remuera.org.nz/ for info. And if your are in Remuera earlier on Saturday morning, Santa is visiting Remuera every Saturday leading up to Christmas .... What more could you want?
Two hotels side-by-side at the Green Lane motorway exit have offered special terms to IP players, the ibis and Novotel: please click on IP Greenlane hotels for special IP Bridge accommodation packages.
The address for both is:
It is a 15 minute walk from the Club to the hotels (1.6 kms) through mainly residential streets, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops on Remuera Road near the Club, as well as a New World Remuera supermarket on Clonbern Road nearby.
Check-in policy is 2 pm at both the IBIS and Novotel and perhaps players may wish to contact their hotel direct when making their bookings to see if there are opportunities for earlier occupancy.
Transport to/from airport
The Club will offer a service to selected Auckland Airport flights at the start and end of the Championships. For other services please note that buses stop outside the Club, and nearby: see Auckland Transport with Club address pre-input for details.
The latest time for Saturday morning pick-up from the Auckland Airport is around 9:30 am. In the absence of traffic, etc, it is usually 30 minutes/17 kms drive from the airport to the Club and a few minutes quicker to the hotels.
Airport pickup details
We are using Metropolitan Rentals 15 seater vans and it will be driven by one of the members of the Auckland Bridge Club. The airport have allowed us to park in the forecourt area as you come out of the domestic terminal, southern end. If a vehicle is not waiting for you when you arrive, please stay in the area as it should not be far away.
Airport dropoff details
A list will be posted on Sunday on the notice board near the downstairs Gents for participants to confirm their shuttle needs. The airport shuttles wil NOT be stopping at the hotels on the way to the airport so bring luggage to the Club on the Monday morning.
Shuttle to/from accommodation
The Club will offer a service at selected times though the Championships from the two hotels chosen for accommodation. For other services please note that buses stop outside the Club, and nearby: see Auckland Transport with hotel address pre-input for details. It is a 15 minute walk from the Club to the hotels (1.6 kms).
Sunday shuttle leaves hotels at 8:30 and 9:00 for 9:30 start of play.
Monday shuttle leaves hotels at 8:00 and 8:30 for 9:00 start of play. Bring your luggage with you to the Cub as the airport shuttles will NOT be stopping at the hotels.
Players are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and food costs. The event is funded by NZ Bridge. Click on NZ Bridge Interprovincial travel subsidies for details of NZ Bridge travel subsidies: these arrangements are a matter between NZ Bridge, players and Regions.
In short, this event is closed to all but qualifying teams. Players must selected by their regions/provinces in order to participate.
Ms Julie Atkinson assisted by fabulous caddies.
Teams are expected from Auckland, Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago/Southland, Top of the South, Waikato Bays and Wellington. Each team should have four Open, four Junior/Intermediate, four Senior and four Ladies players plus a non-playing captain, making 17 people per province. Adding the players and captains to the others such as organisers, directors, caddies and volunteers means that we expect at least 130 people to be present for the three days. The Monday will be especially busy as a Club session with usually 80 players starts at 11:00 am and the Club players will be using the upstairs room meaning that there will be different arrangements for IP players' lunches and refreshments on the Monday.
Rules and regulations
Click on 2014 IP regulations.
2013 Wellington Interprovincials (last year)
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