Some 248 players took part in the first Bridge across the Ditch Challenge, with an IMPS contest between North Shore Bridge Club and Auckland Bridge Club,
There were separate sections for Open category and Rookie-Restricted-Junior category.
In the Open Section:
North Shore won with 203.4 IMPs advantage
Highest placed NSBC pair were Rena Kaplan and Giselle Mundell, who came 1st in the Open.
In the Rookie Restricted Junior Section:
Auckland won with 238.4 IMPS advantage
Highest placed NSBC pair were Maeve Doyle and Colin Spiller, who came 4th in the Rookie-Restricted-Junior