The cost of hiring the War Memorial Centre in Napier has become prohibitively expensive.
The quote for this year increased 300% for venue hire and catering. We had no choice about accepting catering. The company would only allow food purchased from the caterer to be eaten in the venue. Players would not allowed to bring their own lunch and eat them inside the venue.
We had 2 choices - to raise the entry fee to $190 for the 3 days or to find another venue.
The number of suitable venues in Hawkes Bay is limited but we have been fortunate to secure the use of premises at Lindisfarne College in Hastings.
We believe that this venue will be as good as, if not better, than the War Memorial, from your point of view as players and has some definite advantages in terms of running the event from our point of view.
Cheap accommodation is provided on site and the college is handy to a number of motels in the area.
We know that you will enjoy the congress as much at this venue as you have in the past.
For Congress details go to the Event Details page