NZCA Easter Sports Tournament - Dunedin 2011


For those who are familiar with the New Zealand Chinese Association Annual Sports and Cultural Tournament and who have already committed to attending the Tournament over the 2011 Easter weekend, thanks for your support and we’ll see you down in Dunedin.

Please take the time to browse the website for information about both the sports and the social functions so you can plan your weekend, since it will be a full on weekend.

For those who have not enjoyed the experience yet, read on and perhaps we can convince you to participate.

We have always prided ourselves on providing a really packed experience at Tournaments held in Dunedin. This year is no exception and if you browse through the website you will see we have a lot of choices for all age groups.

The Tournament has a long history with a stated objective to promote friendship, goodwill, mutual understanding and to enjoy healthy competition among Chinese people in New Zealand, and the organizing committee is trying its best to achieve those goals in the cultural, sporting and social areas. 

The Cultural Concert is designed to cater for the cultural needs of the Chinese community who have to varying degrees become distanced from their historical and cultural roots. We have decided to run a cultural concert that will appeal to all sections of the community with multimedia shows, live performances of local talent from Otago and Southland.

In the spirit of “making new friends and catching up with old ones”, there will be many social events held over the course of the weekend, including: 3 functions for miniballers, 3 functions for over 18 year olds , 3 functions for under 18 year olds and 3 Veteran’s socials. 

The 2011 Easter Tournament will culminate in the Tournament Presentation event, which is always a highlight of the Tournament. I recommend you book tickets as soon as you can for this event because the venue is fantastic and there are limited tickets available.

This year’s Tournament will be one of the largest held in Dunedin recent times and we hope everyone has a great time while they are here. We have a committee who are enthusiastic about running the best tournament we can, so we invite you to come down to Dunedin to experience the “Southern Scene”.

Linus Chin

President Otago & Southland Branch of
the New Zealand Chinese Association

Dunedin Town Hall
Friday 22nd April – 11.15am to 12.45pm

The Tournament Magazine containing information about social and sporting activities, venues and team profiles will be availableat the Merchandise Desk at The Edgar Sports Centre at 1.30pm

Edgar Sports Centre
  • Basketball – Friday to Monday
  • Outdoor Netball – Friday, Saturday
  • Tennis – Friday
  • Volleyball – Saturday to Monday
  • Hockey – Saturday
  • Table Tennis – Sunday
Action Sports Centre
  • Indoor Soccer – Friday
  • Indoor Netball – Saturday
  • Dodge Ball – Sunday
Bayfield High School – Touch Rugby – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Caledonian Sports Ground  - Track Events – Saturday
Chisholm Park and Otago Golf Club – Golf – Friday and Sunday

Tournament Updates
  • Tournament Merchandise and Function Package info in PDF below. (Updated April 5)
  • The latest version of the Tournament Information Sheet can be downloaded as a PDF at the bottom of this page.
  • Badminton and Lawn Bowls have been cancelled because of a lack of entries.
  • The tournament conference will be held on Sunday 24th April.
  • Food:
    • Cafeteria at Edgar Sports Centre open Saturday and Sunday.  
    • Limited food available on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Sandwiches and muffins.
    • There are various fast food chains close by.
Other Dates to Note:
  • 18th February 2011: Preliminary Sports Entries from Contingents due
  • 20th March 2011:  Final Sports Entries and Contingent Write Ups/photos due

Tournament Conference
The tournament conference will be held on Sunday 24th April at the Edgar Sports Centre, Portsmouth Road, Dunedin.  Time tbc.

Contact Emails

If you have any questions about Easter 2011, you may send your enquiries to:
At the bottom of this page you will find PDF documents for:
  • Accommodation
    • A list of recommended accommodation providers
    • A specific quote from Living Space
  • Van Rentals
    • Rates from 3 companies for the Easter Tournament