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Hamilton Club - up coming Events & News :

    20th October - Saturday @ 10am :    Hamilton Congress Pairs, Intermediate Pairs

    21st October - Sunday @ 9:30am :    Waikato/Bays Provincial Teams Qualifying

    22nd October - Monday @ 9:30am :    Hamilton Congress 3A Swiss Pairs

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THE BRIDGE ZONE - Broadcast 19 September 2018 - Interview with Karen Martelletti

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You can listen to the podcast of this week's episode of The Bridge Zone by clicking on this link:

Click THE BRIDGE ZONE to listen to the broadcast.

In this week's episode Barry and Mereana interview Karen Martelletti, catch up with Professor Samantha Punch from Stirling University, compare ranks and gender bias and much more.

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Enjoy the show.

THE BRIDGE ZONE - Broadcast 12 September 2018 - with Barry and Mereana in Maori Language Week

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The Bridge Zone radio show is now the second most downloaded podcast on the Hamilton Radio Station Free FM with over 3,000 downloads in August. The success means that four other radio stations have asked to broadcast the show.
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This week Barry and Mereana celebrate Maori language week and talk balancing, part-scores at Swiss pairs, Stayman, the rules of 7 and 11, 10 and 12, 20 and the rule of Jenny!

Enjoy the show.

Swiss Results

There have been 2 different sets of results for the Waikato Bays Swiss Tournament on our web site which was caused by an issue with the Scoring PC. The results now available on the Results Page are the correct version. We are sorry for any concerns we caused the players as a result of this problem

TWITs come to an end

The final of six Friday sessions took place at the Hamilton club on the 24th August. Teams, having met each other twice in a double round-robin over five nights, had the pleasure of playing everyone in their grade at Multiple Teams to finish the series. When the dust settled the final placings were:

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Prizes of URGE vouchers to divvy up between team members who played so well were presented to the winners and runners-up in each grade. The Winners get to keep their TWIT until next year:

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Fun at the Sixes

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Lots of Hamilton players took part in the 6th Sixes tournament in Cambridge yesterday.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast 8 August 2018 - Interview with BLAIR FISHER

Hamilton's own Blair Fisher is interviewed on The Bridge Zone today. Click on this link

to listen to the show and Blair's fascinating account of his rise to victory in the North Island Pairs after something of a disastrous start. We are all proud of you Blair - and a great interview too - well done!

THE BRIDGE ZONE with Barry Jones and Mereana Cullen

Listen to any of the previously broadcast episodes of the show

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Play the episode by clicking on the icon on the center part of the screen - enjoy

Wednesday night Restricted Teams

The completion of this event last night resulted in the Jolly team of Megan, Leanne Curry, Yzhong Chen and Gary Foidl finishing as clear winners, with the Gray team of Ella, Dallas/Barry, Mark Hodges, Richard Wagstaff and Eddie Tan in second place. This was the first year this event has been in the Wednesday programme and from the positive comments added to the format survey, will be included in future programmes. Although the non-open players found the limited time allowed for play a challenge on the first night, by week 3 most were coping admirably with playing even the most difficult boards in the time allowed – this has been carried through to their Tuesday night play where the juniors who played in this event completed playing three boards in the time it usually takes to play two. Well done!

The format used this year was open/open pairings with the junior and intermediate team members playing together. Because the match committee were divided on the most appropriate format for this event next year, we surveyed the participants for their preference with the results of the survey below:


so obviously the format will remain the same for future years and we hope more junior and intermediate players will join the open players. To increase the enjoyment of the event, we will play less boards next year to allow time for team discussions on the results directly after each round.

Ella from the Match Committee

Hamilton Teams & Intermediate Pairs

14 July saw Hamilton run the Hamilton Teams & Intermediate Pairs competitions. 20 Teams took part in the teams event with 28 pairs competing in the Intermediate Pairs.
The Intermediate event was won by Judith Howard & Joanne Swanwick from the Matamata Club with Ruth Van Praagh & Dayelle Cole from Cambridge in 2nd place. Hamilton pair Phil Thompson & Ian Ross were in 3rd place.
In the Junior section Megan Jolly & Leanne Curry came in first place followed by Jane Weir & Francoise Campbell

Winners of the Hamilton Pairs - Judith Howard / Joanne Swanwick

Runners Up - Ruth Van Praagh / Dayelle Cole

Top Juniors- Megan Jolly / Leanne Curry

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You can check all the results the Hamilton Web Site by clicking the following link for Hamilton results

The Hamilton Teams Competition was won by the "Carter Team" consisting of Patrick Carter & Julie Atkinson from the Auckland Club together with Hamilton's Barry Jones & Liz Fisher

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