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Hamilton Club - up coming Events & News :

    24th June - Sunday :    Hamilton competes in as well as hosting the Waikato Bays Interclub Teams

    27th June -   Improver Lessons for our Juniors : Play Techniques by Barry Jones

    14th July - Saturday @ 10am :    Hamilton Open teams

    14th July - Saturday @ 10am :    Hamilton Intermediate Pairs Tournament

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Junior Lessons - Play techniques

Improving Junior's play technique

Barry Jones will run this lesson on Wednesday June 27th. As it's on a Wednesday night this will be held in the O'Neill room - we do promise to turn the heating on!

This lesson "Play Techniques" is aimed at our Junior Members with the view to help and improve their bridge playing. The evening will feature a discussion on this subject followed by playing pre-dealt hands followed by a discussion on the play

♥ Wednesday 27th March @ 7pm

♦ $5pp table money

National 15A Swiss Pairs @ Hamilton

Hamilton hosted the NZ Bridge's National 15A Swiss Pairs over the past weekend with a high quality field of 58 pairs taking part. It turned out to be a very close contest with the winners - Grant Jarvis & Ian Berrington - getting home by a very small 0.51 VP's over Michael Ware & Geo Tislevoll. Third place a further 4.45 VP's back were Pamela Livingston & Jan Cormack

Hamilton was well represented in the top part of the field with Ian Clayton and his partner in 9th place, Blair & Liz Fisher in 11th and Malcolm Smith & Michael Neels in 15th place

Winners of the NZ Bridge 15A Swiss - Grant Jarvis / Ian Berrington

Runners Up - Michael Ware / Geo Tislevoll

Third - Pamela Livingston / Jan Cormack

( click on any of the images for a larger view )

You can check all the results the NZ Bridge Web Site by clicking the following link 15A Swiss Pairs results

Taking Bridge to the Community......

Have you ever heard of the Settlement Centre Waikato ? Well the Club hadn't till recently when Jane Stearns came and asked your Club to assist her in teaching a group of 17 refugees and migrants. The course is run by the Settlement Centre and aims to help them integrate into NZ society and settle into the Hamilton & Waikato areas. The students on this course are a mixture of migrants and refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Colombia, Congo, Hong Kong, Korea, Pakistan and Cambodia and Jane, assisted by members of both the Hamilton & Cambridge Bridge Clubs, is teaching them to play bridge as part of this process.
To help these newcomers further the Club has waived membership fees and is looking at a special arrangement for their table money for a period while they adjust to their new country. If you would like to know more or possibly help talk to Jane Stearns, Mereanna Cullen or Phil Thompson

Students learning bridge

Interclub Teams - the facts.....

On 24 June Hamilton competes in the Waikato Bays Inter-club Teams which this year Hamilton is hosting. The 12 clubs in the Waikato portion of Waikato Bays area ( Thames through to Taumarunui ) are all invited to enter a team in each of the three grades of the competition. At the end of the day's bridge the Team with the best combined VPs will win the Waikato Inter-club Teams Trophy and along with the 2nd placed club go to compete against the Bay of Plenty teams in Rotorua on July 29

The Hamilton team consists of the winning teams from the Wednesday night Hamilton Bridge Teams Championship and the Junior & Intermediate winning teams from Elsie Pohio Intermediate & Junior Championships on Thursday night

Representing Hamilton will be this years Open Team winners - Blair & Liz Fisher with Barry Jones & Jenny Millington who won this year's Hamilton Club Teams Championship. Joining them are the Intermediate winners of the Elsie Pohio Championship - Karen Thomson, Kim Thompson, Catherine Cameron, Trini Lin, Catherine Glyde (S) along with Jim Ward, Bruce Cresswell, Stewart Lawrence, Bill West & Lois Jones (S) who won the Elsie Pohio Junior Championship

Ladies Day - Double Winners

The club-rooms buzzed with quiet activity for six hours of bridge in the Ladies Day tournament held on Tuesday. In the Open division, congratulations go to joint winners - Judy McLeod and Judith Malcolm from Tauranga and Lesley Quilty and Kathy Yule, Matamata with both partnerships ending with a total 497 matchpoints.
Top Hamilton pair, Linda Lin and Gillian Corbett achieved 3rd place. Hamilton members Kay Dixon and Pam Halls featured as the Intermediate division winners with Margaret Boyd and Anne McCarthy achieving 3rd place. Jane Weir and Sue Collinge were the top Junior pair climbing up the ladder with an excellent afternoon score of 58.31%.

Special thanks go to Craigs Investment for their generous
sponsorship towards the prizes and raffles.


100 Happy Returns

This past weekend long time Club member Enid Trower turned 100 and was the recipient of one of Jane's special birthday cakes. Pictured above is Enid along with Chris Trower at her morning tea last Friday. The Club wishes you well and may you enjoy many more birthdays......

A little more on the life and times of Enid can be found here

Craigs Investment Partners 2018 Ladies Day

Craigs Investment Partners are the sponsors of the 2018 Ladies Day tournament so come along and help make this years tournament a "better than ever" event.

The tournament runs Tuesday week on the 1st of May @ 10am and comes with full catering with one of Janes special lunches. Entries close this coming Sunday 29th May - Sessions for Open thru to Novice grades

2018 Subs are overdue !

Our piggy bank is not a bottomless pit and unfortunately needs a "top up" from time to time

Your subs are a large part of the way this happens and were due by the end of March

There are unfortunately rather a high percentage of subs still outstanding so if you fit this category can you please pay......


Entertainment Book

The 2018 - 2019 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Entertainment Book (or App for your smart phone) is now available. Still only $65 - see the display in the Clubrooms or contact Judith Brooks for further information.....

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