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Hamilton Success

Members of the Hamilton Club enjoyed considerable success Saturday at the Rotorua Xmas Tournament. This success came in a very large field of 78 pairs with the Hamilton Club filling first, second & 4th places!

1st   Yuzhong Chen and Gary Foidl

2nd   Liz Fisher and Sam Simpson

4th   Ella Gray and Dallas Dagg

The previous weekend in Dunedin Mark Thomson and Jeffrey Chang were in the Waikato Bays team that finished 2nd in the Intermediate section of the National Inter-provincial Teams competition.

A very successful fortnight for our Club

Eileen Brunt

The Club sadly notes the passing of our member Eileen Brunt.
Long time Club member Eileen, who played regularly several times each week at the Club, passed away Saturday. The club extends our sympathy to Eileen's friends and family.

A service will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, 49 Seddon Road, Hamilton on Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 2.30pm.

Mike Barton

After a long illness Hamilton Bridge Club member Mike Barton has today ( Tuesday ) passed away

The Club expresses its sympathy to fellow Club member Cherie Barton ( Cherie Aston ) and to members of both families.

Mike's Funeral will take place Monday 5 December at 1pm at Simply Cremations , 388 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa.

All Blacks in town - September 7

The AB's and Tonga meet at 2.35pm @ FMG Stadium September 7 ALL Blacks

This is the day the Club hosts WBays Swiss Pairs & the Hamilton Junior / Novice Pairs

There will be street closures in place with heaps of fans going to the game along with fans looking for parking ( the curtain raiser starts @ 12pm so this is an all day event )

So make sure if you are playing or assisting on the day you allow sufficient time to navigate the mass of fans and road closures.......

Restricted Teams - starting 29 August

The format for this event has been changed - the "Restricted" requirement for the Teams has been removed

Teams are able to be either -

* a regular team of 4 players with NO player grade requirements

* a pair of players - no restriction on grades with these pairs being drawn to make up teams

Any queries then please contact Dallas


Swiss Pairs Winners

Hamilton's Wednesday Swiss Pairs Winners


The winners of the Wednesday 5A Swiss Pairs - Sam Simpson & Jo Simpson after being presented with their prizes

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 14 August 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves



  Cambridge Sixes - Tarakiwi take out the event


* More Kms to A’s for Russell Wilson traveled to the Cambridge Sixes

* Angels take out the costume prize

* Results

  Taradale 5A
    Hokowhitu 3A
      Richmond 5A Swiss Pairs5A

Silver Bells

 Another milestone for Central

 Jan Whyte has a great weekend of Bridge

 A new Silver Grand Master hits Central


* Zar Points – the theories of opening continue....
         Pearson Points or Rules
         Rule of 20
         Rule of 18

* Emails anyone – give us something to argue about or investigate

* Akarana Tournament coming up, August 24th - Celebrating their 50th Anniversary

Oak Trees in Autumn

  Barry has a bucket of tips today

     Some are good, some are weird and lengthy, some are just saying bid
     Pleasantries at the table and leading singletons
     Who plays drop dead, Do you?
     4th suit forcing – are you asking for a hold?– double perhaps – I’m just asking for more information

* Judge Julie rules -
         Unintended bid or a mistake
         Movements and seeding


Directors   Hotline shared


 This weekends events -         NB Bridge Teaching Seminar   and   CB Fullerton Teams

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Cambridge 6's

Cambridge ran its very successful and enjoyable tournament last weekend and this could be doubly said about a couple of Hamilton Pairs. Congratulations to

The Claytons
   Ian & Cynthia Clayton ( Very nattily dressed in Suits and hats ! ) coming first in the Open competition


Trini & Catherine
   Trini Lin & Catherine Cameron in the Intermediate also with first place




Top Hamilton Team in the overall competition was DesPRats which was in 3rd placed with Karen Harris, Malcolm Smith, Ian Ross, Jenny Seavill, Lois Jones & Stewart Lawrence making up the team

Mentioned in dispatches were -

5th place in the Open Field - Karen Harris & Malcolm Smith
and also in
5th Place in the Intermediate - Ranjith Cooray & Roger Gunning

Some amazing photos of the different team outfits can be found here

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 7 August 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

* Results

  North Island Pairs
         The Simpsons’ take out the event
         We have Jo Simpson on the show
         How does a 4 man team come in the event?

  Billie Tohill Pairs

  Tudor Biggs Rosebowl

        New Silver Grand Master - 2 hits in one blow   Wow !!!


* Judge Julie rules -
         We learn something new about system cards
         Announcing/Alerts – stop the weather waffle!!!
         When dummy leaves the table, what is the best practice?

*   Book of the week - Trick 13

*   Gumboots - Red Bands or Pretty Flowers ?

*   Tip of the week - Pearson’s Points

MC Hammer



Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

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