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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.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 15 January 2020

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The Extremes


  The Extremes – feature on The Bridge Zone


  

What an awesome effort - Tauranga Bridge Club

Thanks for sharing team – check them out

THE GAME OF bETTLE


  Mereana is the Queen of the game Beetle

  



Cloud blowing

  Barry BLOWs


  Sharing another tip to consider


  Sound good


How do you get unrusty - after having a fair break from playing Bridge

Some things to consider when getting back into the game

Cucumbers








Judge Julie recommendations this week

Crikey – some great stuff hear


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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 8 January 2020

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Gobstoppers

Gobstoppers




  Do you have people who talk too much at the table?

  Consider these as the solution......

  


  52nd Australian Youth Bridge Championships

ABF Youth

  

  Ibis Eaglehawk

 Canberra

  4-10 January 2020

 


We have some results for you
       Matt and Andie Brown – another 1st
       The 2 J’s grab 3rd place – Jeremy and Jack
       Bradley reveals another hairstyle

* Upcoming tournaments
       Thames Festival of Summer - this coming weekend
       Tauranga Mini Congress – Auckland Anniversary weekend

* New gradings are out
       Check it out – what did you do?

* Funbridge
       I share a woe story from an online challenge
       We discuss the ups and downs of hand
       How many times does this occur to you
       Interference or no interference – change your tack perhaps
       There is so much luck at the table
       Be BOLD

Tips from the Book of the Week - Leading against No Trumps

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Hamilton's Improvers......


NZ Bridge has released the 2020 player gradings - congratulations to 9 of our members who have made the step up........

Open –........ Catherine Cameron, Karen Thomson, Trini Lin

Intermediate –........ Eddie Tan, Jacqui Mackenzie, Jane Weir, Karen Harper,

Intermediate –........ Lois Jones, Mark Hodges

Hamilton's Best......

On New Years Day New Zealand Bridge released the top 100 players based on all time Master Points earned
7 Hamilton Club members make it on to the 2019 version of the list......
( FYI - Hamilton makes up only 2% of NZ Bridge players but we are 7% of the Top 100 ! )

The full 2019 top 100 list can be found here

Position Name A Points B Points C Points Total Match Points
6 Ian Clayton 4175.58 3122 77 7298.35
12 Barry Jones 4146.76 1872 15 6018.91
20 Jenny Millington 3730.60 1314 53 5045.13
32 Blair Fisher 3145.25 1130 11 4275.36
56 Cynthia Clayton 1831.77 1825 62 3657.39
81 Brett Glass 1869.76 1270 51 3140.27
90 Liz Fisher 1984.47 946 35 2930.82

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Merry Xmas
 

Helen Reddy


   We talk is there a difference between a Lady or a Woman?


  

Do you suck the pen or pencil?

A skirt


  Ladies may wear a skirt yet only a woman would use the skirt

  to her advantage at the table



Eddie Kantar – hits the Bridge Zone

  A new slant on lessons

Weird Antics at the table

  Are you aware of your fellow Bridge players intricacies?
  Barry slings his arm over the back of the chair – have you noticed it before!!!

Judge Julie rules
     Are Directors horrible
     Coffee housing or sledging
     Do you dye your hair
     Dislocation between your hand and your brain

The Blues



   Sharing the secret of a song

   The A Point Blues – written by John O’Connor

   Accompanied on guitar by Douglas Russell



Book of the Week - Heavenly Contracts - written by David Bird

A Points
     A new challenge 34521 in 2020
     33 A points – is that too much to get
     I need a plan – do listeners have a plan
     Lets buddy up for a challenge…
     I’m keen


Happy New Year
 

Tauranga’s New President - Kate Terry

Xmas chain


   Shares with us the fun stuff that happens at their Christmas Tournament

   A choir, attracting toots, lying on the floor for a hand or 2


What’s gross? – you won’t believe it until you hear it – is that a psych?

The Bridge Zone - our new saying

Star Trek



   Boldly go

  Expectations from your partner

  Just GIVE ME SOME …..



A skirt


  NZ Mixed Teams Trials   -  this year the event is in Italy  

  Barry and Jenny with Patrick and Julie are in the trials being held at Christchurch



Results from Papatoetoe 3 day event
Another $6.00 down the drain Nigel !

A heart of hearts


   From the bottom of our hearts

  


Thanks to Alistair Stuck and Dave Edson for uploading our podcast and blurb every week for your entertainment

Thanks to NZ Bridge for their continued sponsorship of the Bridge Zone

Happy New Year to all our faithful listeners

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THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )   Christmas Version - 25 December 2019

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Hello 2020

Summer Bridge starts 7 January and runs for the following three weeks

Regular Bridge begins on Monday 27th January with all the regular sessions back

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Hamilton Bridge......

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 18 December 2019

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Give books as a present


  We share some book titles that could be a good Chrissy presents


  

Barry and the 10 Commandments


  Barry has found a mountain and is sharing 10 Commandments

  



Wellington Christmas Cheer and Huntly Christmas Results

Betting within our Bridge circle – who got the money this weekend?

Buttons and shoes

Judge Julie
     Cell phones at the table
     Summer Bridge – keeping it simple

Will we sing next week ……..

Christmas Carols









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