A ROOM FULL OF TWITS ON FRIDAY

TWITS:  Junior, Indi and OscarTWITS: Junior, Indi and Oscar

It was a relaxed and fun evening in Hamilton bridge club on Friday night when 24 teams from most clubs in the region took part in the inaugural TWITs (The Waikato Interclub Teams). Di Emms made the amazing portable TWITS (photo) that confer bragging rights on the winning club for a month.

The evening finished well with Hamilton's Intermediate Team, the Hamilton Mosaics, being presented with Indi for the highest finishing intermediate team on the night. Well done to Cath and Jol Glyde, Tracey Hoff and CatherIne Cameron. Junior and Oscar have gone to Cambridge for the month. Congratulations teams!

The best part however was to see so many people enjoying their game of bridge. Thank you to Clare Coles and the Cambridge crew for doing such a fabulous job with organising and helping to run the event.

WAIHI WINNERS!

Lucie and RodneyLucie and Rodney
CONGRATULATIONS to Lucie and Rodney, working wonders in Waihi today! They came away with the winners'prize. Yuzhong and Jeffrey put in great work and came third.

Vouchers for Bridge.....

Most members know that the Club awards vouchers for Bridge Sessions. However did you know you can purchase table vouchers in advance ? Think how convenient it would be not having to find small change each time you play bridge, and it also makes life easier for the directors and our secretary

There are several ways of purchasing the vouchers:

•   Ask your director - they have a limited number of voucher packs - 5 vouchers for $15 available for purchase

•   Email the secretary with your details ( name & bridge number ) and then pay by internet banking with your Bridge Number & code ‘Vouchers’ in the Banking Application "free entry" fields

•   Via the director with an envelope containing your details and a cheque or cash at any bridge session ( as our secretary is part time allow for this in the delivery time )

•   See Yvonne in the office ( see programme book for office hours )

CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGAN AND JANE

Success at the second of the Mini Moos heats held in Cambridge Sunday afternoon. In a close contest Megan and Jane finished in a tie for third on 85 IMPs just 6 IMPs off the leaders.
Megan and JaneMegan and Jane
Well played ladies!

HAMILTON OPEN TEAM WIN INTERCLUB TROPHY

Congratulation to our open team who did battle on Sunday against Morrinsville, Rotorua and Tauranga and emerged victorious.
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Jenny Millington, Barry Jones, Ian Clayton and Karen Harris won all three of their matches to romp home with the title of top open team in the Waikato Bays Region.

Cambridge 6's

Congratulations to "The Chiwis" from our Club who in the weekend won the Cambridge Sixes

The team of  Yuzhong Chen & Herman Yuan ( Open ), Mark Thomson & Jeffrey Chang ( Intermediate )

and Trini Lin & Catherine Cameron ( Junior ) with 227 VP's were comfortable winners


Also from the Hamilton Club Blair & Liz Fisher were first in the Open division

Cambndge 6 winners

HAMILTON SUPREME IN WAPS

The conclusion of the WAP series today in Hamilton saw outstanding performances by Hamilton players.
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Overall winners of the series and WAP CHAMPIONS 2016 were Blair and Liz Fisher. Runners up, also from Hamilton, were Yuzhong Chen and Gary Foidl.
Heat winners today were Ian and Cynthia Clayton, with runners up Richard Fletcher and Lucie Armstrong and third Liz and Blair.
The top Intermediate/Intermediate pair for the series were Nigel Gresson and Phil Thompson and runners up in that category were Sheila Smith and Judith Brooks.
A full round up of the day's events and the results and photos can be found on the Waikato Bays website under the WAP tab. http://www.waikatobays.bridge-club.org/

TEAM FISHER WIN OPEN 5A AT HAMILTON TODAY

Team FisherTeam Fisher
Congratulations to Blair and Liz Fisher playing with Steve Boughey and Carol Richardson today in the 5A teams event. A stunning 5 wins out of 6 saw them take top spot today.
Meanwhile Jol and Cath Glyde were on stunning form this morning in the intermediate pairs posting a 65.10% score and winning a session prize. Nigel Gresson and Cathy Nolen posted two very respectable scores leaving them in 4th place overall. But it was those two seasoned campaigners, Sheila Smith and Judith Brooks that showed the rest of the field their paces in the afternoon with a 62.50% taking them into the runner-up slot overall. Winners were Hattie Curtis and Bruce Ballard from across the Kaimais.

PAUL HOBBS

It is with sadness we report the passing of Paul Hobbs.
Paul HobbsPaul Hobbs
A founder member of the Te Awamutu Bridge Club he was a long time member of the Hamilton Bridge Club. Paul won 9 Hamilton Championships and 3 Waikato Pairs Championships at the club. He was Chairman of the New Zealand Bridge Executive and for a time President of New Zealand Bridge. He served for many years at the Waikato Bays Executive. He was one of the earlier winners of the Baden Wilson Trophy. Paul was a highly respected member of Hamilton for many years. One of his contemporaries, Lindsay Reid, recalls, "Paul didn't like playing with me, he reckoned he got more bottom boards with me than anyone else!" More tributes to Paul can be found on the Te Awamutu Bridge Club website. http://www.teawamutu.bridge-club.org/

HAMILTON ON FORM AT THE WAPS

Heat 5 saw Gary and Yuzhong take the winners prize.
Yuzhong and GaryYuzhong and Gary
In third place were Tipa and Ella.
Tipa and EllaTipa and Ella
Richard and Lucie stormed to a 60% score in the first session and finished 4th overall with Mr and Mrs Barton turning in 2 handsome sessions for 5th. Full round up and commentary with photos on the Waikato Bays website. http://www.waikatobays.bridge-club.org/

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