The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 12 June 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
Boomerang

* It’s official, Australian Bridge Federation takes on the Bridge Zone Show

* We have a new segment, Boomerang Bridge starts this week

* Judge Julie -
       Why do we toss the coin?
       Medical Certificates…

* Book of the week It’s a big one – Under the table – Avon Wilsmore
A history of cheating past and present and an amazing read 

Barry Crane


   * Barry Crane -
                        Partner Killer
                        Superstitious Rules
                        Best match point player of all time
                        Hollywood Producer

 

* Ray Curnow, Top of The South Regional Bridge Mate joins us today

     Nelson Open Pairs - the winner gets ambushed
     Continuous improvement
     Surprise – What happened here!
     A challenge is made
     Mud wrestling over an umbrella

* Singapore APBF starts today
    Click here to check out results or to follow your country folk

* Good luck to those at the National 15A Swiss Pairs in New Plymouth

Tossing coins
 

 
 
 
  
 

 

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 5 June 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
Wheels on the Bus

* Giocoso in the Bridge world

* Directors may have a new way to combat slow play ................................... >

* Judge Julie rules-
         4 card suit overcalls
         What can dummy say
         What happens if you don’t watch
         Bidding boxes

* Auckland and Hawkes Bay Congress – results shared

* Gold and Emerald plaques issued at Auckland prize giving

* Michael Cornell shares a thought about 1971

* Zero to Hero lives again – What a comeback at Hawkes Bay by Gwyn and Kate

* The STOOKIE gets the kick out from his Spa Town Teams entry

* How many A points is too many? – only 16,946

Chewi
 

 
 My life, Barry is hard work,
  perhaps we should call him Chewi after this Wookiee
 

 

* Groan – Gerber – Dean Sole shares an instance of a muck up over the use of opening 4C

* After all, isn’t 4C always Gerber……

* Thanks to the sponsors of both Congresses

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Bridge Puzzles

Lindsay Reid is a long time contributor to the Club's Newsletter with his series of bridge puzzles. A number of these have been collected and along with the answer to the latest newsletter puzzle all can be found here

Earrings

The club has a number of earrings found around the Clubrooms
Recognise any as yours then contact Donna in the office to arrange getting them back ( click on image for a larger view )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 29 May 2019

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Scones

* Yummy - Scones with jam and cream

* Ace asking - Gerber/Blackwood/ RKC/ Charm/CRO

* Judge Julie -
       Illness at a tournament
       How much time should players give an opposition time to think about the play?
       Movements – a general discussion

* The Bridge Zone Racing Channel reopens – place your bets listeners
       Auckland and Hawkes Bay Congress – Open Teams Event
       Barry calls AKL and Mereana takes on HBY

* Book of the week It’s a big one – For Love or Money – The life of a bridge journalist

Zero


   * We talked Hero last week, it’s Zero this week
 
 
 
 
 

* China trinkets from Barry’s recent trip and a packet of Potter Brothers, from Levin, homemade Hokey Pokey are up for grabs

* Partnership harmony

* Fourth Suit Forcing

Aussie MP's
 

 
  Aussie Master points – touchdown
 
  
 

 

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2019 Entertainment Book now available

2019 Entertaiment Book 

Check out the 2019 Entertainment Book with 2-for-1 offers, special rates and up to 50% off on activities, dining, shopping, travel and leisure

To order your Entertainment Membership visit: www.entbook.co.nz/154092a

Our Club contact: Donna in the Club office or email secretary@hamiltonbridgeclub.org.nz

NZ Bridge Constitution

New Zealand Bridge is in the process of updating its own Constitution

The just released draft version along with a feedback form can be found on the NZ Bridge website

Click here to be taken to the appropriate page on the NZ Bridge website

Inter-Provincial Teams

What are The Inter-Provincials or as they are more commonly known the IPs ?

The IPs are a teams competition in which the 7 NZ "Bridge Regions" ( Auckland-Northland, Waikato-Bays, Central Districts, Wellington, Top of the South, Canterbury & Otago-Southland ) complete against one another
These competitions take place in 4 different "grades" - Open, Intermediate, Women & Seniors with the overall winner being the the Region with the most points from the events in the 4 different grades

The overall winner is awarded the Dougal McLean Trophy which for the past 3 years has been held by the Wellington region

Again in mid November battle commences in Christchurch over 3 days were the regions will challenge each other with the aim of being the best!

Waikato Bays held trials recently in Tauranga with the result that these Hamilton Bridge Club members qualified for the inter-provincial teams :

Senior     -   Ella Gray and Michael Neels
Open      -   Yuzhong Chen and Noel Grigg
Women   -   Jenna Gibbons

Chef de Mission (CDM) for Waikato-Bays for the event is Jenny Millington

Ella

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 22 May 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

China is done….for Barry
Chinese opera

* Ni hao

* Lebenshol – I spelt it?

* What’s it all about?

* Don’t mind Mereana – she’s still recovering

* Medicine at tournaments, don’t forget it

* Te Awamutu Restricted – results

* The Bridge Zone Racing Channel – we name our next event

* Queen Birthday Weekend Congresses – Auckland and Hawkes Bay

* The prize draw cupboard has some trinkets from Barry’s China trip

Pandas


    * How cute are the pandas….
 
 
 

 
 

* Thank you, Mariusz PuczynSki

* Standing up for your beliefs – zero tolerance for cheating, we salute your actions

* And an amazing supportive gesture from Zia Mahmood to Mariusz

* Book of the week – Famous Bidding Decisionsbidding disasters and test your skills against the experts

* Zai jian and xie xie Yuzhong Chen for your help

* A question was asked about Poker and Bridge

* We talk about whether playing Bridge will help with concentration for Poker players
 

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Acting Tuesday Afternoon / Friday Partner Steward

We have an acting Partner Steward - Judith B is away for the next 6 weeks
For this period Melva will be helping those who need a partner for bridge - contact number is as in your Programme Book
( Judith's distribution of Entertainment Books has been taken over by the office for this period )

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