The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 14 August 2019

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  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


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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

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Congratulations

* 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
 

 
 
 
  
 

 

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Directors Please

Directors please

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 31 July 2019

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* Boomerang Bridge
         Welcome Liam Milne – our Australian Correspondent
         The 1st throw of the Boomerang
 

* Funnies reveal
         Dummy – my knight in shining armour, gallant saviour of fricken Masterpoints?
         Who saw their match points being possibly wrenched from their grasp like Autumn leaves
         falling from a mighty Oak tree
 

* Allan Morris
         We share From the chair newsletter
         Read the entire release on the NZ Bridge website
         Resignation - farewell to Jane
 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Claiming
         Playing Directors
         Directors prepping for a Club session
 

* Results - Matamata and Motueka
 

* K’s to A’s ratio
     Moss Wylie is stalked
     Russel Wilson – on the road again
     Liam Milne is going to give us an idea of his Km’s to Gold for 2019
     Gary Foidl and Anthony Hopkins are other candidates
 

Have a great week everybody  

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 July 2019

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* Sorry - we missed our chat about Majors, No Trumps and Minors

 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Alerts at the 4 level
         Time @ the table

 

* Tip of the week -     Signals say it loud

 

* Auckland Regional Pairs of the week -    Winners : Yuzhong Chen and James Yang

 

* Auckland Regional Team

     A Disney character shows up at the event

     Winners - Snow White, Jenny Millington, Patrick Carter and Russell Wilson

 

* Russell Wilson joins us as our guest this week

     K’s to A’s ratio

     He works it out for us and shares how and why he learnt Bridge

     You will be amazed and he also issues a challenge to anyone else out there

     Moss Wylie and Wayne Smith, could you share your K’s to ABC’s

 

 Have a great week everybody  

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 17 July 2019

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  McGann, Reid and Cornell

      
  Ware not having a bar of it

      
 
 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Correcting explanations
         Card issues at the table
         Replacing insufficient bids with a double

* Hamilton Open Teams and Intermediate Pairs – results

* Thanks for sending in your stories while at the table

     We selected a couple to share today

     And one really tugged at our heartstrings

Oak Trees in Autumn
 

 
  Send in your guess as to who sent in that Barbara Cartland teaser
 
  The prize drawer cupboard is open for this one
 

* Auckland Regional Teams this weekend

* Class or form – which one is more important?

* Fred Gitelman – happy retirement


 

  Chewie favours teams

      
   What’s your thoughts Pairs or Teams

      
 
 
 
 

 Have a great week everybody  

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A very Successful Weekend

Saturday saw the Hamilton Club run the 10A Hamilton Open Teams which was very well supported by 25 teams from around the top half of the North Island. Running out the winners were the McGann team - Hugh McGann, Michael Ware, Tom Jacob, Steph Jacob by a rather comfortable 21 VPs over the 2nd placed Boughey team. Hamilton members were to be found across the top 4 teams. There was some very close bridge with the Chen team - Yuzhong Chen, James Yang, Herman Yuan, John Wang who missed being in second place by 0.01 VPs - this close run competition continued for the next few placings

 

 

While the Open players were contesting the Teams event 34 pairs took part in the Hamilton Intermediate Pairs. Winners on the day were the Taupo Pair of Frances Rankin & Derek Rankin followed by Judith Howard & Joanne Swanwick from Matamata
Top Hamilton Pairs were Catherine Cameron & Trini Lin in 4th place and Bruce Cresswell & Vaughan Samuelson in 5th. The majority of the players in this event were from the Waikato / Bays area but it was nice to see two pairs from New Plymouth competing

Hamilton's Karen Harper & Carissa Oliver - Top Juniors in the Intermediate Pairs

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 10 July 2019

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  Should I or shouldn’t I

       What we get up to off air…yes – lets air it
       Natalie Imbruglia – 1997 smash hit
       Look up the TORN, Mime YouTube clip – it’s great
 
 
 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Unplayed Boards
         How do Directors prepare for club sessions and tournaments
         Scoring programmes

Larry Cohen
 

 
  Learning to improve
 
  Larry has some tips for you
 

 

* South Island Pairs – Results

* We have a special guest interview today - we will be catching up with some of our International friends soon
         Zia Mahmood – about to head to Las Vegas for a tournament
         Sam Punch – to get an update on what’s been happening
         Liam Milne – our Boomerang Bridge Beau

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Greeting Cards


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