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

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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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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 15 May 2019

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* Education, mathematics, nuisance bidding, low level interference

* Judge Julie -
       centrefolds
       dummy wants 1st dibs on seeing declarers hand

* WAPs inter provincial results

* Rolling the dice,is it loaded

Gambling 
 
 
 
 
 

* Gambling...

* How to calculate masterpoints

* WAPs inter provincial results

* Debbie Marcroft shares her delight in taking out the Central Intermediate IP's

* This Palmy team starts to plot their next 6 months

* What's R.E.A.L?    A useful check list for opening leads
 

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 8 May 2019

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* China is coming…we begin our Chinese translations for various parts of the show

* Thanks to Yuzhong Chen for adding another layer to the Bridge Zone

Bridge to Success 
 
 
 
 
 

* It’s a global movement

* Download the Funbridge app and play

Will Rogers


   * Barry shares some great 1 liners from Will Rodgers, Oklahoma's Favorite Son
 
 
 

 
 
 

* Results from Taupo

* The Theory of Exhaustion, walking the dog and Pearson’s theory

* Judge Julie explains her thoughts on lateness

* Good luck for those playing Inter Provincials this weekend

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Rodney Harris

The Club sadly notes the passing of our member Rodney Harris. Rodney, whose home club was Morrinsville, was a long time Wednesday night player and suddenly passed away during the week. We extend our sympathy to Rodney's family, friends and members of the Morrinsville Bridge Club

See also the tribute on the Morrinsville Bridge web site

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 1 May 2019

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John Wayne

* Howdy partner, John Wayne shares a thought with us

* Word of the day – be gentle out there….

* Judge Julie -
       When to correct the incorrect info
       Bid wrong – what can you do?
       No show at a team’s event – what’s the result

* Results - Wellington Regionals
       Trouble
       Historic and stats
       Sorry

* Book of the week It’s a big one – The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge

* Bridge2success - join in the fun online with Fun Bridge on May 11th   It’s a global tournament

Sabine


   * Interview with Sabine Auken
 
 
 

 
 
 

* Sofia Bridge Festival 2019 – May 13th 19th

Wombles
 

 
  Who are we… we don’t know their names
 
  email us if you know
 

 

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Ask an Expert

Ask the expert

 

Have a bridge question ? - did I bid wrong, should I have made the contract, why didn't the........

If you indeed have one of those difficult bridge questions or need playing advice then
join Barry or Ella every Tuesday after afternoon bridge.
From 4 thru 5pm one or both will be at the club-rooms for advice or to answer your questions

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 April 2019

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Thriller

* It was a Thriller at Auckland Easter Teams

* The Ware theory gets to live another day

* Blair Fisher – gets GOLD

* Hamish Brown gets BOLD

* Barry - sometimes he has to skip lunch when involved with Appeals

* Perhaps its others’ way of thinking he should go on a diet

Diet!


 

 

* Judge Julie talks appeals, score cards and bidding boxes

* APBF – the NZ team members were introduced at AKL Easter Congress
 

Anti(boohoo)tic* Mike Ware and Grant Jarvis receive special awards –
   what a great achievement gentlemen!!!
 

 

 

 

* Pallets, darts, bridge lessons, Rubber Bridge and IP’s, all get air time

* What a fun session today

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….
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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 10 April 2019

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Anna Kournikova

* How to make the most out of 2 letters? – AK

* Aces & Knaves - Memphis premiere

* Aces and Kings – great cards to lead

* Attitude & Kount

* Anna Kournikova – what a set of pins she has!

* You’re my hero

* Upper Hutt – Jubilee info coming up and AJ drops us a line about lessons
  at Hutt club and WLG College

* Judge Julie – Lead out of turn rulings and Aussies jump without warning

* Gold and Silver – help yeah and help no

Dope!


 

  Mereana goes fishing with D.O.P.E and BJ
  swallows the bait, hook line and sinker

 
 

Anti(boohoo)tic* Bridge superstitions – special undies, pens, scorecards, seating positions and Coke vs Pepsi

* TBJ comments on a book he has never read

* Stripped and medicine jar – How tight are his bands…

 

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