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

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
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
 
  
 

 

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

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
 

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 15 May 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

 

* 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
 

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 8 May 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

* 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

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

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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

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