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2018 Hamilton Congress

36 Pairs contested the 2018 Hamilton Congress Pairs. After three sessions we had our winners......

2018 Hamilton Congress Pairs Winners

20 pairs entered the Hamilton Congress Intermediate Pairs contesting two sessions....
2018 Hamilton Congress Intermediate Winners

24 teams competed in the qualifying with the top 6 teams going on to the finals on Monday. Top qualifiers were the Carter team followed by the Cormack and Ware Teams.
In the W/B Consolation Swiss Pairs 40 pairs contested the event while the top 6 teams contested the W/B Teams final
2018 Hamilton Congress Teams & Swiss Winners

THE BRIDGE ZONE - Broadcast 17 October 2018

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This week's episode brings you No Trumps and 5 Card Majors, Congress, Aces, Postcard from Scotland, Zia Again, Bridge Report, Herman Yuan, NZ Youngest Directors Waikato Bridge Club, NZ Team Trials For China.
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Entertainment Books boost Club funds

Thanks to all our members who supported the club by buying the Entertainment Book this year. The club yielded a profit of $480 thanks to your purchases. Many thanks again to Judith Brooks for organising this for us.

2018 NZ Bridge National Congress - Final wrap-up (Days 5...end)

Congress has finished for another year and in the final few days once again Hamilton players featured in the results. More results for Hamilton club members who finished in the top 10 in their events (with special congratulations to Mark and Jeffrey!)

Event Result
Same Sex Pairs: 6th - Dan Lulu (with John McIntosh)
10th - Graham Stern & Alan Parkes
NZ Seniors Teams: 2nd - Ian Clayton & Teammates
4th - Rodney Harris, Lucie Armstrong & Teammates
7th - Malcolm Smith & Teammates
10th - Tim Healy, Helen Healy & Teammates
Point a Board Teams: 7th - Yuzhong Chen & Teammates
10th - Liz Fisher, Blair Fisher & Teammates
Open Swiss Pairs: 8th - Jenny Millington & Barry Jones
Restricted Swiss Pairs: 1st - Mark Thomson & Jeffrey Chang
6th - Diane Emms & Jane Stearns

2018 NZ Bridge National Congress - Day 4......

Day 4 of the Congress was the start of the NZ Teams. 108 Teams, some with up to 6 members are taking part this year. After 2 days of qualifying 3 Teams with Hamilton players are in the top 16. These top 16 teams now compete with the winners advancing via the quarters and semi's to the finals on Friday / Saturday

Commiserations to the Morgan team with Hamilton's Ella Gray & Michael Neels who missed qualifying by 1.43 VPs

Teams qualifying for post play with Hamilton club members -

Placing / Team Hamilton Members
4th / Gibbons Brett Glass & Gary Foidl
5th / Carter Barry Jones, Jenny Millington
16th / Li Yuzhong Chen

2018 NZ Bridge National Congress - Days 1...3

A record number of players (close to 700!) are now in Hamilton taking part in the NZ Bridge Congress. The Congress which attracts the best players from around New Zealand along with players from Australia is being held at the Distinction Hotel in Te Rapa.
One of the premier events the New Zealand Pairs has now reached the Finals stage and concludes Monday evening. The top 28 pairs from the qualifying will battle for national honours with the next 28 pairs competing in the plate final

In the running from the Hamilton club are Barry Jones and Jenny Millington (qualified in 7th place) and Blair Fisher (with George Masters qualified in 16th place).

Results to date - these Hamilton club members have finished in the top 10 in their events so far (top 5 for Novices)-

Event Result
NZ Youth Teams: 2nd handicap - Shaun Hewitt,Daniel Spencer & Teammates
Novice Pairs: 1st NS - Megan Jolly & Janice Wilton
Congress Pairs: 5th - Yuzhong Chen (partner Herman Yuan)
9th - Ella Gray & Michael Neels
10th - Liz Fisher (partner Michael Curry)
Open Restricted Pairs: 3rd - Clare Coles (partner Anna Kalma)
NZ Pairs: 12th - Blair Fisher (with George Masters)
18th - Jenny Millington & Barry Jones
NZ Pairs Plate: 10th - Brett Glass & Gary Foidl
11th - Ian Clayton(with Noel Woodhall)
Back to the Future Teams: 3rd - Graham Stern, Alan Parkes & Teammates
4th - Liz Fisher & Teammates

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast 8 August 2018 - Interview with BLAIR FISHER

Hamilton's own Blair Fisher is interviewed on The Bridge Zone today. Click on this link

to listen to the show and Blair's fascinating account of his rise to victory in the North Island Pairs after something of a disastrous start. We are all proud of you Blair - and a great interview too - well done!

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