Interclub Teams - the facts.....

On 24 June Hamilton competes in the Waikato Bays Inter-club Teams which this year Hamilton is hosting. The 12 clubs in the Waikato portion of Waikato Bays area ( Thames through to Taumarunui ) are all invited to enter a team in each of the three grades of the competition. At the end of the day's bridge the Team with the best combined VPs will win the Waikato Inter-club Teams Trophy and along with the 2nd placed club go to compete against the Bay of Plenty teams in Rotorua on July 29

The Hamilton team consists of the winning teams from the Wednesday night Hamilton Bridge Teams Championship and the Junior & Intermediate winning teams from Elsie Pohio Intermediate & Junior Championships on Thursday night

Representing Hamilton will be this years Open Team winners - Blair & Liz Fisher with Barry Jones & Jenny Millington who won this year's Hamilton Club Teams Championship. Joining them are the Intermediate winners of the Elsie Pohio Championship - Karen Thomson, Kim Thompson, Catherine Cameron, Trini Lin, Catherine Glyde (S) along with Jim Ward, Bruce Cresswell, Stewart Lawrence, Bill West & Lois Jones (S) who won the Elsie Pohio Junior Championship

Ladies Day - Double Winners

The club-rooms buzzed with quiet activity for six hours of bridge in the Ladies Day tournament held on Tuesday. In the Open division, congratulations go to joint winners - Judy McLeod and Judith Malcolm from Tauranga and Lesley Quilty and Kathy Yule, Matamata with both partnerships ending with a total 497 matchpoints.
Top Hamilton pair, Linda Lin and Gillian Corbett achieved 3rd place. Hamilton members Kay Dixon and Pam Halls featured as the Intermediate division winners with Margaret Boyd and Anne McCarthy achieving 3rd place. Jane Weir and Sue Collinge were the top Junior pair climbing up the ladder with an excellent afternoon score of 58.31%.

Special thanks go to Craigs Investment for their generous
sponsorship towards the prizes and raffles.


100 Happy Returns

This past weekend long time Club member Enid Trower turned 100 and was the recipient of one of Jane's special birthday cakes. Pictured above is Enid along with Chris Trower at her morning tea last Friday. The Club wishes you well and may you enjoy many more birthdays......

A little more on the life and times of Enid can be found here

2018 Subs are overdue !

Our piggy bank is not a bottomless pit and unfortunately needs a "top up" from time to time

Your subs are a large part of the way this happens and were due by the end of March

There are unfortunately rather a high percentage of subs still outstanding so if you fit this category can you please pay......


Hamilton 2018 Restricted Tournament

Fifty two Pairs competed in this years Restricted Tournament with overall winners being the Intermediate - Open pair of Yuzhong Chen & John Waller (above). We did not quite match the numbers of last year but it was an excellent and well enjoyed tournament with great food provided by Jane and her team of many helpers. Congratulations to the the winners and all who took part.....

Junior/ Junior

  • Bryan Robb & Bill West
  • Don McPherson & Donna Prentice


  • Beth Vosper & Michele Liddle
  • Paul Rogers & Jackie Pulman


  • Verna Beech & Anne McCarthy
  • Lyn Bailie & Ross Petersen


  • Michelle Stevens & Jeffrey Chang
  • Dexter Morgan & Warren Wilton


  • John Waller & Yuzhong Chen
  • Kim Thompson & Ian Moore

A complete list of the prize winners along with all those who took part and their scores can be found here.
Photographs from the day along with some of the Hamilton winners are here



This item is no longer sought - many thanks to Cynthia and Ian Clayton for the donation of a fridge to the Club

Wanted - ALIVE not DEAD

Your Club is looking for a pre-loved fridge for the kitchen. We need another large & clean fridge in good working order to make the life of those doing the catering easier. With the large numbers we get at our tournaments we have trouble storing the food prepared for those yummy meals we provide.....

So if you have an old but good fridge could you please donate it to the Club ( it would be really nice if we could install this prior to the Restricted Tournament April 15 ). Just let the committee or a director know if you have a suitable candidate


Free FMFree FM
Mereanna arranged through the respected community ambassador Dr Sayeeda Bano, for her and Barry and Jane to appear on the weekly show Aapki Mehphile Harmony. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking on the link below. Start 7 mins into the broadcast to reach the bridge section.

Are any of our members familiar with radio broadcasting and in particular the technical side of how to make a radio show? Was your background once in radio or were you a budding DJ at some point? The three are not giving up their day jobs - but they are considering their own regular show on bridge. Please make contact with Mereanna if you could help with this project.

Our Clubrooms

The garden around the bridge club has had a make-over this weekend.
Margaret Boyd organised a working bee on Saturday to take out some trees, trim branches and shrubs as well as putting additional stones around the garden. The property looks neat and tidy after some extensive effort from a few members.
As well as thanking Margaret, I am grateful for the support and efforts of Mark Thomson, Paul and Yvonne Stevens, Malcolm and Alison Smith and Richard Wagstaff. Without the efforts of members our club rooms would not look as attractive.

A reminder about the Restricted Tournament on Sunday April 15th: if you are not intending to play, can you please volunteer for a couple of hours in the kitchen? Please let Nigel know if you are available. We really want this tournament to be a great success.


Wednesday night Swiss Pairs

The "Summer Swiss Pairs" commence on 28 February - entry is required by Friday 23rd February

Please enter via the Club's website under the Events tab

Introducing our new Secretary

Members will see the friendly face of Donna Prentice in the office from this coming week. Donna will start her new position as Club Secretary on Tuesday 23rd January. Donna started playing bridge at our club, a graduate of our 2016 year, coming through in that short time to be a regular Thursday night and Friday morning attendee. Donna’s main attributes - her very approachable manner and can-do attitude, means members will be very well served in all aspects of the administration of our club. I am sure all members will make Donna welcome in her new role, be helpful to her and understand that she will not know all the answers immediately, but she will solve any queries or problems you have.

Donna’s days in the office will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Friday morning (before the bridge session) and early afternoon.

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