Coming soon....

Hamilton Bridge - Coming soon.....

May 16th on-wards Face to Face Bridge - Facemasks are now optional for all sessions

Sunday's in May & June
Run by Cambridge
CompassVirtual Bridge Sessions
on-line with RealBridge
7pm start time
June Soup & Buns II
Date change to July
Postponed due to Matariki
17th July
Soup & Bun II
Soup from 12pm
Bridge from approx. 12.45pm
Saturday 23rd July
HAMILTON Open & Restricted Teams
Please enter prior 20th July
10am start
Sunday 31st July
WAP's - Matamata
 10am start - still only $10


WAPs in July

 Ella :     Waikato Bays Web Site :

2022 Waikato InterClubs

Waikato 2022 Interclub Teams

The results for Sunday's play are below. Congratulations to Hamilton as the overall winners with Te Aroha as runners-up. Congratulations also to the top two teams in each individual grade who will represent their clubs in the finals against the Bay of Plenty clubs to be held in Cambridge in August.

Grade winners/runners-up are:

Open - Matamata and Te Aroha

Intermediate - Te Aroha and Thames

Junior - Waikato and Hamilton

We trust everyone had an enjoyable day. The results took a bit longer this year as we had to process the intermediate results to be able to integrate them with the overall results.


Interclub 2022 winners

( click Read More below to see the complete results)

Bridge on Matariki Holiday Weekend - Friday 24th June

Matariki stars

Hamilton Bridge is on for Friday 24th June
To all Friday players -
The vote taken by all those playing yesterday ( 17th June ) showed more than 90% of those present would like to play bridge next weeks Friday even if it is the Matariki public holiday ( click image to find out more ) . Hence either Phil Thompson or Cherie Barton will be directing for the first round of the next competition. Start time is as usual @10am for both playing rooms.

Phil Thompson
18th June 2022

Soup & Bun II

Date change for Soup & Bun II

 The June Soup and Bun Event is moved to July

This months Soup & Bun ( 26th ) has been moved to the 17th July as the original date clashed with the first observance of Matariki as a public holiday in New Zealand. Matariki marks the start of the Maori New Year and becomes NZ's newest public holiday this month hence the decision

If the term Matariki is new to you then follow these links to find out a little more about the Maori New Year and the star cluster that marks its arrival. Alternatively this link takes you to the Matariki page in Wikipedia for a structured and more detailed explanation

Compass Virtual

As Face to Face Bridge returns to be the normal format for Club bridge all those converts of RealBridge are now facing a lack of play in their favorite format. Good news that Bob Fearn, the developer of the Compass scoring program has now incorporated RealBridge and Compa$$ together to bring you CompassVirtual Bridge. So you can have the best of both with Face to Face at the Clubs and RealBridge at home - click on the image above or this link to find out a little more on Bob's modifications to RealBridge and see it it suits your future bridge plans.....

Inter-Provincial Trials

Bridge inter-provinical trials

Last weekend players from around the Waikato Bays Region took part in the trials to select our representatives for the New Zealand Inter-Provincials ( IP's ) for 2022. These are competed for in 4 flights - Open, Intermediate, Senior and Women with the actual IP's taking place on-line in November.
After 2 days competition the Hamilton Club is well represented in the overall team selected to represent the Waikato Bays Region later in the year -

Open: Barry Jones and Jenny Millington

Women: Jenna Gibbons and partner, Karen Harris and Cherie Barton

Senior: Ella Gray and Michael Neels

Well done all and good luck for the finals......

Thursday Nights - programme re-arrangment


Thursday Evening Bridge
Programme Change from April 28th
 ( this coming week )

The Match Committee has changed the order of events for Thursday Night bridge. The changes have been made as part of the future return to Face to Face Bridge as the next event would have been a Teams Events where stable numbers and tables are required.

To allow for this coming change the next 3 events have date changes

These commence next Thursday 28th April which is now the first week of the David Head Trophy - Individual Pairs. When organising partners for this RealBridge event remember that to qualify in the event you need a different partner for each of the four nights

This is followed on Thursday 26th May by the Thursday Winter Pairs where bridge will return to Face to Face
Masks at all times are optional and totally each players choice

Following these comes the delayed Elsie Pohio Intermediate & Junior Teams Championship on June 16th before the programme returns to that in the Programme Book with the Championship Pairs on July 21st

Welcome Back

No more Sunday Bridge with Phil

 Welcome Back Promotion......

I guess it’s fair to say that all Clubs across the motu are finding it difficult to rebuild and return to normal services. The whack of Covid has put not only our game but the entire basis of our normal daily grind into chaos as we try to find our true North again
We read NZ Bridge’s guidelines and are attempting to kick start Hamilton Bridge Club back into life and the very basis of this genesis comes back to... the members
The core of our programme simply needs you playing
As the Committee strives to get bums on seats, we just need a few things from you:
   Play bridge
   Become financial
   Tell a fellow bridge player to come back to play
Quite a simple but immensely effective plan

There’s even a little bonus gift/competition on offer to returning players – no cost to you, it’s just a little thanks as a coming back gesture from the Club so check out the link for the T & C’s.     Click here for the details

 Hamilton Club President

Phil's Sunday Bridge ends

No more Sunday Bridge with Phil

 Lazy Sunday afternoon Bridge finishes......

Last Sunday (24th April) was the end of this event. Insufficient interest makes unecomomic to carry on with a session at this time.
It's possible Sunday afternoon bridge may return in another form later in the year if there is demand but for now "Goodbye"


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