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 Hamilton Bridge Club’s -
 WaikatoBays Provincial Teams

The Waikato Bays 10A Teams from the Hamilton Bridge Club is to be held
on-line on the RealBridge platform. The dates are unchanged from the
originally scheduled days – Sunday 24th October and Monday 25th October. Start time for play will be 11.00am NZDST on both Sunday and Monday with match times advised at a later date. Players are required to be at a table 10 mins before the daily start time and on time for each match thereafter
Prizes for all rating point bands !

All playing regulations as published in the NZ Bridge Manual for Teams events will apply
Supplementary Regulations that will be applied are available at Supplementary Info
Further information for players can be found at Player Info

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Bridge is again suspended due to 5 day Lock-down for Hamilton

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With the announcement by the government on 3 October of a 5 day, Level 3 Lock-down starting Monday for the coming week ALL bridge is suspended at the Hamilton Club until at least Friday 8th October

The Club will review the suspension when the state of the lock-down is back to level 2 or the government changes the regulations applying to this part of the country

Until then we hope and trust members stay well and safe, and very much look forward to seeing you all at the bridge table soon

Any queries or concerns can be emailed to the club’s email address (


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Hamilton Club - up coming Events & News
                              Bridge at the Club is suspended again from 3rd October
  Date   Event details   Detail
  Tuesday 28th Sept   All Tuesday Bridge Bridge restarts   Starts usual times
  Thursday 30th Sept   Thursday Evening Bridge restarts   Starts usual time
  Friday 1st Oct   BOTH Friday sessions restart   starts usual time
  Sunday 10th October   Soup and Bun -   
  Saturday October 23rd   Hamilton Congress over Labour Weekend   Teams ON-Line only

Hamilton Bridge restarts from 28 September

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NZ bridge has advised that Bridge clubs can reopen for play at Lock-down Level 2 if they choose, with certain safety standards. Several clubs in our region and many in other parts of the country have partially reopened or are preparing to reopen shortly

Your committee has met and the decision was made to reopen the club starting the coming Tuesday of next week - 28 September, with sessions on Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Friday morning ( Friday numbers are capped at 100 due to the Lock-down rules )

Obviously, it is an individual decision whether you wish to play in Level 2 and the committee understands that

At the current Level 2 our safety precautions are the following:
•    If you come to bridge you must be well and have no symptoms of any illness
•   The use of face masks is mandatory. The club has a limited number of disposable ones available but please bring your own
•   The kitchen will be closed
•   Members of the Hamilton Club only - NO VISITORS
•   You bring your own pen that travels with you
•   Only South will handle the BridgeMate. East will verbally agree to the score
•   Hand sanitiser to be used will be provided at the entrance to the playing rooms and selected locations in both rooms
•   Contact details will be recorded as per the government Covid requirements
•   Friday Day Bridge - dependent on numbers as to room allocation. TBC on the day but in one room if possible

Should we find that insufficient numbers decide to play at Lock-down Level 2, we will again stop bridge until Lock-down Level 1 is achieved

There will be a further update on the club website after the next Government announcement should change be required

Nigel - President

Suspension of ALL bridge @ Hamilton - updated 14 September

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There is no change to play at the Hamilton Club - all bridge is suspended

Monday 13th September -

The Government made no changes to the lock-down's applying to the country today extending them both till Tuesday 21st next week. Hence suspension of bridge at the Club continues until at least the next update from the government

Thursday 9th September -

As indicated earlier this week the committee met to discuss what conditions are necessary for Bridge to resume at Hamilton.

The result of the meeting was no change to the suspension until at least next week when the government changes to the rules applying at the next lower level of lock-down are released.

Until these are known it is not possible to make an informed decision of what will be required so Hamilton bridge will remain suspended until level 1 or its equivalent level of lock-down is reached

Take care and keep safe

Nigel Gresson, President


Suspension of ALL bridge @ Hamilton - updated 7 September

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Tuesday 7th September -

All bridge remains currently remains suspended at the Hamilton Club

The change in the rules applying to the current level of Lock-down announced by the government yesterday likely allows for the playing of bridge at this lock-down level. However it certainly doesn't make it easy ( see the government rules here ) for the Club to apply all

The latest update from NZ Bridge helps with the levels / rules that need to be met / apply but some further confirmation is required first. The Clubs Committee will meet Thursday and will provide an indication to the membership as to when bridge will resume.

Take care and keep you and your bubbles safe

Nigel Gresson, President

The NZ Bridge advisory can be opened by clicking this link

Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs @ Hamilton

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The Waikato Bays Regional Swiss Pairs scheduled for September 4th @ the Hamilton Club has been cancelled

The level of Lock-down currently to be imposed next week by the government makes this event impossible to take place

To those who had entered thanks very much for supporting the Club. The Club will be in touch when the Lock-down level again allows us access to our building when we will arrange repayment of entry fees to those who have already paid

Take care

Nigel Gresson, President

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