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     Level 2 Lock-down Policy applies from Sunday 28th February   
     Those rules the Club observes for Lock-down Level 2 now apply   
        
  Saturday 27th Mar   Hamilton Intermediate, Junior & Novice Pairs   Play from 10am
  Sunday 28th Mar   Cambridge - Waikato Area Pairs #2 (note venue change)   Play from 10am
  Updates -   February 2021 Newsletter  

Level 2 Lock-down - February thru March 2021

The Hamilton Bridge Club has returned to Level 2 Lock-down. The Government last night announced a week long Level 2 lock-down for New Zealand excluding Auckland which is now at Level 3.

NZ bridge has previously advised that Bridge clubs can play at Lock-down Level 2 if they choose with certain safety standards.

The Club is continuing with these rules that applied during the last Level 2 Lock-down in in early February 2020 and these will be in effect for the next seven days - Sunday 28th thru the end of Saturday 6th March

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

Face masks - Many members have their own face masks and if you do please bring them should you decide to play. The club however does have a limited number of disposal ones available and will seek more tomorrow

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 kitchen will be closed
•   You bring your own pen that travels with you
•   Only South will handle the Bridge Mate. East will verbally agree to the score

If we find that insufficient numbers decide to play at the current Level 2, we will close again until Lock-down Level 1

There will be further communication from us on the club website after the next Government announcement that changes the current status

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 February 2021

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

At the pond with Kermit

Kermit in the pond

   Plonk, the beach and Congress
 

Email winner announced

 

Book competition

   Gaining the mental edge at Bridge
   The book heads off to Invercargill
 

Judge Julie style=

Judge Julie rules

 

Taranaki Congress is fast arriving

   Who is practising or it practise really needed
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Barry talks about preference

 
 
Listen to THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Change in WAP Venue

Promo for the 2021 Waikato Area Pairs

Level 2 Lock-down - February 2021

The Government tonight announced a 3 day Level 2 lock-down for New Zealand excluding Auckland which is now at Level 3.

NZ bridge has previously advised that Bridge clubs can play at Lock-down Level 2 if they choose with certain safety standards.

The Club has decided these rules that applied then during the last Level 2 Lock-down in September 2020 will again apply and will be in effect for the next three days - Monday 15th thru the end of Wednesday 17th

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

Face masks - Many members have their own face masks and if you do please bring them should you decide to play. The club however does have a limited number of disposal ones available and will seek more tomorrow

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 kitchen will be closed
•   You bring your own pen that travels with you
•   Only South will handle the Bridge Mate. East will verbally agree to the score

If we find that insufficient numbers decide to play at the current Level 2, we will close again until Lock-down Level 1

There will be further communication from us on the club website after the next Government announcement that changes the current status

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

Kay Dixon

A photo of the late Kay DixonThe Hamilton Bridge Club sadly notes the passing of Kay Dixon yesterday, February 9. Kay was a long-standing regular player at both Hamilton and Cambridge along with tournaments in the region. Kay unfortunately passed away after the surprise discovery of an unfortunate condition and the resulting short final illness. Kay was a member of Clubs in the greater Hamilton area since 2007 with her second club currently Cambridge. Kay very much enjoyed her bridge believing the playing experience was far more important than the place that resulted from the day's play - a quick look at her on-line playing history will show this.

We extend our sympathy to Kay's family, friends and members of the Hamilton and Cambridge Clubs who played with and knew Kay.

WAP's for 2021

Promo for the 2021 Waikato Area Pairs

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 10 February 2021

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

Results

   Waitangi Pairs – Auckland
   Franklin Swiss – Pukekohe
 

Shower Witch over Plonk
   Well I never…

Te Reo

Picks

   South Island Teams
   Barry is too chicken to make a selection
 

Judge Julie

   Disruptions
   Vacant Spaces
   Helping Others
 
Te Reo
 

New Partnerships

   Ace Asking
   Quantitative Bids
 

New Email

   We share the entries
   Which one do you like?
 

Book Competition

Te Reo
   We announce our question
   Do you have the answer?
   Two weeks is the deadline
   Get your entry in
 
   The book is personally signed and a wee note added by Kim
   Kindly donated by NZ Bridge
 

At the pond with Kermit

Kermit in the pond

 
 
Listen to THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Monday night bridge dates in the programme book

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament

Sorry folks - we got a few dates wrong !

To all you sharp eyed members out there you will have noticed the dates for Monday Night Bridge in February don't match those in the 2021 calendar !

So sorry for the confusion but to make it clear Monday Bridge is on Mondays for the month of February and not a different day in the week as the programme book would suggest

Monday Night Bridge for February - 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 3 February 2021

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

The Age talk

  What does percentage and age have in common?

Te Reo
 

Judge Julie

   When should you bring an infraction to the attention of the Director
   Barry wants to determine the outcome on one of the score ups from last weekend

Kim Frazer

   Fast play and mental focus
   The last of her interview is aired today
   Her Bridge Life in 2021
 
 
Our competition is coming next week


At the pond with Kermit

   Forcing bids
   Opening 2C

Kermit in the pond

Upcoming Tournaments
   Waitangi Pairs
   Franklin Swiss
 

Normal Bridge starts this week – awesome
 

A Bridge Zone hikoi

We could look to visit somewhere in Aotearoa

 
 
Listen to THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

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