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Soup and Bun II

Soup bun 2 for 2020
The first Soup and Bun for 2020 has been held and we now look forward to the second of the 3 the Club is holding this year

So come along and join us on Sunday August 16th for this year's second event

Soup is served at 12 noon with bridge starting between 12.30 and 12.45pm. Cost is only $5

Congratulations to Allison & Malcolm Smith for coming out top at the first event

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 21 August 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

* Judge Julie
   

  
     and full disclosure
 
 

* Results -
     Upper Hutt Multi-Grade


  
     Richard Solomon wins the bet for a sultana scone
 

     Fullerton Teams

RED lips
* Kissing at the NZ Bridge Teachers Seminar
     Phone a friend or get out of jail free cards
     How do we assist lessons graduates?
     We find out the twist on the KISS system

* Directors - introduce them early to Beginner Lessons

* Book of the Week - Trick 13 Barry still hasn’t finished it & it's not that risqué

* A snippet on Youth Bridge in Wellington region

* Send in your photos of the fun your Bridge Club has had and a blurb, we can have a chat about it

* Happy Birthday Dallas DAGG – hip hip hooray

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 31 July 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

* Boomerang Bridge
         Welcome Liam Milne – our Australian Correspondent
         The 1st throw of the Boomerang
 

* Funnies reveal
         Dummy – my knight in shining armour, gallant saviour of fricken Masterpoints?
         Who saw their match points being possibly wrenched from their grasp like Autumn leaves
         falling from a mighty Oak tree
 

* Allan Morris
         We share From the chair newsletter
         Read the entire release on the NZ Bridge website
         Resignation - farewell to Jane
 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Claiming
         Playing Directors
         Directors prepping for a Club session
 

* Results - Matamata and Motueka
 

* K’s to A’s ratio
     Moss Wylie is stalked
     Russel Wilson – on the road again
     Liam Milne is going to give us an idea of his Km’s to Gold for 2019
     Gary Foidl and Anthony Hopkins are other candidates
 

Have a great week everybody  

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 July 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

 

* Sorry - we missed our chat about Majors, No Trumps and Minors

 

* Judge Julie rules -
         Alerts at the 4 level
         Time @ the table

 

* Tip of the week -     Signals say it loud

 

* Auckland Regional Pairs of the week -    Winners : Yuzhong Chen and James Yang

 

* Auckland Regional Team

     A Disney character shows up at the event

     Winners - Snow White, Jenny Millington, Patrick Carter and Russell Wilson

 

* Russell Wilson joins us as our guest this week

     K’s to A’s ratio

     He works it out for us and shares how and why he learnt Bridge

     You will be amazed and he also issues a challenge to anyone else out there

     Moss Wylie and Wayne Smith, could you share your K’s to ABC’s

 

 Have a great week everybody  

Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 27 February

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

North Island Teams @ Tauranga this weekend is the feature race on the Bridge Zone Racing Channel
The prize cupboard is open and awaiting a winner!!!
Send in your picks for the Top 2 teams, there are plenty to choose from and don’t forget the roughie

Mereana sticks to her old favorites – who are they? – listen and learn

Zygomatic muscles – yip – you have them

What do they have to do with Bridge, the Pussycats and stress at the table?

Keep Bridge Alive Campaign – roll up, roll up, hear all about it

Samantha Punch and team are spreading the passion about the game

Gold Coast Congress – Barry shares some results including an interesting situation that their team had to deal with…..or not!

Book of the week – he only just bought it last week and has already finished reading it

   Saints and Sinners - by Tim Bourke and David Bird

Bridge Lesson Season – phone a friend to join the pack

Judge Julie – 2 questions today – what is her ruling?

    THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Didn't we do well !

Have you noticed the "shortage" of Open players & Grand Masters around the Club this last week ?
If you did and wondered where were they had gone the simple answer is the Gold Coast in Queensland playing bridge at the week long Gold Coast Congress. Results in the pairs were hard to come by but in the Teams members of the Club have done very well competing in a field of 212 Teams - you can read about it on this page from NZ Bridge Site

Click here to read about how NZers placed in the Teams

The NZ Bridge site doesn't mention all those from the Club playing - numerous other members are at the Congress and you can check their progress here

Alternatively Click here to see all the action at the Gold Coast Congress

Junior Play - Techniques continued....

Improving Junior's play technique

Barry Jones hosts the second lesson in this series on Friday September 14th in the Richmond room

This lesson "Leads & Signals" follows on from July and is aimed at our Junior Members with the view to help improve their bridge playing. The evening will feature a discussion on these subjects followed by playing pre-dealt hands followed by a discussion on the play

Directing

Have an interest in directing or becoming a director ?
A free directing seminar organised by the WBRC with National Director Allan Joseph is only two weeks away - Saturday February 3 or Sunday February 4. Please register if you wish to attend either in Rotorua on the Saturday or Cambridge on Sunday. We need to know numbers for catering and copying of material purposes.

Need to know more then read the Waikato Bays Seminar Flyer for the event and to register then click here to confirm your day

Hamilton Restricted Tournament

On Sunday April 2 Hamilton hosts the Hamilton Restricted, an 8B tournament which is open to Pairs in any combination EXCEPT Open – Open players. The tournament is sponsored by URGE Tea & Coffee Boutique which is letting the Club offer an extended prize list due to this generous sponsorship. Prizes are waiting for the top pairs in each of the possible combinations – Junior/Open, Intermediate/Junior, Intermediate/Intermediate, Intermediate/Open & Junior/Junior along with usual top NS, EW & Overall so there are multiple ways to win a prize

Jane is again providing one of her excellent lunches so for $25 it’s a great day out with 2 sessions of bridge as a bonus !

Bereavements

Hamilton Bridge Club member and and long time Partnership Steward Pat Thomsen has passed away suddenly

Judith Brooks has taken over as the Partnership Steward and can be contacted on 852 5644.

We also wish to acknowledge the passing of the husband of our member Patty-Joy Heath recently

The Club expresses its sympathy to both families.

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