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Nominations for the Waikato Bays Regional Committee

Waikato Bays Committee

Meet the Members of the current Waikato Bays Regional Committee

Due to Covid-19 the current Regional Committee was asked by NZ Bridge to continue with the jobs at hand in the region until the end of October 2020. As this date is getting closer, NZ Bridge has now called for the regions to call for nominations for the next committee to cover the next two years.
Our Secretary has the nomination form should you be interested in standing or know of someone worthy of this position on the committee - these forms must be mailed to the Regional Secretary to be received by 30 September

August 12th - Suspension of Bridge II

Updated – Saturday 15th
The NZ Government has extended the Level 2 lockdown till Wednesday 26th with a review mid next week

As a result of this change there will be NO Hamilton Club Bridge for the whole of next week (17th - 21st ) and very likely for the first half of the following week. The committee will review this decision after the government’s mid-week update with any changes posted here, but Club bridge is unlikely to restart until at least Thursday August 27th.

Bridge is available online ( BDO) from Monday of next week - timetable below, plus Waikato clubs are currently organising sessions with details being posted on the Waikato-Bays website when times are finalised

Take care and keep in touch with other members who may not know these details.

Ella

  SCHEDULE FOR BBO TOURNAMENTS DURING SECOND LOCKDOWN
  At this stage we hope the lockdown will be only a short time but just in case it is not:
  
 Mondays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Tuesdays   No daytime session, but 27 boards at 7:00 pm
 Wednesdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Thursdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Fridays   27 Boards at 1:00 pm, but no evening session
 Saturdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Sundays   No daytime session, but 27 boards at 7:00 pm (The only session with IMP scoring)

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 5 August 2020

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Number One

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  We did it

  We knocked the bugger off

  Thanks so much for your support

  Listening to the Bridge Zone

  Our leader, Mr Chairman - Alan Morris is thrilled

  Alan will be joining us next week

  Bridge Zone Podcast Hits

  11,949, for the month of July 2020

Aggressive v Passive Leads

  Super spreadsheet man
 



   The latest Bridge hero ,

         Well done Brad, amazing stuff

   Judge Julie rules on 2 questions this week

         Unintended bids, mistakes

         Auction explanations – who does what?

  Aggressive v Passive Leads
 





  Ace ask

  King ask

  Aggressive v Passive Leads
 





  Who, what, when, how and why

  Bridge mentors - Barry found some tips

  Congress numbers - Get your entries in

                                         Pre registrations numbers are encouraging

  Interprovincials - selections are looming

  Thanks for clicking on the Bridge Zone
  Celebrate with us by flicking us an email
  See you at the tables

Barry, Mereana, and Judge Judy


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 29 July 2020

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North Island - New Zealand

  National Congress


  We talk about the changes of the programme





North Island - New Zealand




  Accommodation is being found in Cambridge






North Island - New Zealand

  Anyone want a chef’s job


  We can refer you






Larry Cohen

  Our last segment with Larry Cohen is aired

  Fantastic of him to give us his valuable time

  Check out his website - Bridge with Larry Cohen

Judge Julie








Judge Julie talks about psychs

  That hurt my heart!!!

Aussie v Kiwis







  Mereana coughed up an apology over the weekend

  Glares at the table

  How do you dig yourselves out of the trenches when things are going South

  Results

  Matamata Open and Christchurch Teams

Happy Bridge everyone

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 )

National Congress 2020

After a little bit of the on again / off again action both the location and time of NZ's National Bridge Congress has been confirmed. For the 35th Congress in 2020 it comes with a new venue of the Sir Don Rowlands Event Centre which is located in the grounds of the Karapiro Domain

Don Rowlands Centre - home of 2020 Congress

This year with potentially fewer competitors and very likely without all those competitive Australians helping you leave early it could be your year for a best ever finish !
Congress this year runs from Saturday 26th September to Saturday 3rd October and introduces a new feature of no night bridge emulating the format followed at the "Gold Coast" Congress. This years programme for Congress can be found here

Lake Karapiro and Domain







For all those local Waikato & Bay of Plenty players who have never been to Congress this is your year - less crowded with anticipated lower numbers this year and possibly it's the end of an era for Congress being held in this part of the country
Travel may also turn out to be a winner for "us locals" as with all the disruptions Covid-19 has brought to New Zealand and the world will the organisers listen to those murmuring just under the surface and relocate to one of the main centers in the future......

Hamilton Success

Members of the Hamilton Club enjoyed considerable success Saturday at the Rotorua Xmas Tournament. This success came in a very large field of 78 pairs with the Hamilton Club filling first, second & 4th places!

1st   Yuzhong Chen and Gary Foidl

2nd   Liz Fisher and Sam Simpson

4th   Ella Gray and Dallas Dagg

The previous weekend in Dunedin Mark Thomson and Jeffrey Chang were in the Waikato Bays team that finished 2nd in the Intermediate section of the National Inter-provincial Teams competition.

A very successful fortnight for our Club

Eileen Brunt

The Club sadly notes the passing of our member Eileen Brunt.
Long time Club member Eileen, who played regularly several times each week at the Club, passed away Saturday. The club extends our sympathy to Eileen's friends and family.

A service will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, 49 Seddon Road, Hamilton on Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 2.30pm.

Mike Barton

After a long illness Hamilton Bridge Club member Mike Barton has today ( Tuesday ) passed away

The Club expresses its sympathy to fellow Club member Cherie Barton ( Cherie Aston ) and to members of both families.

Mike's Funeral will take place Monday 5 December at 1pm at Simply Cremations , 388 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 22 July 2020


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Real men wear pink







  What is the link between Bridge and Ballet?



A road trip






  New Plymouth features in a Road Trip

  Whitebait fritters anyone ?
  3 in a car traveling across the motu
  North Shore to Hamilton to New Plymouth, onto Whanganui and back to Auckland


The Percent Symbol


  Tip of the week – it’s all about percentages

  Our guest interview this week is Bridge Expert …..

OMG







   We share the first portion of his chat with the Bridge Zone

   Larry will be joining us over the next few weeks talking about his Bridge life
   Hear how COVID 19 is impacting Larry and general Bridge in the USA
   I love his accent, don’t you?
   Great segment – enjoy listeners

Results

      Hamilton 5A Open teams
      Hamilton 3A Restricted Teams
      Whanganui Swiss Pairs
      North Shore Restricted Pairs

Poker Face
Judge Julie rules on when a card is played ……


  Wonderful to see you at the tables again listeners
  Catch you next week


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THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

NZ Congress 2020 - updated


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URGENT MESSAGE - National Congress 2020

On Thursday 25 June the Management of the Distinction Hotel Hamilton advised New Zealand Bridge that they would not be honouring our booking for the 2020 National Congress. The venue is to be used as a quarantine facility for returning Kiwis until at least January 2021.

We will over the next 10 days look at options to relocate the Congress. This if at all possible, may be at a different time, and is likely not be in Hamilton.

At this point we ask that you hold off making any travel and accommodation bookings. Please don’t make any online entries or payments.

We are exceedingly disappointed with this situation and will do our absolute best to find a workable alternative for 2020.

Alister Stuck
National Secretary, New Zealand Bridge

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