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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 4 March 2020

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Kiwi







Gold Coast Congress Round Up

     280 New Zealander’s did very well across the ditch

     Kiwis fight out the Open Teams Final

     It was a nail biter….
Kiwi







Judge Julie speaks....
     Opening Leads

     Kibbitzing

Prizes

     What is the most unusual prize you have won ever

Taranaki Congress

     It’s like pick’n’mix

     Too much choice

     Can you pick the top 3……

Bridge – Midnight Madness Tournaments

     Will they get off the ground

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 26 February 2020

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Gold Coast Congress

     a smaller scale of the Aussie Tennis Open is watched

     Barry shares some results

     How many kiwis are there………

Kiwi






Judge Julie speaks.... Cards for Africa

laurie Kelso


   Laurie Kelso




   Barry chats to Laurie Kelso

        Australian Bridge National Events Co-ordinator with Matthew McManus
        Chief Director - Victorian Bridge
        World Bridge Federation Connected

   Tim Runting

        Gold Coast Congress Convenor
        He is well recognised for his Chess abilities too

Off the Mark








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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 19 February 2020

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High Fives


   "Keep Bridge Alive" Pro Am Tournament starts Thursday (UK time) in London

   Click here to read the earlier Bridge Zone episode on the Tournament


Keep Bridge Alive Pro Am - we speak with Dr Samantha Punch from Scotland

Judge Julie speaks....

Results

     National Swiss Pairs from Christchurch    Winners – Peter Newell and Martin Reid
    
     Auckland Bridge's Bell Taylor Pairs    Bell Salver (men ) Winners – John Wang , June Lei
                                                              Taylor Salver (women) Winners – Bev Henton , Frances Ball
    

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Bridge - "The Ultimate Card Game"

Come March, the Club will again run lessons for those who want to learn to play bridge or those who would like to repeat the lessons.
This year Mark Thomson will be organising the lessons running Tuesday evening and Friday morning - contact him at the phone number in the programme book or email him at markthomson@hotmail.co.nz
Should you have friends, family, work mates etc. who may be interested in learning bridge there is further information here on our website, in the local free Hamilton newspapers, flyers available to be distributed and even a movie on the Club's Facebook page
It is important we all go out and seek these beginners and possible members of our Club as failure to keep our membership numbers up will make the game we all enjoy more expensive !!!

Download or view - 2020 Lessons Flyer ( click here )
View the lessons information on - Hamilton Club Facebook ( click here )
Read the web page - Hamilton Bridge Website Lessons page ( click here )
Secret Club Movie
( Click above to play the movie )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 12 February 2020

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  It’s a numbers show today
  Who would have thought that we talk numbers so often

Numbers










Rotorua Teams

Grand slams for Africa at Rotorua – wow – plenty to be had there

     Winners    - Malcolm Smith, Karen Harris, Evelyn Hurley, Kathy Yule
    
     Handicap Winners    - John Driscoll, Rona Driscoll, Heini Lux, Alan Dick

    
Forcing Bids

      Barry yaks about these - it should be so simple
      
      Game force is game force
      Support with support

Gold Coast Congress

      Another excellent Congress to go to
      We have reached out to Tim Runting – the Convenor
      Hope to get an update with what’s happening over there
      The Corona virus – we wonder what if any impact it may have on the event
Gold Coast Life Saver







Waihi All Grades March 14th

      Get your entry in
      1st cab off the rank for the new Restricted League
      

Team Mates Announced for the Mixed Teams going to Italy

      Welcome - Sam and Jo Simpson
      What’s the cost per person? – we had a quick tally up
      Book in your seats…
Shipping Crates








Post card from Scotland

      We have an update from Sam Punch
      Keep Bridge Alive Pro Am is next weekend in London
      

Judge Julie

      Here’s looking at you darling…
      Apple pie
      
Eyes......







Tip of the week

      At the 5 level - no wrinkles here
      

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Success for Hamiton Bridge Club members - they are off to Italy!

Bridge winners

1st place -    Jenny Millington and Barry Jones (and teammates)
2nd place -   Liz and Blair Fisher with ex club members Sam and Jo Simpson

The trials for the NZ Mixed Teams were held over the weekend in Christchurch with four Hamilton club members rising to the top of a very strong field. Jenny and Barry will be representing New Zealand at the World Bridge Championships in Salsamaggiore (try to pronounce that) in August as another pair is to be chosen to make up a 6 person team, who knows, maybe Liz and Blair will be joining them

Updated Thursday 6th - NZ Bridge has announced that Blair & Liz have missed out being selected with the last two places going to ex Club members Jo & Sam Simpson       Read the the NZ Bridge story here"

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 5 February 2020

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Team Carter did it – they are off to Pizza land in August

Mr Bean




  




   I chat with Barry and Judge Julie about the weekend’s tournament, the entry criteria, potential costs,
   how do they select the remaining pair that joins the team

   There is an awful lot that goes on behind the scenes

   Thanks to Christchurch Bridge who hosted the event, they got a thumbs up for their hospitality

   An appreciation shout out to all the participants who competed in great spirit

Wine in Italy


  

  Jenny and Julie will be tasting some beautiful Italian medicine and coffee

 



Lesson season is about to start

   Tutor Sally Whittaker fills us in with what the Te Awamutu Bridge Club plans are for 2020

   And she also shares her personal agenda for this year

Bridge Teacher




  




   Kelly Peirce Teams at Rotorua this weekend

   Heading that way people – good luck to you all

   We’ll see you there

Rotorua Gyser




  




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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 29 January 2020

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High Fives


  Barry dodged a bullet at Tauranga Teams
  We left him shaking in his boots






Tauranga Mini Congress Results

     Waikato Bays Prov. Pairs    Winners – Alister Stuck and Charles Kerr
    
     Mini Congress Restricted    Winners – Diane Rodger, Lyn Bailie
    
     Mini Congress Teams ;   Winners - Pamela Nisbet, Owen Camp, Anisia Shami, Debbie Hyatt
    
     Mini Congress Teams – Plate    Winners – Dave Dolbel, Denis Humphries, Kate Davies, John Patterson
    
     Mini Congress Consolation Pairs    Winners - Marion Kelly and Norm Silcock
    

Christchurch – Mixed Team Trials

      5 teams are trilling for NZ Mixed teams
      How do you make your own luck?
      Barry has a tip
      Good luck to everyone heading down
    

Tip of the week from the Book of the month
     Winning NT leads

A Decree is issued


  Restricted Grade and Handicap Systems
   We get the go ahead to make an Announcement



A purple pot







The 1st three Grand Masters in NZ
     Heard the names
        Saw the picture
        2 of them were at Tauranga over the weekend
        Fantastic
    

Stupid Questions.....


  Stupid Questions


   That’s rich isn’t it?



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Looking for a "Club Captain"

Looking for a Club Captain

Looking for a challenge ?

The Club is looking for a Club Captain for the coming bridge year. The position is an interface between the Club's Committee and its members with the aim of fostering a "Club Spirit" by promoting such events as Soup & Bun Bridge, quiz night etc... The other area the Club Captain is to focus on is promotion of tournaments to our Intermediate & Junior graded members with the aim of getting more of them playing these

If you are interested and would like to know more or apply then talk to our President Ella Gray before February 10th

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 22 January 2020

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World Heating




  Climate Change





  Playing Online

        It’s not like the real thing…is it?

  Tauranga this weekend

        No more bets – all sold out
        They have a full house
        Wonder if The Extremes are putting in cameo appearance


  Canberra Results

        Kiwis clash – The Don vs The Jacobs team

Kiwi eating kiwi fruit
 




         What an exciting battle


  WADA – World Anti Doping Agency

        The 2020 Prohibited List of Banned Pills and Juices are out
         Pickle Juice is safe – it didn’t make the list

  
Cue bids and splinters chats are coming


  Judge Julie
         Asking Asking Asking
         Alerting Alerting Alerting
         No Secrets @ the Bridge table
         When will we ever learn

Man looking
 

  Waitemata 5A - Results

  Can’t find them – we tell you where to look



 
Have a great weekend everybody  

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