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Nominations for Life Membership

The Club Constitution states that recommendations for Life Membership to the Hamilton Bridge Club can only be made by the Committee and must be voted on at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee has adopted a procedure for nominations for Life Membership to the Club. The guidelines for this procedure are available from the Secretary. Any financial member can nominate a member for Life Membership. This nomination must be submitted to the Committee for consideration and, if approved, the recommendation will be made at the Annual General Meeting.
If any member intends to make a nomination for the Committee to consider, obtain a copy of the guidelines and register your interest with the Secretary - this interest will remain confidential and will avoid multiple members researching information regarding the same person.

Ella Gray
President

Covid update

Image of Covid VirusThe Committee has discussed the latest Government announcement leaving us at Level 2 and has made the decision that the club will remain closed for play. We understand members are keen to recommence club play, but with this dreadful virus in and around the Hamilton area, we have concluded the need to be mindful of our member's health is paramount.

The committee does review the status of play at the Club after both Government and NZ Bridge announcements and we will restart regular bridge as soon as conditions and recommendations suggest all is safe to allow bridge to restart

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 2 September 2020

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

This week's show includes:

Covid Virus

♠ Wear a mask – help the country
♠ Aucklander’s – behave yourself
♠ We know some most definitely will and some most definitely won’t
♠ Love the ones that are doing the right thing

Bookee

♣ Congress – step right up
♣ Place your bets
♣ Is CONGRESS on or not?
♣ September 11th is the plug day
♣ Can we hold it without the Auckland players?
♣ Watch this space…..

Face Cream

♥ Smother your face with this stuff
♥ Barry has a formula to prevent wrinkles
♥ Listen and learn peeps

Questions

♦ And I ask lots of questions today and Barry makes a confession
♦ Lazybones Jones
♦ Catch you next week


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 26 August 2020

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Included this week:

Blood on the floor

that’s what you get when you double and double well

Blood on the floor

Do the maths

Do the maths

When partner doubles opps 1NT
Get those telephone numbers

Judge Julie

We have a heavy discussion about level 3 and level 2 lockdowns
Some Bridge Clubs are playing
South Island Pairs – we tackle this event

Andrew ROBSON – our next International Guest

Andrew ROBSON

Got a question for him
Send it in so we can put our agenda together for him

Kia Ora Kotou to our listeners at Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highlands
Nice to hear from you and welcome to The Bridge Zone clan

Kyle of Lochalsh

Old Trout Syndrome – any ideas – perhaps you are one or know of one
Sorry about the double up in some of the content on today’s show
It won’t happen again

Stay safe and make that mask


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 19 August 2020


Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Undies Undies
Togs Togs
Parachutes…………

Snow
Mountains

  We make face masks out of scarves, headbands, socks and undies

  Join Judge Julie online for BBO fun if you are just out of the lessons

  It’s a normal session with support on hand to help with bidding

  No pressure with generous time limits

  Judge Julie shares her secret life away from Bridge

  No secrets at the Bridge table today

A spa salon







  The Bugger word is reborn, loved those Toyota ads

  Barry’s shares his other speciality as well – mooooo

  It’s all fun today

A spa salon











  Tournaments are being cancelled left right and centre

  We are holding our breaths that Congress will go ahead

  Barry catches up with Richard the Gatekeeper

  Nigella sneaks back into the Bridge Zone

  We shout out to him, he beat Mereana by 1 spot Monday night

  Inter - Provincial teams have been named – we shout out the Waikato Bays lot

  Still waiting on Auckland – possibly the Top of the South

  Heading off to Wellington

  Our team has some great looking shirts

  Tip of the week Politics, Trumps, Overcalls and Shape

Poker Face
 

COVID discussion and blah blah blah


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 )

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

Man using megaphone






  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

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

    

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 !

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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......

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