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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 18 December 2019

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Give books as a present


  We share some book titles that could be a good Chrissy presents


  

Barry and the 10 Commandments


  Barry has found a mountain and is sharing 10 Commandments

  



Wellington Christmas Cheer and Huntly Christmas Results

Betting within our Bridge circle – who got the money this weekend?

Buttons and shoes

Judge Julie
     Cell phones at the table
     Summer Bridge – keeping it simple

Will we sing next week ……..

Christmas Carols









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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 27 November 2019

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  Mereana is away in the Mainland this week so no tipbits

  You will need to listen to the episode to see what she has been up to.....





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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 20 November 2019

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ProAm Tournament - February 2020 in London

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  Players who will be part of this special auction include

  Sabine Auken (Germany), Zia Mahmood (USA), David Bakhshi (UK), Dennis Bilde (Denmark),

  Sally Brock (UK), Boye Brogeland (Norway), Tommy Garvey (Ireland), David Gold (UK),

  Barbara Hackett (Germany), Fredrik Helness (Norway), Artur Malinowski (UK),

  Thor Roy Welland (USA), Erik Hoftaniska and many more.

  All top players participating in the main event are available as partners sold by auction



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  You need to solve a variety of problems, make a huge number of decisions and face emotional    ups and downs

  The social aspect of bridge - interacting with your partner and opponents - is also challenging    and rewarding

  It’s a wonderful game

  Live it”

  Boye Brogerland


A patient in an Asylum












"Heat 1 -- This is the magic heat. You play above yourself. You are no longer a bridge player, you're an artist, a poet.
The cards respond to your touch, they fly, they sing, they come alive for you.
In addition, everything, luck included, is going for you. You're invulnerable -- you can't make a mistake.

"Heat 2 -- This is your normal level or standard.
You play as you would expect to: middle of the road.

"Heat 3 -- You wish you'd stayed in bed. You play terribly and out of luck.
Every finesse is wrong, every suit breaks badly.
The opponents play like champions and you lose, with a capital L."

Zia Mahmood


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  Razor-sharp thinking

  Intriguing psychology

  Social powerhouse, complete digital detox

  Just 52 cards.”

  Sabine Auken




* Results from Thames Christmas Party

* Weight for age scores – yeah nah

* Update on a score from Tauranga Club

* We share a high and low score

* Judge Julie talks to us about -
       counting cards
       touching cards
       and who’s a tosser?

* Hopeless hands, what’s the worst hand you have ever had, and we have a great hand to talk about

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 13 November 2019

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* Feedback from Tasmania bridge Club – hosting their own Melbourne Cup Events

* Listener, John Grosvenor, takes out the best male hat competition at Tasmania Bridge Club

Tasmania 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The new Tricks Tournament on you tube – search for it and give us your opinion

* Another fantastic way of spreading the Bridge word to the masses

* Result – National Teams – Nelson

* The weather caused havoc for some returning home – stranded, at an airport
   – sounds like John Travolta singing Sandy

* Inter Provincials coming up – Barry will be the lackey for Waikato

* Christmas tournaments – get in quick

* Deception – another chapter from the book – it must be chapters long

* Judge Julie -
       Tea bags, ladies and kitchenettes
       how talented are they ?

* What’s your score? Age plus highest score for the week
   Can you reach the record………….
 

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 6 November 2019

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A horse race


  Mariana’s pick -     Vow and Declare


  Barry’s pick -      Master of Realty

  Or is it

Dopey



  


  

Learn about how barriers are drawn, hot dog stands, turn of foot, how to pick winners

Melbourne Cup
     Hamilton Bridge Club hosts the Melbourne Cup Bridge Race
     Bruce Cresswell joins us as Track Master for the fun event
     He shares what happened at the Club Tuesday

Zelda Morris and NZ Wide Pairs results

Survival of the fitness – are you a survivor at the table?
Barry is still reading that book, Match Point Bridge by HW Kelsey

Judge Julie -
             non forcing and forcing bids – what’s alertable?
             And what do you do if your unhappy with Directors ruling

Hi to Australian friends, Hugh Grosvenor from Tasmania and Tim Runting – Gold Coast Congress Convenor

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 30 October 2019

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NZ Wide Pairs - Get your entries in to a club near you


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  Thanks to Babich Wines for their continued support


  



A patient in an Asylum


  Judge Julie talks about psych bids


  


Mike Neels continues his talks

A purple pot


  Bob Fearn - Hello Club



  

Counselling


  Is there a counsellor in the house?


  



Results
     Hamilton Congress
       Matua Jones and Mike Curry take out the Swiss Pairs
       Mike makes it a 2peat – 2018 and 2019
    
     Otago Congress
       Brad Johnstone and Matt Blakeley win the Open Pairs
       We share the results of the teams and Intermediate events as well


What about splinters and ace asking with a void…

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Labour Weekend Congress for 2019

Saturday the Hamilton Club hosted both the Intermediate Pairs and Hamilton Congress Pairs events with Geo Tislevoll & Grant Jarvis ( Akarana & Franklin ) heading home a small field of 28 pairs to take out the Congress Pairs event

Intermediate Pairs In the Intermediate Pairs Duncan White & Kevin Johns from the Waikato Club came out the winners over Adrienne Donald & Nita Knight from Thames

On Monday the Swiss Pairs was won by Barry Jones and Michael Curry from Hamilton. The Don team comprising Michael Courtney, Rose Don, Jo and Sam Simpson took out the Waikato-Bays Provincial Teams final.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 23 October 2019

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* Nigel Gresson interviews Malcolm Smith – National Recorder
   
National Recorder
  
     We learn about the role of the Recorders
 
 
 

* Barry has read a chapter of his old yet new book, Match Point Bridge – by HW Kelsey     


  
     Yoga mats may well come into fashion at Bridge session - hmmm
 


  
     Rona Driscoll joins us
 

X men
   X Men - X Women – X Club and X Grades –
   Mike Neels spreads more news on this wonderful freebie




* News on Open Restricted tournaments, retiring from Directing and Mereana’ annual trek to Taupo on the weekend

* No coffee was split and we got a podium

* Tournaments coming up Otago and Hamilton Congress over the long weekends

See you at the tables

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2019 AGM Date Change

The date of this years AGM has been brought forward to Sunday 17th November

This change in the date has been made as our President is part of the Waikato Bays Team for the Inter-provincials held this year in Christchurch on the old AGM date

The format of the day will not change with the AGM at 2pm followed by a session of "fun" bridge before Christmas Dinner concluding the evening - more details to follow shortly

Jewel Cresswell

The Club sadly notes the passing of our very long time member Jewel Cresswell

Jewel, a Life Member at the Club since 2002, passed away earlier in the week

We extend our sympathy to her son Bruce and Jewel's family and friends

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