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Update your mobile phone number for 2020

Cell Phone numbers please !
The 2020 programme book is now being prepared. This year we would like to add as many mobile phone numbers as possible to the book - it makes the task a little less difficult for our partner stewards as they can text groups when looking for a partner for you......
A list of all members’ details is on a table in the main club-room. Please take the time to check your phone number and confirm it is correct and add or change the details, or if you are not playing bridge at the moment let the bridge club secretary know of any change needed.

NZ Bridge Congress 2019 - Days 6 & 7

The evening of Day 6 and all of Day 7 were reserved for the Swiss Pairs - Open ( 132 pairs ) , Restricted ( 56 pairs ) and Intermediate ( 70 pairs )
This event bought Congress for 2019 to a close

Event Placing / Hamilton Members
NZ Open Swiss 7th N-S / Jo Simpson & Sam Simpson 14th N-S / Blair & Liz Fisher
6th E-W / Barry Jones & Jenny Millington 9th E-W / Yuzhong Chen
 
Restricted Swiss 20th / Cathy Nolen & Karen Thomson
 
Intermediate Swiss 14th / Terry Wells & Ranjith Cooray 22nd / Leanne Curry & Megan Jolly

Congress 2019 - Days 1...3

Over 700 players are currently in Hamilton taking part in the 2019 NZ Bridge Congress. The Congress attracts the best players from around New Zealand along with about 80 players from Australia this year. It is being held at the Distinction Hotel in Te Rapa.
150 pairs played in the New Zealand Pairs while 92 teams are currently playing in the NZ Teams.

Hamilton members' results to date - these Hamilton club members have finished in the top 10 in their events so far (top 20 for Premier events, top 5 for Novices)-

Event Result
Rubber Bridge: 1st - Sam & Jo Simpson
NZ Restricted Open Pairs: 7th - Kevin Whyte (partner Jan Spaans)
Novice Pairs: 4th - Jo Millington & Mike Everard
NZ Pairs: 17th - Jenna Gibbons (partner Julian Foster)
Matchpoint Swiss Pairs: 6th - Michael Curry (partner Ant Hopkins)
8th - Liz Fisher & Karen Harris

TWITs 2020

FOR ALL Twits PLAYERS - current and future

We noticed there weren't as many teams taking part in the Waikato Interclub Teams (TWITs) this year and some feedback provided was that Friday evening was not great timing for some, for various reasons ie finished too late for a Friday night (end of week) or interfered with Saturday tournament participation etc. Can you please let us know whether you and/or your friends or team-mates would prefer to play next year if TWITS was to be held in Hamilton on:

1) Friday evening 7-10 pm

2) Sunday afternoon 2-5 pm

3) Sunday afternoon 1-4 pm

4) Doesn't matter, happy with any of these options

Directors will be asking for feedback the week after next. Please don’t vote on more than one night.

Ella

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 Septmeber 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Mugs away - at Congress

Coffee Cup


  Send us in an email to win a reusable cup


  Savings are to be made at Congress for the Barista Coffee drinkers

Venice Cup


  Richard Solomon gives us the final countdown


  

Judge Julie

China
     World Champs
     Datum's
     Transnational Teams Event

Congress
     Open Pairs
     Restricted Open Teams

Ta Dah !!!

We make some predictions
Have a guess – again, the Bridge Zone Prize Draw Cupboard is open for each section




Gentle reminder people - Have an awesome Congress

You don’t know what you’re missing, if you not there

Playing Bridge until your eyes go wonky – what could be better ……

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 18 September 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

We are in China attempting to collect silverware

Check out the NZ Bridge Web Site to keep up with the play - Results so far for NZ and Aussie

These are what we are competing for -

Bermuda Bowl


  Open Men’s - Bermuda Bowl


  

Venice Cup


  Open Women - Venice Cup


  

d'Orsi Trophy


  Seniors - d’Orsi Trophy


  

Under Alias


  Mixed - "under alias"


  

Ta Dah !!!


  Judge Julie is back....


  

Smacked hand again – be warned this could self-destruct in 5 seconds

Congress could be fun or annoying for some

Don’t blame me…… yeah nah - yeah right

New additions to the Silver and Grand master ranks

Results
     Rotorua Restricted
     Matamata Intermediate
     Howick 3A

 Tips and a Book of the week from Barry  


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THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 11 September 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Te Reo


  Ki te tautoko te wiki o te reo maori


  Supporting Maori Language Week




 

  Richard Solomon shares his workload heading into the National Congress





     Late entries are possible and do happen
     Numbers are looking good
     Traditions – Do you have any when heading into big events?
     Boards, boards and more boards, editor in chief, chairs and tables, the disco returns
     International presence – Is the Worlds in China having any effect on Congress?
     Inaugural events in 2019, main sponsors, baking, Judge Julie, Homer Award
     Match making – the ups and downs of this duty


 

  Any tips for new players ?
  We share a new Bridge Players blues……

      
  



 

  Do you have any targets, what’s your incentive – food or money or simply points ?

      
      
 


Barry shares a story for one of his bets

 Waiata – Hoki Mai   

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 )

Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs

On Saturday Hamilton hosted the Rymans Healthcare Sponsored WBays 10A Swiss Pairs with 48 pairs taking part - 7 rounds later we had our winners......

 
 

In conjunction with hosting the Swiss Pairs the Hamilton Club ran the Hamilton Junior Pairs with 18 pairs playing two sessions....





















Hamilton Novice Pairs
A small field of keen Novice players completed in a single session alongside the second session of the Junior Pairs competition. Tied for first place were Finn Birnie-Selwyn & Beverly Birnie and Hugh Barton & Alyson Mackey

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 4 September 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

Congress
Congress is coming.......
     Get your entries in, come to Hamilton, we’ll see you there
     Email us with your thoughts on your form heading in Congress
     How do you prepare?
     Mereana is billeting Leon, a junior player from Christchurch


 

  Results

      
  Auckland- National Pairs, Napier Teams, Levin Swiss, Ashburton

      
 
 

Hero to Zero – Roller coaster rides – highs and lows happen to everyone

Championship Pairs at the Hamilton Club
     Table numbers
     Length of the competition
     We talk about the event – are our members losing interest?

Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs – Junior and Novice Tournament – Great numbers have entered for this Saturday


 

  The Verhaegh Vase

      
  Secret practice prior to Congress for Mereana
  Who take the Vase….

      
 

  ABF Newsletter

      
   Have a read – we give you some tidbits
   They name their Junior Test team to take on NZ at Congress
   Online Bridge – does it affect Clubs?
   How long do you play online?
      
 
 
 

BBO – General chit chat

* Judge Julie rules - Some curly questions this week
         Stuck cards
         Confession – if you revoke
         Dummy – what’s your job?

 
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 )

2019 Entertainment Books help boost Club funds

Sales are complete for this year but again we thank all members who supported the club by buying the Entertainment Book. Buy purchasing via the Club the club yielded a profit of close to $400. Many thanks again to Judith Brooks for organising this for us. Judith asks that anyone who decides to buy an addition one please talk to Judith on 852 5644 first

Thanks

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