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2019 NZ Bridge Congress - Days 4-6

Day 4 of the Congress was the NZ Open Teams qualifying & the Restricted Open Teams with a total of 116 teams taking part. The top 16 Open teams qualify for the second day's play. Liz and Blair Fisher & teammates qualified in 8th place but didn't manage to get to the quarter finals. Still it was a great effort. Day 5 was other team events and day 6 the pairs events.

Event Placing / Hamilton Members
NZ Restricted Open Teams 2nd / Catherine Glyde 4th / Diane Emms 6th / Kevin Whyte
Senior Teams 2nd / Ian Clayton 9th / Richard Fletcher
Intermediate Teams 2nd / Kay Dixon 3rd / Leanne Curry, Megan Jolly
Multiple Teams 8th / Jenna Gibbons
Senior Pairs 3rd / Michael Neels, Ella Gray
Same Sex Pairs 5th / Graham Stern, Alan Parkes
Mixed Pairs 6th / Jo and Sam Simpson
Junior Pairs 8th / Mike Everard, Jo Millington

2018 NZ Bridge National Congress - Final wrap-up (Days 5...end)

Congress has finished for another year and in the final few days once again Hamilton players featured in the results. More results for Hamilton club members who finished in the top 10 in their events (with special congratulations to Mark and Jeffrey!)

Event Result
Same Sex Pairs: 6th - Dan Lulu (with John McIntosh)
10th - Graham Stern & Alan Parkes
NZ Seniors Teams: 2nd - Ian Clayton & Teammates
4th - Rodney Harris, Lucie Armstrong & Teammates
7th - Malcolm Smith & Teammates
10th - Tim Healy, Helen Healy & Teammates
Point a Board Teams: 7th - Yuzhong Chen & Teammates
10th - Liz Fisher, Blair Fisher & Teammates
Open Swiss Pairs: 8th - Jenny Millington & Barry Jones
Restricted Swiss Pairs: 1st - Mark Thomson & Jeffrey Chang
6th - Diane Emms & Jane Stearns


National Congress has finished and after 8 days of intense competition, Hamilton players are to be congratulated on their success:

Youth Teams: 1st Blair Fisher & team

NZ Restricted Pairs: 1st Michael Neels & partner

Novice Pairs: 1st N-S and 2nd overall Carissa Oliver & Karen Harper
3rd E-W Donna Prentice & Jane Muggeridge
Back to the Future Teams: 1st Ian Clayton & team

Intermediate Teams: 3rd Nigel Gresson, Mark Thomson, Jeffrey Chang & Phil Thompson
           5th Mereana Cullen & team

Senior Teams: 1st Ian Clayton & team

Point a Board Teams: 1st Blair & Liz Fisher & team
           4th Jenny Millington, Barry Jones & team

Intermediate Pairs: 6th Mark Thomson & Jeffrey Chang

Same Sex Pairs: 4th Graham Stern & Alan Parkes

Int. Swiss Pairs: 1st Mark Thomson & Jeffrey Chang
    3rd Kim Thompson & Cathy Nolen

Congratulations to you all! (Any other successes omitted are unintentional)

Our successful Intermediate Swiss Pairs

Intermediate Pairs

Once again Hamilton has hosted a successful tournament – this time the Open/Intermediate tournament on Saturday 22 August.
Our club was fortunate to be sponsored for the tournament by Heartland Bank, whose contribution and attendance was greatly appreciated.
28 pairs contested the Open section, while a further 20 pairs took part in the Intermediate competition. We were pleased to host a good number of members of other clubs who enjoyed our Hamilton hospitality

The Open section top 3 was almost a clean sweep for the Auckland region with Carol Richardson and Richard Solomon 1st, Patrick Carter and Grant Jarvis 2nd and Steve Boughey and our own Karen Harris 3rd

The Intermediate section winners were Graham Saunders and John Little from the Waikato club, with Kay Wright from Tauranga and Kim Grounds of Cambridge taking 2nd place and our own Elaine Rayner and Bea Hovens in 3rd

Congratulations to all these pairs!

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