The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 7 October 2020

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Pianos and Barry

Any Excuse to play Bridge

Te Reo
 

Congress Gatekeeper talks it up about the Congress venue for the next 3 years

Over-leading verses Under-leading

Reverse Dummy

Somethings to think about or ……not
 

Judge Julie is away this week

Patrick joins us on The Bridge Zone

Thanks Bailiff

Medicine Cabinet
 

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Honeymooners hit the Matamata Open 3A

Honeymooners at Matamata

Andrew Robson
 
Sorry, we talked too long
Just a tit-bit today – lots more next week

Andrew Robson

Good luck if you’re playing Bridge this week

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 30 September 2020

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Results – wahoo we have some !
          Invercargill
          New Plymouth
          Tauranga
          Cambridge

COVID  May have meant visitors still came up to this part of the motu
          Some messy moments in Waikato Bays Region
          Got some info from the Chair – Allan Morris
          What the word – tell me what’s happening
          Consider, ugly and social media activity

Directors Chair

Judge Julie
        Tournament entries and conditions, what the haps here Julie
        The power of the Director
        The power of the Match Committee
        Both Barry and Judge Julie give Bailiff a wee dig in the ribs
        Poor chap – I had your back Patrick (BBO)
        Idiots…. we’re in trouble
        Other stuff that we wouldn’t think about in this segment

Balancing

   We talk about balancing
   And who has heard of pre-balancing

Andrew Robson

        Shares a personal story about how a wee walk turned into a major event in his life
       Some more in the life of Andrew Robson, we are impressed

No-one wants to join the clan – surely someone out there must have some inkling to join the "Zoners"

Andrew Robson
  
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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 16 September 2020

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Nau mai haere mai ki te wahi arawhata

I tenei kei ti whakanuia

I te wiki o te reo Maori

Te Reo

  New Bridge Regulations

Te Reo
  Judge Julie gives Barry a migraine

  Mereana heads for the medicine cabinet

Medicine Cabinet

  The Boss -Alan Morris and Congress

  We are out – Level 1 is not there for the all kiwis

  Regions get an opportunity to host 5A tournaments over both Congress weekends

  Andrew Robson - up next with The Bridge Zone

The Next Level


  E tautoko ana tenei whakaaturanga mai te arawhata o Aotearoa


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Bridge Restarting

NZ bridge has advised that Bridge clubs can reopen for play at Lockdown Level 2 if they choose with certain safety standards. Several clubs in our region and many in other parts of the country have re-opened or are preparing to reopen next week

Your committee has discussed the way forward for our club with the decision being made to reopen the club starting this coming Monday of next week - 14 September, with sessions on Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Friday morning

Obviously, it is an individual decision whether you wish to play in Level 2 and the committee understands that

At the current Level 2 our safety precautions are the following:
•    If you come to bridge you must be well and have no symptoms of any illness
•   The use of face masks is mandatory. The club has a limited number of disposal ones available
•   The kitchen will be closed
•   You bring your own pen that travels with you
•   Only South will handle the Bridge Mate. East will verbally agree to the score

If we find that insufficient numbers decide to play at the current Level 2, we will close again until Lockdown Level 1

There will be further communication from us on the club website after the next Government announcements

Ella - on behalf of the committee

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 9 September 2020

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Twits, twats and twots
Got an issue – see the Appeals Advisor

Covid Virus

♠ CONGRESS
♠ fingers crossed
♠ Stay positive peeps

  Judge Julie talks

♣ Directors
♣ Qualification criteria
♣ Age and golf scores

Goofy

  Questions on

♥ planning for make tricks
♥ percentages

New Life Members

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

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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


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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 26 August 2020

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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


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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 19 August 2020


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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


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