Level 2 Lock-down - Saturday 6th March update

The Government yesterday announced the Level 2 lock-down currently in effect for New Zealand excluding Auckland will end at 6.00am on Sunday 7th March

With this change back in Hamilton to Lock-down Level 1 all bridge played at the Club will again use the Club's current "normal" rules - masks are optional, kitchen is open etc..... This will apply to all bridge played at the Club from Monday 8th March

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

2021 Bridge Lessons - more is better........

Bridge lessons for 2021 start shortly on the 16th and 19th and there has been a good response to the advertising, flyers etc. but even more beginners would be better.
The Club - which is all of us - really needs the lessons to be successful so we can keep the Club running as it does now! In a typical year our membership falls by around 10%, so without lessons and the resulting new members our current membership of approx. 270 is going to in time become a lot smaller with the remaining membership looking sad due to their "subs" becoming unaffordable.

So that the Club will survive for a long time into the future our membership needs to grow so encourage your family, friends, work colleagues etc. to come along to the next lessons session ( if they can't make the first sessions of lessons then the following week while not opportune will be okay )

Ella Gray & Mereana Cullen are running the lessons this year - further info on the lessons and contact details can be found here

To help the "sales job" along a nice little piece from a previous Hamilton Press talking to Barry & Jenny on bridge can be found here - show it to friends and family to hopefully interest them.....

Level 2 Lock-down - February thru March 2021

The Hamilton Bridge Club has returned to Level 2 Lock-down. The Government last night announced a week long Level 2 lock-down for New Zealand excluding Auckland which is now at Level 3.

NZ bridge has previously advised that Bridge clubs can play at Lock-down Level 2 if they choose with certain safety standards.

The Club is continuing with these rules that applied during the last Level 2 Lock-down in in early February 2020 and these will be in effect for the next seven days - Sunday 28th thru the end of Saturday 6th March

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

Face masks - Many members have their own face masks and if you do please bring them should you decide to play. The club however does have a limited number of disposal ones available and will seek more tomorrow

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 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 Lock-down Level 1

There will be further communication from us on the club website after the next Government announcement that changes the current status

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 February 2021

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

At the pond with Kermit

Kermit in the pond

   Plonk, the beach and Congress
 

Email winner announced

 

Book competition

   Gaining the mental edge at Bridge
   The book heads off to Invercargill
 

Judge Julie style=

Judge Julie rules

 

Taranaki Congress is fast arriving

   Who is practising or it practise really needed
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Barry talks about preference

 
 
Listen to THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Change in WAP Venue

Promo for the 2021 Waikato Area Pairs

Level 2 Lock-down - February 2021

The Government tonight announced a 3 day Level 2 lock-down for New Zealand excluding Auckland which is now at Level 3.

NZ bridge has previously advised that Bridge clubs can play at Lock-down Level 2 if they choose with certain safety standards.

The Club has decided these rules that applied then during the last Level 2 Lock-down in September 2020 will again apply and will be in effect for the next three days - Monday 15th thru the end of Wednesday 17th

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

Face masks - Many members have their own face masks and if you do please bring them should you decide to play. The club however does have a limited number of disposal ones available and will seek more tomorrow

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 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 Lock-down Level 1

There will be further communication from us on the club website after the next Government announcement that changes the current status

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

Kay Dixon

A photo of the late Kay DixonThe Hamilton Bridge Club sadly notes the passing of Kay Dixon yesterday, February 9. Kay was a long-standing regular player at both Hamilton and Cambridge along with tournaments in the region. Kay unfortunately passed away after the surprise discovery of an unfortunate condition and the resulting short final illness. Kay was a member of Clubs in the greater Hamilton area since 2007 with her second club currently Cambridge. Kay very much enjoyed her bridge believing the playing experience was far more important than the place that resulted from the day's play - a quick look at her on-line playing history will show this.

We extend our sympathy to Kay's family, friends and members of the Hamilton and Cambridge Clubs who played with and knew Kay.

WAP's for 2021

Promo for the 2021 Waikato Area Pairs

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 10 February 2021

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves
 

Results

   Waitangi Pairs – Auckland
   Franklin Swiss – Pukekohe
 

Shower Witch over Plonk
   Well I never…

Te Reo

Picks

   South Island Teams
   Barry is too chicken to make a selection
 

Judge Julie

   Disruptions
   Vacant Spaces
   Helping Others
 
Te Reo
 

New Partnerships

   Ace Asking
   Quantitative Bids
 

New Email

   We share the entries
   Which one do you like?
 

Book Competition

Te Reo
   We announce our question
   Do you have the answer?
   Two weeks is the deadline
   Get your entry in
 
   The book is personally signed and a wee note added by Kim
   Kindly donated by NZ Bridge
 

At the pond with Kermit

Kermit in the pond

 
 
Listen to THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Monday night bridge dates in the programme book

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament

Sorry folks - we got a few dates wrong !

To all you sharp eyed members out there you will have noticed the dates for Monday Night Bridge in February don't match those in the 2021 calendar !

So sorry for the confusion but to make it clear Monday Bridge is on Mondays for the month of February and not a different day in the week as the programme book would suggest

Monday Night Bridge for February - 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

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