The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 6 March 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves               International Publicty for Bridge - Geir Helgemo Geir Helgemo

* Oprah Winfrey – makes it onto the Bridge Zone

* Don’t blink or you will miss it

* Book of the week - Bridge Secrets

* Hutt Bridge Club - Results of the Multi-grade Tournament and a round up by AJ

* International Publicity for Bridge

* North Island Teams – Tauranga Results

* Ware, Wear and Where – what’s in a name?

* Judge Julie and coffee
Coffee !

       * Tip of the week – INT Doubled rears its head again

       * Bridge Zone Racing Channel – Feature Race – Taranaki Congress Teams Event

Want a call – drop us an email – and we will contact you……. It’s that simple

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2019 Subscriptions

Our piggy bank is not bottomless and unfortunately needs an occasional "top up" - the Club has an expensive building to maintain....

Your subs form a large part of the Clubs income and were due at the end of February. There is rather a high percentage of subs still outstanding so if you fit this category can you please pay......


Promoting Bridge @ "The Square"

Bridge @ Chartwell Square
9 members from the club gave a morning and afternoon demonstration of the game at Chartwell Square ahead of this years bridge lessons. Thanks to the morning players Stephen Weir,Janice Wilton,Stephen Baptist and Sonya Roberts and to the afternoon players Mark Thomson,Karen Harper,Shaun Hewitt and Trini Lin.
The day was organised and managed by Karen Thomson who was able to take a number of names and emails of people keen to learn. Lindsay Reid called by to give his support.
A good day all round.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 27 February

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

North Island Teams @ Tauranga this weekend is the feature race on the Bridge Zone Racing Channel
The prize cupboard is open and awaiting a winner!!!
Send in your picks for the Top 2 teams, there are plenty to choose from and don’t forget the roughie

Mereana sticks to her old favorites – who are they? – listen and learn

Zygomatic muscles – yip – you have them

What do they have to do with Bridge, the Pussycats and stress at the table?

Keep Bridge Alive Campaign – roll up, roll up, hear all about it

Samantha Punch and team are spreading the passion about the game

Gold Coast Congress – Barry shares some results including an interesting situation that their team had to deal with…..or not!

Book of the week – he only just bought it last week and has already finished reading it

   Saints and Sinners - by Tim Bourke and David Bird

Bridge Lesson Season – phone a friend to join the pack

Judge Julie – 2 questions today – what is her ruling?

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Didn't we do well !

Have you noticed the "shortage" of Open players & Grand Masters around the Club this last week ?
If you did and wondered where were they had gone the simple answer is the Gold Coast in Queensland playing bridge at the week long Gold Coast Congress. Results in the pairs were hard to come by but in the Teams members of the Club have done very well competing in a field of 212 Teams - you can read about it on this page from NZ Bridge Site

Click here to read about how NZers placed in the Teams

The NZ Bridge site doesn't mention all those from the Club playing - numerous other members are at the Congress and you can check their progress here

Alternatively Click here to see all the action at the Gold Coast Congress

Phone Numbers in the emailed Newsletter

Oops - sorry but some of the numbers in the latest Newsletter emailed last weekend were incorrect due to a publishing error. The numbers in the Newsletter on this web site and those in the printed copies at Club are correct so should you have updated your book with those numbers please re-check them to confirm you have the correct numbers. Once again - sorry

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 20 February 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

My…what a view Broadbeach

Gold Coast Open Pairs Event – how did you go? – a bit too hard to make a pick everyone

I picked 1 pair – the only real pairing I know – Barry Jones and Jenny Millington
And didn’t they do well – qualifying for the Open Pairs A playoffs

We include results from other events as well

Double Dummy – we hear the remainder of the interview with John McAlister

Opening light in 3rd seat – Judge Julie sets us straight

Nau mai haere mai - The Bridge Zone Hikoi begins

Hutt Bridge Club is the inaugural feature this week as we begin our hikoi around Aotearoa. We speak with AJ, chief cook and bottle washer, what’s happening in their neck of the woods
March 3rd – Gee and Hickton sponsored Multigrade Tournament. Who’s he playing with – listen out for it

The Bridge Zone Hikoi is reaching out to any NZ Bridge Club and giving them an opportunity to let fellow Bridgees know a bit more about themselves

How old your club is, up and coming events, any new shinning talents coming thru the ranks, lessons, - the agenda is wide open
Want a call – drop us an email – and we will contact you……. It’s that simple

ABF logo
   Australian Bridge Foundation
   We have an announcement – exciting

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 13 February 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves


John McAlister, produces the Bridge Documentary – Double Dummy and tells us of his ventures at the South Island teams and we offer a teaser of his interview with us

The Bridge Zone Racing Channels reviews the South Island teams and Mereana is famous by association once more, the name WILKINSON – surely that must count for something

The next feature Race is named and we ask for your picks at the Gold Coast Congress

Pinocchio shows up in the studio today and 50 Shades of Grey becomes a regular feature

Peeling back another layer of The Bridge Zone with our new Resident Ruler

..Silent bidding – own the problem – What you talking about Willis!!!

Book of the week – Winning No Trumps Leads by David Bird & Taf Anthias

And we should remind Barry again about his New Year’s Resolution – Think more – COUNT more

Ciao m

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Car Parking Helpers

Help please !Car parking is a big contributor to the Club's funds and the next few months with Super Rugby and the Chiefs playing at home is the time when we make most of that income
We need help for a couple of hours on the nights the Chiefs play to assist with car parking for the spectators.The first night is Friday 15 February from around 5pm till 7pm.

If you can spare the time or need to know more the "sign on" sheet and details are on the notice board in the club rooms. Alternatively get in touch with Bruce Cresswell on the number in the Programme Book

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 6 February 2019

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

We feature National Tournament Director Julie Atkinson

Strong opening 2 clubs ... Julie confirms if there is a HCP

Ethics, breakdowns and newbies at the tables

Under use of Directors - just call them

All games that you play at a competitive level, surely you should know the rules

The Oxford Dictionary and The Bible gets a mention as Book of the Week


South Island teams is the feature race on the Bridge Zone Racing Channel

A favorite has come to light

There has been a late scratching- will this affect your pick

The ring in certainly has form

John McAlister hits NZ as a warm up to the Gold Coast Congress and we get talk to him next week

Tears for Fears make it onto the Bridge Zone

And Barry remembers the email address at last

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