The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 16 January 2019

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The end has been PUNCHED thru - we close off our conversation with Samantha
Postcard from Scotland will return in February

Tournament Directors are discussed – Is there gender and/or age inequality issues here?

We announce our next guest on the Bridge Zone

Book 3 this year – Bridge, Zia and Me by Michael Rosenburg

We found a comment from Bob Hamman that may amuse some players

Lessons and what/how/does it really matter what we deliver - are raised and we hear a view point from Gerry Palmer

Results from the Thames Summer Festival and one from Canberra

Hopes and Dreams – do you have some for 2019?
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Rating Points – Barry announces the Top 4 Players from 2019 list
Does he make the list?

How much Bridge per week, would you need to play to improve your game

Equality in the workplace is surging forward and auto pilot is happening in the Bridge World

The plan is to take small steps and awareness and self-awareness is key

Finding a partner – are you lonesome tonight and a tip to improve your Bridge this year

Card combinations – here’s a new read for you

    Suit Combination In Bridge – by Sally Brock

Thames Summer Festival – Carol and her team are hosting a good field

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Gandhi makes it onto the Bridge Zone

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Special Trophies for 2018

The Hamilton Club awards a number of trophies each year based on performance of a player or a pair across the entire bridge year rather than just a single event.
The Mike Barton Trophy is awarded to the most promising player or pairs ( excluding Grand Masters ) based on their increase in Rating Points over the Hamilton Club bridge year.
This year the Trophy was awarded to Jo Millington & Mike Everard
The Audrey Dixon Cup for the most improved Junior player is also calculated on rating points was awarded to Shaun Hewitt. Megan Jolly was in a very creditable second place a very small number of points behind Shaun

Winner of the Audrey Dixon Cup - Shaun Hewitt with very close runner up Megan Jolly

Mike Barton Trophy Winners - Jo Millington & Mike Everard

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2018 AGM

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2018 Hamilton Congress

36 Pairs contested the 2018 Hamilton Congress Pairs. After three sessions we had our winners......

2018 Hamilton Congress Pairs Winners

20 pairs entered the Hamilton Congress Intermediate Pairs contesting two sessions....
2018 Hamilton Congress Intermediate Winners

24 teams competed in the qualifying with the top 6 teams going on to the finals on Monday. Top qualifiers were the Carter team followed by the Cormack and Ware Teams.
In the W/B Consolation Swiss Pairs 40 pairs contested the event while the top 6 teams contested the W/B Teams final
2018 Hamilton Congress Teams & Swiss Winners

THE BRIDGE ZONE - Broadcast 17 October 2018

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This week's episode brings you No Trumps and 5 Card Majors, Congress, Aces, Postcard from Scotland, Zia Again, Bridge Report, Herman Yuan, NZ Youngest Directors Waikato Bridge Club, NZ Team Trials For China.
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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
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