Hamilton 2018 Restricted Tournament

Fifty two Pairs competed in this years Restricted Tournament with overall winners being the Intermediate - Open pair of Yuzhong Chen & John Waller (above). We did not quite match the numbers of last year but it was an excellent and well enjoyed tournament with great food provided by Jane and her team of many helpers. Congratulations to the the winners and all who took part.....

Junior/ Junior

  • Bryan Robb & Bill West
  • Don McPherson & Donna Prentice

Intermediate/Junior

  • Beth Vosper & Michele Liddle
  • Paul Rogers & Jackie Pulman

Intermediate/Intermediate

  • Verna Beech & Anne McCarthy
  • Lyn Bailie & Ross Petersen

Open/Junior

  • Michelle Stevens & Jeffrey Chang
  • Dexter Morgan & Warren Wilton

Open/Intermediate

  • John Waller & Yuzhong Chen
  • Kim Thompson & Ian Moore

A complete list of the prize winners along with all those who took part and their scores can be found here.
Photographs from the day along with some of the Hamilton winners are here

Wanted......


Found

This item is no longer sought - many thanks to Cynthia and Ian Clayton for the donation of a fridge to the Club

Wanted - ALIVE not DEAD

Your Club is looking for a pre-loved fridge for the kitchen. We need another large & clean fridge in good working order to make the life of those doing the catering easier. With the large numbers we get at our tournaments we have trouble storing the food prepared for those yummy meals we provide.....

So if you have an old but good fridge could you please donate it to the Club ( it would be really nice if we could install this prior to the Restricted Tournament April 15 ). Just let the committee or a director know if you have a suitable candidate

RADIO FOR HAMILTON BRIDGE CLUB

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Mereanna arranged through the respected community ambassador Dr Sayeeda Bano, for her and Barry and Jane to appear on the weekly show Aapki Mehphile Harmony. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking on the link below.
https://cl.ly/0R0o3Y3g1m3u Start 7 mins into the broadcast to reach the bridge section.

Are any of our members familiar with radio broadcasting and in particular the technical side of how to make a radio show? Was your background once in radio or were you a budding DJ at some point? The three are not giving up their day jobs - but they are considering their own regular show on bridge. Please make contact with Mereanna if you could help with this project.

Our Clubrooms

The garden around the bridge club has had a make-over this weekend.
Margaret Boyd organised a working bee on Saturday to take out some trees, trim branches and shrubs as well as putting additional stones around the garden. The property looks neat and tidy after some extensive effort from a few members.
As well as thanking Margaret, I am grateful for the support and efforts of Mark Thomson, Paul and Yvonne Stevens, Malcolm and Alison Smith and Richard Wagstaff. Without the efforts of members our club rooms would not look as attractive.

A reminder about the Restricted Tournament on Sunday April 15th: if you are not intending to play, can you please volunteer for a couple of hours in the kitchen? Please let Nigel know if you are available. We really want this tournament to be a great success.

Nigel

Wednesday night Swiss Pairs

The "Summer Swiss Pairs" commence on 28 February - entry is required by Friday 23rd February

Please enter via the Club's website under the Events tab

Introducing our new Secretary

Members will see the friendly face of Donna Prentice in the office from this coming week. Donna will start her new position as Club Secretary on Tuesday 23rd January. Donna started playing bridge at our club, a graduate of our 2016 year, coming through in that short time to be a regular Thursday night and Friday morning attendee. Donna’s main attributes - her very approachable manner and can-do attitude, means members will be very well served in all aspects of the administration of our club. I am sure all members will make Donna welcome in her new role, be helpful to her and understand that she will not know all the answers immediately, but she will solve any queries or problems you have.

Donna’s days in the office will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Friday morning (before the bridge session) and early afternoon.

Hamilton does well in year's first tournament in the Waikato Bays region

Hamilton was very well represented in the top placings at the weekend's "Thames Festival of Bridge". Top of these was the Barry Jones team who won the John Eldridge Teams - Congratulations!

John Eldridge Teams

  • 1st - Jones team ( Barry Jones - Jenny Millington & Sam Simpson - Jo Simpson )
  • 3rd= - Harris team ( Karen Harris - Jenny Carr & Sandra Calvert - Colin Carryer )
  • 3rd= - Chen team ( Yuzhong Chen - William Liu & June Lei - John Wang )

and in the Teams qualifying great results to.....

  • 5th - Fisher team ( Liz Fisher - Blair Fisher & Malcolm - Michael Curry )
  • 6th - Roggeveen team ( Jena Robinson - Edward Roggeveen & Kevin Whyte - Clare Coles )

Barclay Swiss Pairs

  • 2nd - Yuzhong Chen & William Liu ( only 0.12 points away from 1st place - what a tough start to the year.... )
  • 4th - Liz Fisher & Blair Fisher
  • 5th - Helen Healy & Tim Healy

Read more in this excellent article by NZ Bridge's Richard Solomon & for all the other results from the weekend click here

Reading Blogs.......

Did you know that some of the blogs on the web site have more content that what is shown ?

This happens because front page space is precious and as different devices ( tablets, notebooks, desktops.... ) show differing amounts of the screen its difficult to decide how much of a story to display. So stories are often truncated on the screen

So if Read more is present click "Read more" and the complete story will be displayed. Happy reading......

Table Money Increase

The Committee of the Hamilton Bridge Club finds it necessary to increase the table money from December. This has been forced upon us by the increasing maintenance requirements of a 60 year old building ( our Club-rooms ) which has in the past needed and has had little maintenance, resulting in low running costs

2017 Bridge Rule Updates

August brought changes to the Laws of Bridge which will directly affect us as players.....

Thanks to the Tauranga Bridge Club here is a short summary of the 2017 Law changes pertaining to players

Here are key points for some of the changes -

Law 7: Board location - This law has been amended slightly to reinforce the fact that boards must remain in the centre of the table correctly orientated during play.

Law 9: Dummy - Dummy may now attempt to prevent an irregularity by any player. Dummy must not, however, ask a Defender if they have revoked or draw attention to an irregularity which has occurred, until play concludes, except for correction of a mistaken explanation by partner (Declarer).

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