The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 13 May 2020

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Have Fun......


  Confessions hit the Bridge Zone





  Is any punishment dished out?

  Can it be that bad?

  Father Barry gives his opinion yet sits on the fence and awaits Judge Julie's call

A passport


  When we get back to the tables – are you going to revert back to face to face alerting




  BBO may become the norm – what are our thoughts?

  Directors Exams – Judge Julie confirms the next Club Directors Exam info

A passport



  When does PASS have to be alerted




  Is 7 minutes a long time?

  Can you last to concentrate for 1 entire hand

  One of the most important things to do is

Have a chat








  Bridge Clubs – we talk about potential return dates

  And a club completes a member survey

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 6 May 2020

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The Bridgezone for 6 May 2020







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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 29 April 2020

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Self Alerting on BBO

Man using megaphone

  its really hard to remember who is meant to do it when Opps ask the table a question

  Self alerting is - you make a bid you complete the alert



COVID 19 Level 3

2 Covid-19 bubbles
 





         Bubble bubble boil and trouble ,

         Stay in your old bubble or blow another small one to float around in

         Wonder when the Bridge Clubs will be reopening

         We debate the possibility of that day coming

         Discussion points

         Passive verses Aggressive leads

  Aggressive v Passive Leads
 





         Singleton Leads

         Doubles - who is Theodore? and why we talk about him

         Here's a clue...

  Bidding
 





         Judge Julie continues spreading the word on the experience of BBO

         Stay in your old bubble or blow another small one to float around in

         Particularly when you bid outside your system

         She talks Psychs, lying and traffic build up

         Barry lights up - his pine tree left overs went up in smoke

         He is very lucky the Fire Brigade didn't visit

         The all important Table 1

         Been there, got the tee shirt

         Does just making it there count............

  Black teeashirt
 





         VANILLA - would you agree BBO is vanilla?

  Teddy bear !
 




         Remember to email us about joining the BAMSA Bridge research project

         Send in your contact details

         Let's continue to support the Keep Bridge Alive Campaign

       Happy Days team

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 22 April 2020

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Zoom Pub Quizzes on the rise

Trivia Night


  Have you joined one lately as well…

Barry Jones and Donald Trump
  Mereana wins $2…. or not

Goat the goat
 





         Judge Julie rules on gloating, alerts, chatting and possibility of gaining masterpoints

         Watch out and be careful on what you type as chat

         Posting chat during bidding, chats to the table, security whilst playing online and ethical behaviour

         Thanks to the directors helping with the online sessions

  No phones !
 




         A personal insight on JJ’s life as Julie shares some Easter memories

Playing Bridge online

  Has this had an impact on your Bridge….has there been a massive disruption to your Bridge routines…

  We have an offer from our friend Prof. Sam Punch from Scotland – Stirling University asking if we would be happy to

  participate in a new Bridge Research Project with her team

  We said yes, but it was more like yeah boy!!!

Bridge – A MindSport for All BAMSA

Would you like to join us…..

Please reach out to us as we would love to have a large number of KIWI volunteers, sharing their experience of Covid 19 and its impact, of our enjoyment of the game Bridge

What a wonderful way to contribute - Sam continues with the Keep Bridge Alive campaign and now you can add your 2 cents worth as well

Email us and we will send you the information

Anyone is welcome to share their views

In due course, all findings will be freely available and the final report will be sent to all participants

What are you waiting for……….

Have a great week everyone and spare a thought for Judge Julies’ grandson

  Teddy bear !
 




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Hamilton Bridge Club suspension of bridge - Updated 22 April

Hello All

We are now four weeks into our self-isolations within our respective bubbles. The Bridge Club committee trusts that all members and their bubbles are safe and well. At our online meeting yesterday, we discussed possible ways forward to enable some form of regular bridge to be played safely at the club when more social options become available. To this end, we are keeping in touch with NZBridge and will follow their recommendations based on Ministry of Health advice. This means the Club will remain closed for the period of Level 3 when we will again report back to members.

There are many opportunities to play Bridge online – BBO have kiwi sessions each afternoon and night and WaikatoBays are arranging sessions for Waikato and Bay of Plenty members to join together for an afternoon or evening of Bridge. Check the WaikatoBays website for more details and instructions if you have not yet played on line. It is like most things - very easy once you know how.

Ella

On Line Bridge – BBO

As many of you likely know there are numerous games of NZ organised bridge taking place on BBO ranging from pseudo tournaments run by Auckland Bridge to smaller sessions hosted by other clubs to private games. Waikato-Bays (our regional bridge group) has taken a lead here in the Waikato organising and running what have become daily bridge sessions using BBO.

Many of these sessions are aimed at junior and intermediate players in the region so don’t be put off thinking you will be playing against open players - dependent on numbers, more qualified players requests may be declined.

Should you be interested, there are detailed instructions on the
Waikato Bays site - https://www.waikatobays.bridge-club.org/node/1099 on how to register and access these sessions/tournaments. To be able to play in these events you need two things – a partner and you need to pre-register with Waikato Bays - details can be found on the Waikato Bays site on how to accomplish both of these tasks.
If you would like to know more about BBO and playing online these are both good resources to start with -

NZ Bridge - http://www.nzbridge.co.nz/latest-updates,listing,6073,instructions-for-bbo.html

Ashburton Bridge Club - https://sites.google.com/site/ashburtonbridgeclub/home/bbo


Payment of Club Subscriptions

Our subs were due on the last day of February but as at the end of March about 22% , some 60 odd members, have still to pay!

We know that times are not easy at present with no bridge and in some cases probably worse things are happening but the Club is also suffering. We still have our fixed overheads to pay along with commitments made in the days before the word Covid-19 existed and none of us had heard “lockdown” being used

So please, can you pay your outstanding subs as soon as possible

Apologies to those who have paid since the end of March but without access to the club building we may be a little out of date

Thank you

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 15 April 2020

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Have Fun......


  We share a funny with you


  Have you experienced some hilarious moments whilst at a tournament or session


  Let us know and if we read it out – we’ll send you something from The Bridge Zone Prize Cupboard

A passport


  


  




  Our fabulous Judge Julie returns to the show
  The Judge and Bailiff have been very busy providing Bridge to us Kiwis

  Alan Morris confirms a Club Health Check will be sent to all Clubs
  Testing the waters on how they are faring during the Level 4 lockdown
  We also pass on some of his points stated in his latest newsletter

  Please go onto NZB website to read the full version     Click here to read

Have a chat
  We chat about 1NT


  Suggestions when doubled, if you double Opps 1NT, interference
  and balancing – who, what, when, why and how


Have a fantastic week 3 of lockdown whanau

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Prue Butler

In what is a very sad week for the Club we also sadly note the passing of our member Prue Butler. Prue has been a member on and off starting playing back at the time of the construction of our current building. She then took an extended break coming back to surprise us all as an Intermediate graded player.
Prue was on the committee for a period helping a lot with the catering at the club. Outside the club this "helping" continued into the local community especially with refugee families. She was ever practical and she is sadly missed by her family and a wide circle of friends. The Club extends our sympathy to Prue's family and friends.

Ken Duffield

The Hamilton Bridge Club sadly notes the passing of our member Ken Duffield. Ken was a learner from a couple years ago who played regularly on Fridays. Ken unfortunately passed away last Sunday after a short illness. We extend our sympathy to Ken's family, friends and members of the Hamilton Club who played with and knew Ken.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 8 April 2020

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Thanks


  Auckland Bridge Club and Patrick and Julie


  For starting the wave of BBO sessions for our fellow bridge addicts




Tournaments cancelled


  Tournaments are being cancelled left right and centre


  How can I get my 31 odd A points – ok 31.5 A points




Bridge Base Online


  Getting our fix here is amazing left right and centre


  Hope you are getting enough access


  We share some numbers with you


A car


  Is it naughty to keep on travelling outside your local bigger bubble?


  




Lifting weights


  Weak 2’s and Pre empts


  Here a refresh in today’s show


  It’s all about system cards – is there an echo in the house


  STATS - Wahoo

  6414 podcast hits

  Thanks people for supporting The Bridge Zone powered by NZ Bridge

  Have a good week everyone


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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 1 April 2020

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Kiwi







Our 1st crack at working from home

     The sound quality wasn’t the best

     We have sourced some expert advice and….

EUREKA, we have a solution

Kiwi






Working from home

     Still has its ups and downs

     Never mind, The Bridge Zone Never Sleeps


BBO Bridge

     Thanks to Auckland Bridge Club for hosting 2 sessions a day

     Patrick and Julie for directing

     and their band of merry men and women assisting

     Afternoon Kiwi by AKBC

     and Evening Kiwi by AKBC

     Join in on the sessions 1.30pm and 7.30pm every day

     Oh what fun, it is to ride on a 1 horse open sleigh – hey


NZ BRIDGE ANNOUNCEMENT

     Get patched right here with NZB

     Won’t look anything like this one but you get the idea

Kiwi







     Submissions open during lockdown and then these will be taken into consideration by the Board

     Please send these into NZ Bridge – secretary@nzbridge.co.nz

     If you want us to air your views then by all means send us a copy too – bridgezone@gmail.com

     While in lockdown, all submissions gratefully accepted

     What about the cost? …. And tattoos – whatever

     We will cover the story next week as well

     Catch you later and sorry about the sound quality once more


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