Hamilton's Best......

On New Years Day New Zealand Bridge released the top 100 players based on all time Master Points earned
7 Hamilton Club members make it on to the 2019 version of the list......
( FYI - Hamilton makes up only 2% of NZ Bridge players but we are 7% of the Top 100 ! )

The full 2019 top 100 list can be found here

Position Name A Points B Points C Points Total Match Points
6 Ian Clayton 4175.58 3122 77 7298.35
12 Barry Jones 4146.76 1872 15 6018.91
20 Jenny Millington 3730.60 1314 53 5045.13
32 Blair Fisher 3145.25 1130 11 4275.36
56 Cynthia Clayton 1831.77 1825 62 3657.39
81 Brett Glass 1869.76 1270 51 3140.27
90 Liz Fisher 1984.47 946 35 2930.82

The Bridge Zone - Xmas & New Year Editions

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Merry Xmas
 

Helen Reddy


   We talk is there a difference between a Lady or a Woman?


  

Do you suck the pen or pencil?

A skirt


  Ladies may wear a skirt yet only a woman would use the skirt

  to her advantage at the table



Eddie Kantar – hits the Bridge Zone

  A new slant on lessons

Weird Antics at the table

  Are you aware of your fellow Bridge players intricacies?
  Barry slings his arm over the back of the chair – have you noticed it before!!!

Judge Julie rules
     Are Directors horrible
     Coffee housing or sledging
     Do you dye your hair
     Dislocation between your hand and your brain

The Blues



   Sharing the secret of a song

   The A Point Blues – written by John O’Connor

   Accompanied on guitar by Douglas Russell



Book of the Week - Heavenly Contracts - written by David Bird

A Points
     A new challenge 34521 in 2020
     33 A points – is that too much to get
     I need a plan – do listeners have a plan
     Lets buddy up for a challenge…
     I’m keen


Happy New Year
 

Tauranga’s New President - Kate Terry

Xmas chain


   Shares with us the fun stuff that happens at their Christmas Tournament

   A choir, attracting toots, lying on the floor for a hand or 2


What’s gross? – you won’t believe it until you hear it – is that a psych?

The Bridge Zone - our new saying

Star Trek



   Boldly go

  Expectations from your partner

  Just GIVE ME SOME …..



A skirt


  NZ Mixed Teams Trials   -  this year the event is in Italy  

  Barry and Jenny with Patrick and Julie are in the trials being held at Christchurch



Results from Papatoetoe 3 day event
Another $6.00 down the drain Nigel !

A heart of hearts


   From the bottom of our hearts

  


Thanks to Alistair Stuck and Dave Edson for uploading our podcast and blurb every week for your entertainment

Thanks to NZ Bridge for their continued sponsorship of the Bridge Zone

Happy New Year to all our faithful listeners

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THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )   Christmas Version - 25 December 2019

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )   New Year Version - 31 December 2019

Hello 2020

Summer Bridge starts 7 January and runs for the following three weeks

Regular Bridge begins on Monday 27th January with all the regular sessions back

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Hamilton Bridge......

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 18 December 2019

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Give books as a present


  We share some book titles that could be a good Chrissy presents


  

Barry and the 10 Commandments


  Barry has found a mountain and is sharing 10 Commandments

  



Wellington Christmas Cheer and Huntly Christmas Results

Betting within our Bridge circle – who got the money this weekend?

Buttons and shoes

Judge Julie
     Cell phones at the table
     Summer Bridge – keeping it simple

Will we sing next week ……..

Christmas Carols









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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 27 November 2019

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  Mereana is away in the Mainland this week so no tipbits

  You will need to listen to the episode to see what she has been up to.....





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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 20 November 2019

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ProAm Tournament - February 2020 in London

Wine Bottles

  Players who will be part of this special auction include

  Sabine Auken (Germany), Zia Mahmood (USA), David Bakhshi (UK), Dennis Bilde (Denmark),

  Sally Brock (UK), Boye Brogeland (Norway), Tommy Garvey (Ireland), David Gold (UK),

  Barbara Hackett (Germany), Fredrik Helness (Norway), Artur Malinowski (UK),

  Thor Roy Welland (USA), Erik Hoftaniska and many more.

  All top players participating in the main event are available as partners sold by auction



Wine Bottles

  

  You need to solve a variety of problems, make a huge number of decisions and face emotional    ups and downs

  The social aspect of bridge - interacting with your partner and opponents - is also challenging    and rewarding

  It’s a wonderful game

  Live it”

  Boye Brogerland


A patient in an Asylum












"Heat 1 -- This is the magic heat. You play above yourself. You are no longer a bridge player, you're an artist, a poet.
The cards respond to your touch, they fly, they sing, they come alive for you.
In addition, everything, luck included, is going for you. You're invulnerable -- you can't make a mistake.

"Heat 2 -- This is your normal level or standard.
You play as you would expect to: middle of the road.

"Heat 3 -- You wish you'd stayed in bed. You play terribly and out of luck.
Every finesse is wrong, every suit breaks badly.
The opponents play like champions and you lose, with a capital L."

Zia Mahmood


Wine Bottles

  

  Razor-sharp thinking

  Intriguing psychology

  Social powerhouse, complete digital detox

  Just 52 cards.”

  Sabine Auken




* Results from Thames Christmas Party

* Weight for age scores – yeah nah

* Update on a score from Tauranga Club

* We share a high and low score

* Judge Julie talks to us about -
       counting cards
       touching cards
       and who’s a tosser?

* Hopeless hands, what’s the worst hand you have ever had, and we have a great hand to talk about

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

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 13 November 2019

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* Feedback from Tasmania bridge Club – hosting their own Melbourne Cup Events

* Listener, John Grosvenor, takes out the best male hat competition at Tasmania Bridge Club

Tasmania 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The new Tricks Tournament on you tube – search for it and give us your opinion

* Another fantastic way of spreading the Bridge word to the masses

* Result – National Teams – Nelson

* The weather caused havoc for some returning home – stranded, at an airport
   – sounds like John Travolta singing Sandy

* Inter Provincials coming up – Barry will be the lackey for Waikato

* Christmas tournaments – get in quick

* Deception – another chapter from the book – it must be chapters long

* Judge Julie -
       Tea bags, ladies and kitchenettes
       how talented are they ?

* What’s your score? Age plus highest score for the week
   Can you reach the record………….
 

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 6 November 2019

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A horse race


  Mariana’s pick -     Vow and Declare


  Barry’s pick -      Master of Realty

  Or is it

Dopey



  


  

Learn about how barriers are drawn, hot dog stands, turn of foot, how to pick winners

Melbourne Cup
     Hamilton Bridge Club hosts the Melbourne Cup Bridge Race
     Bruce Cresswell joins us as Track Master for the fun event
     He shares what happened at the Club Tuesday

Zelda Morris and NZ Wide Pairs results

Survival of the fitness – are you a survivor at the table?
Barry is still reading that book, Match Point Bridge by HW Kelsey

Judge Julie -
             non forcing and forcing bids – what’s alertable?
             And what do you do if your unhappy with Directors ruling

Hi to Australian friends, Hugh Grosvenor from Tasmania and Tim Runting – Gold Coast Congress Convenor

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 30 October 2019

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NZ Wide Pairs - Get your entries in to a club near you


Wine Bottles


  Thanks to Babich Wines for their continued support


  



A patient in an Asylum


  Judge Julie talks about psych bids


  


Mike Neels continues his talks

A purple pot


  Bob Fearn - Hello Club



  

Counselling


  Is there a counsellor in the house?


  



Results
     Hamilton Congress
       Matua Jones and Mike Curry take out the Swiss Pairs
       Mike makes it a 2peat – 2018 and 2019
    
     Otago Congress
       Brad Johnstone and Matt Blakeley win the Open Pairs
       We share the results of the teams and Intermediate events as well


What about splinters and ace asking with a void…

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Labour Weekend Congress for 2019

Saturday the Hamilton Club hosted both the Intermediate Pairs and Hamilton Congress Pairs events with Geo Tislevoll & Grant Jarvis ( Akarana & Franklin ) heading home a small field of 28 pairs to take out the Congress Pairs event

Intermediate Pairs In the Intermediate Pairs Duncan White & Kevin Johns from the Waikato Club came out the winners over Adrienne Donald & Nita Knight from Thames

On Monday the Swiss Pairs was won by Barry Jones and Michael Curry from Hamilton. The Don team comprising Michael Courtney, Rose Don, Jo and Sam Simpson took out the Waikato-Bays Provincial Teams final.

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