The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 5 February 2020

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Team Carter did it – they are off to Pizza land in August

Mr Bean




  




   I chat with Barry and Judge Julie about the weekend’s tournament, the entry criteria, potential costs,
   how do they select the remaining pair that joins the team

   There is an awful lot that goes on behind the scenes

   Thanks to Christchurch Bridge who hosted the event, they got a thumbs up for their hospitality

   An appreciation shout out to all the participants who competed in great spirit

Wine in Italy


  

  Jenny and Julie will be tasting some beautiful Italian medicine and coffee

 



Lesson season is about to start

   Tutor Sally Whittaker fills us in with what the Te Awamutu Bridge Club plans are for 2020

   And she also shares her personal agenda for this year

Bridge Teacher




  




   Kelly Peirce Teams at Rotorua this weekend

   Heading that way people – good luck to you all

   We’ll see you there

Rotorua Gyser




  




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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 29 January 2020

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High Fives


  Barry dodged a bullet at Tauranga Teams
  We left him shaking in his boots






Tauranga Mini Congress Results

     Waikato Bays Prov. Pairs    Winners – Alister Stuck and Charles Kerr
    
     Mini Congress Restricted    Winners – Diane Rodger, Lyn Bailie
    
     Mini Congress Teams ;   Winners - Pamela Nisbet, Owen Camp, Anisia Shami, Debbie Hyatt
    
     Mini Congress Teams – Plate    Winners – Dave Dolbel, Denis Humphries, Kate Davies, John Patterson
    
     Mini Congress Consolation Pairs    Winners - Marion Kelly and Norm Silcock
    

Christchurch – Mixed Team Trials

      5 teams are trilling for NZ Mixed teams
      How do you make your own luck?
      Barry has a tip
      Good luck to everyone heading down
    

Tip of the week from the Book of the month
     Winning NT leads

A Decree is issued


  Restricted Grade and Handicap Systems
   We get the go ahead to make an Announcement



A purple pot







The 1st three Grand Masters in NZ
     Heard the names
        Saw the picture
        2 of them were at Tauranga over the weekend
        Fantastic
    

Stupid Questions.....


  Stupid Questions


   That’s rich isn’t it?



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Looking for a "Club Captain"

Looking for a Club Captain

Looking for a challenge ?

The Club is looking for a Club Captain for the coming bridge year. The position is an interface between the Club's Committee and its members with the aim of fostering a "Club Spirit" by promoting such events as Soup & Bun Bridge, quiz night etc... The other area the Club Captain is to focus on is promotion of tournaments to our Intermediate & Junior graded members with the aim of getting more of them playing these

If you are interested and would like to know more or apply then talk to our President Ella Gray before February 10th

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 22 January 2020

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World Heating




  Climate Change





  Playing Online

        It’s not like the real thing…is it?

  Tauranga this weekend

        No more bets – all sold out
        They have a full house
        Wonder if The Extremes are putting in cameo appearance


  Canberra Results

        Kiwis clash – The Don vs The Jacobs team

Kiwi eating kiwi fruit
 




         What an exciting battle


  WADA – World Anti Doping Agency

        The 2020 Prohibited List of Banned Pills and Juices are out
         Pickle Juice is safe – it didn’t make the list

  
Cue bids and splinters chats are coming


  Judge Julie
         Asking Asking Asking
         Alerting Alerting Alerting
         No Secrets @ the Bridge table
         When will we ever learn

Man looking
 

  Waitemata 5A - Results

  Can’t find them – we tell you where to look



 
Have a great weekend everybody  

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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 15 January 2020

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The Extremes


  The Extremes – feature on The Bridge Zone


  

What an awesome effort - Tauranga Bridge Club

Thanks for sharing team – check them out

THE GAME OF bETTLE


  Mereana is the Queen of the game Beetle

  



Cloud blowing

  Barry BLOWs


  Sharing another tip to consider


  Sound good


How do you get unrusty - after having a fair break from playing Bridge

Some things to consider when getting back into the game

Cucumbers








Judge Julie recommendations this week

Crikey – some great stuff hear


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The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 8 January 2020

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Gobstoppers

Gobstoppers




  Do you have people who talk too much at the table?

  Consider these as the solution......

  


  52nd Australian Youth Bridge Championships

ABF Youth

  

  Ibis Eaglehawk

 Canberra

  4-10 January 2020

 


We have some results for you
       Matt and Andie Brown – another 1st
       The 2 J’s grab 3rd place – Jeremy and Jack
       Bradley reveals another hairstyle

* Upcoming tournaments
       Thames Festival of Summer - this coming weekend
       Tauranga Mini Congress – Auckland Anniversary weekend

* New gradings are out
       Check it out – what did you do?

* Funbridge
       I share a woe story from an online challenge
       We discuss the ups and downs of hand
       How many times does this occur to you
       Interference or no interference – change your tack perhaps
       There is so much luck at the table
       Be BOLD

Tips from the Book of the Week - Leading against No Trumps

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Hamilton's Improvers......


NZ Bridge has released the 2020 player gradings - congratulations to 9 of our members who have made the step up........

Open –........ Catherine Cameron, Karen Thomson, Trini Lin

Intermediate –........ Eddie Tan, Jacqui Mackenzie, Jane Weir, Karen Harper,

Intermediate –........ Lois Jones, Mark Hodges

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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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......

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