2021 WAP results

The final heat of the Waikato Area Pairs (WAPs) was held at the club on Sunday with Hamilton members featuring in many of the podium places. This competition runs throughout the year with six heats held at different Waikato clubs. Prizes and A points are distributed to session and overall winners of each heat and also to the overall winners of the combined heats. This is an excellent competition for intermediate and keen junior players to improve their bridge skills playing against open players in a friendly, relaxed setting (if there is such a thing in bridge).

Pam & Ian Moore - 2021 WAP winners

This year's overall winners were Pam and Ian Moore. Ian Ross and Phil Thompson not only won the best non-open prize in the Hamilton heat, but also featuring 3rd in the heat placings. An excellent result, but I think Ian needs to get another joke in his repertoire. Ella Gray is the WAP Manager and she would love to see more intermediate and junior players participating in the WAPs next year. Look out for the poster to see the relevant 2022 dates - heats are held once a month.

Pam & Ian Moore with the Hamilton 2021 Non-Open winners

       (above) Pam and Ian Moore - overall WAP winners

       (left) Ian Ross / Phil Thompson with Pam & Ian
      Best Non-Open pair & 3rd in the Hamilton heat

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Hamilton's Open & Restricted Teams

18 Teams in the Open and 10 Teams in the Restricted event made up the fields in the 2021 Hamilton Open Events. The winners of the Hamilton Open Teams was the Fisher Team - Blair Fisher, Liz Fisher, Michael Curry, Kenneth Yule with the Berrington Team - Ian Berrington, Fuxia Wen, Jonathan Westoby and Grant Jarvis in second.
The Hamilton Restricted Teams was taken out convincingly by the Te Aroha's Eccles Team - Eunice Eccles, Malcolm Kirkby, Tim Rigter, Rochelle Van Heuven followed in second place by a Hamilton Team of Jena Robinson, Joan Egger, Rachelle Meijer and Donna Prentice

Congratulations to the winners and all who took part.....

1st Place - Hamilton Bridge's Open Teams Tournament
1st place 2021 Hamilton Open Teams

2nd Place - Hamilton Bridge's Open Teams Tournament

2nd place 2021 Hamilton Open Teams

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament
1st place 2021 Hamilton Restricted Teams

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament

2nd place 2021 Hamilton Restricted Teams

Barry's Improver Lessons #2

Weapons for your Defence !


Barry Jones hosts the second lesson in this series on Friday July 2nd @ 7pm


This lesson "Weapons for your Defence" follows on from May and is aimed at our advanced Junior and Intermediate members with the view to help improve their bridge playing.
The evening will feature a discussion on these subjects followed by playing some pre-dealt hands followed by a discussion on your play - cost $5

2021 Waikato Interclub Teams

Results for this teams event played on Sunday are shown below -
Junior teams played 7 x 6 board matches, Intermediate teams played 7 x 7 board matches, while Open teams challenged each other over 5 x 12 board matches
Congratulations to the Waikato Bridge Club, winner of the Waikato Interclub Trophy
The two top teams in each grade qualify for the Waikato-Bays finals which will be held at the Cambridge Club in August

Full details of all rounds can be found on our results page here

Over-all Club results combining the 3 grades :

Overall places - Interclub 2021

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Individual Grade results :
Individual Grade places - Interclub 2021

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Garage Sale

Well done all

The Garage Sale


Thanks for all the donations


$1500+ raised on the day

Nice Chums

Big apologies - the latest newsletter omitted the results from the Friday morning "Nice Chums" ( NC ) group

Our Club has a regular Bridge Session that apart from Friday players is largely unknown to the rest of the Club - the self named "NICE CHUMS". This group of members plays regularly on Friday mornings enjoying the sociability of the group and consists largely of members who have completed our lessons in the past few years.

For those NC members who have asked about handicaps - handicaps are calculated using the average results for each player for all the times they have played in the NC sessions for up to the last 18 months. Players that have scored above average over that time get a negative handicap while those that are below average get a positive handicap - these can range from +10 to -10 with most being between +3 and -3. Then the handicap results for NC sessions are found by adjusting each Raw Score by that "average result" handicap for each player.
These handicaps are (re)calculated around three times throughout a year at a time when a competition has concluded

2021 results for the Friday NC are:

Hamilton Bridge - Nice Chums results for 2021
NC Friday Summer Pairs
Scratch Handicap
1. Michelle Paterson & Chris Goulding 1. Tim Seavill & Peter Craig
2. Sean Dwyer & Kevin Brown 2. Michelle Paterson & Chris Goulding
NC Charles Holland-Goodwin Pairs
Scratch Handicap
1. Kevin Brown & Sean Dwyer 1. Debbie Weston & Don Weston
2. Roger Johnstone & Mary Waldron 2. Kevin Brown & Sean Dwyer
NC Anne Archbold Pairs
Scratch Handicap
1. Jannie van Schagen & Michael Davies 1. Jannie van Schagen & Michael Davies
2. Mary Waldron & Roger Johnstone 2. Mary Waldron & Roger Johnstone
NC Eileen Hartstone Individuals
Scratch Handicap
1. Roger Johnstone 1. Roger Johnstone
2. Chris Goulding 2. Jutta Morgan

2021 Restricted Tournament

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament
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Forty eight Pairs competed in this years Restricted Tournament with our overall winners being the Hamilton Intermediate - Open pair of Don Macpherson & Jenny Millington (above). We did not quite match the numbers of the last Restricted event the Club ran but it was an excellent and well enjoyed tournament with food provided by Jane and her team of many helpers.
Many thanks to the days Sponsor - Ryman Healthcare and The Linda Jones Retirement Village
Congratulations to the the winners and all who took part.....

Junior / Junior

  • Mareli Esterhuysen & Kathryn Morgan - Rotorua / Rotorua
  • Clifford Lazarus & Delande Lazarus - Waikato / Waikato

Intermediate / Junior

  • Bill Bailey & Margaret Boyd - Hamilton / Hamilton
  • Janet Livingston & Eunice Eccles - Cambridge / Cambridge

Intermediate / Intermediate

  • Sheila Lister & Anne Williamson - Te Awamutu / Te Awamutu
  • Eileen Lumsden & Joan Craig - Huntly / Huntly

Open / Junior

  • Elaine Hickel & Ian Clayton - Hamilton / Hamilton
  • Stephen Weir & Cherie Barton - Hamilton / Hamilton

Open / Intermediate

  • Don Macpherson & Jenny Millington - Hamilton / Hamilton
  • Elaine Rayner & Gary Foidl- Hamilton / Hamilton

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament

Compa$$ - Registration

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    Compa$$ is going live !!

From April, members will be able to log into your individual Compa$$ account at any time to check your balance. These notes show the actions necessary to let a member create a user so they are then able to access the Compa$$ Database and view some or all transactions for that account.

This step is important -
Prior to gaining access to Compa$$ you must register with the online compa$$ and you will need to set up a user name / password. This user name will not exist until you complete this step and can be anything you like however to assist fault finding a related name would be helpful ( if we were registering "Micky Mouse" something like MickyM would be a good starting place ).

To view the two screens required to be filled in then click here

The correct web address is required -
If you manually enter the site address mycompasss.com into the browser NOTE the 3 's' in "mycompasss"
Alternatively if you use a link this access to the online version is via either the link on the Club’s website or directly via this link to mycompasss.com and then follow the steps below:

  1.   not registered ? click on sign up here
  2.   click on and fill in your user-name, nz bridge number, email address and a password
      ( please, choose both a sensible user-name & password ( 6 characters min ) - record them for future use... )
      ( should you reset your password there can be a moderate delay before the reset email arrives )
  3.   click the captcha I am not a robot
  4.   click sign up

Once all the necessary information is entered and has been accepted a new screen for Compass Scoring System will appear.
Click on Compa$$ Accounts and your account data for the last processed period will appear on your screen.
You can change to any vaild date range if you want to see your transactions prior to the last processed period
Please note that credits for winning an event are only processed at the end of each month

If you need assistance, Ella will help you set up a login after play on Tuesday afternoon, 6 April and will hold an extended tutorial at 9.30 on Friday 9 April

Direct access to Compa$$ information page via this web site is via the link in the RESULTS sub-menu on the front page - ( see below ). This removes the need to open a new browser page and enter the site address etc.

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    Login to Compa$$ Administration pages -  

     Provides for -
     First time registration
     Password replacement
     Compa$$ data access

2021 Intermediate, Junior and Novice Pairs

Hamilton on 27 March hosted it's second ever combined Junior, Intermediate & Novices Pairs tournaments. With 55 pairs taking part it was a small increase of 1 pair over last year! This year most players came from the area immediately around Hamilton with a smattering of players from Tauranga thru Putaruru to Waitomo. This tournament was the first hosted by Hamilton with NZ Bridge's changed rating requirements for open players so there was a changed cross section of players and abilities which overall made for a good days bridge

Players at Hamilton Bridge's Pairs Tournament

Level 2 Lock-down - Saturday 6th March update

The Government yesterday announced the Level 2 lock-down currently in effect for New Zealand excluding Auckland will end at 6.00am on Sunday 7th March

With this change back in Hamilton to Lock-down Level 1 all bridge played at the Club will again use the Club's current "normal" rules - masks are optional, kitchen is open etc..... This will apply to all bridge played at the Club from Monday 8th March

Nigel - on behalf of the Club

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