Covid update

Image of Covid VirusThe Committee has discussed the latest Government announcement leaving us at Level 2 and has made the decision that the club will remain closed for play. We understand members are keen to recommence club play, but with this dreadful virus in and around the Hamilton area, we have concluded the need to be mindful of our member's health is paramount.

The committee does review the status of play at the Club after both Government and NZ Bridge announcements and we will restart regular bridge as soon as conditions and recommendations suggest all is safe to allow bridge to restart

Nominations for the Waikato Bays Regional Committee

Waikato Bays Committee

Meet the Members of the current Waikato Bays Regional Committee

Due to Covid-19 the current Regional Committee was asked by NZ Bridge to continue with the jobs at hand in the region until the end of October 2020. As this date is getting closer, NZ Bridge has now called for the regions to call for nominations for the next committee to cover the next two years.
Our Secretary has the nomination form should you be interested in standing or know of someone worthy of this position on the committee - these forms must be mailed to the Regional Secretary to be received by 30 September

August 12th - Suspension of Bridge II

Updated – Saturday 15th
The NZ Government has extended the Level 2 lockdown till Wednesday 26th with a review mid next week

As a result of this change there will be NO Hamilton Club Bridge for the whole of next week (17th - 21st ) and very likely for the first half of the following week. The committee will review this decision after the government’s mid-week update with any changes posted here, but Club bridge is unlikely to restart until at least Thursday August 27th.

Bridge is available online ( BDO) from Monday of next week - timetable below, plus Waikato clubs are currently organising sessions with details being posted on the Waikato-Bays website when times are finalised

Take care and keep in touch with other members who may not know these details.


  At this stage we hope the lockdown will be only a short time but just in case it is not:
 Mondays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Tuesdays   No daytime session, but 27 boards at 7:00 pm
 Wednesdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Thursdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Fridays   27 Boards at 1:00 pm, but no evening session
 Saturdays   18 Boards at 1:00 pm and 18 boards at 7:00 pm
 Sundays   No daytime session, but 27 boards at 7:00 pm (The only session with IMP scoring)

Soup and Bun II

Soup bun 2 for 2020
The first Soup and Bun for 2020 has been held and we now look forward to the second of the 3 the Club is holding this year

So come along and join us on Sunday August 16th for this year's second event

Soup is served at 12 noon with bridge starting between 12.30 and 12.45pm. Cost is only $5

Congratulations to Allison & Malcolm Smith for coming out top at the first event

National Congress 2020

After a little bit of the on again / off again action both the location and time of NZ's National Bridge Congress has been confirmed. For the 35th Congress in 2020 it comes with a new venue of the Sir Don Rowlands Event Centre which is located in the grounds of the Karapiro Domain

Don Rowlands Centre - home of 2020 Congress

This year with potentially fewer competitors and very likely without all those competitive Australians helping you leave early it could be your year for a best ever finish !
Congress this year runs from Saturday 26th September to Saturday 3rd October and introduces a new feature of no night bridge emulating the format followed at the "Gold Coast" Congress. This years programme for Congress can be found here

Lake Karapiro and Domain

For all those local Waikato & Bay of Plenty players who have never been to Congress this is your year - less crowded with anticipated lower numbers this year and possibly it's the end of an era for Congress being held in this part of the country
Travel may also turn out to be a winner for "us locals" as with all the disruptions Covid-19 has brought to New Zealand and the world will the organisers listen to those murmuring just under the surface and relocate to one of the main centers in the future......

2023 AGM Meeting

Celebration of Life - John O'Connor

The Hamilton Bridge Club acknowledges the passing of member John O'Connor and extends sympathy to his family and friends


click here

John's Memorial Service Programme


♥   Service commences at 11am - 13th December
♥   Light lunch - finger food at conclusion of service
♥   After lunch - Playing of a session of Bridge
♥   There is a wee charge for the Bridge of $5.00 which will be donated back as a koha
    Table Money in this instance is asked for as cash rather than via Compa$$ as it will passed to the family
♥   Friends who may want to offer additional koha.
    This can be passed to the Club President Mereana Cullen who will be able to advise and help


All are welcome and of course - colorful attire and odd shoes are most welcome
Please feel free to share this invite with anyone you wish


Thanks, and see you Tuesday
Mereana Cullen - Hamilton Bridge President


Soup & Bun IIa

Date change for Soup & Bun II

Hamilton City Access for "Out of Towners"


 Hamilton Club access from "out of town"
   With the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway opening last Thursday (14th July )
   the options for access to Hamilton have changed. More options now exist but some have
   have changes (time) in the route they take before arriving at their existing destination.
These changes apply mostly to travel arriving from the north, south & east so if this your first visit please be warned......

Click on the "map" to view a larger mapOverall places - Interclub 2021

Bridge on Matariki Holiday Weekend - Friday 24th June

Matariki stars

Hamilton Bridge is on for Friday 24th June
To all Friday players -
The vote taken by all those playing yesterday ( 17th June ) showed more than 90% of those present would like to play bridge next weeks Friday even if it is the Matariki public holiday ( click image to find out more ) . Hence either Phil Thompson or Cherie Barton will be directing for the first round of the next competition. Start time is as usual @10am for both playing rooms.

Phil Thompson
18th June 2022

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