The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 11 September 2019

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Te Reo

  Ki te tautoko te wiki o te reo maori

  Supporting Maori Language Week


  Richard Solomon shares his workload heading into the National Congress

     Late entries are possible and do happen
     Numbers are looking good
     Traditions – Do you have any when heading into big events?
     Boards, boards and more boards, editor in chief, chairs and tables, the disco returns
     International presence – Is the Worlds in China having any effect on Congress?
     Inaugural events in 2019, main sponsors, baking, Judge Julie, Homer Award
     Match making – the ups and downs of this duty


  Any tips for new players ?
  We share a new Bridge Players blues……



  Do you have any targets, what’s your incentive – food or money or simply points ?


Barry shares a story for one of his bets

 Waiata – Hoki Mai   

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Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs

On Saturday Hamilton hosted the Rymans Healthcare Sponsored WBays 10A Swiss Pairs with 48 pairs taking part - 7 rounds later we had our winners......


In conjunction with hosting the Swiss Pairs the Hamilton Club ran the Hamilton Junior Pairs with 18 pairs playing two sessions....

Hamilton Novice Pairs
A small field of keen Novice players completed in a single session alongside the second session of the Junior Pairs competition. Tied for first place were Finn Birnie-Selwyn & Beverly Birnie and Hugh Barton & Alyson Mackey

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 4 September 2019

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Congress is coming.......
     Get your entries in, come to Hamilton, we’ll see you there
     Email us with your thoughts on your form heading in Congress
     How do you prepare?
     Mereana is billeting Leon, a junior player from Christchurch



  Auckland- National Pairs, Napier Teams, Levin Swiss, Ashburton


Hero to Zero – Roller coaster rides – highs and lows happen to everyone

Championship Pairs at the Hamilton Club
     Table numbers
     Length of the competition
     We talk about the event – are our members losing interest?

Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs – Junior and Novice Tournament – Great numbers have entered for this Saturday


  The Verhaegh Vase

  Secret practice prior to Congress for Mereana
  Who take the Vase….


  ABF Newsletter

   Have a read – we give you some tidbits
   They name their Junior Test team to take on NZ at Congress
   Online Bridge – does it affect Clubs?
   How long do you play online?

BBO – General chit chat

* Judge Julie rules - Some curly questions this week
         Stuck cards
         Confession – if you revoke
         Dummy – what’s your job?

Have a great week everybody  

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2019 Entertainment Books help boost Club funds

Sales are complete for this year but again we thank all members who supported the club by buying the Entertainment Book. Buy purchasing via the Club the club yielded a profit of close to $400. Many thanks again to Judith Brooks for organising this for us. Judith asks that anyone who decides to buy an addition one please talk to Judith on 852 5644 first


Acting Thursday Partner Stewards

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We have acting Partner Stewards - Margaret B is away for the next little period when the Teams are running. For this period Kevin & Anne McCarthy will be helping those who need a partner for bridge - contact number is in your Programme Book - DO TRY YOURSELF before contacting them.......

All Blacks in town - September 7

The AB's and Tonga meet at 2.35pm @ FMG Stadium September 7 ALL Blacks

This is the day the Club hosts Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs & the Hamilton Junior / Novice Pairs

There will be street closures in place with heaps of fans going to the game along with fans looking for parking ( the curtain raiser starts @ 12pm so this is an all day event )

So make sure if you are playing or assisting on the day you allow sufficient time to navigate the mass of fans and road closures....... ( Click here to see the map )

It's a Wrap for the TWITs

Eighteen teams met for the last of six rounds of the 2019 TWITs (The Waikato Interclub Teams) on Friday 23rd of August. The six Open teams had completed a double round-robin over the preceding five outings and the Intermediate/Junior section of ten teams a single round-robin plus a filler last month.

The Hamilton Intermediate team Cinders which was comprised principally of Karen Thomson, Kim Thompson, Roger Gunning, and Ian Ross with three or four ring-ins over the season had held Indie TWIT hostage for the whole season. They were so far in front that we promoted them to the Open section for the last night so we could run a Multiple Teams event. They even came third in that session.

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 21 August 2019

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* Judge Julie

     and full disclosure

* Results -
     Upper Hutt Multi-Grade

     Richard Solomon wins the bet for a sultana scone

     Fullerton Teams

RED lips
* Kissing at the NZ Bridge Teachers Seminar
     Phone a friend or get out of jail free cards
     How do we assist lessons graduates?
     We find out the twist on the KISS system

* Directors - introduce them early to Beginner Lessons

* Book of the Week - Trick 13 Barry still hasn’t finished it & it's not that risqué

* A snippet on Youth Bridge in Wellington region

* Send in your photos of the fun your Bridge Club has had and a blurb, we can have a chat about it

* Happy Birthday Dallas DAGG – hip hip hooray

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Restricted Teams - starting 29 August

The format for this event has been changed - the "Restricted" requirement for the Teams has been removed

Teams are able to be either -

* a regular team of 4 players with NO player grade requirements

* a pair of players - no restriction on grades with these pairs being drawn to make up teams

Any queries then please contact Dallas


Swiss Pairs Winners

Hamilton's Wednesday Swiss Pairs Winners


The winners of the Wednesday 5A Swiss Pairs - Sam Simpson & Jo Simpson after being presented with their prizes

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