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  • New To The Table

    21 Apr 2019

    The Easter Egg Winning Lead. We left you on Friday with an opening lead problem. We gave you the following hand and bidding sequence and asked you what you would lead. As is often true, the choice of opening lead is vital to the success or... read more here

  • New To The Table

    19 Apr 2019

    A TOUGH HAND TO BID AND TO DEFEAT! This week, we are going to look at a tough pair of hands to bid…and we will later look at whether the defence could defeat the final contract. Firstly, we will give you a bidding problem. Now, you did... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    19 Apr 2019

    PUNISH THEM! Who are “they”? Maybe you know some of them. Maybe you are one yourself! “They” just do not know their place! “They” have been given multitudinous “pass cards” (if you use written... read more here

  • Otago- Southland News with Brad Johnston

    17 Apr 2019

    Winter is Coming? Otago/Southland have kept up the standard calendar of having a tournament (nearly) every weekend for those that want to go away. This year there were fewer people taking up the opportunities, especially when, for some reason, it... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show - 042

    17 Apr 2019

      This weeks show includes: Upper Hutt Bridge Club – Celebrate their 50th Jubilee in May We speak with President – Biddy RUSH Top of the South – Results from Marlborough Teams and Pairs Event Ray Curnow and Jenny... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    15 Apr 2019

    Getting the Message Across. As a defender, we are not allowed to speak to one’s partner during the defence. You can communicate by the play of the cards but that is all. We call it signalling. It takes two “to tango” and two to... read more here

  • New To The Table. The Play of the Hand.

    14 Apr 2019

    A couple of days ago, we looked at the bidding of one hand. We are now to be the declarer and will have to make our contract of 4 spades. We are West. Remember the hands and the bidding? Board 5North DealsN-S Vul    ... read more here

  • New To The Table

    12 Apr 2019

    Bidding to a Game This series is aimed at those who are new or pretty new to the bridge table. Maybe you have just come out of lessons..or even been playing a little while? Perhaps you are a bridge teacher and want some example hands, extra ones... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    12 Apr 2019

       When entries are at a Premium. We do not always get the dummy of our dreams, do we? One in particular this week was both a trump and an entry short on requirements! Sometimes, the opposition will come to our rescue but that is not... read more here

  • Volunteer of The Month

    11 Apr 2019

    Liz Burrows - Palmerston North. Our nomination this month comes jointly from the Central Districts Regional Committee and the Palmerston North Bridge Club. Over to Regional Committee President, Mairi Fitzsimons to explain the story behind Liz'... read more here

  • New To The Table

    10 Apr 2019

    This is advance notice of a new feature which will run on this website. It is aimed at new players, perhaps those who have just come out of a Beginners' Class or those who need a bit of a refresher. It is quite likely that such players do not... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show -041

    10 Apr 2019

      This week's show includes: How to make the most out of 2 letters? – AK Aces & Knaves  - Memphis premiere Aces and Kings – great cards to lead Attitude & Kount Anna Kournikova – what a set of pins she... read more here

  • Wellington News with Katherine Gough

    10 Apr 2019

    It’s been a busy  couple of months with tournaments in the Wellington Region.The Regional Bridge Mate for Wellington, Katherine Gough, ran a Novice Tournament at Wellington Bridge Club while Wellington Bridge Club ran their inaugural... read more here

  • A Lighter Look

    9 Apr 2019

    A Little Can Go a Long Way. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from the following board, played recently at one of our bridge clubs. You may have bid and made game on a combined 18 count, perhaps 14 or 15 but on this night, the hardest... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    8 Apr 2019

                Trust your Partner: not their Bidding! The first half of the above statement is definitely true. It is great for partnership morale and it is usually good for your score as well!... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    5 Apr 2019

    Game Values: Part-Score Played! So, you open a weak 12-14 1NT with a standardish mid-range 13. Your partner has an unbalanced 12 count with a 5- card major opposite opener’s doubleton. 25 high between the two hands. You would normally be in... read more here

  • Waikato Bays News with Anna Kalma

    4 Apr 2019

    and why should Anna feel guilty about what she is eating? The Youngest, the Tallest....and.... We await confirmation that Hamilton player, Blair Fisher, has achieved the highest ranking of Gold Grand Master at the tender (although that’s... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show -040

    3 Apr 2019

       This week's show includes:   Celebrations and celebrity dating – what does this have to do with Bridge… and the Bridge Zone     Are you a mop or a sponge? Book of the week Who would be brazen... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    2 Apr 2019

    TOO GOOD TO WASTE Most players who have been playing bridge for a while realise that one way they can reduce the losers they have in a side-suit, where dummy has a shortage in that side-suit is to use dummy’s trumps to ruff those losers.... read more here

  • a Helping hand for Youth. A 5 Year Bridge Plan

    1 Apr 2019

    This has been unfolded and approved by the Board of New Zealand Bridge at its last Board Meeting. The aims are to get more young people playing bridge, in schools, at home, on-line, in clubs…everywhere. They may play a little now and put... read more here

  • a lighter look

    1 Apr 2019

                                    ONLY ON THIS DAY.    It is a special day when one... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    29 Mar 2019

    LIVING IN A NEGATIVE FREE-LESS WORLD Can we survive? There are those who love this method of bidding who say we cannot! Theirs is the best way, the only way. Let’s look. We are, of course, talking about bidding after the opposition... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show 039

    28 Mar 2019

        This week's show includes:   Quote from Zia – 30 minutes is all he needs to do what…..     Aces & Knaves – a Bridge movie premieres this week Statistical Analysis – what a... read more here

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