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  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    16 Jul 2018

    Which Club? Give a bridge player an opportunity to go wrong and the chances are they will accept it with open arms. So, if there is anything we can do to save one’s partner from themselves, then we should strive to do that. It’s a... read more here

  • TALES OF AKARANA

    13 Jul 2018

    "UNLUCKY" FOR SOME. That’s Board 13. It was there this evening to test one’s superstitions and liking or otherwise of safety plays! Safety plays are there when there is no apparent danger in taking one…so, you be the judge!... read more here

  • THE BRIDGE ZONE

    12 Jul 2018

    You can access the direct link to the latest episode of The Bridge Zone by opening this article.  Save the link as a bookmark - and you will be able to tune in each Wednesday at around midday for the latest show broadcast. Click... read more here

  • Otago/Southland News with Brad Johnston

    11 Jul 2018

    It’s been a few months since Moss’ last regional write-up, and it’s good to see that some other correspondents have weighed in on the issues brought up by Moss with regards to the IP trials. But the trials are over and the IPs... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    10 Jul 2018

    YOUR 12 TRICKS ARE? You have reached a reasonable but slightly pushy 6 spade contract and your bidding has telegraphed to your opponents that a trump lead is a good idea. So, that’s what you got…and now is the time to decide how you... read more here

  • South Island Pairs

    10 Jul 2018

    A WEEKEND FOR TWO RUSSELLS AND A ROBIN The South Island Pairs came to the Top of The South and players came from all over New Zealand to Picton for two wonderful days of Bridge. The event involved five barometered sessions, 46 pairs playing... read more here

  • South Island Pairs - Picton 7th-8th JuLy 2018

    6 Jul 2018

    LINK TO RESULTS read more here

  • TALES OF AKARANA

    6 Jul 2018

    AND THE MINIMUM PERCENTAGE IS? That’s for bidding games, especially vulnerable ones. How bad can they be for us to say we should be in part-score? There were 6 low point-count, lowish percentage games to be bid this week. Most were makeable... read more here

  • Volunteer of the Month

    5 Jul 2018

    Barbara Fitzgerald - North Shore. We go to Auckland's North Shore Bridge Club for this month's nomination. Not only has this club got an absolutely beautiful setting, being next to Lake Pupuke, but it has one most valuable member in Barbara... read more here

  • WAIKATO BAYS NEWS with Anna Kalma

    5 Jul 2018

    Tournament Successes. The big tournament winners from the past few months included Grant Jarvis and Ian Berrington who took over by a whisker from Michael Ware and Geo Tislevoll on the final round of the National Swiss Pairs in Hamilton across... read more here

  • A Lighter Look

    4 Jul 2018

    SLAM ON “14” One side has 26 hcp between their two hands and the other a more modest 14. One side can make 9 tricks with their best combined suit as trumps. The other can make 12. Naturally, you would much rather be holding the... read more here

  • New Zealand at the Yeh Bros event, Day 3.

    4 Jul 2018

    Consolation Swiss at Yeh Bros Cup After the disappointment of just missing out the main knock-out stage, the New Zealand Open team looked to improve in the Consolation Swiss. It was not to be as after 5 of the 8 rounds, they are in 14th place in... read more here

  • New Zealand at the Yeh Bros event, Day 2.

    3 Jul 2018

    LIKE NEW ZEALAND: LIKE JAPAN Choose whichever team you wish, the Japanese football team or the New Zealand Bridge team..and they are both suffering from last kick/last board disappointment. Japan were seconds away from extra- time and a chance of... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    3 Jul 2018

    “CAN I HELP?” Another unmakeable contract makes! It’s only a part-score but it’s 5 imps to the opposition which they really should not have got…or it would have been a lot better had their contract failed.... read more here

  • New Zealand at the Yeh Bros event, Day 1.

    2 Jul 2018

    IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY This year’s Yeh Bros event had plenty of strong teams taking part. After doing the necessary against one of the weaker teams present, South Africa, New Zealand came up against three strong European countries in... read more here

  • New Zealand Open Team at the 2018 Yeh Bros Cup

    29 Jun 2018

    Follow the New Zealand Open Team at the 2018 Yeh Bros Cup which will take place in Beijing from Sunday 1st July until Thursday 5th July. You can follow the link below to see how our Open Team is faring or else read daily reports on this site... read more here

  • TALES OF AKARANA

    29 Jun 2018

    DISASTER! So you think our top players always get it right? It’s nice to show how well they can play. Sometimes, though, it is just not their night. So, if you have a bad night at bridge, then what follows is here to cheer you up. It can... read more here

  • Auckland News by Douglas Russell

    27 Jun 2018

    The rainy season has started in earnest in Auckland, and partly as a consequence the tournament season is in full swing, with a pretty crowded calendar. The Howick Restricted Pairs was won by John Craig and KC (what does the KC stand for?) Lee,... read more here

  • NZB launches weekly radio show

    27 Jun 2018

    Listen in to the new all bridge radio show sponsored by NZB.  A half-hour weekly slot "The Bridge Zone" had its first broadcast today.  Wednesdays at 10.30am and repeated Thursdays at 6.30am are the times to tune in live. ... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    25 Jun 2018

    THE PRICE YOU PAY We like to bid when we get the opportunity though there are times when you do bid when you wish you had not. One such occasion is  when you tell the declarer how to play a hand by the bid you have made. Watch the following:... read more here

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