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  • Congratulations!! Recently Qualified Club Level Directors

    10 Dec 2018

       NZ Bridge congratulates the following people who were successful in the recent exam series:   Janet Joblin Gisborne Helen Andrews Hastings Justine Hart Hawera Glenice Houghton Hawera Mara... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    10 Dec 2018

    Cast Aside Self Pity :Match their Good Defence! Why is it when you are in times of need (I know, your contracts always seem to be in a state of need…needing a favourable lead, needing a finesse or three to work, needing just a little slice... read more here

  • LOOKING AHEAD TO CONGRESS 2019

    7 Dec 2018

    NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL BRIDGE CONGRESS 2019 We want to tell you about some changes that will take place at the 2019 Congress. We also want to thank all of you who took part in the survey during or just after this year’s Congress. We really... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    7 Dec 2018

     TWICE IN A NIGHT …. BUT ONCE A YEAR. What is “Total Diversity?” You learn a lot when you play an evening’s bridge and it is not all about how you can bid, play and defend any particular hand. There are some things... read more here

  • Appointment- Youth Coordinator

    5 Dec 2018

    I am delighted to annoucned that Sam Coutts of Duendin has accepted the voluntary  postion of youth Coordinator for NZ Bridge. The role is primarily focused on developing our youth players to a level that they can represent New Zealand at... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show - 023

    5 Dec 2018

    Open this post to enjoy this week's episode of The Bridge Zone.  This week has the last clip from Zia Mahmood’s’  interview and Postcard from Scotland  catch up – Samantha Punch returns to The Bridge Zone in a... read more here

  • Babich Wines New Zealand Wide Pairs winners

    4 Dec 2018

    Celebrating Their Success Here is a chance to see  those who were successful in this year's Babich Wines New Zealand Wide Pairs celebrate their success. First up, the overall winners, Brett Glass and Gary Foidl who led the way with their... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players 8

    3 Dec 2018

    A TIME FOR A TRUMP…. Lead, that is! What else could we be talking about?! When the opposition appear to have the minority of the high card points, one place they will try to score extra tricks is by ruffing, whether cross-ruffing (that is... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana 8

    30 Nov 2018

    PATHWAY TO DISASTER. Maybe you know many such ways to get a bad score at the bridge table? One is certainly making a weak hand as declarer and the strong hand as dummy. It gives free licence to imaginative defenders to underlead aces to give... read more here

  • Northland News with Tania Brown

    29 Nov 2018

    Greetings again from the Winterless North. We have been very busy up here with tournaments, prize givings, a wedding and a leaving party (not the same party, thank goodness). First off was the Kauri Tournament over in Dargaville back in October.... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players 7

    28 Nov 2018

    TOP DEFENCE, SCOTTY. Working as a partnership…signalling meaningfully where necessary….counting declarer’s hand. These are some aspects of top defence. This week’s hand is not necessarily one you will get right (you... read more here

  • THe Bridge Zone Show - 022

    28 Nov 2018

      Open this post to enjoy this week's episode of The Bridge Zone.  This week's show includes: The Bridge Legend, Zia Mahmood continues his chat with Mereana and Barry. Talking about carding systems, suit preference and his... read more here

  • Leads, Lebensohl and more at the Inter-Provincials

    27 Nov 2018

    the late Dougal McLean. And do not play the same contract as your teammates! As was stated yesterday, it was Wellington who came up as the top region in last weekend’s Interprovincial Championships at the Auckland Bridge Club. Whereas in... read more here

  • DAY TWO AT THE INTER-PROVINCIALS

    26 Nov 2018

    WELLINGTON IN THE DRIVING SEAT. Day 2 of the 2018 Inter-Provincial Championships has seen Wellington teams make the running in  the Dougal McLean Trophy competition, led by their Open and Intermediate teams who both hold sizeable leads in... read more here

  • Wellington The Champions

    26 Nov 2018

    WELLINGTON THE CHAMPIONS Wellington won the Dougal McLean Inter-Provincial Championships for the third year running. The region won both Open and Intermediate events in fine style with their Seniors’ team coming third. Meanwhile, second... read more here

  • Day one at the Inter-Provincials

    25 Nov 2018

       Waikato Bays' Day. Day 1 of the 2018 Inter-Provincial Championships has seen Waikato Bays teams make a strong start in the quest for the Dougal McLean Trophy, for the best performing region over the four categories. After 5 of the 14... read more here

  • NZ Interprovincials 2018

    23 Nov 2018

    LINK TO RESULTS read more here

  • Tales of Akarana 7

    23 Nov 2018

    The five level’s for the opposition….but the 4 level? One board at Akarana demonstrated that the famous saying of the 5-level belonging to the opposition does generally hold true, while another challenged whether the same might hold... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show- 022

    22 Nov 2018

                                    Open this post to enjoy this week's episode of The Bridge... read more here

  • Volunteer of The Month

    22 Nov 2018

    BEV GAY – Marlborough The following shows the value of Bev Gay to the Marlborough Bridge Club. It seems that Bev knows everything about Marlborough Bridge Club and shares her knowledge. She is also passionate about bridge, the players... read more here

  • Top of The South News with Jenny Pomeroy

    20 Nov 2018

        " Loud Shirt Day" at Golden Bay. Congress has been the big event for many in our region over the last couple of months.  A strong TOPS contingent spent the week in Hamilton; all had an enjoyable time and in many instances... read more here

  • National Teams at Wellington

    19 Nov 2018

                          Testing the Defence. The winners of this year’s National Teams, held this past weekend at the Wellington Bridge... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players 5

    19 Nov 2018

     A MATTER OF COUNTING. Trumps, tricks, the number of hearts in one hand, the number of spades outstanding…the number of boards left in the session of bridge before you can get a drink! You are always counting something when you sit... read more here

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