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  • What's new and have your say ...

    14 Jan 2016

    Welcome to the updated New Zealand Bridge website:  you should notice a few improvements.  The main difference is that you’ll have to register once1 on the My NZB page using your NZB Computer number in order to see your... read more here

  • 2017 tournament schedule

    7 Feb 2016

    The Regional Committees are refining the 2017 club tournaments timetable and the national tournament scheduler Rona Driscoll expects the 2017 tournament to be finalised by July or earlier. If you need sight of the draft schedule (which is subject... read more here

  • Kiwi busted in Thai bridge scandal

    5 Feb 2016

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11584884 read more here

  • Bridge at The Gay Pride Festival

    4 Feb 2016

    PLAY BRIDGE AT THE "PROUD TO PLAY" GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL You do not have to be gay. Anyone can play. The Trusts Arena65-67 Central Park DriveHenderson, Aucklandstarts      February 15th 2016 (Monday) at... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE

    3 Feb 2016

    NOT FOR THE DEFENCE’S BENEFIT. What’s the ultimate insult for a defender, defending a no-trump contract? You make a bad lead…and…get the suit you led played straight back at you! You may feel deflated… but do not... read more here

  • TALES OF TAURANGA

    2 Feb 2016

    Strange stories of those who did not win.  The Tauranga Mini Congress  Week-end. January 30th- February 1st 2016 The Bay turned on a pretty good wettish weekend for bridge which suited the host club with a roomful of players for all... read more here

  • KIWIS IN CANBERRA

    29 Jan 2016

    Of all the Kiwis who went across to Canberra’s Summer Festival of Bridge, the most successful was Auckland’s Nick Jacob. Nick certainly landed himself a very good partner in the shape of Ishmael Del’Monte. Nick and Ishmael... read more here

  • 2016 Lesson material

    28 Jan 2016

    The 2016 Lesson material has now been transferred over from the old site, INCLUDING the revamped powerpoint presentations. Please note, the layout on the page is a little different (for the better we hope). The Dealer files are now lower... read more here

  • REMEMBERING ALEX

    28 Jan 2016

    Past Editor of New Zealand Bridge Magazine, bridge club founder, Alex Moore, a very colourful character, died on the 30th December 2015. He was 68 and suffered a major heart attack. Alex Alex had a variety of careers and a very varied life. He... read more here

  • PLAYING THE CARDS

    26 Jan 2016

    In this series of articles, we will feature hands played well or where there could be, shall we say, a little room for improvement. You learn to finesse at an early stage in your bridge career. It is so often the pathway to scoring extra tricks.... read more here

  • Young,Enthusiastic and with Passion

    25 Jan 2016

    Yes, we are talking about bridge, not always an activity associated with the youth of our society. When we talk of young bridge players, some say we are talking about those in their 30’s and 40’s. Not any more as there is a quiet,... read more here

  • BRIDGE ARTICLES ON THE NEW WEBSITE

    19 Jan 2016

      Welcome to the new New Zealand Bridge website. We hope it will retain the best of its predecessor but in other aspects will be a big improvement. Technology is fast changing. We aim to keep New Zealand Bridge abreast of the latest changes.... read more here

  • PLAYING THE CARDS

    19 Jan 2016

    In this series of articles, we will feature hands played well or where there could be, shall we say, a little room for improvement. We will start off with a deal which was played very nicely by a bridge personality more associated with directing.... read more here

  • THAMES TEN YEARS ON

    15 Jan 2016

    The second week-end of January saw the eleventh anniversary celebrations of the Thames Coromandel Summer Bridge Festival. The Congress was the idea of the late Allan Barclay and was started at the time when January was a relatively uncluttered... read more here

  • International Squads for 2016

    13 Jan 2016

    OPEN Matthew Brown and Michael Whibley Nick Jacob and Glenn Coutts Tom Jacob and Brian Mace Michael Ware and Geo Tislevoll Ashley Bach and Michael Cornell James Coutts and Sam Coutts Alan Grant and Anthony Ker... read more here

  • List of Club & Regional Secretaries - Updated 24 Jan 2016

    13 Jan 2016

    Club & Regional Secretaries.pdf  read more here

  • Qualified Directors

    13 Jan 2016

    List of Qualified Directors 5 January 2016.pdf (0.21MB) read more here

  • Playing the Game

    12 Jan 2016

    In this series of articles, we will feature hands played well or where there could be, shall we say, a little room for improvement. We will start off with a deal which was played very nicely by a bridge personality more associated with directing.... read more here

  • Playing and Defending - for Those new to the Game

    22 Dec 2015

    by Richard Solomon THE WAY WE WERE A neat song and a title so true of our wonderful game. If you can play a bit now, remember back to those oh so confusing days when you started. The play of the following hand really happened. I know. I watched... read more here

  • Running Diamonds

    22 Dec 2015

    Two successive deals on a recent Monday night had a certain theme connecting them. On both of them, the opening lead was a diamond and in both cases, dummy had a five card diamond suit. This was the first: Dealer... read more here

  • SAVING YOUR TEAM

    22 Dec 2015

    When your opposition get into an aggressive but making contract, a defender has to do something pretty drastic to save the day for their team. That was certainly the case when Franklin Club player, Christine Egelmeer, found herself on lead to... read more here

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