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  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    27 May 2019

    NOT MUCH TO DO…SO DO IT RIGHT! Most of the hands we discuss in these features are game contracts, needing to be made or defeated. Yet, whether you are playing Teams or Pairs, those part-scores are just as important. Here is one of those... read more here

  • Volunteer of The Month

    27 May 2019

              Lyn at work with one of her "strong men", John Kent                         Lyn Mould - Christchurch... read more here

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

    26 May 2019

    Defenders Must Count Tricks too. We left you on Friday with a problem for a defender. Not only must we learn to bid and play well but we need to defend as accurately as we can as well. We have heard the bidding. After the opening lead, we can see... read more here

  • New To The Table

    24 May 2019

    TWO LEVEL IS TOO LOW Many bridge deals involve competitive bidding with both partnerships having in region of 20 high card points (hcp) each. While sometimes no player has a long (5+ card) suit, where one partner does, they should not defend the... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    24 May 2019

    All routes lead to…. A case, perhaps of what might have been. Sometimes, unfortunately, our own system works against us! So, two questions for you. First question. We give you the score and you tell us the contract. No warm up... read more here

  • Northland News with Tania Brown

    22 May 2019

    Greetings from the Winterless North yet again. In my firm we are all still running around in tank tops and our new winter uniforms arrived today, polo shirts. We have been busy here with tournaments most weekends, and ground breakingly the next... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 047

    22 May 2019

        Todays show includes:   Ni hao China is done….for Barry     Lebenshol – I spelt it? What’s it all about? Don’t mind Mereana – she’s still recovering Medicine at... read more here

  • Play and Defend Better: for improving players

    21 May 2019

    A Touch of Good Fortune. A little levity but still a challenge for you in the play at the same time. So, we can combine the headings from two features into one. You are playing a Teams style match when your opponents engage in what sounds like a... read more here

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

    20 May 2019

    Like a good meal, it’s all in the preparation. It seems a shame to bid to a more than reasonable slam and then to fail somewhat unnecessarily. So, we are going to take a good deep breath as they have made their opening lead and we have been... read more here

  • New To The Table

    17 May 2019

     Slamwards Bidding Sometimes, we have so many high card points (hcps) between our two hands that one player in our partnership will drive our partnership to slam. Yet, we can still bid to what we hope is the right time to bid slam by some... read more here

  • Newsletters from Chairperson- Allan Morris

    17 May 2019

    Newsletter No 3 for 2019 -  added  17th May 2019   read more here

  • NZ Bridge - Draft Constitution - Feedback Invited

    17 May 2019

    17 May 2019 To Club Secretaries & Regional Committees Click here to view the draft Constitution 17 May 2019 Click here to download the Constitution feedback form (added 22nd May) New Zealand Bridge Incorporated Constitution... read more here

  • Congratulations!! to our latest Grandmasters

    16 May 2019

    Details Here read more here

  • ABF Daily Bridge Column

    15 May 2019

        Link to Information       read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 046

    15 May 2019

    This weeks sahow includes:   Today we talk   Education,mathematics,nuisance bidding, low level interference Rolling the dice,is it loaded Gambling... How to calculate masterpoints WAPs inter provincial results Debbie Marcroft... read more here

  • Auckland News with Douglas Russell

    14 May 2019

    It’s a funny old game. When we first start out on our Grand Journey To Becoming A Good Player, we are inclined to grab tricks wherever we see them and hope something miraculous happens to give us the remainder that we need, whether as... read more here

  • Inter-Provincial Results

    14 May 2019

     Seven regions, four grades (Open, Women, Seniors, Intermediate) and plenty of excitement throughout the country over the weekend..a few regret, too. There were a few regrets on this board from the Auckland- Northland heat, too. Could you... read more here

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

    12 May 2019

    Justifying the Good Bidding  Two days ago, we guided you through a difficult choice of opening bid, responding to an opening bid with just 5 high card points (hcps), a forward going bid called a reverse and recognising the forcing nature of... read more here

  • Central Districts News with George McLachlan

    10 May 2019

    It was very fitting that Bob Hurley (partnered by wife Evelyn) should win the recent Dannevirke Open.  Bob's father, Arthur, was a founding member of the club. A recent newspaper article referred to his involvement with the N.Z. Army during... read more here

  • New To The Table

    10 May 2019

    “Reverse”.. but move forward to Game. Going “back” to move “forward”. This bridge language might seem like “Double Dutch” at times. It is certainly true that bridge terminology does take a bit of... read more here

  • Tales of Akarana

    10 May 2019

                        FOUR MIGHTY HANDS What have the following four hands got in common other than they all appeared at Akarana this week and they, one... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show - 045

    8 May 2019

        Today’s show includes:     China is coming…we begin our Chinese translations for various parts of the show   Thanks to Yuzhong Chen for adding another layer to the Bridge Zone    ... read more here

  • Introducing the "Mixed Blacks"

    7 May 2019

    Thank you to everyone who gave their ideas for the name of the New Zealand Mixed team. The "Mixed Blacks" was the most popular choice from around 150 suggestions. Bridge Blends, Bridge Mixers, Full Packs, Bridge Kiwis, Kiwi Kings and Queens, Black... read more here

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