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  • Club Happenings Around the Country

    7 Apr 2020

    Taradale Bridge Club. This Hawke’s Bay club has its share of problems of late. Before Covid 19 reared its oh so unpleasant head, the Club was asked to find new premises and is, or was, temporarily operating out of the Napier Bridge Club... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Apr 2020

    The Disappearing Diamond Loser. One of the most normal things you do when, as declarer, you see dummy is to look at your own hand, and in a suit contract, to see how many losers there are and to see which ones you can eliminate. Indeed, all the... read more here

  • List of cancelled Tournaments

    7 Apr 2020

    Auckland Easter Congress 10 – 13 April Levin 8B Easter Pairs 11 April Wellington Region Mixed Pairs 13 April Hibiscus 5B Intermediate Pairs 18 April Hibiscus 3A Open Pairs... read more here

  • Club Happenings Around the Country

    6 Apr 2020

    Waitemata Bridge Club. Waitemata is  one of the two affiliated clubs in West Auckland and is based in Te Atatu. It has a large catchment area in the Henderson, New Lynn, West Harbour areas. Thanks to Ken Dixon for supplying some information... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Apr 2020

    Together….and Apart. Discarding is a very important and dangerous area of our game. One wrong discard can be very expensive for the defence. It is important for defenders to try to give each other as much information as they can to help... read more here

  • Gold Coast Congress Masterpoints

    6 Apr 2020

      Our friends at the ABF delivered a large bundle of Gold points tonight, (3320.26 in total). Players masterpoint records have been updated.     read more here

  • New To Bridge Base On-Line (BBO)?

    1 Apr 2020

    Then we have a link to a video produced by a top Australian player, Pete Hollands, in which he explains how BBO works. If you are intending to play in the twice daily tournament hosted by Julie Atkinson and Pat Carter from the Auckland Bridge... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Apr 2020

    Advantage Number 11. Do you remember when we listed Giles Hancock’s 10 advantages of BBO? Well, you should as it was only yesterday! That list was though incomplete. There is an 11th one. …which brings us back to the questions you... read more here

  • Club Happenings Around the Country

    4 Apr 2020

    WELLINGTON. Our report today comes courtesy of the club's most efficient and hard-working manager, Bridget Hannaway-Willcox. "Well I have been flat out at home. Wellington Club is assisting players with accessing online play, a big thanks to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Apr 2020

    The Lighter Side of Bridge. Wishing..and hoping. There are times when you hope your partner does not put down too good a dummy, like when you have stopped short of slam. Please, please show me a couple of quick losers to justify my... read more here

  • Club Happenings Around the Country

    3 Apr 2020

    New Plymouth. We have asked our bridge clubs what they are doing to help their members during this very difficult time, both from the point of view of actual help as many members are in the dangerous 70+ on their own category but also to be able... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Apr 2020

    Signalling to Success. Playing Teams, scoring +300 even +500 when most of the room achieves +650 is not that good a score. Should you accept +500 or risk only 300 in search of +800? That’s accepting a loss of 4 imps or try for a 4-imp gain... read more here

  • Lesson hands for BBO

    3 Apr 2020

    Because Improver and Intermediate lessons cannot be run face to face at the moment, we have converted the lesson hands into LIN files so they can be loaded into BBO. We suggest you either practice these hands between friends or better still get a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Apr 2020

    Trying to have your Cake…and Eat it too! It is difficult for newish players to grasp the concept of re-opening doubles, an important part of playing negative rather than penalty doubles when an opponent overcalls. It is generally accepted... read more here

  • More Help To Get on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

    2 Apr 2020

    Here is another link to help you with accessing on-line bridge. This has been provided by Derek Gill, from the Victoria Bridge Club in Wellington. Thanks, Derek.   VBC BBO On-line bridge instructions  read more here

  • Social Distancing Round Robin Teams. Need Teammates?

    2 Apr 2020

    If you would like to take part in this event but need teammates, then just send me an email at rksolomon@xtra.co.nz  and I will try and match you up with a suitable pair.....no guarantees but it does no harm to ask...and please not Open... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Apr 2020

    The Truth, The Truth …nothing but the Truth! There are those who have been playing this game, bridge, for some 50 years (well, that could be me! I must have learnt when I was very young….well young!) who can be heard saying:... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 088

    1 Apr 2020

      This Week's show includes:     Our 1st crack at working from home The sound quality wasn’t the best We have sourced some expert advice and…. EUREKA, we have a solution       Working... read more here

  • Top of The South News with Jenny Pomeroy

    1 Apr 2020

    Jenny Pomeroy.   As it is 1st April, I thought I would have a bit of fun……..   "I bring you News from Top of the South but it is a little scant and thin. As for the good of all New Zealand we’ve been forced to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 Mar 2020

    TWO WAYS TO SUCCESS (Morton’s Fork). A Tale of Jan and John. John Morton was made both Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor (as well as a Cardinal) in the reign of the English monarch, Henry V11, in the late 15th century. He... read more here

  • Another Opportunity for Bridge

    30 Mar 2020

    As promised, we will bring you as many opportunities for reading and playing bridge in the period when we have no bridge at our clubs. Many of you will be playing once/ twice a day on BBO (Bridge Base Online) Pairs sessions. We have already... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Mar 2020

    NO PERFECT BID. Yes, it can happen quite often. It happened in this feature only a few days ago. We found, then, that bidding was better than passing. Is that going to be the case with today’s problem?      ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Mar 2020

    Counting to 10. We all know that playing Pairs is so much about making overtricks or sometimes conceding less undertricks than the rest of the field. Certainly, you score very few match-points for your perfectly correct contract of 5 when there... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Mar 2020

    Life’s an Illusion… You have, I am sure, been in the situation where you know that one’s opponents are about to get a ruff. So many otherwise excellent contracts fail because one’s opponents score one or more ruffs.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Mar 2020

    A “Double” Whammy. Well, nearly. It was not quite catastrophic to produce the red card as an answer to both our problems from yesterday…at least not just yet and as long as one has a thinking partner, then you could be saved... read more here

  • Northland News with Tania Brown

    27 Mar 2020

    Greeting all from the winterless North once again. Gosh, before we hit these tumultuous times we were up and running with a fever (maybe that’s not the right word) and 2020 WAS THE YEAR. However, that’s not to be at this stage but it... read more here

  • Process for cancellation of any tournaments at 10A level and above

    26 Mar 2020

    This post is to share with you what we have put in place regarding the cancelation or otherwise of bridge tournaments at 10A level or above. Events at this level and above are the responsibility of NZ Bridge either directly or by way of a... read more here

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