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  • Volunteer of the Month

    20 Apr 2018

      Colette Benfield - Richmond. Richmond Club Secretary, Barbara Gordon, is a big admirer of Colette and gives some of the reasons why the Club Committee felt Colette is worthy to be nominated for this award. "Colette Benfield is a great... read more here

  • Announcement- NZ Youth Team for 2018

    19 Apr 2018

      19 April 2018   I am very pleased to announce that we will sending the following team to the World Youth Championships in Wujiang, China:   Nik Mitchell and Brad Johnston of Otago Zachary Yan and Vincent He of Auckland... read more here

  • Watch a video on how to enter a Tournament

    19 Apr 2018

    To make life easier, we have made a couple of small instructional videos; To show you how to enter a Tournament on the NZB website To show you how to remove or amend an entry. Click here to take you to the Instruction page and scroll down... read more here

  • WELLINGTON REGIONAL NEWS with Paul Maxwell

    19 Apr 2018

    As I write this, we are a few days away from the start of our regular Wellington Regional Congress, which will end, as usual, with a Swiss Pairs on Anzac Day. This year the calendar has started us off with two days of Teams over the coming... read more here

  • Canterbury News with Max Robb

    18 Apr 2018

    Every follower of golf knows how fickle golf results can be – even Tiger Woods could not win everything. This month has seen a few surprising results, so much so that every Bridge tournament player can live in hope of taking a first prize!... read more here

  • Congratulations!!! Our New Grandmasters

    16 Apr 2018

    Here is the revised list of Grandmasters now available. GOLD GRANDMASTERS Ken Yule Matamata   SILVER GRANDMASTERS Stanley Abrahams Mt Albert Liz Fisher Hamilton Eileen Horsman Waiheke... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    24 Apr 2018

    GOT THEM..OR HAVE YOU? We love to bid and make nice slams. We love to make a difficult contract. We love to catch the opponents with a penalty double. All three statements seem true though the last has a proviso…that we beat the contract.... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    17 Apr 2018

      giving a helping hand. Signalling for Success. Whatever methods you normally use to exchange information to partner, there are times when clear suit preference signals are required. For many pairs, this occurs when one player leads an... read more here

  • Newsletters from Chairperson- Allan Morris

    13 Apr 2018

    Newsletter No 5 for 2018 -  added  13 April 2018   read more here

  • Masterpoint search

    12 Apr 2018

    Newly released We have improved the Masterpoint Search page so players can see more than just the last month's points earned.  We know this has been something many have wanted and we are happy to report this is now available.  During... read more here

  • Club Level Director Exams - July 2018

    10 Apr 2018

    LINK TO INFORMATION read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    10 Apr 2018

    The Curse of Board 11 Keen bridge players and most Scottish people (surely all Scots play Bridge!) know that the diamond 9 is the “Curse of Scotland”. Our der knowledgeable friend “Google” will enlighten any ignorant... read more here

  • TOURNAMENT AND GRADINGS TASKFORCE UPDATE

    10 Apr 2018

    Information and toplines are now available from the tournament and grading survey sent out late 2017. The purpose of the survey was to inform the Tournament and Gradings Taskforce in their review of the current tournament schedule and current... read more here

  • Otago/Southland News with Brad Johnston

    4 Apr 2018

    The start of 2018 hasn’t seen too many tournaments down South, with only the Invercargill 8B Pairs, the Oamaru 5A Pairs, the Taieri and Queenstown 8B Pairs since Moss last wrote to y’all. The winners of these events were as follows:... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    3 Apr 2018

    Signalling and Counting One of the advantages of being a defender is that you have someone else at the bridge table on your side, with the same aims as you have and someone who is taking an active part in the play of the hand. So, even though you... read more here

  • Northland News with Tania Brown

    29 Mar 2018

    Kerikeri winners, Neil Ruddell and Andrew Liu Once again we are in the Winterless North and while we hope to have a nice Easter Weekend, they don’t call it “Whangarainey” for nothing. Life is slowly getting back to normal... read more here

  • TALES OF AKARANA

    29 Mar 2018

    a real hold FOUR VIEWS OF DUMMY So, what is a hold for no-trumps? You cannot always have AQJT in the suit the opposition bids. Sometimes with Kxx, you have to play the whole hand trying to keep one opponent off lead. Then, there are lesser holds... read more here

  • Opportunity- NZ Bridge Foundation

    28 Mar 2018

        NZ Bridge, in conjunction with the Trustees of the NZ Bridge Foundation, is looking to increase the number of Trustees supporting the Foundation and invites expressions of interest from interested parties. The Foundation, which... read more here

  • Welcome to New & Returning Players

    28 Mar 2018

    Welcome to the new (and some returning) players around the country since the start of the year.  We will report number regularly in future. We hope you love this game as much as those who have played for years. Here are the numbers by club,... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    26 Mar 2018

    King for Count in Queenstown This is the tale of an actual hand (well, all the stories are) but this is a kind of special one from last weekend’s Queenstown tournament. Are you ready for a defensive problem? Board 2East... read more here

  • HAMILTON BRIDGE CLUB TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES

    23 Mar 2018

    Members from Hamilton Bridge Club were invited to appear on the Free FM show Aapki Mehphile Harmony. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking on the link below. You may like to start 7 mins into the broadcast. Click here to listen to the... read more here

  • TALES OF AKARANA

    23 Mar 2018

    Triers “Rewarded” 26-30 high card points between your two hands are an awkward number to handle. On some days, you want to be in a cold slam while on others, you are picking up the mess of how many under-tricks you need to concede.... read more here

  • High scores

    22 Mar 2018

    High scores around the country 1 Jan - 20 March, Pairs events only, 40C club venues in first section, A and B tournaments later.   40C Club events   Auckland Northland Region 40C Club events Patricia Porter, John Cooper... read more here

  • WAIKATO BAYS NEWS with Anna Kalma

    22 Mar 2018

    There is always a surfeit of Teams Events in the Waikato Bays at the start of the year, culminating (for a few months at least) with the Kelly Peirse Teams in Rotorua.   This was held last weekend with 30 teams signing up to the 10A... read more here

  • JUST LOVING HIS BRIDGE

    20 Mar 2018

     "I Love playing Bridge with People" So says one of our youngest Bridge players. Introducing 8 year old Ollie Benton. Ollie's story is told here by Regional Bridge Mate for Otago-Southland, Susannah Pinckney: Stayman from the start... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    20 Mar 2018

    PAIRS AND TEAMS PHILOSOPHY They can be the same and they can be so different. One similarity would be when you are in a normal contract, you would not risk going down in your contract by taking a finesse for the sake of an overtrick, unless you... read more here

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