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NZ Congress 2016

Click on the Congress menu item: heaps of events for the less confident through to experts.  For help on accessing the new site please click on What's new ..." :  it has some instructions. If you've never played Bridge, try out our online lessons or contact one of our clubs. Our aim is to get as many people enjoying Bridge as possible.


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    16 Jun 2016

    Just over two months to go…and counting down. We hope lots of you are planning on coming to Hamilton in late September for all or part of this year’s National Congress. It will be an “international” Congress as we already... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    27 Jul 2016

    SIGNAL and SAVE Save what? Today it is saving an overtrick. Tomorrow it may mean defeating the contract. So, get in the habit if you can. You are playing Pairs and just perhaps you forced the opposition higher than they wanted to go. By the look... read more here

  • WAIKATO BAYS NEWS with Anna Kalma

    27 Jul 2016

    The first comment below and the picture above should tell you which region is reporting its news this week. Is there really something more important than bridge? Gee these regional round-ups sneak up on you quickly, right in the middle of calving... read more here

  • The Anatomy of Success and Failure

    26 Jul 2016

    Grant Jarvis Auckland Provincial Pairs and Teams A Win, a “Draw” and a Loss The weekend of July 22nd/23rd saw a good weekend of bridge at the Auckland Bridge Club. Here is a slightly quirky look at a little of what happened in the... read more here


    22 Jul 2016

    “Michaels Issues” solved by James.                        How do you play Michaels Cue Bids? There are more theories than there are bridge players... read more here

  • Yo'd Wish You'd Been There

    22 Jul 2016

                     THE NATIONAL BRIDGE TEACHERS' CONFERENCE What makes a National Conference? One aspect is meeting up with others from around the country who share similar... read more here

  • Northland News

    21 Jul 2016

    “The other side of the coin”: A Piece of Good Fortune? A new award is born.     Do you ever moan about your bad luck? Like maybe when your brilliantly bid small slam on a combined 21 hcp goes down when a side suit... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    20 Jul 2016

    THE BIDDING TO THE RESCUE How do you feel about the following two hands? A combined 22 hcp and you are playing in 1NT with every chance of at least one hold in every suit. It sounds quite straightforward to make your contract. They even led a... read more here

  • Recent High Session Scores

    20 Jul 2016

    June 2016.  Only two session scores of over 70% in June, occurring in Levin and at the Otago Bridge Club. Read on to see then who scored over 66% in a session last month, including the two high scoring pairs. RECENT HIGH SESSION SCORES... read more here

  • Tournament Results Lower North Island

    20 Jul 2016

    June 2016.  Here are the top three placings from the Hawke's Bay Congress and other tournaments this month in these two regions.       Hawkes Bay Congress (June5th-7th)   Taihape Intermediate/Junior Pairs... read more here

  • TOURNAMENT RESULTS. "North" of the North Island

    20 Jul 2016

    June 2016. Here are the winners from our two northern regions during this month. Jeter Liu was not just the most generous sponsor of the Auckland Queens Birthday Congress but returned a huge average score to win one of the events. It was though... read more here

  • Tournament Results: South Island

    20 Jul 2016

     The top placing at South Island tournaments in June including the Otago/ Southland Provincial Pairs and Teams follow. Read on to see the successful pairs and teams.   Otago Southland Provincial Pairs (5th June)   Otago... read more here

  • Youth Advocate

    20 Jul 2016

    The Internationalcommittee of the Board welcomes Tracey Lewis, taking over from Susan Humphries as the youth advocate on this committee.  Tracey is widely known in the Auckland/Northland area as a keen bridge player, teacher and fundraiser.... read more here


    15 Jul 2016

    What Every Aspiring Golfer Needs….. If you hit those golf balls regularly down the fairway onto the green and then with minimum shots into the hole, there are some basic things you need….rub of the green, a good swing, a reasonable... read more here

  • Canterbury News with Giles Hancock

    13 Jul 2016

    Two ladies from Wellington came down to play a double-date with two local gents. What happened next? Sorry.... you will just have to wait to find out. Firstly, though, the Rangiora 8B on July 3rd. Rangiora 8B July 3rd was a glorious... read more here

  • PLAY and DEFENCE for Improving Players

    13 Jul 2016

    MISBID…BUT HOPEFULLY NOT MISDEFENCE That’s your aim this week. When the opposition appear to have gone astray in the bidding, you must make sure they pay the price by defending accurately. Surely on the board below the opposition... read more here

  • It's when the music stops that counts

    12 Jul 2016

    South Island Pairs 42 pairs contested the South Island Pairs held over the week-end of July 9th-10th at the Christchurch Bridge Club. One spectacular round when it mattered proved to be the winning of the event. The early leaders after the first... read more here

  • Preserving the image

    8 Jul 2016

    The image. What image? It’s not an image. It’s a cold hard fact, a black fact, set in concrete. Well, you need a spade or two to “set concrete”. The image…the fact…is that if you hold more spades, you are... read more here

  • Remembering Paul Hobbs

    8 Jul 2016

    Paul Hobbs, a Life Member of New Zealand Bridge, passed away this week, aged 91. Paul was a founder member and first President of the Te Awamutu Bridge Club back in 1961. Both Paul and his wife Kathy played in the late 1950's at the newly formed... read more here

  • South Island Pairs- Link to Results

    8 Jul 2016

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    8 Jul 2016

    The “slow” or the “fast” lane? A night of fairly routine games and part-scores was brought to life at some tables by a deal where no pair could bid the better of the available slams but where there was much interest in... read more here

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