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  • Waikato Bays News from Anna Kalma

    4 Mar 2021

    101 years young, Mavis Meyer. We’ve seen a great start to the year based on participation at local tournaments with booked out notices going up well in advance of the event day.    Of course, the latest change to alert... read more here

  • Auckland News with Douglas Russell

    3 Mar 2021

    Welcome back (again!) to another report from Fortress Auckland. What with Christmas, New Year, summer breaks and snap lockdowns, it has been a bit of a stop-start period for us here. Nevertheless, we have managed to sneak in some live bridge in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Mar 2021

      Jan’s Day: Exciting Slam Leads   We gave you one lead problem overnight. Today, we have two slams as reported by Jan where the lead was or could have been crucial. This is what we left you with yesterday:  ... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -136

    3 Mar 2021

    Included this week:     At the pond with Kermit   Defenders tip – touching cards             Taranaki Congress  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Mar 2021

    A Difficult Deal. You have been dealt a strong hand and with your partner in the bidding, you know you are going to be in game. Indeed, on a different day, you might even have been thinking of slam. Yet, there’s a good philosophy that you... read more here

  • Taranaki Bridge Congress

    28 Feb 2021

      Following the events of yesterday the organisers of the Taranaki Bridge Congress have made the very difficult decision to cancel the event.   The organising committee agonised over this decision but the risk of waiting for a change... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Mar 2021

      A No Trump Link. We left you on Friday with two bridge hands and asked you the link between the two of them. A little unfair question, really, considering the lack of information given. Hopefully, you have not spent too much of the... read more here

  • Covid Advisory with respect to Bridge

    27 Feb 2021

    Deep down we all know we have not reached the end of this awful virus, but we all hoped that the authorities would control the virus at the border and avoid community spread.We now know our ordinary lives have once again been put on hold. Auckland... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Feb 2021

      Don’t Change Course: You might just be steering in the right direction.   Well, that statement is not always true as there are times when a switch is required when you are defending. However, sometimes the most passive defence... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show - 135

    26 Feb 2021

      Included this week:   At the pond with Kermit   Plonk, the beach and Congress Email winner announced Book competition Gaining the mental edge at Bridge The book heads off to Invercargill   Judge Julie rules... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 Feb 2021

      For Less Experienced Players:  Minor Nightmare!   Well, it should have been a fun hand. You have 13 cards distributed as evenly as possible among the two minor suits, two decent suits as well, as both were headed by the KQ..and... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Feb 2021

      Wise old owl!   Jan’s Day: Smart Defence Only a few days ago, we told you how Bridge is a game of mistakes, or of avoiding them. Today’s article is an exception, with the hand won by good inspired defence. Equally... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Feb 2021

                        Planning….   You are lucky if you can make a plan to make your contract, “lucky” in the sense that you have a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Feb 2021

      On the same Wavelength.   Are you? You and your partner. Every so often, even the most experienced partnership will sometimes hit unfamiliar territory in their bidding but they should have the more common situations off pat. That... read more here

  • Message from the Organisers of the Taranaki Bridge Congress

    22 Feb 2021

          Thank you for entering the Congress. Whilst all details are on the flyer, we are reminding players of the following:     All events are being held at the Plymouth International Hotel (5 minutes’ walk from... read more here

  • Canterbury News with Max Robb

    19 Feb 2021

    Recently a couple of people have asked whether I was still writing reports for New Zealand Bridge and the Canterbury region. Well in 2020, Covid threw the reports schedule into disarray as many tournaments were cancelled. Even Nationals at... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Feb 2021

      If it’s in the way, discard it! Would you believe that we are talking about an ace…and that we are playing a no-trump contract? Aces are normally handy cards to have… and so was this particular ace for a while.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Feb 2021

      Whichever guess is wrong!   For the less experienced   The right finesse is no finesse!   This is a story of two declarers. One was rather more successful than the other in their quest for 10 tricks. Indeed, while one... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 134

    18 Feb 2021

    Included this week:   Results   South Island Teams         Christchurch Bell Taylor... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Feb 2021

      Partner’s Error is Your Mistake. So, you want to see brilliancies? Then, do not look at most stories about bridge hands. Occasionally, a good lead or play or defence, a thoughtful bid, perhaps. For the main, it is a story of... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Feb 2021

     Jan Cormack Jan’s Day: Attitude.   “If only they would learn to concentrate, then perhaps they could become a top player!” This seems to be a common complaint regarding most up and coming bridge players. In fact, it... read more here

  • South Island Teams A Big Hit in Christchurch

    17 Feb 2021

      Christchurch was the place to be last weekend for 192 bridge players, along with the many involved with the event’s organisation. A turn-out of 48 teams was a wonderful number and hopefully, all enjoyed the weekend. There was a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Feb 2021

      A Slim Chance? We left you on Friday with a play problem with South the declarer in 6D. You might have wondered how South got to be declarer and so the sequence is included below. Some who play transfer responses to 1C open 1C with all... read more here

  • Covid 19 - Advisory

    14 Feb 2021

    Advisory No 12 14 Feb 2021.pdf read more here

  • South Island Teams Christchurch 13th - 14th Feb 2021

    13 Feb 2021

    Link to Results read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Feb 2021

      Saving Space – For Less Experienced Players. Jumping the bidding to tell your partner you have a strong hand is often a good idea but it can come at a price, the price being too high before the proper exploration for the best... read more here

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