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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 May 2022

       Any fishhooks? It seems pretty straightforward. 1H promised 5 hearts and 2H guaranteed at least 6. You have a guaranteed 6-2 heart fit, plenty enough for game, maybe even slam on a good day. So, what to bid now? You are playing... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 May 2022

    “Off” to a good start. Often, the defence will prevail if the opening leader does the right thing at trick one. Will today’s defence prevail and will West find a good lead to indeed see that the contract goes “off”?... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 May 2022

    An unusual development. A short and seemingly rather sweet auction is suddenly hijacked by an opponent in a rather unusual way. As declarer, you were about to see the dummy and then this happened!     ♠... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 May 2022

    Or vice versa! “Leading” to the best result. That’s what we always want our bidding to do. Sometimes, though, we have to decide whether we just blast to what we hope is the final contract or else be more descriptive along the... read more here

  • New On line Pairs tournaments from New Zealand Bridge

    19 May 2022

    On-line Sunday Night Bridge Tournaments for all Levels from New Zealand Bridge New Zealand Bridge is pleased to announce 4 separate Sunday evening tournaments on Real Bridge lasting throughout the rest of 2022. 2022 New Zealand Bridge On-Line... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 May 2022

    The Writing on the Wall. You are playing Pairs and overtricks do matter: the more the better if you are declarer. So, what do you think about the contract below? Maybe there are 10 tricks available in your major suit game…or maybe not.... read more here

  • Otago Southland Congress Queens Birthday Weekend

    18 May 2022

    Please note new venue Otago Bridge Club-  Dunedin   OS Region- New Venue read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 196

    18 May 2022

      Here is the link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 May 2022

    Not for the faint-hearted. If you are newish to the game of bridge or indeed if you are a purist whose bids vaguely resemble what they were supposed to be when you first learnt to play, then today’s article is not for you. Bidding can be a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 May 2022

    PROVING THE POINT... all 25 of them! Sometimes you reach a game contract, with the required 25 hcp and realise after the opening lead that your chances of success range from slim to non-existent! Naturally, the opponents have got off to the best... read more here

  • Congratulations to our new Grandmaster

    15 May 2022

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 May 2022

    at Pairs. Some days it just happens and there are too many days it does not! Overbidding, under-bidding, wrong leads, failing finesses…you name them! Did they all happen in the same session? That’s bad! One or two ways that you can... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 May 2022

                   Bad Break..but where? The “bad break” is either in your suit or partner’s suit…or both! Not just bad but terminal! Or is it? How do you... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 May 2022

    Ten and a half Seconds Needed! They have removed the “Stop Card” and you still are not sure what to bid! Know the feeling? “A very difficult problem” one of our Panel comments about the hand for today. I and indeed some... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 195

    11 May 2022

        Here is the link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 May 2022

    Safeguarding Your Game. It was not too hard to bid to game, a combined 26 hcp with a useful singleton in dummy. A slight upgrade with North’s second bid though we are allowed to count three extra points for a useful singleton. So, all... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 May 2022

    Abnormal or Normal. One day, there will be a story written about a bridge deal where the right action is to take a finesse, just like we teach to our beginners. Half the time you are successful and the other half, you hope the opponents will... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 May 2022

    11, 12 or 13 tricks? You are in 6H. So, 12 tricks are sufficient, the 13th a bonus especially useful if you are playing Pairs. How though would you go about playing after West leads D10?   North DealsN-S Vul ♠... read more here

  • New Title New Appointment

    6 May 2022

      New Zealand has had Regional Bridge Mates for some time, at least in some regions. Until quite recently, there was an RBM in Waikato Bays but in the last few months, there have been RBM’s only in Wellington (Katherine Gough), Top of... read more here

  • Platinum, Emerald and Gold

    6 May 2022

    Patrick Carter, now Emerald. Grand-Master is a significant achievement for bridge players. A select few play more, win more master-points and achieve the ranks of Silver and Gold Grand-Master. A very very few go even higher and become Emerald and... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 May 2022

    Choose your partner!   Debs on form on BBO.   For many on-line Kiwi bridge players, on-line now means playing on RealBridge. However, there is still on-line bridge on BBO (Bridge Base Online).   The World Bridge Federation,... read more here

  • Director Reference Guides

    5 May 2022

      Updated Material Available read more here

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