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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 May 2021

    Jan Cormack. Fine Defence For Jan’s Day Don’t you sometimes wish that your partner makes a certain lead or switch…and they end up placing a card in your near void suit on the table? If only…if onlys do sometimes happen.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 May 2021

    no problem if I held these. An Honour too Many? Well, you would not think having such a holding was possible and indeed for a while in an unusual bidding sequence, that was not true. The task today is to unravel the sequence and find the lead... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 May 2021

    An Exception to a Rule. That’s one of the things that makes Bridge so interesting. We establish lots of rules and then find situations when we break them! One primary aim in bidding is to find a fit in a major suit and then with the... read more here

  • Director Reference Guides

    9 May 2021

    Additional Topics now available read more here

  • The new Congress Entry system is good to go !

    3 May 2021

    Like a fine cheese, good things take time ! We are pleased to announce that because we no longer have packages, we are able to introduce a proper shopping cart for Congress events on our website.  This reduces the steps for users... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 May 2021

    “Make it Easy on yourself”. Burt Bacharach may not have been thinking of playing a 6 spade contract when he wrote a song with these words but he might have done! They applied to the following contract. Your partner had taken a plunge... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 May 2021

    “Pass” in the “Pass Out” seat? For less experienced and others. Recently, I surveyed a row of +140s for North-South, in 2 hearts making an overtrick almost without exception. East-West were cold to make 3 clubs and there... read more here

  • Northland News with Tania Brown

    6 May 2021

    Northland's Player of the Year 2020. Greetings all. It’s me again, here from the Winterless North. The last few months have been very busy with tournaments galore and we are seeing more and more visitors to the North attending these... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 May 2021

    Jan’s Day: Bold Bidding..and Play to match. Today’s deal features some adventuresome bidding and required some excellent declarer play to bring home the contract. If you are going to “bid them up”, at times you will need... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 145

    5 May 2021

      Click here to enjoy the show Included ths week:   Hairy sasquatch hits the Bridge Zone         Judge Julie   gives some tips when partners argue at the table        ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 May 2021

    Give us a Break. A good break, a favourable break. There seems nothing much wrong with the contract and indeed, the computer analysis has a “7” under the spade column indicating you can wrap up all 13 tricks. Yet, this is not some... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 May 2021

    Any Regrets? You have opened very light in high card points, with just 9 to be exact. You have good holdings in both major suits and had every intention to play in one of them if your partner drove the partnership to game. Yet, an... read more here

  • Auckland News with Douglas Russell

    30 Apr 2021

    Welcome back (again!) to the Auckland/Northland Regional Roundup. We are now pretty much back to normal, with the tournament schedule running full tilt. Phew! But first, a shout out for our local megastar and NZ’s only Platinum Grandmaster,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Apr 2021

    QUICK THINKING NICK. Today’s hand comes from the recent Anzac Teams in Wellington. Winning this event were Peter Newell, Martin Reid, Malcolm Mayer and Michael Ware. Michael, in particular, has had a fabulous few months at the bridge table... read more here

  • Improve your Defence

    30 Apr 2021

    Check out this free video course on defence by our own Pam Livingston (current member of the NZ team).   To sign up click this link:  https://learnbridgeonline.com/pam-livingston/   In half of all bridge hands your side is... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Apr 2021

    Trump support? Is that all, partner? Minimal Support…for less experienced players and others. There are times in bidding when you have to raise your partner to game with very little support for the intended trump suit, even occasionally... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Apr 2021

    Jan’s Day. The “Weak” No Trump Overcalls. The two hands below were dealt some 35 years apart. One may not even have been dealt by a dealing machine! The other occurred very recently! Take a look at them and guess what they have... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 144

    28 Apr 2021

    Click here to enjoy the show Included this week:  Whoops – what went wrong… Judge Julie shares   At the pond with Kermit Pam has a hand that gets a write up in the local rag That rag is The London Daily Times... read more here

  • 2021 National Bridge Congress Update April 2021

    27 Apr 2021

    We know that many of you are wanting to enter the National Congress. We are requesting you to enter all events in advance. Just now, you are unable to do so. We are introducing a changed system for entering and paying for events. This has... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Apr 2021

    You Failed? Well, your contract did and you seemed to do nothing wrong: just bad luck, perhaps. Occasionally, you get that no matter at what level of bridge ability you play. How “bad” was the luck here? North... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Apr 2021

    Cracking an old chestnut? Can we? We want to show a long strong suit in a good hand by jumping but that tends to hide our good holding in the other major, responder’s suit. There again, how good is our long suit? Can we solve that problem,... read more here

  • New Zealand vs Australia - ZONE 7 Playoffs

    23 Apr 2021

    Sat 22 and Sun 23 May 2021 Zonal Playoffs NZ vs Aus.pdf read more here

  • Wellington Regional Congress- Link to Results

    23 Apr 2021

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Apr 2021

    Remember the Bidding? It can throw up plenty of clues when you later end up as declarer or even with a key decision as a defender. Sometimes the bidding is a guide: on other occasions, it throws up stone-cold certainties. The bidding happened... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Apr 2021

      Which bridge player is in this picture and where is it taken? My guess is that you do not know the answer to either question. That is why you will need to read today’s Jan’s Day article to find out the answers.  ... read more here

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