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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 Jun 2024

                                                          stolen bid!   The natural psych! Something a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Jun 2024

    Jan Cormack Age is no barrier to success. The South Island Pairs was played on-line this past weekend, hosted by the Nelson Bridge Club. There was plenty of bridge with 4 x 30 board sessions and an excellent turn-out with 74 pairs taking part.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Jun 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others! It's Fri day.  A “Maybe” Trick. Today’s deal offers a number of instructive points about play and defence, perhaps in bidding, too. For now, we will watch the deal... read more here

  • South Island Pairs- Online 22-23 June 2024

    21 Jun 2024

      Link to Results Starting at 9.30am Saturday.  Kibitzing will be set up on Real Bridge with 30min delay. read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Jun 2024

    Not quite the norm. It seems however you treat today’s problem hand, it will fall outside what partner expects you to hold. Maybe, then, the aim should be to finish as declarer to prolong the suspense of what you do have…or in this... read more here

  • WBF Online Womens Teams- 3-5 Jan 2025

    20 Jun 2024

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Jun 2024

    Pearson Points to Passing! The two hands below have some things in common but one point of difference. The bidding in each case starts in an identical way.... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    19 Jun 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Jun 2024

                                        can be different.  A Teams and a Pairs top! What does it take to score a good board at Teams? Bidding a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Jun 2024

    Never presume you have nothing to say! Round 4 of the monthly Trans-Tasman Teams took place this past Friday evening. It was a great night for two teams, Cornell and the Australian Seniors Team who both recorded maximum wins. For Cornell, with... read more here

  • Congratulations to our new Gold Grandmaster

    15 Jun 2024

    Details here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Jun 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others! Slam tools. We all love bidding slams, as long as we then make them! We are, justifiably, a little nervous, maybe more circumspect when it comes to grand slams. One slip or bad break... read more here

  • Supervised online play for new players

    14 Jun 2024

    NZB- Supervised online play for new players.pdf Information for Teachers & Helpers.pdf   read more here

  • Congratulations to our recenlty qualified Directors

    13 Jun 2024

      Tournament Level Directors   Peter Ramsey          Havelock North Phillippa Gardiner    Napier   Club Level Directors Justus Rozemond   Wellington Lance Bowden... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Jun 2024

    The price we may pay. Penalty doubles and even bids by opponents issue warnings to a declarer that suits are breaking badly. We have to be pretty sure that when we do double for penalties that the warning given is not enough to put declarer on... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Jun 2024

    Does it really matter? An innocuous choice. Well, is it? You might think so but it could be the key to success or failure on the following board. East DealsNone Vul ♠ 9 8 ♥ K 10 7 3... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    12 Jun 2024

        Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Jun 2024

    Cream….or custard!  Could that describe our hand today? Altogether, you have a 16 hcp hand. It must sound promising that you have a game to bid and make. Well…..         West... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Jun 2024

    Beaten…quickly! Swift Sequence and quickly down! Today’s deal is both instructive and exciting. Let’s put you on lead after the following sequence:   ♠ K 10 4 ♥ A K... read more here

  • Youth Weekend

    9 Jun 2024

    Calling all keen young bridge players. Make new friends, play heaps, and improve your bridge. Fun events with lots of prizes and the opportunity to learn from expert players.   Register for the Youth Weekend to be held this year in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Jun 2024

      For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players..and others! It's fri day! Before trumps are drawn! There are times to follow the golden rule of drawing the opponents’ trumps as soon as you and there are times when your priorities... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Jun 2024

                                                            guess which one? Finesse for slam.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Jun 2024

    Grant and Debs reliving this board and others.  Just good friends…on the same wavelength…Just! Indeed, Debs Smith and Grant Jarvis are just that…and occasionally, they get to play bridge together like last weekend at... read more here

  • News from the Chair

    5 Jun 2024

      Link to our latest Newsletter read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    5 Jun 2024

    Link to this week's Show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Jun 2024

    Safety First. There was lots of bridge played over the past weekend especially in Auckland, Hastings and Wanaka. All three Congresses featured Teams events where if we can, one's aim is to find to the safest game, given there is a choice. With... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 May 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players..and others. It’s Fri day! Putting the pressure on! Competitive bidding often creates difficult situations. One good piece of advice is to bid quickly to where you think (with emphasis on... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 May 2024

    No Profit from “Crime”. Whoever says crime does not pay, certainly when the crime is reaching the no-trump game and totally missing the top-scoring suit game. At Teams, such a “crime” might gain or lose an imp, not... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 May 2024

                                                     to the fore! The strange case of the Missing Majors. We all know that... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    29 May 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 May 2024

    Kiwi Success in Bangkok New Zealand did not send official teams to the 9th APBF Open Bridge Congress which was held in Bangkok from 18th until 27th May this year. However, two self-funded New Zealand teams did attend: Tislevoll: GeO Tislevoll... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 May 2024

    Reasons to Bid. There can be many reasons for overcalling. You may overcall in an effort to win the contract. Sometimes, you can make it more difficult for your opponents by bidding. Then, you may just be wanting to help your partner with an... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 May 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others. It's Fri  Day.  I had a dream! Well, that’s not what you should do at the bridge table, not even in retrospect about a deal! With only our side vulnerable, it was my turn... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 May 2024

    Going against the grain. We know what happens, in a no-trump contract, when we do not duck an opponent’s lead of a danger suit. The defence regains the lead and runs winners when playing low at trick one would have cut communications. So,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 May 2024

    Fortune favours the brave. Well, you do not need to be too brave with as there are various ways to achieve a good result with today’s deal. It is complicated by the fact that it was played in the Pairs environment which means the top score... read more here

  • Matariki Fundraiser

    22 May 2024

     An online Swiss Pairs fundraiser is being run on the Matariki Holiday (Friday 28th June).   Attached is the poster with more information.    Matariki Fundraiser (9.23MB)   Funds raised for this event will go... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    22 May 2024

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 May 2024

    A little (in partner's hand) means a lot…..well, undertricks! Have you ever not known what to lead? Dumb question? Frequently! Well, in that case, you will find yourself in familiar territory today. The play will not take place until you... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 May 2024

                                          Finesse and Care. The following board required both of the above for one declarer. Firstly, though, would you... read more here

  • Congratulations to our recenlty promoted Grandmasters

    18 May 2024

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 May 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. It’s Fri day! Guiding Partner, Avoiding Disaster! Sometimes as a defender you have to work out what to play next. Then there are times when your partner gives you a good clue,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 May 2024

    Listen (to the bidding) and look (at your hand).   Today’s problem might seem no problem for some but for the vast majority of North-South pairs who faced it, they could not come to the right conclusion. So, if you get the wrong answer... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 May 2024

    What a card! One useful point. Actually, there was a little more to the dummy hand than the solitary high card point which the dummy hand held. The lack of high cards in dummy rather balanced out declarer’s own holding as they held 26... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 May 2024

                                                                         ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 May 2024

      Trans- Tasman Round 3. The 3rd round of the Trans- Tasman Teams took place last Friday night. New Zealand teams still occupy 6 of the top 8 positions in the 16 team competition though the leaders are now Australian Mixed Team who had a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 May 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…others, too? It’s Fri day. Missing Monarchs. Some basic techniques are displayed in today’s deal. Shortly, you will be asked to form a plan to make 9 tricks but let’s glance... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 May 2024

    Percentage Problems. You reach a pretty reasonable 6C contract and there are only two cards of interest which you cannot see…and they are both minor suit kings. You would not want to lose to both of them. South DealsE-W Vul... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 May 2024

    Shape! Never mind the high-card point count. Take a look at one’s shape. Well, best look at both! How good then is the following 8-count after one’s partner opens 1S? I thought today we would take a look at how our Panel approach the... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    8 May 2024

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Announcement- Congress venue from 2025

    7 May 2024

    7 May 2024 NZ CONGRESS – NEW VENUE FOR 2025 We are excited to announce a new venue for 2025 for our premier event, the NZ Bridge Congress.  Venue:  Palmy Venues | Palmy Conference + Function Centre (venuespn.co.nz)Main... read more here

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