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  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 202

    29 Jun 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Jun 2022

    nearly that many! How to handle all those hearts! A hand like the following has been seen many times before but there seems a wide difference of opinion on how it should be treated. Many who held this hand and their partners did not seem to be... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Jun 2022

    but strange. That seems to sum up our feature deal for today. There was a little sting in the tail for some of the East-West pairs when this deal was played out. Firstly, we gave you a slightly strange question to East who held:  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Jun 2022

    Think before you pick. It’s 3NT. It’s trick 1. It’s vital. I am sure you have been there many times. Just take a couple of deep breaths before you play. That might be our ultimate message today but our initial problem is the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Jun 2022

    Fri   Play…for those new to the game. The Exception to the Rule. We are told it is usually a very good idea to draw the opposition’s trumps as soon as possible so that they cannot use them for winning tricks. Yet, that... read more here

  • NEW ZEALAND BRIDGE ONLINE BRIDGE STRATEGY CONSULTATION: HAVE YOUR SAY

    23 Jun 2022

      Today the Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of the online bridge strategy consultation – please see the PDF for the consultation questions. We welcome submissions from all stakeholders (including clubs, regional... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Jun 2022

    Sour Grapes? Perhaps that is indeed how I feel about today’s problem which seemed to be a problem for a good many defenders less than a week ago. So, it’s your turn. North DealsBoth Vul ♠ Q J 9 7... read more here

  • NEW ZEALAND BRIDGE ONLINE BRIDGE STRATEGY CONSULTATION – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

    23 Jun 2022

      Many thanks to those who have already responded to last week’s “Call for Interest” to be involved in the New Zealand Bridge Online Bridge Strategy Consultation. We are still keen to hear from clubs interested in hosting... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Jun 2022

    Lost and Forgotten! A shame but there is one suit that does not get a look-in in many auctions….and that may be to the cost of one partnership in today’s deal. Would you feel like taking a bid with this sparkling collection in this... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show 201

    22 Jun 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Jun 2022

    Attack or Go Passive but not both. There are deals where the defence has to find a dramatic switch part way through in order to beat a contract. The signs are ominous if you do not, like declarer running a long suit. Yet, that is not always the... read more here

  • NZ Bridge On-Line Pairs Sunday 10th July

    27 Jun 2022

    link to results from Sunday NZ On-line Pairs 26th June 2022   https://www.nzbridge.co.nz/nz-bridge-online-tournaments.html   Have you entered? Please note that you need to enter for every heat of this competition you wish to play... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Jun 2022

      On-line to Nelson: National Swiss Pairs. Many words have and will continue to be written and spoken about this event being transferred late in the day to on-line. Whatever one feels about that decision, it was great having 98 pairs... read more here

  • National 15A Swiss Pairs- Real Bridge links for players and for kibitzers

    17 Jun 2022

      Here are the links regarding the National Swiss Pairs to be played on Real Bridge on 18/19 June. They have also been sent to all players and are on the Nelson Bridge Club site.  Instructions, times etc have also been emailed to all... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Jun 2022

    Fri Play... for those New to the Game “Pray” and Good Play Combined. You can pray, hope, wish that the cards lie well for you when you are playing a bridge deal but you have to play the cards as well as you can to give yourself the... read more here

  • News from the Chair- No 4 for 2022

    16 Jun 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Jun 2022

    Simple but Effective. That’s the message from today’s deal. Here, then, is your opening lead problem. Maybe it is not a problem? North DealsE-W Vul     ♠ 10 7 3... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Jun 2022

    A Guiding Hand. Have you ever felt as a defender you just do not know which suit to play next? Should you switch or just carry -on with the suit you have led? Often, your partner will say whether they liked or did not like the lead or perhaps... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 200

    15 Jun 2022

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  • We celebrate with our recently promoted Grandmasters

    15 Jun 2022

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Jun 2022

    A “May-be Slam” Approaching a “maybe” slam is what today’s article is about. Your partner opens a weak no trump and you have a 16-count, a reasonable but not great suit and no shortage. Two flattish hands, therefore,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Jun 2022

    Second but no third chance. Now, Later or Never. Following suit and waiting patiently for good things to happen works on some boards though not all the time. Sometimes, you have to make it happen to achieve a good result. Making it happen can... read more here

  • ONLINE IMPROVERS

    12 Jun 2022

    On behalf of NZBridge Rona Driscoll will be taking another online improvers course starting on Tuesday 14th June at 7-9pm (repeated the following Wednesday 2 – 4pm).   These are open to everybody who has a NZBridge number (ie... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Jun 2022

    “Fri-yay Play” for those new to the game. Leading and not Leading Aces. One of the guidelines we are given as we learn about the basics of the game is “not to lead unsupported aces”. Let’s see what that means. In... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Jun 2022

    No luck involved. Well, you might think you would be unlucky if you failed in today’s contract. However, on reflection, you might feel you were not so unlucky and deserved your poor result. Have a look.   East DealsE-W Vul... read more here

  • Contingency Arrangements

    9 Jun 2022

      National Swiss Pairs - 18/19 June   We acknowledge the level of communication from New Zealand Bridge, the region, and the Nelson Club should have been better.   Regrettably players have learnt about the decision to move the... read more here

  • Changes to Major Up - Coming Events

    9 Jun 2022

    Nelson On-line: Hamilton moves to Rotorua This is to make sure that all interested players are aware of changes to two up-coming National events. The National Swiss Pairs was to be held live at the Nelson Bridge Club over the weekend of June... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Jun 2022

    Worth the risk? Today’s deal comes from one of the tournaments held last weekend. Let’s see the defensive problem, then salute the winners of the various events and return to the problem at the end. South DealsE-W Vul... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 199

    8 Jun 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Jun 2022

      3+1” = Lots of Fun. A lot of bridge was played around the country this past weekend but none was more enjoyable than the “3+1 Teams” played on the Friday evening at the Hawke’s Bay Congress in Hastings. The format... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Jun 2022

    Refreshing Fridays…for those new to the table. Bid to game and  take a finesse. There is no such thing as a “simple” bridge hand when you start playing. They are all tough. At this time of year, many new players are... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Jun 2022

    How Alive is “The Law”? That is “The Law of Total Tricks”. In its crudest form, you bid to the level of the number of trumps in your two hands. With 9 trumps, you get to the 3 level as quickly as possible, no matter how... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Jun 2022

    A STRANGE TWIST. An interesting board today in many ways. It took place last Sunday evening in the NZ Bridge on-line Pairs, Open section.The first point of interest was the choice of opening bid by the first player likely to speak, East. What... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 198

    1 Jun 2022

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  • ONLINE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

    31 May 2022

    Detailed results for the 1st session of the Online Junior, Intermediate, Restricted Open and Open Pairs Tournaments including hand records can be found at tournaments.nzbridgeclub.org or by clicking here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 May 2022

    Can it benefit your side to cover?   Cover an Honour with an Honour …and play one! The first part of the above phrase should conclude “when it might benefit your side from doing so.” Had that advice been followed, then 12... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 May 2022

        Late Start but Good Night at On-Line Pairs Last night saw the first of 10 nights of the New Zealand Bridge competitions which will take place over 10 Sunday nights for the remainder of this year. The start was difficult in that... read more here

  • ONLINE TOURNAMENTS

    29 May 2022

    The online tournaments start at 7pm tonight.  Go to Tournaments - Online Bridge - NZ Bridge Online Tournaments for links to the sessions and seating plans. There is no seating plan for the Junior Pairs. Players in that event may sit... read more here

  • LINKS FOR THE ONLINE BRIDGE TOURNAMENTS

    27 May 2022

    The 1st Sessions of the 10A Open, 5A Restricted Open, 5B Intermediate and 3B Junior Online Tournaments are being held on RealBridge on Sunday 29th May at 7pm. Links for the sessions can be found at TOURNAMENTS - ONLINE BRIDGE - NZ BRIDGE ONLINE... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 May 2022

    Crayfish, Cameraderie and Competitions in Kaikoura. Today, we focus on a weekend of bridge in Kaikoura last weekend. Thanks to Chris Marshall for sending the following report. “Over the weekend of 21st  & 22nd May, Kaikoura... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 May 2022

    Rule Change Required. Well, just for today’s deal. Which rule do we want changed? The one that says when you win a trick, you have to lead to the next trick. It would have been quite handy here to let declarer lead to trick 2 in this... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 197

    25 May 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 May 2022

    Sharleen Grounds. “David v Goliath” in the 21st Century. This is a story of the National Rubber Bridge competition and of two different achievements. They straddle two years of the competition rolled partly into one. The heats of... read more here

  • 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

  • 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.      Online poster... 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

  • 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

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