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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 May 2024

    A harder form of defence. Quite often it is best for defenders to go looking for their tricks if they want to beat the contract they are defending. That can include getting ruffs or setting up a side-suit winner before the declarer is able to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 May 2024

    Match optimism with care. The optimism came in the bidding. The care needed to come in the declarer play. If South exercised both, they could consider it a job well done on the following board. You have already taken an optimistic route in the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 May 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others! It’s Fri   day. What a difference a lead..or a switch can make! I am not saying you should find the winning lead in the deal below. Even if you do not, then perhaps... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 May 2024

    The tale of three ducks! Well, it is the duck-shooting season! So, let’s see what happens if there are a few ducks around today’s contract!   East DealsN-S Vul ♠ A J 8 5 ♥... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 May 2024

    Game of Two Sides. Some contracts develop into a battle with both sides pushing to achieve their aim. Who will win? Let’s look at the game, or battle, through declarer’s eyes: North DealsNone Vul ♠... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Apr 2024

    A little planning saves a poor result. Today’s deal tests one of the fundamentals of playing a contract. That half of those who were declarer in a routine 1NT contract failed to make 7 tricks suggests that the fundamentals are not always... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Apr 2024

    Peter Newell, Malcolm Mayer, Michael Ware and Martin Reid, Open Teams winners.  ANZAC in Wellington. ANZAC Weekend meant as usual four days of bridge at the Wellington Bridge Club, Swiss Pairs, Pairs and finally two days of Teams. These... read more here

  • Remembering Derek Evennett

    29 Apr 2024

    Remembering Derek Evennett, a lover of Bridge. Derek passed in late April 2024 not recovering from a major stroke. He was 78. Derek is survived by his wife, Sally, his 5 children, 10 grandchildren and the other very important family member, the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Apr 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate or Novice players..and others. It's Fri Day! A Confused Message. I wonder if the problem highlighted by today’s deal is a system failure or just laziness. You be the judge though firstly you have a question to... read more here

  • Australian National Championships go to Orange

    24 Apr 2024

    A.N.C. goes to Orange. Saturday 6th to Thursday 18th July 2024 Maybe you would like to go there, too? For the first time, the Australian National Championships (A. N.C.) are being held outside one the main Australian cities. Orange is... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Apr 2024

    The Good Bad Break. So, you dread bad breaks? Sometimes, you dread them justifiably and the end result is not pretty. Yet, there are occasions when you need a bad break to make your contract. Firstly, though, what is your choice of opening bid... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    24 Apr 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Apr 2024

    “Crime” almost pays! This is not a story about how to win a Pairs event because on the board that follows, the winners of the South Canterbury Congress Open Pairs, held last Sunday in Timaru, scored 13 out of 28 match-points... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Apr 2024

    Should you? Following and Breaking Rules. Rules in bidding are really just guidelines and generally are to be followed. Sometimes, doing the right thing reaps its rewards…and  then there times when it does not!  ... read more here

  • Dannevirke Open Results

    21 Apr 2024

    Dannevirke Open Results Due to a technical issue there has been a significant delay in displaying these results online.  This has now been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.      read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Apr 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others! It's Fri  day Keep in Touch. It is very easy when, against a no-trump contract,  you have AK of a long suit to lead both top honours without thinking of the consequences.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Apr 2024

    Fearing the Worst. At times, we are taught to be optimistic at the bridge table. Then, there are the times when we fear the worst might happen. Which of these statements do you think apply below when the stakes are high in this 3NTx contract?... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Apr 2024

    In whom do you trust? Tricky Trick 3! Often it is the opening lead which sets declarer onto a path of success or of failure. Not so, today. It’s all about what happened at trick 3. Are you going to succeed or fail? South... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    17 Apr 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Apr 2024

    A first tournament win. Do you remember your first tournament win? For those fortunate enough to have won tournaments, the answer almost certainly is “yes”. Like one’s first A Point, it is a rather special feeling, one to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Apr 2024

    A strong opponent! Beware or ignore! Strong No Trump openings are not what they used to be. For many years, they would not contain less than 16 hcp and were a bid to be reckoned with, to be feared/respected. Now, they do not seem quite so... read more here

  • News from the Chair

    15 Apr 2024

      Newsletter No 2 for 2024 read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Apr 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. It’s Fri   day. Take the guess (and the stress ) out of the finesse. Do your finesses always seem to go wrong? Well, they do not even if it seems they do. However, there... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Apr 2024

    A Grand Journey. Recently, in an A Point Tournament, among 24 pairs who sat North/South, only two pairs reached any slam and only one reached grand-slam. 13 tricks were easy to make. I thought it would be instructive if the Panel gave some... read more here

  • Baden Wilson Competition- Position Year To Date

    10 Apr 2024

      Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Apr 2024

    When a Guess is a Certainty. Some guesses are more certain than others. In view of that, it was strange that more declarers did not make the 3NT contract on the deal below. The omens early on looked bad for the declarer: East... read more here

  • Ranks Report -Postion Year To Date

    10 Apr 2024

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  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    10 Apr 2024

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Top 200 - All Time Masterpoint Earners List

    10 Apr 2024

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Apr 2024

    A “Five Level Leap”. The opposition are not vulnerable and have bid or implied the possession of three suits. We, have suggested game in the fourth. The Panel have a choice of action in what is likely to be the “pass out”... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Apr 2024

    Kiwis on top in Trans Tasman Challenge The second round of the Trans- Tasman Challenge took place last Friday evening and produced another good set of results for the 8 New Zealand teams. All 8 New Zealand teams recorded victories, the biggest... read more here

  • Free Online Youth Lessons

    7 Apr 2024

    Exciting news! The Australian Bridge Federation is generously offering free online youth lessons to young people in New Zealand. It's a fantastic chance to learn Bridge from the talented teacher, Paul Marston. Classes start on 1st May with two... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Apr 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others! It's Fri Day Make the best of a bad bid! Well, you have got to, haven’t you? The bidding is in the past. You have reached the wrong game contract and you could be heading for a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Apr 2024

    Counting to 12!  Although North got to bid diamonds first naturally, it was South who became declarer in the ambitious 6D contract below. North DealsNone Vul ♠ A J 9 ♥ 3... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Apr 2024

    Two Ways Home. Today’s deal came from the final round of the Auckland Easter Teams and gave both declarers a little headache. They were to solve it in different ways. South DealsBoth Vul    ... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show

    3 Apr 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Apr 2024

    Slam made: Team undefeated. Two most consistent days at the Auckland Club’s Easter Teams saw the team of Steph and Tom Jacob and Kevin Hu and Jerry Chen go through the 9 rounds x 13 board match event unbeaten to win by over 18 vps. Those... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Mar 2024

    “Run, Rabbit, Run”  especially for new players. On Easter or any other day. While one usually passes with none or very few high-card points, there are times when one just has to bid. You are South and your partner has just... read more here

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