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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Aug 2022

                  Another Crappy Overcall? That’s what partners usually have, don’t they? Not vulnerable, anything goes. Well almost…or maybe not quite so true when... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Aug 2022

    It's Fri  for our Less Experienced Players Do you know where you’re going? A bidding problem for you today on the second round of bidding. Your partner opens with 1H and after your 2C call, partner bids 2D. What is your next bid with... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Aug 2022

    A Question of Style? Well, so it would seem with today’s bidding problem. You are playing Teams and have been dealt a pretty long suit. You have a mixture of a constructive and pre-emptive hand, the latter coming from having very little in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Aug 2022

    Is that dummy? It’s Tough on Defence! You probably already know that! So, let’s walk through this particular deal. You are playing Teams. South DealsNone Vul     ♠ A Q 3... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -207

    3 Aug 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Aug 2022

    Missed Opportunity. Some contracts are just unmakeable as long as the defence is accurate. That would apply to today’s deal though when declarer gets a favourable lead, they should be careful to take full advantage. South... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Aug 2022

    Losers or Loser! Well, if you do not get rid of them, that’s what you will be. So, you had better make a good plan, quickly. Your slam looks a little dicey. North DealsE-W Vul ♠ A K Q J 6 4 2... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Jul 2022

    It’s Fri Day…for those new to the game. Run, Rabbit, Run!    We are going to focus today on a bidding situation which so many of our newer players get wrong. Have a go at today’s question and see how you fare.... read more here

  • NZB Online Bridge Strategy Consultation

    29 Jul 2022

      The Working Group would like to thank all the individuals and clubs who have already responded to the consultation. A few people have asked if they have to answer all the questions. While we welcome detailed responses in all areas it is... read more here

  • North Island Teams- 30th-31st July New Plymouth

    29 Jul 2022

      Link to Results read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Jul 2022

    Twice in a Lifetime? Well, it’s not for me. I am still waiting for the first time. At a time when I thought every South would be reaching for a little used convention locked deep far down in their box of favoured conventions, few did. Would... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 206

    27 Jul 2022

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Jul 2022

    The Danger Hand. There was an interesting tussle recently between the declarer and the defence on the following board. Generally, the declarer came out on top but that was more because many defenders gave East a relatively easy ride. We will not... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Jul 2022

    or is it? Not Quite So Simple. When your contract seems very straightforward, you should take extra-special care. Maybe it is not as simple as it seems. West DealsBoth Vul ♠ J 8 2 ♥ 6 5... read more here

  • News from the Chair- No 5 for 2022

    26 Jul 2022

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 Jul 2022

    The Problem Solver. That’s a brave, maybe even foolish, statement to make about a bid but the suggestion today may help. So, what would you bid as North in this position?     ♠ K J 10 9 8... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Jul 2022

    It’s Fri  Day… for those new to the game. Hold up for your Contract! “Hold up” or else you will be forced to give up your contract! That’s the message in today’s deal. See below what we mean.... read more here

  • Not the Bledisloe Cup

    22 Jul 2022

    Bridge Across The Ditch, 12 July 2022 by Douglas Russell, Auckland. Covid and its ongoing aftermath have had a profound effect on our lives, not least on our favourite pastime. But there have been positives. One of these has been the development... read more here

  • Youth Bridge

    21 Jul 2022

    Updated Information   Youth One-Day Event 2022 Advert_Final.pdf   read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Jul 2022

    In Search of the Perfect Pre-empt. Does it exist? Am I dreaming? This is the story of my last week of pre-empts. I had found, or partner did, to be exact, that Q8 to 7 was not the perfect suit. I opened 3 (there was a little more hcp on the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Jul 2022

      Do you believe them? Today, we have a recent real bidding problem (actually, all our problems are recent and real!). We have a “taster” question first of all which hardly anticipates the drama that was soon to unfold. So, try... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 205

    20 Jul 2022

        Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Jul 2022

    The Hot Seat. That was the case of those players who sat North in one match of last Sunday’s Auckland Provincial Teams. Yesterday, we gave you the problem of what to open with 9 diamonds to the AJT and HA. The opening bid dictated the type... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Jul 2022

    Slow or Fast? There is no right or wrong way to bid a hand like the following. There is the way that works and the way that does not! How would you start the bidding at Teams Nil Vul?    ♠ J 4... read more here

  • Congratulations to our new Grandmasters

    15 Jul 2022

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Jul 2022

    It's Fri Day  for our newer players One Wrong Takes It Light but Two Wrongs Makes It Right! We’re going to show you all four hands from the start today which should help you with the problem for declarer, which suit to play at trick... read more here

  • Our National Congress is getting closer.

    18 Jul 2022

    This area will be full of coffee drinkers and bridge players reminiscing during the National Congress. Saturday October 1st until Saturday October 8th 2022 Are you?  That’s just about 2 and a half months away. It’s getting... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Jul 2022

    Getting Better and Better and even Better Still! You started with a good hand, 18 hcp. It got better when your partner opened the bidding at the 1-level. The news got better still when you discovered a 4-4 fit (maybe partner has more than a... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 204

    13 Jul 2022

          Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Jul 2022

    A Few Fingers Needed. Something was needed to stop the declarer making a seemingly impossible nine tricks. A last-minute check maybe when it all looks so easy for a defender. There was a big clue that West missed on the following deal.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Jul 2022

    David and Goliath repeated? More “Giant Slaying” at Rubber? A couple of months ago, we reported how last year’s National Rubber Bridge winners, Anthony Ker and Russell Dive, were beaten by a pair very much the Juniors in the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Jul 2022

    So simple but so hard to find. I just love today’s deal because of the simple solution involved in making your contract. Just take a look. Your 4S bid after your right-hand opponent’s 1C opening seems the obvious thing to do.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Jul 2022

    It’s Fri   Day  for our newer players. Finessing Twice Over! Remember your bridge teacher saying “Be brave” when you lead towards the AQ of a suit. Put in the queen and if that scores a trick, then it pretty... read more here

  • Other Youth (and Novice) Bridge Activity this weekend...and soon after.

    8 Jul 2022

    Calling Youth…. and Novice players  All Youth and Novice players across NZ are invited to join us for a free RealBridge session of 12-14 boards on Sunday night 10th July. If you need help with your bidding, we will have some helpers... read more here

  • New Zealand Youth on Real Bridge

    8 Jul 2022

    NZ in Under 26 RealBridge International Competition  Last Sunday night, 4 young gentlemen; Thomas Freeman-Greene, Hamish Jelleyman, Galen McGinlay (our South Island rep.) and Alex Shan embarked on their first international assignment in a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Jul 2022

                 great shape…but is that enough? Shape without Substance. When one’s partner raised the opponent’s pre-empt by one level, especially a minor pre-empt, I... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 203

    6 Jul 2022

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Jul 2022

    or as close as you can! Pushy Partner says “Play it Perfectly, Please!” You have got to go for your vulnerable games, or so they say, playing Teams. Well, our partner certainly did when they used Stayman and then invited in no... read more here

  • Ranks Report - 2022 Year to date

    5 Jul 2022

      Details Here read more here

  • Baden Wilson Awards- Position year to date

    5 Jul 2022

      Updated to 30 June 2022 read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Jul 2022

    Just the best! Diamonds are a girl’s (and boy’s) best friend. Today we look at a slam hand from the National Teams last weekend. Thanks to GeO Tislevoll, one of the event winners, for providing the deal and his analysis. Firstly, he... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Jul 2022

    National Teams in Rotorua. Like so many activities, sports etc, Bridge is going through troubled times. At least, we have the options of live and on-line games. This year, the National Teams, too, had “troubled times”. It was not able... read more here

  • Top All Time Masterpoint Award Winners

    4 Jul 2022

    Updated to 30 June 2022 Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Jul 2022

    Fri Play... for those new to the game.  Be Careful: It’s a hold up! The bidding seemed very straightforward. What about the play? South suddenly realised that they were the declarer! Pressure. Let’s hope not too much.... read more here

  • National 15A Teams - Rotorua

    1 Jul 2022

    Link to Results Website read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Jun 2022

    Chances Aplenty. 33 hcp, a 5-4 trump fit with all the honours present and just one ace along with a key queen in a different suit missing. We have all been in far far worse slam contracts than that. Nevertheless, there’s work to be done to... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 202

    29 Jun 2022

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • 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

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