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  • Announcement from NZ Bridge re 2024 Major Events

    12 Feb 2024

        New Zealand Bridge 20A Major Events 2024   This year all the seven Major Tournaments (outside National Congress) are 20A point events. Each region is assigned one of these events.  There is a mix of online and... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Feb 2024

       Jeff Miller and Graeme Stout. “Southern” winners for South Island Teams. The South Island Teams took place over the past weekend on-line with a huge entry of 58 teams. Fittingly, it was a South Island team which took the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Feb 2024

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others! It's Fri  day.  One Point, One Bid, One Unhappy Partner! Well, that’s what happened but did it have to? North picked up a very very poor hand. They did not want to bid at... read more here

  • South Island Teams

    9 Feb 2024

    Below is the link for this weekend's results for South Island Teams which will be played on RealBridge with 58 teams entered. http://tournaments.nzbridgeclub.org/resultslistbyheadevent.asp?umbid=795   The Kibitz link is below - play starts... read more here

  • Bridge Zone new episode

    8 Feb 2024

    Click here for the latest episode of the Bridge Zone: link    read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Feb 2024

      The best lead does not always bring the best results! The Best Lead? Well, you want to find the most challenging lead for the declarer. On the following board, the most challenging lead was not necessarily going to beat South’s... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Feb 2024

    Linda Cartner and Glenis Palmer. “Late singing” once more. I talked yesterday in the report of the Open Trial that nothing is certain until the last card has been played…or until “the fat lady sings”. She did not... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Feb 2024

    Leon Meier High drama in Open Trial. The New Zealand National Youth Weekend was held in Christchurch in August 2019. I was told there was a last minute entry from a young local player who had just learnt the game a couple of weeks before. We... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Feb 2024

    Game gone begging. It’s lovely making a game with just 15 high card points between your two hands. It is a bit more frustrating when you could have made the game but did not. West DealsBoth Vul ♠ K Q... read more here

  • International Trials

    4 Feb 2024

    For more information on results orclick here or go to the Intermational page and open the drop down menu.   OPEN At the end of the 96 board semifinal there is a tie between Berrington and Tislevoll and an appeal of the Director's ruling on... read more here

  • Open Teams Trial on BBO vugraph - link below

    4 Feb 2024

    The last four stanza of the Open Team Trial will be broadcast on BBO vugraph starting at 9.00am tomorrow (Monday 5th Frbruary). They can be viewed on BBO at vugraph. read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Feb 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others! It’s Fri  Day. Not real support! Well, it sounded like support to North. Their partner bid the suit they had opened and they had a decent hand, 15 high card points and a... read more here

  • Board Election Cycle 2024

    1 Feb 2024

      As at the close of the nomination period at 5pm yesterday three nominations were received for the three vacancies. Accordingly, no election will be required. Congratulations to Sam Coutts, Anna Kalma & John Skipper who will serve a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Feb 2024

    right...and wrong! The Right Bids ..with a wiggle in the middle! North-South were not a regular partnership and the pre-play discussions covered several “normalish” bidding situations like Michael’s cue-bids and in particular... read more here

  • NZ International Teams Selection Trials

    1 Feb 2024

    RESULTS ARE AGAIN AVAILABLE ONLINE, HERE. WE ARE UNABLE TO SHOW LIVE RESULTS.  The trials for the 2024 Open and Women International Teams will be held on the weekend of the 3rd - 6th February at Auckland Bridge Club. Teams Timetable... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 Jan 2024

    A Powerful Problem. So, you are fed up with picking up 1 and 2 counts? You dream of something a little stronger. Well, those sitting South in the afternoon session of  Consolation Pairs at the Tauranga Bridge Club’s Mini Congress had... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -283

    31 Jan 2024

      COMPETITION - in association with IBEScore.com   Last week for your chance to go into the competition to win Zia's latest book You get 3 chances, one password was given from episodes 280, 281 and this weeks - 283... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Jan 2024

    The Key Card. We are not talking about a Blackwood response but the most important card for declarer in today’s deal. Indeed, North did not use any form of Blackwood in reaching slam. In laying down dummy, words like I hope you have the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Jan 2024

    Lots of clubs!  for Juniors, Intermediates and Novice players...and anyone who likes long suits! We think we are getting an unusual hand when we have a 7-card suit. Very occasionally, it is an 8-card suit. 9-card? Once a decade if you play... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 Jan 2024

    Counting to Ten…that’s the trick(s ). Some deals are quite straightforward to play. Others are much harder. Let’s see how you would classify the following:   South DealsN-S Vul ♠ 4... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Jan 2024

    Insurance? There are two things certain about today’s problem. Firstly, your partner, West, has a very good hand and secondly problems like this do not go away. They are why we keep playing! (Believe that if you wish!) You are faced with... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -282

    24 Jan 2024

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Jan 2024

    Lucky…or not! That is often the case when it comes to opening leads. Sometimes, you have a stand-out safe-looking lead which most in your seat would make…so, if it fails, it fails for others, too. Yet, then there are those occasions... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Jan 2024

    Powerful and Visible. Ideally, when one hand is very strong and the other very weak, we like the stronger hand to be declarer, not only because its honours are usually protected at trick 1 but also because the opponents are less likely to find a... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Jan 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others! It’s Fri  day! Early Planning A cheap trick early in the play may not be what a declarer wants. What say you?     South DealsBoth Vul... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Jan 2024

    Priority of problems. There are times when the safest way to play a suit has to take a back-seat as there is a more pressing issue to consider. That would be the case with today’s deal. South DealsE-W Vul ♠... read more here

  • Top All Time Masterpoint Award Winners

    18 Jan 2024

      Updated 18 Jan 2024 read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Jan 2024

    Do not forget me! The “Boss” Suit is? Michaels bids often cause problems for one side. Today it is for the side which opened the bidding. The problem is further complicated by the fact that we are playing Pairs where if you have a... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -281

    17 Jan 2024

    Link to this weeks show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Jan 2024

    The Only Chance. Despite your interference, the opponents drift into 3NT. You start off in normal fashion but perhaps there is a time to stop and take stock. North DealsN-S Vul ♠ K Q 6 4 ♥... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Jan 2024

    Take the money? Transfer responses to a 1C opening bid are becoming quite popular. Although today’s deal does feature this method, the problem is as much about judgement and reading the opponents’ bidding as it is about this method.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Jan 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. It’s Fri   day! Come in: the water is warm, very warm! Your partner opens a Weak 2 in spades (2S). You have 14 high card points but only 1 little spade. You are in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Jan 2024

    for all eventualities? A “hand for all seasons.” That seems one way to describe the hand we hold today. We have some heart support to help our partner make game were they to hold longish hearts. We have enough high cards, too. We... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Jan 2024

     In control. That’s how you might feel as a defender with 5 trumps to an honour and two outside aces and a little bit more. Your opponents have decided to play in 4S where you have a more than decent holding. Our first question is... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -280

    10 Jan 2024

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Jan 2024

    Battle of the emeralds. I am sure you will enjoy listening in to a friendly disagreement between two of our Emerald Grand Masters, Grant Jarvis and Patrick Carter (pictured above). They are not regular partners but do play together quite often in... read more here

  • Congratulations to our Baden Wilson winners for 2023

    8 Jan 2024

      Liz & Blair Fisher Details here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Jan 2024

    Drawing Trumps. Today we are going to concentrate on the play and defence of a rather freaky deal. We will return to an issue regarding the bidding of this board tomorrow. The bidding below is very straightforward. At adverse vulnerability,... read more here

  • Ranks Report - 2023 Final

    8 Jan 2024

      Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Jan 2024

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players …and others. It's Fri  day! Ugly and Uglier. Welcome to our first JIN Club hand of the year, not in the slam or even the game zones. Indeed, as the bidding developed, you would be fast... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Jan 2024

    Scouts’ “Honour” or motto! We are not even going to give you what is a fairly ugly lead problem today. The opening lead problem is dedicated to those who do not like leading away from kings. Today is the day you have been... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -279

    4 Jan 2024

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Jan 2024

    The Worth of a Minor Fit at Pairs. Happy New Year to all readers. We can all hope for greater success at the table but let’s aim for greater enjoyment and somehow the other may be the result. It’s fun trying! It’s great to find... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -278

    27 Dec 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Dec 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players..and others: it’s Fri   day. A Happy Christmas Story. All Roads lead to… It started as a problem but finished as a nice celebration, a lovely way to sign off before Christmas.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Dec 2023

    Avoidable?         How unlucky? Was what followed bad luck or could what did happen have been anticipated and been avoided? What then would you lead to 5H after the following auction?  ... read more here

  • 1st European Winter Transnational Championships 15-21 April 2024

    20 Dec 2023

        Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Dec 2023

    will come.. Plenty of nothing. Today, we have one hand with an abundance of strength and another with just about nothing at all. So, you can guess which of these hands, which are partners, should be taking an active role in the bidding. I, for... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -277

    20 Dec 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Dec 2023

    Just believe? As you thank partner for their dummy, the most important thing (well the second most important matter is thank partner as though you mean it!) is that you give yourself the best possible chance of making your contract, no matter how... read more here

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