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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Sep 2023

    Could this be dummy? We never put an 8-card card suit down in dummy, do we? It’s a common saying that a solid 8-card suit should never be put down as a side-suit in dummy. Well, what do you think about this heart suit? You are playing... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Sep 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players….and others. It's Fri day. Half Right meant Half Wrong! and “half wrong” meant that that North-South did not get the result they should have got from the deal we feature today. Your... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Sep 2023

    Youth Bridge Weekend 2023 New Zealand Bridge’s annual Youth Bridge Weekend took place over the weekend of September 1st to 3rd at the Christchurch Bridge Club. Today’s article features a report on the event by one of the organisers,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Sep 2023

    No Regrets. West had plenty of regrets at their choice of opening lead at the end of play on today’s deal. So, let’s look at the choice West had to make on this deal and see if you would have led what was chosen at the table and... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -262

    6 Sep 2023

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Sep 2023

    Neil Dravitzki and Sonia Crawford, celebrating success at the table.  Farewell, Neil. Today’s article is not really a bidding problem but I thought I would give you one anyway. Today is a salute,  in memory of one of the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Sep 2023

    too many losers!. Loser Reduction. Jack James and George Masters recorded a clear win in the Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs at the Hamilton Bridge Club on Saturday. The following board produced good declarer play from Jack. How then would you play... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Sep 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate, Novice players and others. It's Fri day. Once in Everyone’s Lifetime. Maybe more than once if you play long enough! It is not too often that you pick up a hand like the following. Yet, many did earlier this week.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 Aug 2023

    Trans nationals in Marrakech. End Play End play in more ways than one as today’s deal comes from the Transnational Teams which was the consolation event for those teams who did not make the knock-out stages of the four events, Open, Women,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Aug 2023

      A "Grand" Hand. I was curious why recently most of a relatively small field in a tournament failed to advance higher than game when it seemed the main problem would be reaching grand rather than small slam. The hand you will see below is... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -261

    30 Aug 2023

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Aug 2023

    South Island Pairs on-line. This event, played over the past weekend, attracted 52 pairs, a lower  number than other recent on-line events though would have been affected by the absence of those involved internationally in Morocco. Winners... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    28 Aug 2023

    Last Day Disappointment. The last day, the last two rounds, in such lengthy round-robins inevitably produce success for some, great disappointment for others. It would be nice to be able to report the former for our Open Team. Alas, no. The... read more here

  • One at 101

    27 Aug 2023

      It would be very rare that we give pride of place to the result of a 3A Open Pairs event but today is that day. Winners of the event, the Auckland Club’s 3A Billie Tohill Open Pairs,  held on 26th August, were none other than... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    27 Aug 2023

    Edging there slowly. That can be one way of describing the New Zealand Open Team’s attempt to reach the top 8 knock-out stage in the current World Championships. Three narrow wins have seen them remain 7th throughout the 7th day of the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Aug 2023

    Day 6 : a day of promise. A good or better day for all three Kiwi teams though all eyes are now on our Open Team who are in the top 8 and playing consistently well. A small loss to Israel was followed  by wins over USA 2 and Chile and they... read more here

  • South Island Pairs (Online) - 26-27 Aug 2023

    25 Aug 2023

      Link to results read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    25 Aug 2023

    Day 5 at Marrakesh: Our Open Team stay in contention. Two losses and one win may not seem that good an outcome for our Open Team on Day 5 but the losses, against strong opposition, were by just 2 and 6 imps while a great result was recorded... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    24 Aug 2023

    One up: Two down v the Australians. Day 4 at the World Championships It was a one win two loss day when all three of our teams took on our “old foe”. While both Open and Women’s teams had generally a good day, it was a real... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -260

    23 Aug 2023

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  • World Championships in Marrakech

    23 Aug 2023

    Day 3 at the World Championships: another day in contention. Both our Women and Mixed Teams had a result to forget on Day 3 but “the blips” were against strong opposition and were matched by wins or a close loss in their other... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    22 Aug 2023

    A Day of Promise – Day 2 at the World Championships. Although the results of the Open Team were a little disappointing, it was generally a good day for our teams in Marrakesh. Open     imps   vps... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    21 Aug 2023

    Day 1 at this year's World Championships in Marrakech, Morroco saw all three New Zealand teams in action. Our Open, Women and Mixed Teams are playing 3 matches of 16 boards per day over 8 days, 23 matches in all.   Our Women's Team:... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Aug 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. It’s Fri day. Few points: must act. Today’s deal is aimed at less experienced players but there is a lesson here for everyone. Sometimes, the hardest decisions at the... read more here

  • World Championships in Marrakech

    18 Aug 2023

    46th World Bridge Teams Championships....and the Kiwis are there! The World Championship competitions starts on Sunday, 20th August, in Marrakech, Morocco. New Zealand has three teams competing as follows:    a repeat of this,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Aug 2023

    Too low: loo high! Slamming Problems. Three slams in four successive boards recently with two making and only one bid…and you can guess which one was the only one bid, the one you should not make…and that one made! Is there... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Aug 2023

    Different Systems: Different Contracts. In theory, if we all played the same system and all bid the same way, we should reach the same contract, the only difference being the way we play and defend the board. Of course, bridge is much more... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -259

    16 Aug 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Congratulations to our new Silver Grandmaster

    15 Aug 2023

      Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Aug 2023

    Counting on it. Are you? Counting on beating the contract, that is. You look pretty well placed to do so this time. Have you got your eye on the ball? We will see what “the ball” is shortly. Firstly, it is your play to trick 3.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Aug 2023

      The High Wire: it’s dangerous! One slip spells disaster! The on-line Fullarton Teams over the last weekend saw a narrow victory for the team of Jan Alabaster- Pam Livingston and Jenna and Christine Gibbons, a nice boost for them... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Aug 2023

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others! It's Fri Day.  Beware the pitfalls! Today’s deal has a little bit about bidding and a piece more about playing a board which is not quite straightforward. We will come back to... read more here

  • Bridge Teachers Conference

    10 Aug 2023

    Teachers Conference Poster.pdf (0.80MB) To all clubs, teachers and those interested in the development of Bridge.   After a hiatus of 4 years, we are pleased to advise we are planning another Bridge Teachers' Conference.   To... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Aug 2023

     LAST! Last but not Least. Bidding would be somewhat easier if the Dealer was always the player with the strongest hand. You could open 2C or the like and the bidding would proceed from there. That, of course, is not the situation..and nor... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Aug 2023

    how high? A Try for Game…or for Slam? It can be hard at times to distinguish between competitive and slam try bidding. This is especially true when the opposition make a semi-constructive bid themselves. What would your choice be on the... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -258

    9 Aug 2023

        Link to this week's show read more here

  • WBF - Women's Bridge Newsletter

    9 Aug 2023

    WBF_Women_Newsletter_Venice_Cup_2023.pdf read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Aug 2023

    You are not down until you are….down! Today’s deal features an attribute I admire in any sportsperson, whether they be chasing a ball or trying to make an impossible bridge contract. Never give up. You may have zero chance but until... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Aug 2023

    18th World Youth Teams Championships Mixed Finish for our Youth at Veldhoven. New Zealand ended with two defeats including to table-topping Poland and one good win at the World Youth Championships last Friday. These were their final day scores:... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Aug 2023

    18th World Youth Teams Championships Victory in Defeat. New Zealand may have lost three of its matches on Day 4 of the World Under 21 Championships but three of the four results would have been very satisfying for the team: Denmark... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Aug 2023

    18th World Youth Teams Championships 6 wins: 6 losses. Day 3 saw a repeat of the previous two days for the New Zealand Under 21 team in that they recorded two wins and two losses, though there was a difference. The wins were larger than the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Aug 2023

      18th World Youth Teams Championships A Second mixed day at the World Youth Championships. Day 2 at the World Youth Championships was somewhat a repeat of the opening day with two wins and two losses for the NZ Under 21 team. Yet, three... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -257

    2 Aug 2023

    Link to  this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Aug 2023

    “Points Schmoints” We reported yesterday on one board which contributed to the Henry team winning the National Open Teams. Today, we have another, the story being told by Jane Lennon. This board also came from the final match.  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 Jul 2023

    Small Turn-out but good competition at the National Open Teams. The only disappointment for those taking part in the National Open Teams in Palmerston North this past weekend was the comparatively small turn-out of 14 teams. With the tournament... read more here

  • 15A National Teams - 29 & 30 July 2023 - Palmerston North

    28 Jul 2023

      Link to results read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Jul 2023

    A Tough Day of Pairs. That would sum up the first three rounds of the European Youth Pairs played in Veldhoven yesterday by the Kiwi pairs. There are 6 rounds of qualifying spread over 2 days with the first 3 x 15 board sets played yesterday.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Jul 2023

    Welcome  to coverage of the New Zealand Under 21 team which is about to take part in the World Youth Championships at Veldhoven in the Netherlands. The Teams event starts next Monday local time. Before that, there are two events for the Kiwis... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Jul 2023

    in Major Danger. There is danger around the bidding of today’s feature hand. Before we discuss the dangers and what is the best path to overcome them, take a look at the following sequence.      ... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -256

    26 Jul 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

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