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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 May 2023

    may be easier! Easier than Declaring? If only we knew when that would be. When the opposition have bid aggressively and quickly to the 5-level, there is little time to decide. It’s Pairs and neither side is vulnerable. East... read more here

  • "Sorry Partner" featuring Pam Livingston

    1 May 2023

        New Zealand champion Pamela Livingston talks about finding your bridge passion and sharing that passion, why mentorship and access to resources are so important for the future of the game, and neurodiversity in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 May 2023

    in the singular! Only One Loser. You certainly do not want that person to be you but that’s certainly the outcome you would like as you have propelled yourself to the 6-level and have bought yourself a not unreasonable dummy. “Fight... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Apr 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice Players…and others! It's Fri day.  No “Practice” Finesse. We love taking finesses…when they work! What? Yours always seem to fail? In that case, only take the ones you have to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Apr 2023

    A Rare Opportunity. When the opportunity to use a rare bid that has been in your “system tool-box” for 100+ years  comes up, do remember to use it. A shame if you forget. The same applies to the play of a hand. Such opportunities... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Apr 2023

    Debs repeats her on-line success. You only seem to have three losers but can you find ten winners in the following deal? The opposition are not going to make it easy for you! North DealsN-S Vul ♠ K 10 8 5... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -242

    26 Apr 2023

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  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -243

    26 Apr 2023

    Link to this weeks show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    25 Apr 2023

    ANZAC Weekend in Wellington. The Wellington Provincial Teams held on the weekend before ANZAC Day produced drama in the final round of 8 x 12 board matches. With one round left, it looked like the team of Michael Ware-Malcolm Mayer, Peter Newell... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Apr 2023

    It's Fri Day... for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players..and others! Finding the Best Defence. Quite often in this feature, we focus on the declarer trying find ways they can best make their contract. Not, though, today. West players will,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Apr 2023

    It’s a tough game! “A Cruel Game”…but for whom? Matthew McManus was one of the winners in the early April Auckland Easter Teams. Today, we will see that Matthew is not just a top-class director but also a pretty fine... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    19 Apr 2023

    Not just one but…. Handling a double void. When today’s deal occurred, my right-hand opponent sitting in the South seat, turned to me saying he wished he could ask me what he should bid. So, it sounded like a problem….and it... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Apr 2023

    An important lead. A lead problem for you today as we feature another key board from the third round of the Trans -Tasman Challenge. It’s OK. After a long competitive sequence, there are only four suits from which to choose!  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Apr 2023

    Beware!  Alarm bells The third round of the Trans-Tasman Challenge took place last Friday evening with the Australian Senior 1 team still leading the way. The other team to have recorded three wins so far is the New Zealand Mixed 1,... read more here

  • Congratulations to our recenlty promoted Grand Masters

    15 Apr 2023

    Details here read more here

  • Congratulations to our recently qualified Club Directors

    14 Apr 2023

    Ron Baker - Thame Gadi Ben-Tal – Papatoeto Mark Buckley - Papatoeto Donna Chin - Karor Trish Clearwater - Marlboroug Helen Climo - Wellingto Laura Griffin - Hokowhit Adele Hughes - Waitemata read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Apr 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate, Novice players…and others! It’s Fri Day   Not in my Beginners’ Notes! The solution to today’s problem may surprise those who have been following NZ Bridge’s Beginners’... read more here

  • Trans Tasman Challenge 3

    14 Apr 2023

    Tonight 31st March. Remember this evening (8pm) is Round 3 of the Trans -Tasman Challenge. The kibitzing link below has a half hour delay. See our top players take on the Aussies in another 16 board match. The link is  2023... read more here

  • Baden Wilson Awards- Position year to date

    13 Apr 2023

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Apr 2023

    Nice one, Tony. Today, we celebrate one of the quiet workers of New Zealand Bridge, one of the most reliable of bridge personalities but one who shuns the limelight, Tony Morcom. For the whole of this century and many years before, Tony has... read more here

  • Ranks Report - 2023 Year to date

    13 Apr 2023

    Details here read more here

  • WBF Transnational Championships in Marrakech

    13 Apr 2023

        The World Bridge Federation  has shared the attached flyer about the two exciting Open events taking place in Marrakech during the second week of the World Team Championships. These give players an amazing opportunity to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Apr 2023

    Almost! Not Quite a Claim! We love to bid slams though we also like a simple route to the 12 or 13 tricks we need once we get to play one. Nothing too complex, please. Well, that was not quite the situation looking at today’s deal from the... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -241

    12 Apr 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Top All Time Masterpoint Award Winners

    12 Apr 2023

    Updated 12 April 2023 read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Apr 2023

    Pairs winners, Jeremy Fraser- Hoskin and Matt Brown with Regional President, Grant Jarvis. A Double for Matt. Congratulations to those successful in the Auckland Club’s Easter Congress. It was a particularly good weekend for Matt Brown,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Apr 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice Players…and others. Winners and Losers. When you are defending, you would like to win tricks whenever you can, ideally to prevent the declarer from making their contract. However, success can come in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Apr 2023

    It’s not what “you” have…. What would normally have been a mundane game contract became a difficult challenge for the declarer in order to salvage a plus score after their partner bid rather aggressively. It is up to you... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -240

    5 Apr 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Apr 2023

    Disaster Defence. Today, there are no brilliancies but just a sad tale of all that could have gone wrong, which indeed did go wrong. Eventually, someone had to prosper by getting a good result. To start with, a defensive situation:... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Apr 2023

    Trans- Tasman Challenge Week 2. The many roads to slam. Although a once a month event, this Friday night event of 16 board matches involving 9 New Zealand playing 9 Australian teams, featured for the second time in March on the last day of the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    31 Mar 2023

    It’s Fri   Day. For Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. Minors only if we must.  We learn early in our bridge careers that it can be easier to make 9 tricks in 3NT than 11 tricks with a minor suit as... read more here

  • Trans Tasman Challenge Week 2

    31 Mar 2023

    Tonight 31st March. Remember this evening (8pm) is Round 2 of the Trans -Tasman Challenge. The kibitzing link below has a half hour delay. See our top players take on the Aussies in another 16 board match. The link is  2023 Trans-Tasman... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Mar 2023

    Or is it? With nothing else to think about, think about it! That could certainly apply to today’s deal. You are there, presumably like every other pair, in your game contract. Without any further ado, plan your play. Well, you should... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Mar 2023

    A Grand Time. Players are often wary of bidding grand slams…and with good cause. Barring bad breaks, you should be fairly sure of success before you bid to the 7 level. You should also be sure you are not off a cashing ace..and it always... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -239

    29 Mar 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Mar 2023

    Direct or Descriptive? A “pre-empting the opposition” type situation for today. The vulnerability is in our favour today and we have 11, at worst 10 trumps, between us. The only downside is that our suit is clubs, easy to bid over. We... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Mar 2023

      Searching for a Clue.  The guide-line for playing 6 of a suit contract, leaving aside shortages or long suits, is a minimum of 31 hcp. For 6NT to be bid, the recommendation is a minimum of 33hcp. So, those who stayed out of the slam... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Mar 2023

    For Junior, Intermediate and Novice members…and others! It’s Fri day. Seems Automatic? The last thing you want to do as a defender is to help the declarer. Defence is not easy. You may have heard that before! You have to be alert... read more here

  • WBF Women's Online Bridge Festival

    24 Mar 2023

    Details WBF Women's Spring Online Festival BBO - April... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    23 Mar 2023

    In Declarer’s Shoes. Can you be? Can you anticipate what is happening and what as a defender you should be doing? There’s not much to go on…or is there? South DealsN-S Vul ♠ 9 6 5... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Mar 2023

    Which Way Ahead? We have a hand which in view of partner’s bidding may be best to bid to 3NT but also might be good for a diamond slam, what with all our aces. How to tread the middle line keeping both options open? That is the question. We... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -238

    22 Mar 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Mar 2023

    but for what? That may sum up today’s problem. We have a decent hand but where to go with it? No fit that we know about and no ability to bid no trumps. Where to go? It’s Teams with neither side vulnerable and the clock is ticking:... read more here

  • News from the Chair- No 1 for 2023

    21 Mar 2023

      Details Here read more here

  • CD Region - Cyclone relief fundraiser

    20 Mar 2023

      Link to results read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Mar 2023

    A “Grand” start to Trans-Tasman Challenge. It’s “grand” if you can bid it…and make it, too! A Trans- Tasman practice series started last Friday evening. Roughly once a month on Friday evenings, New Zealand... read more here

  • Livestream- Ceebration of life- John Wignall

    20 Mar 2023

      Link to livestream   live fom  1.45pm Tuesday 21 March 2023   read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Mar 2023

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players...and others! It's Fri day.  Give it a Go, Joe..or Paddy ...today or any day! When your partner doubles 1 of a suit on the first round of bidding, it is for take-out. Leave the double in at your... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Mar 2023

    John in conversation with Derek Frapwell and Bob Scott. Just a Chance. The passing of Alan Turner and John Wignall have made this a week of reflection and remembrance. In the last two days, we have remembered two stories about boards played by... read more here

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