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  • A tribute to Alan Turner- QSM

    15 Mar 2023

          Alan Turner- QSM Need I say more. Of course… Every sport is made up of players, some reaching elite status, and administrators. Seldom do you see a combination of an elite player and an administrator. Alan was... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Mar 2023

    Alan Turner along with Shirley Newton and Richard Solomonleading the way at a National Bridge Teachers' conference.  “And Speaking Of Gamblers” Today’s article, like yesterday’s, is dedicated to Alan Turner. It comes... read more here

  • Remembering John Wignall

    15 Mar 2023

    John Wignall (1932-2023) John Wignall has been hugely influential on many aspects of the way we play bridge in New Zealand. He had a big impact on the game at the Christchurch Bridge Club, where he had been a member and played for almost 70... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -237

    15 Mar 2023

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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Mar 2023

    Today and tomorrow, I want to remember Alan Turner, a huge personality in so many aspects of our game. Tomorrow, we will also feature an obituary to Alan but today we have a deal in which Alan demonstrated his skill at the bridge table. Some hands... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Mar 2023

    Two Wrongs do not make one right! It is a sad tale today, a tale of probably one wrong bid and then panic set in. Although our Panel seem fairly united in what should have happened, the story is, I believe, worth telling in case others fall into... read more here

  • Livestream- Celebration of life- Alan Turner

    12 Mar 2023

    A celebration of Alan's life will be held on Wednesday 15th March at 1pm at the Tauranga Bridge Club.   Link to join livestream read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Mar 2023

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players..and others! It's Fri day.  Never say “never”. There is a bridge saying (there are many bridge sayings!) “eight ever: nine never” which helps us to decide whether we... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Mar 2023

    Out Pipped! You have heard the saying many times about the fact if you bid your hand up, then you must play it well. So, it is time to say it once more because today you have certainly bid your hand fearlessly. I need say no more.... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Mar 2023

    Expressway. There is often a catch when you are presented with a bridge problem. Otherwise, why would a fellow player give you the problem in the first place!? So, be careful before you answer the question below.      ... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -236

    8 Mar 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Mar 2023

    “Nicely played, Partner.” More from the recent North Island Pairs. Anthony Ker has been one of the country’s leading players for many years. However, Anthony has to take back-stage in today’s deal. He had only two jobs to... read more here

  • Alan Turner

    6 Mar 2023

    With great sadness we learnt the passing of Alan Turner. Our sincere condolences to Judy, family and friends. Over the years Alan was a major contributor to bridge as a player, teacher, administrator, and NZ Bridge board level. His passing is... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Mar 2023

    Familiar Names but New Partners win the North Island Pairs. Very familiar names ended up winning a tightly fought North Island Pairs at the Wellington Bridge Club this past weekend. Yet, the partnership was new, just for the occasion. The number... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Mar 2023

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice Players...and others! It's Fri   Day.  Good Bidding: Great Result. Today’s story is a happy story. For a start, it has a happy ending! However, in looking at the bidding and the play of... read more here

  • NOrth ISland Pairs - Wellington 4 - 5 March 2023

    3 Mar 2023

      Link to results read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Mar 2023

    Common Sense: you are “counting” on it! A fairly common defensive situation today. It may only be a part-score but at the end of the match, those plus or minus 5 imps can have a big impact on the result. East DealsNone... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Mar 2023

    Too Low, Joe! A problem for you today that occurred for many during the recent Gold Coast Congress. What action would you take at this point of the following auction? You are playing Pairs with only East-West vulnerable:  -... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -235

    1 Mar 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    28 Feb 2023

    If only I Could, I surely would! Is it too much to ask for? A trump or two. A measly 3 or 4….not much to ask for…. Have you as declarer ever been told by your partner to draw the opponents’ trumps? Unless you have some... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    27 Feb 2023

     Michael Ware, Brian Mace, Hugh McGann and Tom Jacob.  End of play and end-play at Gold Coast. Congratulations to the mainly Kiwi team of Hugh McGann, Michael Ware, Tom Jacob, Brian Mace and Matthew Thomson who finished runners-up in... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    24 Feb 2023

    Just Possible. The final 4 matches of the Open Teams at the Gold Coast saw a number of Kiwis make the top 6 and the play-off stage. Thomson in second place contains Tom Jacob, Brian Mace, Hugh McGann and Michael Ware while in 3rd place were... read more here

  • NZ Bridge Foundation- Cyclone Recovery Fund

    23 Feb 2023

    Foundation - Cyclone Recovery Fund 23 Feb 2023.pdf read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    22 Feb 2023

    Wrong but Right. That’s the theme behind today’s hand from the first day of the Teams event at the Gold Coast Congress. Can you envisage you can indeed be wrong but ultimately be right? Today’s hand follows up yesterday’s... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -234

    22 Feb 2023

      Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    21 Feb 2023

    Everybody’s Talking ‘bout it… Most people’s post mortems after play on Monday centred around one board. After all, it was not another 4333  7 count! So, what would you do given holding the hand below?  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    20 Feb 2023

    well, across the Tasman, actually! Good Timing on Gold Coast. There’s nearly 200 Kiwis enjoying themselves this week at the Gold Coast Congress. Condolences to those who could not make it because of the weather back home.... read more here

  • Gold Coast Congress 2023

    19 Feb 2023

    Broadbeach,17-25 February, 2023 Website | Results | Bulletins   read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    17 Feb 2023

    It’s Fri day… for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players….and others! Know the Question. It is hard to give an answer if you are not sure of what the question means. That caused an inferior contract to be reached on the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    16 Feb 2023

    Defence…or Attack? It’s opening lead time today….and as we are defending a slam, the stakes are high. You started off with an aggressive action but your opponent in the South seat matched you by jumping all the way to slam:... read more here

  • Congratulations to our new Grand Master

    15 Feb 2023

    Details Here read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Feb 2023

    High stakes : Good Timing. With the exception of a Seniors’ Team for the Asia Pacific Bridge Federation (APBF) Championships in Hong Kong in June, our Open, Women, Mixed and Seniors' international teams have all been announced. Yesterday... read more here

  • Opportunity- NZ Youth Team for 2023

    15 Feb 2023

    Please see the attached information   EOI NZ Youth Team 2023.pdf read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -233

    15 Feb 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Feb 2023

    A New and Inspired “Leader” I am delighted to see that the Wellington Club Manager, Bridget Hannaway, has taken over my role for the National Congress. I am sure she will lead the organising team really well into producing a great... read more here

  • NZ Representative Teams for 2023

    14 Feb 2023

    HONG KONG The Asia Pacific Bridge Championships (APBF) will be held in Hong Kong on 9th to 17th June 2023. The NZ representatives will be:   OPEN Michael Cornell and Ashley Bach Michael Whibley and Matthew Brown Peter Newell and... read more here

  • Appointment- Congress Event Manager

    13 Feb 2023

      Bridget Hannaway of Wellington has accepted the position of Congress Events Manager following Richard's recent retirement. Congratulations Bridget, and welcome to the NZ Bridge Family. We all look forward to working with you. read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Feb 2023

    No surprises in National Pairs. Michael Whibley and Matt Brown scored an emphatic victory in the 2-day National Pairs run last weekend on-line courtesy of the Christchurch Bridge Club. Here is one little bidding problem from the event for you:... read more here

  • Board Election Cycle 2023

    10 Feb 2023

      As at the close of the nomination period at 5pm today, two nominations were received for the two vacancies. Accordingly, no election will be required. Congratulations to Allan Morris and Sue Brown  who will serve a further 3 year... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Feb 2023

    Stay Safe at trick 1. It’s Fri  Day  for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players…and others. We learn quite early in our bridge careers about playing transfers when a player opens 1NT. Although their partner may turn out... read more here

  • National 15A Pairs 11-12 Feb 2023

    10 Feb 2023

      Link to results read more here

  • NZ Seniors Team- APBF Championships 2023

    10 Feb 2023

        8 February 2023   NZ Seniors Team APBF Championships 2023   NZ Bridge invites expressions of interest from established bridge partnerships, aged 63 or more, to be considered for the following: The successful pair... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Feb 2023

    A Crucial Lead. They all are, to an extent, though some are more costly than others. Today’s came from the recent Open Trial. See if you can sift through the evidence and even glance at your hand before deciding on your choice:... read more here

  • Acknowledging Richard Solomon

    8 Feb 2023

              Success and performance of any organisation is hugely influenced by the quality, skills,  and experience of its people. NZ Bridge and our game has been the recipient of those skills, experience, and... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Feb 2023

    Mixed Emotions. There usually are when a slam either makes or fails, especially when it is in that “touch and go” area of a contract that can succeed or fail. Even more so when it comes near the end of a major competition and... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show -232

    8 Feb 2023

    Link to this week's show read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Feb 2023

    A lead ..but who was “leading” at the end of the trials? Waitangi Weekend saw on-line trials to help select New Zealand international teams for 2023. Our Women’s and Seniors’ teams are being selected though there have been... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Feb 2023

    for Junior, Intermediate and Novice players... and others. It's Fri Day.  No “Wrong” Choice. You only have a choice of 2 cards to play in the suit your partner led at trick 1. While only one of them is the right card to play,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Feb 2023

    Is what I have: nothing to contribute!  Not much in hand: nothing to say! That’s the story about our bidding question for today. When your partner doubles the opponents at their first turn to speak, it usually means they are asking... read more here

  • International Teams Selection Trials

    2 Feb 2023

    This weekend sees several of our top players competing with each other to be selected to represent New Zealand at International events this year. There are trials being held for both the Open Teams and the Mixed Teams, each with a slightly... read more here

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