• Remembering Derek Evennett

    29 Apr 2024

    Remembering Derek Evennett, a lover of Bridge. Derek passed in late April 2024 not recovering from a major stroke. He was 78. Derek is survived by his wife, Sally, his 5 children, 10 grandchildren and the other very important family member, the... read more here

  • Alan Taylor: a tribute

    14 Mar 2024

        Keen bridge players have enjoyed the writing of Alan Taylor. He has been writing about the game since the 1980s though most prominently from 1993 for some 20 years as Editor of the Daily Bulletins at our National Congress. Alan... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    26 Oct 2023

    On presentation of Life Membership to NZ Bridge at the 2018 National Congress with the then Mayor of Hamilton, Andrew King and NZ Bridge Chairman, Allan Morris. A tribute to a gentleman: Robin Young. As we stated last week, Robin Young passed... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    18 Oct 2023

    Les Gould...collecting a prize for a tournament success. Two well-known bridge players and personalities have passed in the last few weeks. They are Robin Young of the Marlborough Bridge Club, who was a Life Member of New Zealand Bridge and Les... read more here

  • Remembering Tony Thomson

    9 May 2023

      Within the space of six months, New Zealand Bridge has lost four of its Life Members. In November 2022, we said farewell to Shirley Waymouth and in March 2023 to both Alan Turner and John Wignall. Last week, it was to Tony Thomson. Tony,... 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

  • 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

  • Thanks, Shirley. A Tribute to the late Shirley Waymouth

    9 Dec 2022

    A Life Member of New Zealand Bridge, Shirley Waymouth, passed away on 16th November this year. Born on 13th May 1927, Shirley was 95. Her first name was Joan but she only ever used her second name. She was born in Mangaweka but lived most of her... read more here

  • "In the spirit of Nina"

    7 Dec 2021

    the late Nina Hewitt Today is Dunedin’s day. Our “Hand of the Day” features Brad Johnston from his weekend success in the Victor Champion Teams. This article remembers a club stalwart from a past age whose name carries on with... read more here

  • Evelyn Hurley: a Tribute

    12 Jun 2021

     Bob and Ev A week ago, our bridge world lost one of its top players, a Gold Grandmaster with nearly 4,000 A Points, Palmerston North’s Evelyn Hurley. Within the last month, the Manawatu Guardian featured Evelyn and Bob, husband and... read more here

  • Karen Martelletti: a personal tribute

    24 May 2021

    To a damn good sort by Richard Solomon I am not a member of the Tauranga Bridge Club and thus have not experienced or seen close up Karen’s constant positive presence over the running of that club for a period of some 30 years. Nor have... read more here

  • A Tribute to Pete Benham

    16 Jan 2021

                         Remembering Pete. The second session of the Young Cup Pairs took place at the Wellington Bridge Club on the evening of... read more here

  • The Coat of Many Colours

    16 Jan 2021

    as worn by Pete Benham. This article is dedicated to the late Pete Benham and is reproduced from a 2008 NZ National Congress Bulletin. It reflects the way Pete and his teammates played the game, very competitively but always with a sense of... read more here

  • Canterbury News with Max Robb

    29 Apr 2019

    Apologies but the second half of this report which was published last week was incorrect. Brian Ussher 1950-2019. Brian, a Grandmaster of Bridge, was well known locally and at provincial level representing Timaru and Canterbury on many... read more here

  • Vale Bob Scott by John Wignall

    15 Dec 2017

    It is my sad duty to record the death of Bob Scott, certainly one of our better players. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in February 2016 and stoically endured a long period of chemotherapy etc  from which he emerged in what we all... read more here

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