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The Tauranga Mini-Congress

To be held over Anniversary Weekend 25-27 January. A week in advance there are large and talented fields raring to go. Enter on the NZ Bridge site.

NZ Bridge to Continue RBM Scheme

Download the attached news from Waikato RBM Eunice Eccles to catch up with her plans for the 2020 season. Eunice is available to assist any club with advice particularly in the ares of recruitment, teaching, and retention of new members.

New Season Starts Soon with the Thames Festival of Bridge

Final News from the Chair for 2020

Allan Morris writes on the following points. Full letter including survey results attached below:

  • Completion of the NZ Wide Pairs - $18k raised for Youth Bridge - National Teams in Nelson and the Inter-Provincials in Christchurch
  • The Wellington region takes Dougal McLean trophy for the fourth year in a row
  • Subcommittee on track with recommendations re the future of Regional Committees - nothing to happen before 2021 so elections will be held mid-2020
  • RBM job vacancies in Otago/Southland and Central Districts
  • Board is working on a handicapping system based on the Compass model
  • Key findings of the post-Congress survey attached below

Upcoming Tuition and Tournaments

Any time you want to see what's coming up in our region click here

The management and staff of the Waikato-Bays Regional Committee wish you all a happy and safe time over the holiday period. See you at the bridge table soon ...

2019 Babich Nationwide Pairs Champions from Rotorua

Ruth Lewis and Trish Stephens take Gold!

Trish and RuthTrish and RuthA fantastic achievement, playing against over thousand other pairs from clubs across New Zealand, Ruth and Trish took top place on the podium. With fourteen pairs playing in the event at Rotorua, Ruth and Trish won with a fantastic score of 69.35%.

When this score was evaluated by X-Clubs against everyone else who had played the same hands throughout New Zealand, they had done even better and increased their final score to 75.67%, leading the field by a clear 6%, a remarkable feat against such a high quality field.

News from the Chair #7

Allan Morris updates us with a summary of what's been going on lately. The new Constitution has been registered and the revised Manual is under way. Congress was very successful with record numbers attending. Special mention of Michael Whibley being awarded for Best Declarer Play in the World for 2019. Upcoming in November is the Babich Simultaneous Pairs, the National Teams in Nelson and the IP's in Christchurch. A special word on clubs having a Health & Safety Policy - a template is available. Review of the roles and functions of RBM's and Regional Committees is under way. And changes to director training and assessment. It's all go Folks. Download the attachment for a good read.

Waikato-Bays Intermediate League Finalised

Joanne Swanick and Judith HowardJoanne Swanick and Judith HowardCongratulations to Joanne Swanwick and Judith Howard from Matamata Bridge club who held on to their lead today, playing at Cambridge, in the eighth and final session of this year’s Intermediate Championships. Carol Crowfoot and Sabrina Peters from Thames took second place with Derek and Frances Rankin from Taupo in third place. Prizes totalling $1080 for the Leagues were presented by Michael Neels to the top ten players.

Waikato-Bays Junior League Finalised

Ronnie & Athol with Mike NeelsRonnie & Athol with Mike NeelsThe sixth and final round of the Waikato-Bays Junior League was taken out by Tauranga's Ronnie and Athol Ryan at Te Awamutu on Sunday 13th October. They finished with 27 points, 8 points ahead of second-placed clubmates Jill Stewart and Kathy Abel. Cambridge's Chris and Henny van Empel came third 2 points further back.

Chris and Henny van EmpelChris and Henny van EmpelJill Stewart and Kathy AbelJill Stewart and Kathy Abel

Latest Letter from The Chair

Allan Morris has put out a new newsletter. You can click on the attachment below to download it to your computer.

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