About Mini Moos

Mini Moos is a series of bridge sessions run on Sunday afternoons for beginners in the Waikato region. Each session is a stand-alone event. Sessions are run either as pairs or as individuals.

Players are asked to be arrive by 12:50pm so play can start at 1pm. There is always ample time to play the hands, with typically 12 boards being played during the session. Players are allowed to refer to their notes or “phone a friend” for assistance at any stage of the game. A commentary and copy of the hands is on the back of each board played and time is given to allow players to consider that commentary and examine the hands played, discuss them and replay them if they wish. There is a refreshment break at halftime and play ends around 4.30pm with a short prizegiving.

Although the scores are collated the competitive aspect is insignificant compared to the instructive aspect and just having fun playing amongst players from other clubs.
This series is aimed primarily at beginners who have taken lessons in the current year. Although anyone below “Certificate of Proficiency” level is eligible, players with more than a year’s experience may find the pace rather slow.

A "Moos Noos" Newsletter is produced after each round with a roundup of the day's play and items of interest to novice players.

The final session of the year (date yet to be decided but will be November or early December) is in the form of a Garden Party hosted by Jane Stearns (“Bridge-it Jane”) playing outside (weather permitting) with Pimms and strawberries being served.
You will need to bring a hat, sunblock and a chair to sit on. You do not need a partner. “Individual movement” Please be seated by 12:50 ready to start play at 1pm. Cost $10

MOOS MISSION: To provide a relaxed supportive environment where beginners from lessons can play bridge with players of their own level.

Mini Moos coordinator for 2019 is Nick Whitten, phone 07 889 7831 or email nickwhitten@xtra.co.nz