Final of Waikato Club Teams vs Bay Club Teams

This final was held at the Matamata Club for the Cups for each grade and bragging rights for the 2023/24 on Sunday 20 August.
The resulting placings of a 3-match round robin in each grade were:

Waikato 42.06 VP
Mt Maunganui 32.17 VP

Tauranga 36.99 VP
Hamilton 31.67 VP

Waikato 48.79 VP
Tauranga 38.49 VP

WB InterProvincial Teams Named

The trials were held on-line as Teams entries for the Open, Senior and Women’s teams and as a Pairs event for the Intermediate qualifiers. No trial took place for the Women’s team as there was only one team entry. The WB Regional Committee congratulates the successful players and wish them all the best for the finals to be held on-line in November.

Open Team: Liz and Blair Fisher, Jo and Sam Simpson, Richard Solomon and Anna Kalma

Senior Team: Judy McLeod and Tony Hacking, Dianne and Hugh McAlister, Tim and Helen Healy

To All Waikato-Bay of Plenty Clubs

Expressions of interest are requested for serving on the Waikato Bays Regional Committee

The normal appointment to this Committee is for two years before new elections, however for family and health reasons a number of the Committee have requested to stand down after one year. NZB has agreed to a refresh and already there are volunteers for the Committee and I thank Hugh McAlister (Tauranga) and Kevin Whyte (Cambridge/Hamilton) for their commitment.

The 2023 Bay Pairs Report

Tauranga Bay Pairs 21 May 2023

A very good field of 16 tables turned out for this, the second round of the Bay Of Plenty Pairs for 2023. It is great to see players of all grades attending and enjoying the bridge.

The two hands I am highlighting today have the theme of Discipline and Agreement.

S2 Board 7
Dealer S Both Vul


News From The Chair in 2023

Click here to download the latest newsletter from Board chairman Alan Morris. It covers the passing of Life Members John Wignall and Alan Turner, Cyclone Gabrielle, the roles of NZB and its Regional Committees, new management team for Congress, and much more. Earlier letters may be read in previous articles or by clicking on the links below.

The State of the Union

Allan Morris has produced the attached wide-ranging analysis of how the Board hopes Regions might still be useful and just where our game is at. You may click to download it and have a read

Final News From The Chair for 2022

Click here to download the latest newsletter from Board chairman Alan Morris. It covers the retirements of Richard Solomon and Derek Evernnett, the Board's new online strategy, a successful Congress and directions the Board is taking going forward. Earlier letters may be read by clicking on the links below.

Showdown at the Last Round of the WB Intermediate League

We were all poised for a tie-breaker at Cambridge on Sunday 16th October. The leaders of the Intermediate League were neck-and-neck on 26 points each, well clear of third-equal chasers and each was to play with a different partner. Amazingly enough, each pair scored only 2 points - 1 for scraping in over 50% (just) in the final result, and 1 for simply turning up. Meantime Hamilton's Megan Jolly and Leanne Curry heaped on 8 points each which wasn't quite enough to steal the top spot.

Final Results of the 2022 Junior League

Congratulations to Hamilton's Rachelle Meijer and Stephen Weir for topping the six-session Waikato-Bays Junior League with an impressive 26 points. The final round was played at Te Awamutu on the 9th of October and attracted a field of nine tables. Missing out the Hamilton leg, third-equal placings went to Janet Milbank and Jenny Elgar of Whakatane who amassed 22 points from the five events they played. Well done to all the top players of tomorrow.

It's a Wrap for the 2022 Club Teams Final

Congratulations to the Open and Intermediate teams from Tauranga who took top places in their sections at the finals hosted by the Matamata club on Sunday 21-Aug. The Junior team that travelled all the way from Taupo won their section. Full results are available by clicking on the following links:

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