A special one-session event, the Novice Pairs, is to be held at the 2015 National Bridge Congress at The Kingsgate Hotel, Te Rapa, Hamilton starting at 2pm on Sunday September 27th. The cost will be $10.00 per player.

This excellent initiative aims to give new players a flavour for tournament bridge and show them what the National Congress is like. The Novice Pairs will be played in the main playing room at the same time as the New Zealand Pairs and Restricted Pairs are being played. There will be prizes and finger-food after play for those in the Novice Pairs.

The definition of a Novice is contained on the attached poster. Pre-entry is not required but would be appreciated.

Claytons in form at Te Aroha


Results from today's WAP are now available on X-Clubs - scroll back to the 7th of June in Week 23. Likewise the overall ladder is now available on X-Clubs.

Cynthia & IanCynthia & Ian

Ian and Lynette take out WAP3 at Waikato

Ian & LynetteIan & LynetteThe results from the third heat of the Waikato Area Pairs held at the Waikato Bridge Club on 19th April are available on this site as is the overall ladder.

Ian Bond and Lynette Morgan won the day just pipping Sonia Crawford and Lesley Quilty. Two sections of nine tables enjoined battle for the day. Nick Whitten was the director and has picked out some boards of interest below:

First Round of Bay Pairs a Success for Whakatane

It was a great turn out for the first round of the Bay Pairs; great to see a lot of new faces as well as the regulars.

Well done to the winners on the day Kathy Yule and Kate Terry.

Top Junior pair on the day was Leonie Pritchard and Mark Bendall.

The best Intermediates were Cecily Munro pairing with Gloria Hawthorne who took out sixth place. Gloria - loved your bright red top!

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