NZB Constitution Review

John Skipper announced the release of the draft NZ Bridge Constitution. The draft document is now ready for all to read and consider. Click on the attachments below to download both this document and its associated feedback form. Feedback is sought and changes can still be made ahead of the final voting at the AGM in September this year. Key changes are:

  • The document is considerably shorter than the existing Constitution

The Trials Are Over

Two days of play at Tauranga have produced our 16-strong IP squad to contest the 2019 Inter-Provincial event in Christchurch on November 23rd. In the Opens we have Yuzhong Chen and Noel Grigg accompanied by Tom Winiata and Tom Henwood. The Womens team will be comprised of Christine and Jenna Gibbons along with Kate Terry and Judy Pawson (selected) while the Seniors are Julie Sheridan and Karen Martelletti accompanied by Ella Gray and Michael Neels. Our Intermediates are to be Ted Cliffin and Barbara McFarlane along with Judith Howard and Joanne Swanwick.


Rodney Harris

Rodney HarrisRodney HarrisMorrinsville Contract Bridge Club members are deeply saddened by the sudden death of a long standing member Rodney Harris.

Rodney was a member for nearly 40 years and many club trophies bear his name-including Club Championship, Individual Championships and Morrinsville Tournament several times.
Rodney was also an associate member of Hamilton Contract Bridge, playing regularly on Wednesday nights.

Training for directors

The Rotorua Bridge Club have arranged a training day for directors and are inviting aspiring directors from other Waikato Bays clubs to attend. This will be held on Saturday 25 May, and is intended for new directors, or those who wish to prepare for the club directors exam. For more details download the poster attached or visit the Rotorua Bridge Club website.

Waikato-Bays Junior League kicks off in Cambridge

Bernadette and HesterBernadette and HesterA last minute entry into the Waikato Bays Junior Bridge Championship League by four players from Waitomo Bridge Club had excellent results for their club. The first tournament was hosted by Cambridge Bridge Club and, competing against players from across Waikato, Bernadette Barry Addy and her partner Hester Bolitho won the first event. Cambridge husband and wife team, Chris and Hennie Van Empel were close behind and Bob and Ros Strawbridge, also from Waitomo came in third. The next event in the series will be hosted by Matamata Beridge Club on May 4th.

Chance to Represent Our Region

doggiedoggieThe IPs are one of the premier events on the NZ Bridge calendar pitting Region against Region. Parochialism and bridge passion unites teams of all grades. Everyone will be striving to play their best for their region. Each grade has its own competition and their placings are awarded points which go towards the Dougal McLean Trophy for the top Region.

Rubber Bridge Entries About to Close

We're not fooling! Entries for the knockout competition to find the region's winning pair to contest the inter-regional final at Congress close on the 1st of April.

Bridge - Your Private Brain-Care Specialist

Check out this article that appeared in the NZ Herald on the 11th of March.

Staying Alive

Listeners of The Bridge Zone Show will know of Professor Samantha Punch's innovative work in exploring the sociology of bridge. Working at Stirling University in Scotland Professor Punch oversees a PhD research project in an emerging academic field exploring interactions within the mind sport, well-being, healthy ageing and social connection as experienced in the bridge world.

Latest Letter from The Chair

NZB chairman Allan Morris writes a newsy report of big tournament successes and what your Board has been up to including notice of impending rotational retirements. Click here to download it.

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