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.

First of the WAPs ... plus ...

WAPs in 2019WAPs in 2019Coming up this Sunday 9th February. Always a good day at Cambridge. You know the drill - pitch up with your lunch, enjoy the morning tea, sit down and slap $10 on the table.

Also and after that on Thursday, 7th February from 7-9pm at the Cambridge clubrooms: Clare Coles and Jane Stearns welcome their own and members of other clubs to their lesson. Two great subjects to enrich your bidding:

No Trumps bidding refresher... and Stayman

Come along and join them for a fun session. Come as a group, work and learn together, it really helps to have someone you can discuss things with!

One HUGE step forward for X-Clubs

Every day the same hands are played simultaneously at several clubs. At 5pm and 11pm they get scored "across the field" - often over 100 pairs and sometimes over 300 pairs take part from 37 different clubs. The results have always been of interest to many but they're about to get even more interesting to many, many more. Check out this article to see what it's all about.

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