The Kelly Peirse Tournament held on Saturday 17 March was a great success. There was a full house for the event and it attracted a very strong field, with players travelling from all over the North Island to take part. The overall winners were the team from Auckland comprising Michael Ware, Matt Brown, Jeter Liu and George Sun. In second …
Each year the Dan Gifford Rubber Bridge competition is played at National Congress and pairs from all regions participate. The Waikato-Bays has had some very good partnerships in the past who have given the other regional pairs a good run for their money, including Christine and Jenna Gibbons who won the national title in 2012. Last year there was an …
The TWITS – or The Waikato Inter-Club Teams – is being held over six sessions, once a month, on Friday evenings The first session is on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 7 pm start, finish by 10 pm. Venue: Hamilton Bridge Club There are 3 Grades: Oscar – Open; Indies – Intermediate; Junior. Lavish supper with a glass of wine. $5.00 …
The long-range weather forecast isn’t great, so why not make it a double-header weekend! The KELLY PEIRSE MEMORIAL TEAMS 10A OPEN Saturday, 17th March 2018, at ROTORUA 9 a.m Morning tea/coffee. 9.30am Start Entry fee $30.00 Includes Morning tea/ coffee; lunch and afternoon tea and crackers. This is a popular event and is rapidly filling up, there are only spaces …
Calling all WAIKATO-BAYS INTERMEDIATES and JUNIORS – Te Puke is hosting the first event of the of the INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE 2018 on Saturday 24 February. This event is open to all Waikato-Bays players who are not OPEN standard. The competition is based on collecting points in each of the nine League tournaments which are played at venues throughout W/Bays …
The Kelly Peirse Tournament is on Saturday 17 March this year, so get your team together and get your entries in. Tournament details here
The Tauranga Bridge Congress was played over the weekend of 28-30 January and Tom Winiata and Tom Henwood’s team qualified for the final of the teams event where they finished second. Pam and Ian Moore’s team qualified for the plate final where they too finished second. These were good results in a very strong field from all around NZ.
On January 6th and 7th Kerikeri hosted a two day event sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners. Marie Milsum teamed up with her partner of old, ex-Rotorua player Alison Beer to play in this and they won the Bay Of Isands’ Holiday Pairs, held on the Sunday, (as well as being also runners-up in the Swiss Pairs on the Saturday), rounding off the day with a whopping 71.27% !
Many people from all over the country attended this popular event, so well done to Marie and Alison! Obviously distance hasn’t affected their partnership.
Congratulations to Liz and Michael Wilcox who came second in the NZ Open Restricted Pairs at the NZ Bridge Congress being held in Hamilton. A great result from a field of 62 pairs from throughout the country. Well done!
Dashing 1920s style and some black magic and sorcery were on show when the Rotorua teams competed in the Cambridge Sixes Tournament on Saturday 12 August.
The event, held at the Karapiro Convention Centre, is now the largest one day tournament in NZ, the fun formula of great bridge, trivia and some old fashioned fun of dress up and spot prizes proving very popular. Each team consists of an Open, Intermediate and Junior pair, which makes it a great way for players at different stages of their bridge to join together, and this year there was a total of 44 teams of 6, the largest field ever.
The Geyser Squad finished 12th out of 44, with the Open pair of Ian and Pam Moore coming 5th in their grade. The other Rotorua team, The Sulphur City Scorcerers comprising Heini Lux and Alan Dick, Leonie Pritchard and Mark Bendall, Maggie and Peter Bentley finished 27th overall – the Bentleys came 13th in the Junior grade which was an excellent result in such a big tournament.
It was a great day for all with fantastic food, prizes and raffles.
Rotorua players did well in the Open Tournament played on Saturday, against an extremely strong field. The winners were Ian Clayton (ex-Rotorua) and Richard Solomon. Second and third places went to the Rotorua pairs of Liz Wilcox and Michael Wilcox, and Paul Cosgrove and Neil Dravitzki, respectively. The next highest local pair were Wendy Blackman and Elspeth Goodrick in eighth …
The success for Rotorua players continued on Sunday with the team of Gill Nelson, Heini Lux, Marie Milsum and Alison Beer finishing fourth in the Congress Teams. This was in a very high quality field of 46 teams, so it’s a great result, and especially pleasing for Marie and Alison, re-uniting to play together after Alison’s recent move away from Rotorua.
A good contingent of Rotorua players have gone to Napier to take part in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Weekend congress. The intermediate players have started the weekend well, with the pairings of Joyce Reid and Rex Tulloch, and Kevin Jensen and Val Honeyfield coming 6th and 7th respectively in the Intermediate Pairs. Good luck to all the Rotorua players for the rest of the weekend.
We had a relaxed and enjoyable bridge tournament on Wednesday. Our winners were:
Handicap Results: 1st Susan Hardy and Robert Johnston from Rotorua, who were also top overall,
2nd Eileen Barker and Anne Patching from Putaruru.
Third on handicap were Marie Milsum and Alan Dick, who were second in the raw result.
Congratulations to all winners.