Hamilton Restricted Tournament

On Sunday 15th April Hamilton Bridge Club held a successful mixed grade tournament with 50 pairs. The food was stunning and the prizes very generous. Ian Moore and his partner were second overall and Pam Moore and Margie Robbie 6th overall. Congratulations also to Paul Rogers and Jackie Pulman who were second in the Int/Jun.

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2018 Bridge Lessons

Beginners’ bridge lessons are coming up soon. Have you spoken with all those acquaintances and friends who have expressed an interest? Start your arm-twisting now! The lessons start Wednesday 2 May 7 – 9pm. $60 for ten lessons (and continuing play for 2018), $100 for 2 people. Email rotoruacontractbridgeclub@xtra.co.nz or phone Gill 07 346 2911 or Roger 07 348 5995 …

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Kelly Peirse Teams

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 …

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Rubber bridge competition

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 …

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Have fun with the TWITS

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 …

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Tournaments 17 and 18 March

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 …

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Working Bee

A working bee will take place at the Rotorua Bridge Club at 9am on Saturday 3 March 2018. Please bring anything you think may be useful, such as window cleaning equipment, gardening tools, kitchen spring cleaning items, gloves, etc. Hope to see as many people there as possible!!

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Intermediate Championship League 2018

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 …

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Tauranga Congress Results

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.

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Success in Northland

Marie and Alison


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.