Lockdown Bridge

The committee hopes you are all coping in your respective ‘bubbles’, that you are well and surviving the rigours of ‘lockdown’. In the absence of knowing when we will be able to return to a semblance of the old normality, we do not foresee that club bridge will be occurring for quite a few weeks yet. Therefore playing on-line is …

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Coronavirus update

UPDATE: As of Wednesday March 18 the Bridge Club will be closed for four weeks. See latest bulletin from NZ Bridge. Members may be concerned as to what steps the bridge club is taking to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. NZ Bridge has issued a bulletin to all clubs outlining their policy at the moment. The main points …

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News from Keith in Korea

Hi from Korea,
I sent this from Japan a while back to the bridge club but have heard nothing back since and thought maybe I should try again here so that people are not potentially getting nervous!
I am fine and the school that I am teaching at is teaching via online conferencing so the amount of contact I have with other people is vastly cut down.

“Hello to everyone in Rotorua,
I am currently in a Capsule Hotel in Fukuoka Japan for my Visa. You have to do the last part outside the country.
I will be teaching in Cheongju and had shifted into the apartment last weekend.
I will be in Japan for roughly 7 days, depending on how long the Visa takes, though I have paid my nights in advance so I might just make the most of it and be a tourist.
I hope Paul and Maryann’s son in China is okay. I have been getting used to wearing a facemask. Korea is definitely keeping an eye on it. The school has now made all students and teachers wear a facemask while there.
I am also posting quite a few pictures on Instagram and Facebook. I will attach some to this email. Several are from the Palace visit in Seoul. The food stalls and the water way are in Cheongju. The meal is the first food I had in Korea.
It is very brown in Korea at the moment, their winters are dry and cold so everything browns off. Very little green.”

Kelly Peirse 2020

We hosted a very successful 10A Teams tournament on Saturday with 30 teams entered, the most we have had for some years. We had many high calibre teams made up of top NZ players amongst the entires as well as 4 teams consisting entirely of Rotorua club members, one of which won the handicap prize! Congratulations to all prize winners. …

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Upcoming events

Summer bridge has kicked off again and is played on Monday starting at 1:30pm and Wednesday starting at 7pm. There is no need to have a partner as a float is available. If you haven’t already got your programme booklet, this can be picked up at the club. They are on a table near the north end of the room. …

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Christmas Tournament 2019

Another very successful Rotorua Christmas Tournament was held on Saturday, with 52 pairs from around the upper North Island taking part. The clubrooms were beautifully decorated as always, with a lovely array of quilts to feast our eyes on. The overall winners were Ken and Kathy Yule from Matamata, well clear with a 65% average and runners-up were Blair Fisher …

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NZ Congress – silver all the way!

A number of members of our club members played in the National Congress last week in Hamilton. Pam and Ian Moore were 2nd in the NZ Senior Teams with Ian Clayton and Noel Woodhall. Liz Wilcox and her brother Michael were 2nd in the NZ Restricted Teams with players from Hamilton and Wellington. Congratulations also to Jackie Pulman and Elizabeth …

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Rotorua Success in Tournament Play

We had 30 pairs enter our Rotorua Restricted Tournament on 14 September, 2019 and all our Rotorua players played exceptionally well as demonstrated by our results. The overall winners for the tournament, winning both the morning and afternoon sessions, were Val Honeyfield and Pam Moore. And second overall were Shirley Gainsford and Heini Lux. A great effort. The section winners …

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