Kelly Peirse Teams

The Kelly Peirse Memorial Open Teams event was held on Saturday 4 February, attracting a large field of 28 teams from around the North Island.

The winning team of Patrick Carter, Julie Atkinson, Jenny Millington and Barry Jones, pictured here with their trophy.

Christmas Tournament 2016

Another very successful Christmas Tournament has been held, with 39 tables filling out the Rotorua clubrooms. As always Ruth Lewis and her helpers, notably her sister Rachel Steele and Marie Milsum did a marvellous job in the kitchen, and Heini did his usual great job of directing. Many other club members, including Ray and Kevin the ham carvers and Trevor the barman, helped out too to make the day enjoyable and memorable for all.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM and election of officers for 2017 was held on Thursday 1 December. The main positions remained the same with Alan Dick, Vera Bush and Elspeth Goodrick remaining as president, secretary and treasurer respectively. Margaret Hodgson and Heini Lux are vice-presidents and Margie Robbie is the tournament secretary. The new committe is Colleen Allen, Mark Bendall, Paul Cosgrove, Wendy …

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NZ Bridge governance changes

Some of you may be aware of the changes in structure being proposed by the board of NZ Bridge and the strong opposition to these by some members, in particular the letter sent to all affiliated bridge clubs by board member Alan Turner. Alan asked all clubs to also write to NZCBA expressing their opinions on the proposed changes and …

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Intermediate update

catherine-and-joyceFour pairs from Rotorua played at the Matamata Intermediate Tournament on Sunday, in good bridge playing weather, and had some success, all ending up in the top half of the field.
Joyce Reid and Cathy Ward (pictured) took out third place after a great morning and not so good afternoon, and  Wendy Blackman and Elspeth Goodrick finished in eighth place.
Rotorua players are also doing well in the individual Intermediate League, with one of the ten rounds still to play. Joyce is currently in 5th place, not far behind the 3rd equal pair and Wendy and Elspeth are 8th equal. It should make for an interesting final round in Cambridge later this month!

Congress success!

Congratulations John Kelly, who together with partner Michael Neels from Cambridge won the New Zealand Open Restricted Title 2016 at Congress last week. Here they are enjoying a well-earned drink!

Other players from Rotorua also did well in the teams and seniors events.

(Thanks to Cambridge BC for photo.)

Rotorua joins X-Club

We have now joined the other X-Club participating clubs in the region, meaning we are all playing the same hands and can compare results over a much larger field. It works like this: Files are sent to all clubs of the hands, for the playing times set. The dealing machines deal out the cards and they are played at the …

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The luck of the draw…

One of the good things about bridge tournaments is that even if the bridge doesn’t go well, there is always the chance of winning a prize in the raffle. One pair from Rotorua were at a tournament recently where they were watching the prize pool dwindle until there were just two options left – a pair of socks and a …

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BOP Interclub Teams

BOP-teams-31-7_1aThe Bay Teams Shield was contested on Sunday 31 July between Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Taupo, Te Puke and Mount Maunganui clubs with Open, Intermediate and Junior teams competing. Every team payed matches of 12 boards against each other team within their grade and the scores for each match are aggregated to determine the winning club. After an excellent start, unfortunately Rotorua flagged in the middle rounds and finished third overall and the shield has gone to Tauranga, who won with a massive total of 196 VP’s. Whakatane was second on 170 and Rotorua third on 163.

In addition the teams that were first and second in each grade are to play off for top club in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty on the 28th of August in Cambridge. The Rotorua Open Team of Neil Dravitzki and Paul Cosgrove, Ian Moore and Alan Dick made this event. An interesting fact about this team that was pointed out on the day – to considerable laughter – is that this team has three people who have had heart bypasses and the other team member is a doctor! In fact this team was the only team on the day that won every match – but it wasn’t enough to win the Open Team title as the winning margins were not great enough.

The Rotorua teams played their best, but it wasn’t good enough on the day – but well done everyone!

Results pages

The way our results are shown on the website is changing,  as we have subscribed to an much improved method of displaying results, using software developed by Milan Durovic of Sydney. When you have clicked on a session or other result, starting from a listing of the field, you can click on a name and proceed to a listing of …

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BOP Interclub Teams Competition

The Bay of Plenty Interclub Team Competition is being held in Rotorua on 31 July, with 6 clubs taking part at this stage – Te Puke, Tauranga, Mt. Maunganui,  Rotorua, Whakatane and Taupo. The top two clubs go through to the Waikato BOP finals in August. The Rotorua teams for the Bay Clubs Team Competition are: Open: Neil Dravitzki  and …

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