Covid-19 update 7 September

The goalposts do keep changing! We are now in Level 2 lockdown until at least 16 September. Our last communication on 25 August indicated that club bridge and the Rotorua Restricted Tournament on 12 September would not go ahead unless we were in Level 1. The committee has again reviewed the situation by email over this weekend. *ROTORUA RESTRICTED TOURNAMENT: …

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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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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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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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Ib Thulin 2019

Our Ib Thulin Tournament on Sunday 18 August, which is sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners, was a very enjoyable day. Paul Stewart, on behalf of Craigs, awarded the prizes to our ‘place-getters’. Congratulations to our winners Christine Kampfraath and Shirley Gainsford and to our other prize winners. 1st: Christine Kampfraath and Shirley Gainsford 2nd: Kathryn Morgan and Jim Morgan 3rd: …

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Rotorua Open 2019

The committee was delighted with 21 tables at our Open tournament on Saturday with an increase of seven tables from last year.
Garry Foidl and Ant Hopkins won the event, Jo and Sam Simpson 2nd and Pam and Ian Moore won the prize for the best Rotorua pair. The food, organised by Wendy Fraser and her band of workers, was absolutely outstanding with many club members contributing to the morning tea, lunch and snacks. Thanks also to Kathryn Morgan who was a very efficient Tournament Manager.

Gary Foidl and Ant Hopkins, overall tournament winners.

Top placed Rotorua pair Pam and Ian Moore.

Tournament Successes

Rotorua players have been achieving some great results at all levels, at tournaments around the region. Recent successes include: HB Congress Intermediate Teams 1st Val Honeyfield, Kevin Jensen, Joyce Reid and Rex Tulloch HB Congress Intermediate Pairs 2nd Val Honeyfield and Kevin Jensen 4th Joyce Reid and Rex Tulloch Te Puke Restricted 1st Intermediate/Junior Jackie Pulman & Paul Rogers 3rd …

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Setting the Gold standard

Our President setting the standard at the Gold Coast Congress Our new president Margie Robbie and her partner Jenni Boren played consistent, inspired bridge to sit at the top of the Restricted Swiss Pairs at the Gold Coast Congress. They played well throughout the two days but unfortunately slipped slightly in the last match. “Oh so close” is all that …

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Mini Moos Fundraiser

Calling all Novice Players!! If you learned to play Bridge in 2016 or later, you are eligible to play in this Novice Tournament in Cambridge – the Mini Moos Fundraiser on Sunday 3 March 2019. You are also eligible if you learned to play in 2015 or earlier and do not hold a Certificate of Proficiency. See flyer here

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