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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House Sale benefits Rotorua Bridge Club by $500!!!!

Once again Stu Phillips sold one of Pam and Ian Moore’s investment properties very quickly and for a great price. Stu donates $500 to our club if you list your property (sole agency) with him at Letterbox Realty and he sells your real estate. You will see visible evidence of Stu’s generosity shortly as the money will be used to replace worn tablecloths to match the new decor.
Remember to use our sponsor if you are selling an apartment, home or section – you won’t be disappointed!!!

BOP Interclub Teams 2019

The Rotorua teams have been named for the BOP Interclub teams competition being held in Rotorua on 28 July. They are as follows: Open Marie Milsum & Tom Winiata Alan Dick & Heini Lux Intermediate Leonie Pritchard & Mark Bendall Keith Hitchcock & Margie Robbie Junior Christine Kampfraath & Suellyn Caudwell Phil Skinner & Shirley Gainsford Good luck to all …

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Friday Bridge

Friday bridge will start at the new time of 1.00pm and finish by 4.00pm. This new initiative starts on Friday 12th July. Unfortunately the very low numbers on Friday morning have meant this session was unsustainable. It is hoped that this will encourage more players and Friday bridge will continue. Marilyn Field has offered to take up the role as …

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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.

Wednesday evening new format

From Wednesday 29 May, bridge will be starting earlier, as follows: START TIME: 6.30PM. Players must be seated at the table ready to play by 6.20pm. CLUBROOMS OPEN before 6.00PM for socialising. Tea, coffee, biscuits and crackers will be provided. You are welcome to bring food to share if you wish. There will be a continuous supper to ensure play …

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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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Wednesday evening Bridge and Pizza

Pizzas at 5.30pm Bridge 6.00pm Wednesday 22nd MayPizza cards
The Rotorua Bridge Club is trialling a new initiative on Wednesday 22nd May:
Everyone is welcome to come along and see how the new timing fits in with your lifestyle. After the first night the committee will ask you for feedback and then decide if this new format will continue throughout the winter months. On the first evening the pizza will be FREE to all members so come along and enjoy this opportunity to socialise before bridge.

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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Handicaps 2019

As you may have noticed, we have a new handicap system at Rotorua Bridge. This is to bring our club more in line with what other clubs in New Zealand are doing, and to let the system (and our results) calculate the handicap, in a similiar way that Golf handicaps are determined. Please find here an explanation of why and …

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Bridge lessons

Beginners’ bridge lessons are coming up in May. Have you spoken with all those acquaintances and friends who have expressed an interest? Start your arm-twisting now!The lessons start Wednesday 1 May 7 – 9.30pm. $60 for twelve lessons (and continuing play for 2018), $100 for 2 people. Email rotoruacontractbridgeclub@xtra.co.nz or phone Pam 347 9290 to sign up.See the poster for …

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