Bridge is a Sport

Bridge is one of four "mind sports" being played at the Asian Games. See this article from the BBC about India's bridge team at the games.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45293912.

Te Awamutu at Spa Town Teams

Last Saturday Anne, Sheila, Sally and myself played in the Spa Town teams event held at the new Te Aroha Events Centre. There were some of the big names in NZ Bridge present - Patrick Carter and Richard Solomon for 2 - but fortunately they were playing in the Open section.

Bridge has a radio show!

An exciting new initiative takes off with its first broadcast tomorrow WEDNESDAY 26 June at 10.30am.

A new half hour radio show all about bridge - called, The Bridge Zone.

Junior Champions for 2018

After 4 weeks of competition the Junior Club champions for 2018 have been found. 7 junior pairs completed the 4 nights of play with another 5 pairs of more senior players making up numbers. The juniors acquitted themselves very well. In the handicap results Junior pairs took out 7 of the first 9 places leaving 3 senior pairs in their wake.

Well Done to our Novices

Four of our novice players from last year's lessons travelled to Matamata on Sunday to take part in the novice tournament organised by the Waikato Bays region. Elske and Edite achieved the unusual feat of getting exactly 50% in both the morning and afternoon sessions and finished 5= overall. Karen and Helen also took part and finished a little further down the field.

Friday - Board 22

Some of you will have noticed that there are no results on line for Board 22 at last Friday's session. Somehow the North and West hands were swapped around part way through the session. I was not able to work out from the contracts and scores just where the change happened so in order to be fair to everybody I cancelled the board completely.

John Hits 90

At our regular Friday session today (Friday 9th Feb)we welcomed John Barry into our over Ninety club although his birthday is not until tomorrow. We had a special afternoon tea complete with birthday cake and a glass of bubbly. John was presented with a beautiful personalised card made by Linda Sloan and signed by those club members present.

Welcome to Bridge for 2018

Our bridge year is about to get underway with the first sessions for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday bridge all happening this week.

The committee has given the clubrooms a tidy up and the carpets will be cleaned on Thursday.

2017 Christmas Tournament Party & Prizegiving

For a selection of photos from the 2017 Christmas Tournament Party Click here

Ooops

We had a little dealing mishap this week and did not play the hands we should have on either Tuesday or Wednesday The correct hands are now linked to both lots of results but anything that is showing on XClubs for Te Awamutu for November 28 and 29 may not be correct.