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Strong Advisory from NZ Bridge
After consulting with the COVID-19 National Crisis Management Centre and on the advice of the Deputy Director of Public Health we strongly recommend that no Bridge Club opens until Alert Level 1.
The Deputy Director is genuinely concerned in terms of transmission of the disease for the following reasons:
1. Social distancing due to bridge being played in relatively proximity.
2. Transmission due to touching of cards, bidding boxes, bidding pads, score sheets and electronic scoring devices.
3. Transmission due to chairs being handled as players rotate around the room.
4. Large number over 70 years with some having underlying health conditions.
5. Duration of a bridge session.
6. Cleaning and disinfecting during a match are not practical.
7. If players cough or sneeze during a hand, they need to immediately go and wash their hands.
We are sorry that we are not the bearer of better news, but the health of players and staff is of paramount importance. We will continue to take direction from the Deputy Director of Public Health and keep you advised.
In the meantime any remaining tournaments scheduled up to and including the weekend of May 30-31 will be recorded as cancelled.
Rest assured that we will keep you as fully informed as possible.
I hope you and your families stay safe at this difficult time and that we can all come back to bridge fit and fully recharged in the not too distant future.
March Competition Winners
Monday: Sponsored by Bin Inn
Bin Inn March Pairs. Competition Winners
1. Chris Younger / Peggy Nisbet
2. Bernie McLean / Lauren Lehndorf
3. Ruth Hennebry / Joan Berg
Tuesday: Monthly High Flyers: ( 3 sessions to qualify)
1=. Hazel Milliken Patricia Tyler 3. Joan Berg
Wednesday: Tongariro Handicap Pairs
1. Pamela Frank / Colin Anderson
2. Barbara Cook / Rebecca Anderson
3. Chris Jones / David Hamilton
Friday: Monthly Top Players: ( 3 sessions to qualify )
1= Colin Light David Nutt 3. Lauren Lehndorf
Don’t come to bridge if you are unwell, or have been in close contact with someone who is unwell.
If someone in your family has just returned from overseas we strongly recommend that you don’t come to bridge for 14 days after the date of their return.
In particular, because the early symptoms of infection with the coronavirus are the same as a cold, do not come to bridge if you have a cold.
The directors / convenors have the power to send members home if they appear to be unwell.
The coronavirus spreads the same way as the cold viruses spread. By coughs, sneezes, and by touching an object or surface with viral particles on it, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Hygiene when playing
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve
If you are worried about contamination wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use the hand - sanitizer.
Hamilton Intermediate and Junior Tournament
In the Intermediate group of 20 pairs, Jacques Richard and Christine Judd came 3rd in session 2 and finished a very good 5th overall, beating the winners of the previous week's Taupo Tournament. This was the first time playing together at a tournament.
Taking part in the first round of the Waikato / Bays Junior League of 26 pairs, Taupo players came away with some very good results.
Chris Younger & Helen Younger 1st N/S in session 2 and 16th overall.
Christine Knowles & Lauren Lehndorf 1st E/W in session 2 and 5th overall.
Rachel Young(Putaruru) & Heather Dickie finished 10th overall.
Bayley's Intermediate 5B Tournament
The tournament held on Saturday 29th February and sponsored by Bayley's Taupo was once again popular and drew a good attendance with 13 tables filled. Local members welcomed players from far afield as Thames to New Plymouth and many of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Clubs. Congratulations to Carol Crowfoot and Sabrina Peters from Thames who won the tournament for the second year in a row.
Results can be found using the tournament results link. For the stratified group rankings ( for prizes), the results can be found by clicking HERE
Group prize winners below with Ben Westerman from Bayleys
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More Photos in the Gallery
Welcome to Bridge 2020. Sessions start on January 6th for Summer Bridge through out January.
Changes for 2020 Please check the links on the left for playing conditions for Monday and Wednesday.
Handicap sessions in 2020 from the start of February, the Wednesday night competitions will in the main be monthly ( 4 weeks) competitions based on Handicaps. This is suitable for players of all abilities. We encourage as many players as possible to participate in this new format.
Invitational Pairs This is the first Wednesday Handicap competition, starting at the beginning of February.
“The Invitational Pairs are to introduce more players to Wednesday nights. Wednesday evenings are fun, challenging and can improve your play by playing with and against different members playing different systems of Bridge. We encourage you to come along and enjoy Bridge with the regular Wednesday players”
Congratulations Estelle Davis and Patricia Tyler on becoming Open Players.
Also well done Helen Heatly on moving from Junior to Intermediate Grade.
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