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Events and Latest News
Unfortunately due to the Covid situation the committee have decided to postpone this event to a more settled time.
Click The 50th anniversary banner above (anywhere in the red area) for some articles. Latest from Rosemary
Any other contributions welcome
Excellent Turnout for Monday's Swiss Pairs. Well done Lauren and Patricia for encouraging our players to play in a different format.
Another good Friday Result
Kim Chung and Colin Light over 70% in X-Club and 3rd Overall out of 336 pairs.
Starting Monday August 10th a 3 night Swiss Pairs Competition
Starting Wednesday August 5th the 4 night Hatepe Handicap Pairs. This is a handicap event, suitable for all players and best 3 scores count.
Happy 90th Birthday Peggy
July Competition Winners
Monday: Sponsored by Bin Inn
Bin Inn July Pairs. Competition Winners
1. Joan Berg / Colin Anderson
2. Estelle Davis / Kim Chung
3. Gillian Robertson / Alex Cornock
Tuesday: Monthly High Flyers: ( 3 sessions to qualify)
1. Patricia Tyler 2. Marilyn Sunley 3. Betty Watts
Wednesday: Tauhara Handicap Pairs
1. Estelle Davis / Christine Judd
2. Pam Burry / Rosemary Ritchie
3. Delia Barnes / Peggy Nisbet
Friday: Monthly Top Players: ( 3 sessions to qualify )
1. Edna Nicholson 2. Rosemary Ritchie 3. Hazel Milliken
Some Tournament Results
Playing at Mt Maunganui Bridge Club
Intermediate: Kim Chung and Christine Judd, 1st in their section in session one and 7th overall.
Junior: Taupo players filled the first 3 places in one of the sections in session one. Heather Dickie and Rachel Young (Put.) 1st
Colin and Rebecca Anderson 2nd
Pamela Frank and Lauren Lehndorf 3rd
Overall: Colin and Rebecca finished 3rd and
Pamela and Lauren finished 7th
Looking at the X-Club results last Friday, there were 394 pairs taking part. Barbara Cook and Pamela Grayling finished 7th in that group.
Bay of Plenty Teams
Representing Taupo at Rotorua on July 26th in this annual event
Open Team: John & Rona Driscoll and Rosemary Ritchie & Edna Nicholson
Intermediate Team: David Nutt & Christine Judd and Kim Chung & Garth Robinson
Junior Team: Rebecca & Colin Anderson and Lauren Lehndorf & Pamela Frank
Report from Bay of Plenty Teams event
The day was moderately successful with Taupo finishing in 5th
The junior team had a nice 1st place run for
three sessions out of five and finished in 3rd overall.
The open team hovered mid-field for most sessions with the
intermediate team following their suit.
Everyone enjoyed a convivial day of bridge
Thank You Letter in the Weekender
July Night's Competitions
Monday and Wednesday Competions are now the same as in the programme book.
Wednesday 8th July is the start of the Tauhara Handicap Pairs
This is a four night event based on Handicap. The best three results count and one substitute is allowed. As this is based on Handicap, the event is suitable for ALL PLAYERS. If you need a partner then contact Barbara Cook (convenor) or use the "Need a Bridge Partner" Link at the top right or just ask other players.
You Travel Midwinter Bridge and Dinner
Over fifty members enjoyed this annual bridge and/or dinner tournament.
Thank you Joan Berg, Ruth Hennebry and Christine Judd for all the work in running this excellent tournament.
Steve & Julie Sievwright from YOU travel our Sponsors of this tournament are shown with the winners.
1st Tineke Baldwin and Hazel Milliken
2nd Rona and John Driscoll
3rd Sue and Ted Swanney
More photos in the gallery
On Line Teams for Taupo Bridge Members
Well Done to all the teams over the last month. You are all winners. These matches are now completed. Only eight points separated the top 3 teams which gave a very close contest.
Thank you Christine, David and Sheila for your help in setting up some of these matches and the other leaders for organising your matches.
Please Click Here to find the final results.
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
Click Photos to enlarge.
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.
These pages have information of interest to club members.
Quick Links & Sponsors
Need A Bridge Partner
Swiss Pairs and Teams
X - Club
Play and Defence
Update your Contact Details
Hire of Facilities
Other Useful Links
New Zealand Bridge
NZ Bridge System Cards
BridgeNZ Bridge Shopping / Gifts.
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