NEWS and NOTICES
All Play suspended until further Notice - but all is not lost.
There are online options on Bridge Base Online
We have members willing to help if you need any
assistance navigating the website.
There is a team event available
SOCIAL DISTANCING ROUND ROBIN TEAMS
This event is open to all Kiwis.In order to enter, you need to email Patrick on this email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entries must include the both the real name and BBO name of every team member.
In addition, there must be both an NZ phone number and an email address for the captain. Teams can be 4, 5 or 6 players. One player in any team can be located overseas as long as they are an “ex-pat” (no, nothing to do with Patrick!) or are a close relative of someone in the team.
However, anyone outside the New Zealand time zone must be prepared to play at unusual times of the day or night for them just to fit in with their Kiwi opponents.
Patrick will take all the entries and then divide the teams into groups. There will probably be between 8 and 12 teams in each group. Patrick will decide which teams are in which group. If you are in a tougher group than you expected, just treat it as both fun and a learning experience. If you are in an easier group than you think you should be, then hopefully you can treat it as fun and a winning experience.
Those groups will be listed on a document placed in the tournament section on the Auckland Bridge Club website.
Captains can then organise matches on BBO against the other teams in their group. There is no particular order of play because every team will be playing every other team.
Each match will be of exactly 16 boards. After each match the WINNING captain will email Patrick with the IMP result of the match and will include the captain of the losing team as a cc on the email to provide a check in case there is a disagreement.
Patrick will then convert the score to Victory Points and update the scoreboard on the Auckland Bridge Club website.
Be nice to Patrick
To make life easier for the scorer, there will be no descriptive names. Each team will be listed on the scoreboard using the real name of the captain.
Teams are expected to complete their full schedule of matches regardless of how they are performing. Even if they are so far in front or so far behind that their team is certain to come first or last, the full round robin is to be completed.
At the moment please send in your entries. A start date has not been set. Keep an eye on the Tournament section of the Auckland Bridge Club website for an update.
Together but Apart
Many thanks to New Zealand Bridge.
If you need some assistance with getting a team together please contact
For registering team email Patick email@example.com with details outline above.
Wellington Sixes - Saturday 7th March 2020.
A fantastic fun day was had by the 72 players who entered and some got right into the spirit of the event, loads of great costumes and some good Bridge too.
Huge thanks to our Tournament Organizers Susan Laurenson and Tereska Knap.
Best Dressed Team 6 No Trumps
Congratulations to the Overall Winners "You Only WIn Twice"
Pictured, from left
Barbara Tumilowicz Nelson Procter
1st Open Pair - Anne-Marie Russell & Nigel Kearney
1st Intermediate Pair - David Don & Barbara Tumilowicz
1st Junior Pair - Wiktor Tumilowicz & Brian Hoy
Wellington Region Congress.24th - 27th April 2020.
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We are the largest bridge club in the Wellington region, located at 17 Tinakori Road, near the central city.
♣ Tuesday 7:30pm (Junior to Intermediate)
♦ Wednesday 7:30pm (Open)
♥ Thursday 7:30m (Intermediate to Open)
♠ Friday 1:00pm (all grades)
ALL PLAY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Players are required to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to start.
LEARN TO PLAY
Want to learn how to play bridge? We have a Tuesday evening set of lessons starting on 18 February 2020 and there will be an afternoon set starting in May at 1pm. (dependent on registration numbers)
See our lessons page for more information or to register an interest.
For details of Bridge Lessons at other venues, go to Wellington Regional Bridge
Club Manager is Bridget Willcox.
The office hours are 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. (Office is closed 1st & 3rd Monday of the month, please either email or phone and leave a message - Bridget will be working remotely and will respond)
WHERE TO FIND US
We are at 17 Tinakori Road, in the central city suburb of Thorndon.