Jean Sandel Anniversary Weekend Congress

On-line entry is now open for all events of the March 10th 11th & 12th Jean Sandel sponsored Congress.

Click HERE to read the Congress flyer for event, session, catering and entry fee details. Go to the EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS tab above to enter the events.

Thursday Nights Notes - IMP teams & Supplement Sessions

Owing to an error in programme book dates for B2 Revital Growell pairs and RMY Legal teams I have fielded a few calls to query. The B2 Revital growell pairs are to be played on January 31st February 7th & 14th. The RMY Legal teams commences on February 21st.

NOTE this web site Club Calendar is correct and will be maintained as such through the year. Access the Club Calendar by clicking on Events / Entries at the top of the screen. Click HERE to see the February calendar.

SUPPLEMENT PAIRS - please note the first of these Supplementary Pairs 1 begins tomorrow 31st January.

2019 Bridge Year Begins

Don't forget the 2019 bridge season starts Monday 14th January 1 pm. There is a guaranteed partner so just turn up if you want a game. Check your programme for other sessions.
- Please note
The club events calendar shown under the Events / Entries menu tab at the top of the page shows all the club events. The programme book has a couple of typo's and does not show all of the supplementary sessions. This calendar shall be maintained accurately throughout the year so you have an easy check on "What's On"

Summerset Mountain View Picnic Pairs 27th January

The first of the three regional picnic Pairs is on here at New Plymouth. This event on 27th January is sponsored by Summerset. The second event is at Whanganui 3rd Feb and the third at Hawera on 10th Feb.
Enter and come along for a day of bridge - no worries about being inside in a hot room with the new air conditioning system up and running.

Click HERE to read the flyer and get all of the event details.

Revised Supplementary Programme

In response to members comments and queries, additional pairs events have been scheduled for Monday and Thursday evenings next year. This has been done now rather than wait until January as had been indicated in the issued programme booklet.

An insert for the programme book has been created. You can read it by clicking HERE; you can print it and trim it to fit into your programme book.

Next year's programme offers more choices to members but does place some restrictions on members choice for a second session of play in some weeks. Note that the Monday supplementary sessions are open to all grades and are handicapped competitions. The Thursday supplementary sessions are open to all grades but are not handicapped competitions.

I/we hope to see members enjoying the programmed offerings next year.

Reeve Pring New Life member

It was with great pleasure that I was able to chair an the AGM when Reeve was conferred life membership.
A club member since the early 1980's Reeve has give a lot of hi stime and effort to the club and to the game via the Central Districts regional administration. Reeve has long fostered the play of rubber bridge and is a long service chairman of the club directors.
Well deserved Reeve.

Rubber Bridge Final

Congratulations to Pam and Russell for successfully defending their Rubber Bridge Champion Title. It was an exciting match with the final margin being only 100 points. Also congratulations to Judy and Maggie for finishing as runners-up and for almost going through the year unbeaten.

Talk to your friends and encourage them to enter the competition next year. Any feedback regarding this competition, format etc. gratefully received

Regards Reeve and Gillian - Click on the below to see the round robin results for all matches.

Air Conditioning Installation.

The installation of heat pumps to provide air conditioning of the large and small playing rooms is under way. The club has been fortunate to gain a $10,000 grant from NZ Community Trust to assist with this project. Lalith is working with the contractor, Rimu Electrical, who plans to have the job done by 23rd November. Lalith has put a lot of effort in to investigating air conditioning and the equipment providers. Well done Lalith; the members can look forward to greater comfort in the rooms over the summer months.

Latest Newsletter

Raewyn has created a November Newsletter.

Click on the Newsletter Link to the left to read.

Yvonne Scott our Volunteer of the Month

For many of us who came along to Friday bridge for the first time, our enduring memory is the wide, welcoming smile of Yvonne, the Friday convenor at the time – a really positive introduction to joys of Friday competitive, but social bridge.

Yvonne joined the club in 1991 when it was still based in Wallace Place. Like many members she grew up in a card-playing family, and bridge was a natural extension of this.