Helen Carryer - Volunteer of the Month sticky icon

Helens involvement in the club began in the 1980s when she commenced lessons at the New Plymouth bridge club which was then located in Wallace Place. Early in her bridge career Helen served on the bridge committee, took a ten year break and since returning in 2000, has been an active club member ever since and plays regularly once or twice a week.

I don't think many people realise just what Helen does behind the scenes.
She has been involved in catering and been a support person to various presidents.

Rosebowl Success in Hawera

As seems to be normal; the travelling team won the annual Rosebowl battle with the Hawera club. Here are most of the winning team who enjoyed the event.

2020 Programme Proposal

As advised in pre-session notifications changes in the club calendar for 2020 are proposed. The Match & Grading committee propose discontinuing the grading system. Instead Wednesday & Thursday cup, Plate, Teams & Swiss pairs competitions will have entry restrictions based on NZ Bridge rating points. Handicapped sessions will be introduced to Tuesday and Thursday nights. More play on Wednesday sessions is to be encouraged.

Click HERE to see the proposal details.

Click HERE to see a question & Answer document that covers queries members will want answers to.

2019 Programme Change Outcomes

Further changes to the club programme are about to come under consideration. It is timely and proper that the changes implemented this January should be examined.

Click HERE to see a series of charts, with comments,comparing this year's membership participation with previous years.

National Swiss Success

New Plymouth Club hosted the National Swiss Pairs event 15/16th June. The event was well supported by players near and far. Thanks to all the organisers, helpers, director, scorers it was a successful event. Feedback from travelling players on the running of the event has been very positive. And of course well done to our Pam Livingston, who won the event with partner Grant Jarvis from the Franklin club.

Success in Napier Congress

New Plymouth Members enjoyed success at the Queen's Birthday congress in Napier. The highly place club members were;

  • Open Teams finals - Russel Wilson in 2nd place team, Sandra Calvert & Colin Carryer in the 3rd placed team
  • Open teams Plate Lyn & David O'Shaughnessy with Gillian & Reeve winners, Sarah Green in the 5th placed team.
  • Open Match Point Swiss Sandra & Colin 9th Place.
        Pictured are Gillian Reeve David & Lyn at the prize giving.

May Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Raewyn McClean and her fellow contributors.

Thanks to Raewyn, Jenny Cleaver, Pam Livingston, Christine Burton, Gillian Gonthier and Lyn Muller for their contributions.

Click HERE to read the latest newsletter.

Newsletter featuring Raewyn our volunteer of the month

The latest newsletter featuring Raewyn McClean our volunteer of the month has been published.
Raewyn has beavered away for years creating newsletters to keep you, the members informed on the club happenings and interesting aspects of bridge.
Well done Raewyn and keep it up please!

Click HERE to read the latest newsletter.

2019 Bridge Lessons - Learn to Play Bridge

The club's 2019 bridge lessons will begin May 1st.

Christine & Helen will take you through 15 weeks of two hour lessons and introduce you to the club regular sessions of play. Lessons will be on Wednesdays commencing 1st May & starting at 7 pm. After completion of the lessons club play will also be on Wednesdays starting at 7 pm.

Come along for the first night commitment free! Phone Christine Helen or Wendy in Stratford at 759 7421 or 758 8985 or 027 276 4274 if you have any queries.

You can register an expression of interest in attending the lessons by clicking HERE

Click HERE to read more about our lessons.

Improvers Workshops

Murray Carter will be holding improver's workshops each Monday 12:00pm to 12:50pm from Mon 1st April.
Murray will be selecting interesting hands played on the previous Wed & Thur nights for analysis and discussion. Murray will work through bidding the hands, opening leads, declarer play and defense. Bring your lunch and come along any Monday for a practical session covering a hand or hands you have played.