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Notices w/c 15 July 2019

  • The Wellington Regional Champs were held over the weekend. In first and second place were two Wellington teams. Hutt finished up in 6th place overall. Paul Badcock and Nelson Procter finished 3rd overall in the Open section and in the Open Restricted section Debbie Wolak & Deidre Stallinger finished 3rd overall. Well done team!
  • We are hosting Interclub this Friday 19 July.
  • Our Hutt Intermediate Tournament is on Sunday 11 August. Go here for details.

Notices w/c 8 July 2019

  • Congratulations to Team Watson comprising of Dougal Watson, Elizabeth Schuck, Nelson Procter & Peter Newell (Wgtn Bridge Club) who won the Kairangi Multigrade Teams tournament on Sunday 7 July.
  • Congratulations to Heather Mulholland who has picked up a session ticket for providing the best answer to Vil’s poser in Vil’s Corner of June Finesse.
  • Our Hutt Intermediate Tournament is on Sunday 11 August. The signup sheet is on the wall.

Notices w/c 1 July 2019

  • Interclub: Interclub results from Friday 21 June: Congratulations to Intermediate 3 and 4 teams captained by Kathryn Badcock and Hans Jorgensen, Junior 1 and 2 captained by Joan Finley and Meike Wensvoort and the novice team captained by Neil Sargisson on their wins. See the noticeboard for the draw for round 5.
  • Wed: Wednesday is graduation night for our learners and Mid-winter night. All members are welcome, members please bring a plate to share.
  • Our Hutt Intermediate Tournament is on Sunday 11 August. The signup sheet is on the wall.

Notices w/c 24 June 2019

  • Attention: The venue for the Wellington Regional Club Champs has been moved from Hutt to Wellington Bridge Club.
    Original announcement: Hutt is hosting the Wellington Regional Club Champs again this year. This tournament will be on Sunday 14 July. The Wellington Regional Committee is providing a light morning team. Additional baking would be most appreciated please and help is also needed with end of play nibbles and bar duties please? There is a sheet on the notices table, please indicate if you are able to help with baking and if you could help on the bar at end of play please.

Notices w/c 17 June 2019

  • The Quiz night held Friday 14 June was another very successful evening and fundraiser with much fun had. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and to AJ for being MC extraordinaire and Phil Revell and Madeleine Askew for their work in the kitchen and on the bar. Congratulations to Bridge to Nowhere who came first, Somewhat Evil who were second and Double Down who were third.
  • Congratulations to the following members who have received rank changes from NZBridge:
    Phil Revell - Provincial Master
    Jacquie Upchurch - Club Master
    John Roseveare - Club Master
  • Congratulations to these members who have received certificates of proficiency from NZ Bridge: Peter Hawkes, Jacob Pilalis, Dianna Snethlage, Peter Snethlage.
  • Interclub is this Friday 21st June. The draw is on the noticeboard. Good luck teams!

Notices w/c 10 June 2019

  • Congratulations to Maciej Szczesny and Mariusz Tumilowicz who won the Victoria Open Swiss Pairs tournament held on Sunday 9th June. Russell Dive and his partner Anthony Ker came 3rd.
  • Congratulations to Graham Goudge & Caryl Turner who came second at the Karori Junior tournament held on Sunday 9 June.
  • The Quiz night is this Friday 14 June 7pm. It is not too late to enter your team. See the noticeboard. We do still need more prizes please. Donations of wine, chocolates and goodies would be much appreciated and can be left in the box on the table in the foyer. Please support this fundraiser. It is always a fun night!
  • Interclub: The draw for round 4 of Interclub Friday 21st June is up. See the noticeboard.

Notices w/c 03 June 2019

  • The very popular Hutt Quiz night is back, Friday 14 June 7pm. There are two sign up forms on the wall, one to join a team and one if you already have a team. Donations of wine, chocolates and goodies would be much appreciated. These can be left in the box in the foyer. Please support this fundraiser. It is going to be a fun night!
  • The club committee is very pleased to welcome a new member, Jill Herman.
  • Interclub: The draw for round 4 of Interclub Friday 21st June is up. See the noticeboard.

Notices w/c 27 May 2019

  • The very popular Hutt Quiz night is back, Friday 14 June 7pm. There are two sign up forms on the wall, one to join a team and one if you already have a team. Donations of wine, chocolates and goodies would be much appreciated. These can be left in the box in the foyer. Please support this fundraiser. It is going to be a fun night!
  • Interclub: The draw for round 4 of Interclub Friday 21st June is up. See the noticeboard.
  • Wednesday Swiss Pairs starts Wednesday 5 June. You must sign up to play. See the noticeboard.
  • Some important reminders:
    • 1C opening bids must be advised by partner in terms of length and 1NT opening bids must be described by partner in terms of points.
    • You should only explain the meaning of a bid your partner has made if you are asked to by your opponents. It is your opponents’ prerogative to ask about a bid’s meaning. This is because your explanation may alert your partner as to what you think it means and may provide unauthorised information.
  • The office will be closed next Monday 3 June for Queens Birthday. There is also no bridge on Monday so have a fabulous long weekend.

Notices w/c 20 May 2019

  • Interclub results from Friday night are on the noticeboard. Congratulations to Intermediate Hutt 1 (Simon Webber’s team), Intermediate Hutt 2 (Jill Herman’s team) and Novice Hutt 1 (Neil Sargisson’s team) on their wins.
  • Our Open Junior tournaments were very successful! A huge thank you to Jill Marsden and all the helpers who did the baking and worked in the kitchen and on the bar. Congratulations to Paul Badcock and Bryan Cunliffe who finished third overall in the Open tournament. Congratulations also to Jane McDougall & Merilyn McLaughlin who finished third overall in the Junior tournament.
  • Congratulations to Caroline Strachan & Angela Banks who won the Paraparaumu Intermediate tournament on Sunday 19 May!
  • Wednesday Swiss Pairs starts Wednesday 5 June. You must sign up to play. See the noticeboard.
  • The very popular Hutt Quiz night is back. More details to follow but for now put Friday 14 June in your diary.
  • Week 10 of the lessons next Monday 27 May will cover the topic: “Strong Opening Bids.” All members are welcome to attend.
  • The office will be closed this Thursday 23 May 2019.

Notices w/c 13 May 2019

  • Hutt is hosting Interclub this Friday 17 May.
  • Our Open/Junior tournaments are this Sunday 19 May. We do need more entries for both tournaments so please enter. You can sign up on the noticeboard or enter on-line.
  • We also require more baking please. It is slightly different to the other tournament days we run as we are effectively hosting two tournaments on one day. If you think you can help please write your name on the baking sheet on the notices table. Your support is greatly appreciated.
  • Week 9 of the lessons next Monday 20 May will cover the topic: “Pre-emptive Openings.” All members are welcome to attend.
  • The office will be closed this Wednesday 15 May 2019.