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Notices w/c 6 May 2019

  • Hutt is hosting Interclub on Friday 17 May. The draw is up on the noticeboard.
  • Our Open/Junior tournaments will be held on Sunday 19 May. Note to Juniors the entry fee is $15. It has once again been kindly subsidised by the Ron Fisher Trust. Lunch is provided with snacks and a complimentary drink following end of play. Sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard.
  • Can anyone help with baking for our tournaments on Sunday 19 May please? We would appreciate as much baking as possible as we are hosting two tournaments on the day. There is a baking sheet on the notices table where you can note down your delicious offerings.
  • Reminder: Inter-Provincial trials are on this weekend 11 & 12 May. See noticeboard for more details.
  • Week 8 of the lessons next Monday 13 May will cover the topic: “Take-out Doubles.” All members are welcome to attend.

Notices w/c 29 April 2019

  • Congratulations to Neil Sargisson & Jacob Pilalis who came first in the Novice Pairs at Wellington Congress.
  • Congratulations to Alison Sparrow on her recent contribution to Finesse and winning a session ticket for the best answer in Vil’s Corner.
  • Hutt is hosting Interclub on Friday 17 May. The draw is up on the noticeboard.
  • Our Open/Junior tournaments will be held on Sunday 19 May. Note to Juniors the entry fee is $15. It has once again been kindly subsidised by the Ron Fisher Trust. Lunch is provided with snacks and a complimentary drink following end of play. Sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard.
  • Once again we are requesting baking for our tournaments on Sunday 19 May. We would appreciate as much baking as possible please as we are hosting two tournaments on the day. Baking sheets are on the notices table.
  • Week 6 of the lessons next Monday 6 May will cover the topic: “Responders Rebids.” All members are welcome to attend.
  • Please note the office will be closed this Friday 3 May.

Notices w/c 23 April 2019

  • Congratulations to Nebojsa Djorovic & Donna Upchurch (Wgtn Bridge Club) who were 2nd overall in the Levin Multigrade on Easter Saturday.
  • Congratulations to Mariusz Tumilowicz & his wife Barbara (Karori Bridge Club) for winning the morning session and coming 1st in the Silver Section of the Mixed Sex Pairs held at Karori Bridge Club on Easter Monday.
  • Hutt is hosting Interclub on Friday 17 May. The draw is up on the noticeboard.
  • Our Open/Junior tournaments will be held on Sunday 19 May. Note to Juniors the entry fee is $15. It has once again been kindly subsidised by the Ron Fisher Trust. Lunch is provided with snacks and a complimentary drink following end of play. Sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard.
  • Thank you to Jacquie Upchurch who is joining the Friday afternoon playing committee.
  • Week 5 of the lessons next Monday 29 April will cover the topic: “Balanced Hands.” All members are welcome to attend.
  • Please note the office is closed this Thursday 25 April for ANZAC Day however the Club is open and bridge is on.

Notices w/c 15 April 2019

  • Interclub results from Friday night are on the noticeboard. Congratulations to Open 1 (Marian Loader’s team) and the Novices (Neil Sargisson’s team) on their wins. Also congratulations to Neil and partner Jacob Pilalis on their second placing in the first session (out of 136 pairs). What an outstanding achievement!
  • Congratulations to the following members who have received recognition from NZ Bridge:
    Philippa Bartlett has been awarded a Certificate of Proficiency
    Neil Sargisson has been awarded a Certificate of Proficiency
    Paul Browne has been awarded with a rank change to Club Master
    With an achievement of 101 A points and 256 B points, John Donbavand has been awarded with a rank change to Master.
  • NZ Bridge is now calling for entries for the Inter-Provincial trials for 2019. If you are selected you must be available to play in Chch on 23-25 November. This year there are four categories for entry which include Open, Seniors (60+ years), Women’s and Intermediate. See the noticeboard for more details.
  • Lessons will take a break next Monday, Easter Monday. Week 5 of the lessons will continue on Monday 29 April and will cover the topic: “Balanced Hands.” All members are welcome to attend.
  • Please note there is no bridge this Good Friday nor Easter Monday. Have a lovely long weekend.

Notices w/c 8 April 2019

  • Congratulations to Phil Revell & Simon Webber who came 2nd overall at the Victoria Multigrade tournament held on Sunday 7 April. They also picked up a session prize, finishing first in the afternoon session of the tournament.
  • Week 4 of the learner lessons next week Monday 15 April will cover the topic: "Responders New Suit Bids." All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Entertainment book for 2019/2020 is here! Order your book or digital membership today, flyers are in the foyer. The membership costs $65, $13 of which goes to the Club. Thank you for your support.
  • The annual "Poppy Day" is on 12 April this year, well earlier than usual due to Easter falling before Anzac Day, 25 April. The poppy box is on the table outside the Dealer’s room for anyone who wishes to contribute.

Notices w/c 1 April 2019

  • It is with great sadness we advise you that John McGrath passed away at the weekend. John was a valued member of the Club and will be sorely missed.
  • Week 3 of the learner lessons next week Monday 8 April will cover the topic: "Responder’s Limit Bids". All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Entertainment book for 2019/2020 is here! Order your book or digital membership today, flyers are in the foyer. The membership costs $65, $13 of which goes to the Club. Thank you for your support.
  • The annual "Poppy Day" is on 12 April this year, well earlier than usual due to Easter falling before Anzac Day, 25 April. The poppy box is on the table outside the Dealer’s room for anyone who wishes to contribute.

Notices w/c 25 March 2019

  • A lovely afternoon was had at the pre-AGM social bridge session. Congratulations to Vil Gravis and Lynne Bruce for achieving the top North/South result and Raewyn and Martyn Dowman for coming top East/West!
  • The AGM was very successful. Thanks go to Ryman Healthcare for another delicious spread. We welcome a new member to our 2019-2020 committee, Joan Finley and retain existing members Kathryn Badcock, Madeleine Askew, Jill Marsden and Tony Loveday. Raewyn Dowman retains the helm as President and Steve Graves, Treasurer.
  • We hosted the first Interclub evening for the year last Friday 22 March. Thank you to Diana Pratchett and her merry band of helpers for organising the night.
  • Interclub successes - congratulations to our teams who had wins: Open team Hutt 1 captained by Maciej Szczesny, Intermediate team Hutt 1 captained by Simon Webber and Novice team Hutt 1 captained by Neil Sargisson!
  • Can you please make sure you wear your name badge as we have a number of new members and also members moving into playing different sessions.
  • Lessons started Monday 18 March. Topics covered during the lessons will be put in the notices a week in advance. All members are welcome to attend. Next week, Monday 1 April the topic covered will be “opening a suit.”
  • Please note the office will be closed this Friday 29 March and next Monday 1 April.

Notices w/c 18 Match 2019

  • The Wellington Sixes held on Saturday 16 March was won by the Polish Club team with 4 of our members: Andeana Pilalis and Marian Loader were the Intermediate pair and Maciej Szczesny and Mariusz Tumilowicz were the Open pair (ended up 2nd in their category). They were joined by a Junior pair formed by Barbara and Tymek Tumilowicz. Congratulations to all of them!
  • Congratulations to our member Phil Revell and his partner Ruth Brucker (from Wellington club) - the session winners from Paraparaumu Open held on Sunday 17 March!
  • The AGM will be held on Sunday 24 March at 5.00pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up, the form is on the West side noticeboard or please contact the Club Manager.
  • We are hosting Interclub this Friday 22 March. We need one more volunteer please to help with the evening. Your help is required from 8pm until 11pm and tasks include serving tea and coffee and serving refreshments post play. If you can help it would be most appreciated. Please write your name on the sheet on the notices table.
  • Lessons start Monday 18 March. Topics covered during the lessons will be put in the notices a week in advance. All members are welcome to attend. Next week, Monday 25 March the topic covered will be “opening one no-trump.”
  • Just a reminder that people need to arrive and be seated 15 minutes before play, especially if you have seating rights. Also please remember you must announce your partner’s one club and one no-trump opening bids.

Notices w/c 11 Match 2019

  • The date for the AGM is confirmed as Sunday 24 March at 5pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up, the form is on the West side noticeboard or please contact the Club Manager.
  • We are hosting 5 Interclub sessions this year, the first of which is on Friday 22 March. The other dates are Fridays 17 May, 19 July, 20 Sept and 15 Nov. We need three volunteers please to help with each evening from 8 until 11pm. Tasks will include serving tea and coffee and serving refreshments post play. If you can help with the first one and/or any of the other Interclub sessions can you please write your name on the sheet on the notices table and tick the dates that you are available.
  • Just a reminder that people need to arrive and be seated 15 minutes before play, especially if you have seating rights.
  • Also please remember you must announce your partner’s one club and one no-trump opening bids.

Notices w/c 4 Match 2019

  • Our Gee & Hickton Multigrade tournament on Sunday was very successful! A huge thank you to Raewyn and all the volunteer bakers and helpers. Congratulations to Maciej Szczesny & Mariusz Tumilowicz who came third overall:

    Also congratulations to AJ and Mereana Cullen (from Hamilton Bridge Club and the NZBridge Radio show) who were the winners for the first session:
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Schuck who has been selected for the NZ Youth Squad!
  • The flyers for the lessons have all been taken now. Thank you to everyone who has helped to distribute them around your neighbourhood.
  • The date for the AGM is confirmed as Sunday 24 March at 5pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up, the form is on the West side noticeboard.
  • The Wellington Sixes tournament will be held on Saturday 16 March at Wellington Bridge Club. They need more teams particularly Junior teams. They also have Junior teams that need more players to make up a team of six. See noticeboard for more details and how to enter or click here