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The Bridge Zone - 08-07-2020( 0:28:25)       
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Published: 7/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-07-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Published: 7/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-06-2020( 0:28:30)       
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This Week... Singing Happy Birthday... our 100th episode – it’s here! Welcome Alan Morris, Alan shares with us what’s been happening within NZ Bridge; We agree – the Bridge World is envious of us; Judge Julie racks 50+ shows; Dunno makes its debut; join us in the celebration of the 100th show with caller #3; Spa Town Teams in Hamilton and Wellington 10A
Published: 6/24/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 17-06-2020( 0:28:31)       
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Tears on the Bridge Zone; the electronic movement is making itself know – some Bridge Clubs and The Co-operative Bank are reducing their footprint on legal tender; Hamilton Bridge Club is making available Breakfast before Bridge on Friday morning; Wayne Burrows shares a moment in his Bridge Life and how he coped with personal tragedy; Judge Julie rules on hesitation, her preferred form of exercise and potentially screaming Directors - psychology degrees? We welcome Alan Morris next week and Barry steals a tip from Bob H.
Published: 6/17/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-06-2020( 0:28:30)       
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This Week... the countdown is on… to our 100th show (we have a special guest getting primed to share the milestone with us); we announce the name of our new segment of The Bridge Zone; Spa Town Teams; Anna Kalma; Judge Julie; fantastic news - Auckland Bridge Club , BBO and Patrick’s last hoorah; Wayne Burrows; our tip of the week.
Published: 6/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-06-2020( 0:28:12)       
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100 podcasts coming up... what a special milestone, thank you Bridge Zone followers – and a huge High Five to NZ Bridge, you rock! Can we crash BBO? Auckland Social Distance Teams; the Take Out Double; Judge Julie – lead your partners’ suit! Bridge world, thoughts and experiences; tournaments may be coming to Hamilton Bridge Club
Published: 6/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-05-2020( 0:26:50)       
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This Week... The Seven Dwarfs (or some of them) get a mention on the Bridge Zone; Judge Julie is in the house – Alerting, Hand evaluation, Weak 2’s, lessons, presentations; Socialisation, playing or director, misclicks, BBO chat, CAPITALS is shouting, undo’s; the Litmus test; Barry gets the sack as a Director on BBO; Wikipedia and Patrick Carter – that Knighthood must be in the pipeline.
Published: 5/27/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-05-2020( 0:28:33)       
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North Island Pairs, NZB and Hamilton are considering continuing with the event, Dependant upon the COVID restrictions this may go ahead; we talk about numbers, distancing, and very important... lunch; New Zealand Bridge and the Australian Bridge Federation has approached WBF about the two majors tournaments set down for 2021, the Worlds and the Men’s, Women’s and Senior events; we talk gloating or not, holding space for your partner who is offline when registering on BBO; Cynthia Claytoms quizes have a good following.
Published: 5/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 13-05-2020( 0:26:56)       
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Published: 5/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 06-05-2020( 0:28:8)       
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Published: 5/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 29-04-2020( 0:26:32)       
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Published: 4/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-04-2020( 0:28:1)       
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This Week... Zoom Pub Quizes; Barry Jones and Donald Trump; Judge Julie rules on gloating, alerts, chatting and possibility of gaining masterpoints; security whilst playing on line and ethical behaviour; Easter memories; playing Bridge on line.
Published: 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM
The Bridge Zone - 15-04-2020( 0:27:24)       
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This Week... Have you experienced some hilarious moments? Our fabulous Judge Julie returns to the show - the Judge and Bailiff have been very busy providing Bridge to us Kiwis; Alan Morris confirms a Club Health Check will be sent to all Clubs - Testing the waters on how they are faring during the Level 4 lockdown (please go onto NZB website to read the full version); we chat about 1NT, suggestions when doubled, if you double Opps 1NT, interference; and balancing – who, what, when, why and how; catch you on BBO!
Published: 4/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-04-2020( 0:27:57)       
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Thanks a bunch to Auckland Bridge Club and Patrick and Julie; starting the wave of BBO sessions for our fellow bridge addicts; tournaments cancelled; BBO – Bridge Base Online; is it naughty to keep on travelling outside your local bigger bubble? (spoiler - YES!); Weak 2’s and Pre-empts; It’s all about system cards; STATS – Wahoo... 6414 podcast downloads!
Published: 4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-04-2020( 0:25:9)       
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The Bridge Zone Never Sleeps... BBO Bridge; thanks to Auckland Bridge Club for hosting 2 sessions a day - join in on the sessions 1.30pm and 7.30pm every day.
Published: 4/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-03-2020( 0:28:21)       
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Published: 3/25/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 18-03-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Published: 3/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-03-2020( 0:28:9)       
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Published: 3/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-03-2020( 0:28:42)       
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Published: 3/4/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 26-02-2020( 0:28:24)       
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This Week... Gold Coast Congress (Aussie Open) – results, how many kiwis are there?; Judge Julie; Cards for Africa; Laurie Kelso; Australian Bridge National Events Co-ordinator with Matthew McManus; Chief Director – Victorian Bridge; World Bridge Federation connected; Tim Runting – Gold Coast Congress Convenor, chess.
Published: 2/26/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 19-02-2020( 0:28:24)       
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Published: 2/19/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-02-2020( 0:27:12)       
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This Week... It’s a numbers show today; Rotorua teams – Grand slams for Africa at Rotorua – wow – plenty to be had there; Forcing Bids – Game force is game force – Support with support; Gold Coast Congress; Waihi All Grades March 14 – first cab off the rank for the new Restricted League; Team mates announced for the Mixed Teams going to Italy - Welcome Sam and Jo Simpson; Postcard from Scotland – Sam Punch – Keep Bridge Alive Pro Am is next weekend in London; Judge Julie – here’s looking at you darling – apple pie; Tip of the week – at the 5 level – no wrinkles here.
Published: 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 05-02-2020( 0:26:10)       
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This Week... NZ Mixed teams off to Salsomaggiore, Italy... Team Carter did it – they are off to Pizza land in August – thanks to Christchurch Bridge who hosted the event. Jenny and Julie will be tasting some beautiful Italian medicine and coffee; lesson season is about to start – Tutor, Sally Whittaker, Te Awamutu Bridge Club; Kelly Peirce Teams at Rotorua
Published: 2/5/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 29-01-2020( 0:28:0)       
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This Week... Bullet dodging; Tauranga Mini Congress Results; Christchurch – Mixed Team Trials; Restricted Grade and Handicap Systems; Tip of the week from the Book of the month – Winning NT leads; The first three Grand Masters in NZ; Stupid Questions
Published: 1/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-01-2020( 0:27:57)       
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This Week... Climate Change; Playing On-line – it’s not like the real thing... is it?; Tauranga this weekend... no more bets – all sold out, they have a full house... wonder if The Extremes are putting in cameo appearance; Canberra Results – Kiwis clash – The Don vs The Jacobs team; WADA – World Anti-Doping Agency 2020 prohibited list of banned pills and juices are out (Pickle Juice is safe – it didn’t make the list); Cue bids and splinters chats are coming; Judge Julie – asking, alerting, no secrets at the Bridge table; When will we ever learn?; Waitemata 5A – Results.
Published: 1/22/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 15-01-2020( 0:27:48)       
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This Week... What an awesome effort – Tauranga Bridge Club; Mereana is the Queen of the game Beetle; Barry Blows; how do you get un-rusty after having a fair break from playing Bridge (some things to consider when getting back into the game); Judge Julie recommendations this week.
Published: 1/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-01-2020( 0:28:51)       
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This Week... Gobstoppers; 52nd Australian Youth Bridge Championships, Ibis Eaglehawk, Canberra; Upcoming tournaments – Thames Festival of Summer, Tauranga, Anniversary Weekend; New gradings are out; Funbridge; I share a woe story; Interference or no interference; Be BOLD; Tips from the Book of the week; Leading against No Trumps.
Published: 1/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-01-2020( 0:28:47)       
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Published: 1/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-12-2019( 0:28:9)       
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This Week... The Bridge Zone Christmas Special!
Published: 12/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 18-12-2019( 0:28:34)       
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This Week... We share some book titles that could be a good Chrissy presents; Barry has found a mountain and is sharing 10 Commandments; Wellington Christmas Cheer and Huntly Christmas Results; betting within our Bridge circle; buttons and shoes; Judge Julie; cell phones; Summer Bridge.
Published: 12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-12-2019( 0:28:47)       
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Published: 12/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-12-2019( 0:28:20)       
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This Week... Hair Viagra; World Bridge Day, Thursday 12th December; Biggest Online Bridge Tournament ever; Global Warning and Climate Change; Judge Julie – what do Directors actually govern? How many boards do you like to play in a session?; Otago Bridge Club; Mereana does another Hikoi (thanks to the members for making me feel so welcome, in particular Mignon Pickwell, my partner in crime); interview with Brad and Matt speaking with Barry; book of the week; how the experts win.
Published: 12/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-11-2019( 0:27:6)       
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Published: 11/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-11-2019( 0:28:34)       
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Published: 11/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 13-11-2019( 0:27:47)       
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This Week... Feedback from Tasmania bridge Club; the new Tricks Tournament on YouTube; result – National Teams, Nelson; Inter-Provincials coming up; Christmas tournaments; deception; Judge Julie – tea bags, ladies and kitchenettes; what’s your score?
Published: 11/13/2019 11:19:10 AM
The Bridge Zone - 06-11-2019( 0:28:40)       
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Published: 11/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 30-10-2019( 0:28:42)       
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This Week... NZ Wide Pairs – thanks to Babich Wines for their continued support; Judge Julie talks about psych bids; Mike Neels continues his talks; Bob Fearn; Hello Club; Pot; is there a counsellor in the house?; Results – Hamilton Congress, Otago Congress; Splinters and ace asking with a void.
Published: 10/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-10-2019( 0:28:44)       
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This Week... Nigel Gresson interviews Malcolm Smith – National Recorder and we learn about the role of the Recorders; Barry has read a chapter of his old yet new book, Match Point Bridge – by HW Kelsey; yoga mats may well come into fashion at Bridge session – hmmm; Rona Driscoll joins us; news on Open Restricted tournaments; retiring from Directing and Mereana’s annual trek to Taupo on the weekend; Otago and Hamilton Congress over the long weekends; X Men – X Women – X Club and X Grades.
Published: 10/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 16-10-2019( 0:27:4)       
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This Week... Snot – yes reach for the tissues; puppy school – hear about Barry and Jenny’s new puppy – Rosa; X Club Learn all about it – Mike Neels joins us today and what a great programme this is; Judge Julie – smellies, bare feet, appropriate clothing at the Bridge table; Sydney Spring Nationals – good luck to all the kiwis crossing the ditch; Upcoming tournaments – Cambridge Intermediate, Taupo All Grades, Hamilton Congress, Open and Intermediate, NZ Wide Pairs – The Babich tourney is coming up soon
Published: 10/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 09-10-2019( 0:28:42)       
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Published: 10/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 02-10-2019( 0:28:44)       
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Published: 10/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-09-2019( 0:28:47)       
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This week: Mugs away – at Congress, Richard Solomon gives us the final countdown; Judge Julie; China World Champs; Datum’s Transnational Teams Event. Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 9/24/2019 2:53:39 PM
The Bridge Zone - 18-09-2019( 0:27:51)       
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This Week... We are in China; Results so far – for NZ and Australia; Open Men’s – Bermuda Bowl; Open Women – Venice Cup; Seniors – d’Orsi Trophy; Mixed; Judge Julie is back; Congress; New additions to Silver and Grand master ranks; Results... Rotorua Restricted, Matamata Intermediate, Howick 3A.
Published: 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-09-2019( 0:28:34)       
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This Week... Richard Solomon, Convenor of Major Events and Bridge Education, gives a Congress update; results from Hamilton, Hawera and Central Otago
Published: 9/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-09-2019( 0:26:25)       
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This Week... Congress is coming. Email us with your thoughts on your form heading into Congress; Mereana is billeting Leon, a junior player from Christchurch; Results Auckland – National Pairs, Napier Teams, Levin Swiss, Ashburton; Hero to Zero; Championship Pairs; Waikato Bays Swiss Pairs – Junior and Novice Tournament; the Verhaegh Vase; ABF Newsletter; BBO
Published: 9/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 28-08-2019( 0:27:52)       
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Published: 8/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 21-08-2019( 0:28:18)       
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This Week... Judge Julie; Pens and full disclosure; Results Upper Hutt Multi-Grade; Fullerton Teams; kissing at the NZ Bridge Teachers Seminar; phone a friend or get out of jail free cards; how do we assist lessons graduates?; we find out the twist on the KISS system; Directors – introduce them early to beginner lessons; Youth Bridge in Wellington Region; Happy Birthday Dallas Dagg.
Published: 8/21/2019 11:30:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 14-08-2019( 0:27:20)       
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This Week... Results: Jan Whyte a new Silver Grand Master; Zar Points; Akarana Tournament coming up, August 24; Barry has a bucket of tips; Judge Julie – unintended bid or a mistake, movements and seeding; Directors Hotline; NB Bridge Teaching Seminar; CB Fullerton Teams.
Published: 8/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 07-08-2019( 0:26:31)       
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This Week... North Island Pairs; Jo Simpson; Billie Tohill Pairs; Tudor Biggs Rosebowl; New Silver Grand Master; Book – Trick 13; Gumboots; Pearson’s Points; Judge Julie.
Published: 8/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 31-07-2019( 0:28:32)       
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This Week... Boomerang Bridge... welcome Liam Milne – our Australian Correspondent; funnies reveal; Judge Julie – claiming, playing directors and prepping for a club session; Allan Morris – we share From the Chair newsletter; results – Matamata and Motueka; Km’s to A’s; Moss Wylie, Russel Wilson, Liam Milne, Gary Foidl and Anthony Hopkins
Published: 7/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-07-2019( 0:28:43)       
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This Week... Judge Julie – alerts at the 4 level and time at the table; Auckland Region Pairs Winners – Yuzhong Chen and James Yang; Auckland Regional Team Winners – Snow White, Jenny Millington, Patrick Carter and Russell Wilson (Russell Wilson joins us as our guest this week); Km’s to A points ratio.
Published: 7/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 16-07-2019( 0:28:36)       
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This Week... McGann, Reid and Cornell Ware; Hamilton Open Teams and Intermediate Pairs – results; stories while at the table; Mills and Boon teaser; Judge Julie – correcting explanations, card issues at the table, replacing insufficient bids with a double; Auckland Regional Teams this weekend; class or form; Fred Gitelman; Chewie favours teams; what are your thoughts – pairs or teams?
Published: 7/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-07-2019( 0:27:56)       
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This Week... What we get up to off air... yes – let’s air it; Judge Julie Rules; unplayed boards; how do Directors prepare for club sessions and tournaments?; Scoring programmes; Larry Cohen – learning to improve; Results from South Island Pairs; Carol Richardson interview; international friends soon; Zia Mahmood – Las Vegas; Sam Punch – Keep Bridge Alive; Liam Milne – Boomerang Bridge Beau
Published: 7/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-07-2019( 0:28:36)       
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This Week... Alan Morris completes his interview; Happy Birthday to the Bridge Zone; intimidation at the table; Reckless; Judge Julie – carry-over points, appeals, card being visible; Spa Town team results; who wears their clothes inside out?; Over the Hill – Teahen’s and Begley’s favourites; Wellington Regional Teams; Michael Ware and the gang break through the winners tape; would you contemplate throwing a game?
Published: 7/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 26-06-2019( 0:28:12)       
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This Week... It’s Singapore and a silver medal; Bridge Blacks – Bridge Masters; Michael Cornell; NZ Bridge Chairman, Alan Morris; Rotorua Open Results – winners Gary Foidl and Anthony Hopkins; Sam Simpson and Hearts at Rotorua; Judge Julie Australian and NZ Rules; Bridge Zone Racing Channel; Wellington Regional Teams; It’s our birthday next week!
Published: 6/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 19-06-2019( 0:28:42)       
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This Week... ‘Naki Nightmare’; National Swiss Pair Results from New Plymouth; Congratulations Grant Jarvis and Pamela Livingston; Brad Johnston – Grand Master and a story about a clock; send in your funnies; Kim Kardashian on the Bridge Zone!; mayhem, gerber, etiquette and zero tolerance policies; do harsh words past your lips?
Published: 6/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-06-2019( 0:28:44)       
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This Week... It’s official, Australian Bridge Federation takes on the Bridge Zone Show; Boomerang Bridge; our Australian correspondent is Barry Crane; Under the Table – Amos Wilsmore; Judge Julie; why do we toss the coin?; Ray Curnow, Top of The South Regional Bridge Mate; Singapore APBF starts today; National 15A Swiss Pairs in New Plymouth.
Published: 6/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 05-06-2019( 0:28:42)       
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This Week... Giocoso; Directors Auckland and Hawkes Bay Congress – results shared; Gold and Emerald; Michael Cornell and 1971; Zero to Hero; The Stookie gets the kick out; Chewi the Wookie; Judge Julie rules; four card suit overcalls; what can dummy say; what happens if you don’t watch; bidding boxes; Gerber; sponsors of both Congresses.
Published: 6/4/2019 3:25:17 PM
The Bridge Zone - 29-05-2019( 0:28:34)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 5/29/2019 11:00:00 AM