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The Bridge Zone

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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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Published: 5/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-05-2019( 0:28:16)       
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This Week... China; Lebenshol; medicine at tournaments; Te Awamutu Restricted; The Bridge Zone Racing Channel; Queen Birthday Weekend Congresses – Auckland and Hawkes Bay; trinkets from Barry’s China trip; Pandas; Mariusz PuczynSki; standing up for your beliefs; zero tolerance for cheating; Zia Mahmood; famous bidding decisions – bidding disasters and test your skills against the experts; Yuzhong Chen.
Published: 5/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 15-05-2019( 0:27:37)       
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This Week... Education, mathematics, nuisance bidding, low level interference, rolling the dice (is it loaded?), how to calculate masterpoints, WAPs inter provincial results, Debbie Marcroft shares her delight in taking out the Central Intermediate IPs, this Palmy team starts to plot their next 6 months, what's REAL? a useful checklist for opening leads, Judge Julie, centrefolds, dummy wants first dibs on seeing declarers hand.
Published: 5/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-05-2019( 0:26:48)       
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This Week... China is coming… Chinese translations for various parts of the show; Yuzhong Chen; Bridge2success tournament May 11; Funbridge app and play; Will Rodgers, Oklahoma's Favourite Son; Judge Julie – lateness; Good luck for those playing Inter Provincials this weekend.
Published: 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-05-2019( 0:28:14)       
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This Week... John Wayne; Judge Julie; Results Wellington Regionals; Trouble; Sorry; the official Encyclopaedia of Bridge; Sabine Auken; Bridge2success; Sofia Bridge Festival 2019.
Published: 5/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-04-2019( 0:26:44)       
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This Week... Thriller - Auckland Easter teams; the Ware theory; GOLD and BOLD; appeals and diets; Judge Julie talks appeals, score cards and bidding boxes; APBF; Mike Ware and Grant Jarvis receive special awards; pallets, darts, bridge lessons, Rubber Bridge and IPs
Published: 4/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 17-04-2019( 0:27:25)       
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This Week... Upper Hutt Bridge Club celebrate their 50th Jubilee in May; results from Marlborough Teams and Pairs event; Ray Curnow and Jenny Pomeroy; tip of the week – cheap airfares – by Charles Ker; book of the week – I shot my Bridge Partner!; comparable bids; Johnny Cash mental health; commentators curse; Postcard from Scotland
Published: 4/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-04-2019( 0:27:58)       
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This Week: AK: Aces & Knaves, Aces and Kings, Attitude & Kount, Anna Kournikova, Lessons Hutt club and WLG College, Judge Julie, Gold and Silver, Fishing with DOPE, Bridge superstitions, Coke vs Pepsi, Stripped and medicine jar, Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Published: 4/10/2019 10:18:42 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-04-2019( 0:28:8)       
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This Week... Celebrations and celebrity dating; Are you a mop or a sponge?; Zia; How the experts win at Bridge; commentator’s curse; statistical analysis info; Jump over calls; Judge Julie; Think more Count more; 10 seconds; William Harlow.
Published: 4/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-03-2019( 0:27:54)       
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This Week... Quote from Zia; Aces and Knaves – a Bridge movie; statistical analysis; Convention Free Bridge; stayman after 1NT rebid; rubber Bridge time; Creative Card Play – our book of the week.
Published: 3/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-03-2019( 0:28:14)       
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Published: 3/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-03-2019( 0:28:11)       
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This Week... Tissues - Taranaki Congress; Winner – Anna Kalma; Bridge Zone Racing Channel - Kelly Peirse Memorial Teams; penalty cards, reserve your rights, Judge Julie; Paul Mendolsen – Winning Ways to Play Your Cards; think more, count more; Sam Punch - Keep Bridge Alive - Postcard from Scotland; cue bids - Jacoby
Published: 3/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 06-03-2019( 0:28:15)       
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This Week... Oprah Winfrey; Collins little book of tips; Hutt Bridge club results; International publicity for Bridge; North Island teams – Tauranga results; Ware, Wear and Where – what’s in a name?; Judge Julie and coffee; Tip of the week; Taranaki Congress teams event
Published: 3/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-02-2019( 0:27:38)       
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This Week... North Island Teams at Bridge Zone Racing Channel, Mereana’s favourites, zygomatic muscles, the Keep Bridge Alive campaign, Samantha Punch, Gold Coast Congress, book of the week, Bridge lesson season, Judge Julie - what is her ruling?
Published: 2/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-02-2019( 0:28:12)       
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This Week... Gold Coast Congress – Pairs results; Australia Bridge Federation; Double Dummy – John McAlister; Judge Julie – opening light 3rd seat; Bridge Zone Hikoi – Hutt Valley Club.
Published: 2/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 13-02-2019( 0:28:17)       
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This Week... John McAlister from Charlottesville Virginia – producer of the Double Dummy documentary; Results South Island teams; Gold Coast Congress; Judge Julie; Pinocchio; book of the week Winning No trump Leads by David Bird and Taf Anthias.
Published: 2/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 05-02-2019( 0:27:0)       
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This Week... National Tournament Director – Julie Atkinson; Duplicate Bridge Rule Book 2017; South Island Teams; John McAllister – Double Dummy – The Setting Trick
Published: 2/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 30-01-2019( 0:27:24)       
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This Week... The Bridge Zone Racing Channel goes live; Barry reports on the Tauranga Mini Congress; and where do tributes feature in the game of Bridge?
Published: 1/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 23-01-2019( 0:27:19)       
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This Week... Luck, skill or form – what helps you at the table to rise above them all? Is there a reason for a Bridge partnership to have a pre-nup agreement? And a new feature – we highlight a Bridge book and share some of its content.
Published: 1/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 16-01-2019( 0:28:14)       
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This Week... We close off our conversation with Samantha – Postcard from Scotland will return in February; Tournament Directors are discussed – are there gender and/or age inequality issues here?
Published: 1/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 09-01-2019( 0:28:16)       
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This Week... Rating Points; how much Bridge per week would you need to play to improve your game; Ghandi makes it onto the Bridge Zone; finding a partner – are you lonesome tonight? – and a tip to improve your Bridge this year.
Published: 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 02-01-2019( 0:28:12)       
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This Week... We 'punch' above our weight with gender and things Bridge this week – sexism, contentious opinions, inequality at the table – are we really talking about our beautiful game? Angry and upset – is there a difference and aren’t they unisex words?
Published: 1/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 26-12-2018( 0:27:5)       
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This Week... We carry on our conversation with Sam Punch and hear the update from Kevin Judd on his journey into the Bridge World and the Bridge PhD. And Global domination – May 11th 2019 – we jump on board with Warsaw – Universal Bridge Day.
Published: 12/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 19-12-2018( 0:26:59)       
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This Week... We're talking diet and nutrition - what's that got to do with Bridge? Plus, roll over Houdini, Norwegian Boye Brogeland and his book Bridge at the edge, Thames Bridge Festival in January 2019 and more.
Published: 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-12-2018( 0:26:2)       
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This Week... Directors, squeezes, points systems, weak and strong no trumps, sacrificing and being a little forgiving and caring to new players.
Published: 12/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-12-2018( 0:26:57)       
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This Week... The final part of Mereana and Barry's talk with Zia Mahmood, Postcard from Scotland, and what the heck is HOOL… Check out Amaresh Deshpande and his creation.
Published: 12/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 28-11-2018( 0:28:10)       
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This Week... The Bridge Legend Zia Mahmood continues his chat with Mereana and Barry, talking about carding systems, suit preference and his partnership with another great - Michael Rosenburg.
Published: 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 21-11-2018( 0:27:54)       
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This Week... Bridge legend Zia Mahmood joins Mereana and Barry – he proudly offers his opinion on the ‘cheating scandal’ that rocked and still taints the World Bridge scene. We talk Heat 1,2 and 3 and he offers his solutions to better Bridge using the Four F’s. Part 2 of this interview next week.
Published: 11/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 14-11-2018( 0:27:59)       
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This Week... Puppet Stayman rears its head again, we talk Overcalls, Christmas Parties and about Taupo and Thames Bridge Clubs. Plus results of the NZ Team Trials at Orewa over the weekend and Double Dummy with John McAlister.
Published: 11/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 07-11-2018( 0:28:42)       
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This Week... - Babich pairs winners - Interview Hugh McGann - Irish International - Ed Roggeveen TOPS director
Published: 11/7/2018 2:14:38 PM