QEII Memorial Day

Pleas note that the bridge club will be open for play on Monday, September 26th. If you would rather not play on that day, it is incumbent on you to ensure that your partner knows in sufficient time to arrange for a substitute.

Northland Team Trophy

On 6 August, Whangarei played host to Dargaville, Kerikeri and Pahia for the Northland Teams Trophy. This comprises three Round Robin tournaments, Junior, Intermediate and Open between the four clubs. The result was close with each club winning several rounds but the final scores had Whangarei winning all three grades. This also gave Whangarei the overall trophy.

The picture shows the three winning teams with their trophies. (Stewart had to dash off before the presentation.)

The Teams were

Flowers for Janice and Jane

The Committee presented flowers to two of its members today.  Our longstanding Club Captain Janice Johnson reached a signifcant milestone, celebrating her 80th birthday.  Deputy Club Captain Jane Stearns was at her final committee meeting and was thanked for her contribution to the club.

Graduation Ceremony

The class of 2022 graduated on Monday 18th July 2022. We have 24 graduates this year and many of the new players came to receive their certificates and a copy of the Club yearbook. We had a good turn out of experienced players to applaud and afterwards there was a brief session of social bridge. Practice sessions will continue Tuesday mornings and Monday evenings. These are a halfway house between lessons and competitive club sessions. Experienced players are welcome to join in but only simple systems are allowed.

Whangarei players shine in InterProvincial trials

Congratulation to our players who have qualified to represent the Northland Auckland Region in the national finals in November.  Kevin Grundy and Kim Thomas finished top (by some margin) in the intermediate section.  Alan Pumfleet and Juliet Golightly held their nerve to clinch second place and the last automatic qualifying place.  Jane Stearns qualified for the Women's team with Chery Winsor from the Howick Club.

Outstanding results in Novice Pairs finale

Our 5 week Novice Pairs handicap concluded Monday evening playing sessions. Congratulations to Julie Kelsall and Judy Allison from 2021 lessons who emerged the overall winners. In the final night we saw two of the pairs excel on X-Club.  Leading New Zealand were Kevin Grundy and Barry Johnson, with Alan Pumfleet and Juliet Golightly third across the nation. Congratulations all.