Magnificent Monday – the final round of the David’s Emporium Teams

The costumes were fantastic, the atmosphere great and the lovely food provided by the hosts all added up to a lively, enjoyable evening.

With such a variety of costumes and a pageant of red and black,  the Bridge club was a riot of colour. The decision as to whose costume was the best was left to the members who voted Royal Flush as the best, with the Redskins second and Minis and Mick third. Personally,  I think everyone deserved a prize it was a magnificent effort!

WAPs success for Cambridge players

An enjoyable day was had by all at the Te Awamutu Bridge club who hosted the second round of the WAPs. Cambridge players achieved good results. In the morning session, Michael and Ella came third and in the afternoon session, Kevin and Clare took second place. The final placings in the ladder have Clare and Kevin in fifth place, followed closely by Di and Jane in sixth place and Michael and Ella in ninth place. The next round will be played at Waikato Bridge Club in Hamilton on April 29th. Come along and join the fun!!

TWITs get into action this Friday 23 March

Time to sign up on the clipboard in club or online on the Waikato Bays Site.

The Waikato Interclub Teams is a fun event. There are 7 Friday nights played on 4th Friday of each month.  The winning team in each section gets to take Oscar, Indie or Junior home.  We stop for wine and cheese half way through and finish by 10pm.  The goal is a relaxed fun evening playing new faces.

So far we have 16 teams entered and we would like MORE! More is more fun!!

If you would like help compiling a team, please let me know.


Time to sign up for Fairlands

We look forward to hosting Fairlands on Sunday 25 March starting play around 1.30pm in Cambridge.

There is a clipboard to sign up - an equal number of Cambridge and Te Awamutu players will compete for the trophy, currently hanging in the Cambridge Club rooms.

We like a mixture in ability in the event so please do sign up regardless of how new or experienced a bridge player you are.

Absolutely Fabulous!

Bridge and BarBQ in the Garden. Another fantastic afternoon of Bridge hosted by Anne and David Blewden at their home. The setting was delightful for the players, ten tables were set out beneath a beautiful mature oak tree which provided shade from the sun and shelter from the breeze and provided great views over the valley.


The Nesting Pairs seminars start this week. Why not join other keen players expanding your Bridge bidding knowledge through the autumn and winter of 2018. A series of seven seminars and practical workshops aimed at developing bridge partnerships.  Suitable for all intermediates and advanced enthusiastic juniors. Find a partner and join our  group at the Cambridge Bridge Club on Sunday March 4th at 7pm.


A reminder of the Novice tournament  on Sunday March 11th. A novice is anyone who has not reached "Certificate of proficiency" (which means less than 5 masterpoints) as at the beginning of this year,  OR  Anyone who started bridge in 2016 or later, regardless of how many masterpoints they have (unless they are already out of Junior grade).  The  winners get free entry to this year's Novice tournament at the National Congress. Play starts at 10am, come for morning tea at 9.30am. Two sessions. $10, bring your own lunch.

Intermediate Championship League

Twenty-six pairs of enthusiastic juniors and intermediates competed in the first tournament of the Intermediate League which took place at Te Puke at the weekend.The winners were Colin Roberts and Joy Bates from Tauranga.Cambridge's only intermediate representatives, Malcolm and his partner, are presently in 11th position.The next round of the competition will be held at Taupo on Saturday March 10th. 

Victory for Verena!

After three sessions in the CAMBRIDGE PANEL WORKS individual series, achieving over 60% with each of her partners, Verena led the field. Janet and Lorane came second and third respectively. Well done to each of you!