...to the Auckland/Northland Regional Committee web page. On this page you will find information about tournaments and events, links to the clubs across the region and news items that we hope you will find useful.
Please have a look at the new tournament schedule b clicking the button at the top of the page. If you have friends who wish to learn this great game check out the lessons advertised on the lessons button or contact your local club to see if they are planning to run some. Lets make 2020 a year of growth. Good Bridging Everyone.
Junior (21 Teams). Taking 1st place - Howick - Gail Taylor, Leslie Keane, Jan Hollway and Anne Newman, 2nd place - Papatoetoe - Paul and in 3rd place - Waitemata
Intermediate (22 Teams). Taking first place - Royle Epsom - Barbara Imlach, Annette Martin, Linda Philips and Andrew Durrans, 2nd place - Franklin - Green and in 3rd place Franklin -Blue.
Open (8 Teams). Taking first place - Akarana - Various including Fuxia Wen, Ian Berrington, Gary Chen and Clair Miao, 2nd place - Auckland - Paterick and in 3rd place Franklin
For full details on the event and how to register please go to the Auckland Bridge Club website
This event will run again in 2020. The dates, times and venue will be advertised here.
Congratulations to the 2019 winners of this new event. They are:
1st Aaron Starr & Rob Davies
2nd Jean Robinson & Paul Robinson
3rd Tony Antunovich & Pam Browne
For the full ladder follow this link - https://pairs.bridgenz.co.nz/display_ladder.php?input=139~20191115~1142~P~Regional_Junior_Competition&date=2019-11-15
Bridge Championship - Intermediate and Junior Champs - Results pending
As soon as the results are released they will be available on this webpage.
New Zealand Bridge administers, communicates, fosters and promotes the participation and enjoyment in the sport of bridge across New Zealand.
It does this by directly supporting affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand, while also recognising it has a responsibility to support the total bridge community to flourish and grow, from the beginner to the international player, from the social to the competitive player, for the younger to the senior player.
Responsibility for the above rests with an elected Board and a small team of dedicated executives. Supporting the wellbeing of the game is a large group of volunteers. The Board meets monthly, on-line, for approximately 2 hours, with a couple of face to face meetings during the year. There are a number of streams of work that board members lead and that work can vary month on month, and can be very hands on.
It is Important that the board composition and function meets the needs of the bridge community and the work it is challenged to deliver.
Over the last 3 years the board has focused on restoring confidence in the organisation, being consultative and transparent in all its dealings. In addition there has been a focus on fiscal soundness, reviewing and adopting a new constitution, growing the game, developing a youth strategy, ensuring we have a sound operating platform, providing ongoing education and personal player development, and so on. We are on a journey so there is an expectation much of the above will continue over the next 12 months and beyond. In the coming year the board will also focus on raising awareness of the game, in all its forms, and a focus on growing the game through youth activities, connecting with social players, and growing club membership and club players.
Calling for nominations is an annual event. Under the constitution board members retire by rotation. A retiring board member is entitled to stand provided he or she does not exceed the maximum duration as provided in the constitution. In 2020 Clare Coles will be retiring and due to business/work commitments will not be re-standing. Earlier this year Jane Stearns resigned for personal reasons. Jane advised the Board when first elected she would dedicate 3 years to the board and then move on. Both Clare’s and Jane’s contributions have been significant.
We are now calling for nominations to fill two vacancies on the board. We welcome applications from anyone interested in contributing to the future of the game, from beginner to international player, from social player to club and tournament player. The board is fortunate to have a number of well qualified people who will continue to serve. We do not want to inhibit interest but the skills that would be beneficial to the Board in our current phase are marketing and public relations experience; experience in technology development and digital platforms; and/or an understanding or involvement in the sport and/or active recreation sector. The ability to think strategically with in a team environment would be beneficial.
If you are interested in helping govern the game, contributing to the future of the game but want to talk to someone before committing yourself please feel free to call Allan Morris on 021 909231.
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