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The Bridge Zone

The game we know as Contract Bridge departed from 'whist' with the creation of 'Biritch' (or Russian Whist) in the 19th century, and evolved through the late 19th and early 20th centuries to form the present game. The Bridge Zone is a new radio show and podcast encouraging fellow Bridge players to share the passion that enthusiasts have in playing this challenging game.

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The Bridge Zone - 12-12-2018
This Week... Directors, squeezes, points systems, weak and strong no trumps, sacrificing and being a little forgiving and caring to new players.
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The Bridge Zone - 04-12-2018
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.
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The Bridge Zone - 28-11-2018
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.
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The Bridge Zone - 21-11-2018
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.
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The Bridge Zone - 14-11-2018
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.
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The Bridge Zone - 07-11-2018
This Week... - Babich pairs winners - Interview Hugh McGann - Irish International - Ed Roggeveen TOPS director
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The Bridge Zone - 31-10-2018
This Week... Why join a bridge club? And a look at transfers... what are they?
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The Bridge Zone - 24-10-2018
This Week... Hamilton and Otago Southland Labour Weekend Congress Wrap Up – Ryan SONG – Smolen – Points Smoints – Exclusive Blackwood – Chocolate Eclairs – Food at the Bridge Table – Flowers – Postcard from Scotland – John McAlister – Double Dummy – and To bid or not to Bid; Sacrifice is the subject
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The Bridge Zone - 17-10-2018
This Week... No Trumps 5 Card Major Congress Aces Postcard from Scotland Zia Again Bridge Report Herman Yuan MZ Youngest Directors Waikato Bridge Club NZ Team Trails For China
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The Bridge Zone - 10-10-2018
This Week... National Congress wrap up Rubber bridge competition Interviews winners of Congress events
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The Bridge Zone - 03-10-2018
This Week... NZ Bridge 33rd Congress Winners Youth Novice Open Teams Pairs
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The Bridge Zone - 26-09-2018
This Week... Novice tournaments, Paul Marston
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The Bridge Zone - 19-09-2018
This Week... Karen Martiletti, Postcard From Scotland, Master Points, Handicaps, Congress, Provincial Life Grand Masters, Inequality Stats
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The Bridge Zone - 12-09-2018
This Week... Balancing – Stayman Tips – Waikato Swiss Pairs – Jonathan Westoby – Rules – 7/11/20/Jenny – Maori Language Week
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The Bridge Zone - 05-09-2018
This Week... An interview with Alister Stuck, postcard from Scotland, Orlando World Champs
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The Bridge Zone - 29-08-2018
This Week... Brad Johnston Gold Medalist NZ Youth.
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The Bridge Zone - 22-08-2018
This Week... Samantha Punch a professor of sociology on the subject of a PhD study of Bridge
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This programme is sponsored by:
NZ Bridge Inc

Official umbrella organisation for Bridge clubs around New Zealand. The show is also supported by Hamilton Contract Bridge Club.
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