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The Bridge Zone - 23-09-2020( 0:27:53)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 9/23/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 16-09-2020( 0:28:9)       
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Migraines and medicine – the new Regulations are doing our heads in.
Published: 9/16/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 09-09-2020( 0:27:58)       
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Twits, twats and twots – call the appeals advisor.
Published: 9/9/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 02-09-2020( 0:27:19)       
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Wrinkle Cream and Bridge... smother it on. What's the connection?
Published: 9/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 26-08-2020( 0:26:57)       
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Blood on the floor — Do the maths — What are you waiting for...?
Published: 8/26/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 19-08-2020( 0:26:20)       
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Undies Undies, Togs Togs and Parachutes... Yes. It’s the Bridge Zone.
Published: 8/19/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-08-2020( 0:28:13)       
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Are you loose, a fudger, a deviant? We talk about the Gold Coast being cancelled and the Canberra Congresses under review. Our Congress was going full steam ahead... numbers were looking good... then... lockdown!
Published: 8/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 05-08-2020( 0:28:33)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 8/5/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 29-07-2020( 0:27:32)       
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National Congress - we talk about the changes of the programme; accommodation in Cambridge; Larry Cohen, check out his website - Bridge with Larry Cohen; Maze Balls; Judge Julie talks about psychs; That hurt my heart!; How do you dig yourselves out of the trenches when things are going South; Results... Matamata Open and Christchurch Teams
Published: 7/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-07-2020( 0:28:20)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 7/22/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 15-07-2020( 0:28:11)       
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What is the link between Bridge and Ballet?; New Plymouth features in a Road Trip; whitebait fritters anyone; North Shore to Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wanganui and back to Auckland; tip of the week – it’s all about percentages; our guest interview this week is Bridge expert Larry Cohen; hear how COVID 19 is impacting Larry and general Bridge in the USA; tournament results; Judge Julie
Published: 7/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-07-2020( 0:28:25)       
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Isolation closes down National Congress’s normal venue; Richard Solomon shares a smidgen of info with us that it will continue; Larry Cohen joins the Bridge Zone; plenty of people playing Bridge this weekend; Judge Julie rules on 1NT – off shape – with a singleton; read up on the new manual that came out in May 12; Nigella calls in... from Porirua
Published: 7/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-07-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Published: 7/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-06-2020( 0:28:30)       
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This Week... Singing Happy Birthday... our 100th episode – it’s here! Welcome Alan Morris, Alan shares with us what’s been happening within NZ Bridge; We agree – the Bridge World is envious of us; Judge Julie racks 50+ shows; Dunno makes its debut; join us in the celebration of the 100th show with caller #3; Spa Town Teams in Hamilton and Wellington 10A
Published: 6/24/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 17-06-2020( 0:28:31)       
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Tears on the Bridge Zone; the electronic movement is making itself know – some Bridge Clubs and The Co-operative Bank are reducing their footprint on legal tender; Hamilton Bridge Club is making available Breakfast before Bridge on Friday morning; Wayne Burrows shares a moment in his Bridge Life and how he coped with personal tragedy; Judge Julie rules on hesitation, her preferred form of exercise and potentially screaming Directors - psychology degrees? We welcome Alan Morris next week and Barry steals a tip from Bob H.
Published: 6/17/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-06-2020( 0:28:30)       
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This Week... the countdown is on… to our 100th show (we have a special guest getting primed to share the milestone with us); we announce the name of our new segment of The Bridge Zone; Spa Town Teams; Anna Kalma; Judge Julie; fantastic news - Auckland Bridge Club , BBO and Patrick’s last hoorah; Wayne Burrows; our tip of the week.
Published: 6/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-06-2020( 0:28:12)       
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100 podcasts coming up... what a special milestone, thank you Bridge Zone followers – and a huge High Five to NZ Bridge, you rock! Can we crash BBO? Auckland Social Distance Teams; the Take Out Double; Judge Julie – lead your partners’ suit! Bridge world, thoughts and experiences; tournaments may be coming to Hamilton Bridge Club
Published: 6/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-05-2020( 0:26:50)       
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This Week... The Seven Dwarfs (or some of them) get a mention on the Bridge Zone; Judge Julie is in the house – Alerting, Hand evaluation, Weak 2’s, lessons, presentations; Socialisation, playing or director, misclicks, BBO chat, CAPITALS is shouting, undo’s; the Litmus test; Barry gets the sack as a Director on BBO; Wikipedia and Patrick Carter – that Knighthood must be in the pipeline.
Published: 5/27/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-05-2020( 0:28:33)       
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North Island Pairs, NZB and Hamilton are considering continuing with the event, Dependant upon the COVID restrictions this may go ahead; we talk about numbers, distancing, and very important... lunch; New Zealand Bridge and the Australian Bridge Federation has approached WBF about the two majors tournaments set down for 2021, the Worlds and the Men’s, Women’s and Senior events; we talk gloating or not, holding space for your partner who is offline when registering on BBO; Cynthia Claytoms quizes have a good following.
Published: 5/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 13-05-2020( 0:26:56)       
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Published: 5/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 06-05-2020( 0:28:8)       
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Published: 5/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 29-04-2020( 0:26:32)       
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Published: 4/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-04-2020( 0:28:1)       
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This Week... Zoom Pub Quizes; Barry Jones and Donald Trump; Judge Julie rules on gloating, alerts, chatting and possibility of gaining masterpoints; security whilst playing on line and ethical behaviour; Easter memories; playing Bridge on line.
Published: 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM
The Bridge Zone - 15-04-2020( 0:27:24)       
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This Week... Have you experienced some hilarious moments? Our fabulous Judge Julie returns to the show - the Judge and Bailiff have been very busy providing Bridge to us Kiwis; Alan Morris confirms a Club Health Check will be sent to all Clubs - Testing the waters on how they are faring during the Level 4 lockdown (please go onto NZB website to read the full version); we chat about 1NT, suggestions when doubled, if you double Opps 1NT, interference; and balancing – who, what, when, why and how; catch you on BBO!
Published: 4/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-04-2020( 0:27:57)       
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Thanks a bunch to Auckland Bridge Club and Patrick and Julie; starting the wave of BBO sessions for our fellow bridge addicts; tournaments cancelled; BBO – Bridge Base Online; is it naughty to keep on travelling outside your local bigger bubble? (spoiler - YES!); Weak 2’s and Pre-empts; It’s all about system cards; STATS – Wahoo... 6414 podcast downloads!
Published: 4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-04-2020( 0:25:9)       
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The Bridge Zone Never Sleeps... BBO Bridge; thanks to Auckland Bridge Club for hosting 2 sessions a day - join in on the sessions 1.30pm and 7.30pm every day.
Published: 4/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-03-2020( 0:28:21)       
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Published: 3/25/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 18-03-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Published: 3/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-03-2020( 0:28:9)       
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Published: 3/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-03-2020( 0:28:42)       
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Published: 3/4/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 26-02-2020( 0:28:24)       
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This Week... Gold Coast Congress (Aussie Open) – results, how many kiwis are there?; Judge Julie; Cards for Africa; Laurie Kelso; Australian Bridge National Events Co-ordinator with Matthew McManus; Chief Director – Victorian Bridge; World Bridge Federation connected; Tim Runting – Gold Coast Congress Convenor, chess.
Published: 2/26/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 19-02-2020( 0:28:24)       
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Published: 2/19/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 12-02-2020( 0:27:12)       
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This Week... It’s a numbers show today; Rotorua teams – Grand slams for Africa at Rotorua – wow – plenty to be had there; Forcing Bids – Game force is game force – Support with support; Gold Coast Congress; Waihi All Grades March 14 – first cab off the rank for the new Restricted League; Team mates announced for the Mixed Teams going to Italy - Welcome Sam and Jo Simpson; Postcard from Scotland – Sam Punch – Keep Bridge Alive Pro Am is next weekend in London; Judge Julie – here’s looking at you darling – apple pie; Tip of the week – at the 5 level – no wrinkles here.
Published: 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 05-02-2020( 0:26:10)       
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This Week... NZ Mixed teams off to Salsomaggiore, Italy... Team Carter did it – they are off to Pizza land in August – thanks to Christchurch Bridge who hosted the event. Jenny and Julie will be tasting some beautiful Italian medicine and coffee; lesson season is about to start – Tutor, Sally Whittaker, Te Awamutu Bridge Club; Kelly Peirce Teams at Rotorua
Published: 2/5/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 29-01-2020( 0:28:0)       
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This Week... Bullet dodging; Tauranga Mini Congress Results; Christchurch – Mixed Team Trials; Restricted Grade and Handicap Systems; Tip of the week from the Book of the month – Winning NT leads; The first three Grand Masters in NZ; Stupid Questions
Published: 1/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 22-01-2020( 0:27:57)       
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This Week... Climate Change; Playing On-line – it’s not like the real thing... is it?; Tauranga this weekend... no more bets – all sold out, they have a full house... wonder if The Extremes are putting in cameo appearance; Canberra Results – Kiwis clash – The Don vs The Jacobs team; WADA – World Anti-Doping Agency 2020 prohibited list of banned pills and juices are out (Pickle Juice is safe – it didn’t make the list); Cue bids and splinters chats are coming; Judge Julie – asking, alerting, no secrets at the Bridge table; When will we ever learn?; Waitemata 5A – Results.
Published: 1/22/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 15-01-2020( 0:27:48)       
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This Week... What an awesome effort – Tauranga Bridge Club; Mereana is the Queen of the game Beetle; Barry Blows; how do you get un-rusty after having a fair break from playing Bridge (some things to consider when getting back into the game); Judge Julie recommendations this week.
Published: 1/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 08-01-2020( 0:28:51)       
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This Week... Gobstoppers; 52nd Australian Youth Bridge Championships, Ibis Eaglehawk, Canberra; Upcoming tournaments – Thames Festival of Summer, Tauranga, Anniversary Weekend; New gradings are out; Funbridge; I share a woe story; Interference or no interference; Be BOLD; Tips from the Book of the week; Leading against No Trumps.
Published: 1/8/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 01-01-2020( 0:28:47)       
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Published: 1/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-12-2019( 0:28:9)       
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This Week... The Bridge Zone Christmas Special!
Published: 12/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 18-12-2019( 0:28:34)       
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This Week... We share some book titles that could be a good Chrissy presents; Barry has found a mountain and is sharing 10 Commandments; Wellington Christmas Cheer and Huntly Christmas Results; betting within our Bridge circle; buttons and shoes; Judge Julie; cell phones; Summer Bridge.
Published: 12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-12-2019( 0:28:47)       
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Published: 12/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
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 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 radio show and podcast encouraging fellow Bridge players to share the passion that enthusiasts have in playing this challenging game.


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