ON LINE PAIRS BRIDGE FOR NEW ZEALAND PLAYERS

Thanks to Aucklanders, Patrick Carter and Sylvester Riddell, there is at least one opportunity per day to play in a shortish 12 board Pairs session involving New Zealand players. You must have a partner with a BBO log-in.

BASIC DIRECTIONS

Log into BBO before 7:30 pm, and select Competitive and then All Tournaments.  Look for a tournament named "AKBC Trial" or similar.  It should be hosted by Trick13.

PLAY BRIDGE, Remotely And Competitively, With Your Friends

While you’re all stuck at home, far away from your regular Bridge partners, it doesn’t mean that you can’t play bridge with them in a fun way, that replicates the excitement and dynamics of a real live face-to-face game.

The Duplicate mode in iBridgePlus enables you to easily coordinate a game of bridge with your friends. It brings a new dimension to your regular group, by enabling you to compete against one another instead of playing with each other.

Benefits:

The Club is closed until further notice

Paraparaumu Bridge Club Inc.

In the light of the deteriorating situation, all play is suspended until further notice.

Following instructions from NZ Bridge which has recommended that all clubs in our region close down from Monday 23 March we have decided to proactively close the club forthwith.

This decision has been taken acknowledging the fact that one member from the Lower Hutt club probably has the virus, and the speed with which the virus can be spread once a base has been established. We are also aware that our club has a high proportion of members in the highest risk category. 

The decision will be reviewed on a weekly basis but it seems unlikely that we will be re-opening the club soon.  The Ministry of Health and medical professionals advise that the best way to avoid contracting the disease is to practice social distancing. Obviously this decision is not just to protect our members but also to play our part as responsible citizens in slowing the spread of the virus in our community. 

Trevor Smith will contact clubs advising that the tournament scheduled for Sunday 29 March has been cancelled. Our next tournament is on 17 May and, by then, we will have a much better idea of the situation.

This also means that the lessons scheduled to start on 20 April will not take place. Any queries and possible enrolments will become contacts for next year. 

We will keep you in touch with all developments as they unfold. We are sorry to have to suspend operations but may well prefer to be overcautious than to look back and wish we had acted sooner.

We wish everyone a safe passage through what will be a difficult time.

Very best wishes

Tony Davies

President