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Hi Everyone,

Have you listened to the weekly broadcasts from Hamilton? They have lots of interesting information about what is going on in the world of Bridge, You meet and hear from local and overseas players. There are tips on how to improve your Bridge. In this week's episode, we hear about Super Social Sundays in the Wellington Region and enjoy an interview with author Paul Marston at his own club in Sydney. The link below will take you to the broadcast. Enjoy the show!

Congratulations to Willy and Graeme, Ross and Susan

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Trust Waikato Grant for Putaruru

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Hi Everyone
Trust Waikato have granted the Putaruru club $1,000 towards the cost of a new scoring computer. This will replace our 8+ year old laptop for scoring, dealing etc.

A huge thankyou to Trust Waikato for this donation, which will go a long way towards the club's future sustainability.


Putaruru and Tokoroa at the Cambridge 6's

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Both Putaruru and Tokoroa had teams at the Cambridge Sixes (with a little help from some new friends from Huntly and Waitomo).

Above are Ross, Bev, Eileen and Helen from Putaruru.

No prizes, except for in the raffle but everyone had a fun day.


Waihou Trophy Returns to Putaruru

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Last Sunday it was Waihou Trophy time again and, this year, the trophy is returning to Putaruru!
Eileen Barker and Helen Haigh were the top pair on the day with Putururu pairs occupying the top 4 spots, and no Putaruru pair scoring under 50%.

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Thanks to Matamata for being such great guests - better luck next time!


Donation of Playing Cards to Putaruru Primary School

Prompted by club member Dean Gittings, the Putaruru Club donated approximately 28 packs of playing cards to their local primary school. In response, the club received a mountain of beautiful thank you cards complete with individual messages from the pupils who made them. The players thoroughly enjoyed reading through them during their tea break.

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TOKOROA hosts the Waikato Area Pairs

WinnersWinnersA fabulous day was enjoyed by all the competitors in the fifth round of the WAPs held this weekend. The hospitality was great and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed, though the competition was keen. Tokoroa players did well, with Bob Side and Warren Wilton coming in sixth position and Graeme Farrow and Willy Ryder coming eighth, both partnerships having intermediate players. The winners for this round were Lesley Quilty and Hermanna Hemmes. Lesley and Sonia Crawford are now in first place overall.

Play Bridge - Free Beginners Lessons

Putaruru Bridge Club are offering free lessons to beginners. 10 lessons will be presented at the club rooms in Overdale Street, Putaruru on weekday evenings. Exact dates and times are negotiable depending upon responses.

More information is given on the attached flyer.

We would love to see you!

Ross Provan
Club President

Putaruru Club's Annual Tournament

On Thursday the Putaruru Club held it's annual 8B Open Pairs Tournament. The day was a great success with 42 players playing two sessions.

Congratulations to our winners as follows:

Session 1 - NS: Michael Neels and Ella Gray
Session 1 - EW: Gary Foidl and Yuzhong Chen

Session 2 - NS: Diane Emms and Jane Stearns
Session 3 - EW: Anna Kalma and Lesley Quilty

Overall Winners - Anna Kalma and Lesley Quilty