After a 7 year gap ... Tokoroa are returning to the tournament scene. They host a round of the popular Waikato Area Pairs series (The WAPS) on Sunday 30 July. It is a walk-in event - arrive between 9.30 to 9.45 to be guaranteed a place. The cost for a day's bridge is just $10. Their club is at the Tokoroa Club, Chamber St, Tokoroa. Play will be in the Red Room on the first floor. There is a flight of stairs and no lifts. The Tok Club are offering a WAP lunch menu at $12. Choose from: Ham steak/fish and chips/chicken schnitzel - all served with fries and salad.

Usually the WAPS are not open to the BOP clubs. However, on this occasion a special dispensation has been given and EVERYONE is welcome to attend this heat and welcome Tokoroa Bridge Club back to the tournament fold.

Billets are available to those travelling from further afield. Contact Gary and Jude Cuttriss on 022 365 3295

Support them if you can - they look forward to greeting you.

Babich NZ Wide Pairs 2016

Babich NZ Wide Pairs 2016

It was fantastic to have 6 tables at the Babich NZ Wide Pairs in Tokoroa on 4 november. Thank you so much Putaruru for joining in.
It was a very enjoyable evening. Congratulations to Warren Wilton, Graeme Farrow, Allen & Helen Cant for each gaining an A point for coming first in Tokoroa. Warren & Graeme were the overall top pair from Tokoroa ending up in position 121 out of 998 pairs. Well done!
Congratulations also to Jenni Douglas & Chris Yukich who won themselves a couple of bottles of Babich wine for being the pair whose score ended up the closest to 50%. A lovely surprise.


They may not have won on the night in the Tokoroa heat of the NZ Wide Babich Pairs - but their consistency has paid off! Jenni Douglas and Chris Yukich scored 52.08% on the night at the club. Put into the mix of the wider field of almost 1000 pairs and their score dropped. Not usually good news, but for them it took them to 50.01% which means they share the prize for the pair closest to 50% with a Te Awamutu pair. Their wine packs from the sponsor Babich will be winging their way to them.

Ngutuwera Shield

and the Winner of the Ngutuwera Shield is .......... TOKOROA!

The Annual Team event was held on wednesday 19 october in Tokoroa.
Putaruru versus Tokoroa. It was a very enjoyable evening.
A BIG THANK YOU to Ross Provan from Putaruru for showing us how the Sillick Shuffle movement can be used in a Team Event. This way we all got to play all of the opposition's players. Thank you to everyone who participated and thanks to the Tokoroa members who provided a yummy supper. Another fun night!


Congratulations to Susan and Ross Provan seen here collecting their prize for finishing the top junior pair at Matamata's Intermediate tournament.
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A stunning 56% followed by a 52% in the afternoon saw the couple finish in 11th place overall in a tough field of 36 pairs. Congratulations to them both!

Cambridge Sixes - 3rd place for our intermediate pair

Cambridge Sixes - 3rd place for our intermediate pair

Congratulations to Gary Cuttriss and Graeme Farrow. The intermediate pair came 3rd place at the Cambridge Sixes event. Competing with 41 other pairs. Well done guys!!

Cambridge Sixes -Tokoroa Tribe

Cambridge Sixes -Tokoroa Tribe

Our Entry, the "Tokoroa Tribe" A very enjoyable and entertaining event held on 13 aug at Karapiro. A full house hosting 42 teams i.e 63 tables. A great effort by the Cambridge Bridge Club. Many thanks to Chris Yukich for sorting out our awesome costumes.


Many Congratulations to Willy and Graeme. Their success continued in the WAP series today in the final round in Hamilton. Winning top non-open pair in the heat itself, this confirmed their position as the top non-open pair for the entire series. They outstripped the intermediate/intermediate field and were warmly applauded as they received their prizes today.


Pub Charity LogoPub Charity Logo
The recent grant application by the Putaruru Bridge Club has been approved by Pub Charities allowing the club to go forward with modernisation by purchasing electronic scoring equipment for their club. Pub Charities assist many community organisations and they are known for their generosity in the bridge community. Their donation means BridgeMates will soon be in use at the club bringing all the benefits of enhanced scoring, touch of a button results and the ability for members to view their results in detail to see why boards are good or bad as an aid to improving play.


Congratulations to Warren and Bob on two fabulous rounds at the Te Awamutu Restriced landing them a place on the podium in third today. Also congratulations to Putaruru's Anne Patching and Rosemary Ward finishing Top EW in the afternoon session.