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Our club is part of the global world of bridge: the websites below can help you
learn better bridge, enter tournaments online, and even play bridge internationally online.
The New Zealand Contract Bridge Assn’s website, where you can look up your masterpoints and keep up to date with national bridge news. The site lists tournaments throughout NZ, and has links to clubs and centres outside Waikato Bays.
Website for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region: you can enter the region’s tournaments online, and get links to other bridge clubs in the area.
World Bridge Federation’s site, for international bridge administration and news. (NZ is in zone 7.)
The website for New Zealand’s annual national bridge congress: you can enter online; and when the congress is on you can view results as they are posted.
New Zealand Bridge Magazine’s website, where you can read sample articles and take out a subscription online ($40 pa, six issues a year).
Australian Bridge Federation site with links for any bridge events, clubs and states in Australia.
GET BETTER AT BRIDGE
(see also our Improve Your Bridge page for more links for improvers)
For beginners and improvers: each day the site has a new problem, one for beginners and one for improvers: a painless and fun way to raise your bidding and playing skills.
Online bridge play (a free week’s trial and then $10 per month) and lessons; online shop for buying bridge books and software.
Problems galore for new and improving players and a 30-day free trial.
Richard Pavlicek’s site has been called, with justification, the best bridge website on the net. Something for all levels of player but particularly useful for improvers: his advanced lessons are free – an incredible 54 lessons online, at no charge!
FOR OPEN PLAYERS
The Australian Bridge Directors’ Association website with excellent resources for directors and senior players, and an online interactive directors’ forum.
Not just for Open players; play bridge at all levels online for free, internationally with strangers or make a date with a friend.
Netherlands-based Bridgevaria.com is an online bridge magazine for a wide audience. It contains puzzles, stories, quizzes, columns, books, tips and a lot more. Of most interest to Open or Intermediate players, with problems, hands from international competitions, and an interactive questions section.
The Times bridge column with entertaining analysis by Andrew Robson is published six days a week: columns stay online for three weeks with free access.
Surf the bridge world to your heart’s content!