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The Bridge Zone - 14-04-2021( 0:28:43)       
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A confession; Oh Nigella; and fail to plan – plan to fail!
Published: 4/14/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 07-04-2021( 0:28:36)       
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Prepare your mental toughness... Gumboots, speedos and an apology
Published: 4/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 31-03-2021( 0:27:47)       
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Toothpaste, Rosemary and Left Out.
Published: 3/31/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-03-2021( 0:28:38)       
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Balls... or the lack of them; Dodos, eagles and biscuits.
Published: 3/24/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 17-03-2021( 0:28:36)       
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Albatross, swans and moas... Plonk and winning streaks.
Published: 3/17/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-03-2021( 0:28:35)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 3/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-03-2021( 0:28:19)       
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Larry Cohen and vaccines
Published: 3/3/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 24-02-2021( 0:28:36)       
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Created by Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand
Published: 2/24/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 17-02-2021( 0:28:25)       
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Claim well, hide values and false carding. Mistake free - yeah nah.
Published: 2/17/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 10-02-2021( 0:27:25)       
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Shower witch over plonk; vacant spaces; stiff kings
Published: 2/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 03-02-2021( 0:26:54)       
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What’s in an age? Doing the right thing.
Published: 2/3/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 27-01-2021( 0:27:44)       
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No more room at the inn... What's that in your bag?
Published: 1/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 20-01-2021( 0:28:9)       
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A competition, a challenge and calendar dates. Today's episode is brought to you by the letter 'C'...
Published: 1/20/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 13-01-2021( 0:27:39)       
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When you don’t actually win... yet you do! Time, fast play and format.
Published: 1/13/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 06-01-2021( 0:28:21)       
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Quiet, hand on the Bible, focus, and plan.
Published: 1/6/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 30-12-2020( 0:28:17)       
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Balls ups, mental toughness, warm ups and shooting.
Published: 12/30/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 23-12-2020( 0:28:22)       
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Glad tidings... and cherish your partner!
Published: 12/23/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 16-12-2020( 0:28:6)       
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Speak the truth, take a chilly bin... and how to load a dishwasher.
Published: 12/16/2020 11:30:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 09-12-2020( 0:28:20)       
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Kermit hits the Bridge Zone; Judge Julie gets a gumboot.
Published: 12/9/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 02-12-2020( 0:28:7)       
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Euphoria, medication... and number plates.
Published: 12/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 25-11-2020( 0:27:42)       
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It’s a bad week at the office for the Bridge Zoners... Mereana forgot to mute her phone, Barry goes for -3400 and Judge Julie sets off security alarms!
Published: 11/25/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 18-11-2020( 0:28:19)       
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Support, substitutes and ham... What would you do without them?
Published: 11/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 11-11-2020( 0:27:39)       
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James Bond had Pussy Galore…New Plymouth Bridge Club has A Points Galore. Plymouth International Congress: 6–11 March 2021
Published: 11/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 04-11-2020( 0:28:18)       
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Le mannequin est mort – dummy is dead... et changements de notation – changes to ratings points. We're feeling very cosmopolitan this week.
Published: 11/4/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 28-10-2020( 0:28:17)       
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Cheating! There's been a reported case in New Zealand!
Published: 10/28/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 21-10-2020( 0:28:0)       
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Losers, interference... and Rule of 29!
Published: 10/21/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 14-10-2020( 0:28:14)       
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Claim or concede? Who, what, why when and how.
Published: 10/14/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 07-10-2020( 0:27:54)       
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Pianos, honeymoons, saying sorry to your partner... All in a weeks’ worth of life at the Bridge table.
Published: 10/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
The Bridge Zone - 30-09-2020( 0:27:52)       
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Idiots, survivors, grumpy Bailiff? and upset Aucklanders. We may be in trouble…
Published: 9/30/2020 8:45:00 AM
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 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.


Host: Free FM
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Language: English
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