Kia Ora and Haere Mai!
Welcome to the Rotorua Bridge Club’s website. Formed in 1955, Rotorua Bridge Club is one of the strongest bridge clubs in the region, with about 150 members ranging from novices to grandmasters.
The club is situated not far from town, in Neil Hunt Park, on Tarawera Rd, just near the Te Ngae roundabout. (See map)
If you've never played bridge and are interested in learning, Rotorua Bridge Club runs a series of lessons each year. This year's lessons began on 2 May. More information on them here. See the beginners’ page for more information about learning bridge.
There are four playing sessions each week – on Monday afternoons, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.
Visitors are always very welcome to all sessions, with the exception of team competitions, where it is often not possible to fit in an extra pair. If you’re in Rotorua alone and would like a partner, please contact a partnership steward – we can nearly always find you someone to play with. Most members use the Acol system, but Standard American is also played by some.
Improve your bridge
Novice and junior players - Here's a great chance to improve your bidding! Two nights of tuition available, see here for details
Rotorua Open Tournament
The Rotorua Open is coming up on 23 June. Get your entry in now. Details here
Outstanding Success for Intermediate Players in Open Teams !
Trish Stephens, an Open player, was joined by three intermediate players (Leonie Pritchard, Mark Bendall & Kevin Jensen) in the 4 Night Open Teams. They played brilliantly to win the event with only one loss and a draw in 8 matches. This shows the potential of players coming through which is great for the club. Leonie and Mark also won the "Point a Board" teams event earlier in the year which shows their consistency. Well done!
Rotorua Bridge Players' Success
Paul Rogers and Suellyn Caudwell played very well in the Te Puke Restricted Tournament on 26th May winning the Intermediate/Junior Section. Colleen Allen and Maureen Carter were 2nd E/W in the morning session with a very respectable 57.91%. Heini Lux and Alan Dick showed their form in the second round of the Bay Pairs held in Tauranga on Sunday. They were 2nd, their way in both sessions, and were placed 4th overall.
Rotorua Team win 3 Night Event in Matamata
The Moores and Overtons headed to Matamata for the first three Mondays in May to play in the Quilty Tray Teams. The highlight of the event was the Matamata club hosting each night with a spectacular supper. The Rotorua Team was thrilled to win this event as teams came from Tokoroa, Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Aroha.