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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)
Learn Bridge
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.
stu-adPlaying Sessions
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.

 

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.

Remember your GPS to succeed at Bridge

Two keen Rotorua pairs headed to Te Awamutu Bridge Club on Saturday to play in their restricted tournament. Unfortunately, Neil and Mary took a wrong turning on the way over and arrived late.Then Colleen and Heini got lost on the way home adding an hour to their trip in the storm. In typical, positive Colleen style-she said she enjoyed the stunning sight of the Mormon Chapel "Temple View" all lit up against the dark sky.
However, both pairs had a successful day: Colleen Allen and Heini Lux 5th overall and Mary and Neil Dravitzki won a session. Imagine their success if their GPS was tuned in!


Improve your defence-when to play trumps & hold-up play

Nearly 30 players turned up for the first defence lessons. The second lesson is on Tuesday 29th May 7.00-8.30pm and covers when to play trumps and when to hold up your high cards. Remember to come with or without a partner and improve your defence skills. Details here


Success in Hamilton

Well done to Kathryn Morgan and Carola Gohring who came second in the Hamilton Novice tournament on 1 May with 70.83%!


Big win for Mary in Wellington

Congratulations to Mary Dravitzki on winning the Intermediate Teams at the Wellington Congress! Neil has written this report about the event - Read more


2018 Beginners' Lessons

These lessons are starting on Wednesday 2 May. We know that word of mouth is the best recruitment tool. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to come and give it a go! More details here


Time change

The start time for the Friday BYO Lunch sessions has changed. It has now reverted to the original start time of 10.30am. The drop-in bridge is unchanged.


Remember your GPS to succeed at Bridge

Two keen Rotorua pairs headed to Te Awamutu Bridge Club on Saturday to play in their restricted tournament. Unfortunately, Neil and Mary took a wrong turning on the way over and arrived late.Then Colleen and Heini got lost on the way home adding an hour to their trip in the storm. In typical, positive Colleen style-she said she enjoyed the stunning sight of the Mormon Chapel "Temple View" all lit up against the dark sky.
However, both pairs had a successful day: Colleen Allen and Heini Lux 5th overall and Mary and Neil Dravitzki won a session. Imagine their success if their GPS was tuned in!


Improve your defence-when to play trumps & hold-up play

Nearly 30 players turned up for the first defence lessons. The second lesson is on Tuesday 29th May 7.00-8.30pm and covers when to play trumps and when to hold up your high cards. Remember to come with or without a partner and improve your defence skills. Details here


Success in Hamilton

Well done to Kathryn Morgan and Carola Gohring who came second in the Hamilton Novice tournament on 1 May with 70.83%!


Big win for Mary in Wellington

Congratulations to Mary Dravitzki on winning the Intermediate Teams at the Wellington Congress! Neil has written this report about the event - Read more


2018 Beginners' Lessons

These lessons are starting on Wednesday 2 May. We know that word of mouth is the best recruitment tool. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to come and give it a go! More details here


Time change

The start time for the Friday BYO Lunch sessions has changed. It has now reverted to the original start time of 10.30am. The drop-in bridge is unchanged.


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