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)
There are five 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.
If you have never played bridge before but you are interested in learning, please do contact us.
We have a comprehensive programme for beginners, with bridge lessons and novice playing sessions which start in April. See the beginners’ page for more information.
Intermediate League starting up
Te Puke is hosting the first event of the of the Intermediate Championship League 2018 on Saturday 24 February. All grades apart from Open are welcome to take part. It will be lots of fun, and great friendships and partnerships emerge from these competitions. Be in quick - there are already 18+ entries in and they can only take 36!
More details here.
The opening night barbecue was a great success, with a good turnout, and an excellent meal- many thanks to Heini and helpers for the cooking - with are excellent array of salads and extras provided by club members. The evening was rounded off with some bridge to ease people into the new year's competitions.
The first tournament of the year in Rotorua will be the Kelly Peirse Teams on 17 March, details here
The way to enter tournaments has now changed. You can no longer enter through the Waikato Bays website and must use the NZ Bridge Site, or you can contact Margie Robbie and she will organise it for you. See here for the new details on how to enter.
Summer Tournament Results
Super Six Dates
The date of one of the new Social Super Six Tournaments in the programme is wrong. The first one will be on Sunday 22 April. For a full list of local event dates see here. More info later on these fun new tournaments.