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 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.
Intermediate Pairs Restricted Tournament-Hamilton
Mark Bendall & Leonie Pritchard had a very successful day in a strong field at the tournament on Saturday averaging 57.5 over the two sessions.They were 4th overall. Congratulations also to Paul Rogers and Suellynn Caudwell who won the Intermediate/Junior section. Mark and Leonie are 3rd Equal overall in the Waikato Bays Intermediate Championship League.
Bay of Plenty Teams 29th July
Twelve players have been chosen to represent our club in the BOP Teams event:
Open Team: Marie Milsum, Gill Nelson & Tom Winiata, Tom Henwood
Intermediate Team: Cathy Ward, Joyce Reid & Mark Bendall, Leonie Pritchard
Junior Team: Wendy Fraser, Christine Krampfraath & John and Vera Bush
Good luck to all the players
Rotorua Players star at Mini Moos
Sixteen keen novice players from Rotorua took part in the first Mini Moos session in Morrinsville on Sunday July 1st. Players from our club showed their skill with Carola Gohring 1st, Mareli Esterhuysen 2nd, Sharon Wilkinson 5th and Douglas Paterson 6th.
Rotorua 5A Open Pairs 23rd June 2018
Rotorua players showed a lot of flair in our recent Open Pairs although unfortunately the top prize eluded the local pairs. Wendy Blackman & Elspeth Goodrick won a session prize, as did Tom Henwood & Tom Winiata and Pam & Ian Moore. The top local pair were Pam & Ian Moore who were 3rd overall and won the Marg Angus Cup. Mairie & Matthew Bristow from Hawkes Bay won the event.
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.