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.
Rubber bridge competition
The Dan Gifford Rubber Bridge competition is coming up. Waikato-Bays have a good record in this competition, and there was an influx of new entries last year. It would be great to see more Rotorua players enter this year - More info here. Before the first round, a seminar will be held on 8 April in Putaruru, free to those entering the competition, to help explain rubber tactics. Be in to take the chance to enjoy this fun and interesting form of the game!
Coming up on 23rd March is the first round of TWITS - this sounds like a great fun event to be involved in, so check this out and get a team together - more info here.
Tournament successes for locals
At the recent Mt Maunganui multi-grade Neil and Mary Dravitzki finished third in the Open/Intermediate section. In the Taupo Intermediate Mark Bendall and Leonie Pritchard finished 6th, while Paul Rogers and Suellyn Caudwell won a session.
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.
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.