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. See the beginners’ page for more information about learning bridge. Click here to find out what players enjoy most about 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.
Rotorua Christmas Tournament
This popular tournament was a great success again this year. Congratulations to winning pair Liz Wilcox from the Rotorua club and brother Michael from Kairangi!
Full report and photos here.
Prizegiving & AGM
The Prizegiving and AGM were held on Tursday 23 November. Check out a gallery of the prizewinners here.
Latest newsletter here, with news on tournaments, lessons and other upcoming events.
Working Bee 2023
A small army of members met at the club on Sat 26 Oct participating in a spring clean of our clubrooms; windows, bathrooms, kitchen, bins - pretty much everything were washed and Ruth and Jodi lined up the tables in a truly impressive formation. You will notice red dots on the skirtings underneath the windows, indicating table positions / spacing. A morning tea spread, fit for royalty was enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone attending, also those who were unable to attend Sat but volunteered to complete their chores at a time fitting with their schedules. It is heartwarming to see so many of the members putting in the effort.