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.
Ib Thulin Tournament
Sunday 14th August. This is a great tournament for members of all grades to participate in, with both Raw and Handicap prizes. It is open to Rotorua members only - a once a year opportunity to get together as a club, enjoy a wonderful day of comradery and competitive banter. The poster is here, and list for entries is on our Club Notice Board, or you can email Margie to enter, firstname.lastname@example.org
For July Newsletter, click here.
15A National Teams
The 15A National Teams, was concluded over 2 days on 2-3 July. Congratulations to the winning team consisting of : Malcolm Mayer Jeremy Fraser-Hoskin, Geo Tislevoll, Grant Jarvis. Wonderful experience for all participants with outstanding organisation and refreshments provided by RBC, especially taking into account the short notice. For full results, click here.
Monday Evening Bridge
We have an enthusiastic group of newer members attending these sessions. As the evening was always deemed to be a training/learning session with scoring not being the objective, it has been decided to continue with this session each week under the tuition of Val, and her able assistant Christine de Vries. This session has grown to three tables of players, and time is spent reviewing chosen boards at the end of the session. If you feel you would like to join these sessions you are very welcome.