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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)

Learn Bridge
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.

Playing Sessions
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.

 

More Rotorua success

Congratulations to Pam Moore and Marie Milsum who came third in the 3A Ladies Tournament in Tauranga on Wednesday - with an average of over 61%!


BOP Teams win for Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Teams Tournament was held at Rotorua Club on Sunday 26 July. We had a great day particularly since Rotorua came first overall - read more here


Bridge lessons

We will be offering two options for bridge lessons this year:
Wednesdays 7.00 - 9.30pm from 2 September
Fridays 10.00am – 12.30pm from 4 September.
Cost is $60 for 12 lessons and includes summer bridge play over 2020/2021, and if you bring a friend to create your own partnership it is $100 for 2 people.
Please contact Val 07 347 1713 or Marie 027 427 5727 to sign up or for more information.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in learning bridge please spread the word – word of mouth is often the best marketing tool for attracting new players.


Upcoming events

• Pot luck Welcome dinner 5 August cancelled and a 1 day pairs competition instead. We have decided to have a Spring Fling evening on 7 October and to include our mid-lesson learners.
• Sunday 6 September: A club Spring Clean day – we need club members to help with spring cleaning outside and tidy-up inside.
• Ib Thulin Club Tournament: Sunday 16 August Handicap Tournament for Club members only
• Rotorua Restricted Tournament: Saturday 12 September. Entries now open on-line or you can enter at the club.
More details here


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