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.
The club has been saddened by the news of Tom Winiata’s passing. He was a member of the Rotorua bridge club for over 30 years, a brilliant bridge player who represented New Zealand and a bridge partner to many of our players in various tournaments over the years. He and Tom Henwood, his more recent regular tournament partner, have represented Waikato Bays in the Inter-Provincials over the last few years. Tom was highly respected as both a bridge player and a gentleman. There is more information on Tom on the Waikato Bays website.
Upcoming events and news
We need more entries for the Babich NZ Wide pairs. More information on this and other upcoming events here
Christmas Tournament 5 December
Always a fun, enjoyable tournament with great prizes and many entries. You can now enter online. Be in early in case tournament-starved bridge players enter in droves. More info here