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.
Covid Alert Level 2
Based on advice from NZ Bridge, all sessions of bridge will recommence starting Thursday 18 Feb. Please re-confirm with your partners and follow the safety protocols listed on the NZ Bridge website https://www.nzbridge.co.nz/blog/7164/Covid-19-_--Advisory.
Beginner and refresher lessons
The club is running 2 sets of beginner lessons this year, starting Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 March. We are also running weekend refresher lessons, which are ideal for people coming back after a break or just wanting to improve their play. There will be four lessons at the following times:
Saturday and Sunday 13/14 February 2:30 – 4:30
Saturday and Sunday 6/7 March 2:30 – 4:30
Cost is only $5 a lesson.
Full details on all lessons here.
Our first tournament of the year is the Kelly Peirse Teams on 20 March. Details on these and more here.
The Christmas Tournament was a great success. Congratulations to winners Michael Curry and Christine Gibbons! Photos and report here