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. Click here to find out what players enjoy most about bridge.

Playing Sessions
There are four playing sessions each week – on Monday afternoons, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. 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.


Kelly Peirse Memorial Teams

We had a very successful teams event on 23 March with a strong field of 22 teams. The day was won by the Fisher team, and we were happy to see that the team of Rotorua players Steve and Helen Kinsey, along with Te Puke players Tina and Marcus Dudley, won the handicap prize. Thank you to all our club members who helped with food, in the kitchen, as stand-by team and with the many other jobs needed to ensure the day ran smoothly.

Workshop/Lessons Extensions

Good news! Due to the popularity and success of the summer workshops, these have now been extended. Lessons will continue for the first two Wednesdays of April and May from 10 – 12 noon: Wednesday 3rd and 10th April and Wednesday 1st and 8th May. There is a $4 table fee per session, and all new recruits and juniors are welcome to attend. A BIG THANKS to all the helpers of these sessions.

Refresher Nights

Val Honeyfield is running a series of refresher lessons on Thursday evenings. The next one is on 4 April 7.00 - 9.30pm. Any present or previous club members are welcome to attend with the only cost $4 table money. This is a good opportunity for those who haven’t played for a while to reintroduce themselves to the game. NB: This date has changed from 28 March due to the Easter weekend.

April Newsletter

Here is the April Newsletter, with news on upcoming tournaments, an article on etiquette and what's on at the club.

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