Thank you, Elspeth!

On Thursday night the club recognised one of our longest serving committee members, Elspeth Goodrick, thanking her for her time on the committee, and the many years during which has served as treasurer and auditor. Elspeth can’t remember exactly how many years she has held these posts, but her time on the committee goes back the early 90s (she started young).

Rotorua Bridge Club is lucky to have the services of members like Elspeth, who work efficiently behind the scenes to ensure the club runs smoothly, and at this time as she is standing down, would like to show appreciation for all her hard work.

NZ Wide Pairs – 2 November

The Babich NZ Wide pairs is being held on Friday 2 November. We aim to start at 6.30pm with a light meal, nibbles and a free glass of wine. Bridge starts at 7.30pm. The same pre-dealt hands are played at all clubs. You need to come with a partner and you will receive a booklet at the end of play …

Read more

Ib Thulin 2018

A very enjoyable day was had by all on Sunday, playing in the Ib Thulin Rotorua handicap tournament, for club members only. The event was won comfortably by our UK imports Chris and Angela Overton, with Neil and Mary Dravitski winning the raw competition. Neil and Mary were second on handicap with Margie Robbie and Marie Milsum coming third. Well done to all placegetters! A huge thanks to James Twist from Craig Investment Partners for their ongoing sponsorship.

winners ib thulin

Winners Chris and Angela Overton with James Twist from Craigs Investment Partners.

Ruth – NZ Bridge Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Ruth Lewis, who has very deservedly been named as NZ Bridge’s Volunteer of the Month for August 2018.

Ruth has been a member of the Rotorua Bridge Club for well over thirty years. During that time she was on the committee for nearly thirty years including two terms as President, has directed Wednesday night bridge and took the beginners’ lessons for ten years.
Ruth is probably best known throughout the North Island as the organiser of Rotorua Bridge Club’s Christmas tournament which had been extraordinarily popular for seventeen years. With her band of elves, they create a Christmas extravaganza which includes the finest Christmas quilts, glorious decorations, a delicious Christmas dinner and generous prizes. There is often a waiting list to fill the 39 tables available for players of all grades.
However, her quiet commitment to dealing boards for all the events at the club is remarkable. Week in week out, for approximately 14 years the boards are ready for each session regardless of whether Ruth is away on holiday or has family commitments.
It is people like Ruth Lewis who ensure a club functions well and has events of which we can be proud, so it is great that the club can show her some recognition in this way.

Interclub Teams 2018

The BOP Interclub teams, played for the Ib Thulin Shield, took place on Saturday at Rotorua, and was a very enjoyable day. Six clubs from the Bay of Plenty took part – Rotorua, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Whakatane, Te Puke and Taupō, each with teams of Open, Intermediate and Junior players, thus giving players of varying experience the chance to represent …

Read more

Rotorua 5A Open Pairs 23rd June 2018

Rotorua players showed a lot of flair in our recent Open Pairs although unfortunately the top prize eluded the local pairs. Wendy Blackman & Elspeth Goodrick won a session prize, as did Tom Henwood & Tom Winiata and Pam & Ian Moore. The top local pair were Pam & Ian Moore who were 3rd overall and won the Marg Angus …

Read more

2018 Bridge Lessons

Beginners’ bridge lessons are coming up soon. Have you spoken with all those acquaintances and friends who have expressed an interest? Start your arm-twisting now! The lessons start Wednesday 2 May 7 – 9pm. $60 for ten lessons (and continuing play for 2018), $100 for 2 people. Email rotoruacontractbridgeclub@xtra.co.nz or phone Gill 07 346 2911 or Roger 07 348 5995 …

Read more

Kelly Peirse Teams

The Kelly Peirse Tournament held on Saturday 17 March was a great success. There was a full house for the event and it attracted a very strong field, with players travelling from all over the North Island to take part. The overall winners were the team from Auckland comprising Michael Ware, Matt Brown, Jeter Liu and George Sun. In second …

Read more