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Welcome

Otago Bridge Club is one of the oldest in New Zealand, established in 1936. We moved to our present clubrooms in Otaki Street in 1975, where we have three spacious and comfortable playing rooms, with a large kitchen and bar, which provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for bridge players of all standards. Members range from teenagers to nonagenarians, and we cater to all players from those looking for their first introductory lesson, to those wishing to test their skills against Grand Masters, National Champions and international representatives.

Younger players will enjoy the strong University student presence, while the more mature will be pleased with the Club’s comfortable rooms, high standards of behaviour and daytime games. Visitors are welcome.

The Otago Bridge Club is affiliated with Otago Southland Regional Bridge➶.

Programme

At present the Club runs in 4 divisions: Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open. In addition we run 24-board Teams matches with around 30 teams participating on alternate Mondays, a Women’s Pairs event is held on alternate Wednesday afternoons, and duplicate pairs every Friday. Table Money for these events is $7 per player. Casual events may be held at weekends during the winter months. The Club also has a vigorous educational programme: teaching classes for beginners, introductory lectures for novices and practice sessions for improvers.

Full programme details

Lessons

We run two sets of lessons concurrently and learners can attend either or both.

Wednesday 7 pm to 9 pm.

Friday 10 am to 12 nn.

The cost for the series of lessons is $50 per participant.

The Lessons programme usually begins in the last week of February and continues each week until the end of June and includes both playing and practise sessions. Participants are then invited to join the Junior Division to play in weekly supervised competition each Wednesday evening.

If you wish to pre-enrol or be added to the mailing list for the next set of lessons please follow the link below.

More details and enrolment form

Club rooms and hire

Our club rooms are at 100 Otaki Street, Dunedin. See map

The rooms or complete building are available for hire at very reasonable rates for weddings, parties, anniversaries, other clubs and conferences; contact Judy Russell (Ph: 454-4322, Mobile 027-454-4323, Email russellfam2002@yahoo.com.au) or Amanda Inwood Phone 0273 106 902 for details.



 

NOTICES:
  • Now that it is clear Covid restrictions of some sort are here to stay we have decided that we will try to resurrect the remains of the 2021 programme for November and December. Junior and Intermediate Divisions will not play the Teams night scheduled for the 17th November but instead play the President's pairs on the 3, 10 and 17 November followed by the Christmas pairs as in the original schedule. Senior and Open will play both three night matches as originally scheduled.
  • We would also like to play one last round of teams in order to complete a full round robin. We are very conscious that resuming an existing competition may put pressure on some people to play who would rather not do so. To try to alleviate this a little, we have decided that the different sections will play on different nights in order to avoid any crowding at the Club. Also we should be more flexible about Teams using substitutes if they are needed. No member should feel obliged to play against their will.
  • Championship section Nov 1
  • Gold section Nov 15
  • Silver Section Nov 29
  • The Fire Service's Collection Bin will remain at the Club for the rest of this week to receive your donations to the Food Bank.
  • Bridge under level 2 Covid - we are now running regular sessions on Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening and Friday daytime.
  • Please try to follow the guidelines below in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.
    1. If you are at all unwell STAY HOME and keep safe.
    2. Please sign in on the Covid app at the Club. We will have a record of attendance but signing in cuts the delay in the Ministry of Health getting the data and we know Delta works fast.
    3. Since we are not a public venue, mask wearing is strongly advised but not legally required.
    4. Similarly distancing is not a legal requirement for us but the same advice is offered as in other spaces so please take care and try to avoid crowding others - the advice is to keep one metre from people you do not know at the Club, especially if you choose not to wear a mask.
  • See X-club results by clicking on this link➶. This is for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions.
  • How to enter Tournaments via the NZBridge site (PDF download)





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