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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➶.


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


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 or Amanda Inwood Phone 0273 106 902 for details.


  • The Bridge Club can operate normally if all players are vaccinated.
    A big thank you to everyone who has helped so far by letting us sight vaccination certificates and record cards. From now on after we will be requiring anyone who has not yet confirmed their vaccination status to show evidence before they can play.
  • The Teams Competition for 2022 starts on Monday 14 February. Please enter here. As before you may enter a 5-person team.
  • See X-club results by clicking on this link➶. This is for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions, but seems to have finished for 2021.
  • How to enter Tournaments via the NZBridge site (PDF download)

Sponsor of the Otago Winter Pairs and Otago Winter Teams Tournaments

— one of our valued sponsors