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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 lessons on Wednesday 7 pm to 9 pm.

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

The Lessons programme begins in April and continues each week. It includes both playing and practise sessions. Participants are then invited to join the Junior Division to play in weekly supervised competition each Wednesday evening.

Please 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


Peter Hall, DF Transales, sponsor of the
Otago Swiss Pairs Tournament

  • TEAMS 2023: Enter above by 3rd February.
  • 2023 Lessons start Wed 22 March. Enrol online. All enquiries to tutor Matt Blakeley (

    The Government advised that the Traffic Light Orange Alert Level for the whole country ceased from 13th September 2022. This change removes the requirement to wear masks in most situations but advice says that masks should be worn:
    "if you are of higher risk from severe illness" and
    "in crowded places with people nearby"
    We advocate for mask wearing at the Club but respect your personal decision to wear or not wear a mask.
    Advice to members is simply: Follow the Ministry Guidelines:
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  • How to enter Tournaments via the NZBridge site (PDF download)