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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.


  • Bridge will resume on Wednesday evening 22nd September with further sessions on Thursday evenings and Friday daytime.From Wednesday 29 September afternoon bridge for all comers will commence and continue every week until levels change. For the moment all sessions are interdivisional and open to all members. Since the rules now allow gatherings of 100 people this should be sufficient to not require online booking before sessions.
  • 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)

Sponsor of the Otago Winter Pairs and Otago Winter Teams Tournaments

— one of our valued sponsors