The Oamaru Bridge Club is located in the centre of Oamaru. In 1962 local bridge players wanted more than the rubber bridge played at home and decided to form the Oamaru Bridge Club. Many returned servicemen had experienced the game overseas.
The club started off with 41 members and in 1963 regular duplicate bridge was underway in Oamaru.
We became affiliated to the New Zealand Bridge Association in 1964. As the membership increased, the club had a need for its own home. Over the years several buildings were used and in 1980 the Gospel Hall was purchased and adapted to be able to play bridge in one room. Many volunteer hours were put in to achieve this. The club has been in this building until the present and is proud of this achievement.
At present we have 185 members. Our members coming from as far as: The Hakataramea Valley, Kurow, Waimate and Tokarahi. The club is strong and full of confidence for the future. This could only be done with the help of many volunteers.
|Subscription is $ 80.00.|
|Country members $ 70.00.|
|Non-Home members $ 50.00.|
|Table money is $ 2.00.|
We have 2 divisions:
|Bronze division||plays on Monday at 7.15 pm.|
|Silver division||plays on Tuesday at 7.15 pm.|
On Thursday at 7.15 pm both divisions can play with some competitions that require a bronze/silver player combination.
Friday afternoon at 1.15 pm is for a social game of bridge in a relaxed atmosphere.
Non-members are always welcome, except on evenings that we have a teams competition. We have a fixed number of tables and no room to accept visitors during that night.
Please check the program to see what kind of competition there is on a certain day.
Please be seated 10 minutes before played has been scheduled to start so we can set up the room.
Our Sponsors are:
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|Hope & Associates||Legal Matters||03-4349930|
|Oamaru IT Solutions||Computer Service and Sales||03-4346487|
|Oast House Liquor||Liquor supplies||03-4349883|
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Tournaments for 2017
|11 March||Oamaru Open graded Pairs|
|1 July||Oamaru all Grades|
|27 May||Riding for the disabled. This is a fund raising tournament.|
|19 August||Oamaru Junior/Intermediate Pairs|
|2 November||NZ Wide Pairs|
Learners classes will start on Monday the 12th of February from 7 till about 9 pm with a follow up on the following Friday from 10.30 am till about 12 o’clock.
Learners fee is set at $ 25.00 for about 10 classes.
Contact: Frances Sheehy 03 4348894 or 027 2637286, Peter Mountain 021 0426997
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find us
The club is located at the corner of Steward Street and Medway Street Oamaru.
This is in the centre of Oamaru and close to the swimming pool.
For directions go to Google Maps.
Parking is available beside the club rooms.
|Telephone:||03 434 7455|
|Postal address:||PO Box 272, Oamaru 9444|
|President:||Frances Sheehy 03 4348894 or 027 2637286|
|Secretary:||Junelle Edmonds 021 2132600|
|Match secretary:||Jean Tisdall 03 4348666|
|Tournament Secretary:||Liz Drew 021 02362234|