Oamaru Bridge Club        

 An affiliated member of Otago Southland Regional Bridge

Club Profile

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 since 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 and Palmerston. 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 divisionplays on Monday at 7.15 pm.
Silver divisionplays 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 play has been scheduled to start so we can set up the room.

Our Sponsors are:

Andy AndersonBuilding03-4370332
Crombie & PriceNatural Health Products03-4348311
Hope & Associates Legal Matters03-4349930
Oamaru IT Solutions Computer Service and Sales03-4346487
Oast House LiquorLiquor supplies03-4349883
Steam CafeYour local Cafe03-4343344
Whitestone Funerals Ltd03-4348812

Tournaments for 2018

10 March Oamaru Open graded Pairs
30 June Oamaru all Grades
19 May Asthma Society Charity Tournament
18 August Oamaru Junior/Intermediate Pairs
22 Sept St John Ambulance Charity Tournament
1 November NZ Wide Pairs


Learners classes will start on Monday the 11th of February from 7 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:Theo Jordens 034395666 or Junelle Edmonds 0212132600

or email us at bridgeclub@xtra.co.nz

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.

Contact us

Telephone:03 434 7455
Postal address:PO Box 272, Oamaru 9444
President:Theo Jordens 03 4395666
Secretary:Alison Brown 021 0730796
Match secretary:Jean Tisdall 03 4348666
Tournament Secretary:Liz Drew 021 02362234