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 135 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.
We have 2 divisions:
|Bronze division||plays on Monday at 7.00 pm.|
|Silver division||plays on Tuesday at 7.00 pm.|
On Thursday at 7 pm both divisions can play with some competitions that require a bronze/silver player combination.
Friday afternoon at 1 pm is for a social game of bridge in a relaxed atmosphere.
Visitors 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 page 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.
|Subscription is $ 100.00.|
|Non-Home members $ 77.00.|
|Learners Classes $ 50.00|
|Learners Membership $ 25.00|
|Table money is $ 3.00.|
Our Sponsors are:
|Andy Anderson||Building||03-437 0332 or 027 210 3383|
|Crombie & Price||Natural Health Products||03-434 8311|
|Driving Miss Daisy||Companion Driving||03 434 8421 or 021 503 680|
|Hope & Associates||Legal Matters||03-434 9930|
|New World||Super Market|
|Oamaru IT Solutions||Computer Service and Sales||03-434 6487|
|Waitaki Refrigeration||Heat pumps and Cooling||03 434 7997|
|Whitestone Funerals Ltd||Funeral Services||03-434 8812|
Tournaments for 2023
|05 March:||Oamaru Open graded Pairs.|
|21 May:||Fundraiser. Riding for the disabled|
|25 June:||Oamaru all Grades|
|13 August:||Oamaru Jun/Int Pairs.|
|10 November:||NZ Wide Pairs.|
Learners classes will start on Monday the 13th of March 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 $ 50.00 for about 10 classes, an extra $25.00 when you want to become a member.
Contact: Louis Whitelock 021 350 9942
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.
|Postal address:||187 Eden Street Oamaru 9400|
|President:||Liz Drew 021 0236 2234|
|Secretary:||Alison Brown 021 073 0796|
|Treasurer:||Graham Mills 027 248 2399|
|Match Secretary:||Theo Jordens 027 298 5407|
|Tournament Secretary:||Liz Drew 021 0236 2234|
|Bank account Oamaru Bridge Club 03 0937 0148928 00|