The Wellington Bridge Club is the largest bridge club in Wellington, offering quality bridge in spacious surroundings. The club rooms are situated at 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. While we have many grand masters and a number of current and past international players amongst our members, we welcome enthusiasts of all levels. The club particularly encourages new players and our youth members through our programme of buddying and mentoring.
Different types of membership are available. The annual subscription fees for the 2016 membership year are as follows if the Wellington Club is your home (ie primary) club:
If you join the Wellington Club and you register with a different club as your home club, the NZ bridge levy of $23 will be payable at your home club and will not be charged for with your Wellington Club membership.
Membership fees will be prorated for members who join after the start of the year.
In addition $7.00 table money is payable at each playing session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?
Membership application forms are available from the Club Manager. Alternatively, the Grade Captain on any playing night or Friday afternoon can supply membership forms.
Do I have to be a member to play?
Non-members may play as guests of members or as visitors. Table money, as set by the Committee may differ from that paid by members. After 3 nights, visitors may be invited to join the Club.
Does the Club run lessons?
The Club has an ongoing schedule of beginner and improver lessons.
Lessons for beginners are held at the club rooms at regular intervals on Tuesday evenings. They consist of 12 weeks tuition followed by three weeks play with other new members before being assigned a "buddy" (an experienced player, who will pay with you for 3 or 4 weeks) in the Junior grade on Tuesday evenings.
Improvers lessons are held towards the middle of the year.
For further information contact the Club Manager.
Can I only play on my grade night?
You may, if you wish, play on any night. However, you are likely to get most enjoyment and satisfaction from playing with people at a similar level to yourself. The three playing nights, while broadly streamed, are designed to provide the flexibility to encourage inter-grade play for the benefit of players.
Can I belong to more than one Club?
Certainly. You must take the appropriate membership type at each club, but the NZ Bridge levy is paid once only at your home club.
I’d like to play but I don’t have a partner.
Contact the Club Manager who will be pleased to arrange a compatible partner for you.