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 among our members, we welcome enthusiasts of all levels. The club particularly encourages new players and our youth members through our programme of instruction, buddying and mentoring and reduced/zero membership fees for youth members.
Different types of membership are available. The current annual subscription fees are listed below. If you join the Wellington Club and you register with a different club as your home club, the NZ bridge levy will be payable at your home club and will not be charged for your Wellington Club membership.
Membership fees will be prorated for members who join after the start of the year.
In addition, $8.00 table money is payable at each playing session.
Youth rate Table Money is $2.00.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?
Membership application forms are available at the club or to have one mailed to you use the button on the left.
Do I have to be a member to play?
Non-members may play as as a visitor. After 3 nights, visitors may be invited to join the Club.
I’d like to play but I don’t have a partner.
Use our partner request form or email the Club Manager who will be pleased to arrange a compatible partner for you.
Does the club run lessons?
The Club has an ongoing schedule of beginners and improvers lessons. When scheduled, these are advertised on our home page, or you can see our Lessons page for more details.
Can I only play on my grade night?
You may 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. Friday afternoons are more social and is open to all members.
Can I belong to more than one Club?
Certainly. You must join each club separately, but the NZ Bridge levy is paid once only at the club you nominate as your home club.