Waitemata Bridge Club




Welcome to the Waitemata Bridge Club website.


Waitemata Bridge Club is a small, friendly bridge club situated in Covil Park at Te Atatu South, West Auckland.

If you are looking for a fun, social, stimulating and often challenging session, then come on down.

The bridge sessions held at the club are:

Monday                7.30pm - 10.30pm

Tuesday               11.00am - 2.30pm

Wednesday         7.30pm - 10.30pm

Friday                    11.00am - 2.30pm

The club also holds two-hour sessions on Thursdays at 10 am. This is called “Easy Going Bridge” and this session is an ideal stepping stone for bridge novices as they progress from the bridge lessons to club play. 

Waitemata Bridge Club also offers the following extra activities:

  • Beginners lessons
  • Social Sunday Bridge held once a month from 1.00pm - 4.00pm for the members who enjoy a relaxing session with opportunities to learn from the more seasoned Bridge players.
  • Saturday evening "fun nights"
  • Improvers and Intermediate lessons to improve your Bridge game


About Bridge

Bridge is the greatest card game of all, and it can provide immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life.

Research has shown that Bridge is excellent for developing concentration and problem-solving skills. It's also a very social game, so a good way to make new friends.

The game of bridge has two main parts: the Bidding (also called the Auction) and the Play.

The most common comment that you hear from bridge players is “I have been playing for X years and I am still learning”, so you will never get bored with bridge, as you will never know it all

There are 635 billion different possible bridge hands so each hand that you play will be unique.

Bridge Lessons

As Bridge is more complicated than other card games, it is advisable to attend a series of beginners lessons before playing at the club. The ”Introduction to Bridge” training sessions are across 10 sessions.

These sessions use materials supplied by the NZ Bridge as the Waitemata Bridge Club is affiliated to NZ Bridge.

The lessons are run at the Bridge Club Rooms and are in the following format:

·        The lessons run for 10 weeks

·        Each lesson is approximately two hours in length

·        The first 30 odd minutes is theory

·        The rest of the time will be playing cards so that there is learning while playing.

·        The cost is $30 per person.

·        There is homework between each session.

Bridge lessons are run periodically throughout the year depending on the availability of students and instructors.

If you would like to learn this wonderful game, then please use the Contact form in the Contact Us section and someone will get back to you promptly.