NBC Founders win big at Auckland Bridge Tournament

Stunning Results for our Founding Members

The Auckland Annual Bridge Tournament is a prestigious tournament that often features fierce competition. All of our members who entered, made us here at the Newbies Bridge Club proud.

3 Wins out of 4

Among the players were Ms. Claire Patterson, the manager of Newbies bridge club, and her partner Mr. Clive Jones. The pair played a total of four games, and came first in three of them.
Claire is a longtime player of the game, and is an active advocate for bridge within our community. We are so proud to see her succeed, and make a name for our small bridge club in the city. Claire says that it was “The most challenging and exciting tournament yet!, but I think we did extremely well”.

Harry Parker and Joan Townsend were the second team who represented our club at the tournament over the weekend. They performed magnificently and took home second and third place trophies for the two games they played.

Newbies Bridge club is so proud of our founding members, and hope that all new members will find inspiration in these results. We are lucky to have such skillful members with us, who are able to help us all to become better players.

For more info about the tournament,
visit http://www.aabt.co.nz
or email Claire at C.Pattersonbridge@hotmail.com


Bridge Fest 2017 – March 4&5

Newbies Bridge Club – Host of Bridge Fest 2017

We here at Newbies Bridge club are honoured to be hosting Bridge Fest 2017.
“Best day of the Bridge Players Year”

All members of the public are welcome
All ages event

Bridge Fest is an annual festival held over an entire weekend in March to celebrate the game of Bridge. The festival features games, food, and competitions in a family friendly atmosphere to celebrate our beloved game. This is an open to the public event, and members are encouraged to bring family and friends along.

Festival runs from 9am-9pm both days
A gold coin donation is encouraged upon entry

30% Off Membership

All memberships purchased over this weekend will receive a special 30% off. Conditions apply*


  • Open bridge tournament – Both days at 1pm. (Registration closes at 12.30)
  • Bouncy castles, organised games for children
  • Silent Auction
  • Bake Sale
  • Pop up tournaments
  • Bridge Quiz
  • Dinner and Dancing from 5.30pm-8pm
  • Bridge Club Prizegiving, 5th of March – 7pm

About NZ Bridge Fest

Bridge Fest started in 2004, and is held at a different bridge club each year, to raise awareness and celebrate the game of bridge. After the organisers of the first Bridge Fest at the City Bridge Club in Wellington noticed how successful their event was, they rolled it out nationwide. Now it is a popular festival that bridge lovers from all over the nation travel to every year. The festival is a great fundraising opportunity for bridge clubs around the country, as all proceeds go towards the hosting club.

Code of Conduct

Bridge Fest 2017 is a family style event. No alcoholic beverages will be served.
All attendees shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner, and follow all club rules.

*One year membership only, cash payment upon purchase