When We Play

We play Duplicate Bridge 5 days a week.  Session start times are as follows, and to enable play to start on time, please be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.  We also have Sunday afternoon Bridge once a month, please check our Events section for details. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, are drop in – we guarantee you a game. Should you need a partner for any other session, let us know and we will do our best to arrange one for you. For our contact details, please click here.

Monday

 

12:30pm

Tuesday

 

7:30pm

Wednesday

 

12:30pm

Thursday

 

7:30pm

Friday

 

11:00am

Club Trophy Events

Each day of the week has three important events.  Each event is played over six weeks, with five sessions counting towards the final result.  In addition, there are four other prizes awarded annually  The Rhonda Rickman Memorial Cup for the Intermediate Player of the Year.  The Ann Hackett Grand Slam Cup, for the most Grand Slams made in the year.  The Slam Ladder Shield, for the Open, Intermediate and Junior players who bid and made the most slams in the year.  The Team Play Shield, for the winners of the annual teams event.

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Sunday Afternoons

Because we at Mt Albert Bridge Club always love to play bridge, we have additional sessions on the weekend throughout the winter months.

We play Sunday afternoon bridge once a month starting from 26th May 2024 until 3rd November 2024, please check our calendar for the exact dates.

This is a fun and social event, please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea.

Club Etiquette

We are committed to providing our members and guests a warm and friendly environment for playing bridge and, as a result, have zero tolerance for any behaviour which may interfere with enjoyment of the game.

While we recognise there may be a natural reluctance to complain about fellow players, should it become necessary to do so, we ask that you do call the Director, and simply state “This player is interfering with my enjoyment of the game”.

We expect players to be courteous at all times, and to behave in a manner that makes bridge enjoyable, including the following.

  • greeting others in a friendly manner
  • being a good “host” or “guest” at a table
  • giving credit when opponents make a good bid or play
  • following uniform and correct procedure in calling and playing
  • publicly criticising partner or opponents, or gloating
  • badgering, rudeness, insinuations, profanity, threats or violence
  • negative comments concerning partners or opponents play or bidding
  • objecting to a call for the Director, or arguing their ruling

Trophy Event Dates

Below are the start dates for the championship and special events, make sure you have your partner organised.

Championship & Junior Pairs

19 February 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Zena Klink Memorial & Jnr Singles

13 May 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Laura Harrison Trophy

22 July 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Below are the start dates for the championship and special events, make sure you have your partner organised.

Singles Championship: Jnr & Snr

26 March 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Margaret Woollaxall Jnr & Snr

28 May 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Memorial Trophy

30 July 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Below are the start dates for the championship and special events, make sure you have your partner organised.

Laura Harrison Plate

28 February 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Singles Championship: Jnr & Snr

15 May 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Boutique Audiology Jnr & Snr

7 August 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Below are the start dates for the championship and special events, make sure you have your partner organised.

Championship & Junior Pairs

29 February 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Allen Clarke Ch & Jnr Pairs

30 May 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Mt Albert Open & Junior Pairs

1 August 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Below are the start dates for the championship and special events, make sure you have your partner organised.

Arch Jelley Pairs

1 March 2024 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Isobel Roy Singles Championship

31 May 2024 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

All Comers Pairs

30 August 2024 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

A fellow had made a bad bid and gone for 1400. “I’m sorry,” he said to his partner, “I had a card misplaced.” Asked his partner innocently,“Only one card?”

Charles Goren

Bridge helps you think. It’s a game you can play your entire life and keep getting better and better.

Bill Gates

One advantage of bad bidding is that you get practice at playing atrocious contracts.

Alfred Sheinwold

Upcoming Lessons

Advanced Improver: Morning

15 July 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learner Lesson: Morning

17 July 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learner Lesson: Evening

17 July 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Advanced Improver: Morning

22 July 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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