Welcome to the Christchurch Bridge Club website

The Christchurch Bridge Club, with a membership of 50, had its beginnings in a house purchased in 1952 at a cost of £3,800. In 1968, with a vastly increased membership, the Bridge Club built the first purpose designed Bridge club house in New Zealand, on the current site at 21 Nova Place, for a cost of $41,000. Today this is the largest club in New Zealand, with a membership of 950.

The Club House was completely destroyed during the 22nd February 2011 earthquake, but has since been rebuilt.

The new club home is a modern, architecturally designed facility in centrally located Nova Place, off Barbadoes Street. It offers good playing space that can be divided into three areas. In addition, there is a teaching room, administration office, dealing room, director’s platform, well-equipped kitchen and bar. The acoustics and air conditioning are excellent. Improved car-parking in front of the building is attractively landscaped with a well-planned traffic layout, and a facility for less mobile users to be dropped off under cover of the portico at the front door. The Club moved into the new building on 1 June 2013.

Areas of the Club House are available to hire for special events, conferences, seminars and meetings, accommodating up to 300 people.

Members, new members and visitors are always welcome.  Table fees are $7-00.  Non-members who are members of a club affiliated with NZ Bridge, can play on Monday afternoon, Friday daytime and Saturday evening. (See bridge program.) The club runs beginner classes throughout the year.


Join the hundreds of members who meet regularly for an interesting and challenging session of Bridge, and just a little extra socializing. Download an application form here.