Papatoetoe Contract
Bridge Club

 An affiliated member of NZ Bridge

Lessons are scheduled for 2022 on a Monday Evening

Lessons will start in March this year. Mondays 7pm to 9pm

Lessons in March are free for everyone and cover basic play and bidding

All lessons are free for current club members

Questions & Registration contact Lance Bowden by email using

or ring 021 855 032

DateLessonLesson Subject
07 Mar 1 Introduction to Bridge
14 Mar 1A MiniBridge – NT Play
21 Mar 1B MiniBridge – Suit Play
28 Mar 1C 1-Level Opening Bids
04 Apr 3 Responding
11 Apr 4 Balanced Hands
18 Apr 5 Responder's New Suit Bids
25 Apr 6 1 NT Opening
01 May 7 Overcalls
08 May 8 Takeout Double
15 May 9 Pre-emptive Openings
22 May 10 Strong Opening Bids
29 May Graduation & Fun Bridge
06 Jun Just play Bridge
13 Jun Just play Bridge
20 Jun Just play Bridge
27 Jun Just play Bridge

All lessons free

Location of Club

Kolmar Centre - Click Here For Map;map]

Improvers Lessons

Improvers lessons will recommence in September

Intermediate Lessons

Intermediate lesons will start on February 7 in 2022 at 6:15 for members


Bridge is a trick-taking card game using a standard deck of 52 playing cards, played by four players in two competing partnerships.

In contract bridge you always play with a partner against another pair. All the 52 cards are dealt out, each player receiving 13 cards. For most recreational players, bridge is simply an interesting and fun game that never gets boring and is always challenging. However, with practice and experience, any person with a good memory can, during the course of a game, pretty much work out who holds which cards.

What makes bridge different from many other card games is its bidding system. Bidding often takes up half of a game, while the other half comprises the actual playing of the cards. The side that “wins” the bidding is contracting to take a certain number of tricks in the play, and will be rewarded in the scoring if they do so, but punished if they fail.

We teach the Acol bidding system - weak 1 NT Opener