There are many enthusiastic bridge players also in Asia, and one should remember that Bridge is an international language, which can be understood everywhere. Asia consists of many beautiful countries which are full of heritage, tradition, customs, and culture. If the visitor would like to help us with this list, then he/she is encouraged to do so. Send us your links and we shall add them here.

Following are several bridge websites in Asia. We have decided to include them under this general heading instead of forming a link to each country.

 

Australian Bridge Federation
Anyone interested in the bridge activities in Australia should begin his adventure at this Information Center. This Web site contains all the information about bridge events in Australia and presents to the visitors all pertinent information about past and future bridge events. As stated by the ABF, the history of the ABF is given in a short version below:

The first organised bridge associations were formed in NSW and Victoria in the early 1930's. During that time a number of other states also formed associations. To co-ordinate the sport nationally, the states formed The Australian Bridge Council. This organisation changed its name to the Australian Bridge Federation (ABF) in the 1960's.

The Australian Bridge Federation has published an Australian Bridge Club Directory, which we have included as .pdf files. By clicking on these .pdf files, the file will be automatically be opened by your browser. The Internet publication consists of 6 .pdf files.

ABCD Cover Page 1, ABCD Cover Page 2, ABCD Pages 1 and 8

ABCD Pages 2 and 7, ABCD Pages 3 and 6, ABCD Pages 4 and 5

Note: The Australian Bridge Federation has released a new Directory of Affiliated Bridge Clubs as a .pdf file formatted list. The directory of affiliated bridge clubs, or ABCD, is archived on this site for the convenience of the visitor. The visitor should click on the main link to view the list as presented by the Australian Bridge Federation.

Australian Bridge Magazine
Australia's national bridge magazine. All issues have been archived since April-May 2005.

Australian Systems Colour Definitions
This is a .pdf file explaining and clarifying the colour coding for systems in Australia beginning in the year 2009.

New Zealand Systems Colour Definitions
This is a .pdf file explaining and clarifying the colour coding for systems in New Zealand beginning in the year 2009.

 

Youth Bridge in South Australia
This Website has been designed well and offers pertinent information about the game of bridge among the youth of South Australia, such as Youth Workshops for players under 30 who are learning with assistance, Young Player Evenings, and General Teaching Programs.

 

Ron Klinger
Mr. Ron Klinger of Sydney, Australia, introduces his website to the bridge community. The visitor will find many articles and features, but to enjoy all of the offered information the visitor is requested to log in. Mr. Ron Klinger was editor of Australian Bridge for thirteen years since 1972, making it one of world's leading bridge magazines. He was also the Bridge Columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly and later, The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian. He is currently the bridge columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has a regular column in Australian Bridge magazine and Bridge Plus magazine in England.

 

Blog of Ron Klinger
Mr. Ron Klinger of Sydney, Australia, introduces his Bridge Blog to the bridge community. The visitor will find many articles and features, but to enjoy all of the offered information the visitor is requested to log in. Mr. Ron Klinger was editor of Australian Bridge for thirteen years since 1972, making it one of world's leading bridge magazines. He was also the Bridge Columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly and later, The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian. He is currently the bridge columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has a regular column in Australian Bridge magazine and Bridge Plus magazine in England.

     

The following is a list of our Bridge Friends in Australia and their efforts to bring the game of bridge to the web. We shall attempt to keep this listing updated, and request that the reader and visitor help and assist. In the case that we have overseen any information, please let us know via email.

Bridge Association of Western Australia
For a closer look at Western Australia please take a look at the Google Map. This is the Web site where the visitor can find out anything about BAWA: the Officers, the Regulations, Notices, and Bridge West, which is the newspaper containing articles about BAWA activities are among its main features. There is also a list of BAWA Affiliated Bridge Clubs. a web page containing all the pertinent information about bridge schedules and a Calendar containing all the planned bridge events. A portion of the Web site is dedicated to BAWA Events, the Archives, Congresses and ABF Events.

Northern Territory Bridge Association
For a closer look at the Northern Territory in Australia please take a look at the Google Map.

North South Wales Bridge Association
For a closer look at North South Wales in Australia please take a look at the Google Map. At this Website the visitor will find information about bridge lessons for the novice, about forthcoming events and the results of past events. The Bridge Association is located in Sydney.

Federation of Affiliated Bridge Clubs in New South Wales - This is a website, from which the visitor can find an affiliated bridge club in New South Wales.

South Australian Bridge Association
At this Website, the visitor will discover information about Club Sessions, Competition Results, Newsletters, bridge classes for novices, and much more.

South Australian Bridge Federation
The South Australian Bridge Federation was established in 2000.

Queensland Bridge Association
Welcome to the Queensland's Bridge Association's electronic world of information. Currently this site provides the following information: Contact, Details for all Affiliated Clubs, Event Calendar , Congress Entry Forms QBA Bulletin, Congress Results, links to Gold Coast and Barrier Reef Congresses, and much more.

Queensland Contract Bridge Club
The Queensland Contract Bridge Club (QCBC) is one of the longest established bridge clubs in Brisbane and Queensland.

Tasmanian Bridge Association
For a closer look at the island of Tasmania please take a look at the Google Map. The TBA was formed more than sixty-five years ago, around 1935. At the start of the 21st Century, there are now a further nine Clubs in most parts of Tasmania: Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport and Deloraine across the North West Coast; Launceston (two Clubs); Hobart (four Clubs); and on King Island. There is an additional Club in Hobart - TUUBS, the Tasmanian University Union Bridge Society - which, while it is not affiliated with the TBA, offers a great social environment, particularly for students and other youth players.

Victoria Bridge Association
The Victoran Bridge Association promotes the game of bridge throughout Victoria, fosters interest in the game of bridge, and organizes, conducts championship events and other tournaments.

Find a Bridge Club - This is a map of bridge clubs affiliated with the Victoria Bridge Association.

West Java Bridge Contract Association
Or the Pengurus Daerah Gabsi Jawa Barat.

     

Ballina Bridge Club
The Ballina Bridge Club is a member club of the Australian Bridge Federation and conducts regular playing sessions at its club rooms in North Creek Road Ballina.

Bridge Clubs in Australia
This is a website maintained by People united by a common interest. Many of the bridge clubs in Australia are listed. However, only a few have a direct link to a website of any particular bridge club.

The Bridge Shop
A place to buy and purchase bridge books and bridge articles.

Cairns Bridge Club
The Cairns Bridge Club was founded in 1972. The Club is affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation and participates in the masterpoint scheme. Players achieve rankings according to their achievements at the table. The ABF provides a subsidy for a North Queensland team to play in the final in Sydney of the Grand National Open Teams. A Cairns team has represented North Queensland since 1995.

Cathy Chua's Website - Presently off line - Listed for Historical Purposes
In the words of Cathy Chua: My tournament successes in Australia include the Australian Open Interstate Teams and the Grand National Open Teams. I have the dubious distinction of being runner-up in the Victor Champion Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the Australian calendar in all three formats it has had in modern times: Swiss teams with a 2 team final, Swiss Pairs and Swiss teams with no final. I have played little women's bridge, but unable to turn down the invitation to play with Norma Borin, won everything of note on the national women's circuit with her for a two year period. Together we were the anchor pair of the national team which won the Far East womens in 1990. My published books are: The History of Australian Bridge, Maud Jean Franc: an analysis of the works of a 19th century Australian novelist, Australian Chess at the Top, and Fair Play or Foul? Cheating Scandals in Bridge ..... which is not a nice subject but one all bridge players must face

Coffs Harbour Bridge Club
Coffs Harbour Bridge Club has an unusual history. George Vermont started it as a private business in 1978, with 16 members playing only once a week. In 1993, Mr Vermont became critically ill and could not continue. The members decided to buy him out and the first committee was elected. Our first President was Mrs Isabel Wallace. The club had 104 members at that time, and played 3 times per week. The enthusiasm was overwhelming and our members studied to become directors. The premises we occupied became too small and at a special meeting the members voted to build our own clubhouse. Fundraising started in a serious way. We looked towards the Coffs Harbour City Council for land. A choice of leasing or buying was put to us, but the members opted for the purchase. The building work took less than 3 months, and we played our first game in the new clubhouse on August 1, 1996.

Double Bay Bridge Centre
Located in Sydney, this Website contains information about results and events, contacts and memberships, lessons and masterpoints. Their newsletter, including articles by Alan Truscott of the New York Times, Richard Pavlicek, and Ron Klinger is sent to members every two months.

Eastern Contract Bridge Centre
Eastern Contract Bridge Centre, Box Hill (Melbourne) Australia, is a growing, friendly Bridge Club catering for bridge players of all levels. Classes and competition events are conducted all through the year.

Finesse Bridge Club
Located in Sydney, Australia, and operated by Gayle Allen and Greg Eustance. Founded in the year 2000 in the southern suburbs of Lugarno and Peakhurst the club is affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation.

Gold Coast Bridge Club
The Gold Coast Bridge Club has been the home of bridge lovers for many years providing locals and visitors a place to play their favourite sport in congenial surroundings. The club is situated on the Gold Coast Highway and is conveniently located just south of the Surfers Paradise shopping centre. The club was formed in 1964.  Bridge sessions were originally held at the
Surfers Paradise Bowls Club and later moved to the Methodist Church Hall.

Lindfield Bridge Club
Here the visitor will find the members of the Committee in New South Wales, the regular scheduled bridge program, results of the competitions, the Club Bulletin, and even a Library. In the Library you will find about 1500 books written about bridge. A very extensive bridge library. However, you are not able to check out or view the contents of any books.

Noosa Bridge Club - Noosa Bridge club was formed in 1977 and contains a Newsletter, Results, Events and even a Library Listing. The Club is located in Wallis Park in Noosaville and holds six sessions a week.

Paul Lavings Postfree Books
Advertised as Your source for Bridge Supplies, New and Second Hand Books and Bridge Memorabilia.

 

Rye Beach Bridge Club
The Rye Beach Bridge Club was established by Brian and Margaret Morgan in 2005 and is affiliated with the Victoria Bridge Association and the Australian Bridge Federation. The city of Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

South Perth Bridge Club
With the assistance of the City Council, two public meetings were held, with many people showing interest in the formation of a Bridge Club in the local area. The South Perth Bridge Club held its first meeting in March 1981, and by the end of the year, membership had grown to over 100. Having to share the Football Pavilion with a playgroup and the Football Club had its disadvantages, so it was decided that it was time for the Club to obtain its very own premises. The South Perth City Council was approached and a block of land located on the corner of Barker Avenue and Thelma Street was provided.  The Club Committee was charged with the task of matching the monetary assistance granted by the City Council. This goal was achieved through the numerous 'bring & buys', raffles promised debentures, a sizable bank loan and the enthusiastic work and support of the Members. The Club Building was opened on the 15 March 1985.

Surfers Paradise Bridge Club
The club was formed on the 13th of June 1982 by fifteen founding members and was first located on the Isle of Capri and later at the Senior Citizens Centre at Broadbeach.

Trumps Bridge Center
Trumps is one of the largest bridge clubs in Australia and calls itself The Top Teaching Club. Mr. Derrick Browne administers, directs and teaches at Trumps, and also writes bridge books, which the visitor can order online, and conducts bridge holidays, which the visitor can book online. Mr. Derrick Browne is a former Australian Youth Champion. The Website offers all pertinent information for the bridge player. The bridge club is located at: 66 Spit Road, Spit Junction, Corner of Spit Road and Ourimbah Road; PO Box 939, Spit Junction NSW 2088; Telephone: 02 9969 5959 and Fax: 02 9960 7002.

Tweed Bridge Club
The Tweed Bridge Club was formed by a group of twelve people on the 25th August 1965 with a committee of three. From that humble beginning our Club now has in excess of three hundred and sixty members as of 2000. The original building was constructed on land granted by the local council. The Tweed Bridge Club is located in the beautiful Tweed Valley, Northern New South Wales, Australia. The valley is famous worldwide for its natural beauty, from the golden sundrenched beaches to the nearby rainforest hinterland.

 


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