Nedlands Bridge Club is located in the leafy and beautiful suburb of Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia. The premises are situated in a delightful park area, with tall gum trees near the back of the club house and tennis courts and croquet greens in the front of the clubhouse. This environment is ideal for the magpies who have now adopted the club as their social centre! After playing bridge, it is a real pleasure to sit on the verandah and listen to the chatter of the birds. This is truly a delightful club in which to play bridge.
The original club was Rosendorff’s, founded and run by Nigel Rosendorff, a well-known West Australian bridge player who has represented Australia many times. His club was situated in the Broadway Shopping Mall where it prospered. However, by 1988 insufficient parking prompted Nigel to enter into an agreement with the Nedlands City Council to lease the defunct Nedlands Bowling Club premises. However, the Council would only lease to a club owned by its members, as opposed to a privately owned club. So the members ‘bought out’ Nigel and then committed themselves to an extensive fund raising project in order to carry out some substantial alterations, such as the installation of air conditioning. Today is it a large and comfortable club of several hundred members, with ample parking and sessions every day except Sunday.
In 1990 Nigel moved on to form his own club again, and Rosendorff’s was renamed Nedlands Bridge Club. Its ethos is to have fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can have a great game of bridge followed by a social get together with other players. Lectures on various aspects of bridge are offered for those who wish to improve their game, and numerous special events dot the annual calendar. Visitors from other clubs are also welcome to participate in open events and regular sessions.