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The Coffs Harbour Bridge Club


Coffs Harbour Bridge Club has a unique history. George Vermont started it as a private business in 1978, with sixteen 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 over one hundred members at that time, and played three 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 1st August, 1996.

Today we have over two hundred members and sixteen directors. Bridge is played four times a week. We hold bridge lessons regularly, plus supervised games and novice sections. We have two congresses a year, and hosted the Masters Games in 1998 and 2000.

With its beautiful beaches, natural attractions and numerous holiday resorts, Coffs Harbour attracts a lot of visitors from all over Australia. Visitors are always welcome at Coffs Harbour Bridge Club.

Office Bearers For 2023/2024


Sharyn Dilosa

Vice President

Barry Butler


Merita Pailthorpe


Trevor Cooper

Senior Director

David Johnson

Ordinary Committee Members:

Property Manager

Colin Tolley ​

Membership manager

Margot Hosie

IT Manager/Webmaster

John Burrows

safety/education Manager

Julie Bryant

House Manager

Robin Irwin

Non-Committee Members

Librarymanager/Facebook Administrator

Liz Quinn(library)
Barbara Herring(Facebook)

Master Point Secretary

David Johnson

Our Constitution

You can read our constitution by clicking the link below