Tauranga RSA has a variety of activities and clubs available, we are also affiliated with Clubs New Zealand Inc.



All grades of chess strength welcome. Casual chess and chess teaching, we play all-year-around.

We also offer drift in – drift out with a casual chess option.

We meet at the  Tauranga R.S.A. 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga on Fridays 6-7pm. If you are interested in joining us please contact: Werner on 07 548 1111 or email Caleb – Chess Club Organiser. Read more: Western Bay of Plenty Chess

Indoor Bowls

When winter comes around, Bowls like many outdoor games, become less easy to play. So indoor variations of the game have come into existence.

Indoor Bowls copy is simply the indoor incarnation of Lawn Bowls, played on strips of simulation green which are a similar length to Lawn Bowls rinks.

There are subtle differences to the rules but ostensibly it’s the same game.

Here at RSA Tauranga we play indoor bowls all year round with the sub club operating at 1.30 pm on Monday afternoon as well as annual tournaments and hosting visiting clubs. Coaching is available and is open to all ages. Email or see the staff in the office for more details.

Outdoor Bowls

Bowls is a sport in which the goal is to roll slightly asymmetric balls, called bowls, closest to a smaller-normally white-bowl called the “jack” or “kitty”.

Bowls, either flat- or crown-green] is usually played outdoors, on grass and synthetic surfaces. Flat-green bowls can also be played indoors on synthetic surfaces. Both variants are collectively known as “lawn bowls”.

The Outdoor Bowling adjunct is now only a casual affair and members of the Tauranga RSA play their bowls at the Althorpe Village artificial green which is situated in Pyes Pa. Email or see the staff in the office for more details.


Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. A regulation (full-size) table is 12 ft × 6 ft (3.7 m × 1.8 m).

It is played using a cue and snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6) and black (7). A player (or team) wins a frame (individual game) of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent(s), using the cue ball to pot the red and coloured balls.

A player wins a match when a certain number of frames have been won. At the Tauranga RSA we only have one snooker table which is used regularly by the members, by belonging to the RSA it allows you the opportunity to play in competitions and at other club venues in the region.

8 Ball

Pool ,Eight-ball, sometimes called stripes and solids and, more rarely, bigs and littles or highs and lows, is a pool game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international amateur and professional competition.

Played on a pool table with six pockets, the game is so universally known in some countries that beginners are often unaware of other pool games and believe the word “pool” itself refers to eight-ball.

RSA Tauranga has a large number of enthusiastic pool players who hold regular club nights on @ 7.00pm Tuesday, as well as hosting and visiting many other similar clubs during a year. Email or see the staff in the office for more details

Darts Club

Darts is a form of throwing sport where darts are thrown at a circular target (dartboard) hung on a wall. Though various different boards and games have been used in the past, the term ‘darts’ usually now refers to a standardised game involving a specific board design and set of rules.

As well as being a professional competitive activity, darts is a traditional pub game.

At RSA Tauranga we have a proud history of competitive darts and have had players representing both the club and the RNZRSA in national and international tournaments.

RSA Tauranga is also renowned for its expertise in hosting major tournaments such as the RNZRSA Victory Tournament and the RNZRSA National Tournament. The Darts Section operate on a Thursday night with play commencing about 7.00 pm. Email or see the staff in the office for more details.


The Tauranga RSA offers  a variety of card games over several evenings.

  • Monday            500 Cards – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday            Euchre – 7.00pm
  • Wednesday       Cribbage – 1.00pm & Texas Holdem Poker – 7.00pm

Email or see the staff in the office for more details




Our fishing club is open to anglers of all interests and ability levels. We love to discuss everything associated with fishing, including:

Fishing tackle, boats, lakes, oceans, and of course the odd great tales of the ones that got away!

Our club members welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge of fishing and increase the skills of any newcomers. The CT Club hold Annual National Tournament throughout the country. Email Murray Warner at or Craig Wilson at for more information.


Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players (golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes.

Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf “courses”, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.

The Golfing within the club is hosted by the CT Club who have regular games and competitions throughout the year. The CT Club also attend and host the national tournament which is held in November annually. Email Murray Warner at or Craig Wilson at for more information.



Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack).

The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces.

Sandy beaches are not suitable, similar games are Bocce and Bowls.

Email Murray Warner at or Craig Wilson at for more information.



  • 1.00pm  – Indoor Bowls
  • 7.00pm – 500 (Cards) (Started 8th January 18)


  • 2.00pm – Stretch and Grow Class – Aged concern (Starts 16th January 18)
  • 6.00pm – Line Dancing
  • 7.00pm – 8 Ball Club
  • 7.00pm – Euchre (Cards)
  • 7.00pm – Tauranga Acoustic Music Club


  • 10.30am – Housie (Starts 17th January 18)
  • 1.00pm – Cribbage (Cards) (Started 10th January 18)
  • 7.00pm – Texas Hold’em Poker (Starts 17th January 18)
  • 7.00pm – Quiz Night (Starts 7th February18)


  • 4.00pm – Club Night


  • 1.00pm – Housie (Starts 2nd February 18)
  • 4.00pm – Club Night
  • 6.00pm – Chess Club
  • 7.00pm – Darts Club
  • 7.30pm – Karaoke*1st & 3rd Friday of the month*


  • 4.00pm – Club Night


  • 1.00pm – Housie (3rd Sunday of the Month) ( Apr – Dec)