West Australian Bridge Club
The West Australian Bridge Club was created in 1974 when the existing West Australian Bridge Association ceased, due to the need to create a State Association that would represent all clubs.
In 1967 members of WABA purchased our original building in Dalkeith by taking up debentures. WABA moved into the old Anglican Church hall in Waratah Avenue in January 1968 and remained there until the clubrooms were no longer adequate for our needs. As the members had the foresight to purchase the building all those years ago the club now had the wherewithal to fund the building of premises designed to operate specifically as a bridge club. The issue now was where to build. Suggested locations were Point Resolution in Dalkeith, the new mulit-use building in Mt Claremont or the old Teacher’s College in Claremont. None of these were deemed suitable for varying reasons. Due largely to the efforts of Presidents Linda Wild, Helen Kemp, Des Cain and their committees the club is now located in a beautiful area of Swanbourne called Allen Park. Fittingly, WABC moved into its new premises in January 2008, exactly forty years after acquiring its first building.