Sydney Harbour Bridge Holiday
Sep
16
to Sep 21

Sydney Harbour Bridge Holiday

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Join Joan Butts at the luxurious Langham Sydney Hotel for a bridge holiday to remember. Surrounded by dramatic harbour views and adjacent to Barangaroo, Sydney’s new harbour foreshore playground, you will enjoy bridge lessons and games in luxury in the heart of The Rocks district in Sydney.

 

What's included: 

  • Eight masterpointed bridge games
    Five day and three night games featuring new events including Duplicates, Swiss Pairs, Teams and Board a Match.
    Special prizes will be awarded for each session.
  • Ten bridge lessons with Joan Butts
    Featuring new material for 2018, two multi-level lessons will be offered each day. The lessons will include hands to play and discuss and cover Bidding Play and Defence.
  • An exclusive booklet of lesson notes - including hand analyses.
  • Welcome Cocktail Party
  • Group Victory Dinner
  • Five breakfasts
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Five nights accommodation - twin share or single options are available.

The Bridge Holiday is suitable for players from beginners to advanced. The lessons cater for all levels of experience and ability. Help with Play is offered for newer players. There is no need to come with a partner, partners are guaranteed. 


The Package Cost:

$1750 twin share
$2570 single

To book your place, please complete the Registration Form and you will be contacted by a Travel Phase consultant to organise your trip.

Book with Travel Phase: phone 02 9326 1166 or email bridge@travelphase.com.au


Day Rate:  $100 per person, per day.

The day rate covers a single day’s activities, which includes two bridge games, two lessons, tea and coffee and the lesson notes and hand analyses. NB: Preference will be given to players staying at the Langham Hotel on the TravelPhase holiday package. The day rate is available for local residents only. 


The Program:

Sunday

5pm
Welcome Cocktail Party

7:30 pm - 10:30pm
Welcome Pairs

 
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Monday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Langham Swiss Pairs

Dinner Break

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Bridge Game

Tuesday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 5:00pm
The Rocks Teams

Dinner Break

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Bridge Game


Wednesday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Joan Butts Bridge Pairs Championship

Thursday

10am - 11:15a
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fay Cohen Pairs or
Board a Match Teams

Group Victory Dinner

 


Friday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Au Revoir Pairs


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Byron Bay Bridge Holiday
May
25
to May 30

Byron Bay Bridge Holiday

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Join Joan Butts at the beautiful Byron at Byron Resort for a bridge holiday to remember. Surrounded by a stunning rainforest and five-star luxury, you will be able to mix bridge lessons and games with exploring rainforest trails, unwinding poolside with signature cocktails or enjoying a meal with new friends at the restaurant.

 

What's included: 

 

  • Eight masterpointed bridge games
    Five day and three night games featuring new events including Duplicates, Swiss Pairs, Teams and Board a Match.
    Special prizes will be awarded for each session.
  • Ten bridge lessons with Joan Butts
    Featuring new material for 2018, two multi-level lessons will be offered each day. The lessons will include hands to play and discuss and cover Bidding Play and Defence.
  • An exclusive booklet of lesson notes - including hand analyses.
  • Welcome Cocktail Party
  • Group Victory Dinner
  • Five breakfasts
  • Five lunches
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Five nights accommodation - twin share or single options are available.

The Bridge Holiday is suitable for players from beginners to advanced. The lessons cater for all levels of experience and ability. Help with Play is offered for newer players. There is no need to come with a partner, partners are guaranteed. 


The Package Cost:

$1600 twin share
$2350 single

To book your place, please complete the Registration Form and you will be contacted by a Travel Phase consultant to organise your trip.

Book with Travel Phase: phone 02 9326 1166 or email bridge@travelphase.com.au


Day Rate:  $100 per person, per day.

The day rate covers a single day’s activities, which includes two bridge games, two lessons, lunch, tea and coffee during breaks, and the lesson notes and hand analyses.
NB: Preference will be given to players booked through Travel Phase staying at the Byron at Byron Resort using the bridge package. The day rate is available for local residents only. 


The Program:

Friday

5pm
Welcome Cocktail Party

7:30 pm - 10:30pm
Welcome Pairs


Saturday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Byron Bay Swiss Pairs

Dinner Break

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Bridge Game

Sunday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Bangalow Teams

Dinner Break

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Bridge Game


Monday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Joan Butts Bridge Pairs Championship

Tuesday

10am - 11:15a
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Belongil Pairs or
Board a Match Teams

Group Victory Dinner

 


Wednesday

10am - 11:15am
Lesson

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lesson

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Goodbye Pairs


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Orange Country Bridge Festival
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Orange Country Bridge Festival

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Join Joan Butts for a country weekend, in beautiful Orange.
In a town filled with impressive colonial buildings, award-winning restaurants and wine bars, the Orange Country Bridge Festival provides the perfect escape to play and improve your bridge, meet new people, and sample fine food and wonderful wines.

 

 

Cost:  $180 per person.  Bookings are essential for all events.

The Orange Country Bridge Festival package includes four bridge lessons, three bridge games, lesson notes, tea, coffee, lunches and the winery tour. Dinner and drinks are not included. Attendees will need to arrange their own accommodation and transport.

 

The Program:

All bridge will be played at the Orange Bridge Club, 23 Glenroi Avenue, Orange.

Friday

5pm
Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Parkview Hotel
281 Summer Street, Orange

7:30 pm - 10:30pm
Welcome Pairs

Saturday

9:30am - 10:45am
Lesson: Bidding

Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:15pm
Lesson: Declarer Play

Lunch

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Orange Pairs

6pm
Drinks & Dinner
The Union Bank Wine Bar
84 Byng Street

Sunday

9:30am - 10:45am
Lesson: Defence

Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:15pm
Lesson: Bidding

Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Joan Butts Bridge Pairs

4:30pm
Winery Tour
Stockman’s Ridge
21 Boree Lane


Accommodation: 

De Russie Boutique Hotel and Apartments    
72 Hill Street Orange  Includes Breakfast                            

Quality Inn Ambassador Motel Orange
174 Bathurst Road                 

Ibis Styles Orange
146 Bathurst Road 

Templars Mill Motel
94 Byng Street Orange       
Connected with Orange Ex Services Club

Town Square Motel
246 Anson Street    

Hotels

The Hotel Canobolas
248 Summer Street                                                                           

Parkview Hotel
281 Summer Street                                           

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Getting to Orange:

Orange is located about 260km west of Sydney, and 295km north of Canberra.
The easiest way to get to Orange is by air or car.

By Car
It is an easy 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Sydney or Canberra.

By Air
Rex (Regional Express Airlines) have several flights between Orange and Sydney each day.
Corporate Air also offers a daily direct flight from Brisbane to Orange.
The Orange Airport is a 15 minute drive from town.

By Train
One Direct Train per day - Western XPT
It leaves Sydney Central at 7.18am and arrives in Orange at 12 noon.
Cost approx. $45

Another option is to catch the Intercity Train to Lithgow, then a coach from Lithgow to Orange. 
Cost approx. $33

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