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Orange Country Bridge Festival

  • Orange Bridge Club 23 Glenroi Avenue Orange, NSW, 2800 Australia (map)

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.


Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Parkview Hotel
281 Summer Street, Orange

7:30 pm - 10:30pm
Welcome Pairs


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

Morning Tea

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


1:00pm - 4:30pm
Orange Pairs

Drinks & Dinner
The Union Bank Wine Bar
84 Byng Street


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

Morning Tea

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


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

Winery Tour
Stockman’s Ridge
21 Boree Lane


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    


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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