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Orange Country Bridge Festival

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

Orange Country Bridge Festival

May 10 - 12, 2019


Join Joan Butts for a country weekend, in beautiful Orange this autumn.
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:  $250 per person.  Bookings are essential for all events.

The Orange Country Bridge Festival package includes:

  • Saturday night Dinner

  • Tea, coffee and lunches

  • Farewell drinks and nibbles

  • Four bridge lessons

  • Three bridge games

  • Exclusive Orange Country Bridge Festival workbook

Accommodation, other meals and drinks are not included.

Payments to be made to:
CARDS Bridge Centre
BSB 484799 Acct 000131561 

Please make sure your name is added as a reference.

The Program:

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

May 10, 2019

Welcome Drinks & Dinner
The Hotel Canoblas

7:30 pm - 10:30pm
Welcome Pairs

May 11, 2019

9:30am - 10:45am
Lesson: How to Bid Slams which Make!

Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:15pm
Lesson: Managing the Trump Suit Better


1:00pm - 4:30pm
Orange Pairs

Saturday Night Dinner
Kate Jones at one Nineteen

May 12, 2019

9:30am - 10:45am
Lesson: Managing Entries and the Plan

Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:15pm
Lesson: Suit Preference Signals


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

Farewell Drinks & Nibbles
Orange Bridge Club


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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