The Orange Bridge Club extends a friendly welcome to visitors and invites you to look around its website.
The Orange Bridge Club was formed in 1987 and currently has 166 members ranging in age from 20 to 97 years of age.
The clubhouse is a spacious and comfortable venue located at 23 Glenroi Avenue, Orange, New South Wales. The Club runs five masterpointed Sessions each week and the results are electronically posted at the end of each session.
You are never too young or too old to start learning bridge and we offer lessons for beginners and once you have finished your lessons, you can join in supervised play, our 'Tops and Bottoms' sessions & Rookie Rivalry games.
If you are visiting Orange and need a partner please use the contact tab to find an appropriate phone number.
Wednesday9.30am & 7.00pm
& Supervised Play 1pm
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the above times.
·Tops and Bottoms: Wednesday mornings on the last Wednesday of the month – 28 October
·Club Teams Championship Saturday 31 October 1.30 pm Sunday 1 November 9.30 am & 1.30 pm
·Club Pairs Championships 14/15 November both red point events
A welcome back to all those who have returned to the club following the COVID interruption to play. As the NSW Government gets the virus even further under controlplayers can feel confident that with the COVID Controls in place there is every precaution being taken to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all of our members and visitors
Changes to Current Regulations
·Sign in Procedure
As from Wednesday 7 October it will no longer for players competing in masterpoint sessions to sign in at the door as your names are recorded on the bridgemates. You will just need to have your temperature taken and pay at the desk.
People who are visiting the club for other activities such as dealing cards or supervised play will need to sign on the sheet which will be left at the front table.
The current regulations say that only members of Orange Bridge Club are welcome to play at the club. As the COVID situation has eased we are now happy to welcome all ABF and prospective members from NSW to the club. Visitors need to sign the risk waiver when they first visit the club
Players are welcome to use the club cups for tea and coffee and put them in the rack to be used in the dishwasher. This is the cleanest way to ensure cups remain sterilised
Wednesday evening play
It is important that the club provides opportunities for those who work to play competitive bridge. We will therefore be reopening the Wednesday evening session from 7 pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020. Please come and support this session as even before the COVID interruption it was struggling for numbers
Tops and Bottoms
Will recommenceas from Wednesday 28 October 2020.
All other competitions such as Rookie Rivalry and Friday teams will not begin again until 2021.
The club had twelve unused red point sessions created by the COVID pandemic. These have now been distributed across club sessions for the remainder of the year with 6 sessions being allocated to the club teams and pairs championships.
Welcome to new members Robin Simpson, Julie Stump, Jenny Day and associate Marianna Xerri. We hope you enjoy your time playing at our club.
The committee has deferred a decision regarding whether we are able to hold a Christmas Party this year depending on the regulations which exist at the time.
The only prizes which will be awarded this year are for the club teams and pairs championships which are listed in thecalendar at the top of the newsletter.
If youhaven’t got a partner for a session you can book one through Pianola or by contacting Helen Britton or Val Halcroft.
David is employed by the club on Fridays as a non-playing Director. The Committee has resolved that David cannot be pre booked as a partner for Fridays but if you have tried through Pianola to find a partner or they unexpectedly do not arrive then you are able to play with David for that
Will be held on Saturday 27 February 2021
My thanks to the committee for doing an excellent job during difficult circumstances throughout the COVID interruption.